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Woman RAF officer joins top military brass

Old 30th Mar 2014, 15:27
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What's the tailwheel a/c taxiing in right at the end?
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Old 30th Mar 2014, 15:29
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Looked like a Bristol Freighter.
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Old 30th Mar 2014, 15:30
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That's what I thought, wonder what it was doing at an RAF base.
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Old 30th Mar 2014, 16:26
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There were certainly Bristol Freighters of 41 Sqn RNZAF based at RAF Changi, where and when parts of this film were shot, but the apron shown would appear to be in a temperate climate (possibly the UK?). There were some civilian Freighters on the British register, perhaps this was one on a military charter. Could the apron be Brize Norton's?
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Old 30th Mar 2014, 16:49
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I think it's Lyneham. The Bristol Freighter probably came from Boscombe.
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Old 30th Mar 2014, 20:25
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MPN 11 - I was also yellow squadron - the all male lot! 168 course, so you arrived just after we passed out.

Dont remember many faces, but that blonde in the classroom - did I come back from the pub one night with her in the back seat of a Triumph Herald?

Or is that wishful thinking?
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Old 31st Mar 2014, 10:32
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Originally Posted by tankertrashnav
Dont remember many faces, but that blonde in the classroom - did I come back from the pub one night with her in the back seat of a Triumph Herald?
Or is that wishful thinking?
I was the only single OCdt on 172 Cse with a car - accordingly I never used the back seat, except when parked

I remember my very first evening in the Junior Cadets' bar. An Irish lass (Green Sqn?) walked in, ordered a pint, swallowed about half of it in one go and said "F*** me, I needed that." I wondered what sort of air force I had joined!! `Not sure whether "Paddy" graduated, though.
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