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C130K Out Of Service Party 8th November 2013 RAF Brize Norton

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C130K Out Of Service Party 8th November 2013 RAF Brize Norton

Old 28th Oct 2013, 12:35
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 19:59
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Nice Photos Teej, thanks for the link. Don't they look good with a lick of paint. Particularly like the Mexican "tremblers", now them hombres have some cojones taking on that one.

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Old 30th Oct 2013, 05:53
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Sad to see them go...

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Old 1st Nov 2013, 09:13
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Decorating done and log books rescued from the loft. Checked with aid of hawk eyed grandson and all 66 Hercules are there. It took longer than expected as I had to field questions about where 'X' was and why we went there ! Good work out for the remaining memory cells.
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Old 5th Nov 2013, 12:24
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C130K OSD PARTY UPDATE AS AT 5 NOV 13

Gents/Ladies and fellow Ascoteers!

Time is almost upon us to say goodbye to the mighty C130K at RAF Brize Norton on Friday 8th November.

The list for access to the Stn will close today at 1700 - if you haven't yet contacted Flt Lt Crispin Chapple or 47 Sqn on 01993 896833 then you have until cease work today.

There will be a MT coach service from the main gate - operating 1830-2000 and then 2359 (ish!).

Music will cease at 2359 with last orders around 0100. Close down at around 0200 for those with stamina.

Plenty of tents and covered drinking areas available with 3 bands, a comedian and a famous compere to boot. Food outlets available from 1900 onwards.

Limited change/cash handling available so please plan accordingly - drink tickets are 2 each and available in handy strips of 5!!

Hardstanding and flooring may not be suitable for high heels - so ladies and the GEs please bear in mind when choosing your footwear!

See you on Friday!!

'Sans Peur'
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Old 5th Nov 2013, 18:43
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"Hardstanding and flooring may not be suitable for high heels - so ladies and the GEs please bear in mind when choosing your footwear!" - Cheeky Bugger, there's only one GE I know of who would fit that charge! mind you, there's a few Co pilots that made me wonder in my time.

Have a great time all attending.

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Old 5th Nov 2013, 19:06
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Sorry to be unavailable - have a great do, one and all.

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Old 7th Nov 2013, 14:59
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Thanks for the further information. What is the layout of the area like for wheelchairs? A few of the boys said they'll help me about if needed, but seeing as you recommend sensible footwear, I thought i'd ask!
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Old 7th Nov 2013, 22:41
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Today is the day, well it is here in NZ. Have a great time guys was with the old gal as groundcrew and aircrew and had heaps of memories form both sides of the fence. Have a few of the real ale for me.
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Old 7th Nov 2013, 22:47
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My thoughts entirely, see the old girl out in style, have a damn good party to end all parties..
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 05:05
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Unhappy Wish I Was There

Hope you party all night long and make some noise,people coming back from out of country to attend,sorry I will not be there to meet up with them all.
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 05:18
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The day has come.

Izzy Wizzy.........

Usque ad mortem bibendum.
Sans peur.
Omnia prefectra erunt.
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Le chat- sounds a bit random, but do you clean cars for a living? If not, there is another ex chat from LYE then!!
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 10:58
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I hope all the F/E's who have lost their jobs have found gainful employment! There can't be that many decent posts available. I really enjoyed my time on the Albert, but that ceased in 1980.
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 11:54
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I was a total [email protected], I volunteered and went back twice more in the Auxiliaries.

It was no less noisy, but my hearing was worse, so it seemed better somehow.

Adieu, Fat Albert, but memories of Fink, SKE, LPAC, PTS, 6663 and even PRT et al will remain - and that's appropriate.

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Old 8th Nov 2013, 16:47
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Hope everyone has a great time to mark the end of the old girl! I can't make tonight but will celebrate at the Air Eng bash next weekend.
Drink well one and all
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 19:49
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As I sit at work in sunny South Carolina, I'm wishing I was there with a beer in hand. Have a great night ladies and gents and see the old girl out in style!!
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 19:57
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All the best to all who attend for a great night tonight. I'm sure Albert will be seen off in fine style. I'm off out tomorrow with a former GE colleague! who will no doubt regale me with "happenings".

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Old 8th Nov 2013, 23:55
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Well ladies and gents,

For those unlucky enough to miss it, the Glorious Klassic was celebrated in fine style.

Awesome company, awesome stories and its still going on as I type.

To all those that attended, I thank you for your banter and endurance. It was cold but worth it.

To those who organised it, a great big thank you. The bands were excellent, the video was awesome and signing the K prop was a nice touch.

To all the sections that chipped in a portion of their Sqn funds, many thanks.

To the K herself, thank you Dear Lady for allowing us all to gather together over the years to fly and fight with you. May you now be gracefully laid to rest with the J not far behind.....?
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 13:20
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May you now be gracefully laid to rest with the J not far behind.....?
The J has worked too hard in it's short life to make it to the 47 years of its illustrious predecessor but don't so gleefully look forward to its demise just yet, like the K it will most likely continue on beyond its planned OSD as the replacement ac will be unable to fill all of its roles in the required timescale.

Now is the time to reflect on the great service of a great aircraft not wish an early demise to another aircraft of the same breed.
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