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Bristol F.2b Fighters in vic formation by Colin Smedley

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A magnificent moment of aviation history that may never be repeated is the 3-ship vic formation of WW1 Bristol F.2b Fighters pictured flying in ideal conditions at Old Warden at the Shuttleworth Evening Airshow in July 2006. Left to right they are the newly restored D7789/G-AANM of the Canada Aviation Museum, the equally recently restored D8084/ZK-BRI of the Omaka Collection in New Zealand led by the Shuttleworth Collection’s D8096/G-AEPH.


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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • mike  jordan.
    mike jordan.7 months ago

    Great capture Colin, particularly poignant in this centenary year of the Great War

  • Thanks a lot Mike! I hope that there’s going to be some special sights to photograph this year.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer7 months ago

    Nice shot Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted!

    – Colin Smedley

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