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Old 20th Aug 2012, 07:32   #101 (permalink)
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[FONT="Book Antiqua"]One who believes she is a Fantome sprog visited the Musee de L'Air on 5th July 2012.

She entered there the collection's Sandringham, climbed up into the wheelhouse to sit upon the seat once occupied by PG Taylor, he who plied this boat out of Sydney for a few years in the mid fifties on cruises round the South Pacific. Sir Gordon's book of those years is 'Bird of the Islands', and a damn fine read it is too.

Taylor christened his lovely acquisition 'Frigate Bird 111'. One day he left her in Tahiti. Hence the French connection.

If per chance you know anything about PG Taylor that may not be common knowledge, please PM me, as there is a biographer friend of mine working on a life of Taylor.

Incidentally, when another of PGT's aircraft sat semi-derelict at the back of a hangar occupied by Ansett Flying Boat Services at Rose Bay in Sydney, I used often to sit in the Taylor seat of Catalina 'Frigate Bird 11', eat my lunch and dream of palm fringed lagoons and grass skirts and Polynesian beauties. Oh, and the deafening roar of two big Pratts for fifteen hours or more at a time. And G and Ts as the sun sinks in a red and golden blaze out over the bay.

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Old 12th Sep 2012, 12:32   #102 (permalink)
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Mr OFSO (right) and a friend in Holy Orders (left) demonstrate the main cause of inflation in Catalunia in 2012, using Mrs OFSO (centre) as a model.

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Old 20th Jan 2013, 11:07   #104 (permalink)

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Lon More, thanks, now I do not have to post a picture. Consider yours mine.

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Old 23rd Jan 2013, 05:27   #107 (permalink)
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I left the RAF 3 months ago so its probably safe to post my ugly mug on here now.

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Old 7th Feb 2013, 11:02   #108 (permalink)
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The photo may be a few years old, but the hat is still going strong!

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Old 17th Feb 2013, 08:05   #109 (permalink)
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It was quite a long time ago ......
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 02:04   #110 (permalink)
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Old 2nd Jun 2013, 03:31   #111 (permalink)
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 08:52   #112 (permalink)
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In a former life.
On the left - as a pax through the Mach Loop.
Anyone from Valley know the name of the pilot - his first name was Geraint.
Also in a former life.
As far south as you can get - almost.
Cape Roberts.

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Old 4th Jul 2013, 01:34   #113 (permalink)

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Old 8th Jul 2013, 08:05   #114 (permalink)
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Alloa and G/F of Akbar in Geneva recently.
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Old 8th Jul 2013, 09:14   #115 (permalink)
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Himself,the other bloke is tony draper.

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From last winter. I think they are safeguarding their emergency rations...

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Old 4th Aug 2013, 00:36   #117 (permalink)
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Old 5th Aug 2013, 00:07   #118 (permalink)
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1994 in SA

and 1996, Blantyre Malawi with my mistress.

and 2013 with Mrs DM

and 2013 with my tribe - still smiling

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