In 1982 I was drafted onto the newly formed 848 NAS as part of Operation Corporate to retake the Falkland Islands . Embarked on Atlantic Conveyor , the rest is self explanatory – but one particular (pretty grainy) picture of one of our aircraft on them after flight deck prompted a thought about my exact requirements .
So , the call was made .
The date of this eludes me , but it was the start of the process to get the model as exact as possible given there were no significant drawings , measurements , details etc for them to go on – all they had was my ongoing descriptions plus pictures (mainly from Internet Searches).
Professionally (and pleasingly) they would build in stages , run the stage past me for comment etc , remodel accordingly and progress to the next step.
Many thanks to everyone involved in its build.
Now , about my Lynx …..