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News 18/10/2008

Hello world,

The covered tail of the
de Caters is now back at the Museum from workshop of Firmin. Louis delivered the refurbished front wheels.
The Museum received a magnificent scale model of the B-29, once the larguest RC scale model in the World. 
More on the next special evening of December 4th. with a video taken in one of the former evening : The take off of one of the helicopters of the Federal Police from the Museum place. The same helicopter will be back on December 4th and much more.


Both the André Dillien lists & the Belgians in RAF & SAAF 1940-1945 sites are updated.

And much more


Voisin de Caters Brussels Air Museum -Oct 18, 2008
Pictures about the construction of the replica of the Voisin de Caters You can find more details about this project at http://www.bamfbamrs.be/Bamrs/voisin-en.htm and http://w
The covered tail is delivered from Firmin workshop. Louis delivered the front wheels in the right colour.
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Arrival of the Boeing B-29 scale model
Brussels Royal Army Museum : Air & Space Hall -
Oct 18, 2008
Just arrived at the Museum Boeing B-29 Dina Might. Build in 1990 by Bart Vercruyse, Ignace Honoré & Pieter Lamaire. Guiness book for the largest span RC scale model. Weigth 210 Kg 4 engines 160 cc. originally based in Moorsele A video is availlable at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz4uqvy6wNg Thanks to David for the information.
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Day to Day Brussels Air Museum -
Oct 18, 2008

Pictures taken during our Saturday activities
Sabena Stand team marketing their 2009 calendar
Memorial flight team visit
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Royal Army Museum : Air & Space Hall : Brussels : Remenberance Day : Ceremony at the monument to the
Royal Army Museum : Air & Space Hall : Brussels -
Oct 18, 2008
Royal Army Museum : Air & Space Hall : Brussels : Remenberance Day : Ceremony at the monument to the Belgian airmen killed in action
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Belgians in RAF and SAAF 1940 1945
Oct 9, 2008 by bamf.bamrs
Enlist ! The group supported by the bamf focus on Belgian aircrews who operated with the RAF and SAAF during World War II. These pictures are only a few examples of the marvels discovered by the group. To see more, to learn about the project or join visit http://www.bamfbamrs.be/RAF/in
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Royal Army Museum Brussels : Air & Space Hall : Picture by Karl Devolder : Hanging the SV-4 V-33
Royal Army Museum Brussels Air & Space Hall -
Oct 16, 2008
A few months ago, the SV-4 V-33 was transferred back to the Royal Army Museum after a second career as a eye catcher and a monument to Belgian aircraft industry at the Zaventem airport. Now, the V-33 fly again the sky of the Air and Space Hall at the Museum. This aircraft, is the last of the SV-4’s still in the original colors carried by the SV-4 used by the Belgian Air Force after of the World War 2. This is now a permanent reminders of the generations of pilots trained on this aircraft....
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Web updates


André Dillien lists : OO-Registers Belgian aircraft civil register, pilot lists updated 03/10/2008
The lists are now updated at Federal police Helicopter Video
- The lists are sorted alphabetically
- The first file "Index" contain a description of the different lists.
- There is a new list "Museum" about aircraft preserved at the
Brussels Museum.
- The file TARIF-FRAGES contains the list and prices of André printed
To ease your search, you can use the sort by date option
Do not hesitate to contact André for corrections or updates




New books


Coming soon A new book on Pierre de Caters is in the pipeline. 'Baron de Caters - Een leven vol beweging’ by Guy de Caters will officially be published on December 8th (a magnificent sinterklas gift) by the Heemkring De Drie Rozen. The book will contain around 120 pages in 21 x 29,7 cm format.  This biography of the first Belgian aviator is written be a relative of Pierre de Caters and contains documents from the familly archives never published before. One of the most renowned specialist of pioneers aviation collaborated in this project.

You can already order your copy. To 1/11/2008 by bank transfer of 14,50 EUR to bank account 220-0416080-83 of Heemkring De Drie Rozen vzw, Kerkstraat 41-45, 2970 ‘s-Gravenwezel. After 1/11/2008, the price will be 19,50 EUR.
In both case, please add 3,50 EUR (for Belgium) for postage cost. 

Full details at
http://www.asa-be.com/Files/BookDecaters.pdf thanks to Dirk





Tail-End Charly : the experiences of a RAF tail gunner flying B-25 Mitchells from Melsbroek.
My father was stationed at Melsbroek in 1944. He was a 2nd TAF air gunner with 180 squadron flying Mitchell B25 and I have just published a major children's book based on the stories he told me. It's called Tail-End Charlie.

Many of our books are published in the Netherlands and although this is the first book we made that tackles WW2 or planes it's been 10 years in the making. I am an associate member of the 2nd TAF MBA veterans association. .

If you'd like to order copies of the book please order through your usual source, via the internet or contact our PR Nicky Potter on
This is a very personal book and I am hoping it will do well, for my father and 180's sake.


Details here http://www.bamfbamrs.be/bamfillu/tail-endcharly.pdf

Any help much appreciated.

Best wishes from England


WEBSITE: http://www.mickandbrita.com

Mick Manning



Fox Moth OO-ENC colours : Carl Gootzen <Carl.Gootzen@scarlet.be> is looking for the colours of the De Havilland Fox Moth OO-ENC used by Guy Hansez for flight from Antwerp to Congo in the Thirties. This aircraft is still extent in New Zealand. Carl has found a newspapers article speaking of red wings. In the UK, the aircraft was painted in a blue and red scheme. Some of the fine scale models on display in the Stampe Museum were build by Carl. Please if you any idea where the information can be found contact Carl or us.

Marquain Aerodrome BOSTA 6 of BOGHOL 5 1918 I have been trying to find out the details of the aerodrome at Marquain, Belgium in 1918. I believe it was the home of BOSTA 6 of BOGHOL 5, a German bomber unit operatingthe Friedrichshafen GIIIa. I have been struggling to find anyone in the UK who could help me and wondered if you might either have anyinformation or be able to refer me to someone in Belgium who might be able to help. Many thanks Mike Andrew Manchester UK  Mike.Andrew@MAELbox.com


Future Events



Museum Special evening 04/12/2008



See more at http://www.idearts.be/magazine/dossiers/nocturnes-muse03.htm

Federal police Helicopter Video

More information will follow



EXPOSITION du 11 octobre au 31 octobre 2008
Ouvert du Mercredi au samedi de 14 à 18h00 ou sur rendez-vous
Vernissage le samedi 11 octobre 2008 de 15 à 21h00

Invitation: http://www.artisis.be/jeanleclercqz.html

Les temps changent. Les avions sont de gros consommateurs d’énergie. D’autres technologies devront être inventées pour des avions plus propres et feront appel à une nouvelle créativité.

Jean Leclercqz tente d’innover à sa manière en s’inspirant d’avions anciens du temps des pionniers héroïques, en mêlant aéroplanes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui.

Il présente pour cette exposition plus de 40 œuvres, dont des impressions de grandes toiles de plusieurs mètres carrés mais également des montages de dessins.





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