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#4378667 - 09/09/17 12:36 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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And a hearty thank you from Albert, as he hands you a tot of Tullamore to go with that morning pot!!

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#4378706 - 09/09/17 04:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Helmut von Hammer
on leave in Hamburg

Sep 9, 1917.

Summon to Berlin , He receives the prestigious WOFF 25 Hr. Gong .

https://giphy.com/gifs/military-y9dNiuJLa45oY/fullscreen

then off to the Castle to pay his respects to the Countess von Schmidt

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#4378761 - 09/09/17 08:49 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Unfortunately I no longer have the time that pure DID flying requires, so you may as well retire my pilot from the show, Banjoman. I haven't even played any WOFF in several months now.

If the situation changes, I'll start over with a new pilot.

Thanks for keeping the campaign running Banjoman, and best of luck to all the brave pilots participating in it! salute


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#4378776 - 09/09/17 10:24 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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That's too bad, I've really missed your wonderful stories. Just remember, you are also welcome here and you can join us anytime.


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#4378783 - 09/09/17 11:38 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: carrick58]  
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Originally Posted by carrick58
Helmut von Hammer on leave in Hamburg
...
then off to the Castle to pay his respects to the Countess von Schmidt


So Carrick ... is Helmut one to kiss and tell?


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4378786 - 09/10/17 12:25 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Fullofit]  
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Originally Posted by Fullofit
Originally Posted by carrick58
Helmut von Hammer on leave in Hamburg
...
then off to the Castle to pay his respects to the Countess von Schmidt


So Carrick ... is Helmut one to kiss and tell?



If I was Helmut, I wouldn't risk it. She doesn't look like a woman not to be messed with!!

If I was Helmut I would take my chances at the front and play it safe


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#4378787 - 09/10/17 12:47 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
If I was Helmut I would take my chances at the front and play it safe

Heh heh. Robert, you crack me up. But you never know, Helmut might enjoy a good lashing.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4378790 - 09/10/17 12:53 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Mem: Corsair Vengeance (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, Unbuffered
CPU: Intel i7-4770K, OC to 4.427Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler
Vid Card: ASUS GTX 980Ti STRIX 6GB
OS and Games on separate: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
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#4378830 - 09/10/17 12:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Well I am fairly caught up now with everyone's exploits and what an outstanding collection of reports and videos and adventures! I would comment individually on them but I'd be here for a week if I attempted to do so. smile2 I will try to drop in regularly from this point forward so that I can stay current. Keep 'em coming folks, they are always a treat.

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#4378874 - 09/10/17 07:37 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Albert Earl Godfrey

Albert has finally had his mount painted with the standard "B" flight markings. Here are a few pics of him and a mate high above Filescamp on a particularly misty day (thanks to JJJ65 and BuckeyeBobs work):

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Last edited by Robert_Wiggins; 09/10/17 07:48 PM.

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MB: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Mem: Corsair Vengeance (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, Unbuffered
CPU: Intel i7-4770K, OC to 4.427Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler
Vid Card: ASUS GTX 980Ti STRIX 6GB
OS and Games on separate: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster BX2450L
Periphs: MS Sidewinder FFB2 Pro, TrackIR 4

#4378883 - 09/10/17 08:26 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here is the status report of last week's activities.

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#4378897 - 09/10/17 10:43 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for the stats Banjoman. Great stories and vids gents. Sorry to see Hasse drop out. I have been a bit occupied as of late. Will post a report soon.


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#4378905 - 09/11/17 01:04 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Great Report Banjoman. Now if it stops raining ( Wet Month Sep 1917.) My pilot can get some flight time.

#4378906 - 09/11/17 01:23 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Helmut von Hammer
on leave . due to Rainy weather

While in Berlin, I was able to catch the famous Lilly von Stoop show at the Emporium

https://giphy.com/gifs/lilly-von-stoop-beW7sExdhVdok/fullscreen

Then take in Miss Vamp at the Derby.


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#4378911 - 09/11/17 02:44 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Albert Earl Godfrey

14 May 1917 @ 05h01 Attack on Athies Junction rail yard

Another attack was ordered on the railyard due to lack of damage being done.
The Le Prier rockets were proving to be most useless for serious damage to the installation.

It was a good day for the attack with winds of 3 kn from the SSW and mostly clear skies with occasional cumulus between 4000 and 6000 ft and some cirrus at very high altitude. Visibility was extremely good.

Godfrey again lead “B” flight composed of Lloyd, Scott, Rutherford and Fry. There was to be no top cover for the flight so extreme caution was dictated.

The flight formed up north of the field at 06h16 having reached an altitude of 7300 ft and then the flight immediately turned SE towards Athies just over the lines.

At 05h25 the flight was at 3445 ft just crossing the lines and noting how quiet things were. There was no artillery activity. Three scouts were sighted very high up but seemed to have no interest in Godfrey’s flight as the passed over Monchy at 05h28 still at 3445 ft.

Godfrey kept an eye on the three scouts as he turned the flight NNE towards Athies Junction. They arrived at the junction about 05h33, at which point Godfrey gave the signal for the attack run. There were direct hits by three of the flight on the engine sheds and Godfrey himself deposited his eggs on the station buildings, managing a direct hit on one of them.

Having pulled out last, Godfrey gave the signal to reform and circled the area until all the flight had taken up their respective positions.

Godfrey led the flight west and while doing so, noted 7 specs high up at 6 oclock and in good position for an attack. “B” flight stayed the course and each member being anxious about the situation kept swiveling their heads between the scouts above and Godfrey, wondering what their leader might decide to do. Godfrey saw no advantage in favour of “B” flight and had decided to avoid combat if at all possible. The fates were in their favour, as one by one the enemy scouts disappeared in the distance.

Godfrey was perplexed why the flight hadn’t encountered any enemy flak during the whole mission, not even over the railyard. Even the enemy scouts refrained from engaging them. It was extremely puzzing and much was said about it among the flight members while enjoying a nice breakfast back at Filescamp.

Later that day reports came in that damage to Athies Junction was minimal. It didn’t surprise Godfrey and if the issue came up later with the C.O. he was prepared to speak to it.



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#4378971 - 09/11/17 02:38 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Question for the more historical minds among us. Edgar has been promoted to Squadron Commander. In less than a month he will have been active for 6 months and is due 30 days leave. I was thinking of having him transferred to take over a new squadron. Did any RNAS pilots get transfered to the RAF? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks in advance.

Nice hit with the rockets Robert!


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#4378982 - 09/11/17 03:48 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Mark, did you mean the RFC? The RNAS and the RFC were merged to become the RAF on 1 April, 1918. As to an RNAS pilot serving with the RFC, it may have happened in RL in the form of a detached duty assignment, though I can't think of an example of such right off the top of my head.

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#4379001 - 09/11/17 05:21 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted by RAF_Louvert
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Mark, did you mean the RFC? The RNAS and the RFC were merged to become the RAF on 1 April, 1918. As to an RNAS pilot serving with the RFC, it may have happened in RL in the form of a detached duty assignment, though I can't think of an example of such right off the top of my head.

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Yes Lou, I meant RFC. Thank you for catching that. It seems Edgar will stay with the RNAS until then unless he goes under. The Commodore would banish him from the family if he left the Navy anyway. By the way, its great to have you back my friend. Your knowledge and wit were sorely missed.


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#4379061 - 09/12/17 12:28 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Well, Francois Wagnon has his pants full. Had to land in NML with a barrage next door. All the fuel leaked out, but even before that, the engine died. Missed all the stumps and got caught on the barbed wire. Ah, the life of a Poilu!
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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4379066 - 09/12/17 01:07 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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