Greetings from the Far East of Canada

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  1. Artesian

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    I found this site while researching details for a manuscript I'm working on, looking for details about the Luftwaffe's HDL-151 turret. The site is an incredible repository of facts, discourse and talent. It's a privilege to be a member. As for me, the first book I bought from my own money when I was nine years old in 1975 was "Aces High" which I read and reread, even tracing the illustrations from the appendix and coloring them in! Military aviation been a lifelong source of enjoyment since then, primarily for my own knowledge. My hometown is just up the coast from Botwood, Newfoundland, an early seaplane base, where Sidney Cotton based a flying operation in 1920. PBYs operated there during the war. Now I live further east in Newfoundland, in the town where the first transatlantic telephone cable was brought ashore in the 50s. I'm chair bound with MS and sites like this are a godsend to people like me who can't easily get out to libraries or university campuses.
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    Barry Moores
     
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    Welcome to the site. Greetings from Poland. :)
     
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    Hello Barry, and welcome from England.
     
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    Welcome from out west Barry! I think there's another chap from The Rock on this forum somewhere. I worked at Bull Arm in 92 and have visited the Avalon on vacation in 06. Love the place.
     
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    Newfoundland the best people in Canada , I have one questiom is Botwood closer to Torbay or Gander
     
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    G'day mate welcome aboard.
     
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    Thanks for the kind welcome all, and for pbfoot, Botwood is closer to Gander, roughly an hour's drive.
    Cheers,
    Barry
     
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    I guess you have more aviation history around you then most, never got to Gander was in the Goose for a few years, IIRC 438miles away the closest alternate
     
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    Welcome aboard Barry! Greetings from Poland!
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Barry, from the east coast of the US. Enjoy the place.

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    Welcome from alittle further south of you!
     
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    Welcome from bl**dy miles away !. Don't be a two post wonder mate, get stuck in, you absolutely wont regret it !
     
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