D-Day Dakota fly-past

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D-Day Dakota fly-past

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Post by Steve M » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:01 pm

I am currently sitting by the side of the road overlooking the Thames Estuary opposite Southend.
Hoping to catch a glimpse of the Dakotas on their way to Normandy.
Take off delayed by two hours. :oops:
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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Can someone please tell me why all this is happening today? As far as I am aware June 6th 1944 was the actual day of the Normandy invasion (delayed by 24 hours because of bad weather in the channel). Today is the 5th.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:28 pm

The aircraft departed on the 5th. My dad said they flew over well before he set sail from Newhaven and his landing craft were some of the first on Sword and he took troops in over 30 times.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:33 pm

Steve there are five heading SE towards Colchester now.
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Post by RogerB » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:38 pm

Bit too far from Colchester for me - but got them on Flight Radar. Thanks WTD. R-
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:39 pm

Heading SSW now east of Maldon
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Post by Steve M » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:51 pm

I was tracking them on Flight Radar as well!
And I make no apologies for posting all these pictures this afternoon - a tremendous sight.

Image20190605_174154 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:54 pm

Thanks Steve. Very envious.
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Post by RogerB » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:37 pm

Ditto. R-
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Post by Postman Prat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:15 pm

I was in Normandy for the 25th.
Well done re the photos - pity the light didn't play ball 8-)
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