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Old 30th Nov 2022, 12:49
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Originally Posted by BBadanov
Similar to the backseater in Top Gun 1, "Sundown".
Believe he died this week, in his 60's. Did a spell as a flight cadet at the Academy before leaving/being chopped.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 19:04
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I dare to resurrect:

Not nicknames as such but, over a short period, the Met Office of only about 2500 bodies had at least one each of :

Gale
Snow
Waterfall
Wind
Frost
Flood
Hales


And a good friend, great fun, answered phone with either "S Met O YES"! or "Duty Forecaster YES!" depending on which role he was occupying.

Not in the same class as "Station Farm, Duty Pig!" after an eructation or flatus.

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Old 30th Nov 2022, 21:05
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Originally Posted by Haraka
A superb SAAF fast jet pilot ( and lovely guy) of the"african" persuasion some years ago :

"Midnight"
Whatever happened to 23, short for 2359?

Jack
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 08:42
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Once had a boss who was somewhat two-faced and was known to members of one shift as LB (Laughing Backstabber).
The opposite shift used their own variation SN (Smiling Knife).
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 11:48
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I once got tagged with "Moon" and had nothing to do with the Lunar Orb.
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Old 2nd Dec 2022, 02:33
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One of the RAN chopper pilots was known as the Cruel Shepherd, as he had apparently been caught beating his mutton
Show me a male who doesn't AC, on the other hand, mutton does need beating to tenderise before cooking, we only use it in stews.
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Old 2nd Dec 2022, 17:27
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The headmaster of a noted Grammar school was nicknamed Noel.

Mr Fluck

That's what a grammar school education does for you.
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