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Kenneth Martin image.
« on: Tuesday 26 February 19 20:09 GMT (UK) »
      I just wondered if it might be possible to improve this terribly worn out photo of my father, Kenny Martin, in the cockpit of a plane.       He was in the RAF from 1936 to 1946.       Perhaps it could be cropped at the bottom up to where that shadow begins......
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Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 15:40 GMT (UK) »
Cropped as requested and cleaned up.
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Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 17:34 GMT (UK) »
Trish, 
          That's very nice.       The photo was in a terrible mess.       Thank you so much!       Very grateful!

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Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Here's my offering. Hope you enjoy!
I just like to do photo restores.

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Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 February 19 06:59 GMT (UK) »
            Like that one too.       Softer tones.       Excellent!
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Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 February 19 07:15 GMT (UK) »
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 February 19 08:53 GMT (UK) »
        I think the date may be anywhere between 1936 and 1939.      At the beginning of the war, he was sent to RAF Montrose, then to Wick, Weston Super Mare, Hook, and Belgium, where he was almost killed.     He was Ground Crew, repairing planes, but he was often bombed when living in digs next to dromes, so he saw plenty of action.       I believe Abbotsinch received "batches" of planes when he was stationed there, before the war.       His brother Morris Martin flew as a Navigator & Gunner in Lancasters over Germany.      Morris was based in England of course.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 February 19 09:50 GMT (UK) »
       ..... I just looked at my father's memoirs and he mentions that there were Hawker Harts at Abbotsinch when he was there.       They must have looked pretty much like Hawker Hinds, I imagine.
 
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 February 19 15:44 GMT (UK) »
I had a go too.
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