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Old 4th Nov 2021, 10:29
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Originally Posted by c130jbloke View Post
Steve,

Noted, but its demeaning to all the women who were ever associated with the Hercules. Pity.
No. It really isn't.

You need to stop getting worked up over this. The title is what it is, you don't get to dictate to a publisher what he calls his book.
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 10:53
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Originally Posted by Vortex Hoop View Post
No. It really isn't.

You need to stop getting woked up over this. The title is what it is, you don't get to dictate to a publisher what he calls his book.
Thing you had one too many "r"s in your sentence lol
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 10:53
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Thanks Senior Pilot and yes, of course, dits should be posted here too.
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 11:58
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I thought the "woked up" quip actually rather apposite in the context of some of the exchanges........
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 12:24
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Some of you may be wondering what has happened to 'Hercules Boys'. After waiting six months for MoD RAF Media to make a decision, they have refused to permit access to those serving personnel who wished to contribute, citing a lack of "likely PR benefit to the service via a niche publisher". Having discussed this with Grub Street, we are minded to continue with the book with contributions from retired personnel. Recognising that this will not tell the whole story, the book will explain the reasons as stated above. Publication is currently aimed for spring 2024.
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Old 15th Jul 2022, 08:42
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Still looking for more people to contribute your stories please, there must be lots of you out there.
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 00:28
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A huge amount of the noise came from those rattling springs in the pointless, never used, stretcher-bearing things. During an extremely long trip, I once wandered around with bits of blue roll jamming them up. Bliss - relatively.. Equally, on delivery trips to the thieves at Marshall's, the things were removed. Much quieter without them.
BTW: Many folks thought the wall cladding was sound-proofing. It wasn't. It was thermal insulation to prevent walking freight from getting frozen onto the metelwork.
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 00:37
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Some of the girlies/wives used to love sitting on the front rails of that meat para seats.
Slightly tipsy after the morale-boosting trips to Roebucks( DF store on Jersey) a lot of giggling could be heard!
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 07:12
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I spent 30 years on the C130K and many suggestions were made to try to mitigate the sound levels 'down the back'. I was the liaison officer for a university team that was commissioned to conduct noise level trials. Removing the litter brackets and finding a stowage for them on the a/c and other measures had long been suggested by us . All of these suggestions were ignored probably by those senior enough not to have to travel in the cargo compartment. You are correct that the green covering on the walls is a protective blanket and has no sound attenuating properties at all. However if heated to around 800 degrees C it gives off Phosgene gas and this was a major factor in the loss of life in the Belgian AF crash at Eindhoven.
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 07:59
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In the late 1960's there was a cartoon in the Lyneham station mag; Caption: Have you heard - they've solved the noise problem on the Hercules. They've put it all on the inside'.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 16:28
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So far, not a single female Hercules crew member or engineer has come forward to offer their stories. If any read this please get in touch, it is vital to tell your side of the story too!
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 16:32
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Originally Posted by Steve Bond View Post
So far, not a single female Hercules crew member or engineer has come forward to offer their stories. If any read this please get in touch, it is vital to tell your side of the story too!
Perhaps, as you have been advised repeatedly, they are a little offended by the title?

I expect this post to be deleted as have all others of a related theme.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 19:27
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
Perhaps, as you have been advised repeatedly, they are a little offended by the title?

I expect this post to be deleted as have all others of a related theme.
SIMPLES.
To keep the title "in series" and accommodate the fair sex, why not

HERCULES BOYS AND GIRLS
?
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 20:05
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
SIMPLES.
To keep the title "in series" and accommodate the fair sex, why not

HERCULES BOYS AND GIRLS
?
Or even Herculesers....
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 20:45
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What about
Hercules Theys….
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 20:51
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
Perhaps, as you have been advised repeatedly, they are a little offended by the title?

I expect this post to be deleted as have all others of a related theme.
What a dopey comment: you had one post deleted because you didn’t read the thread.

And as for being ‘offended’ that is your choice: the squeaky wheel does not get the oil here, no matter how much noise you may choose to make.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 08:08
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Well you can’t sat fat Albert as that would be fattist.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 10:17
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
SIMPLES.
To keep the title "in series" and accommodate the fair sex, why not

HERCULES BOYS AND GIRLS
?
The author has already explained that he'd be prepared to do that, but the inevitable consequence would be that the book didn't get published.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 14:01
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I stand corrected.
Humbly.
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Old 16th Aug 2022, 07:55
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All I have left to say is that the ladies of the Fleet Air Arm accepted the title for that "boys" series of books and readily contributed. Given that MoD RAF Media have refused permission for me to talk to serving personnel (of either gender) citing a lack of "PR value from a niche publisher", the end result may well be that this book project has to be abandoned for lack of support. Such a pity if that happens as there are so many great Herc stories to tell. I will not trouble PPruners anymore.
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