Battle of Britain diary

Tim Marlow

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Well done Steve. This has been a fantastic read throughout. I too really appreciate the effort involved, though I suspect this was a labour of love on your part. I am really going to miss these updates, they have been a highlight of my morning :disappointed2:
 

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Steve, many thanks also from me.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these diary entries- they are a remarkable achievement and one I hope you are proud of.
 

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Morn Steve,

I too can only express my sincere thanks to you for taking the time and effort to do this. As said, this was a "must read" every day. You have a superb style of writing and the condensing of all this info, turning it into an accurate account on a daily basis. It will be missed....Once again, thank you Sir!!!

Prost
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Amazing work Steve, every morning in bed with cuppa, first thing read your diary! Thank you very much for what must have been a very time consuming job, now what about WW11, should take about 5yrs or so;)
 

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Thank you all very much for being so kind about my efforts. I really do appreciate that you have enjoyed the read.

It has been a labour of love and I have very much enjoyed doing it. Yesterday I put the last half dozen or so books back in their correct places on my bookshelves and wondered what to do next! With the current pandemic situation and as we veer towards another national lockdown there is little prospect of a return to work. I'll be okay and I hope everyone else can get through it too; most important is to stay safe and healthy, I don't think many of us here are in the first flush of youth :smiling3:

I suppose I will concentrate on some models. I'm still ducking the CR.42 but I do have a 1/72 Blenheim which I have been thinking of completing as an early night fighter. I already have the gun pack, I just need some decals. The Battle of Britain may well have finished today, but the night blitz continued over the winter.

Thanks again

Steve
 

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Definitely agree. In fact, I think they should be expanded slightly and published. I’ve read a few accounts of the battle, and this was one of the most accessible.
 

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Cat’s eyes Cunningham‘s Blenheim perhaps then Steve?
I have decals on a generic sheet which are about the correct size to do NG-R, which Cunningham definitely flew with No 604 Squadron. If I can find enough detail about the scheme I might just do that one :smiling3:
 

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I agree, an outstanding effort & a great pleasure to have read. It was like reading a brief of the previous day/nights' action. Very well done Steve. PaulE
 

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When I suggested a Battle of Britain diary, I imagined various people chipping in with a bit of information here and there, I would have been happy with that. Many people did and thank you to all who contributed. But then Steve picked up the baton, and look what happened.
Steve's account of the Battle was more than I could ever of hoped for. It has been an amazing read, and of course an amazing effort by Steve. I can't begin to guess how many hours of work Steve has put into this fantastic piece of work.
So to Steve, the unofficial Scale-Model Forum's, Battle of Britain Chief archivist and Historian, I offer my most sincere thanks for all your hard work.
 

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When I suggested a Battle of Britain diary, I imagined various people chipping in with a bit of information here and there, I would have been happy with that. Many people did and thank you to all who contributed. But then Steve picked up the baton, and look what happened.
Steve's account of the Battle was more than I could ever of hoped for. It has been an amazing read, and of course an amazing effort by Steve. I can't begin to guess how many hours of work Steve has put into this fantastic piece of work.
So to Steve, the unofficial Scale-Model Forum's, Battle of Britain Chief archivist and Historian, I offer my most sincere thanks for all your hard work.
Well said Colin.
 
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