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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Thought I'd share a little visit I went to in Lincolnshire! :D

Visited Petwood Hotel for two days and was a 49 Squadron Re-Union where a group of RAF Bomber Command old timers
veterans got back together and share their stories during World War II in the surroundings of Petwood
in Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, A grand place to visit. Home of the Dambusters by the way.


Pictures to follow :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:05 pm 
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You don't see hotels like this anymore :|




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Petwood being built!!




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Our view from the bedroom window! Main entrance of the hotel.





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Barnes Wallace! The only surviving prototype Dambuster mine.


The Petwood Gardens!
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Inside the hotel and the 617 squadron bar.

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617 Dambusters Memorials in Woodhall Spa, the black on is newly erected and for the 'modern day Dambusters'
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More to follow........


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Very cool.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:00 pm 
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The visit to RAF Waddington which has a little museum housed within the base and in the museum is the parts of a crashed Avro Lancaster and other good stuff 8)

Looking around the actual crashed Lancaster knowing all the crew perished was very emotional to say the least.



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Browning 303 machine gun. Fitted to most Fighter & Bomber Command aircraft.





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Radio equipment as fitted in WWII Bomber Command aircraft.





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AWACS! These can be seen flying around the Lincolnshire skies on a daily basis.




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Nuclear fallout suit.






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Model Avro Vulcan.






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Model Nimrod.





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Miniature[not real] Nuclear Bomb.





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RAF Canberra Bomber.




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Thanks for looking. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:53 pm 
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I remember Vulcans flying over when I was a kid, beautiful things.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:04 am 
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I hope you visited the sweet shop opposite the larger of the memorials while you were in Woodhall!

It's owned by a rather gorgeous redhead ;)

(but then I would say that, she's my wife!)

Advanced warning to anyone else though: she doesn't mind people parking their bikes outside so long as they're her customers (tell her Paul said it was ok)... gets a bit narky when they're only going to the cafe next door ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Elysarian wrote:
I hope you visited the sweet shop opposite the larger of the memorials while you were in Woodhall! It's owned by a rather gorgeous redhead ;) (but then I would say that, she's my wife!)

So thats the one who tried it on :shock: Woodhall Spa is a nice quite place to visit.

Whilst looking at the 617 SQD memorial someone had stuck small yellow stickers on it which had
foreign writing on them I removed the lot off the memorial, the writing was some kind on Islamic stuff!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:14 am 
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If you have a pic of one of those stickers I can tell you what it means.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:34 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
If you have a pic of one of those stickers I can tell you what it means.

I screwed them all up and binned them mate but one visitor said the stickers read 'All soldiers should die & go to Hell'


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