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Old 4th Oct 2021, 11:15
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
...eructation or the Elsan. [Thinks: was there such provision?]
There was what looked like, and probably was, a bucket behind a curtain on the starboard side almost opposite the crew entrance. There was at least one pilot who felt the need to 'go' on most sorties he flew. I can recall being Nav 2(?) in the rhs with the screen engineer watching over my shoulder whilst the captain reduced his gross weight.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 14:33
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Much surprised you found any - they seemed to migrate to "Fat Sgt" ----- sports bag!

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Must be a tale there...

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Old 4th Oct 2021, 16:02
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Thinking back, the worst meal I ever had was actually at an RAF Officers Mess (not naming names but it was in South Wales). A chicken curry lunch had more in it than intended.

About two hours after eating it I felt very strange indeed and almost collapsed walking out to my aircraft. My colleague suffered in the same way, having eaten the same thing. We were both very ill for some days and it could only have been food poisoning. We were asked to provide samples ( ) and I was later informed by the doc back at base that I had been suffering from at least three different bugs, any of them dysentery inducing, the worst being a form of botulism!
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 02:22
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The worst I ever felt while flying was after eating a "Burrito de Luxe" at the Base Cafe at Nellis ahead of a Red Flag sortie.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 08:19
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One of the most boring trips on Dominies was a 2.5 hr trip to Sola Stavanger. All so that the baby Navs could practice a 3 Position Line Fix!

The offset was that a 5 minute walk from where the aircraft was parked was Sen Thai on Solakrossvegen 4. Sola.

Not strictly an "Aircrew feeder" but they did feed 6 RAF aircrew at a time. Fantastic Thai food which made the return trip all the more enjoyable.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 08:32
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Charliegolf,

I cannot believe you would ask about tales of the Fat Sgt! lsh & I knew him well and the stories are legendary as was his bag!
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 09:24
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Originally Posted by Dominator2 View Post
One of the most boring trips on Dominies was a 2.5 hr trip to Sola Stavanger. All so that the baby Navs could practice a 3 Position Line Fix!
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I strongly suspect that more than one 3 position line fix was required!
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 12:19
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I strongly suspect that more than one 3 position line fix was required!
Timelord, That may be true but often not much more was achieved. Any way, the Maritime Instructors knew all of the best eating places. Seemed to make it all worthwhile!
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 14:13
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[QUOTE=ExAscoteer2;11119942]Never witnessed that in over 1000 hrs of flying the Dominie.

My tale was of Finningley in the 1970s ............. shared an office with two Nav instructors/ screens. [I was there because I was double-hatted, doing my stint as instructor.]

Their story, not mine. Perhaps winding me up, but I do know that beans combined with lowish outside air pressure can be interesting. Never guest starred in the Dominie, only the Varsities at Topcliffe.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 16:08
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Their story, not mine. Perhaps winding me up, but I do know that beans combined with lowish outside air pressure can be interesting. Never guest starred in the Dominie, only the Varsities at Topcliffe.
It got worse after the DAU (Dominie Avionics Upgrade) aircraft entered service - they took the elsan out.

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Old 5th Oct 2021, 16:12
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The worst for me was the pizzeria at Diego Garcia. I got a bad case of food poisoning from there (probably Campylobacter).
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 17:44
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Would SAS Det (Soup and Sandwich Detachment of Catering Sqn) at Stanley qualify?

I was pleased to be able to arrange, via a PMRAFNS AeroMed friend, some Italian Herbs to enhance their lunchtime Pizzas.


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Old 5th Oct 2021, 19:37
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The aircrew feeder at Kinloss was so fantastic we used to take it flying with us!
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 20:15
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Brawdy. Strammer Max was brilliant.
Yes agree with Sharpend on the Strammer Max, just like Germany.
The RAAF feeder at Butterworth in the 70s was great, steak every lunch.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 20:49
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Yes agree with Sharpend on the Strammer Max, just like Germany.
The RAAF feeder at Butterworth in the 70s was great, steak every lunch.
And for breakfast in the airmans' mess.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 22:18
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And for breakfast in the airmans' mess.
...and for weekend breakfasts at the O/M in Laarbruch, steak & eggs always on the menu as "The Australian Breakfast" !!
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 07:55
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RAF Wyton 85/86, was superb , with a great corporal in charge if I remember correctly.
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 08:13
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”Would SAS Det (Soup and Sandwich Detachment of Catering Sqn) at Stanley qualify?”

Luckily the SHAR det lived in the Upland Goose, dining on 365 (lamb!) and liberated Argentine wine.

Swing the lamp!

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Old 6th Oct 2021, 12:03
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Mogwi - 365 was mutton. They would never kill a sheep until it was old and bald, although the family I was billeted with in Stanley did once have lamb, but only because it had been run over. The 365 man used to stop his van outside the house and open the back, which was stuffed, floor to ceiling, with quarters of mutton. In the afternoon you would see the same man with the same van, the inside piled with peat. I don't think that anything was washed out in between. We did once have an Upland Goose that had been shot by an RAF Regt officer with an SMG - there's style!

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Old 6th Oct 2021, 12:28
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Mogwi - 365 was mutton. They would never kill a sheep until it was old and bald, although the family I was billeted with in Stanley did once have lamb, but only because it had been run over. The 365 man used to stop his van outside the house and open the back, which was stuffed, floor to ceiling, with quarters of mutton. In the afternoon you would see the same man with the same van, the inside piled with peat. I don't think that anything was washed out in between. We did once have an Upland Goose that had been shot by an RAF Regt officer with an SMG - there's style!

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Shot? Or clubbed-with?
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