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Its amazing who you bump into

Old 3rd Feb 2016, 14:32
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Its amazing who you bump into

I'm lecturing on the QM2 at the moment and I bump into but Heinz Frick from the Harrier world and Steve Jarmain from the Bucc world. Very interesting gents. Anyone know them?
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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 16:31
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Steve was a QFI at Valley when I was under training. I recall he was a yachtsman so assume he is getting old and travelling in style rather than under sail!
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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 16:43
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Two gentlemen.

I was a QFI with Steve at Valley and worked with Heinz when he was Chief Test Pilot at BAE Dunsfold in the Eighties. We delivered Hawks to Saudi together. The bug.. decided to take some bacon for the Base Manager at Tobuk, I told him it was illegal and the Saudis might cut up rough if they found it in the jet.

No problem was his answer - "I put it in your Jet!
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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 18:09
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Excellent stuff. We meet up at noon every day. Any more stories greatly appreciated.
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Give Steve my very best and remind him of our last day of Taceval on the mass launch when I was LCR and he was looking after me. & tell him he'll be missed at Fin Fest on Friday.
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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 20:10
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I will glady do that. He will be exploring Montevideo on Friday.
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Say hi to Heinz and ask if he remembers playing with Scaletrix slot cars on 5 Sqn whilst sitting weekend Q. He may also recall awarding Margo Fontain medals to the boss and flight commander for ballet dancing into the circuit at Valley whilst on MPC.
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Navaleye,PM for you..
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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 22:56
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Sadly the ship's Steamsternet won't let me read PMs, but I will look in Monte.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 21:06
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Farewell to Heinz and Steve. Happy landings and a pleasure talking with you.

Hello to Ruth Shackleton who I'm sure some of you are familiar with.
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Hello to Ruth Shackleton who I'm sure some of you are familiar with. - Navaleye

And also to the Chilean plod, following up the loss of a Chilean chef off Newfoundland last August according to reports such as

Queen Mary II cruise liner captain interviewed over death of chef | Daily Mail Online

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Old 18th Feb 2016, 22:55
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Yes I was on board when it happened and they interviewed me in Valparaiso. They didn't appreciate me describing myself as a "hearsay witness'
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I assume this is the same Heinz Frick who jumped out of a 20 Sqn Hunter
over Johore Bahru in Oct 1964, and was reported in the Straits Times as
" ejaculating into a swamp and injuring his back. " Absolutely NO comments
from the Navs on 45 Sqn about Hunter pilots sex lives!!

Was he not also the steely eyed killer modelling the Treescape in the AP.?
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I will glady do that. He will be exploring Montevideo on Friday.
QM2 is bound to Buenos Aires also? Regards,
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I hope not! We are about to pass Pitcairn Island in the mid Pacific tonight.

The Indio Channel leading to BA is too shallow and muddy for a ship this size.
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Oh, could be next time (in a smaller cruiser)!

Thanks Navaleye.
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