Saturday, May 06, 2006

Does anyone in East Godavari have any idea?

A great photograph from World War II, A Boulton-Paul Defiant named "East Godavari III" of the Madras Presidency Squadron (I forget the number).

Having travelled around East Godavari several times, I wonder if anyone in that district has any clue that a fighter took to the skies in Great Britain, with their Districts name emblazoned on it?

My friend answers me - the poor sods probably had to pay some tax or were forced to cough up the contribution by the Madras govt, so they would not even have bothered...!!!

But still its a fascinating discovery to find EAST GODAVARI III Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 04, 2006

HF-24 "Marut"

HF-24 "Marut"
Originally uploaded by cell105.
Vivek Patankars photograph of the HF-24 Mk1R from the Nehru Sc Center in Mumbai.

The Science center gets full marks for providing the enclosure to protect the aircraft