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CLIFTON G-AFPZ

Postby longshot » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:29 pm

In Brian Cassidy's Haynes book on p98 he states that Clifton G-AFPZ and Cleopatra G-AFRA were delivered in camouflage. I've got some doubts about Clifton and I think it got the new early 1940 Speedbird/Globe BOAC logo from the factory and later camouflaged possibly with a large Union Jack on the nose ( perhaps November 1940 or later). I've never seen a photo of Cleopatra in camouflage and the well known IWM aerial photo shows it in a later bare metal scheme with a small Speedbird on the nose
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=G-AFP ... rHt8EeiXUM: (New 1940 BOAC Speedbird/globe logo)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=GAFPZ ... 80&bih=703
( claimed to be Clifton but I can't read a registration confirming it)

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item ... /205210610 Cleopatra ca. 1944?
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Re: CLIFTON G-AFPZ

Postby longshot » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:12 pm

Flagged up on the new C-Class Appreciation Facebook page, there is a very rare colour video from the Darwin History Group showing C-class Empire flying boats Clifton,Camilla and Corsair at Darwin around 12th September 1940
https://www.facebook.com/andrew.king.73 ... 655819329/

The footage is at 7.15 in an NSW Government colour film of 1940 road construction in the Northern Territories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieX9Uvz ... A415E76681

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Re: CLIFTON G-AFPZ

Postby dogsbody » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:28 pm

Nice find.


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