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Now enlisting: Battle of Britain 75
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 02:50 AM UTC
It occurs to me that next year is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The way campaigns are stacked up right now, any new one would be starting in the spring of 2015. So, anyone interested in a Battle of Britain Campaign to honor the anniversary? I'm thinking anything that flew over the British Isles from July through September, 1940 would qualify, but I'm certainly open to ideas!

Michael
Berwickboy
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 03:10 AM UTC
Fine suggestion my good man. RAF, Luftwaffe and Italians. How about considering the defences on the ground as well, they played a very important part.
ljames0874
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 03:11 AM UTC
I'm in! - A bit of a no brainer for me, I live right in the middle of where it all happened, just a few miles from the Battle of Britain Memorial, and Hawkinge is just up the road (where the movie was shot).
ludwig113
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 03:52 AM UTC
count me in !

i also live near biggin hill and croydon aerodromes so plenty of inspiration for me.

paul
windysean
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 04:13 AM UTC
I like it! Too bad if it's 2015. Anyway, my growing collection has nothing British-- the flashy Spitfire or the noble Hurricane.
Count me in.
-Sean H.
vanize
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 04:16 AM UTC
count me in as well
Mcleod
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 04:20 AM UTC
Can't have a BOB 75th Annie without a proper campaign. Hopefully, Airfix has their new-tool Blenheim out before the start. I know the Canadians shot down two of those over Britain in 1940.
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 05:16 AM UTC
Yes I believe there will be spitfires for me here. But that new do17 calls to me as well. It's just a damn shame no one thought to do a a battle of France 75th along with armorama. I fear it might be too late for it now.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 07:14 AM UTC
Good Lord! This has been up, what, 4 hours? And we already have 8 interested! C'mon everyone, just a couple more and I can approve it. Possibly a new record!

Michael
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 11:42 AM UTC
OK count me in, it will be something Hawker, so that's a Hurricane then but what scale?

Lets see I have Hurricanes in all the main scales, 1/144, 1/72, 1/48, 1/32 and 1/24 but I think the 1/32 will be out as I want to finish that as a Belgium Air Force aircraft.

Mind you if I've found a 1/48 Ju-88A-4 by then it could change.
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 12:02 PM UTC
Ok, you twisted my arm, I'll make it ten Michael!

No idea what I might build, but we have plenty of time to scour the online stores and LHS's.

Cheers, D
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 12:25 PM UTC
Well wadda ya know, that's 10!

Now I actually have to write rules and all. May be tomorrow after all, but it'll get done soon. Thanks everyone!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 01:20 PM UTC
OK, we're approved! It helps to know the admin.

You can sign up here .

Should be fun!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 08:22 PM UTC
I'm in, of course What to build though?
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 08:47 PM UTC
Hi Michal

Is this meant for next year? - the dates on the Campaign page are 2014.

I'll join if it's really for 2015.

All the best

Rowan
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 09:59 PM UTC
Signed up - it is next year, isn't it?
Berwickboy
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 02:06 AM UTC
Oymin
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 03:23 AM UTC
Sorry folks, it is April to October 2015 , not 2014. My bad!

Michael
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 04:03 AM UTC
Nice to see the admin was kind to you, Michael, and approved this with light speed.
Now your going to have to design a great looking ribbon. I don't usually put my name on them without a pretty collection of pixels. It makes the campaign page look bad. Call it superstition.
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 05:36 AM UTC

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Sorry folks, it is April to October 2015 , not 2014. My bad!

Michael


Whew! I hesitated to enlist when I thought it was going to have to cram into my busy 2014. I'm enlisting now, and I hope to give this one the attention it deserves!
-Sean H
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ljames0874
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 06:06 AM UTC
A little inspiration!

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Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 06:55 AM UTC
Some more inspiration




Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:24 AM UTC
"Give me a squadron of Spitfires"

Funny what a person remembers from childhood. I remember hearing that sentence while watching the movie on the big screen when my allowance was 2-bits and I could still get into the movie with a bag of popcorn and a drink.