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Thread: WINGS OF GLORY LEND LEASE 2024: RAFFLE #2

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    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the first of our Lend Lease events and congratulations to Rob (Flying Officer Kyte), I hope you enjoy your Balloon and Nieuport. Moving on, I am delighted to announce our second event aimed at raising sponsorship to bring one of our American friends over to attend this year's Doncaster gathering. This time we have some thing special and unique (so huge thank you to Steve (Guntruck) for providing this fantastic prize.

    We have the following up for grabs...

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    A superb Supermarine Walrus seaplane (with flight stand and card)

    As previously tickets are £1 a go purchased via Paypal (hedeby@hotmail.co.uk)

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    The Supermarine Walrus (or the Supermarine Seagull V, its original name) was a British single-engine amphibious biplane designed by Supermarine's R. J. Mitchell at their works at Woolston, Southampton. Primarily used as a maritime patrol aircraft, it was the first British squadron-service aircraft to incorporate an undercarriage that was fully retractable, crew accommodation that was enclosed, and a fuselage completely made of metal.[1]

    The Walrus first flew in 1933, the design effort having commenced as a private venture four years earlier. It shared its general arrangement with that of the earlier Supermarine Seagull. Having been designed to serve as a fleet spotter launched by catapult from cruisers or battleships, the aircraft was employed as a maritime patrol aircraft. Early aircraft featured the original metal hull design for its greater longevity in tropical conditions, while the later variant, the Supermarine Walrus II, instead used a wooden hull to conserve the use of light alloys.

    The Supermarine Seagull V entered service with the Royal Australian Air Force in 1935. The type was subsequently adopted by the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal New Zealand Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Walruses operated against submarines throughout the Second World War, and were also adopted by the RAF Search and Rescue Force to recover personnel from the sea. It was intended for the Walrus to be replaced by the more powerful Supermarine Sea Otter, but this was not implemented. Following the end of the war, the Walrus continued to serve as a military aircraft, and some aircraft operated in a civil capacity in regions such as Australia and the Antarctic. The Walrus was succeeded in its air-sea rescue role by the first generation of helicopters.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    That's a very generous gift for a prize, Steve. Thanks. I'm in

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    Blimey, that was quick, I hadn’t even logged off before I received the PayPal ping. Thanks Mike.
    It’s a beauty isn’t it..

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Great prize, I’m in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    That's a very generous gift for a prize, Steve. Thanks. I'm in
    As the saying goes: "you ain't seen nothing yet"

    Actually, I was quite pleased with the way it came out, I might have to paint one up for myself.
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    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    I might have paint one up for myself.
    Alternatively, buy as many tickets as everyone else put together, and have a 50% chance of winning it back!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Alternatively, buy as many tickets as everyone else put together, and have a 50% chance of winning it back!
    I sort of tried that when I had painted a Fokker DVII and SPAD XIII for a raffle but didn't win. I have painted the DVII but haven't gotten to the SPAD yet...one day.

    Still Steve, worth a try!

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    That is a little cracker.

    Sapiens qui vigilat "He is wise who watches"

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    Very nice looking model. I just purchased some tickets.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Crikey, a veritable tsunami of early entrants. Thank you gentlemen

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Sent another offering Chris.

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    If Rob wins again I will demand a stewards inquiry
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Can I use the tickets that didnt win as credits for this raffle
    In for another lucky dip .


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    I'm in too for Raffle #2.

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    It's a beauty, Steve
    In for the win

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    Wow guys the response has been fantastic and we haven't even been live for 24hrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    If Rob wins again I will demand a stewards inquiry
    At least the shipping will be cheap

    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    I am in. That is a nice plane. Just bought my tickets!

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    I'll get some after pay day.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    If Rob wins again I will demand a stewards inquiry
    Make sure thats not rigged too


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Ello Chris. Money sent. Anything to try and rescue one of our Colonial cousins

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    Thanks Iain

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    LAST FEW DAYS... My plan is to make the draw for this on Saturday 2nd March at the Hammerhead show in Newark, so last few days to be in with a chance of owning that fabulous Supermarine Walrus.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    S'pose I should try to win it back

    Money sent.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Bless you Steve

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    S'pose I should try to win it back
    Then you can donate it to raffle #3 OK I'll oblige

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    I am the Walrus, not my era but what a game piece !

    Sapiens qui vigilat "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    I am the Walrus, not my era but what a game piece !
    and I am the Egg Man !

    Thanks (again) Dave

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Coo Coo Cachoo! Ok, someone had to.

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    Stop quoting the ditty from the famous pop combo. Let's have a bit of culture

    The sun was shining on the sea,
    Shining with all his might:
    He did his very best to make
    The billows smooth and bright —
    And this was odd, because it was
    The middle of the night.

    The moon was shining sulkily,
    Because she thought the sun
    Had got no business to be there
    After the day was done —
    "It's very rude of him," she said,
    "To come and spoil the fun."

    The sea was wet as wet could be,
    The sands were dry as dry.
    You could not see a cloud, because
    No cloud was in the sky:
    No birds were flying overhead —
    There were no birds to fly.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Were walking close at hand;
    They wept like anything to see
    Such quantities of sand:
    If this were only cleared away,'
    They said, it would be grand!'

    If seven maids with seven mops
    Swept it for half a year,
    Do you suppose,' the Walrus said,
    That they could get it clear?'
    I doubt it,' said the Carpenter,
    And shed a bitter tear.

    O Oysters, come and walk with us!'
    The Walrus did beseech.
    A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
    Along the briny beach:
    We cannot do with more than four,
    To give a hand to each.'

    The eldest Oyster looked at him,
    But never a word he said:
    The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
    And shook his heavy head —
    Meaning to say he did not choose
    To leave the oyster-bed.

    But four young Oysters hurried up,
    All eager for the treat:
    Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
    Their shoes were clean and neat —
    And this was odd, because, you know,
    They hadn't any feet.

    Four other Oysters followed them,
    And yet another four;
    And thick and fast they came at last,
    And more, and more, and more —
    All hopping through the frothy waves,
    And scrambling to the shore.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Walked on a mile or so,
    And then they rested on a rock
    Conveniently low:
    And all the little Oysters stood
    And waited in a row.

    The time has come,' the Walrus said,
    To talk of many things:
    Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
    Of cabbages — and kings —
    And why the sea is boiling hot —
    And whether pigs have wings.'

    But wait a bit,' the Oysters cried,
    Before we have our chat;
    For some of us are out of breath,
    And all of us are fat!'
    No hurry!' said the Carpenter.
    They thanked him much for that.

    A loaf of bread,' the Walrus said,
    Is what we chiefly need:
    Pepper and vinegar besides
    Are very good indeed —
    Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
    We can begin to feed.'

    But not on us!' the Oysters cried,
    Turning a little blue.
    After such kindness, that would be
    A dismal thing to do!'
    The night is fine,' the Walrus said.
    Do you admire the view?

    It was so kind of you to come!
    And you are very nice!'
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    Cut us another slice:
    I wish you were not quite so deaf —
    I've had to ask you twice!'

    It seems a shame,' the Walrus said,
    To play them such a trick,
    After we've brought them out so far,
    And made them trot so quick!'
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    The butter's spread too thick!'

    I weep for you,' the Walrus said:
    I deeply sympathize.'
    With sobs and tears he sorted out
    Those of the largest size,
    Holding his pocket-handkerchief
    Before his streaming eyes.

    O Oysters,' said the Carpenter,
    You've had a pleasant run!
    Shall we be trotting home again?'
    But answer came there none —
    And this was scarcely odd, because
    They'd eaten every one.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Then you can donate it to raffle #3 OK I'll oblige
    No, no, allow me :
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Coo Coo Cachoo! Ok, someone had to.
    Shirley you meant "Goo goo g'joob"

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    Don't call him Shirley.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Stop quoting the ditty from the famous pop combo. Let's have a bit of culture

    .
    OK Gunners, but I prefer:-

    The Lobster-Quadrille

    "Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail,
    "There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.
    See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
    They are waiting on the shingle — will you come and join the dance?
    Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
    Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, won't you join the dance?

    "You can really have no notion how delightful it will be
    When they take us up and throw us, with the lobsters, out to sea!"
    But the snail replied "Too far, too far!" and gave a look askance —
    Said he thanked the whiting kindly, but he would not join the dance.
    Would not, could not, would not, could not, would not join the dance.
    Would not, could not, would not, could not, could not join the dance.

    "What matters it how far we go?" his scaly friend replied.
    "There is another shore, you know, upon the other side.
    The further off from England the nearer is to France —
    Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.
    Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
    Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, won't you join the dance?

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Poetry aside, I am so in for that Walrus, it looks superb! I can see it now, flying over doggerel bank.

    Lest we forget

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    Thanks to John (Biggles), funds received

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    Tickets purchased!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Thanks Tim

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    I am in the raffle!

    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    I am in the raffle!
    You are, thank you Andrea, and good luck.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Talk about leaving it to the last minute...

    Thanks to Andy (Hawkhurst) for making the draw at Hammerhead today (02.03.24)

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    and the winner is the one and only...

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    Congratulations Andrea, we will liaise with Steve (Guntruck) and work out the best way of getting the plane to you.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    You are, thank you Andrea, and good luck.
    You just had to, didn't you....

    Seriously, it couldn't have gone to a better winner!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Nice going Andrea!

    Hmmmm, next raffle I'll wait to the last second.

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    Thank you everybody!
    My Regia Aeronautica fighters are now gathering as a welcome committee for the Walrus...

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    Nice one Andrea. Now, if you just pop by and pick it up......
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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