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A few seconds of taxiing,
full throttle at 1 min 5 secs
and liftoff at about 1 min 20.
from runway three—one (31).
Runway 3-1 heads northwest
over the village of Fritton and the Three Nags pub run by Jimmy
and Daisy Elmar during WWII.
site for more about the pub. (The site is no longer maintained).
and Daisy Elmar were my grandparents. They and my mother
Joan told stories of nights when the skies were filled
with aircraft and how often the timber-framed pub shook
as damaged low-flying aircraft limped back to Hardwick.
I had the good fortune to fly the route over Fritton
and back in Nov 2011. See opposite. The village and pub
can be seen at about 2 mins 15 secs.
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