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

Old 19th Jun 2017, 13:39
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BBC, Ethics, same sentence.. what nonsence
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 18:06
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Current Kindle reading is by a Daily Telegraph reporter who was embedded, almost accidentally, in the 'tip of the spear' in GW2. His introduction contains some fairly disparaging views on BBC reportage

If the Kindle wasn't in our room, and I hadn't been suffering from Rum Punch, I coukd tell yu what the book was""
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 06:43
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Wander00, totally agree. The standard of insensitive and crass reporting is appalling, those making the reports are witless when it comes to covering items where justice might be perverted and/or security operations compromised ... and the BBC "can't understand" why licence fee payers accuse it of political bias!!!
I suppose that's what comes of running an organisation occupied by a plethora with degrees in underwater Chinese basket weaving!
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 11:43
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Originally Posted by FantomZorbin
...an organisation occupied by a plethora with degrees in underwater Chinese basket weaving!
I believe that many of the new graduates/graduate trainees taken on by the BBC have degrees from Oxford or Cambridge. And therein lies the problem, with many educated beyond their intelligence.

A previous involvement of mine with the BBC flying group give me an insight into the employment practices of that organisation (the BBC not the flying group!)
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 12:24
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The BBC suffers from embedded organisational bias. Over time an organisation acquires an ethos and then hires only people who share the same ethos. As everyone in the organisation thinks the same way, they view anyone who thinks differently as being wrong and that they are guardians of the standard, Politically they're biased to the left, favour "diversity" and hire accordingly.

As another example, the armed forces have their own ethos, especially within the officer corps, and retain many quaint Georgian traditions of behaviour that are no longer shared by the population at large.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 22:19
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The Georgians? What did the Georgians ever do for us?
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 06:30
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... well at least the RAF doesn't have "traditions" - only habits!
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 12:08
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Chugalug (#10908),

cf: BBC FOUR The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain.


Fantom Zorbin (#10909),

Mostly bad ones !

Cheers, both, Danny.
 
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...the RAF doesn't have "traditions"
I think the Royal Air Force adopted the best of what we inherited from the Royal Navy and the Army out of which we were formed. Which is why the Royal Air Force is the junior but superior service.

[Puts on tin helmet and ducks below the parapet]
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 18:32
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Blacksheep - I'll second that
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 18:54
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The Good Old Days - and before Danny's time too
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 07:25
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Blacksheep - 'hutch up a bit' it's a bit of a squeeze in this dugout and while you're about it, would you please pass us the biscuits, the fire needs mendin'.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 16:26
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Originally Posted by ricardian
Sweet landing at the end of that. Are we sure it wasn't Danny?
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 20:42
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Danny's not sure it wasn't Danny ! (was there Time before me ? - can't remember).
 
Old 25th Jun 2017, 13:11
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OMG - Won't somebody wake this Thread from its enchanted sleep ?
 
Old 25th Jun 2017, 15:41
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OK then - how about a map of Poona, circa 1945/6, that recently turned up amongst the effects of a wartime WAAF. Does it stir any memories?

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Old 25th Jun 2017, 19:13
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ICM (#10917),

Geriaviator's your man ! Roamed those streets as a five-year old. Shouldn't be long before we hear from him.
 
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DP 198 Whisky at China Bay.

DP198 Whisky at China Bay, of 205 Squadron. It is the same aircraft as the one on the Thames at Tower Bridge. Only it was with 110 Squadron at that time.
It was made in Windemere as Mark III in late 1944, but converted to a Mark V.

DP 198 W along with ML797 P flew the last mission on May 15th 1959, over Singapore. Making DP 198 the longest serving Sunderland!

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Old 27th Jun 2017, 07:23
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Fascinated by Poona map, but cannot find our area. Away from home on hols, wifi not easy, and need to look up old stuff again. I remember crossing bridges short gharri ride from home with acrid smells from burning ghats on river banks so we can't have been far away. Thanks for posting this gem!
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 10:14
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After a quick look at the Google Earth thing, that map appears to have 060 at the top.
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