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So far Steve Smith has created 16 blog entries.

Bomber Command – Interview Part One

Harry Irons’ logbook has been heavily used.  The yellowing pages present information in a simple, emotionless context, but each and every entry has a story attached to it.  In amongst the numerous training flights and air-tests are red entries, denoting an operation – no fewer than sixty.  Steve Smith speaks to Sergeant Harry Irons DFC [...]

By | February 12th, 2013|Historic Reports|7 Comments

8th Air Force – The Mighty Eighth

August 1942 saw the commencement of operations of what was to become the biggest daylight bombing force ever assembled.  The Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Force (as it was then) came to be known as “The Mighty Eighth” and with good reason.  Steve Smith takes a brief look back for AeroResource. [...]

By | October 10th, 2012|Historic Reports|1 Comment

Hawker Hunter Aviation

Several gems of aviation history sit securely in steel clad hangars, forming part of a 17 acre complex on the western side of RAF Scampton.  This is no museum however, and these pedigree aircraft have an active role within the military sphere of operations.  Steve Smith and Mark Graham went to visit the Hawker Hunters [...]

By | August 23rd, 2012|Operational Reports|3 Comments

RAF Cosford – The End of a Work Horse

The RAF Museum at Cosford received their latest addition in August 2011, the C-130 has been the work horse of forces throughout the world and early August marked the end for the RAF's XV202.  Steve Smith was there for AeroResource... The latest addition to Cosford's inventory is unusually a type that is still in service [...]

By | August 29th, 2011|News|1 Comment

Halfpenny at War

The Northern Forties Historical Re-Enactment Group are attendees at numerous events across Britain, from country fairs to airshows and the chances are you will have come across a member before without realising it.  The 21st and 22nd of May 2011 saw them host their own event at Halfpenny Green Airport near Wolverhampton.  Steve Smith went [...]

By | May 28th, 2011|Event Reports|1 Comment

Nimrod at Cosford – XV249’s New Home

Following on from their recent acquisitions of ex-RAF types, the Dominie, a Hercules and a Harrier, the latest arrivalat RAF Cosford in March 2012 is another ex-RAF airframe – Nimrod R1 XV249.  Steve Smith reports for AeroResource... Things at Cosford are looking brighter with the arrival of several new airframes in the last 12 months.  [...]

By | March 22nd, 2011|News|0 Comments

Coningsby Burials – Lest We Forget

If you look hard enough, in the cemeteries surrounding any given airbase, you are bound to come across headstones belonging to the brave crewmen from those bases, which paid the ultimate price.  Steve Smith recounts forgotten events for AeroResource… I often find time on my base visits to spend a few minutes in a [...]

By | July 30th, 2010|Historic Reports|10 Comments

Royal International Air Tattoo 2010

The Royal International Air Tattoo is quite rightly regarded as one of the premier airshows in the World.  In the run-up to the show day, the participation list was mouth watering.  Usually in any show you can pick out a couple of highlights, a couple of unusual items that you’d look forward to seeing.  No [...]

By | July 30th, 2010|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments