Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Carl, Jul 22, 2018.
Really must get this framed
Love it Carl and definitely frame it.
It is rather sweet isnt it !!
I have the same just above my computer desk
An original Greg ??
I have an original in my office:
No, mine's just a re-print.
Still a nice print though Greg !
Even 'Baby' would be happy in THAT corner!
You've also got a nice painting of Voss in his last scrap with 56 Sqn, I can see Rhys Davids's B'525 "I" banking around
not meaning to highjack the tread - thanks Smithy:
You guys have some pretty cool stuff!!
Great Poster Carl!!
Nice office CBI!
I always loved that painting and story (The Voss fight), too bad the artist fell to the misconception that Rhys Davids's B'525 had the top wing roundels in the centered position. It was a Martynside built SE5a, and therefore had the roundels centered above the wing struts. Also, McCudden didn't have his wheel covers painted in B flight's colors, but the dumbell aft his ID letter should have been blue for the same reason. Sorry, this is really OT though
Well spotted Greg. Have you got "Brief Glory" you'd love it if you haven't.
Thanks, I have everything that's No.56 Sqn related, I'm a total nerd!
Hey Greg, I was out but home now and had to check as I didn't think that was right about Rhys Davids's SE.
B525 wasn't a Martinsyde SE it was one of the 200 ordered from Vickers under Cont No 87/A/1627 on the 6th February 1917. They were delivered to 10 AAP Brooklands. I think you might be getting confused with B31 in which he was killed, which was a Martinsyde SE.
My mistake, you're right. It was indeed a Vickers built one, but the statement about the roundel placement still holds. Indeed, B31 was the one built by Martinsyde, there is a shocking picture of RD under its wreckage in "High in the empty blue".
Alex was telling me that he nearly didn't publish that photo. But decided to include it as by the time HITEB came out Nesna and the others had passed away. Although from what he's said to me, I get the feeling he's still not comfortable with it being included in the book.
VERY nice Carl.. I've been looking for this one in particular: