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

Old 4th Jul 2018, 20:47
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Mary is doing a bloody fine job. High-Five from this location
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 11:43
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MPN11,

Mary says: "Thank you, kind sir - it's always nice to be appreciated !"

(now what can you tell us about the gangs of feral chickens that are
terrorising Jersey ? see Jet Blast)
 
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Cheers, Danny/Mary.

Oh, the chickens! Yes, we have a bunch of them further up the lane, near a large pond. Very handsome cockerels. They wander all over the roadway, but have the sense to get out of the way of vehicles. Fortunately a 15mph sped limit up there! There’s another small flock on the hillside opposite, who occasionally wander down to the stables to look for pickings.

Really rather charmingly rural, espcially as we are on the edge of St Helier!!
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 15:25
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MPN11,

Couldn't you do a deal with Colonel Harland Sanders over these pesky chickens ? I sense a commercial opportunity going to waste ! And don't they wake you up at dawn every morning ?

Or buy an air rifle !
 
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Wake me at dawn? With my hearing levels?

I find them a charming rural occurrence. And I got rid of my .22 air rifle, as local regulations classify air guns as a firearm, and ICBA to renew my FAC!!

What is profoundly worse is the illegal introduction of pheasants, some time ago, which are now [FFS] protected. This is a strange place to live
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 15:11
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I do not usually "bang the drum" for TV programmes, but on my (propped up in bed) morning wanderings on my tablet, I came across My5 > Catch Up > Blaze > Fri Jly6
"AIR CRASH: DISASTERS UNCOVERED
S2 E4 Deadly Crossroads"
There are four Episodes in the Series, all are (relatively) not over-dramatic dramatised documentaries of well known accidents. All four are worth watching, but E4 will make any old ATCO (especially of the Area Radar persuasion) break out into a cold sweat !

Should show it to the studes on JATCS. Recommended, if you haven't seen it already..
 
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over two weeks - all quiet on this western front - nairy an Indian - nairy a cowboy (wearing his chaparajos back to front, I wouldn't wonder).

SO here for "old mate" , and Nostagia with a capital "N" -
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nearly two weeks - all quiet on this western front - nairy an Indian - nairy a cowboy (wearing his chaparajos back to front, I wouldn't wonder).
(The last pic is an RAAF pilot atop his VV.) (The mods have done something inexplicable. I am all of a sudden a new boy again and have no history of previous posts. And cannot post any pictures)
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 11:01
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Pilot or ground crew? Danny, were you ever inclined to go crawling over the engine?!
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 14:09
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Octane (#12111),

No ! In the first place, the top of the cowling (14 ft AGL) was a dizzy height (for me) and then, all the Wright Cyclone family were renowned for reliability over the years. And my experience with internal combustion engines is that they are best left to the professionals to tinker about with: that way your days will be long in the land.
 
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And nowadays, Danny, unless you have a ferret with a HNC in engineering, it's impossible to 'tinker' … progress huh!
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Originally Posted by Danny42C
mikehallam (#12092),

Google "Rector of Stiffkey" - Wiki knows all about it. I was at School in Blackpool at the time, but the Pleasure Beach was out of bounds on the rare occasions they let us loose.
Ah, Harold Davidson, the "Prostitutes' Padre". This picture of him is marvellous...

"Mother! Yon Lion’s ‘et 'arold!”

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Wasn't he "unfrocked" for something or other ? And Stanley Holloway's (?) "Harold and the Lion" was a classic !

They don't make 'em like that any more (more's the pity).
 
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"Albert and the Lion"
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"Got me !" - Albert, of course, how could I forget ? (because you're a stupid old git, that's how !)
 
Old 27th Jul 2018, 12:31
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Originally Posted by eko4me
I've got a LP of Stan's monologues, including Albert & the Lion, in the garage somewhere.
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Heads up; Light Entertainment on a dull day,; QSY "Private Flying" Forum, our Tracey's back in town !
 
Old 30th Jul 2018, 05:42
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Mary Ellis

Danny,
Whilst watching the BBC show about 100 years of the R.A.F I spotted a shot of Mary Ellis's log book. A monthly summary included "Vengeance 1h:30".
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Hello Danny,

"No ! In the first place, the top of the cowling (14 ft AGL) was a dizzy height (for me)"

Isn't a funny thing when 14 ft off the ground can be challenging yet peeling off into a 90 degree vertical dive in combat is all in a days work?!
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