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What's in a Name?

Old 3rd Oct 2012, 12:15
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Nothing to do with Halton, British Eagle, the Basset CC1 or any s*dding dog - it was simply a contraction of 'Bald' and 'Eagle'.....
I told 'em so, but no on would believe me..... even after you posted a picture of one!
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 12:21
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Chose Snoopy. ... Name taken.
Music for Dr Who started downstairs.
Chose Dr Who. ... Name taken.
Next thing I heard. ...
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 16:43
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Nothing to do with Halton, British Eagle, the Basset CC1 or any s*dding dog - it was simply a contraction of 'Bald' and 'Eagle'.....
I told 'em so, but no on would believe me..... even after you posted a picture of one! [/quote]

You sure

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Mine is just a modified version of the (french) word for an important structural part of a fuselage ie Longeron with an extra R.
My name aint Ron and it isnt Longer
I thought the important structural part of a fuselage was the Galley..

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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 16:52
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What's in a name.......

The TV Programme of the 60/70s (white fluffy dog and mischeivous young owner)....and books by Mde Aubry.

And the Scottish popular beat combo releasing a few indie type records.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 20:00
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 21:42
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November - I was on November Team, MAMS

4 - rank position at time (Cpl)
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 21:46
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Four Types

I have served operationally on 4 types....4 Eng Piston, 2 different fast jets and an ISTAR. I don't think many other people have serve 'operationally' on 4 types....but maybe this thread will prove me wrong!
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 21:51
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Based on my first OCU F4 air combat training famil with the late Ray Dixon .

I seem to recall he went on a personal vendetta against another pilot instructor (Pete Walker?) and that I spent most of the time (about 30 minutes) contributing very little. Nav training didn't come into it - it was pilot "mano a mano". On each inbound turn, he asked me to try and get a lock, manoeuvred violently so I couldn't and then pulled max G on the pass, locking my ear to the radar. I think he knew exactly what he was doing.

After the flight, the other pilot asked how I did, "Completely useless", was his reply, "spent all the time listening to the B-Sweep” – hence my alter ego which is in memory of that particular flight.

I did have a long and lovely conversation with him 3 years ago at the TDPU which I shall always remember. A very special character.

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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 21:52
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I honestly can't remember. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 22:26
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I love horse events, but didn't want to make it too obvious........
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 22:40
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I have an interest in a well known, four wheel drive utility and 'multi role utility vehicle, built since 1948 at Lode Lane.

I have a 53 plate one of the Td5 persuasion and another - a project at the moment - built in May 1949 which is rare as rocking horse poo and is going to be beautiful.

And before you ask, check my user name - it's a clue that the jokers round here can't auto edit into a another, rather disreputable, pile of steaming East German ordure that couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.

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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 23:06
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Sad really. SAM is obvious. XXV sqn (Bloodhound). Spent many happy hours at Wildenrath *issing off incoming 19/92 Sqn F4's setting off the RWR's in 82/3.
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 10:05
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 10:09
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What's in a name?

I have served operationally on 4 types....4 Eng Piston, 2 different fast jets and an ISTAR. I don't think many other people have serve 'operationally' on 4 types....but maybe this thread will prove me wrong!
The origin of my name should be obvious to anyone who spent any time on UK ISTAR aircraft, but for those who have not, it is a play on the nickname for a particular piece of electronics that was fitted to two of our ISTAR aircraft (but only one still in service).

A move south and two more aircraft types but the same roles makes a total of four (but both types still in service)! 10 jet engines and 4 props.

Y_G

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Old 4th Oct 2012, 10:35
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Some very amusing and inventive monikers here but I'm still waiting for a minutely detailed explanation from Leon J....

Jack

PS UJ - as always found at the sharp end .... of a ship at least!
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 11:03
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Just the designation of a nice little beauty that you practically wear when flying.
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 11:04
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In common with many
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 11:21
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I actually had someone say to me once that they "didn't get it", when they asked me about Pontius Tried simplifying it with, "you know, miss-spelling of Pilate" but was still met with blank stares.....I'm very pleased to say he was of the Junior Service variety, so perhaps it's not so unbelievable

I joined in 1996 (if I remember correctly) when all this was fields and one bloody long email thread, so was fortunate enough to not have to add numbers to my moniker, nor some awful title such as 'Navigator'
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I'm quite tall.
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I'm a bit of a muppet.


And I'm from the north.
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