Keent

August 01, 2011

Finally able to post a fresh postlet. I am aware that'd been a while, so pardonnez moi!

The past four days - from thursday till sunday - I spent my days with the ever so lovely Robin. It were great days, where we went to a huge re-cycle store, where I enjoyed his delicious culinary arts, and laughter at funny youtube movies that lasted till 06.00 in the morning, for four days long and we also had a Lord of the rings marathon. On saturday we went to a very small village near Ravestijn, where on the 2nd of October in 1944, a Canadian pilot named Russel Bouskil crashed with his Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IX of the 132e RAF squadron, at the Keentse clay foundation. He didn't survived the crash. The Spitfire was a missing plane for 50 years, until they slowly found the wreckages in 1995. In 2009; they found the famous engine the Spitfire carried {The Rolls Royce Merlin engine}, and which is now displayed in Keent at a farm. We went to see it. It's not a secret that I am a huge spitfire addict, so it was a thrill for me to stand next to the huge famous engine, touch it, and even read some information about the pilot - who is buried in Groesbeek, by the way. Ofcourse it was a thrill to see the other pieces of the crashed Spitfire such as the board ammunition and a propellor hub, too.



{ Me reading about the whole thing }

{ Me next to the Rolls Royce merlin engine }

{ Looking at the belongings of the pilot }

{ A few minutes after Russel Bouskil checked this watch, he crashed in the Keentse clay foundation}

{ The Rolls Royce Merlin engine }

{ Text messaging a fellow Spitfire fanatic about it }


{ The distinctive engine}
{ Rolls royce merlin engine }


© All pictures made by Robin Peterman.





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6 Comments

  1. That looks like a very interesting piece of history there! (and you look wonderful in the pictures) x

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  2. That is some really cool vintage stuff. :)

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  3. I am a huge history buff and I love seeing all that old aviation stuff. :)

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  4. A dramatic exhibition—and one can really see how absorbed you are in it. Your cardigan looks sweet...!

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  5. Thought provoking mind kind of day out.
    Love your dress and your hair.

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  6. It looks really interesting - like my "cup of tea":))! And you look gorgeous, Lindsay:)

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