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Calling all ex-VGS Instructors

Old 20th Jan 2015, 17:31
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Calling all ex-VGS Instructors

Hello all,

My name is Milton Josephs and am a former A2 from 613VGS where I spent 25 happy years instructing from the middle 1980's to mid-2000's on the Venture and Vigilant. If it had not been for my first CO, the late Sqn Ldr Malcolm Marshall, myself and many others would not have achieved half of what we would have done in aviation.

Now living in New York, I would love to start a forum or even a website / a virtual "crew-room" where we could all swap stories of our derring-do and reminisce the amazing, life long friendships that have been made. We can also post photo's too.

Just wondering if there would be an interest? If so, I will host and it would be open to any former member of a VGS - past and present.

Let me know!

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Old 20th Jan 2015, 18:33
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Spent a few years as a lowly 'C' at 645 late 80's/early 90's....and a few months trying to get back into VGS 'life' at 613 about 6-7 years ago until work got in the way.

Worth a punt!

There is a thread on here somewhere of VGS pictures.... some faces/places you may recognise!

http://www.pprune.org/aviation-histo...pre-glass.html

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OK I am with you. Ex A2, CFI and OC of 622 VGS. Not good at tales of derring do!

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Ex VGS and now A380 driver, I'm in but the videos aren't.......
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Ex VGS 1975 - 1977.
West Malling.
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Another ex A2 and ex OC 622 here...
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Smile Try Former Old Gliding Instructors Extension Society' (FOGIES!)

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EX 637 Staff Cadet, mid eighties. Several bollockings, which helped develop me. Many great memories I'm in.
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I'm in, ex-612.
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Ex G1 at 644
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Isn't every VGS instructor now an ex-instructor? There being no instruction going on...
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614 here, ex 'B' cat.

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Ex 664 B Cat

I'm in. Got some reasonable stories about flying out of BHD (EGAC) known to some as BCA (Belfast City Airport)
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Former 645 staff cadet G2.

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Our paths have probably crossed. I was at 645 until the early nineties. Fond memories of great flying, beers in the village and a good crowd!
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Im sure many instructors at 633 VGS would be interested. Please let us know any details
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I'm looking for photos of Venture ZA656 whilst in Air Cadet service if anybody has any.
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Ex B cat. 664 and GSA/GGA half cat. Can I tell my GSA/GGA stories (heavily censored) as well?
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Any progress with the forum?
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I'm also an ex 613 A2 who enjoyed working with Malcolm Marshall late 70's and I would be happy to join in a forum.
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