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100 Hours Life of Brian

Old 20th Apr 2019, 22:13
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100 Hours Life of Brian

Having just had the pleasure of seeing the first ever cinema screening of Life of Brian in Cornwall, I recall hearing of the 100 hours Life of Brian badge from the Falklands.

Does anyone have a picture of it or a copy of the exam questions that I heard needed to be answered to get the badge?

Thanks chaps
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 11:49
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Andy Simmons had one! He also did a very passable impression of John Cleese. No idea where Andy is now.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 21:31
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It was a Hercules thing to counter the fast-jet "1000 hours on xxxx" badges. Put your request on this thread:

Global Aviation Magazine : 60 Years of the Hercules
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 12:49
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Here you go:

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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 20:34
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57mm - he still does! He will be at the secret reunion in mid May in London
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 20:37
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Excellent stuff thanks chaps. It's bizarre to think that when the film came out, people organised coach trips from Cornwall to see it in Exeter ( a foreign country ).

And yet as aviators, what has Monty Python ever done for us?
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 09:37
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I think I must have seen the whole film in bits and pieces over the years but never beginning to end in one sitting. Must try and catch it sometime
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 10:15
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IIRC the F4 Flt movie was Life of Brian and the Herc Flt movie was The Blues Brothers.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 10:24
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As I recall it the original Phandet video of choice involved “Hot Gossip” (in fact I seem to recall the original of that video got accidentally part erased. One of our number sent a begging airmail to Hot Gossip HQ and we got a free replacement).

LoB came along after that and I’m not sure in all honesty which “fleet” can claim primacy.

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Old 24th Apr 2019, 10:29
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For those who may not understand the origin of the badge motto:


Prep school hell was double Latin on Tuesdays - although it did give one a moment of merriment by pronouncing 'Ob has causas' as 'Ob harse cow's arse'....
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 10:57
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Good explanation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_ite_domum

As Wiggy suggests, I think The Blues Brothers had been adopted by several fleets over several worldwide detachments over the years. Probably quite rightly; a fantastic team watch, think it has the edge on LoB.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 14:05
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SHFNI had a "1000 hours MTV" badge IIRC.....

........ and a "Hard Rock Cafe - Crossmaglen" T-shirt!
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On the theme of films and badges...
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 05:21
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I've got a 1,000 hours holdover badge somewhere...
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 06:28
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One was put forward for the AWACS crews on the 8 years or so det to Aviano, covering the Balkans unpleasantness. The hotels were in the local town about 10 miles from the Air Base. Yep - hotels. And with rates for most of it!


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"Romans, they go the house" - it's incowwect gwammar; cwucify him!
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