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Re: CLARE and CLYDE'S NewYork Flights 1940

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:13 pm
by longshot
And on ebay there are occasionally airmail items from these first BOAC New York services

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Return-BOAC-f ... Swu4BV0Pc-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/82614-GB-UK-B ... Sw4iRWE8ix

Re: CLARE and CLYDE'S NewYork Flights 1940

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:29 pm
by longshot
The air mail aspect of the transatlantic crossings with Empire boats (esp. Clare and Clyde in 1940) is covered here:
http://www.linns.com/news/world-stamps- ... ans.html...

Re: CLARE and CLYDE'S NewYork Flights 1940...newsreel

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:29 pm
by longshot
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=flyin ... BGvVgBM%3A
There's a newsreel clip of Clare arriving at La Guardia courtesy of AP, not noticed it before

Nose landing lights on Empire flying boats?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:51 pm
by longshot
There's a few photos of Empire boats on the ALAMY press photo site...this one shows CLARE being overhauled after the Atlantic courier flights of August -October 1940 before transfer to the West Africa route....I don't recall seeing what seems to be a retractable landing or manoeuvring light on the nose before on Empire boats http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-tr ... 1%26vd%3d0

Re: CLARE and CLYDE'S NewYork Flights 1940

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:27 pm
by Philthy
I don't recall seeing what seems to be a retractable landing or manoeuvring light on the nose before on Empire boats


Yes indeed - a retractable, steerable searchlight. Not often seen extended in photos.

Re: CLARE and CLYDE'S NewYork Flights 1940

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:29 pm
by longshot
Yes, Phil, now my eyes are opened, I'm starting to find them...there are several in Brian Cassidy's Empire Flying Boat Haynes Manual....most commonly they appear in photos of boats being overhauled or constructed and the G-class had similar