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8th Nov 2016, 18:24
Replies: 14
Views: 5,456
Posted By Mystic Greg

Great skills from Disco, and good to see the...

Great skills from Disco, and good to see the recognition.
11th Jul 2016, 20:02
Replies: 76
Views: 32,620
Posted By Mystic Greg

The world was a better, more fun place for Alex's...

The world was a better, more fun place for Alex's presence. RIP, and condolences to his family.
2nd May 2016, 19:57
Replies: 46
Views: 33,900
Posted By Mystic Greg

Devastating news. The RAF has lost two bright...

Devastating news. The RAF has lost two bright young officers. Condolences to their families.
23rd Nov 2014, 12:40
Replies: 51
Views: 8,679
Posted By Mystic Greg

This was pathetic, lazy journalism by the Mail on...

This was pathetic, lazy journalism by the Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times. The golf simulator story appeared in RAF News on Friday: all the Sunday rag journalists have done is re-hashed the...
16th Jul 2014, 19:56
Replies: 136
Views: 17,912
Posted By Mystic Greg

The moon landing was one of my very earliest...

The moon landing was one of my very earliest memories: my parents ordered me, aged 3, to sit in front of the black-and-white television to watch "history in the making". I remember that quite...
28th Jan 2014, 20:04
Replies: 43
Views: 18,578
Posted By Mystic Greg

Sorry to hear this sad news. And well done to...

Sorry to hear this sad news. And well done to Tim for stepping forward to the most difficult of tasks.
18th Nov 2013, 19:46
Replies: 32
Views: 9,407
Posted By Mystic Greg

I flew in her 3 times in July 1987, on camp at...

I flew in her 3 times in July 1987, on camp at Brawdy and at Abingdon, at the end of my 3 years on ULAS, just before going to IOT. Happy days!
5th Apr 2013, 20:20
Replies: 30
Views: 7,787
Posted By Mystic Greg

How very sad. I worked alongside Rich at High...

How very sad. I worked alongside Rich at High Wycombe 10 years ago and caught up with him periodically since: once met, never forgotten. RIP and condolences to his family.
17th Jul 2012, 19:27
Replies: 12
Views: 3,366
Posted By Mystic Greg

Or you could go out to one of the very many...

Or you could go out to one of the very many excellent restaurants within 5 mins walk, eg the Waterloo Kitchen, the Anchor & Hope, the Skylon, Tas, the fish restaurant a few doors down from Tas whose...
5th Jun 2012, 21:36
Replies: 52
Views: 11,638
Posted By Mystic Greg

Had a great view from a couple of miles west of...

Had a great view from a couple of miles west of the Palace. Brilliant flying by all concerned in tricky conditions. Well done, chaps!
27th Mar 2012, 16:32
Replies: 18
Views: 4,448
Posted By Mystic Greg

What a wonderful film.

What a wonderful film.
1st Dec 2011, 02:56
Replies: 36
Views: 6,704
Posted By Mystic Greg

Lots of good advice above. In addition to Nice...

Lots of good advice above. In addition to Nice Castle's list of offsets, there is also Wear & Tear allowance (10 per cent of the rent, less any Council Tax and Water Rates you have paid) to...
15th Sep 2011, 16:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,501
Posted By Mystic Greg

All Second World War entrants to the RAF were...

All Second World War entrants to the RAF were commissioned or enlisted into the RAFVR, with only pre-War regulars and auxiliaries being 'RAF' or 'RAuxAF' respectively during the conflict. When the...
15th Sep 2011, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 3,279
Posted By Mystic Greg

RIP, Pete - a much valued ULAS QFI in the...

RIP, Pete - a much valued ULAS QFI in the mid-1980s, alongside the many other places in which he made his mark.
10th Jul 2011, 21:08
Replies: 20
Views: 4,990
Posted By Mystic Greg

Very sorry to hear this sad news. Frank was one...

Very sorry to hear this sad news. Frank was one of the established 'characters' when I first joined 8 Sqn. I also have fond memories of an E-3D det to Akrotiri not long after his retirement when he...
18th Feb 2011, 13:32
Replies: 10
Views: 3,988
Posted By Mystic Greg

Very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts...

Very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with Tony and all of Maggie's family.
16th Jan 2011, 21:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,897
Posted By Mystic Greg

Truly shocking news. It is so sad to have lost...

Truly shocking news. It is so sad to have lost such a larger-than-life character so young. What times we all had in Kev's company! My condolences to his family.

RIP
16th Dec 2010, 16:26
Replies: 116
Views: 24,356
Posted By Mystic Greg

30 December 2002 - 14.50 in an E-3D over...

30 December 2002 - 14.50 in an E-3D over Afghanistan (including transits) when, depressingly, the replacement jet didn't turn up on time.

I think the all-time E-3D record for Op VERITAS was 17.50,...
7th Sep 2010, 17:27
Replies: 40
Views: 13,546
Posted By Mystic Greg

And I have an R E City British Warm Crombie...

And I have an R E City British Warm Crombie overcoat (ranked to Flt Lt) for sale. Chest size around 40-42", would suit height 5'10/11.

PM if interested, otherwise it goes on eBay!
26th Jul 2010, 05:55
Replies: 17
Views: 5,122
Posted By Mystic Greg

If the promotion occurred before 1864, your...

If the promotion occurred before 1864, your relative may have been what was known as a 'Yellow Admiral' - a Post-Captain who had reached the top of the seniority list (and therefore was next in line...
20th Jul 2010, 13:23
Replies: 16
Views: 4,776
Posted By Mystic Greg

Now 1500+ viewings of this thread. It is...

Now 1500+ viewings of this thread. It is difficult to compose a tribute to someone not known personally. However, as a fairly regular visit to Bastion from Kabul, may I add my appreciation to the...
28th May 2010, 11:12
Replies: 29
Views: 15,952
Posted By Mystic Greg

I only met 'Aunty Joan' a couple of times, but...

I only met 'Aunty Joan' a couple of times, but was very impressed. In a slightly over-used modern phrase, which she probably wouldn't recognise, she was a 'legend'.

RIP Ma'am.
16th Jun 2009, 16:28
Replies: 51
Views: 13,297
Posted By Mystic Greg

Really devasting to see the news reported about...

Really devasting to see the news reported about Mike, who sent me on my first solo from his position as ULAS CFI. Met him on a few occasions during his later career - a true gentleman and a real...
21st Apr 2009, 18:03
Replies: 17
Views: 5,854
Posted By Mystic Greg

See my PM, but while I was writing it some good...

See my PM, but while I was writing it some good advice came in above, none of which I disagree with.
4th Mar 2009, 18:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mystic Greg

Similarly Churchill (they of the immensely...

Similarly Churchill (they of the immensely irritating adverts) refuse to offer motor insurance to members of HM Forces. [Or at least did refuse when I last asked a year or so ago] On principle, I...
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