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Posted 15 May 2017 - 1619 PM
A Harrier GR3 with ex Chief of Air Staff labelled as pilot. Well, looking him up it seems he did drive one during the Falklands Conflict.
And a very early Vulcan - straight wing makes it a prototype, or possibly the first B.1 (although I'm relying on Wiki there)
Posted 21 April 2018 - 0729 AM
Sardaukar posted this in my thread on the Facebook TN page:
"The British were not the only ones who were reading the enemy's messages. The German Beobachtungs-Dienst (B-Dienst, Observation Service), in conjunction with Entzifferungs-Dienst (E-Dienst, Cryptanalysis Service) were regularly monitoring British traffic. The Germans picked up and decoded British intentions to occupy Narvik, and were able to send a decoy force which distracted the British until after their own occupation troops had landed.
"There were far more serious consequences, however. The German Atlantis had captured three British vessels, City of Baghdad, Benarty, and, on November 11, 1940, Automedon, from which they obtained the British merchant ship codes. With this knowledge their U-boats could be directed to sink ships supplying vital supplies to England.
"B-Dienst had another source of information. Some American maritime insurance companies shared underwriting costs with their European counterparts. They regularly cabled ship manifests and routes to their offices in Switzerland. The Swiss, in turn, shared this information with their German co-insurers, providing the Germans with every detail of ship sailings and cargoes!"
Edited by shep854, 21 April 2018 - 0730 AM.
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