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Old 19th Dec 2013, 10:38
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Originally Posted by CharlieOneSix View Post
Wessex XS875 ended its flying days on the SAR Flight on Ark Royal in September 1974 when it suffered an engine surge on take off, crashed on the port waist catapult bridle arrest ramp and fell into the sea when the tail broke off.
Slight error there: it certainly crashed on the waist cat, but didn't fall into the sea:



Note the undamaged blades, and the inflated flot bag!
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Old 19th Dec 2013, 10:59
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Ah, I stand corrected - re-reading Lee's book I misinterpreted what I saw. The direct quote is "crashed on port waist catapult bridle arrest ramp, tail broke off and fell into the sea".
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Old 20th Dec 2013, 09:37
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Memorabilia

I wonder how many others received this telegram back in 1976. I should explain that back in the summer of '76 Helikopter Service of Norway was desperate for pilots and hearing about the discontent that was manifest amongst the workforce in Aberdeen they began a recruiting initiative that saw a few move across later that year then a veritable flood of Bristow strikers found their way across the North Sea the following year. Anyone else get one of these?


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Old 20th Dec 2013, 13:42
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I wish I had......History would be much different than it is!
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Old 22nd Dec 2013, 12:27
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Here's a scan of a creased postcard from the mid 1970's showing a KLM S61, S58T and a Bo105 at Schipol East:


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Old 25th Dec 2013, 09:55
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Here's an interesting one; just up the Junglie's alley.

I took a photo back about 1973 on Bulwark of a crab Harrier, and in the shot was a Steyr Puch Hafflinger which the junglies use as a tug for their Wessex V plus other odd things. There is an enthusiast chappy who is interested in all things to do with the RN Hafflingers and he has a website here.

The request is for any photos or anecdotes relating to these things:

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Old 25th Dec 2013, 11:18
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Here is a photo on Atlantic Conveyor 2 days before she was sunk.

All sizes | Onboard Atlantic Conveyor | Flickr - Photo Sharing!



Hope this works.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 11:40
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Ppruner bastOn was on board, said the sea was very cold!! 848 lost most/all their Wessex. A very sad occasion.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 16:16
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As you say, a very sad occasion. I was fortunate to cross deck the day before she sank. I gather that after, with all the claims for lost possessions, Atlantic Conveyor was so heavy she should have sunk before. I am just grateful I continued on Norland.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 16:26
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848 lost most/all their Wessex. A very sad occasion.
Chinooks, too. Shame they refused to let them fly off earlier, as the crews suggested.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 17:02
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Chinooks, too. Shame they refused to let them fly off earlier, as the crews suggested.

Quite right Shy, 4 Chinooks instead of the one would have made a huge difference.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 19:43
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Not seen those pics before. Very poignant. You say she sank on 24th, then I must apologise because I was on Norland for the landings on 21st so my photo must have been taken on the 19th.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 20:57
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OK I was on Fearless then as Norland had gone off to meet QE2 and I went ashore that day.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 11:56
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I see the mods have done another complete purge of all posts relating to Savoia. Interesting. I'm not sure what you call that, but it isn't moderating. This will also disappear soon, I'm sure.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 12:11
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Originally Posted by helonorth View Post
I see the mods have done another complete purge of all posts relating to Savoia. Interesting. I'm not sure what you call that, but it isn't moderating. This will also disappear soon, I'm sure.
I imagine that it's called 'keeping a thread on topic'. In this case, 'Rotary Nostalgia', not 'Free the Savoia One'.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 17:38
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When the threads founder and primary contributor gets ousted it is very much 'on topic', this site is not here for occasional browsers, it is here for a small catchment of individuals who's comments and opinions should be seen by all.

This thread has proved it's not here for a small catchment of individuals, please clarify that comment?

Bast0n, hope you are well? Guess we we have to wait for this thread to be purged again by the mods!

Happy New Year to all
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 19:34
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As Bravo73 has pointed out, moderation is about maintaining a thread topic and this is not a thread about misguided perceptions of one poster being picked on. Since Savoia has made it plain that he does not intend to return I will make a one off post to clear up a great many misconceptions that he has created. We are aware that there are claims made by Savoia that he has been unfairly treated and that a small number of Rotorheads have accepted those claims without knowing the depths of the hurt caused by breaching the PPRuNe terms.


To out another PPRuNe member is normally an instant and permanent ban. Savoia was only given a week off for outing Speechless Two and the Savoia username is still active. He has chosen not to use it despite a personal email welcoming him back after Christmas. He is still able to post and refute any of these facts:

Speechless Two was harassed by Savoia to the extent that he felt stalked and closed his email account to prevent being contacted.

Speechless Two did not (as claimed) out himself.

Speechless Two has closed his account here and requested that his posts be deleted as a result of Savoia's unwanted attention and outing.

As a result of Speechless Two's concerns I advised Savoia that emails/PM's to other members that could be construed as stalking would not be tolerated. We have an obligation to protect all of you from unwanted approaches when brought to our attention.

Savoia has numerous other usernames: none of these alternative usernames have been banned, however all except two are restricted from posting in Rotorheads. We just don't need the moderating issues that this creates.

This thread has deleted posts both critical and supportive of the moderation required to keep it on topic: the element that believe it is discriminatory should be aware of that.

This is the only post on this subject. Any further posts not on topic will be deleted.
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Old 11th Jan 2014, 01:40
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Really! Why not let sleeping dogs ly! and as I asked let the dust settle? Every time you guys cleanse this thread it seems to erupt again? I see Bast0n post has been removed? I guess a ban as welll?
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Old 11th Jan 2014, 11:52
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Removed again!
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 06:06
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KLM Helikopters S58T

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I never knew that KLM had S-58Ts or BO 105s. Who did their S-58 Twin Pac conversions?
They were acquired by KLM as S58T's and ( the last 2 + spares / tooling ) sold to AIRFAST / Indonesia some time during the mid '80's.
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