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Old 7th Mar 2021, 10:57
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I know we’re drifting a bit here, but when entering the Med we used an air traffic agency by the name of ‘Fanny Control’
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 11:18
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I remember Sgt Sergeant (George), who has already been mentioned, on 208 Sqn. I have also met a Captain Cannon who was in the RA at the time. And ACM Sandy Wilson’s parents were very forward thinking; his initials were RAF Wilson!

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Old 7th Mar 2021, 11:30
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Gp Capt AFC Hunter AFC, back in his Odiham days.

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Old 7th Mar 2021, 13:11
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Originally Posted by LOMCEVAK View Post
I remember Sgt Sergeant (George), who has already been mentioned, on 208 Sqn. I have also met a Captain Cannon who was in the RA at the time. And AVM Sandy Wilson’s parents were very forward thinking; his initials were RAF Wilson!
Thats a lot of demotion.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 13:47
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Originally Posted by Ken Scott
The USN had a Rear Admiral Rea, although he was then promoted to Vice Admiral which wasn’t quite so amusing.

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Good job he was not a lower rank in the Royal Artillery
There was a Gunner William Rea, serving with the Canadian RA, KIA in 1916...
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 19:17
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Thats a lot of demotion.
Good spot and thank you. My error, now corrected in my post.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 12:07
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At RAE Bedford we had an ACE Holborne
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 18:30
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The late 'Shlib' W. had an unusual name patch - it read Brian Wxly.

Some Quite Senior Officer saw it and asked him "That's an unusal name? Polish...or what?"

"No Sir - Wx as in weather! My name is 'Weatherley'!"

"Err, oh. Hmm - I see. Must go, people to see!"

Nice chap, Shlib - 1986 RAFG Harrier display pilot until he lost his life at Chičvres during a display.

RIP
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 21:38
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Just noticed a sort of relevant item in the Daily Telegraph business section that had me checking the date:

Terry Boot will step into the position of finance chief at Shoe Zone after his predecessor Peter Foot walked away from the role.
Makes me wonder who runs the company... presumably they are not a sole trader.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 22:33
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Just noticed a sort of relevant item in the Daily Telegraph business section that had me checking the date:



Makes me wonder who runs the company... presumably they are not a sole trader.
Well, someone has to see that the board all keep in step and toe the line.

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Old 8th Mar 2021, 23:34
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I'm surprised Colonel Pine-Coffin hasn't had a mention yet.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 06:54
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https://www.pegasusarchive.org/norma...ine_coffin.htm

There you go. Known by his men as ‘Wooden box’.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 09:16
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Was he easy to deal with? Sorry...
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 09:49
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Was he easy to deal with? Sorry...
Dead easy
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 10:19
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Mogwi senior X 2 was at Wipers in 1916 with CPL William Williams, know to all as Billy Twicey.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 10:44
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When I was at RAF Abingdon, we had
1)Army Warrant Officer `nions

2)J/T D čath,the officers pronounced it Dee-Ath, we pronounced it as Death
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Mogwi senior X 2 was at Wipers in 1916 with CPL William Williams, know to all as Billy Twicey.
Irish, I assume!

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Old 9th Mar 2021, 12:51
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There was a Flight Commander on 206 called Robert Robertshaw known always as Two Bob.
The RAF surgeon who repaired my right arm and hand called himself Air Cdr Bucher only Bucher was spelt Butcher 🤣
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 14:23
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Originally Posted by spitfirek5054 View Post
When I was at RAF Abingdon, we had
1)Army Warrant Officer `nions

2)J/T D čath,the officers pronounced it Dee-Ath, we pronounced it as Death
Spitfire, you must have been there same time as me. J/T Death was a good mate. He also pronounced it Death and very proud of it. We parted company, after a move to Brize, when I went to Germany and he to MSS. Have met several O'nions in my time but don't recall that particular one.
Someone earlier mentioned a Cpl Liquorice. The one I knew was in Base Hangar stores (Belfast/Andover end) and until lockdown seen regularly early mornings at bus stop in Cartoontown.
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The family who owned the big estate near where I grew up in Devon were the Bastards. Not pronounced ‘B’stard’, if anyone did they would correct them, ‘it’s Bastard’.
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