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A Wonderful Sunday

Old 8th Feb 2013, 15:34
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 15:42
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Angel Confused?

Drink more scrumpy and take it easy.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 15:49
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Cuddle?

If you are a wonderfully rounrded lady the answer is yes. If not go far away.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 15:49
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Who the hell is he talking to??
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 16:12
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Who's Henry?
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 16:22
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Thumbs up Henry?

Still flying and a fine chap.
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Cool Who? not You.

This is an open forum. You work out who i am talking to.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:07
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Angel Flying on the Sabbath out of Angalsey.

Valley was an MDA and weekends were always noisy with the 'missile camp' over near the sand hills full of Frightnings and Tombs. As far as an op were concerned thier Airships somewhere told us to do it and we did. We were really quiet compared to two pairs of avons in reheat at 0600 on a Sunday. A wonderful alarm clock regardless of the previous nights fun. If, per chance, there might be anyone reading this who was there do tell your story.

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:56
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You know when you join a conversation in the bar and can't quite work out what important bit you missed at the beginning? Well, that's what I'm feeling now.

It did paint a great picture in my head though. Thank you, Davey.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 18:07
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Most bizarre thread/poster on Prune for a long time. I didn't get the original post (much) and was hoping some replies might enlighten me. Seems, however, that most readers are as mystified as me, still.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 18:26
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Question for Davey (alone, please)

Davey, please could you tell me:

How many pins did the Gnat ejection seat have? Was it:

a) 3
b) 4
c) 5

Thanks for an intriguing thread!

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 18:28
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Faint shades of James Joyce at his most convoluted disjointed but altogether lateral and above all original droll and head shakingly absurd.


There must be more and more again where the foregoing came from Mr Mussen sir? (You owe it to the gallery, now that you have their attention)

And please, never feel a need again to protest your veracity. It shineth like a golden stream of . .. . . .



Were Les Mikey (Duke Elegant) still with us he'd bounce right in now with a fine wisecrack or two. Bless his memory. A man with the best of military credentials he was too.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 18:44
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Halton Brat ... (it was a) Knob

Just so there can be no misinterpretation

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 18:51
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Yes, it was a bit nobbish. Not like you, HB, but I think I understand.

I suspect we may a source of good stories here. And so much fun decoding them. I say keep it up, Davey.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 19:13
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The first Gnat to enter service with 4 FTS was XP502, joining the unit on 7th November 1962 having first flown on 24th August 1962. Retired in 1978 to instructional use as 8576M at RAF St. Athan, she was auctioned off in 2000 and acquired by Delta jets at Kemble. Subjected to a cosmetic restoration, XP502 now wears Red Arrows colours as do so many preserved Gnats (despite never flying with the team), and is now standing 'on guard' in front of the control tower harking back to the days when the Reds were based at Kemble.

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Posted at 3:50pm on Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Won an aeros comp. at Valley in this machine in '74 ish. what a ride.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 19:41
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I'm pretty sure he's the real deal - it would have been late Friday evening local time in his stated location down under when he first posted and it has the feel of a mate getting all melancholy just back from Happy Hour.

Been there myself, just need to keep away from a keyboard

Doubt we'll hear from him for a good 12 hours - hopefully he won't just delete the thread!

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 19:56
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James Joyce eat yer heart out. A "stream of (barely-)consciousness" at its best...

For those of us who mock - we'll all be there in N years where:

N=55 - E*T/(3*Gp)

and:

E = Number of ejections greater than 1 else = 1
T = Tours
G = Variable - Group 1 = 1
Group 3 = 3
Group 2 = 10

Can someone check my working? More paper please.

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 19:57
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He's the real deal, odds on.
No reason to suspect to the contrary. And there've been some rather unkind posts on this thread regarding a pilot who must be 'somdel stape in age*' in 2013, nearly 40 years after his aeros competition....

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My lips are sealed, lj101**!!













*For oiks who don't realise, that's a Chaucerian reference.
**but if it was me.....

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 19:59
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"it would have been late Friday evening local time in his stated location down under when he first posted and it has the feel of a mate getting all melancholy just back from Happy Hour."


That's what I worked out as well.

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 20:57
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I do hope that this gentleman is kosher, and if so I would be delighted to offer my most profound and profuse apologies for having doubted the veracity of his original post.

As a humble earth-bound oik, I would not wish to impugn the honour of those who Slipped the Surly Bonds etc.......

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