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Old 13th Jan 2022, 10:19
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One of Rex Green's buds, woof?

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Two different people.

lsh was wearing an eye patch at the time we needed that particular SOP….

If I’m right and I think I am, this crew was similar of a similar name but a different colour. Stumblefingers knows about the V Force, another clue!

I would have liked to join them post Rex, but the RAF kept making me teach others the SOPS so I had to behave.




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Old 13th Jan 2022, 18:05
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Originally Posted by Not Long Here View Post
On the Nimrod force we flew as constituted crews; the skill of the Ops Flt Cdr was in ensuring the balance and core numbers were maintained appropriate to the operational task.
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Stumble,

When I was on the V-force we were known as a crew number and there was no rotation. We had to take leave at the same time. The only time a stranger flew was as a replacement for a sick member.

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I inherited the nickname "Stumblefingers" from John McNally of The Searchers. It was very cruel (to him) because he was a very good rhythm guitarist, but pretty accurate for me! We are about the same age, and are now both playing lead guitar in successful bands. That is another clue to those of you who have already sussed me out. There will be a free CD of our latest album to the first one who correctly identifies my current band, and is prepared to reveal their identity. Some may consider that a booby prize.....
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I was a member of the 2i/c's crew on my first V sqn in the 60s, and we were known as the "Smith" crew. During my period of tenure we had 2 different co-pilots, and 2 different nav plotters, but the same AEO. Tour lengths demanded that some crew members were posted before others, but as far as radar bomb scoring and crew combat ready categories were concerned, only the captain and the 2 navigators were counted as "constituted".
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Old 13th Jan 2022, 22:03
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I inherited the nickname "Stumblefingers" from John McNally of The Searchers. It was very cruel (to him) because he was a very good rhythm guitarist, but pretty accurate for me! We are about the same age, and are now both playing lead guitar in successful bands. That is another clue to those of you who have already sussed me out. There will be a free CD of our latest album to the first one who correctly identifies my current band, and is prepared to reveal their identity. Some may consider that a booby prize.....
Blacksmith?

You would need to check your PM for my identity, sent earlier today.

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Flying in constituted crews on the MBF was described by some as resembling marriage without the sex - well for most crews.
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Flying in constituted crews on the MBF was described by some as resembling marriage without the sex - well for most crews.
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