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    Posted: 04 Jun 2009 at 20:30
Evening All,
                     The twin yoked Lewis guns used by British Air Services were referred to as Huntley & Palmer, was there a connection to the biscuit manufacturer? or could they have easily have been known as Gilbert & Sullivan or a similar pairing. 
                                                   TTFN as we said back when,     John B.
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I have some medals to a 103 Squadron observer called CH Huntley. I often wondered if his pilot was called Palmer...
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I've always understood that that was the jocular name the twin Lewis were given by the RFC
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At a guess, the round magazines would look similar to round biscuit tins - could that have been an H&P custom?
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Dear John,
 
I have joined the new web site - all thanks to Andy Kemp setting me off solo
 
I did not know about the names of the twin guns but it occurred to me that Huntley and Palmer were based in Reading I think so probably in the minds of RFC men who were in Reading for a while.
 
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Huntley & Palmer - wasn't there a saying 'just the biscuit'?  Maybe the RFC considered the twin Lewis set-up was 'Just the Biscuit' ?
 
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