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Gaining An R.A.F Pilots Brevet In WW II

Old 2nd Feb 2017, 17:59
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Danny glad to see you back if not yet A1 G1.
At last I can claim to have something in common with you having had a similar experience five days before you. If you have been discharged with a supply of super strength antibiotics you are now cured of nearly all know lurgies. My supply came with 8 A4 pages of description which claimed they cured all the things the M.O. used to warn you about and numerous obscure things found in the far east. All this claimed with a caveat that they wont work if you imbibe.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 18:19
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That last sentence is a bit of a bummer!!
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 20:29
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Ian16th, Yes, the same (Captain James Cook is Middlesbrough's sole claim to fame. So has our estimeed Technical College ["the lumpenpolytariat"] blossomed as the James Cook University, and the old "South Tees" ennobled as the "The James Cook University Hospital" If we made seaside "rock", it would have "James Cook" in the middle).
Though not I've yet to reach your ancient status, as a lad I had the opportunity to attend Constantine College, but instead, I took the Queens shilling and became a Boy Entrant.

In 1952 the idea of it becoming a University, wasn't even a gleam in anyone's eye.

The hospital was simply 'The Gen'!
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 21:29
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ian16th,

Of course ! "South Tees" only started in 1980. Before that was the "General".

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Glad to see you back, Danny!

Any 'nubile maiden' nurses in that hospital, of similar pulchritudinous quality to that of a certain Section Officer, to soothe your fevered brow... ?
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The thread resurrection. Meanwhile, many dead with no real outcome to the investigation. You can sneer all you like at me but many families await an outcome in law. Please close this utterly poor disrespectful thread.
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The thread resurrection. Meanwhile, many dead with no real outcome to the investigation. You can sneer all you like at me but many families await an outcome in law. Please close this utterly poor disrespectful thread.
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Are sure you have the right thread Hangershuffle
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Originally Posted by Fark'n'ell
??????
Are sure you have the right thread Hangershuffle
Presumably aimed at the hunter / shoreham airshow thread and missed.
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BEagle (#10186),

Glad to be back !

Sadly there were some (well up to York standard), but not a flicker in my direction ! Ah, well - comes to us all in time !

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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 16:01
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Careful Danny - I've got relatives (admittedly distant and on the wife's side) working in that place (the Cook)

Glad to see you back on the run!!!

PZU - Out of Africa (Retired)
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 16:18
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Welcome back Danny!
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Thanks, all, for the welcome back in our cyber crew-room !

Pom Pax,

Ah, not even my customary (medicinal) slug of Baileys in my coffee now - till I've finished stock of mini tomb-stones (tomorrow night). Kills All Known Germs !

And why are they all white now, so's you can't tell t'other from which ? Miracle I'm not poisoned !

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Kills All Known Germs !
Three a day for seven days Once you start the course you MUST finish it or you build in a resistance.

To kill SOME germs it's six followed by another six eight hours later followed by another six eight hours after that.

We're a bit too old for that.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 00:16
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To a lesser degree I've just had a similar problem.
I was discharged after a back operation a couple of weeks ago with three different types of painkiller.
Fortunately I haven't needed any of them but I had to scour the (extremely) small print to find one that didn't say "do not drink alcohol".
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A somewhat belated welcome back to the crew room Danny, and picking up on the posts about one eyed/armed VSOs, I wonder if anyone else recalls Gp Capt Gerald Pendred, who was Stn Cdr at RAF Cranwell around 1972-3 when I arrived there for my first tour. I was told that he had lost an eye in a Typhoon crash in 1944/45, but recall him going off flying in JPs and especially a Chipmunk, usually with Sqn Ldr "Chick" Hemsley. I remember him as a very charming old school gentleman who retired and went to run an antique shop in Ancaster.
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Rum & Baccy

Both aviation and medicine have evolved over the ages.

Whilst in '61 undergoing a prolonged and refined form of medieval torture in Ely Hospital we were served a 1/2 pint bottle of pale ale every evening and had our ash trays emptied more often than our beds made up. One evening a fellow inmate's (Waterbeach Javelin driver) Squadron commander visited with a full crate to pass his wife's confinement rather than pace the corridors. After having visited his new born he returned with two crates.

And now Danny for the interest of your dutiful carer an incite into McIndoe. A work colleague who had been only a lowly MT driver told me that nothing was too good for McIndoe's boys and he personal had regularly both champagne and VSOP brandy, both of which can only have been in very short supply in mid '43.
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Pom Pax,

In civilian hospitals a long time ago, patients were "prescribed" a glass of Guinness every evening as a "tonic" (good idea !)

My Mary did most of her (postwar) nursing career at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. Was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Burns and Plastic Surgery. Met the "Guinea Pigs" many times at their reunions.

I have the paperback book "McIndoe's Army" (by Edward Bishop; pub: Grub Street, 4, Rainham Close, SW11 6SS; ISBN 1 904943 02 0; 2004 edition). (Available S. American River at exorbitant prices. Possibility of a Kindle).

I put in a Post about it on Page 359, #7158, you followed me on #7159.

Cheers, Danny.

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Originally Posted by Danny42C
Pom Pax,

In civilian hospitals a long time ago, patients were "prescribed" a glass of Guinness every evening as a "tonic" (good idea !)

My Mary did most of her (postwar) nursing career at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. Was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Burns and Plastic Surgery. Met the "Guinea Pigs" many times at their reunions.

I have the paperback book "McIndoe's Army" (by Edward Bishop; pub: Grub Street, 4, Rainham Close, SW11 6SS; ISBN 1 904943 02 0; 2004 edition). (Available S. American River at exorbitant prices. Possibility of a Kindle).

I Posted on it on Page 359, #7158, you followed me on #7159.

Cheers, Danny.
I had two spells totalling about 7 weeks at HMS Drake, a stone frigate & the RN Hospital in Plymouth. The first time I was officially stationed at RAF Tangmere but attached to the Army and stationed at Crownhill Fort, the second time I had been posted to RAF Mountbatten. Every evening we all got a bottle of either Guinness or Mackeson. And who could forget cheesy-hammy-eggy for tea.
At that time I was probably the only person in the RAF whose medical category (allocated by the RN) was "P7 - unfit for sea-going duty"; that really confused the Army and the RAF.
And just try to clear from a station at which you never arrived - whilst I was attached to the army 38 Group had moved from Tangmere to Odiham.
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My Dad was operated on in 1947 for some kind of unique ulcer condition, recuperation involved large quantities of Guinness, prescribed to the point that he couldn't stand the taste of the stuff later and always drank Mackeson.
Needless to say that when he visited us many yonks later in California it was a challenge to satisfy his "requirements".
Nothing to do with "the thread" but, what the hell...
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Chaps, I've sent our friend a PM asking him to delete his 10147 - he probably doesn't even realise his finger trouble!
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