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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 10 June 07 17:16 BST (UK) »
Hi Alan

Can't help in the period 46/60. However I worked in Shorts from 79 to 96. I have lots of info which I saved including sales literature.

Steve

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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #10 on: Monday 11 June 07 21:16 BST (UK) »
Hi Steve, thanx for your reply; it seems that the old guys from my time have vanished 'cos I haven't had many replies from many postings. But the more modern Shorts is definitely of interest to me as some people stayed in spite of the "brain drain" to the States.
I would be very interested in looking over what you have, it would no doubt trigger memories, so how do we proceed?.
I live in Florida (in totally relaxing retirement) but where are you?
Let me know and let's keep in touch.
Alan.
Topping, Mulholland.
Lisburn, Maze.

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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 09:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Alan

I live in sunny Ulster!

The sort of info I have in my possession is:

The book 'Shorts Aircraft' by C H Barnes
The book ' Pictorial History' by M Donne
The book 'Pioneers of the Sky' by M Donne
Literature re Shorts and the Wright Brothers
Literature re Bombardier's take over
Wall Charts of Shorts Aircraft
Sales Literature from 1980s
Information re FJX
Shorts designed and sponsored primary school project

Although I was an Engineer I never worked as an Engineer for Shorts. I was the Head of IT.

Cheers
Steve

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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 12 June 07 18:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Alan

I have found among my papers a small booklet of 14 pages called 'The Short Story'. The last aircraft listed with a date is the Belfast 1964 although the Skyvan is highlighted on the next page but without a date.  The front page has 3 circular cutouts.

The booklet is a reprint and the reprint date is 1972.

Is this what you are looking for?

Steve

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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 13 June 07 19:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Steve, the book you mention sounds interesting and I would be pleased to have a look at it, it sounds like the Company magazine which was published quarterly
and called "The Short Story".
I'll be pleased to pay postage and return it to you if that suits you.
Also the sales literature and the Bombardier take-over sounds interesting; would no doubt fill some gaps in my rememberences.
Where in Ulster do you live? I had a house off the Comber Road in Dundonald (by the railway bridge) and my wife is from Lisburn although it's a mixed marriage as I'm originally from London. Joined Shorts in the early fifties after leaving the RAF.
Well it's coming up to my cocktail hour (G and T by the pool) so I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Alan
Topping, Mulholland.
Lisburn, Maze.

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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #14 on: Friday 15 June 07 08:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Alan

I live in Ballynahinch

The booklet is not a copy of the company magazine which as you say was also called 'The Short Story'. This booklet was sales literature. I am happy to scan and email to you any pages that you might be interested in. Basically it lists all Shorts aircraft with a picture and brief comment. I should stress that the booklet is quite small and hence the photographs are very small. Towards the back there is a more comprehensive description of the then current products.

You probably knew Freddie Mills. I worked closely with him in the 1988/89 period just before he retired.

Steve

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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 00:00 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find info on Jimmy McClean who worked at Shorts in the 50's. Also I would be interested in making contact with any old Shorts people of that period and find out if anyone has copies of the "Short Story" that the company published in the same era. All my requests in various venues have so far not borne fruit and I'm beginning to wonder if all the old guys from flight test, the design office and the loft have flown away to the hangar in the sky.
Alan F.

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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 08 March 09 17:03 GMT (UK) »
have you seen 
Aviation in Ulster / John Corlett.  Belfast : Blackstaff, c1981.
Bib Id 17124
ISBN 0856402524
Physical details xi,136p : ill., facsims.,ports. ; 24 cm.
Subject Aeronautics - History. - Northern Ireland
Note Bibliography, p134. - Includes index.
 
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Re: Short Bros & Harland 1949/1960
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 08 March 09 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi AlanF,

A message to the Secretary, Shorts Social Club, Old Holywood Road, Belfast may produce results.

You could also try posting messages to the Editors of the Belfast Telegraph and the East Belfast Herald www.ebherald.com

A reasonable number of Short's employees lived in the East Belfast area.

Christopher