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Fg Off Wales' Wings

Old 10th Apr 2008, 09:37
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Spanish Waltzer - no one told me it was dangerous before I got into it with him!!!!

The pap were shooting from outside the wire and obviously used their journalistic integrity to research the rest of the story before they went to print.
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 10:04
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Maybe the military would have less retention problems if they made their housing less parade-ground and more homely by encouraging some vegetation
That's the problem,when they will only be there for 2-3 years nobody wants to invest in a few rose bushes, flower beds etc to brighten the place up.

Reminds me of the crestfallen-looking double-glazing salesman going door-to-door in the Honington MQs.
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 11:25
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"I can see my house from here......."
Correction: "I can see the house my subjects pay for!"
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Spot on - Give the man a coco-nut.


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Old 10th Apr 2008, 17:50
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no quarters like that were ever built in UK
Yateley in Hampshire just down from Blackbushe had some very similar married quarters. White painted stucco walls, smallish windows, a high roof line etc. They were built for US Navy personnel when the USN had a presence at Blackbushe.
Later in the 70's and 80's they were occupied by USAF personnel based at Greenham Common. They were sold off to the private housing market around the time Greenham Common closed down.
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Hilarious

Just listened to the Radio 2 news reporting on F/O Wales getting his wings and the reporter said:

"In these health and safety conscious days the wings were stuck on with a piece of velcro rather than with a pin"

How I laughed, where do these reporters get this stuff from!!! I seem to remember mine being velcroed on when awarded over 20 years ago. No 'Elf 'n' Safety culture back then!

More here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...t=true&bbcws=2

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Old 11th Apr 2008, 13:26
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Lovely to see how a thread relating to a future King's flying training can drift into married quarters spotting !! I've just had an idea for new thread.....

Perhaps in reality the right sense of perspective ? Love it, keep it up chaps !
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 13:58
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How I laughed, where do these reporters get this stuff from!!! I seem to remember mine being velcroed on when awarded over 20 years ago. No 'Elf 'n' Safety culture back then!

Mine were pre-velcro - still got a fifty one year old scar!:
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 14:29
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Daily Mail - Could Stores not find a better fitting No 5 for the young Fg Off?
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One must get one's priorities right!

Officers at the flying school devised a bespoke syllabus that meant the future king was able to fly solo in two fixed-wing training aircraft and a helicopter within 13 weeks. The prince was even able to find time to go skiing in Klosters with his father.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 15:07
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nunquamparatus: LOL!
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 16:06
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Dad looks a tad casual.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 16:11
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Relaxed rather than casual. And why not? One day, it'll all be his!
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Did he solo on the Tucano?

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>Officers at the flying school devised a bespoke syllabus that meant the future king was able to fly solo in two fixed-wing training aircraft and a helicopter within 13 weeks.<

Purely out of interest, did he solo on the Tucano as well as the Tutor and Squirrel? I thought I'd read somewhere that his Tucano flying was all dual.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 16:58
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See he's managed to earn the Queen's Jubilee Medal... Unlike thousands of other servicemen who were in at the time of the Jubilee. Still, I suppose that's one of the benefits of working for your Grandmother.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 17:08
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D O G - He would have been awarded that as a member of the royal household - the medal went to all sorts of folk in public & royal service who had been in said service for more than 5(iirc?) years at the jubilee.
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Hands in pockets!
I got 3 days jankers for that when I was at Cranditz when wearing civvies! (When he was also there).
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Don't worry about it pba_target, barrow loads of Granny's Medals will be heading his way.
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Charles looks like one of the fellas from Das Boot


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