A visit to the R.Neth. AF Historic Flight

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Last Saturday, a group of Scramble editors paid a visit to the homebase of the R.Neth AF Historic Flight, Gilze-Rijen airbase. We were highly impressed by both the enthusiasm and the professionalism of this group of volunteers. Many thanks for showing us around ! <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18464360710"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8843/18464360710_1787f005e1_c.jpg" alt="IMG_1kl" /></a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18031274723"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/453/18031274723_573739f59d_c.jpg" alt="B-25 PH-XXV" /></a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18625595656"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8881/18625595656_2027007c45_c.jpg" alt="B-25 PH-XXV" /></a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18651941555"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8881/18651941555_f53a4e97a2_c.jpg" alt="Fokker S-11 PH-GRB" /></a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18464211810"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/310/18464211810_73ec39ac0a_c.jpg" alt="L-4 Cub PH-LIK" /></a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18464207810"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/552/18464207810_7c133f466f_c.jpg" alt="Harvard PH-MLM" /></a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18029245394"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/344/18029245394_af2a650803_c.jpg" alt="Beaver PH-DHC" /></a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerovet/18654178901"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8838/18654178901_216c332afe_c.jpg" alt="IMG_2218kl" /></a> And if you want to see more just go to my Flickr account Enjoy! Aerovet
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Thanks for posting these - the trainer scheme on the Harvard and the Fokker S-11 brings back happy memories of the examples owned by the Strathallan Collection back in the 70s and, I think, both still airworthy(Harvard ex B-97 and S-11 ex E-31)
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What a lovely bunch of machines, thanks for sharing! The Beaver in particular looks really good.
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Beaver is just back from the paint shop.
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That explains it. And what a great job they've done! I've never seen a Dutch Beaver. I just realised that could be taken the wrong way...
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All very nice, but I do like that Spitfire scheme....!
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Nice Beaver!

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I take it the B25 is ex Dukes of Hazard?

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Nice Beaver!
Beavers are always nice, they're de Havilland.
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B25 is ex Duke of Brabant Airforce. DoB merged into RNLAF Historical Flight a couple of year's ago. Dukes of Hazard used Dodge Chargers! That's a different story.

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A dodgy story. Cees
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It is indeed ex-HD346 NO-V 'Lotys II' which has been operated by the Dukes since 1990 (25 years ago!) http://www.vc10.net/Misc/Images/Mitchell_startup.jpg

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B25 is ex Duke of Brabant Airforce. DoB merged into RNLAF Historical Flight a couple of year's ago. Dukes of Hazard used Dodge Chargers! That's a different story.
Hmm, I remember someone calling them that once..