Holiday Reading. .....

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    Hi Roger

    Happy holiday, in a similar vein I picked up a copy of "Exploring Britains Lost Railways" By Julian Holland (Collins) RRP £14.99, but I'm sure I got it from The Works for a fiver.

    Hopefully this year we will get our campervan / motorhome and will use it for the basis of a few trips.

    Paul
     
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    Hi Paul

    We are staying in mid-Wales between Rhayader and Builth Wells. Hoping today to walk the first length of the Elan Valley Railway. ...

    Best wishes

    Roger
     
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    Hi Roger

    Looks really nice, and to think the line was closed over 100 years ago.

    Hopefully the weather is kind to you both.

    Have a nice time

    Paul
     
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    Is that the one with the Churnet Valley and Leek and Manifold in?
    andy
     
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    I’ve been reading non railway for the past few months.
    It’s Harrier 809 which is all about a Naval squadron that was reformed to go to war in the Falklands conflict.
    What I found interesting is that we went to war with the Sea Harrier, it was also made up from pilots and aircraft from 1sqn RAF, some who had less than 12 hrs on the aircraft. Most of the time the weapons and systems didn’t work due to the sea water and conditions, but, most of all, at least half the “kills” on the Argentinians were still close combat and with guns just like they had been 40 years earlier in WW2.

    it also gives a great insight in to what else was going on in the background, such as trying to get the RAF Canberra’s to work from Chile to try and photograph the other side and also how some of our aircraft were painted in other airforce colours to using civilian courier aircraft to transport urgent items.
    A fantastic read with much of it based on the Ill fated Atlantic Conveyor (no not the class 45).

    well worth picking up if you like aviation or military history.
    Andy
     
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    Some further suggestions for holiday reading .....

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/09/09/holiday-reading-again



    Two more books which are worth taking with you on holiday:

    Chris Arnot; Small Island by Little Train; ISBN 978-0-7495-7849-7.

    Tom Chesshyre; Slow Trains to Venice; ISBN 978-1-78783-299-2.
     
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