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Old 24th Oct 2012, 19:32
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Following on from TwoTunnel's

FIAT- Fraser Is A [email protected]

He was joioned by a new, slightly shorter nav who was soon to be called 'Cinquicento' because he was 'a little FIAT'!
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Old 24th Oct 2012, 19:45
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In similar vein to Leatherman, 'Gerber' because he was complete tool.

And the ugliest officer on the Sqn = TDF



As ugly as Two Dogs F**king!
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Old 24th Oct 2012, 22:11
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Earth- Zero Potential,how true.

Lava lamp- nice to look at but useless.

Klunk- A rarther Scottish FS who tended to speak in ultrasound, grunts & whistles, off the cartoon catch the pigeon... Made rarther more amusing when the said FS asked the whole crew room who this Klunk chap was as he had never met him!

Opium- Slow working dope

Dome light-( one for the Herc mates) You had to bash him with a broom to make him work.

Many more that escape me at the moment.
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Old 24th Oct 2012, 22:42
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Guinness... Was dark skinned strangely with light ginger hair.

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Old 24th Oct 2012, 23:29
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One young lad was nicknamed ten gauge which I didn't understand until one of the workshop guys explained to me that ten gauge was a metal that was very difficult to work with,and another lad in the same section seemed to have a rather pointy head and he was nicknamed drop tank.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 05:52
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LSB?

Yes

Little S**t B*LL*S
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 06:31
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Ex-Boss of 17(F) many years ago......Mansa (Man's a cu.....you know the rest).

Keymaster (from the Ghostbuster movie).

There are more but the memory is not what it used to be.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 07:06
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'Pang' was a dead ringer for her nickname - is she still in?
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 07:32
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Yes she is... And a very respected operator too.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 07:48
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WHAT'S IN A NAME

I went through advanced pilot training with Wappy Tupper and I flew with 'Crash' Elmett on 543. But my fondest memory is of the QHI who was such a hit with the ladies that he was known as Spunk Trumpet. I wonder where Dick Head is nowadays?
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 12:35
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Crewroom Nicknames

ISK late 70's
NLS shifts had two Crew Chiefs as controllers,Line and Rects.
Ours were called Orak and Zen: The all knowing computer and the one who overrode him. Blake's Seven was popular then.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 12:48
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Met him at a Yeovilton Airday a few years back proudly wearing his name badge for all to see!! Was instructing at Shawbury then.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 12:52
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Originally Posted by flatiron
I wonder where Dick Head is nowadays?
Or due to his habit of correcting people that called him Dick, 'Dick call me Richard'. What were his parents thinking? Maybe they didn't like him.

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Old 25th Oct 2012, 14:03
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HTB
I recall Darkie Holroyd from Church Fenton, second half of 1969, when I passed through there on a HSP course (forget the number);
.. which is where I met him, when (stangely for a crab[fat]) I was on 141 HSP. Unbelievably the RAF were tinkering with flying training then and thought something like the HSP (75 hrs Chipmunk) followed by straight onto the JP 4 might be a good idea ...... but then they also thought checking fuel downwind in a Chippy at night with a right-angled torch to see the gauges in the wings was a good idea

Courtney

Turning to Ric Head, he once told me that an ancestor (cavalier??) Sir Richard Head had been wrongfully executed, and his last words - for some reason - were to put a curse on the family if there weren't a "Richard" in his memory in every succeeding generation ......

Probably BS, but I always was gullible
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 16:42
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A few more from the Kipper fleet that immediately spring to mind;

EMU - Fat bird that can't fly.
FUD - ##cking Useless Dryman.

Now where is Flaunt??
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 19:39
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"Or due to his habit of correcting people that called him Dick, 'Dick call me Richard'. What were his parents thinking? Maybe they didn't like him. "

Not Military and not a nickname: My Brother in law is "John Thomas"
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 19:56
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Smile

jaj

Keymaster is still aviating for HM, I believe.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 20:06
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Channel 5 - cos around here receptions really bad on Channel 5.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 21:08
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A civvy contractor I worked with became known as "sexy fingers"...

Not because she was tidy, but everything she touched on the aircraft ended up f**ked..
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 08:59
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Steph the Death.........................BAAAAAAH!
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