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Old 17th Jan 2010, 19:31
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Still here, 'Phamous'

Let's see if this works...



'...Oh I'm with you old boy but I've left my stomach behind...'
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 19:45
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Lady friends added greatly to The Street. Here is a fire hydrant cupboard they prepared for a party...



I have photos of Street parties but they have the small issue of faces...
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 20:00
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Decisions

Oh yes Sff, those worked OK. Was that going off 21? Just sorting what to put up next.

PS Have just heard from P*** B*** (ex OC'A') - enjoying the stories.
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Phantom Cr@pper

Did we every discover who coiled the steamy one onto OC 72's car bonnet (Mr Blobby's) just before he left the sqn? Kinda summed up his tour as the Boss. Mr Blobby - he of the rather large gait, the flagpole incident at Antrim and Supersonic Wessex fame.
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One well recalls Blobby's car receiving the additional bonnet mascot...

Apparently he ranted to OC Police about DNA testing 230 Sqn officers (IIRC the outrgae was when he was dined-out) to see whose it was .... I guess there is DNA in poo.

Whereupon OC Police (in his best "do you think that's wise Sir" Sgt Wilson voice) apparently suggested it was just as likely to have been 72 ......

But no such testing took place ..........
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 16:51
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Blobby's Gusset.

Was it not Blobby who Bollo@ked one of his JPs for being a tad over weight, but had his own LCJ with a gusset zipped in?
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 18:43
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I wasn't overweight - he just caught me with loads of contraband down my front!!
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 19:03
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I wonder if said Blobby is the same person who:

- trimmed the trees with his tips in BFPO47 (perhaps excusable for a first tourist )then came in grinning (perhaps not so agreeable ).

- caught religion and turned up one Wednesday having forgotten to wash his forehead

- mastered the art of the Tactical PVR (in the days when the waiting list reached 8 years...) to wangle a QHI course followed by 28/Sek Kong...

If so I suspect you'll need to pull up a very comfy sandbag before everyone's used up all their stories about him!

Re poo/DNA, I'm told that unless significant amounts of other, er, bodily matter exists within the sample then - assuming your miscreant didn't have Chalfonts/Emma Freuds - it is extremely unlikely that any identification would be possible.
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 19:48
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"They come over, just for a swan, once or twice a year........"
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 19:50
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Thudandblunder et al........

Now anyone who knows me knows that I dubbed him 'Blobby' when I arrived on 72 Sqn and disliked him with a vengeance for most of my tour. However, he did do me one favour...........
Picture the scene...Dining-in night leaving the table to retire to the bar. I'm somewhat well lubricated but happy. I arrived in the bar to be confronted by TCG and his 230 Sqn cronies behind him. TCG has a broom upside down in front of him (he's holding the broom part) 'Come on L@@@@e get your 72 Sqn mates and we'll have a go at tug of war'. Whereupon he swung the pole part of the broom up into my nethers!!
Needless to say it hurt, so I reacted by punching him straight in the mush and knocking him back onto his mates behind him. I stood and watched his mates drag him round the bar out of my range but I maintained eye contact with him as he went round the bar, but eventually I thought 'Bugger this I'm off to bed'.

Early in the morning I was awoken by my 'phone ringing. 'Hello blah blah'
When a female voice in a foreign accent ! said ' I don't want no sh@t, I don't want no trouble. I know you and TCG had a fight last night he's not happy he's going to see the Stn Cdr'

Well I thought that was going to be 'Career end'. So I rang Blobby and said 'I think I'm in the sh@t Boss'. 'Why's that?' Sez 'ee. 'Well I struck TCG last night and he's going to see the Staish'.

Whereupon his Blobbiness states ' You're not in the sh@t L@@@@e I saw what happened and your reaction was fully justified'.

You could have knocked me over with a feather......the 'Big Boy' had actually backed up one his officers.................. however he's still a fat git!!
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Another Puma - 72 Sqn This Time.

Cim Jartner? As at Drumadd, 11th January 1999 with A*** L***, D*** S******, C**** Y*** and XV234’Pres Roosevelt’? Only the cab is recorded here in another of those night views.



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Some pics from Bangor Ex Beaufort Dyke, Ards airshow and Carrickmore.





















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Old 19th Jan 2010, 00:09
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BLAH...

Now there was another news letter out in Aldergrove in the mid 80's, if i missed reference to it in the last 11 pages i , I'm sure it ran to 2 or maybe 3 editions before it's editor was hauled in and discouraged further from mentioning, current incidents including the adventures of the "Orange One" the Kuros King...AKA Fat Srgeant WXYZ who on promotion was re-named The Massive Air Load Master. Far too close to the truth was Blah so destined for file 13...but OH to have kept the copies that were done...
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phabulous Phamusphotographer.......!!

Awesome phots - phabulous memories.....!
Thanks PP
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Not A Wessex – Or Puma – This Time

Cheers Dundiggin.

Just checked my log book... 1994 24 Oct Puma hc 1 ZA937, Pilot Flt Lt D****r M**le,
D****r M**le?

Didn’t he go off (or on) to Chinooks? That’s the link for posting these ones anyway. No crew details recorded, just dates and serials so, as previously, check your log book entries for 19th April 1995. 7 Sqn ZA712’ER’ lands on the centre spot at Killymeal –



to lift joint 1Bn Green Howards / RUC patrols for ETB tasking.



When Chinooks arrived, the main helipad was cleared for them, with the line cab parked up on the AM2 – as in



How’d that Wessex get into this? D**e G*******s, Naz C****n and C*** McD***** shut down XV725’C’ as ‘ER’ appears at top-left on downwind finals. Bit high, perhaps? Will check out for a while to allow more story posts.
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It is the Emerald Isle after all:

Sometimes NVG is the mutts nuts, sadly not always.
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A Few More...















That's it for the mo in case I'm in trouble for picture size etc, awaiting mod comment...
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There is plenty more yet...

Anyone remember G** S**** falling out of the door and being (quite painfully) pinned to the nite-sun bracket for a few minutes whilst trying to get hold of his interrupter lead blowing in the slipstream and alert the rest of the crew.

H*** C, enjoying a clandestine listen to BBC R5 on the ADF during some night tasking, and on an England footballer missing a penalty shouting 'oh **** we've hit the post', just as the aircraft was crossing the fence. Much UP UP UP and non football related consternation from front end.

Op Rectify ... where does one start ... the physical manifestation of OC 230's inner delusions (such as that he possessed Guy Gibson like leadership), coupled with a frenetic final push for the promotion that he'd been forced to discount in his youth. Now he was presented with an unimaginable culmination of his dreams, the Dams raid, plus a pat on the back from the AOC. '...ohhh Mum look at me, ... I'm a combat leader, and soooooooo close to being a Staish, just think of the amount of saluting I'll receive! '

I digress; but does anyone else remember that absurd one-way system up and down the 250' wires and in and out of pissing rain and low stratus, at night with no spare NVG on board, because the SH Politburo hadn't wanted to alert the IRA (via OC Safety Equipment naturally), that we were flying bags of combat cement into XMG. We as a crew had at least one head to head with a pair of Lynx, and a very close call with the Wokka (not their fault) at the TSW site.

On a much happier note, I believe that A*** L****** has posted some photographs of the Sgt's Mess corridoor party, (the one in which we imprisioned S**** A**** in a single seat liferaft thingy until he'd drunk all 6 cans of Tennents Super) in 1993(?) on facebook.

Eileen, I found our letters of apology for the 'Night Boat to Cairo / fire extinguisher 'incident' the other day. Must have been still drunk, you had awarded yourself an MBE !

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Oh heavens, G falling out poor sod...I was the driver that day! Typical, the last of 3 cabs to pick up the remaining 12 from outside XMG. Oh there's an RUC chap (do you leave him as thou shall not carry 13 under threat of death?) so G gives up his seat. First we knew of G's spacewalk was a Para grabbing my mike and screaming " man overboard". One looks behind to see G's boots kicking at thin air while he desperately "asks" the Paras not to try and pull him in but tell those at the front. All this at 50' and 15 pitch racing Lynx 5 back to R850. G finally on board after landing on. At R850 one enquires why the Lynx didn't tell us of G's bid for freedom....."oh, we thought you were having a laugh"!!!!

Anyway, one hopes G is none the worse for wear today?

Op Rectify, Sqn breakfast at 1am weather way below limits so all delayed until 5. Back comes Digger after weather ship flight . "Whats the weather like...****, way below limits". In walks OC230, "the weathers bad but the go order has
already gone so we're off"....genius!

Fun days, topped off with trashing a tail rotor when detached to Otterburn. Cue phone call to Aldergrove, "can I have a new tail rotor please"? In walks A M "you asking for a new tail.......make that 2"!

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Beavis and Butthead

Have followed the links to two youtube vids mentioed earlier, it was especially good to see the 'Tigers in NI' vid as I lost my VHS copy in a house move in 2001; but can anyone post a link or a copy of J***a D*****y's vid of the same era, which started off with some F14 Top-Gun-Gush followed by Beavis and Butthead.

Just had to open a beer or two, as all the memories are flooding back. I can almost smell that toxic gas heater in the St Angelo bedroom !

Speaking of which, anyone remember Angelo being lined up for a mortar attack, and the owner of the woodyard next door ramming the Hiace (and Mk15) to offset the aim ? Or whilst I think of it, the great IRA vs AAC gunfight, x-000s rounds expended, hits claimed .... errr... nil !

Great thread.

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