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Old 12-08-2007, 01:41 PM   #11
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Here he is, restored a little,

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Old 12-09-2007, 05:51 AM   #12
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I've just remembered that you asked about the ADP stamp on the Short 184 prop. This stamp is very rare. I have only seen it once or twice. I think it means Air Department Propeller. The staff branch of the Royal Navy which ran the Royal Naval Air Service was called the Air Department (of the navy). Thus, all RNAS propellers have a drg number which begins AD. By comparison, the propellers of the Royal Flying Corps were approved by the Air Board of the Army, and these props have drg nos beginning AB.

So my guess is that ADP indicates Air Dept Propeller, but this is merely my guess. If anyone else knows for certain, please tell me.

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Old 12-19-2007, 07:07 AM   #13
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Hi Bob,

Thanks very much for all that info, and for having a go at tidying up that photo - that's a good bit of software you have.
I have now done some research about the Short 184 - and have found and ordered a 'Windsock' publication about it, so a bit of festive reading ahead for me! (I can just hear the wife sighing now.... ) I can't find nearly so much about the Farman - but I'm assuming that the prop is most likely to be from the so called 'Shorthorn' version, which was slightly later and seems to be the plane that was widely used as a trainer. Does anyone have any tips for a publication which might tell me a bit more? One bit of trivia that I've picked up is that apparently Biggles learnt to fly in one!

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