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The Germans did invade England - Shoreham airport Luftwaffe landing

Discussion in 'WWII' started by casper, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. casper

    casper New in Town

    Just to prove my point the Luftwaffe did in fact invade England in 1940, well errrr 2010 actually. ;)

    Here is a genuine and still flying ME109 at the Shoreham Air Show August 2010.

    [​IMG]

    Casper

    PS the only piece of Britain they did occupy were the Channel Islands.
     
  2. The Channel Island are not part of Britain. They are crown dependencies, but technically they are the remnant of the Duchy of Normandy, not part of Britain proper. Of course residents there are entitled to British citizenship, but that's by dint of the British having extended British citizenship to subjects throughout the Empire (as was), much like the Romans before them. Same deal with Northern Ireland (and formerly all of Ireland).
     
  3. casper

    casper New in Town

    I shall bow to your superior knowledge Edward ! ;)

    Casper
     
  4. I think the term you are looking for is "smartass". ;)

    The Luftwaffe had such lovely planes.... and uniforms..... pity about their boss, really.
     
  5. kokopelli

    kokopelli One of the Regulars

    hahahahahahaha... Indeed.. Cheers.. Ron
     
  6. Hmmm . . . if the folks in the Channel Islands are perfectly happy remaining British, and the French have no problem with it, then maybe the folks in Argentina should take notice of that fact. (Sorry! I know, it's political. Ignore this comment!)
     
  7. SSuperDave

    SSuperDave New in Town

    Nice! Looks like the Spanish version with the Merlin?
     
  8. Yes it is a Spanish built Hispano H-1112 Buchon. Very nice but very dangerous, to the pilot that is! They added a three bladed propeller, looks more like an original.
     
  9. casper

    casper New in Town

    You may be right; I'm not an expert on German planes of WW2. So let's say it was a Spanish built one. Incidentally in the 1970 film Battle of Britain they used a lot of ex Spanish planes repainted for the Luftwaffe fleet.

    But it was nice to see the dog fight with the ME109 and a few Spitfires and Hurricanes.

    Here is the RAF Ops. tent at Shoreham.....

    [​IMG]

    Casper
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
  10. Flynn

    Flynn New in Town

    Haha. Very cool!
     
  11. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

    "The Germans did invade England"...

    ...Shingle Street...shhhhhhh :p

    Nice Buchon BTW!
     
  12. Here is an action shot of a Buchon! Low enough for you? I believe it was flown by the late Mark Hanna, who was killed in one a few years later. [​IMG]
     
  13. casper

    casper New in Town

    Sadly a couple of years before I took the ME109 at Shoreham a guy in a Hurricane had a tragic accident. I wasn't there then, but I guess it was summer 2008. Sad.

    Casper
     

  14. [TABLE]



    [TR]

    [TD]The squadron leader enters an RAF officers' mess and takes off his
    helmet.
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    [TD]Morning, Squadron Leader. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]What-ho, Squiffy. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    [TD]How was it? [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]Top-hole. Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's
    your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a
    waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the
    Bertie. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    [TD]Er, I'm afraid I don't quite follow you, Squadron
    Leader. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]It's perfectly ordinary banter, Squiffy. Bally Jerry...pranged
    his kite right in the how's yer father...hairy blighter, dicky-birdied,
    feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's
    and caught his can in the Bertie. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    [TD]No, I'm just not understanding banter at all well today.
    Give us it slower. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]Banter's not the same if you say it slower,
    Squiffy. [/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    Hold on then. (shouts) Wingco!
    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]Yes! [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    [TD]Bend an ear to the Squadron Leader's banter for a sec, would
    you? [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]Can do. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    [TD]Jolly good. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]Fire away. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD](draws a deep breath and looks slightly uncertain, then
    starts even more deliberately than before)
    Bally Jerry...pranged his
    kite...right in how's yer father...hairy blighter...dicky-birdied...feathered
    back on his Sammy...took a waspy...flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught
    his can in the Bertie... [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]...No, don't understand that banter at all.
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]Something up with my banter, chaps? [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]A siren goes. The door bursts open and an out-of-breath young pilot
    rushes in in his flying gear.
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Pilot [/TD]

    [TD]Bunch of monkeys on the ceiling, sir! Grab your egg and
    fours and let's get the bacon delivered! [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]General incomprehension. They look at each other. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]Do you understand that? [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]No, didn't get a word of it. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]Sorry old man, we don't understand your banter.
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Pilot [/TD]

    [TD]You know...bally ten-penny ones dropping in the
    custard...(searching for words) un...Charlie Choppers chucking a
    handful... [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]No, no...sorry. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Bovril [/TD]

    [TD]Say it a bit slower, old chap. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Pilot [/TD]

    [TD]Slower banter, sir? [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Wingco [/TD]

    [TD]Ra-ther! [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Pilot [/TD]

    [TD]Um...sausage squad up the blue end? [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]No, still don't get it. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Pilot [/TD]

    [TD]Um...cabbage crates coming over the briny?
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Squadron Leader [/TD]

    [TD]No. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Others [/TD]

    [TD]No, no.... [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Stock film of a German bombing raid. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]Voice Over [/TD]

    [TD]But by then it was too late. The first cabbage crates hit
    London on July the 7th. That was just the beginning. [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [/TABLE]
     
  15. casper

    casper New in Town

    Mister Cairo

    :eeek:Monty Python maybe? Tally ho , bandits on your six o clock, dont get your kite shot up :eusa_doh:

    Casper;)
     
  16. ^^^^^
    Bingo!
     
  17. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    I must admit when I saw the thread, Shingle Street came to my mind.
     
  18. casper

    casper New in Town

    I'd never ever heard of Shingle Street. Did the Germans send a small group to invade? We should know about it by now though surely?

    I did google it to check on the story.

    Casper
     
  19. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  20. That's a beautiful aircraft.

    Still got nothing on that purty FW-190, though.

    I would love to have seen this...awesome machine. And authentic no doubt.

    Lucky you, thanks for the picture!
     

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