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17th Dec 2016, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By Halton Brat

'Chips' Carpenter

I seem to recall that Flt Lt/Sqn Ldr Chips Carpenter, 230 Sqn Puma pilot at Gutersloh in the mid 1980's, was rumoured to have been on the Black Arrows?

HB
5th Mar 2016, 01:04
Replies: 116
Views: 37,257
Posted By Halton Brat

Wiggins Aerodyne (Naval derivative).

Wiggins Aerodyne (Naval derivative).
2nd Jan 2016, 07:00
Replies: 134
Views: 30,840
Posted By Halton Brat

Blimey, I must have been thick. It took the RAF 2...

Blimey, I must have been thick. It took the RAF 2 years at Halton to turn me into something of some kind of use to the Service......

HB
11th Aug 2015, 02:08
Replies: 84
Views: 12,597
Posted By Halton Brat

Sir Keith Williamson CAS/Halton Brat

Sir Keith Williamson CAS/Halton Brat
11th Aug 2015, 01:52
Replies: 20
Views: 5,867
Posted By Halton Brat

Same author - 'Paddy Finucane - Fighter Pilot'. ...

Same author - 'Paddy Finucane - Fighter Pilot'.

HB
11th Aug 2015, 00:48
Replies: 20
Views: 5,867
Posted By Halton Brat

Hi Spreckley, there is a Wiki article titled...

Hi Spreckley, there is a Wiki article titled 'Beamish Brothers' which gives a brief history on this distinguished Irish family. Victor Beamish was a Fighter Command Station Commander (shooting from...
8th Aug 2015, 22:22
Replies: 44
Views: 9,100
Posted By Halton Brat

Beaded seat cover

The beaded seat cover shown in post #9, in German, is known as a 'Holzkeugelsitzauflage'. Wonderful language, German.

HB
25th Apr 2015, 05:36
Replies: 43
Views: 14,609
Posted By Halton Brat

Time -warp some of these back to summer...

Time -warp some of these back to summer 1940.......

HB
30th Jan 2015, 20:15
Replies: 22
Views: 5,500
Posted By Halton Brat

Watched the colour footage today, dear God those...

Watched the colour footage today, dear God those Guardsmen came close to loosing WSC's lead-lined coffin on the steps of St Paul's. I hope that someone bought those boys a beer afterwards.

HB
30th Jan 2015, 12:50
Replies: 22
Views: 5,500
Posted By Halton Brat

Will there be an RAF flypast as part of today's...

Will there be an RAF flypast as part of today's commemoration on the Thames, I wonder?


HB
30th Jan 2015, 09:08
Replies: 22
Views: 5,500
Posted By Halton Brat

Churchill's Funeral

Proud to see that Halton Apprentices were given the honour of providing close escort to the gun carriage bearing the coffin of Sir Winston.


Any other memories from that day out there? I seem to...
15th Jan 2015, 13:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Halton Brat

When I arrived at RAF Valley in 1973, they hardly...

When I arrived at RAF Valley in 1973, they hardly had 'lectric, never mind a bleedin' mobile signal!


HB
Forum: Freight Dogs
5th Jan 2015, 09:50
Replies: 11
Views: 11,361
Posted By Halton Brat

MK Airlines

MK Lux Line Station - a great 2yr period in my career to date. Great flight/ground crews, can-do attitude, work-hard/play hard ethos. Happy days!

HB
30th Dec 2014, 18:36
Replies: 21
Views: 4,897
Posted By Halton Brat

Thanks for the update, Sun. HB

Thanks for the update, Sun.

HB
30th Dec 2014, 17:12
Replies: 21
Views: 4,897
Posted By Halton Brat

IIRC, the 1979 Fastnet yacht race disaster showed...

IIRC, the 1979 Fastnet yacht race disaster showed that winching up a survivor who had been immersed in the water for a protracted period could possibly instigate a cardiac arrest, if performed in a...
13th Nov 2014, 10:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By Halton Brat

That's interesting Nutty. The CWGC website shows...

That's interesting Nutty. The CWGC website shows him as being born in Dalwood, Devon?


A well-read WW1-savvy pal of mine suggests that, given his Artillery background, William may have been an...
11th Nov 2014, 15:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By Halton Brat

Air Mechanic 2nd Class William NJ Nichols

I was unable to partake of any Remembrance services on Sunday (in transit), so this morning I drove an hour south from my Frankfurt home to the city of Worms (say Verms....). My destination was the...
11th Nov 2014, 07:31
Replies: 28
Views: 13,311
Posted By Halton Brat

Krystal, pls see PM. HB

Krystal, pls see PM.

HB
11th Nov 2014, 06:53
Replies: 28
Views: 13,311
Posted By Halton Brat

I knew the chap who signed for the refuel; he had...

I knew the chap who signed for the refuel; he had 'taken over' the already in-progress refuel so that others could go to lunch.

In a cruel twist of fate, the presence of the Stn Cdr on board...
10th Nov 2014, 21:34
Replies: 28
Views: 13,311
Posted By Halton Brat

I well remember the Stn Cdr being picked up by a...

I well remember the Stn Cdr being picked up by a Basset at Valley, circa 1973/74. The aircraft was refuelled with Avtur in error, and force landed in a field soon after departure. One fatal & serious...
4th Oct 2014, 16:45
Replies: 11
Views: 2,536
Posted By Halton Brat

Try Absolute Danny - BDSM en Sex Shop Amsterdam...

Try Absolute Danny - BDSM en Sex Shop Amsterdam (http://www.absolutedanny.com)

HB
20th Sep 2014, 15:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,862
Posted By Halton Brat

Just Gnattering....

Ok all you guys of a certain age, time to start writing your Christmas lists....

Airfix are about to issue a 1/48 scale model of the Folland Gnat T1. This scale will give the model a 6" wingspan,...
15th Sep 2014, 07:04
Replies: 59
Views: 12,876
Posted By Halton Brat

David Haines, ex RAF, slaughtered by IS

Mods, please feel free to merge the other thread (with a low-profile title) with this.

David Haines was clearly a credit to the RAF, his former Service.

He was one of us; this is now personal....
2nd Aug 2014, 23:36
Replies: 10
Views: 3,173
Posted By Halton Brat

Post In those halcyon Concorde days, I was living just...

In those halcyon Concorde days, I was living just west of Cardiff airport, au bord de la mer. The jet's 1030 LHR departure would, in summer, cause a series of booms which were clearly audible in this...
16th Jul 2014, 10:42
Replies: 18
Views: 4,404
Posted By Halton Brat

Did he get a flypast at his funeral ( I hope)? ...

Did he get a flypast at his funeral ( I hope)?

HB
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