Tuesday, 28 February 2006
Magnificant Men in their Flying Machines!
Well Chaps today I thought Id tell you about a veritable fleet of Aerial Frenchies I saw once while travelling to Gibraltar to catch up with an old drinking-companions down on "the Rock".
Anyhow, the Squadron serenely floated by and an impressive sight they were too! A learned (and handsomely groomed) Naval collegue informed me there was a Battlecruiser, a Heavy Cruiser, a pair of Light Cruiser and 2 pairs of escorts. I must admit that I wasnt sure, but most naval men are intelligent chaps so I'll take his word for it
Shortly afterwards we saw this slower moving platform, which I was again reliably informed was a 'Monitor' - an aerial vessel with batteries designed to prinicpally fire downward. Given that would put me and my drink cabinet in considerable danger, I hope to never see one of those overhead!
There are other pics of this chance encounter with these flying frenchies in my photoalbum here: http://photobucket.com/albums/d170/pauljamesog/Aeronef/
(All models painted by me, supplied and manufactured by Brigade Models)