Heads up, Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown doco

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  1. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    2100 BBC2 this coming Sunday The Glorious 1st of June, bio-doco on Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown whose many exploits included the landing of a Vamplire wheels-up on an experimental rubber deck on HMS Warrior.
  2. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Thanks for the heads up Seaweed. The Captain is one of my naval heroes. An officer from the foreground of history - he interrogated Hermann Göring. Quite a dude as the kids would say.
  3. Skipper at lossiemouth in 1970, he relieved me of a good conduct badge.
    Mind he was jind he could have taken me hook:shaking2:
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  4. He gave a talk at RAF Wyton a few weeks back for Huntingdon RAFA, it was the same night as our RNA meeting so we missed out.

    Sent from my iPhone, cos the wife is using MY iPad :(
  5. BBC2 documentary on Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown tomorrow (Sunday ) 1st June at 9.00


    There is a BBC2 documentary on Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown tomorrow (Sunday ) 1st June at 9.00pm.

  6. Thanks for the info, wasn't aware

    Sent from my iPhone, cos the wife is using MY iPad :(
  7. He's on now, Channel 4; awesome old guy.
  8. BBC2 as well.

    Gets around a bit doesn't he? ;-)
  9. Subsunk

    Subsunk Badgeman Book Reviewer

    What a legend. Now there's a man whose life story could make the definitive flying film.
  10. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Surely enough there for a whole series, not just a 1 hour programme! What an amazing life, and icy calm with it.

    btw in the 'Mosquito' section, in order to be struck down via the forward lift with wings folded, it conveniently changed into a Sea Hornet.

  11. There were a number of errors in the production - the biplane landing on when he described a Gladiator was a Swordfish - but they didn't really detract from a fascinating insight into a remarkable man.
  12. An amazing old man with more dits than the rest of us put together I would think.
  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    To my shame, I hadn't heard of this chap until I read this thread. Didn't realise how ignorant I was of Naval history.

    Just watched it on iPlayer & feel quite humble. What an incredible man, what an amazing life. Thank God I never served on the same ship as him, how could anybody ever 'black cat' him?!

    Truly inspirational.
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