Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 16, 2012 13:58:32 GMT 12
Many companies that stopped manufacturing all together in wartime due to shortages continued to advertise in magazines through the war (such as Fry's chocolate ads whuich said they were currently unavailable but would be back in the shops when peace was declared). This was to keep their brandname and identity in people's minds for the future. No doubt this applies to DH also trying to remind potential peactime buyers that their wartime technology is the best so just wait till peace comes and you can place an order.
DH also advertised regularly in NZ magazines such as Contact, as did many other aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers.
Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 16, 2012 15:50:18 GMT 12
I don't mean an order specifically for their Mosquitoes, the advert was about telling the public they were leading the world in design and would continue to do so when the war ended. It's all marketing.
What a great article and very pleased to read the pilot names. Interesting how Wal makes it sound like a chore to be in the Nav seat for the test flights! I'm happy to take the job if it's such a hassle ;-)
wow that's looking fantastic. So Dave do you know which aircraft she will represent?
Here are the ones used on the Amiens raid: 'R' Wg Cdr Smith, DFC (Pilot) / Flt Lt Barnes, DFM (Navigator) 'C' Plt Off Powell / Plt Off Stevenson 'H' Flt Sgt Jennings / WO Nichols 'J' Plt Off Fowler / WO Wilkins 'T' Plt Off Sparkes / Plt Off Dunlop
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.