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MacRobert's Reply was the name given to a Short Stirling bomber of No 15 Squadron, serial N6086. The Stirling was paid the donation of £25,000 by Lady MacRobert in commemoration of her three sons, all of whom were killed whilst serving with the RAF. The eldest son Alasdair died in a flying accident in 1938, whilst Roderick and Iain were both killed in action during 1941. On October 1941 MacRobert's Reply was handed over to No.15 Squadron at RAF Wyton, with Lady MacRobert attending the naming ceremony. The Stirling had the MacRobert coat of arms painted on the nose, and the code LS-F. The Stirling flew twelve missions between October 1941 and January 1942, before accidentally swinging on take off and colliding with a damaged Spitfire at RAF Peterhead on 7th February 1942. The aircraft was written off.
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Item Code : DHM0921YMcRoberts Reply by Geoff Lea. (Y) - This Edition
**Open edition print. (One print reduced to clear)

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StirlingThe Royal Air Force's first four engined monoplane Bomber, the Short Stirling first flew in May 1939 and entered front line service in August 1940 with no. 7 squadron. Due to its poor operational ceiling the aircraft sustained heavy losses and by mid 1942 the Stirling was beginning to be replaced by the Lancaster. Improved versions of the Short Stirling were built for Glider towing, paratroopers and heavy transport. also from 1943 many of the Stirling's were used for mine laying. A total of 2381 Stirling's were built for the Royal air Force and from this total 641 Stirling bombers were lost to enemy action. Crew 7 or 8: Speed: 260 mph (MK1) 275mph (MKIII) and 280mph (MKV)Service ceiling 17,000 feet Range: 2330 miles. (MK1) 2010 miles (MKIII) and 3,000 miles (MKV) Armament: two .303 Vickers machine guns. in nose turret, two .303 in browning machine guns in dorsal turret , Four .303 Browning machine guns in tail turret. Bomb Load 14,000 Lbs Engines: four 1150 Hp Bristol Hercules II (MK1) four 1650 hp Bristol Hercules XVI (MK111 and MKV)

Aviation History Timeline : 17th February
17February1919Henry Clay, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
17February1939Kurt Monnington, a WW1 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day
17February1939Kurt Monnngton, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
17February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt J. C. Boulter of 603 Squadron, was Killed in accident.
17February1945Jurgen Harder, a WW2 Ace with 64.00 victories, died on this day
17February1945Knight's Cross recipient Jrgen Harder of III./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
17February1972Victoria Cross recipient Gilbert Insall of No.11 Squadron RFC died on this day

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