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Are you older than your Squadron number?

Old 14th Nov 2013, 10:06
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Are you older than your Squadron number?

Random thought last night! What is the age of the oldest person who is older than his largest Squadron number? For example, for me I will have to pass 74 years old (74(F) Sqn). I have already passed 8 and 25, 56 next year (hopefully!) then it is the long haul to 74.

I reckon there may be some WW2 guys on 100 Sqn or 101 Sqn could beat that.

As I said....just a thought!
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 10:15
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Is this another dig at the hole in the wall gang who will never get a member of the 'I am older than my squadron number club' ?
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 10:25
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205th......errrrrrrr.....doubt that will ever happen Mate!
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 10:34
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Well, that's the Fleet Air Arm buggered - again!

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Old 14th Nov 2013, 11:32
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I'll overtake mine in 2162!

Mind you, I knew some blokes on 1 squadron who behaved like 2 year olds
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 11:52
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Aged my Squadron Around Puberty…..but just quietly, I never grew up.
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You were on 19 Sqn?

Some would struggle to match their IQ scores against their Squadron number
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 13:19
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There are several Yodas on 660 and 705 at Shawbury who passed the relevant age a long time ago...
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 13:37
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Telegram from King William V if I make it!
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 13:42
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I had my 31st birthday whilst on 31 Squadron!
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 13:53
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Are you older than your Squadron number?

I've already cracked 4, 6, 16 and 19 but I'm going to struggle to outlive my current Sqn. 419!
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 14:37
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617 anyone....?
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 14:54
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Do we include 1435 Flt? I'd love to think I'd last that long

Although, if I'd continued drinking at that pace, I don't think I'd have lasted another year
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 15:11
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Managed 30, working on 72 and 78. Not much chance of 230 though.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 15:15
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No chance. 322 Staffel Luftwaffe!
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II Sqn, physically yes, mentally no.
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Not much hope - 360 and 361
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 16:30
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No chance for VGS mates either
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 16:33
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29 Sqn - done.
43 Sqn - done.
63 Sqn - a way to go yet.
95th Ftr Sqn - a long way to go yet.
228 OCU - unlikely
229 OCU - even more unlikely.

Ho hum.
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Just retired aged 55, matching one of the best Sqn's I had the privilege to be on.
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