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Global Aviation Magazine : 60 Years of the Hercules

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Global Aviation Magazine : 60 Years of the Hercules

Old 27th Jan 2020, 07:59
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A real blast from the past there, a few familiar (younger) faces in that pic.

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Old 27th Jan 2020, 12:29
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enfranglais: I certainly remember Tom Norcross, but from earlier Argosy days at Benson, when he was on the Wing staff. Good chap.
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 08:17
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enfranglais,
nice pic. Do you have anymore you can share ?
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 11:20
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No 15 Hercules Course

Will have a look but mostly earlier photos found to date.
This one may be interesting to some, as the thread has discussed early Hercules courses?

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Old 30th Jan 2020, 20:07
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Fg Off Ogilivie, Holy Cow
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 21:47
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Holy cow?

Why holy cow - though i notice you have given him 3 i`s!!!!!!!!LOL
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 15:06
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He looks so youthful and earnest before becoming my Flt Cdr on SF. Extra i's or not.
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Old 3rd Feb 2020, 21:13
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Definitely some blasts from the past. Ian Godfrey, Fraser Maclean. Keep em coming
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Old 23rd May 2020, 15:42
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The only interesting one i can find - In our house, it used to be the "Does my bum look big in this Ma`am"? photo!!!!!!

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Old 14th Jul 2020, 20:30
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In the top picture front row me stew goldsmith (pic right ) steve payne next to me mick the chief with the standard issue1000 pint beer bellybelly ifcouldnt fix it it wasnt fixable simon in the dp's geoff at the back and i think alex gibbs with back to camera in light blue shirt cant recall the reason for the team pic but good to see the motley crew again perhaps a reunion is in order ?
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Old 5th Dec 2020, 14:59
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A Night to Remember

Spent the last lockdown, whiling away the time, reinserting photos kindly deleted by Photobox, a long process ,finding the photos and putting them, hopefully, in the right place. (thinks of Morecambe and Wise with Andre Preview).

Came across this cutting from the Lyneham Globe, shortly after the event.

In retrospect, it may have been an overreaction, but the Captain was relying on information passed from the freight bay and of course it was pitch black ( apart from the flames) and difficult to see where they were emanating from. We were just coasting out south of Gatwick. I think we were on the ground within 10 minutes from the time the flames were detected. A very busy 10minutes.



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Old 5th Dec 2020, 19:27
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Originally Posted by enfranglais View Post
The only interesting one i can find - In our house, it used to be the "Does my bum look big in this Ma`am"? photo!!!!!!
interesting photograph, I see they didnít trust officers with knives
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 16:46
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I've just seen on Facebook that MEng Derek Jeans has passed away. Very sad - a true gent and a great instructor. And, incidentally, responsible for my PPRuNe username. Blue Skies Derek
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Old 25th Dec 2020, 09:44
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So sorry to hear about Derek's passing. A nicer chap you could not wish to meet. RIP
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Old 25th Dec 2020, 16:39
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So sorry to hear about Derek's passing. A nicer chap you could not wish to meet. RIP
A sad few days because we have also recently lost Tom Fortune - another excellent Air Engineer and lovely man.
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Old 26th Dec 2020, 08:07
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So sorry to hear about Tom too. We were good friends when we were both on 30 Sqn.
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Old 29th Dec 2020, 12:09
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Extract from Changi Informer, dated June 1971:


But they would have missed out on Terry F's Honkers stew!
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 03:54
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RIP both Tom and Derek, both of whom I had great respect for
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 13:42
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Bearer of more bad news i am afraid, MALM Dave Whiting passed away late Nov and his funeral was held in Dec. LXX Sqn standard was displayed in the church and 24 Sqn provided an A400M for a flypast as the cortege arrived at the Crematorium. A fitting send off to a legend of the AT (and C130) world.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 13:56
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ksimboy,
thank you for letting me know about Davie. As you say a real legend. RIP
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