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Milites Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 6:26 a.m. PST

Truly touching story of love and devotion.


Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 6:33 a.m. PST

Very cool.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 7:48 a.m. PST

Great story.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 8:41 a.m. PST

Milites, good post to remind us about the sacrifice of our earlier generations. The note about the number of young people being drawn to the museum is encouraging.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 8:54 a.m. PST

Amazing devotion.

There are two or three Halibags that have been rebuilt using parts of various planes. One is about nearing the end of a loving restoration in Trenton Ontario in Canada. From out of the depths of a Norwegian fjord no less.

Littlearmies06 Jan 2013 9:27 a.m. PST

This was on the BBC News website as well:

A really great story – not only about the plane itself, and the memorial to the brave men that flew them, but also to the love of two small boys for their elder brother.

Tankrider06 Jan 2013 9:42 a.m. PST

Salute to these fine gentlemen for their efforts!

wrgmr106 Jan 2013 10:20 a.m. PST

Great story, thanks for posting!

Milites Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 4:36 p.m. PST

I loved the little details and the eloquent way they were captured. Engines singing, once freed, the shadows in the bedroom signaling their return, the scrap of uniform on the spanner. Truly a special generation.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 5:14 p.m. PST

This story is actually a 're-launch' – this was all announced and disussed here about six months ago.

I actually had a taxi-run in 'Just Jane' in 2006 and spoke to one of the owners. Back then he told me that there was no chance of ever getting her airworthy, due to the cost. However, the success of the 'Vulcan to the Skies' project has clearly changed their minds.

Tom Bryant06 Jan 2013 8:43 p.m. PST

Still, its a cool story nonetheless. MAny thanks to these brothers who honor all who have served. The sound of four unmuffled Rolls-Royce Merlins is something to behold. Good Luck and Godspeed Boys! Bravo Zulu to you, your brother and all his comrades.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 6:57 a.m. PST

There was also this story in November 2012:

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