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Fresh update on "shepherd" discussed on WBSM 1420 Programming
"Is canceling hundreds of flights to do significant staffing and maintenance issues, according to a statement. ABC is Uni Han, citing quote unprecedented whether a labor shortage an incredibly quick ramp up of demand. The air carrier says it tried to impact the fewest number of customers possible With the changes. Americans says it will cancel it least 50 to 60 flights a day for the rest of the month. More than a billion doses of covid vaccines have been administered in China. As of yesterday, says China's state run media. Here's something that could tell us more about us from ABC is Daria Aldinger. Among the earnings reports to watch for this week Fed ex which could shed some light on just how much we're spending it all that online shopping and if we might anticipate rising shipping rates The holiday shopping season approaches a warning about Iran's new president. ABC is Julia McFarland. The Israeli Foreign Ministry says that Ibrahim racy is Iran's most extremist president yet and that he would work to increase Iran's nuclear activity. Rice. He was under US sanctions for his role in mass executions in 1988 will be inaugurated in August. The Biden family announcing their German shepherd champ has died peacefully at the White House. He was 13 Family statement calls champ our constant cherished.
Fresh "Shepherd" from Bloomberg Business of Sports
"Headlines and breaking News 24 hours a day at Bloomberg Com. The Bloomberg business radio dot com and our hard radio app and Bloomberg Quick taste. This is Bloomberg 11 Prio, now a global news update. A person has died at a pride parade in Florida. After a truck plows into a crowd of folks. The president of the Fort Lauderdale Gay men's Chorus says it was an accident and that the driver and the victims were all part of the group. Tropical depression. Claudette is expected to cause more heavy downpours in the Southeast Today, forecasters are predicting heavy rain flash flooding rough surf and rip currents from the Florida Panhandle to North Carolina through Monday. The president's dog champ, Biden has passed away. The White House released a statement yesterday, saying the German shepherd was the first couples cherished companion during the last 13 years. 60 Catholic Democrats in Congress have signed a document asking Catholic bishops not to deny President Biden holy Sacrament because of his abortion views, and the Bucks advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Milwaukee Beating Brooklyn 1 15 to 1 11 last night and over time, I'm Bill Trapero. You're listening to Bloomberg Business of Sports from Bloomberg Radio. Thanks so much for joining us, everyone. I'm Jason Kelly alongside Michael Barr and Mike Lynch. Let's get back to our conversation. With Pete Bevacqua,.
Fresh update on "shepherd" discussed on WBAP Morning News
"Fort Worth Police Officers Association president Dani Ramirez has decided to run for Tarrant County Commissioner I live in Tarrant County Precinct four. Our infrastructure is aged. Our county up in Northwest has fallen behind invaluable economic development, and I think that's something that somebody with a new vision and fresh ideas can come in and really help us keep Karen County the way we want it to be. Ramirez says Public safety is his number one priority. It wants to bring down violent crime and recruit more police officers. Keep the forth worth department from being stretched too thin. The city of Fort Worth is getting close to $180 million in federal stimulus target parts of the economy that we're really severely hit and tourism industry, for instance, is one of the areas and so we're proposing to move forward with a few terrorism type endeavors here at the city that we had on the books and then we had to stop because of Covid. The city manager, J. Chapa says that will include expanding and remodeling the Downtown convention center and building a second hotel. Also on the list, improving the city's drinking water, improving underserved neighborhoods and fixing flash flood issues. President Biden's oldest dog has died. Champ. The older of the first family's two dogs, died, the president announced Saturday. The German shepherd passed away peacefully at home. The Biden's got champ after Joe Biden was elected vice president in 2000 and eight The dog was a fixture at the vice president's residence at the Naval Observatory and more recently at the White House. In a statement, the president and Mrs Biden called Champ, a constant cherished companion who was adored by the entire Biden family champ was 13 years old. The Bidens Younger dog. Major is the first shelter dog to live in the White House. Richard Jordan Fox News. If you've been watching the calendar, you probably already know this Today is the first official day of summer..
Fresh update on "shepherd" discussed on 2 Lights Media
"Made of speed, hitting six members of the same family. One woman is in critical condition at Lincoln Hospital, while five others suffered minor injuries, and cops say the driver did Flee the scene. Meanwhile, I'll drop in vaccinations threatening President Biden's goal of getting 70% of adult Americans. One covid shot by July 4th. Here's a B C's Christine slow with vaccination rates slowing health officials are moving on from mega clinics and trying to meet people where they are in Washington, D. C. New incentives. Mayor Merial Bowser's saying city residents who get a covid 19 shot Can be entered to win a car $10,000 in groceries or a year of pre rides on city buses and trains, while the president's dog champ, Biden has passed away the White House releasing a statement yesterday, saying the German shepherd Was the first couples cherished companion during the last 13 years, Biden said. Champ will be missed in Sports Game seven in Brooklyn last night and the Nets launched to the Bucks and over time a real thriller 1 15, 1 11, but Milwaukee moves on. Hockey Islanders tie up their series with the lightning winning against Tampa Bay at the College Sam by the final score of 3.
A Prayer From Psalm 23
"A prayer from psalm. Twenty three five w mcdaniel. The lord is my shepherd i shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his namesake. Even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil for you are with me your rod and your staff. They comfort me. You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies you anoint. My head with oil. My cup overflows. Shirley love will follow me all the days of my life and i will dwell in the house of the lord forever psalm. Twenty three one through six. This well known psalm is so rich with peace and blessing for all our days yet often. We can become so familiar with popular verses and chapters of god's word that they can almost lose the important message that he is wanting to instill within our hearts praying. God's words back to him. And meditating on them. I i can help us to remember his goodness and be strengthened by his truth. The lord is my shepherd. I shall not be in want. He leads us. He guides us. He's always with us and we can be assured and feel safe under his protective care. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He knows where true rest and blessing are found and leads us there he restores he refreshes he brings peace and goodness he guides me in. Pats afraid to snus for his namesake. He leads us to walk in his ways. He draws us stay close to him and follow him. Even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil for. You're with me your rod and your staff. They comfort me.
Upright Heart and Skillful Hands
"Soem chapter seventy eight verse. Seventy two says with upright heart. He shepherded them and guided them with his skilful hand so this is such an interesting verse to in this chapter with this chapter. That is recounted. It is recounted the history of god's work among his people on the very end. The psalmist talks about over. Seventy how god shows david his servant and took him from the sheep folds to shepherd his people to lead his people talking about king. David and this is the description we have of king david in verse. Seventy two the last verse. In the song says with upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skilful hand and i read that verse and i immediately think god. I wanna be like that. Don't you think about in my life. Anything i do. I think about my my shepherding of my family. I i wanna shepherd my family with an up right heart. I want to guide them with a skilful hand particularly when we think about leadership position. Were in don't we want that. Don't we wanna lead people with upright hearts and skillful hands. Those two qualities Psalm seventy eight seven. Seventy two backing us to pray for those two qualities in our lives and particularly in any way in which we lead others that we would have upright hearts and skillful hands as a pastor. I want these things. I would encourage you to pray for this in pastors in any leaders in your church to pray that they would have upright hearts and skillful hands.
Aussie Inventions That Changed The World
"Let's put an thinking caps and brian up on these fun. Facts about awesome ozzy inventions for outkast of kids fan crab. The famous black folks airplane flight were coded is actually colored bright orange. If it really was black you'd never be able to find it after a plane crash and it was invented in one thousand nine hundred fifty eight by scientists david warren of the aeronautical research laboratory in melbourne. He thought typer coda in a secure box. Recording everything spoken in the cockpit of a plane would be pretty handy so he showed it to an important british air vice marshal during his lunch break and the vaas marshall could it was such a good idea. He invited into london to show it off to the minister. I the action. The rest of course is history. Mice rings didn't come back. The returning boomerang is considered a major achievement in aaron article design but most boomerangs but designed to travel in a straight line. Hunting rings could to help them fly through the fossa but they mostly flew straight towards their targets to knock it down nine side returning boomerangs mainly used. His toys does some rainforest people designed to small four pointed. Boomerang the hunting amongst the trays and those boomerangs definitely came back. The one cost was based on goat. Skin wine flasks used by greek shepherds. There was the south australian. One might cold. Tom and grove and he wanted to find a way to keep wine from going off off the bottle so he thought back to how the greek ship. It's carried they wind and they did it in airtight goatskins in notting. Sixty five. He came up with the idea of putting a plastic bag full of wine in box. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one that someone else thought to put tap on the bottom of the bag before that people had to tie out the bag with clothes peg or a pipe. Clint when i'd finished having a drink
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Launch First Space Tourism Flight
"60 years Since Alan Shepard became the first American in space it comes to some people are about to learn how they can ride. A rocket, named for the pioneering astronaut Jeff Bezos plan is to launch space tourists inside his new shepherd from a pad here in Texas, hoist them into the weightlessness of space and then bring them back to Earth beneath three giant parachutes. In a video on blue origins. YouTube channel basis exclaims. How exciting is this? Come on today would be passengers on New Shepherd's maiden flight will learn how much a ticket aboard the six seed capsule will cost. Generally in ABC News, speaking
60 Years Since 1st American in Space: Tourists Lining Up
"I'm Julie Walker sixty years after Alan Shepard became the first American in space every day people are on the verge of following in his cosmic footsteps remember to start on may fifth nineteen sixty one shepherd rocketed from Cape Canaveral what a beautiful do Jeff Bezos is blue origin company is opening ticket sales today for short hops for Texas launched by a rocket named new Shepard Richard Branson's virgin galactic aims to kick off the tourist flights next year we welcome you back to planet earth and thanks for flying SpaceX for those of you enrolled in our frequent flyer program you have earned sixty eight million miles on this that's a lot of frequent flyer miles and that's how the latest group astronauts were greeted by now so when they return to work Sunday you love musk's SpaceX will use the same capsule to launch a billionaire in September along with a pair of contest winners and a hospital worker I'm Julie Walker
White House Readies for Family Cat
"The bidens are close to adding another pet to the White House for the first time since the George W. bush administration a cat will live in the White House she is waiting in the wings first lady Jill Biden on NBC's today show with her husband who was asked if getting a cat was his idea the cat will join the family's two German shepherds including major who's had to biting incidents in the White House and was sent away for training it included how to live with a cat they took him into a shelter with cats to conserve yeah and he did fine Sager mag ani Washington
Turkmenistan Observes New Holiday Honoring the Alabay Dog
"Has celebrated a new holiday dedicated to its national dog. The Alibi. The large shepherd Breed, is a favorite of the country's president, who wrote it 227 page book on the Dogs in 2017. Same year, he gave an alibi puppy to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Biden's Dog Major to Get More Training After Two Nipping Incidents
"For one of President Biden's dogs After some high profile incidents we get details from CBS is Matt Piper, President Biden's younger dog Major is set to receive more training to help him become more acquainted with living in the White House. First lady Jill Biden's office says majors private training is set to take place off site. In the Washington D C area and is expected to last a few weeks. The three year old German shepherd rescue along with champ the first family's older dog, joined the president and first lady at the White House soon after the inauguration. But major has not adjusted so well, causing a minor injury to someone in early March that nipping someone later in the month. Back
Major training: Biden dog gets help adjusting to White House
"I'm Julie Walker major the dog belonging to president Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will get major professional help adjusting to the White House after a pair of biting incidents last month that was three year old major and twelve year old champ both German shepherds when they moved into the White House now major will be getting private training expected to last for a few weeks according to the spokesperson for the First Lady last month the White House confirmed that major had nip someone during a walk shortly before that incident the dog because what the White House said was a minor injury to a secret service employee on March eighth both dogs spent time back in Delaware after the first incident on national pet day on Sunday Jill Biden tweeted photos of both dogs caption I love these two I'm Julie Walker
‘Boston Back In Motion’ campaign aims to keep kids active as schools reopen
"Of Boston nonprofits are teaming up with the Red Sox and Bruins to try to get local kids physically active. Here's WBC's Carl Stevens. It's been a long year and a lot of kids learning at home have done a lot of sitting around. Well, now it's time to get back in motion. Boston Back in motion is the name of a new Web based exercise program for kids for the month of April. This is Elizabeth Paulie from the Boston Foundation. It's time to run and play and bring some joy back even as we're making good, healthy choices. There are incentives on the website for kids to participate to exercise. There will be appearances by local sports figures. City leaders even Wally the Green Monster is going to shepherd the kids through an exercise video.
Joe Biden's dog bites second person in a month
"On the White House South Lawn earlier this week. It's the second time in a month that dog has been a very bad boy, Biden's three year old German shepherds a rescue dog, I wouldn't say that a rescue dog is more problematic or less problematic. Michelle Macleod to certify dog trainer Most dog bites in this country occur because dogs have given signals that Have been disregarded, like their body language will change my grow. They try to retreat, so educate others had to interact with our dogs and more dog training majors had additional training recently, Chuck Secrets in ABC News at 5 20. Another successful launch of a space sex test rocket. But once again,
The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2020
"Year, they released their annual study of the most popular dog breeds. That's why it's called an annual study because it's every year. For the 30th year in a row. Do you think is the most popular dog breed in the world? Labrador? Yeah. Laboratory. It would be a Labrador retriever. Not 25 years, 30 years in a row. 10 through one number 10 dioxins. That's the only breed on this year's list. That was not unlatched year's list. They knock the wealth corgi out of the 10 spot. Obviously, people put out this list. Oh, no, Nene Doc sins. Okay? Yeah, well, Welsh corgi almost looks like one except that he's got hair on it. And I'm glad they knocked the Welsh corgi and nobody likes the wealth. Can you deal with the country that their national animal is a dragon? There are no dragons. I hate to let him know but number nine German shorthaired pointers. Big hunting dogs number eight Rottweilers. Like the way a Rottweiler looks, number seven beagles. Similar to Mr Teas come in on dioxins. Evidently, nobody on this list as Bill number six poodles. Number five is bull dogs, and we're going to jump to number two, which is French Bulldogs, which is up from fourth place last year. You know the difference between a bulldog and a French bulldog. The years, right? Do what is it? The ears basically their size, the size, you had land, and I find it interesting that both Bull dogs and French Bulldogs originally we're from England. You You had a bulldog that went a strays somehow. Yeah. Bulldogs at full growth or about £50. French Bulldogs air under 30. Number four golden retriever. Number three German shepherds, which again was number two and had been number two since 2009. That's a long time and has mentioned French Bulldogs moved in the number two and for the 30th year in a row. The most popular breed dog is the Labrador retriever. DPS trooper remains in critical condition
The Perfect Sacrifice (Exodus 37:9)
"Exodus chapter thirty seven nine. The chair of them spread out their wings. Above overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings with faces one to another toward the mercy seat where the faces of the of them so this is a verse describing the construction of the arc. And how this part of the tabernacle where god's presence would dwell among his people and there's so much we could talk about here in the construction of the arc and and the way specifically the ark of the covenant was in the innermost part of the tabernacle in a place. That only the high priests could come once a year and he would come to make tone meant to offer sacrifices for the people's sin at this mercy seat which is why so. Now i wanna read from the new testament. Because hebrews chapter nine talks specifically about the ark of the covenant and what we just read the chairman of glory so he was shepherd nine verse five above. It were the chairman of glory overshadowing the mercy seat so this picture that we read about an exodus was foreshadowing. What would happen all mentally. When jesus would come and he would make mercy possible for you and i to enter into the presence of god hebrews chapter nine verse eleven to say but when christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come then through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands that is not of this creation. Not like what was happening in exodus. He entered once for all into the holy places nod by the means the blood of goats and calves which is what would be sacrificed their blood and that picture in the tabernacle and the ark of the covenant there but by means of his own blood thus securing and redemption
Iceland is open for business
"Is for business for us residents but only as far as iceland. You can't can't use it as a as a transit point still. I think it's Steven i think you were the one that the tag the story i think it's Interesting premature but a little surprising. Yeah i think i was. I was talking with the guys about this in someone who said this is already. It's already open like their areas. Yeah yeah of bloggers that we know andy from any travel blog is already. They're taking pictures of the volcanic eruption. Yeah which i mean. It's fascinating because they've they've said it wasn't gonna happen till the twenty six. I believe of this this month. so i guess they're just like you know whatever I to me. It raises some interesting questions about one. What's it take to get in. I think posted. He just used his quarantine card which doesn't match up with like saint. Hard of sight says vaccine card Which doesn't match up with what the government website says. the website is basically the who yellowcard From dr That doesn't sound like that's the case And i wonder how quickly it can become inundated. It's really hard to get there right now from the united states. Yes no one's flying nonstop from the us An icelandair isn't starting up flights from most of their west coast or central us destinations until the summer. So everything's the europe. So i don't know how andy got there but I i would be fascinated. I'm gonna be now to yeah. I wonder how we get there. I mean but don't forget. The wizz air flight landed as that volcanoes. Erupting so know. There's definitely options. What's the other thing too. Now there's a volcano and it's causing headaches for flights departing in writing and it looked. I mean you know. I heard that there was an option. And i saw some of the pictures i wouldn't say it's like massive. Mount edna style. Just shepherd seems pretty sizable. I do wonder if we're going to have some of the issues that we had too many years ago with. Obviously that's a fairly big chunk of the airspace to get from the us europe. I guess guess so few flights right now. Maybe it's not as big an issue to reroute folks. I was. I was secretly hoping we're gonna try to pronounce that old volcano on the show. No no no no no no remember. This is a scripted show. Oh wait yeah. I mean i think you know right now. It seems like it's a pretty tame volcano and so i know there's been some ash cloud kind of re routes around that southern parts of iceland. Because it's really close to reykjavik is where the volcano and so i know there's been some rewrites but i haven't seen anything major stopping traffic going to europe. So which is which is good.
Biden's dogs are back in Washington DC at the White House
"Dogs are back at the white house. President biden's dogs have returned to the white house after there was that little incident with the younger one maybe nipping the secret service. And they took the dogs back to delaware but they had a great spin on. They said the dogs were always gonna leave. Because dr jill biden the first lady was leaving the white house for a trip and the dogs just need to go back home. She wasn't going to be around but also at the same time. The dog get somebody from ziegler but said they've got some behavioral training and now they're back at the white house these two german shepherds.
Becerra confirmed to shepherd Biden's ambitious health plans
"California Attorney General Javier Becerra to be president Biden's health secretary on this vote. The yays or 50, the nays Air 49. The nomination is confirmed. Is there a feel feels like he position and the administration's covert response and in his, it's ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage and eliminate racial disparities in medical care.
Biden dogs temporarily moved from White House after incident
"A security guard at the hospital. That's how they that's how they presented it a security guard. I can't think of any. There's no security guards. At the White House. Okay, This is not this is not the mall. I guess I've had major biting. It was major. Okay. All right. That's I thought so. This is not this is not the mall. We don't have security guards. It's the White House. It was probably a cap of being a secret service. Officer like the uniformed Division, or was somebody from the Secret Service? Who's obviously in plain clothes? All right, So it was one of those folks and the dog bit him. And so the dogs air going back home to Delaware. And you know, all this excitement was made about Donald Trump never had a dog in the White House. First president do not have a dog in the line of with run with him. Well, you know, Joe Biden brought Kujoe in Now in the dog's defense. I'm sure it was a little. It's been a little difficult of a transition for the dogs, especially, you know, they're German shepherds. German shepherds are very protective of their owners. And the families they live with. They are. I love German shepherds, but it is kind of a trade. They are protective. They are. And that's how they were bred to be. You know, I mean, there there. They got this dog last gear before biting, hit the campaign trail. And as much as they want you to believe that the dog was our It's just in Delaware. There was already plans for the dogs to go to Delaware so necessarily related to this incident. Basically, there was plans for the dogs to go to a family's friend's house in Delaware during the Biden travels to military bases this week. So the dog from assuming we'll be back after this trip, huh? We'll see. You know it is a look. Let's just look at it from our own personal perspective. Danny, if we were to bring Our dogs like if I were to bring pops to the White House. Oh, God help the White house or you were to bring off fellow They would be out of sorts. Correct. It's not their typical routine. They're typical place. You know, not the first time we've seen a dog incident at the white Yes, 2017, the Obama's dog, but a white House guest 2008 Thiebaud, ashes Scottish terrier, Better reporter so
Biden dogs temporarily moved from White House after incident
"Over the past couple of days about President Biden's dogs. Champ and major, of course, the two German shepherds the rescue dogs will reports earlier this week said they had to be sent to Delaware after abiding incident, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirming today the incident involved major who apparently caused a minor injury to somebody. On Monday. The first family's younger dog major Was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House Medical unit. With no further treatment needed now, sake says the pups being sent to the bottom home in Delaware was not just because of this incident, she says. Considering first lady Dr Jill Biden has been traveling this week to military bases. There was already a plan in place for the dogs to be cared for in Delaware by family friends. And she says both major and champ are coming back to the White House. Soon. Also
"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
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"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
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"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"I stepped into the cockpit jumped from the wing to the tarmac and ran toward the lights at the wheel of the car was a puffed beauty face and a handlebar moustache drawers in order toward the dim shape of vampire. Yes i said. It has just landed straw. Dre said quite extraordinary. You'll better jump in a running back to a mess as we moved away from the vampire i saw that i had stopped twenty feet short of a plowed field at the very end of the runway. Damned lucky shouted and he seemed to be having trouble with the foot controls. Judging by the smell of whiskey on his breath that wasn't surprising. Damn lucky i agreed. I ran out of fuel just as i was landing my radio and all the electrical systems failed nearly fifty minutes ago over the north sea. He digested the information carefully. Nalready know radio. I said a dead box and all channels that. How did you find this place. He said i was guided in. I explained patiently. The sent up a shepherd aircraft to bring me down. It was one of the weather aircraft from raf gloucester. Obviously he had radio so we came in here of information on then. When i saw the lights of the threshold of runway. I landed myself. The man was obviously dense as well as drunk. Extraordinaire said we don't have a gce a. We don't have any aggregation equipment is all not even a beacon. My turn to let the information in. This isn't raf mariam's saint george. No this is our mention. I've never heard of it. I'm not surprised. They're not an operational station. Haven't been here's mentions a storage depot. He stopped the car and got out. I saw we were standing a few feet from the dim ship of control tower adjoining a long row of nissen huts. Evidently wants flight rooms navigational. A briefing cuts the man returned and climbs shakily back behind the wheel turning the runway lights off his ed any belched. My mind was whirling. Why did you switch them on. I asked russia. Saudi your engine. He said i was in the office. Says having a nagano. Joe suggested i. It's not the winner for the second. You sound damn low. Almost as if you're going to come down to hurry. Thought i might be of some use remember the never disconnected the runway lights on they dismantle the station so i ran down the control tower. Which on i see. I said but i didn't whereas raf minton exactly. I asked him five miles from the coast. Said where's the nearest operational. Raf station with all the radio aids including what he thought for a moment.
"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"He held station alongside me for a few seconds then bank gently to the left. I followed keeping formation with him for he was obviously the shepherd setup to bring me down and he had the compass and the radio not i for the first time. I could see him well to my surprise. My shepherd was a -dehavilland mosquito fighter bomber of world war two vintage. Then i remember that. The meteorological squadron at gloucester used mosquitoes to help in the preparation of weather forecasts inside the cockpit of the mosquito. I could make out against the light of the moon the muffled head of its pilot and the twins circles of his goggles as he looked out the side window toward me carefully. He raised his right hand and i could see it in the window. Fingers straight palm downwards. He jabbed fingers forward and down meaning we are going to descend four mate on me. I nodded and quickly brought up my own left hand so he could see it pointing forward to my own control panel one four then holding up five splayed fingers. Finally i drew my hand across my throat by common agreement. This sign means. I have only five minutes fuel left. Then my engine cuts out. I saw the muffled gargled oxygen masks head not an understanding then we were heading downward toward the sheet of fog. He pulled out at three hundred feet. The fog was still below us. I could imagine the stream of instructions coming from the radar into the earphones of the men flying beside me. I kept my eyes on him. Afraid of losing sight watching his every hen signal two minutes later he held up his left fist in the window. Then the fist display all five fingers against the glass. Please lower your undercarriage. I moved the lever downward and felt that dole funk. All three wheels went down in the moonlight. I caught sight of the nose of the mosquito. It had the letters. J k painted on it large and black probably for call. Sign jig king. He leveled out just above. The fog layer so low. The tendrils of candyfloss were lashing fuselages and we went into a steady circuit or turn. I glanced at my fuel gauge. It was zero flickering feebly cuts. Hurry up. i prayed. I saw his left. Hand fash dive signal to me. Then he dipped toward the fog. Thank i followed. And we were in it. The visibility was down to near zero. No shape no size. No form no substance except that of my left wing tip now. Only forty feet away was the form of a mosquito flying with absolute certainty towards something. I could not see only then that i realized he was flying without lights for a second. I was amazed horrified by discovery than i realized. The wisdom of the man lights in fog are treacherous. Elucidatory mas- merrick. You can be attracted to them not knowing whether they're forty or one hundred feet away from you. The tendency is to move toward them. For two aircraft. In the fog flying formation that could easily spell disaster without warning. The shepherd pointed a single forefinger at me then forward through the windscreen meant there. You are fly on and land. I stared forward through the now streaming windshield. Nothing then he has something a blurred to the left. Another to the right then to each side ring with hayes. There were lights on either side of in pairs flashing past. I forced my eyes to see what lay between them. Nothing blackness then a streak of paint running under my feet. The central line frantically. I closed down the power and helter study praying for the vampire. Settle dying touched nine. Nine another tach. She was drifting again inches of the wet black runway bam bam bam bam rumble.
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"Hi i'm jason desouza host of season. Two of cbs's hard to stomach podcast. This season we asked the question. How are on tehran's surviving the realities of food insecurity amidst the global pandemic..
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"Indeed correct. Every lighthouse gets the same gift bag. Yes but one guy the lighthouses are being. Automated is if there is a word and when I started out forty one years ago the over four hundred and now in the New England area the regular lighthouses Down to about one hundred twenty two lighthouses are so oh dear to your heart because writing books about the lighthouse keepers and stories about the area. I like to give back to the Cape is some of the money that I've got out of the books. And Mrs Snow's been on all these flights with you. You are indeed correct. Yes do you do your dropping never night except in one occasion when I flew across across the country on the anniversary of the Wright brothers supposed to light and dropped at fire island in New York and then dropped way out in California and because it has to be nice but then because I don't go as fast as your plane to ever been worried if you ever come into danger doing this every year I worry I did freeze my foot. One you about other things have happened like the package sticking in the elevator on the plane and we dropped some of the back descend they get the lighthouse and drop into the water. One of them voted ninety ninety miles to see yes but I always take the precautions dropping another package and I did have one rather seriously Korea. Six Experience Chatham Massachusetts and The package went.
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"Now. After after World War Two Canada continued to produce mosquitoes for other countries. That wanted to add them to their airforce. Some of the returning Canadian Nadya Air Force personnel wanted to stay in the aviation business and one company in particular Spartan Air Services got a very large contract from the Canadian. Government do the first complete and comprehensive mapping all of this country and the airplane that they eventually settled on after some unsuccessful. Successful attempts with other types was the mosquito so one of their people went to England ended up buying a bunch of retired. Mosquitoes bringing them to Canada. Mountain Mountain. Large mapping cameras and they photographed over two million square miles of Canada from which we got our first complete comprehensive the handsome set of maps of this entire country. ooh currently to mosquitoes under restoration in Canada ones in Windsor Ontario and the others in Calgary Alberta. It's one that my organization is looking after after right now both of these airplanes used to work for Spartan Air Services or at least the the basis of the one in Windsor did in Windsor decided to go in a slightly different different direction so they're no longer restoring a spartan air services mosquito. They're essentially building new but using some of the original material their intention is to fly that airplane airplane the airplane. That's in Calgary I said was a former Spartan air services airplane. That did the incredible job of photo. Mapping all of Canada well our mandate mandate is to restore this mosquito as it actually served in Canada after World War Two and as such it will be the only civilianized mosquito in the entire world world. There are presently about thirty surviving mosquitoes in the world and every one of them is done up in former military colors so we are honoring the actual history of this particular mosquito as it served here in Canada so you'll see it With the camera mounted in a and with the lovely spartan logos and colors and all that sort of thing unfortunately our airplane had a very rough life after it finished work Spartan air services so it cannot be made airworthy. We'll be able to fire it up and move it it around but we won't risk it. Buy Actually taking it up into the air. Structurally it's just not capable of being flown again. I'm Richard Boer is the founder and president of the Calgary Mosquito Aircraft Society George Stewart knows firsthand. Why the plane was dubbed? The wooden wonder Mr Stewart is a former mosquito pilot who flew more than fifty sorties over Germany during the Second World War from his base in Norwich England. If it were real you'd find the Mariam Saint George Airbase in the shepherd just kilometers away. Last Christmas Carol spoke with Mr Stewart. He was about to celebrate his ninety fifth birthday. George do you remember the first time you flew a mosquito carol. I can remember that vividly as maybe fifteen or sixteen when the mosquito mosquito was first brought out and it was magic it the fastest airplane in the world and I remember going out with my instructor. The first this time on this I is September. Nineteen forty three to the aircraft and Having flown the tiger boss it had a little hand hole hole in the wing where people could hold it and guide. It could wiggle it up and down. I went to sort of wrap my knuckles on the mosquito. It was like a cement bridge and You know as terrifying as it was B I wondered how in the name of goodness could ever get off the ground or stay in the air. It was so heavy weight. Eleven tons and You know I was nineteen at that time and Needless to say I was quite impressed. They had had problems with before lost some airplanes when it broken half fairing that didn't strike fear in your heart art slang in this ghetto given it had those kinds of. I can't say that I I wasn't nervous but I was more excited here. I was Carol. Carl and I could not believe that my fondest wish was being at sred to fly a mosquito. It started up and that is something I will never forget of two engines. You Know Sixteen hundred fifty horsepower but then taking off wow wow It just went from being a just a lump to a racehorse and the thing that impressed me I did bit of a steep turn and I could see these streams of condensation coming off the wingtips you know just enormous light doing two hundred and forty dollars an hour just cruising. That was beyond my dreams whether the mosquito you're out of sight of the field and no time at two hundred and forty miles an hour but it it just felt so solid and responsive to the controls. You're just a kid a teenager at this point what's been quite experienced in the air and that wouldn't complain well. The German night fighters were terrified of us if they shut us down account a double so. We're pretty careful. Careful there that you made sixty sorties over Germany during the war. What was the nature of those missions? What were your objectives? Are Jaw was officially called Barmer Armor support. People like me night intruders would go to the German night fighter aerodromes from which the night fighters is that were attacking our bombers had operated and we would circle that airfield from five hundred feet up to three thousand feet and just keep circling letting even know that we're there. And then to make matters worse we had four cannons twenty millimeter cannons. We had four Three Oh three the chignons guns and we carry two five hundred pound bombs so when we finished our what our patrol we would dive in upcoming searchlights flights and everything and drop these two bums other nice runway and get away as soon as we could That was the only sort of a scary part. Did you ever think you might die when you're out in the Saudis well that was in the main part of our memory but we thought there's a very good possibility US ability that we might not live and we lost a few airplanes uh in our squadron including our commanding officer from I'm dropping and picking up. Spies at night in occupied France. Twenty six years old sticky Murphy but my navigator advocated night. Gotten sort of comfortable as you can call it comfortable even over enemy territory. It would be so black. You couldn't see anything except you could always see the difference between land and water so we looked for water rivers and lakes and that sort of thing going in but I got more to World War Two then it got out of me as I said At the time we were the fastest propeller driven airplane in the world this this was an exceptional airplane. George I really appreciate you sharing us the well just a thrill to be in one of these mosquitoes and being in the air and thank you for that and happy Christmas. Happy Christmas and happy New Year to you. Marry Christmas and happy by by former mosquito pilot. George Stuart speaking with Carol last December our last stories about a real life snowman who who traded a slave for an airplane and subbed in for Santa for forty one years but not exactly a snowman but a man named Snow Ted. Snow as you'll hear the pilot was kind of modern day. Saint Nick two lighthouse keepers along the east coast of the US and Canada from nineteen seventy seven. Here's Al Maitland. Introducing Mr Snow's conversation with former as it happens host Barbara from New England's very own Santa may not rely on reindeer power but he does get around at top speed and in his little single engine aircraft. He also doesn't worry too much about getting stuck in narrow chimneys either since his parcells arrived with the help of gravity in this case Santa Claus is Ted snow from Marshfield Massachusetts and he delivers his annual gifts to the lighthouse keepers of the eastern seaboard from Sable Island to Cape Cod. We've managed to catch up with this latter day. Saint Nick in Boston and he's on the line Mr Snow. I should call you Mister Santa Claus. Snow sounds just as appropriate anything you read. Have you made your rounds this Christmas. Yeah correct I finished last Sunday. So you don't like to a bump in the Santa Claus up there. Well we never know but we do know that I've been to Canada on seven of the trips down through the party. One Years I. I've been flying. Have you ever bumped into the bearded gentlemen and all your flight since nineteen thirty six. No I haven't but I have a lot of experiences. As has the flying Santa and one of them was at sable island which is way out to sea off Halifax Nova Scotia. That was one of your your traditional drop sites. Would you just hurl these packages out of the window had to do it or open a back door where you get a special window.
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"Some carols conversation from last year with Jay Edwards of North Vancouver. The Second World War pilot turned one hundred and one in October. And and you can find more of that interview on our website at CBC dot ca slash ai earlier in the show. We got a little history lesson on the plane featured in the shepherd in part two of our deep dive. Into the mosquito Richard deboer offers a little primer on some of the many ties. The plane had to Canada. Mr Deboer is the founder and president of the Calgary Mosquito Aircraft Society Canada's Canada's contribution to the mosquito happened in several ways the first of which was the materials so the would that was being used was birchwood spruce fir and Balsa and with the exception of Balsa. All of those woods were available mostly out of western Canada so even before Canada started up production of the mosquito at their downs view plant. We were supplying the wood the basic raw material for mosquito production. That was happening in England. Canada's newest light bummer poll. The mosquito is shown to the public. For the first time built of wood. It's to outmaneuver and outdistance. Many fighter planes connection test pilot. The havilland son of the famous designer takes along shortly absence skew to begin flying to have them which had its factory. Also down through on. -Tario said Hey why don't we start making them in Canada's well so we started picking up production we ended ended up building eleven hundred and thirty four mosquitoes out of the total of almost seventy eight hundred that were made at the Canadian to have an impact engineers from the home company arrived by air to organize the building of mosquitoes.
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"So I thought right the best thing to do at least push myself into a drift which then I show full round and maybe the tech which city and what have you and I turned round and started building the back with like snowballs bounds. The blizzard did was so bad. Blue Mahat off and I'm quite bold so that was another letdown of. I was going to get cold sure. You're you lose all your body heat so I I got what I call a snotty Hanky. I'd used all day but that's still not head tied the notch you know. Yeah and then. I pulled the front of my pullover out of my thank Baba coat that tells them my head by not in my barbeque O or anything because my hands were too cold so you made a kind of a little tiny tent in a sense. That's right so that kept my head then. I carried on with IGLOO. Due at the time the sheep I had seen them not many well note below out but quite the few of them not many odds from me but assuming that spotted the sheep and put my dog around the Blissett K.. An couldn't see not a thing so I I feel the igloo which filled very quickly If you think about you make snowballs they got little holes in between of course it was soon filled up. How did you get the idea to build an IGLOO? A number of years ago go. I watched a program on television a mountain rescue and to people caught in an avalanche or something like that but they they managed to catch on the rock which had covered them with snow and he can woman. I think they were three days before they were found. So I I thought right. We'll we'll catch underground. Keep yourself warm. Stay putting someone will find you. Well there was quite a search party out looking for you yes I also am death. Death aid the search party came out on Saturday. Night but hype thought nobody would comb so I turn the hearing aid up to make sure my battery didn't run out because I didn't have a spat so that could use it the next day.
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"Bob Campbell is a former executive producer of as it happens. He was instrumental in bringing our annual holiday reading shepherd to air in nineteen seventy nine. You could say that's where the story ends but it's not where or when it begins begins to hear how it really got off the ground. You have to go to the author himself and so we did. Here's Frederick Forsyth. Telling former as it happens host Michael enwright how he conjured up his classic Ghost story as it happens quite interesting. I story the story behind the story here. Because in the winter of seventy five I was staying in a hotel just outside Dublin with my ex wife then wife and she was a lady who had a a an almost childlike habit of being extremely curious. No what the Christmas present was going to be as we were in a hotel room was clearly very few hiding places so she got more and more tabs inability to find what what I'd got Christmas and kept asking me and happened to be diamond ring so the big box store wrapping paper that she was looking for wasn't that AH anyway. The Story Short Christmas morning came and I played a joke back now. I said look I know this you you know. I've never done this before. But the the fact is I just didn't get out to the shops and I get a real nice one. After the Christmas holidays face fell and she said oh I see all right well right go story. So that was a Ho Ho Ho and I gave her the ring of eight months. This is lovely on the finger wind and so on Christmas afternoon came. And we'd had the Turkey on uh-huh plumbed off and everything and my parents are with us. They went to have a nap L.. Be Delighted to do She took the dogs for a walk and I sat down down. NFL Because I've never written a ghost story. I began to think about ghost stories and ghosts in the traditional story. And I thought I wanted to avoid old manor houses houses and clanking chains and headless cavaliers. And whatever and my mind went back to an article I read years before about an an abandoned exiled in Lincolnshire Uh in England where on certain nights when thick fog swelled over the the the fields that had now been sown between the old runways people crossing on their way home from the pub. Taking a shortcut would sometimes find that dogs Terrified and carry their feel they have the rising and on one occasion amount so what he thought was a headless figure in the oven jacket and boots and trousers wondering disconsolately. Around as if looking looking for something. The upshot was that some psychic research people turned up and they couldn't find anything in your local journalists with the more acumen. He went into the records and he found that on that night in the middle of the war. Lancaster had come home With a shut up shop fuse lage on a crew dying and rather than Bailout and save himself ditch over the channel leading the crew inside the hall of the plane. The nineteen year old pilot had brought it in wheels up. He had been in decapitated In the crash but seven of his eleven crucifying maybe. It's I don't believe in this. I don't believe this way one once. I don't believe in this economy true but in my mind went back to the notion of a pilot who came back saying we'll pilot who came back so I brought my knowledge as is up. National Centers Piloted Flying Vampires to the notion of the pilot who came back because he could not rest on that night and up sat down and I wrote. This is about ten thousand words. I think I wrote it in about a day and.
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"Fireside Al Maitland's reading adding of Frederick Forsyth's shots story the shepherd. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas here at as it happens without the shepherd but of course for many years it was not only that but the reading very nearly wasn't as I hinted at the top of the broadcast when it first aired in nineteen seventy nine. It was kind of an experiment. Bob Campbell was the executive producer. Then as you'll hear him explain getting the shepherd to air was a real long shot Extraordinary character and the program. I suppose the biggest thing that he brought to the program was his voice. This is what we countered on him for. He was a virtuoso of voice. In fact I think he started his his career at the C.. is a singer just after the Second World War and you could tell that. When he was reading stories you could see him who watch them rehearse quietly and even with the shortest script? He'd he'd work on the thing work work on work on it until he was happy with the thing word by word the way it sounded shepherd had some some wonderful qualities to of course it was sat at Christmas it was about a pilot was set at night. Some poor follow trying to find his way home on Christmas Eve and had a spiritual component to a military component him one of the highlights of our Christmas in past years as happens with bringing a lot of military posts together across the country and around the world. We on both like to wish our families and friends very merry Christmas. I would like to wish my husband Mandy and our two boys Matthew Noni very merry Christmas being away and I love you all. It was a wonderful story in it. It fit in with a lot of things we were doing but there were a couple of issues But do you think about the shepherd. It was our second choice. What we really wanted to do was a story about the Christmas truce in the first world? War In nineteen fourteen. But we couldn't find one. We did find the story eventually of about the shepherd the problem with the shepherd. Of course that was a long story program that we were used to running a along item at the time would be probably four and a half or five minutes and this story ran probably in excess of twenty minutes so we had some discussion about whether this was the kind of thing that we could run how it would sound in the program decided finally that we would then the problem was with the cost cost and of course most of the stories that we have Christmas stories were in the public domain with no cost thrall but this one we ended up talking to the authors agent. The cost was extraordinary ordinary him. At least for us it was. It was a huge amount of money. So we still really wanted to run the story but I ended up going back to this follow John saying well. Is there any way we could reduce the cost here at all were public broadcast from a small program. And it's Christmas program and come up with every reason reason we could think of to To try and bring the price down a little bit. He called back in in fact he did. They brought the price down to a far more reasonable level at least for our point of view and then we had to convince the budget people here. That was a good idea to be running a Christmas story about an airplane. Tonight was Christmas Eve in nineteen in fifty seven and I was a pirate trying to get home for Christmas. You know when we ran that story we heard radios and monitors up and down the hallways people listening to the story as we walked past. I suppose it was at that point. We realized that this had more impact than we'd realized when we chose to put the thing on the air then after we had letters and phone calls from people Listeners saying this was wonderful and they were riveted to the radio and they sat there when they were. We're expecting to be going out to a cocktail parties and going about their business. They couldn't get out of their cars. They were they had to stay in to hear the how the story ended about the shepherd. Our family traditions started when we lived in Prince. George family friends had an open house on Christmas Eve. They were about eighteen kilometers out of town. It became a tradition that the timing of our trip. And the timing of Allan Maitland would coincide sometimes. Sometimes the driving was a bit fast and we'd have to idle in the driveway waiting for Alan to finish his story of course as we approached the next Christmas must people are writing again asking if we please run the story that that how had read so wonderfully and I think that's still true now. I still hear people talking about the Shepherd Bert as it happens and I think the program has run the story just about every year since we started my johnny out on his last patrol Christmas Eve nineteen nineteen forty-three just over fourteen years ago. Tonight you never come back so went down surprising somewhere so in the North Sea. Eight had a good Nacho..
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"RAF Minton Sir. I've just made an emergency landing here. I thought I was heading for your airfield on a ground controlled approach. Well make up your mind around you ought to know. I took a deep breath and started at the beginning. So you see sir. I was intercepted by the weather plane from Gloucester and he brought me in but in this fog it must have been on a a no other way to get out at when I saw the lights of Menton landed assuming it to be. Miriam Saint George. I'm ringing to alert you to stand down radar and air traffic control cruiser. They must be waiting for vampire. That's never going to arrive. It's already arrived here. ADMITTED BUT WE SHUT ORLA systems down at five o'clock. There's been no call for us to turn out but Miriam sent George has a I know We have thousands five o'clock. I ask the next and last question slowly and carefully. Do you know Sir where is the nearest. RAF Station that maintains twenty four hour emergency listening to RAF borrow the Aria flicking heath good night till after I put the phone down Marham was forty miles away on the other side of Norfolk Lake and heath was well over forty miles. To the South West in Suffolk on the fuel I was carrying. Not only could I not made. Miriam San George. It wasn't even open. It began to dawn on me that I didn't really all my life to the weather. Pilot from cluster but to verily Freddie bumbling old Passover Flight Lieutenant Marx who couldn't tell one end of an aircraft from another still the mosquito must be back at Gloucester by now and he ought to know that despite spite everything I was alive lost to the operator at this time of night yes I replied from Gloucester. Even at this this time of night the meteorologist took the call and I explained the position to him. I am afraid there must be some mistake flying officer he said it could not have been one of ours are mosquitoes went out of service. Three months ago we now use Canberra's. I stood at the telephone in disbelief. Then an idea came to me what happened to them. They were scrapped. I think or sent off to museums more likely. Could one of them been sold privately. I asked I suppose it's as possible. Thank you thank you very much and happy Christmas. I put the phone down and shook my head and bewilderment what what an incredible night I lose my radio and all my instruments then I get lost in short of fuel than am taken in tow by some moonlighting harebrained with a passion for veteran aircraft aircraft. Flying his own mosquito through the night who happens to spot me comes within an inch of killing me and finally a half drunk ground duty officer as the sense to put his runway lights on in time and to save me. Look doesn't come much bigger slices flight-lieutenant marks put his head through the doorway rooms. Ready said number seventeen. Just down the corridor. Joe's making a fire bath water heating mind. I think high attorney in the all right on your own yes. Sure that'd be fine. Many thanks for all your help. I took my helmet and wandered down the corridor from the doorway of seventeen. A Bar of Light Sean. into the passage as I entered the room and elderly men began to rise from his knees in front of the fireplace. Could even insurance it. I'm Joe Sir a mess steward. Yes Joe Mr Marks told me about you. Sorry to call you so much trouble at this hour of the night. I I just dropped him as you might say. Yes Mr Marks told me. I'll have your room ready directly soon as this fire burns up quite cozy. While I ate at the plate of sizzling beckoning eggs. They owe Stewart state to talk. You've been here long. Joe asked him more out of politeness than genuine curiosity. Oh Oh yes now on twenty years now since just before the war when the station opened he taught me the days where the rooms were crammed with eager. Young pilots dining room noise at the bar roaring body songs of months and years when the sky above the airfield snarl to the sound of Piston engines driving planes to war and bringing them back again. I rose from the table fish cigarette from the pocket of my flying suit. Literate and sauntered around the room the steward began to tidy up the place I halted halted before an old photograph in a frame standing on the mantle above the crackling fire. I stopped with my cigarette. Half raised my lips feeling the room suddenly cold the photo who was old but it was still clear enough. It showed a young men in his early twenties dressed in flying gear. But not the grace would simplistic crash helmets of today. He he wore thick sheepskin lined boots rough serge trousers on the heavy sheepskin. Zip Up jacket from his left. Hand dangled one of the soft leather flying helmets. They used to aware with goggles attached. Instead of the modern pilots tint adviser he stood with legs apart right hand on hip defiant stance but he was not smiling was something sad about his is behind him stood his aircraft there was no mistaking the lean. Sleek Silhouette of the mosquito fighter bomber. I was about to say something to Joe when I felt a gust of cold air and my back one of the wind blown open. It took me two strides across whether windows swung in its steel frame to get a better hold hold stepped inside the curtain instead out somewhere far away in the fog I thought I heard the snarl of engines but it was probably just a motorcycle of some farm boy. I closed the window. Made sure it was secure and turn back into the room. WHO's the pilot Joe? Aw I nodded toward the lonely photograph on the mental. That's a photo of Mr John Cavanaugh. He was here during the wars. A Nari Ariz gentlemen very fine man find my say so as a matter of fact sir. This was his room. What squadron was that that Joe I was still appearing the aircraft in the background Pathfinder Sir Mosquitoes they throw very fond point? It's all of them sir. But I believe Steve Mister Johnny was the best of them all but then I'm biased. Sir I was he's Beckmann. You'll see there was no doubting it. The faint letters on the nose of the mosquito behind the figure in the photo read. Jk Not Jake King but Danny Cavanagh the whole thing. It was clear as day. Kevin had been a fine pilot. Flying with one of the crack squadrons during the war after the war had made a pile of money bought an old mosquito and one of the periodic auctions of Seles and aircraft refitted and flip privately whenever he wished not a bad way to spend your spare time. If you had the money so he'd been fighting back from some trip that Europe spotted spotted me. Turning and triangles above the cloud bank realized I was stuck in taking the untold pinpointing his position precisely by cross radio beacons knowing this stretch of the the coast by heart. He'd taken a chance on finding his old airfield at Menton. Even in the thick fog it was a health risk but then I had no fuel left left. What was that or bust? I had no doubt I could trace the men probably through the Royal Aero Club. He was certainly a good pilot. I I said reflectively thinking of this evening's performance of the best Sir said Joe they recognise is like a captain Mister Johnny recalled so many times quoting return eat every mosquito refilled and take off again alone. Going back over the channel of the North Sea to see if he could find in some crippled bomber making for the coast and guide. I've seen pictures of them. I said he used to guide them back. Doc I could imagine them in. My mind's eye gaping holes in the body the wings and the tail creaking and swaying. The pilot sought to hold them steady for home. A wounded dying crew on the radio shot to bits. I turned from the photograph and stuff to my cigarette and bite into the ashtray by the bed. Quite a man I said and I meant even today middle aged. He was a superb fire. Oh yes quite a man johnny. I not gravely the old man so obviously worshiped his wartime officer. Well I said led by the look of it. He's still doing it now. Joe Smiled. Oh Oh I hardly think so sir. My Johnny went out on his last patrol Christmas Eve nineteen forty three just over fourteen years ago tonight. You never come back. So went down the plane somewhere in the North Sea. Eight head. Good Nitra.
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"When I had been airborne for seventy two minutes I knew no one would come? I felt the rage of despair. Wedding up I began screaming into the microphone. You bastards why. Why don't you look at your radar screens? Why can't somebody cmih also damn drunk? You can't do your job properly. The anger subsides. Five minutes later. I knew that I was going to die that night. Strangely I wasn't even afraid anymore just enormously sad. It's a bad thing to die at twenty years of age with your life lived in the worst thing is not the fact of dying but the fact of all the things never done I dropped the left wing of the Vampire Empire toward the moon to bring the aircraft onto the final leg of the triangle. Down below the wingtip against the Sheen of the fog bank a black shadow across the whiteness. It was another aircraft craft low against the fog bank keeping station with me through my turn a mile down through the sky toward the fog. Being below me I kept turning wing down to keep keep it inside. The aircraft also kept turning until the two of US had done one complete circle only then did I realize why he did not claim to my height and take up station on my wingtip tip. I-IT's the throttled back began to slip down toward him. He kept turning. So did I at five thousand feet. I knew I was still going too fast for him to reduce speed speed. Even more I put out the air breaks slowing down to two hundred eighty knots. Then he was with me one hundred feet my wingtip and we straightened out together. Rocking thing is we've tried to keep formation. The moon was to my right and my own shadow a masked his shape and form even so I could make out the Shimmer of two propellers swirling through the sky ahead head of him of course he could not fly at my speed. I was in a jet fighter. He in a piston engined aircraft of an earlier generation. He held station alongside me for a few seconds then banked gently to the left. I followed keeping formation with him for he was obviously the shepherd sent up to bring me down and he had the compass in the radio. You not I for the first time. I could see him well. To my surprise. My shepherd was heavily mosquito. A fighter bomber of World War Two vintage then I remembered that the Meteorological Squadron Gloucester used mosquitoes to help in the preparation of weather forecasts inside the cockpit of the mosquito. I could make out against the light of the moon the muffled head of its pilot and the twin circles of his goggles as he looked out the side window toward me carefully he raised his right hand. Could see it in the window. Fingers Straight eight palm downwards. He had the fingers forward and down. Meaning we are going to descend four mate on me. I nodded and quickly brought up my left left hand so he could see it pointing forward to my own control panel with one four then holding up five split-fingers finally drew my hand across my throat by common agreement agreement. This sign means I have only five minutes fuel left. Then my engine cuts out. I saw the muffled juggled oxygen masks head nod and understanding then we were heading downward toward the sheet of fog. He pulled out at three hundred feet. The fog was still below us. I could imagine the stream of instructions coming from the radar Hutton. To The earphones of the men flying beside me. I kept my eyes on him. Afraid of losing sight watching for his every hand signal to minutes later. He held up his clenched inched. Left fist in the window then opened the fist. Display all five fingers against the glass. Please lower your undercarriage. I moved the lever downward and felt that Dole funk is all three wheels went down in the moonlight. I caught sight of the nose of the mosquito. It had the letters J K painted on it large and black probably for calls sign Jig. He leveled out just above. The fog layer so low. The tendrils of candyfloss where lashing fuselages and we went into a steady circuito turn. I glanced at my fuel gauge it was zero flickering feebly cuts. Hurry up. I prayed I saw his left. Hand Fash dive signal to me. Then he dipped toward the fog. I followed and we were in it. The visibility was down to near zero. No shape no size. No form of substance except that of my left wingtip now. Only forty feet away was the form of a mosquito flying with absolute certainty towards something. I could not see only then that I realized he was flying flying without lights for a second. I was amazed horrified by discovery. Then I realized the wisdom of the man lights in fog are treacherous elucidatory Tori Mesmeric. You can be attracted to them not knowing whether they're forty or one hundred feet away from you. The tendency is to move toward them. For Two aircraft. In the fog flying formation that could easily spell disaster without warning the shepherd of the single forefinger at me then forward through the windscreen windscreen. It meant there. You are fly on and land. I stared forward through the now streaming windshield. Nothing then yes something a blurred to the left another to the right then to one on each side ringed with Hayes there were lights on either side of me in pairs flashing passed. I forced my eyes to see what lay between them. Nothing else than a streak of paint running under my feet. The Central Line Frantically I closed down the power and Helder study praying for the Vampire to settle dying touched nine nine another touch. She was drifting again inches above the wet black runway. I am Bam Bam Bam rumble rumble. She was down the main wheels at stuck and hailed. Slow to the fanti talking to a stop. I found both of my hands clenched round the control column squeezing the Brake Lever in what I've forgotten. How many seconds? I held them there before. I believe we were stopped. Adopt there was no need to turn off the engine. It had finally run out of fuel as the vampire career down the runway. I shut off the remaining systems and slowly began to unstrap myself so from the seat as I did so to my left through the fog. No more than fifty feet away. The mosquito Lord passed me. I caught the flash of the pilots hand in the side window and then he was gone up into the fog before he could see my answering. Wave of acknowledgment. But I'd already decided to call Gloucester and thank you personally. I expected the control tower truck to be alongside in seconds for with an emergency landing even Christmas Eve the fire truck ambulance and half a dozen other other theaters. We're always standing by eventually to headlights. Came Groping the mist and stopped twenty feet away. A voice called her other. Uh I step out of the cockpit jumped from the wing to the tarmac and rant whether lights at the wheel of the car was puffed beauty face and the handlebar moustache drawers in order toward the dim shape with empire. Yes I said has just landed Straw dre Eh. Quite a Straw dre. You'll better jump in our new battle a mess as we moved away from the vampire. I I saw that. I had stopped twenty feet short of a plowed field at the very end of the runway. Damned lucky shouted and he seemed to be having trouble with the foot controls. Judging by the smell of whiskey on his breath that wasn't surprising damn lucky I agreed I ran out of just as I was landing my radio and all the electrical systems uh-huh failed nearly fifty minutes ago over the North Sea. He digested the information carefully. NALREADY OH no radio said dead box channels. How did you find this place? You said I was guided in. I explained patiently. They sent up a shepherd aircraft to bring me down it was one of the weather aircraft from RAF Gloucester. Obviously he had radio so we came in here in formation on then when I saw the lights at the threshold of the runway I landed myself. The man was obviously dense as well as drunk. Straws said we don't have Asja we don't have any aggregation equipment is all not even a beacon. Now does my turn to let the information sink in this isn't isn't Rif Mariam's and George no this is Rif Minton. I've never heard of it. I'm not surprised. They're not an operational `rational station haven't been fears. Mentions a storage depot. He stopped the car and got out. I saw we were standing a few feet from the dim shape. Shape control tower adjoining a long row of Nissen huts. Evidently once flight rooms. Navigational briefing cuts. The man returned and climbs shakily back behind the wheel. Just turn the runway lights off his head and he belched. My mind was whirling. Why did you switch them on? I asked the sound of your engine said I was in the officers mess having a Noggin. No Joe suggested I listened out the window for a second sound a damn low. Almost as if you're going to come down to hurry I thought I might be of some use. Remember never disconnected the runway lights on they dismantle station so I ran down the control tower and switched him on. I see I said but I didn't whereas Rif Minton exactly. I asked him five miles from the coast. Said and where's the nearest operational. Ram Station with all the radio AIDS including what he thought for a moment must have been Mariam's and George said mindue. I'm just a stores Johnny. That was the explanation. My unknown friend in the weather plane had been leading me straight in from Costa Miriam's in charge by chance abandoned all stores detrimental lay right along the inflight fast Mariam's runway and this old fool had switched on his lights as well result coming in on the last ten nine mile stretch. I had blocked my vampire down onto the wrong air field. I was about to tell him not to interfere with modern procedures that he couldn't understand when I choke the words back. My fuel would run out halfway down the runway. I'd never have made. Miriam ten miles away. I'd have crashed. In the field. Short of touchdown we stopped at the officers. Mess awesome went hitting the place had seen better days. My host flight lieutenant marks shrugged off a sheepskin coat and throw it over a chair. I'm sorry it's not very hospitable. Ah Boy is it marks going to the door and shouting for someone called jove not to worry. I said Oh I could do with a bath in a meal. I think we can admit is that he said trying hard To play the genial host. I fix a spare room. God knows we have enough of them. Lost a rough up a meal bacon and eggs. Do that'll do fine. And while I'm waiting do you mind if I use your phone. He usher me into the mess. Secretary's office and then went off to supervise stored. My Watch told me it was close to midnight night. Hell of a way to spend Christmas. I thought then recalled how thirty minutes earlier I had been trying to God for help and felt ashamed after a few minutes. The phone one was ringing near San Jorge Duty Controller. Air Traffic Control. Please I said there was a pause. I'm sorry Sir but I'm afraid there's no frying. Tonight's are known on duty and air traffic control. Then give me the station Judy officer so please when I got through to him I explained about the emergency and that his station had been alerted to receive a vampire fighter. Coming in on emergency. Landing Without Radio listened attentively. I don't know about that. I don't think we've been operational since we closed down on Friday afternoon but I'm not on air traffic. I'll get the wing commander right. An older voice came on the line speaking from..
"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"To look for ship uss thing it was the first sort of multiuse plane they ever built it started as a bomber but was capable of every every jobs that it did and it did every job well and safely an only with two people you're documentary is it documents the restoration of one miskitos how many of the maxi still exist there is a thirty mosquitoes laugh because there's only two that are airworthy so to get these claims backup in the air is quite a feat from december of 2014 that was some of carol's conversation with april butler director of gaining altitude de mosquito reborn and that documentary chronicles the fiveyear comedian effort to restore to have one mosquito to flying condition you can find the entire interview with ms butler on our website cbc dossier slash a h and you'll also find an interview with a former mosquito pilot featured in that film dave barrett of chila wack british columbia mr barrot serve its a pilot with the raf during the war you've been listening to the as it happens podcast our show can be heard monday to friday on cbc radio one and siriusxm you can also listen to the whole show on the web disco to cbc dot c a slash a h and follow the links to our online archive thanks for listening and carol off and i'm geoff douglass for more cbc podcasts go to cbc dot c eight podcasts.
"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"They're not that kind of guy who gets bad excited but these guys were excited and this was like to highlight of their whole career the most remarkable thing to see as you film this restoration is to see that the plane was made of wood tell us about that tell us what the materials they went into this and it was a three typed away and it was laminated together by our at the time would would can be a very useful material for plain yeah we're just going into world war two and metals we're going to be hard to come by and they'd have to be shifted so to have learned i decided that he would try to build a wooden plane it's been done before but people had moved too heavy metal bombers so his idea of a would plane was quite controversial and it took a long time to push through but when he came out with was a fairly lightweight plane with these huge merlin engines on it that the advantages are it can be easily repaired on piano workers could make planes so no longer we've dealing with machinists in medallists i'm we're dealing with people who built cabinets furniture makers furniture americares at one person says it's the nicest piece of fruit forever bill if event it we're not talking about something chunky and square that you would think would be made of wood this is perfectly rounded cylinder it's just so sleek that you have to believe it's made of some moulded material or are made of steel that's been forged into that shape it is fascinating to see that it's made of wood yeah entered techniques for the at the time were quite unusual to because they would just sort of strap it to a round form and that would get the round shape and then on over top it material and then and the the paid that goes over top so even seen the planet their release stages in two thousand nine it was hard to imagine that was wet until you start you know they start taking off pizzas you can see through the the material it which is truly equal the fees and that was so by 1200 of the mosquitoes that were built during the war were made in canada rights yes and so wizards local what was canadian would ansett casper's from the uh quinn tried island were made for the spurs.
"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"I glanced at my watch fifty one minutes airborne about thirty minutes left of fuel i pulled a vampire into a left hand tournant begun my first leg of the first triangle below me the fog reached back as far as i could see and the toward norfolk it was the same 10 minutes went by nearly two complete triangles i had not prayed not really prayed for many years and the habit came hard lorde please get me out of this putty mess when i had been airborne for seventy two minutes i knew noone would come i felt the rage of despair wedding up i began screaming into the dead microphone you passed turns why don't you look at your rate high screens why can't somebody cmi also damn drunk to can't do your jobs property the angus subsides five minutes later i knew that i was going to die that night strangely i wasn't even afraid anymore just enormously said it's a bad thing to die at 20 years of age with your life lived in the worst thing is not the fact of dying but the fact of all the things never done i dropped a left wing of the vampire toward the moon to bring the aircraft onto the final leg of the less triangle down below the wingtip against the sheen of the fog bank a black shadow cross the whiteness that was another aircraft low against the fuck bank keeping station with me through my turn a mild downs with the sky toward the fog being below may i kept turning wing down to keep it in sight the other aircraft also kept turning until the two of us had done one complete circle only then did i realize why he did not claim to my heightened take station on my wingtip iit's the throttled back and begun to slip down toward him he kept turning so did i at five thousand feet i knew i was still going too fast for him to reduce speed even more i put out the airbrakes slowing down to two hundred eight knots then he was with me one hundred feet off my wingtip and we straightened out together rocking as we've tried to keep formation the moon was to my right and my own shadow a masked hugh shape and form even so i could may.
"shepherd" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"The only things that show up at night even on a bright moonlight night of the lights these have patterns when seen from the sky i knew norwich very well and if i could identify the great curving boge of the norfolk coastline i could find norwich the only major sprawl of lights set twenty miles inland from the coast five miles north of the city i knew was the fighter airfield of miriam st george whose rate indicator beacon would be blotting out it's more said innovation sick on into the night i began to let the vampire down slowly toward the uncoming coast as the fighters slip toward norfolk the sense of loneliness group to be tighter and tighter the night sky it stratospheric temperature fixed nice entail like at an unchanging minus fifty six became in my mind the timeless prison creaking the cold below me lay the worst of them all the heavy brutality of the north sea waiting to swallow me and my plane and bury us in a liquid black quit at fifteen thousand feet and still diving i began to realize that a fresh enemy had entered the fear and far away to right and left ahead of no doubt behind me the light of the moon reflected on a flat an endless sea of white the east anglian fog moved in there was no question of trying to overfly the fog to westward without navigational aids are radio i'd be lost over strange unfamiliar country also out of the question was to try to fly back to holland i had not the fuel relying only on my eyes to guide me it was a question of landing at mariam st george or dying amid the wreckage of the vampire somewhere in the fog least fans a ten thousand feet i pulled out of my dis increasing power slightly to keep airborne using up more of my precious few a creature of my training i recalled again the instructions of flight sergeant norris when we are totally lost above unbroken cloud gentleman we must consider the necessity of bathe in out of our aircraft must we not.