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  1. mikel

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    Hi Folks......I just found this forum and hope you knowlegable people can help me out with a few things. First off, some intro...In 15 days I will retire after 32 years service in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. One of my retirement projects has always been to research my father's service in the RCAF during the war (1939-45). My Dad flew in Canso's out of Gander Newfoundland and I have a ton of pictures and questions. Not sure yet which forum topic to post generalquestions in but I thought I'd say Hi first......Mike
     
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    Welcome to the forum Mike, there are many here whom are very knowledgeable and willing to help. I'm willing to help, I just gotta get more knowledgeable.:lol:
     
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    Welcome aboard Mike, look forward to you posting some of the pics.
     
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    Welcome aboard! And ya...what he said!
     
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    Welcome Aboard Sir!
     
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    G'day Mike, nice to have you join us and I love your city, I was on holiday there just on 2 months ago.
     
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    Hello Mike and welcome from England.
     
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    Welcome aboard Mike and hello from a different bit of England
     
  9. mikel

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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome. In the near future I will be able to post some of my Fathers pictures. He was a recon photographer flying in Canso's (PBY) and I have a box full taken over the North Atlantic. He did the developing as well and I think he did 1 for the RCAF, 1 for me thing. Although a lot of then are stamped RCAF property! As I said, I will be retiring January 6th. That's when I turn in the badge. After that I will at last have time to dive into that picture box. A couple of quick questions..does anyone know which section of the Consolodated Canso (PBY - Catalina) the photographer would have worked from. I'm thinking either the side blisters or up front???

    Also...any of you English lads near or know anything about Elsham Wolds? My wife's uncle flew in Lancasters out of there (mid upper gunner).

    Thanks all

    Mike
     
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    welcome from Poland, Mike!
     
  11. Airframes

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    Far as I know Mike, the photographers operated from the fuselage waist blisters.
    I've been past Elsham Wolds a couple of times, although I live about 80 miles from the site. From what I've seen, it's mainly an industrial estate now, but I'll dig out some info for you. Send me a PM with an e-mail address, and I'll get together what info I have.
     
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    Hi Mike , welcome to the family
     
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    Welcome to theForum! If you want you can post pics in the a/c pic section or make your own photo album> You can also post a pic for questions in the "Pictures Request" thread of the "Aviation Pictures" section.
     
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    Welcome aboard from out west Mike! And thanks for your 32 years of service in the RCMP.
     
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