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Old 23rd May 2016, 19:32
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wiltshire
Age: 67
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Is Smudge succumbing to dementia ????

Hi all,

And forgive my intrusion in what appears to be the slow run down of this thread, a great tribute to Albert. I had the great pleasure today to wander a few miles of Wiltshire countryside in the company of my former fellow GE, one Tucker Thompson. Having enjoyed a couple of "home made" pints at the Red Lion at Cricklade we ended up back home around 1500 hours. I was enjoying a nice coffee in the back garden at west "pig atop the hill" when a J flew over, and to my surprise seemed to have an external tank fitted to the Left Wing only. Mrs smudge confirmed that one side had three engines the other had two. Is there some sort of asymmetry trial going on ? Did one just drop off ? Or, is the Red Lions beer more effective than I thought ? Any ideas would be gratefully received, oh, it was a stretch as well, not the short variety. Thanks in anticipation.

Smudge 👍
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