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9th Oct 2019, 11:28
Replies: 25
Views: 4,876
Posted By ACW418

TT, Our authorisation came from the Bomber...

TT,

Our authorisation came from the Bomber Controller over the Tannoy or Telescrambe. Where he got his from I know not.

ACW
30th Sep 2019, 09:56
Replies: 42
Views: 11,179
Posted By ACW418

CG They all had one - mostly used to store...

CG

They all had one - mostly used to store things on normal trips. PN most probably used one doing visual bombing so he will no doubt give you the facts.

ACW
1st Sep 2019, 15:07
Replies: 14
Views: 3,378
Posted By ACW418

Sharpend, Cos you got one! AFC that is. ...

Sharpend,

Cos you got one! AFC that is.

ACW
26th Aug 2019, 16:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By ACW418

Read on the Kindle app on my tablet. Different...

Read on the Kindle app on my tablet. Different but very interesting. Recommended.

ACW
14th May 2019, 08:14
Replies: 10
Views: 4,944
Posted By ACW418

LJ Whilst I have no truck with political...

LJ

Whilst I have no truck with political agendas the stark truth is the system is not working. My experience is that the holding times are getting longer therefore it is not working.
Lets forget...
9th Feb 2019, 13:41
Replies: 36
Views: 5,520
Posted By ACW418

TTN, Ward Thomas, Gwyn Edward "Ward" Thomas,...

TTN,

Ward Thomas, Gwyn Edward "Ward" Thomas, was certainly on the Bowen-Bravery crew of 550 Sqn. and is definitely shown as the Nav. 550 Sqn. was formed out of 100 Sqn. at Waltham in November...
25th Nov 2018, 14:33
Replies: 36
Views: 6,500
Posted By ACW418

BV, Totally agree. Lets support our guys...

BV,

Totally agree. Lets support our guys (male or female) and desist from nit picking. Feels like jealousy to me.
Also have two protégés who pilot RPAS and listening to them I do not think we are...
20th Oct 2018, 15:37
Replies: 17
Views: 4,488
Posted By ACW418

Whilst I deplore what has happened I think it...

Whilst I deplore what has happened I think it depends on what you have to lose that defines your stance.

ACW
21st Sep 2018, 20:37
Replies: 108
Views: 11,481
Posted By ACW418

They were issued to us as student pilots in 1963...

They were issued to us as student pilots in 1963 at Syerston. Not the wooden sort just the plastic ones with refill "leads". There were a lot of different colours and generally there were boxes of...
2nd Aug 2018, 15:56
Replies: 35
Views: 6,336
Posted By ACW418

Anyway someone had to read the check lists!:oh:

Anyway someone had to read the check lists!:oh:
27th Jul 2018, 10:24
Replies: 62
Views: 11,511
Posted By ACW418

DOF Could you have meant as a RO on...

DOF

Could you have meant as a RO on Javelins.

ACW
18th Jul 2018, 14:21
Replies: 27
Views: 4,792
Posted By ACW418

PN, I went through North Luffenham in July...

PN,

I went through North Luffenham in July 1964.

ACW
17th Jul 2018, 10:34
Replies: 27
Views: 4,792
Posted By ACW418

At North Luffenham in the mid 1960's the...

At North Luffenham in the mid 1960's the explosive decompression was from 27,000 feet to 52,000 feet for V Force crews. 27,000 because that was the highest the Vulcan pressurisation let you go and...
3rd Jun 2018, 16:18
Replies: 9
Views: 2,310
Posted By ACW418

Just a thought. Worl is a place quite close to...

Just a thought. Worl is a place quite close to RAF Locking. I wonder if this was an outstation or satellite?

ACW
15th May 2018, 16:49
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By ACW418

No it starts at Watford. I know because all on my...

No it starts at Watford. I know because all on my crew were from south of Watford and I was a Cheshire lad. Two Navigators couldn't be wrong!

ACW
19th Apr 2018, 07:46
Replies: 45
Views: 9,233
Posted By ACW418

On the Vampire you lifted the nosewheel to...

On the Vampire you lifted the nosewheel to prevent Nose Wheel Shimmy which was pretty fierce. On the T11 if you got shimmy the instruments became unreadable. On the Vulcan B2 with the 301 engines we...
2nd Apr 2018, 15:43
Replies: 71
Views: 9,776
Posted By ACW418

Soloed at Sealand in a T31 Easter 1961 and like...

Soloed at Sealand in a T31 Easter 1961 and like Wander did my Flying Scholarship at Sywell with Les Hillditch but in 1962. Soloed on Austers at Easter but contracted appendicitis towards the end of...
25th Mar 2018, 14:50
Replies: 62
Views: 16,252
Posted By ACW418

FED, What you can't fly until the fault has...

FED,

What you can't fly until the fault has been found?

ACW

ps I actually did a Red Line Entry on a Vampire. Took them 10 days to find the fault.
18th Mar 2018, 20:22
Replies: 33
Views: 4,883
Posted By ACW418

TTN, I arrived at Coningsby in October 1964...

TTN,

I arrived at Coningsby in October 1964 when you had already gone to the Far East. I don't think there were any white B2's on the station then.

ACW
18th Mar 2018, 12:12
Replies: 33
Views: 4,883
Posted By ACW418

When I was on the OCU in mid 1964 I flew both...

When I was on the OCU in mid 1964 I flew both white and camouflage versions. As far as I remember all the aircraft that I flew at Coningsby and Cottesmore were camouflage.

ACW
8th Mar 2018, 15:12
Replies: 57
Views: 13,817
Posted By ACW418

They were going to remove the soup heaters...

They were going to remove the soup heaters obviously! Simples.

ACW
22nd Feb 2018, 19:46
Replies: 16
Views: 4,986
Posted By ACW418

The Valley Terry Adcock was also the Linton 0n...

The Valley Terry Adcock was also the Linton 0n Ouse Terry. He became a Wg Cdr and did fly the Lightning. He wrote a self published book of his life. He lives in the south, gave a talk to my model...
18th Feb 2018, 15:58
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,291,428
Posted By ACW418

The funeral of enigmaviation aka Ian Hammond will...

The funeral of enigmaviation aka Ian Hammond will be held on Monday 5th March at 1200 in Southport. Please PM me if you want more details.

ACW
17th Feb 2018, 11:18
Replies: 49
Views: 8,910
Posted By ACW418

I think the answer would be the infrastructure...

I think the answer would be the infrastructure that accompanied the ORP's. There were the railway carriage like sleeping accommodation and the eating place and cookhouse etc.

ACW
12th Feb 2018, 22:43
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,291,428
Posted By ACW418

I have the sad duty of reporting the death of...

I have the sad duty of reporting the death of enigmaviation this morning. A first class friend and tireless worker for the air cadet movement. He will be missed. RIP Ian.

ACW
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