A minor comment from me on the latest issue. I believe I am correct in saying that KASET (Thailand) received 12 Airtruks in total, not 5 as suggested by the photo caption on Page 164.
While I’m on, can I make a minor suggestion about titling threads. It will look far more professional if the same format is kept for the titles. In this thread we have:
AVIATION WORLD SUMMER 2019 (all capitals) Aviation World Spring 2019 Feedback Aviation World – Winter 2018 Feedback (with hyphen – I like this style so have used it for my title) Aviation World Summer 2018, Feedback (with comma) Aviation World 2017 Autumn – Amendments
Please don’t think I am being hypercritical, but image is everything! I have used the style I liked best, but I don’t care too much which one is used. It will just look much better if they are the same. Similarly, the one post under “Summer 2018 – photo captions” could be dropped into the Summer 2018 Feedback thread and then deleted as an individual item. This is the sort of housekeeping that needs to be done to keep the board looking attractive. You wouldn’t like the look of a book if every chapter heading was in a different format! Before anyone says it needs people to do it, as I have said before, I would be happy to assist with this.
First, a belated welcome to the new editor, with the forlorn hope that he will make it look more like a publication intended for "enthusiasts and historians", rather than something for the shelves of W.H. Smith.
Now, a comment on his article "All at Sea". On page 186 he states that in 1953 the FAA was supplied with 100 TBM-3E Avengers under MDAP, and then on page 197 that 826 sqdn. converted from Avengers to Fireflys in 1951! What happened of course is that in 1951 826 was a Canadian Navy squadron that had received ex-US Navy TBM-3Es in 1950. On 1 May 1951 826 was renumbered 880 but carried on flying its Avengers. Across the Atlantic it was an entirely new 826 sqdn. that began operating Fireflys from Ford that same month. I hope that this clarifies matters.