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#4426879 - 06/20/18 05:39 PM OT: Pilots chat Bristol F2B  
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Below is an interesting lecture on the F2B

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#4426889 - 06/20/18 06:25 PM Re: OT: Pilots chat Bristol F2B [Re: Rugbyfan1972]  
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Very interesting, thx for sharing.

#4426950 - 06/21/18 03:47 AM Re: OT: Pilots chat Bristol F2B [Re: Rugbyfan1972]  
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I am surprised that they do not mention that the Brisfit pilot taken prisoner was the flight's commander, Lt. William Leefe Robinson, VC who was awarded his Victoria Cross for shooting down the Army Schutz Lantz airship SL-11 while flying a BC2c in 39 RFC, a home defence squadron. The action on the night of 2-3 September 1916 made Robinson a famous national hero since, although SL-11 was technically not a zeppelin, few knew the difference between a Navy zeppelin and an army Schutz Lanz and his victory was a huge boost to Londoner's morale.

Robinson suffered badly as a POW for destroying SL-11 and although he survived the War, his health was broken in captivity and he died at age 23 on New Year's Eve 1918. Leefe Robinson's story is forever attached to the Bristol Fighter and it seems incredible that the presenters at Shuttleworth did not seem to know or perhaps did not care.


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#4426958 - 06/21/18 06:08 AM Re: OT: Pilots chat Bristol F2B [Re: Rugbyfan1972]  
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Very good.

I like them mentioning what happens on hard landings.
I had visions of ground crews hating the ham-fisted pilots that were assigned to them. Standing and watching them line up to land and then "BUMP"
One bad landing and your up all night.

make mistakes and learn from them

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