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Another brilliant update and great progress considering it's fitted around Bluebird.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.


Added: December 16, 2013
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Fascinating - you guys are doing really well - doing it the "hard" way but is fascinating to watch. I love your writing style, as well. Keep up the good work. 'twil be great to see it all come together.

Added: November 7, 2013
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Fascinated to read the article in today's Times. My late wife's father, Frank Ordidge, was an aircraft designer for Fairey and I believe the Barracuda was one he worked on, though I am not sure about this.

If you have any details about his work or could point me to good sources about him I would be most grateful. His second wife Jean only died last year, but rarely spoke about his work.

Good luck with this great project.


Added: November 2, 2013
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My mum worked as a rivetter on Barracudas at Faireys Stockport when she was on munitions work.

Added: October 31, 2013
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In your History section - the RCN did not operate this aircraft. The RCN did operate the Fairey Firefly during the early post war period perhaps this is where the confusion started.

Added: October 30, 2013
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Great news that this aircraft type is to be restored to its former glory, it will be truly unique.
My Dad was an aircraft mechanic on HMS Illustrious during WWII, from 1942 to 1945, and he worked on this typeof aircraft, and Swordfish and Corsairs.
Best of luck to the team!


Added: October 30, 2013
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My father, Humphrey Butler, flew Barra 2s in the Pacific. Always maintained it was his favorite aircraft!

Added: October 30, 2013
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Great to see that this project has finally got of the ground after a few false starts. The cockpit area that forms the present display at the museum with the engine and partial cowling came from another Barracuda of unknown serial number. It came from a scrap yard in Forres Moray in 1975 when the sight was being cleared. Then moved to RAF Lossie & 849HQ RN Sqdn for the museum. At the time the A/C type was unknown but after some research by myself and our DAEO we discovered that it was from a Barra. I also helped in locating items of wreckage in the late 80's of the crashed A/C at Brora in Sutherland. Like many sights during WW11 they were in remote or difficult areas to attempt their recovery. The centre section and what is left of the wings still remains on the side of the mountain where it landed all those years ago. Keep up the good work that you have achieved so far and I look forward to the end results. Chris Adams PO aem/m RNR 815 & 702 squadrons. :!cool:

Added: October 27, 2013
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Being an x Leading Air Mechanic I am really interested in your endevours to restore this aircraft I wish you every success and will follow your progress

Added: October 24, 2013
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Just a bit of feedback on the diary pages - they're excellent ! I honestly visit the site regularly for the next instalment.

The only suggestion might be a more prominent link from the Bluebird site as some people might be missing out one a really interesting and worthwhile endeavor.


Added: September 17, 2013
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