RAF Shackletons

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RAF Shackletons

Post by paul.mercer » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:40 pm

The last Coastal command Shackletons were retired sometime in the early 1990's, I believe that some still had the RR Griffon engines as well as turboprops, I wonder where the RAF got their spares (or complete spare engines) from, bearing in mind that Merlin and Griffon engines had not been made for many years? I understand that spares for Merlin engines can still be made in the USA, but I'm not sure if this applies to the Griffon.

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Re: RAF Shackletons

Post by tommy303 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:50 am

You might write the Shackleton Association:


Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
They stood and Earth's foundations stay;
What God abandoned these defended;
And saved the sum of things for pay.

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