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19th Mar 2019, 17:27
Replies: 12
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Posted By gayford

As a controller at Clutch Radar in the early...

As a controller at Clutch Radar in the early seventies I always understood that the name related to the “clutch” of RAF stations along the Dutch German border (Laarbruch, Bruggen and Wildenrath). In...
21st Sep 2018, 19:32
Replies: 108
Views: 10,585
Posted By gayford

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1026/402da5e9_d738_4f8b_89e2_afa08fbb1aba_6062268d99efdc45467f25b11d1b3f09cf40265e.jpeg
My naval issue chinagraph pouch.
21st Sep 2018, 19:00
Replies: 108
Views: 10,585
Posted By gayford

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/f1629e67_3ee2_4ee3_8768_1a8ca61ffb5f_dace67b741695471ee362bafda2c05e360ee86c8.jpeg
I was a very young controller at Eastern Radar...
1st Jun 2018, 18:04
Replies: 21
Views: 3,843
Posted By gayford

As a very young controller at Eastern Radar...

As a very young controller at Eastern Radar between 1966 and 1969 I relied hugely on the guidance of the many ex WW2 aircrew who had transferred to ATC after the war. Furthermore, and despite my...
11th Sep 2017, 10:43
Replies: 44
Views: 18,679
Posted By gayford

Doesn't seem like that long ago that I was...

Doesn't seem like that long ago that I was enjoying the sunshine at Butcher Radar in 1977-78.
22nd Apr 2017, 22:03
Replies: 13
Views: 3,142
Posted By gayford

Queen's crown on the cap and King's crown on the...

Queen's crown on the cap and King's crown on the brevet !!
14th Mar 2017, 13:35
Replies: 3,142
Views: 690,532
Posted By gayford

I like Eastern and believe they could provide the...

I like Eastern and believe they could provide the much needed services for the Isle of Man, but £408 return from Belfast during TT is a bit steep !!!
11th Mar 2017, 20:35
Replies: 3,142
Views: 690,532
Posted By gayford

Not many airlines out there with small aeroplanes...

Not many airlines out there with small aeroplanes suited to these routes. Belfast and Glasgow/Edinburgh are the two critical ones, maybe Eastern and/or Loganair could be incentivised to operate them.
23rd Feb 2016, 08:21
Replies: 109
Views: 28,833
Posted By gayford

There will never be another Winkle Brown. I was...

There will never be another Winkle Brown. I was privileged to serve under him at HMS Fulmar in 1969. So modest was he that I did not learn of his true exploits until much later. RIP Sir.
22nd Sep 2015, 09:40
4th Jul 2015, 10:54
Replies: 13
Views: 2,993
Posted By gayford

We didn't have these problems at Feltwell 50...

We didn't have these problems at Feltwell 50 years ago this month when I and many others were preparing for our passing-out parade, how the world has changed.
20th Feb 2015, 09:29
Replies: 45
Views: 12,348
Posted By gayford

Brings back memories for me also. I have a...

Brings back memories for me also. I have a feeling the chap in the "winkle-pickers" in the middle is a regular on this forum !!
31st Jan 2015, 10:45
Replies: 22
Views: 5,427
Posted By gayford

Watched it on my parent's old fuzzy black and...

Watched it on my parent's old fuzzy black and white TV.
It was my last week-end at home as I travelled to OCTU Feltwell the next day to join up !!
Memories of SPTA exercises, our Discip WO "Big"...
25th Jan 2015, 18:49
Replies: 70
Views: 22,637
Posted By gayford

CAP 168, the CAA relevant document will give you...

CAP 168, the CAA relevant document will give you all the requirements.
My guess is that the RESAs (Runway End Safety Areas) are not long enough or even non-existent. In addition, there will be lots...
16th Oct 2014, 09:04
Replies: 37
Views: 6,825
Posted By gayford

It's all new to me, they had not invented it for...

It's all new to me, they had not invented it for Feltwell in 1965 !!
20th Sep 2014, 18:36
Replies: 12,687
Views: 3,516,391
Posted By gayford

I also drove R16s, the first was a manual and the...

I also drove R16s, the first was a manual and the second, purchased at Leeming Bar when I was in the tower at Leeming, was an automatic one; great cars.
3rd Aug 2014, 17:21
Replies: 25
Views: 4,944
Posted By gayford

Nothing happens nowadays, we don't have any...

Nothing happens nowadays, we don't have any runways any more !!!
3rd Aug 2014, 09:02
Replies: 25
Views: 4,944
Posted By gayford

Machine Runway Destroyer, not Machine Runway...

Machine Runway Destroyer, not Machine Runway De-icer.
26th Jul 2014, 18:04
Replies: 27
Views: 6,754
Posted By gayford

Ian Macfadyen gets a Nice Surprise !!

http://www.windsorex...or-24072014.htm

And about time too, have a long and happy retirement Sir.
5th Jun 2014, 07:32
Replies: 61
Views: 52,707
Posted By gayford

So that's why we use chocks ?

So that's why we use chocks ?
7th May 2014, 09:16
Replies: 12,687
Views: 3,516,391
Posted By gayford

Can't post a photo now as I am absorbing vitamin...

Can't post a photo now as I am absorbing vitamin D in Greece,but I still have an original leather pouch that holds/held black, white and red chinagraphs and the small screwdriver, an essential item...
2nd May 2014, 09:48
Replies: 12,687
Views: 3,516,391
Posted By gayford

Danny, What great reading. I was one of your...

Danny,
What great reading. I was one of your students at Shawbury in 1965-66, I really don't know how you coped with us upstarts. I believe the Javelin test pilot was Fred Butcher, also, I...
1st Apr 2014, 14:39
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,256,141
Posted By gayford

Portmanteau, Your assumption is only correct if...

Portmanteau, Your assumption is only correct if the controller is using both primary and secondary radars. However, on this occasion I suspect that the en-route control centres might have been...
9th Dec 2013, 13:50
Replies: 11
Views: 3,013
Posted By gayford

As an ex-RAF geriatric who served at Eastern,...

As an ex-RAF geriatric who served at Eastern, Clutch, Moray, LATCC (Mil) and my last Area tour at Atlantic House, I fondly remember the fantastic co-operation constantly displayed between ourselves...
4th Sep 2013, 16:24
Replies: 28
Views: 7,223
Posted By gayford

I think they flew some out of Kingston in...

I think they flew some out of Kingston in conjunction with the Falkland war build-up.
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