Mr Douglas Arnold Pilot!

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I am searchin for relatives after Mr D. Arnold.
The magazine FLYPAST had a biography of this man some numbers ago. Mr Arnold past away in 1992, and I am searching after his son if possible.
He was the owner of many air fields and also Blackbush Coventry Birgimham.

Any info will be grate !

Thanks
Kib

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Hello kib.

I believe that Doug Arnold's son, David, has kept active in the Warbird world in recent years.

He has been listed on the internet as having connections with Flying A Services, at Earls Colne, England. Hope that is helpful, sorry, I have no more details.

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Any Flying A aircraft that may once have been at Earls Colne left during 97/ 98 (I watched them leave) and after a brief stay at Bournmouth ended up at North Weald. By now they may have moved off to Greenham Common. I believe Mr Arnold lives in Monaco.

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Yak 11 i think your spot on, David Arnold is slowly selling the collection off i dont know why he has bought greenham or part of it to store his a/c perhaps somebody can fill us in.

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i dont know why he has bought greenham

Look to Bitteswell. ;)

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Bob the Builders done a lovely job there......;)

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RE: Douglas Arnold

Many thanks for any help guy's if any of you will be able to search for this David Arnold I will be happy for any information on my e-mail:

The reason we search for him is to find out what happend to his fathers ship, bought here in Norway 1967.

thanks kib.
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kib

Although Doug Arnold claimed to be a Spitfire pilot on occasions, he would never commit to which actual unit he served with.

Those quite close to the Warbirds GB operation in the 1970s suggested that his WWII service was actually with RAF boats, maybe Air Sea Rescue or something similar.

Certainly he built up an empire of salvage, military surplus, boats, agregates, dredging that sort of thing post war.

The reference to a boat in Norway is therefore interesting.

Perhaps those close to the restoration of David Arnold's Seafire, who frequent this forum, could forward a private message?

Mark

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RE: Douglas & David Arnold

Hi,

It seems I am searching for the right person, this Douglas Arnold was here in Sandnessjoen North Norway in 1967 5th of May and bought this ship. And yes he owned 2 sand barges also.

You may contact or tell anybody who can tell me where to find and talk with his son, that my e.mail adress will be ok to use. Or they may call me on telephone at: +4790610026

thanks kib

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David lives in Monaco...

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David Arnold

Any telephone number to him ?

kib

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DAVID ARNOLD Lives IN MONACO

Hi,

I know there has gone some time since I put this question on the web. Still I am searching fro this David Arnold.

Any information telephone, address etc will help.

kib

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Any info is of value!

kib

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It might seem a daft question but have you tried Companies House to see if they have a listing for Flying A services? They might have a registered address. Another option to to search G-INFO which is the CAA register website. If you type in one of the regsitrations of what he has left it should either bring up the owner's address or company. I hasten to add that all this information is in the public domain.

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Bob the Builders done a lovely job there......;)

So thats where you learned your trade...............

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Kib- Out of interest what was the name of the ship and was there anything unusual or interesting about it?

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So thats where you learned your trade...............

You Bitch.

Had a run in with a spray gun recently??

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David Arnold and his fathers ship

The ships name was M/S Sjona, bought from Norway in 1967 by David Arnolds father , the reason I want to find David Arnold is to find this ships history from when it arriwed UK and if it still float's.

kib