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23rd Aug 2020, 19:49
Replies: 69
Views: 11,776
Posted By Brian 48nav

Walkerman George Luckins was a Herc' skipper...

Walkerman

George Luckins was a Herc' skipper on 48 ( '67 -69 or 70 ) IIRC he was on Brits immediately before Hercs then went back to them after his Herc' tour.

A real character - I believe he...
20th Aug 2020, 15:31
Replies: 25
Views: 7,063
Posted By Brian 48nav

Top West 50, I'm pretty sure that Al Moffatt...

Top West 50,

I'm pretty sure that Al Moffatt mentioned above is the then 21yr old Plt Off/Fg Off who arrived on 30 Sqn at Lyneham as a new young nav' in '71. IIRC he did one tour before PVRing and...
16th Aug 2020, 16:48
Replies: 46
Views: 4,734
Posted By Brian 48nav

Geriaviator, Many thanks for including me in...

Geriaviator,

Many thanks for including me in the tribute to our dear departed Danny.

In my short RAF career 65-73 I must have come into contact with or even flown with veterans of the war in...
11th Jul 2020, 07:53
Replies: 70
Views: 4,851
Posted By Brian 48nav

I always have a quiet chuckle when some of you...

I always have a quiet chuckle when some of you get your knickers in a twist about folk saying 'planes'. Do you grumpy gits say car or motor-car, bus or omnibus etc ,no , I thought not.

As for the...
29th Jun 2020, 08:58
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jun 2020, 08:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Brian 48nav

DC10RealMan Have a look at the thread...

DC10RealMan

Have a look at the thread 'Gaining a pilot's brevet in WW2' in Military Aviation. Post number 12625 is by Jan's son and gives info' similar to that given by tczulu.

tczulu

I'm...
21st Jun 2020, 10:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,464
Posted By Brian 48nav

Brian is a top man! When I was on 88 Course at...

Brian is a top man! When I was on 88 Course at 1ANS Stradishall in early '67 he arrived as a new instructor ( fresh from the Brit' ) and joined the syndicate that 'looked after' us - he was a breath...
13th Jun 2020, 18:59
Replies: 15
Views: 4,051
Posted By Brian 48nav

Friendly Pelican 2 Good to see you are still...

Friendly Pelican 2
Good to see you are still around! Did you notice the post that gave news of Dave Martin's demise? We're getting to that age!
11th Jun 2020, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 2,162
Posted By Brian 48nav

Pete Adhemar Or Paddy as he was known at...

Pete Adhemar

Or Paddy as he was known at school! Fancy seeing his name mentioned - we were 2 of 3 ex- Camberley GS boys who joined the RAF via South Cerney at roughly the same time, he was on 217...
4th Jun 2020, 11:02
Replies: 41
Views: 9,151
Posted By Brian 48nav

In my short time in the RAF (65-73, Herc' nav...

In my short time in the RAF (65-73, Herc' nav from 67 ) all transport aircraft had only ONE nav, apart from checks, training and in the case of the Herc', gyro/grid sorties over the pole.
4th Jun 2020, 08:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,406
Posted By Brian 48nav

Lynas, Sad news, though I hadn't seen Dave...

Lynas,
Sad news, though I hadn't seen Dave since he left 30 at Lyneham on posting to Thorney in '73. I had been feeling rather sorry for myself having suffered a small stroke 7 weeks ago whilst out...
15th Apr 2020, 08:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Brian 48nav

I seem to recall that Aubrey's son reported the...

I seem to recall that Aubrey's son reported the loss of his father on here and mentioned how touched he ( Aubrey ) had been by the kind comments some posters, particularly former South Cerney cadets,...
9th Apr 2020, 10:40
Replies: 17
Views: 3,750
Posted By Brian 48nav

Re the Canberra crash at Leuchars The...

Re the Canberra crash at Leuchars

The navigator's name rang a bell ( Flt Lt D H Gannon ) - he was the nav' of the PR Canberra that won the London to NZ Air Race in 1953. An ex-Pathfinder nav who...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 19:35
Replies: 95
Views: 7,667
Posted By Brian 48nav

Private jet Low standards of English may be...

Private jet

Low standards of English may be acceptable to you but not to anyone who has been to school. Grow up!
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 19:22
Replies: 95
Views: 7,667
Posted By Brian 48nav

pax britanica I suggest you reread your post...

pax britanica

I suggest you reread your post above and correct all the typos and errors - then the rest of us may get some idea of what you are trying to say!
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Mar 2020, 09:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By Brian 48nav

HD opted not to receive PMs about 7 years ago -...

HD opted not to receive PMs about 7 years ago - I'm not sure if he has changed that. I've heard nothing untoward from my ATC contacts, but I'll ask around.

Talkdown Man may have contact with him.
1st Mar 2020, 09:37
Replies: 57
Views: 18,582
Posted By Brian 48nav

I saw X24NAV a few times in France when the owner...

I saw X24NAV a few times in France when the owner was visiting his second home in France. IIRC the owner had done tours on 24 on both the Hastings and the Herc'.
26th Jan 2020, 09:07
Replies: 86
Views: 31,391
Posted By Brian 48nav

enfranglais I don't know why I looked at...

enfranglais

I don't know why I looked at your list of pilots, must be a quiet Sunday morning - but lo and behold I recognised the name E G Waddingham, 'Ed the Wad' as he was known on 30 Squadron....
29th Dec 2019, 09:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By Brian 48nav

Dave, Sorry, I was trying to be discrete!...

Dave,

Sorry, I was trying to be discrete! Your old school chum IIRC, Norman H. A co-pilot on 48 Sqn 67-69. We both attended his retirement from BA party in 2000.

You and I ran into one another...
28th Dec 2019, 15:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By Brian 48nav

Hi Dave, I wonder if you have been in touch...

Hi Dave,
I wonder if you have been in touch with our mutual friend NH lately?

Regards B48N
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Dec 2019, 20:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,920
Posted By Brian 48nav

Hi Malcy Good to see you're still on ' the...

Hi Malcy

Good to see you're still on ' the perch'!

BW
18th Dec 2019, 08:42
Replies: 346
Views: 162,653
Posted By Brian 48nav

nipva A school friend and I ( both the same...

nipva

A school friend and I ( both the same age as you ) joined the RAF in '65 - after
Leeming he went on to Valley. 'Whoopee' he thought ' Lightnings here I come ' . Mightily disappointed to be...
10th Dec 2019, 15:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brian 48nav

Huge.....! It may be worth posting this on...

Huge.....!

It may be worth posting this on ATC Issues as a few of John's former LHR/LL colleagues lurk there.
6th Dec 2019, 17:45
Replies: 96
Views: 32,372
Posted By Brian 48nav

I thought the 146 TP was Peter Sedgwick - ex 48...

I thought the 146 TP was Peter Sedgwick - ex 48 Sqn Hercules co-pilot and skipper. IIRC at one time Hatfield had 3 ex48 pilots of my vintage (67-69 ) on the payroll. Peter, Mike Preston ( RIP ) and...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Dec 2019, 15:24
Replies: 29
Views: 7,185
Posted By Brian 48nav

whowhenwhy Please excuse a retired old git...

whowhenwhy

Please excuse a retired old git coming in on this again! I'm with 2sheds, Scratcoh was NOT brought in for Heathrow - I have no recollection of it being discussed there until it was...
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