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Merlin and Wildcat air and ground crew

Old 3rd Apr 2021, 09:09
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Merlin and Wildcat air and ground crew

Any Merlin and Wildcat air and ground crew on here? Your stories are urgently needed for 'Fleet Air Arm Boys' Volume 3 please.
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 09:52
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Clearly the answer is 'no'. Never mind, thanks for looking in anyway.
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 11:16
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Clearly the answer is 'no'. Never mind, thanks for looking in anyway.
I'm amazed you expected a response. Stories about aircraft that are now in museums are on thing. Any service personnel who gave you unofficial inside information about aircraft that are currently operational would be committing career suicide.
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 11:50
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Well I have already had superb support from currently serving personnel from both the fixed and rotary wing communities, as there is a well-established method for clearing information for publication.
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 14:51
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Steve, the trouble is it gets quite boring when you say “then the computer said no, again” repeatedly. Sadly the stories of today pale into insignificance when compared to stories of even the early 2000s.
With green Merlin you’d want the original RAF crews to spin you some dits because they have actually taken the aircraft operational, unlike us RN types who have done Ops but nothing really to write home about yet.
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Steve, I’ve worked alongside green Merlins, from Wessex replacement to Afghanistan, and would like to wish you well in capturing its time in service. We need more people recording the fast changing history of all UK helicopter fleets before those who made it are gone.
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 08:02
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Many thanks matelo99 and chinook240, I will send you a message.
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Old 17th Apr 2021, 14:37
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Hope you got my messages, including one with the correct email address!
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Old 17th Apr 2021, 18:01
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Hi Steve,

I was on 2 RAF course and flew it in Bosnia and Iraq 2002-6, happy to help if you don’t mind an ex-Crab viewpoint.
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