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

Old 22nd Jul 2010, 12:19
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Sorry to drag this back to the bomber boys but I have a question for Cliff-the-engineer.

On some modern types when the hydraulics are off for a while the flaps droop. Can you remember, when arriving at a Lancaster prior to flight, were the flaps typically up or had they drooped down?

Adam
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Old 28th Jul 2010, 09:28
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Reg

Just to let you know, Reg has gone into hospital again, so he can't gain access to his favourite webpage (PPRUNERS).

When I have more information I will post it.

Regards Andy
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Old 28th Jul 2010, 09:52
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Andy

Many thanks for keeping us posted - I am sure that you will be reminding Reg that we are thinking of him, and wishing him well.

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Old 28th Jul 2010, 17:13
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Reg Again

Yes of course I will tell Reg, although our conversations are quite short, I have just heard today that he is moving from a Hospital to a Hospice.

If any of you want the address to send a card just PM me and I will do my best.

Regards Andy
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Old 28th Jul 2010, 21:58
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I Would Like To Send Reg A Letter. I Have E-mailed Him But Had No Recent Reply. How Do I "pm" You For His Address? I Have His 'phone Number But Not His Address. Fredjhh
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 00:58
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All the best...

Chin up Reg, we're all thinking of you just now.

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Old 29th Jul 2010, 02:18
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All the best...

Chin up Reg, we're all thinking of you just now.

Glad Rag.
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 02:48
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Andy

Will you please pass on to Reg this Australian's thanks and best wishes.

Thanks for both a magnificent life well lived and his contribution to this thread.

Best wishes for his improved health and many more years to come.
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 10:06
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Best wishes

Andy, tell Reg to set "the lad" up with access, so he can keep us up to speed with Reg's progress (and so he can dictate his great memoirs for us!!)
Regards, Kevin
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 10:59
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Fredjhh

I have sent you a PM, just look on the top RHS of the page, enter your username and password, then you will have to copy a further sort of password that the PPRuNe webpage will display to you, that should log you in (as fredjhh).

Then if you look at the Top RHS of the page again you should see welcome fredjhh underneath that click on "private messages" and you should see my message.

Reg is currently in hospital whilst his PC is at home, hence he cannot answer emails at this time.

Hope that helps, Regards Andy
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 20:10
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Dear Reggie,
Get well soon mon brave - we're all missing the banter.....
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Old 30th Jul 2010, 05:43
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Have just read post #1863. Andyl999, could you please pass on to Regle, "Bloody hell, what a type hog!! I deeply envy the different types you have flown but not what you had to go through to do it. I am afraid I would lack the testicular fortitude of the men and women of your generation."

Tow1709, as everyone has said or thought, your memories posted here are just fantastic. They broke the mould when they made you guys.

Cliffnemo, the devil who started this magnificent thread an extra big THANK YOU as Tow and Reg may not have added their important pieces of history to this thread.

Thank you to all who have added to this thread and added to my education of such an important era for us. Bob Doe said, in the BBC (?) TV program about learning to fly a Spitfire, that they just wanted to be remembered. With threads like this, you shall all be remembered and never forgotten.
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Old 30th Jul 2010, 07:26
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Well put, Biggles78.

Very best wishes, Regle!
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Old 30th Jul 2010, 07:53
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I'll second Biggles 78's sentiments.

Best wishes and good luck Regle.
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Old 30th Jul 2010, 08:15
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Although the old man fought in the same conflict and told me quite a lot about his own varied experiences, the amount of detail here is truly humbling.
'Well done guys' does not even begin to say it,
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Old 30th Jul 2010, 13:50
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Reg

I too would like to send my regards to Reg and hope he is OK. As Reg was someone who was in C Flight 51 Squadron, his memories have been invaluable to me in my research.
I have been in touch with Ernie Herrald's family and have forwarded to them all of rmventuri's pictures which (for obvious reasons) they have never seen.
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Old 30th Jul 2010, 14:04
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Get better quickly Regle
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 15:06
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The Return Of The Prodigal Son ?

Sorry I haven’t answered any questions recently, but initially I thought I would have a rest while so many interesting items were being posted, and lately after an hour or so on my computer I have had an eye problem. This resulted in a feeling as if my eyes were full of sand. Hopefully this problem will be overcome during the next week.

First of all I wish to add to all your messages wishing Reg a speedy recovery.. Get well quickly Reg, but take it easy until you are fully recovered
On some modern types when the hydraulics are off for a while the flaps droop. Can you remember, when arriving at a Lancaster prior to flight, were the flaps typically up or had they drooped down?

kook bat




Adam .As far as I know the flaps were always up whilst ‘on the dispersal.’ Only twice did the engineer alter flaps.. After take off on the command ‘flap in by five’ and on final check before switching off engines when engineers final check included raise flaps. I think that if we had arrived at ‘dispersal’ and found the flaps down, we would have informed ‘Chiefy’.
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Cliff, wherefore at thou?
A bit concerned, are things OK, Cliff?
We could do with an update on what responses you had with trying to contact Cherman vebsites!!
Yes Kevin I’ m O.k thanks for inquiring . My P.M to you has hopefully explained.

With regard to the German exercise nothing positive emerged , although I received quite a few pleasant replies I have a distinct feeling they felt they might get a ‘rough ride’, despite my assurance that this is very friendly thread , that we were kindred spirits., and could interpret their posts. However I know the feeling well. Only a ‘clot’ would stick his neck out and say where the flaps were sixty years ago. (Or Pilot Officer Prune).
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 15:46
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This resulted in a feeling as if my eyes were full of sand

Cliff - Are you sure that you haven't been out on that beach buggy without your goggles?

Great to hear you are doing well and hope that your eyes will settle down, and that we will hear more from you, not least as the instigator and catalyst for this wonderful thread - we can't have both you and Reg offline simultaneously!

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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 17:43
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Cliff..the eye problem is probably arc eye; either stop welding the buggy or buy one of those lovely automatic welding hats like I did!!

Hope the eyes sort themselves out quickly....and best wishes to Reg, too.

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