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12th Jan 2019, 19:05
Replies: 17
Views: 3,335
Posted By HTB

Thanks for the links, my son gave me those and a...

Thanks for the links, my son gave me those and a whole host more. 99 - affirm, but not really noticeable under most circs.
What I really want is just the panels to convert the external appearance...
9th Jan 2019, 11:30
Replies: 17
Views: 3,335
Posted By HTB

Thanks guys, that's filled in a few mental gaps....

Thanks guys, that's filled in a few mental gaps. It could be the model kit console caters for a handful of mods and extras such as TIALD.
I think apart from the radar control and HDDR, the 16 sqn...
8th Jan 2019, 21:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,335
Posted By HTB

Thks 99 To clarify, I meant the horizontal...

Thks 99
To clarify, I meant the horizontal console, well aware of what's on the vertical. Seems most of the console is blanks, although I don't recall what the one just aft of the radar controls is...
8th Jan 2019, 19:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,335
Posted By HTB

Tornado GR1 Rear Cockpit

Help an ageing old frat navigator please. My son has kindly given me as a Christmas present a Revell 1:32 scale model Tornado GR1 to help me while away my declining years (sadistic sod...). The kit...
1st Sep 2015, 09:52
Replies: 8
Views: 2,771
Posted By HTB

Gordon's Daughter has passed the following...

Gordon's Daughter has passed the following details to me and is happy to disseminate to the widest possible community. As many as wish to send Gordon off will be welcome:

SERVICE - 11am

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31st Aug 2015, 08:27
Replies: 8
Views: 2,771
Posted By HTB

Bernoulli Yes, he progressed from...

Bernoulli


Yes, he progressed from Canberras to Tornado. In 1996 he worked for BAe in Saudi (Khamis Mushayt), then the CAA. You wouldn't mistake him - big man with a matching personality.

...
30th Aug 2015, 16:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,771
Posted By HTB

Gordon's funeral is at 1100 on 10 September in St...

Gordon's funeral is at 1100 on 10 September in St Edmund's RC Church in Bury St Edmund's. The time may be moved a little later to accommodate attendees who have greater distances to travel.


I...
26th Aug 2015, 09:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,771
Posted By HTB

Flt Lt (Retired) Harry Gordon Albert Walker

It is with great sadness that I post the news of Gordon's passing last Thursday after a lengthy struggle with lymphoma. The funeral will be in the RC Church in Bury St Edmunds; I'm in contact with...
19th Mar 2015, 15:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,720
Posted By HTB

WK How does 'Tommy Atkins' raise...

WK


How does 'Tommy Atkins' raise questions about the reasons for WWI or WWII? The use of 'TA' predates both those conflicts by some time as slang for a common soldier - Kipling's eponymous poem...
19th Mar 2015, 15:14
Replies: 35
Views: 6,284
Posted By HTB

F3WMB I can see potential for confusion...

F3WMB


I can see potential for confusion for the casual observer in dropping the designations (F), (AC), etc; if II(AC) were to become just II, it could be seen as 11 (XI) by, say, non-RAF peeps....
18th Mar 2015, 10:12
Replies: 35
Views: 6,284
Posted By HTB

When II(AC) squadron is equipped with Typhoon,...

When II(AC) squadron is equipped with Typhoon, would it be logical (and accurate) to drop the '(AC)', maybe assume '(F)', or maybe neither. The primary role would indicate which appellation is...
18th Mar 2015, 07:34
Replies: 35
Views: 6,284
Posted By HTB

PN If you think 12(B) didn't fit the...

PN


If you think 12(B) didn't fit the 'fighter' image, how do you reconcile II(AC) fitting that image? Army Cooperation, for much of its existence in a reconnaissance role (for the Tornado...
26th Feb 2015, 20:19
Replies: 47
Views: 8,625
Posted By HTB

Aah TTN That's 'Mister B to you', not HTM:E...

Aah TTN

That's 'Mister B to you', not HTM:E

Well spotted; tried to slip in a little diversionary litotes...:ok:

Mister B
26th Feb 2015, 14:42
Replies: 47
Views: 8,625
Posted By HTB

Steady on Bananaman I flew in them there...

Steady on Bananaman

I flew in them there Hastings's (1973 - STCBS pre-Vulcan softening up course), as too would many F4 and Bucc back seaters (trying to make the H2S simulate their radars)....
24th Feb 2015, 12:56
Replies: 154
Views: 34,887
Posted By HTB

MtM Manston's been off the MoD slop chit...

MtM

Manston's been off the MoD slop chit for some years now. In its most recent incarnation it was KIA (not 'killed in action', but Kent International Airport). During the time that I was the CAA...
10th Feb 2015, 12:28
Replies: 54
Views: 12,219
Posted By HTB

Outbrief Assuming that they're pretty much...

Outbrief

Assuming that they're pretty much standard across the FJ community: The crew, or formation, present themselves at the Auth's desk where they will, depending on their status, either...
2nd Feb 2015, 11:50
Replies: 35
Views: 4,942
Posted By HTB

Ability Don't confuse one for the other...

Ability


Don't confuse one for the other...
27th Jan 2015, 08:14
Replies: 29
Views: 5,064
Posted By HTB

Further to my previous, here is the source...

Further to my previous, here is the source material for disputing HMRC claims (amazing what stuff people keep in their archives - just have to remember where you put it):
...
27th Jan 2015, 07:41
Replies: 29
Views: 5,064
Posted By HTB

Perseverance is the key, along with an evidential...

Perseverance is the key, along with an evidential document trail (and a bit of knowledgeable outside help does not go amiss). I was in a similar situation in February last year; a situation partly...
12th Dec 2014, 10:33
Replies: 31
Views: 5,687
Posted By HTB

That would be (Sir) Cornelius Vermuyden - built a...

That would be (Sir) Cornelius Vermuyden - built a great many of the straight rivers near one of my former houses.


I had a house on the eastern fringes of the Fens in the early 1980s as a...
11th Dec 2014, 15:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By HTB

Thanks LW50 I know the concept has been...

Thanks LW50


I know the concept has been around for some time - this sort of thing was being mooted at an RAF Weapons Employment Course that I attended in the mid-1980s (but not as a viable...
11th Dec 2014, 14:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By HTB

US Navy Laser Weapon

Have I missed something, or is this new?


Video: US Navy tests $40 million laser weapon in Persian Gulf - Telegraph...
11th Dec 2014, 06:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,744
Posted By HTB

Keep up to date guys; here are some examples of...

Keep up to date guys; here are some examples of current language mangling (source Daily Telegraph):

One of Britain’s most senior spy chiefs has admitted that his work is laced with...
10th Dec 2014, 14:45
Replies: 16
Views: 3,888
Posted By HTB

Govt website sales details say it's an MR2C -...

Govt website sales details say it's an MR2C - sounds more MPA than AEW (and looks it too).

...
10th Dec 2014, 11:38
Replies: 31
Views: 5,687
Posted By HTB

Google Earth image shows runway and taxiways...

Google Earth image shows runway and taxiways closed markings, and a large number of articulated trailers parked on the western half, so I guess not used for aviation at the moment. That is not to say...
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