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4th September 1949

Seventy-one years

Since the Brabazon took flight

Test pilot, Bill Pegg

Footnote:  I wrote this in April and scheduled it for publication on September 4th, the anniversary of the maiden flight. In the meantime, WordPress changed its format nd my scheduled post disappeared. So here it is resurrected.


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Obscure words explained 93. – chockablock

CHOCKABLOCK

A nautical term

when blocks drawn close together

permit no movement

Note: Originally chock and block, part of the tackle on rigged sailing ships