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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Old 5th Jun 2012, 11:39
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I rather fear that if you went to the BBC for a job interview and mentioned you had served in the military, were interested in all such matters and history was your hobby you would be shown the door immediately, the only saving grace that might prolong the interview a few more minutes would be if you told them you were gay, (whilst they got your 'phone number).
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 13:52
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
....the BBC for a job interview ....... if you told them you were gay, (whilst they got your 'phone number).
I think this is grossly inaccurate, there's no need to exchange phone numbers because the bulk of those at the BBC already knew one another beforehand through university (not just Oxbridge, but the right college there), a flat share in Islington, someone met at the Edinburgh Fringe, or membership of some sector of the Green Party.

Written while sat here watching further wiffle-waffle. Richard Dimbleby must be turning in his grave.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:15
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Been watching the metoff 15-min rainfall radar - it's going to be touch and go.....

Fingers crossed for at least one flypast this weekend.

Plan is for DC3 + 2 King Airs, Lancaster + 4 Spits and a Hurricane, Reds

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:19
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Flypast conditions?

Great shame the RN flypast on Sunday couldn't go ahead, fingers crossed the RAF can get theirs in! Anyone know what the conditions are over London at the moment? All I can find is a forecast of rain but no gen on cloudbase.
Are we going to be on a cliff hanger waiting for a scrub?
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:25
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:28
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Fine performance by the Royal Air Force route liners and band.

But, why don't the members of the constabulary salute Her Majesty anymore?

(Mot those facing the crowd, but many others who just watched as Her Majesty passed).
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:33
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Thanks exascot. I'll switch the telly on................
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:38
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No telly, just cold beer, clear blue sea and sky here. A few seagulls flying by!
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:39
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I'm sitting here in Southampton watching the rain. I've been looking forward to seeing the Reds at 1820 today, but it's looking grim.

Do any of you guys know at what stage a display will be scrubbed, and whether it's possible to find out in advance?
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:47
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Aileron, if you've got Red 10 on the ground with you, he'll know, and will announce it. If he is there, his job is to act as the ground weather (and other things!) watcher, and so when he's there, they can go up to the last minute before cancelling, unless it's very obvious earlier.

I'm sure they'll be very keen not to cancel.

Looking at the rainfall radar again, you might have the odd gap by 1820!

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:04
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Jimlad - always good to get a post from someone who knows what he's talking about - especially on a predominantly aircrew forum where most of us dont know much more about ships except that the pointy end is called the bow (I think )
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You're quite correct, I, as one of the few non-aircrew contributors to PPRuNe, likely know more about Ships then. I understand that the length of a ship is known as the plank. Hence the expression "walk the plank"! Also, I believe the stern refers to the Master at Arms and the Golden Rivet holds the whole lot together as one!

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:32
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well done one and all- bang on time!
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:39
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Well done to the Reds, banking directly over London SW6. Impressive as ever.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:41
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I second that, jimg, brilliantly done in what must have been marginal wx.

What a relief.....

And even the BBC seemed to have pulled itself together.

Altogether, a great day

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:45
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Well done to the Reds, banking directly over London SW6. Impressive as ever.
Ditto, and still low level and in formation. Anyone know where they were headed after The Mall?
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:47
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Missus wanted to watch the ITV presentation, who screwed up the flypast coverage. The camera lingered too long on the Dakota and King Airs and only caught the Spitfires and Hurricanes after they had passed over

They managed to get the Reds OK though.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:55
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Great stuff - and the Reds flew a NINE ship formation! Not a SEVEN as expected.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 15:57
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Pop, I think the plan is to fly nine-ships (inc Red 10 and Wg Cdr I suspect) for the big flypasts, but seven-ships for displays.

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 16:03
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Hadn't heard that, but good to see. Thanks.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 16:26
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Only a pity they didn't fly as a Diamond 9.
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