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BBC coverage of RAF 100 years

Old 22nd Jan 2018, 13:50
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BBC coverage of RAF 100 years

BBC annonces RAF 100 coverage...
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 20:06
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hhhmmmm...
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 10:58
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Let's hope those doing the announcing - the other morning on the Breakfast programme we had "the Royal British Air Force" referred to
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 11:12
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I remember when one of our VC10s received fuel at Guam and the invoice came in for the "Royal British Air Force". It was sent back to the USAF as "not known at this address", with advice to submit it to the RBAF for payment.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 11:35
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I remember when one of our VC10s received fuel at Guam and the invoice came in for the "Royal British Air Force". It was sent back to the USAF as "not known at this address",
I was an aircrew cadet looking over the shoulder of a Herc skipper en route to Nellis in 1980. Ascot Radio call: this is ASCOT blah blah, good morning, I'd like to... etc
US ATC: What service are you sir?
Ascot: Royal Air Force.
ATC: Which Royal Air Force Sir?
Ascot: THE Royal Air Force, Ascot blah blah.
ATC: Roger that (though I'm sure he wasn't sure!)

Priceless exchange!

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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 14:11
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I'm sure the Baghdad Broadcasting Company will dwell on Dresden, the baby milk factories bombed in GW1 and many other examples it can twist into its warped worldview.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 14:46
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Oh dear!

And you have the rank hypocrisy to talk of warped world views after a post like that!

Geez.....
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Some are quite happy with the Beeb's political viewpoint despite its lack of objectivity on most issues.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 19:17
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More important........where is the p...up and who is organising it?
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 20:37
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Newt, Now weem talkin'bout sommat impotent!
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I probably qualify as a BOF but there was no PU!

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Old 8th Mar 2018, 16:29
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Prog going out on 25th March, with write-up in Radio Times on 20th.

Just had a wonderful couple of hours with "Boy" Wellum but still no p-u!

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Old 8th Mar 2018, 17:00
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He lives in our area but I haven't seen him around recently. Glad to hear he is still going strong
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 18:10
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Only the RAF could celebrate their anniversary three months late
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 21:59
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More important........where is the p...up and who is organising it?
Will there be nurses? 😉
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Will there be nurses? 😉
Presumably these will be the busloads from RAF Hospital Wegberg and Army BMHs various that were always promised to be coming to the dance/p-u
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Originally Posted by charliegolf View Post
I was an aircrew cadet looking over the shoulder of a Herc skipper en route to Nellis in 1980. Ascot Radio call: this is ASCOT blah blah, good morning, I'd like to... etc
US ATC: What service are you sir?
Ascot: Royal Air Force.
ATC: Which Royal Air Force Sir?
Ascot: THE Royal Air Force, Ascot blah blah.
ATC: Roger that (though I'm sure he wasn't sure!)

Priceless exchange!

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I had a similar discussion with a lady from another country who wanted some information from me. I had confessed that I had been trained in the use of firearms, so she wanted to know who by.

I responded "The Royal Air Force"
She asked "Which Royal Air Force"
My reply was "There is only one Royal Air Force"
"No" she stated, "every country that has a royal family has a Royal Air Force.."
I conceded that but pointed out "But the title gives an indication of the country of origin, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Royal Malaysian, Royal Norwegian, Royal Australian...."

She wasn't having it, so I had to give details of who's Royal Air Force and the who it belonged to. I was very tempted to list "Mrs Betty Windsor" but decided I needed her cooperation....
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 08:41
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Its like postage stamps, the UK was 1st, everybody else has to differentiate by putting their name on their stamps!

In this Internet age, with the USA being 1st, they are the only country without a country suffix.
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Or THE Open.

Are the girls from Lady Mabel's PE College invited?
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 12:50
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More important........where is the p...up and who is organising it?
You mean you haven't received the invite yet?
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