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News 16/11/2008
Hello World,
Very limited news this week as the de Caters & the next Special evening are now in the last preparation stages.

Hoping to see you soon

Day to Day : Visit the Aviation Aces exhibition
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels-
Nov 16, 2008
by bamf.bamrs
Pictures taken during our Saturday activities
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New books  
Please note : The Sabena 2009 Calendar is still availlable at the shop
BATAILLES AERIENNES N°46 DIEPPE - 19 Août 1942, les combats aériens. by Jean-Louis Roba
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Le N° 349 (Belgian) Squadron au combat 1943-1945 by André Bar & Jean-Louis Roba
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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
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.
Any help much appreciated.
Best wishes from England
WEBSITE: http://www.mickandbrita.com
Mick Manning
Current & Future Events
Aviation Aces 
November 13, 2008  until end of april 2009  
See more at Museum Agenda
Museum Special evening 04/12/2008
More information will follow
De Caters exhibition at the Museum
De Caters exhibition in 's-Gravenwezel
EXPOSITION du 11 octobre au 31 octobre 2008 Prolongé jusqu'au 30 novembre 2008
Ouvert du Mercredi au samedi de 14 à 18h00 ou sur rendez-vous
Vernissage le samedi 11 octobre 2008 de 15 à 21h00
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.
A B-25 back in Belgium



We would like to reinforce the B-25 restoration Team.

For this purpose, the bamf is currently contracting insurance for 12 restorers. The restoration activities have already started and will soon enter greater scale operations. Although we are looking for persons with technical knowledge in aircraft restoration, we want also give the opportunity to unexperienced volunteers to join the project on a benevolent basis.

If you are motivated to work on a WW2 aircraft, please contact Nicolas at nicolas.godfurnon@skynet.be 

You can learn more about the project at http://www.bamfbamrs.be/B25/B25-en.htm

WW1 German Radio Equipment : David <mailto:davidpyker@hotmail.com> is looking for information on radio equipments used on German Aircraft during Word War 1. If you have any information or references where he can search please contact him.


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

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