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Offline jmp

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Dad and "his Mosquito" June 1944
« on: Wednesday 06 December 17 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Dear all,
I wonder if some kind person would have a go at giving this photo a bit of a sharpen and some colour please? It is of my Dad on the left and his navigator Charlie Mapes standing in front of "their" Mosquito " U" for "Uncle" at RAF Oakington in June 1944.
I am hoping to give my great nephew an Airfix kit of a Mosquito for his Christmas present and thought it would be nice to add a copy of the photo for him to see the plane his Great Grandfather flew.
Unfortunately the photo is very small, only 2" or so but I have scanned it at 600dpi so maybe someone can do something with it :-\
Thank you in advance to anyone who has a go
Jackie :)
Devon: Hortop, Phillips, Palmer, (Lamerton area)
Derbyshire: Hancock, Widdowson (Sheffield area)
Suffolk:Ratcliff ,Howlett, (Lowestoft area)
Kent:Ratcliff (Ramsgate area)
Norfolk: Stout, Fiske

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Re: Dad and "his Mosquito" June 1944
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 20:32 GMT (UK) »
couple of b&w

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Re: Dad and "his Mosquito" June 1944
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Bit of colour till the good ones appear:

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Re: Dad and "his Mosquito" June 1944
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Thank you japeflakes, thats very kind of you 8)
Devon: Hortop, Phillips, Palmer, (Lamerton area)
Derbyshire: Hancock, Widdowson (Sheffield area)
Suffolk:Ratcliff ,Howlett, (Lowestoft area)
Kent:Ratcliff (Ramsgate area)
Norfolk: Stout, Fiske

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Re: Dad and "his Mosquito" June 1944
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 22:16 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Dad and "his Mosquito" June 1944
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Here are a couple from me. This is particularly of interest to me as my father in law worked on parts for the Mosquito airplane during WW2 at the Waring & Gillows factory in Lancaster.
Pat
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Re: Dad and "his Mosquito" June 1944
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both Pablo and Pat.
Gosh that's amazing Pat, I didn't realise that Waring and Gillows were involved in the manufacture of the Mosquito. You learn something new every day dont you?
Thanks very much all of you  :D :D :D :D
Devon: Hortop, Phillips, Palmer, (Lamerton area)
Derbyshire: Hancock, Widdowson (Sheffield area)
Suffolk:Ratcliff ,Howlett, (Lowestoft area)
Kent:Ratcliff (Ramsgate area)
Norfolk: Stout, Fiske