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Last NCO Pilot entry?

Old 15th Mar 2019, 11:01
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Originally Posted by Powers View Post
As was the norm in the mid 1960's, when young RAF airmen like me conversed with Flight Sergeants we respectfully called them 'Flight'. This was OK until I had to share an office at Khormaksar with an ex NCO pilot named Flight Sergeant Flight! - a tricky situation for a 20 year old!. However, to avoid embarrasment he kindly agreed to be known as 'Chief''. A nice man. Regards....Paul
Before the advent of Chief Technicians in the RAF, Flight Sergeants were often known and addressed as "Chief" or "Chieffy"
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 17:20
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Originally Posted by Powers View Post
As was the norm in the mid 1960's, when young RAF airmen like me conversed with Flight Sergeants we respectfully called them 'Flight'. This was OK until I had to share an office at Khormaksar with an ex NCO pilot named Flight Sergeant Flight! - a tricky situation for a 20 year old!. However, to avoid embarrasment he kindly agreed to be known as 'Chief''. A nice man. Regards....Paul
Flight Sergeant Flight, who was D Sqn Flight Sergeant at Cranwell until about 1967.

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Old 16th Mar 2019, 10:56
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Originally Posted by racingrigger View Post
Before the advent of Chief Technicians in the RAF, Flight Sergeants were often known and addressed as "Chief" or "Chieffy"
The rank of Chief Tech came into being in 1951!

Flt Sgt's were called 'Chief' for many years after that.

Dunno if they still are.

Chief Tech and Junior Tech were the only Tech ranks to survive the 1964 changes. J/T of course has since disapeared
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 08:58
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Donít forget Taff Walkerís hound Shula!
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 09:57
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I was nearly the last NCO pilot as I was selected at Biggin Hill to be an NCO pilot. While waiting for my course they cancelled that rank, So back to Biggin Hill for another selection procedure. When they asked if I was interested in a different trade, maybe Navigator, at least I could say I have already been assessed for pilot training so "no thanks"
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 11:23
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Originally Posted by Q-SKI View Post
Donít forget Taff Walkerís hound Shula!
I still wonder what happened to Taff.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 13:43
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M.Plt at Ballykelly

Originally Posted by old developer View Post
I seem to remember that there was a Master Pilot around BK at the same kind of time
There was a Master Pilot at Ballykelly on 204 in the early 60s - I think his name was Bill? Burgess
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