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18th Sep 2020, 19:22
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Views: 2,479
Posted By rolling20

"The plane was on its way to England to attack...

"The plane was on its way to England to attack Germany. Stopover at Keflavík Airport to refuel."
Wow, I never knew they flew missions from the U.S. to bomb Germany! 😀
17th Sep 2020, 07:57
Replies: 9
Views: 5,019
Posted By rolling20

From that listing he would have been the Bomb...

From that listing he would have been the Bomb Aimer/Air Bomber.
If he was shot down before over Europe, he would have most likely landed in Allied held territory.
That might have been possible as...
15th Sep 2020, 12:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By rolling20

I have changed the spelling. Strange, I was...

I have changed the spelling.
Strange, I was sure it was two Ts on his name badge.
Still it was a long time ago.
Thank you.
14th Sep 2020, 06:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By rolling20

Olddog/Imagegear, thanks for the information. We...

Olddog/Imagegear, thanks for the information. We have tried to find him for a few years now, but drawn a blank. Will try looking in the Tarleton area.
​area.Thank you.
13th Sep 2020, 20:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By rolling20

Flight Lieutenant Geoff Pitick

Gentlemen, does anyone know of the whereabouts of F/Lt Geoff Pitick?
I believe he did a couple of tours on Shackletons.
Was the CFI at Bristol UAS before joining UWAS.
He ended up as the...
6th Sep 2020, 17:02
Replies: 48
Views: 10,404
Posted By rolling20

If you this madness continues we will very soon...

If you this madness continues we will very soon have no armed forces to talk about.
1st Sep 2020, 13:35
Replies: 62
Views: 14,592
Posted By rolling20

S/L Humphrey Gilbert, CO 65 Squadron was killed...

S/L Humphrey Gilbert, CO 65 Squadron was killed 2.5.42, crashing his Spitfire locally.
Interesting to note:
'They took off from Great Sampford, the Debden satellite, having consumed 6-8 bottles...
25th Aug 2020, 13:51
Replies: 62
Views: 14,592
Posted By rolling20

12.1.1950- ......The urgently picked crew for...

12.1.1950- ......The urgently picked crew for Lancaster SW363 was made up of highly experienced Officers and men who had been selected for their extreme competence and abilities – each was an...
25th Aug 2020, 09:57
Replies: 62
Views: 14,592
Posted By rolling20

S/L John Hartnell Beavis in his book Final...

S/L John Hartnell Beavis in his book Final Flight, tells of how on a Sunday morning pre-war, he would fly through the clouds into the blue above and stand up in the cockpit of his Tiger Moth to 'blow...
25th Aug 2020, 06:55
Replies: 62
Views: 14,592
Posted By rolling20

There is obviously a bit on the net and a...

There is obviously a bit on the net and a farcebook book page, but I'm not a farcebook member so cannot read it.
IIRC, I remember from somewhere that he was a member of 44 Squadron, which must have...
24th Aug 2020, 21:22
Replies: 62
Views: 14,592
Posted By rolling20

Wartime beer was reduced to around 2% ABV, so...

Wartime beer was reduced to around 2% ABV, so relatively weak.
​​​​​​According to various accounts, it took a lot to get drunk. From 1940 until 1944,there was literally no whiskey produced, unless...
16th Aug 2020, 08:20
Replies: 22
Views: 6,518
Posted By rolling20

I think the Dutch know what they are doing. ...

I think the Dutch know what they are doing.
This appeared in the latest issue of The Stirling Times....
1st Aug 2020, 14:22
Replies: 40
Views: 6,401
Posted By rolling20

During my UAS time, we had bods on flying...

During my UAS time, we had bods on flying scholarships and cadetships. It made one feel a little disadvantaged. However the QFIs assured me that those who came with no flying experience, soon caught...
30th Jul 2020, 12:53
Replies: 99
Views: 24,289
Posted By rolling20

When the Wall came down in 89, I was working in...

When the Wall came down in 89, I was working in the City. I remember one of the defence analysts saying that he wouldn't fancy a career in the services now as the main reason the services in their...
23rd Jul 2020, 12:39
Replies: 117
Views: 24,400
Posted By rolling20

I once met a chap at a dinner who had been on...

I once met a chap at a dinner who had been on Speedbird 9 out of Jakarta. His tale of the descent was rather worrying to say the least. One of the people at the dinner quipped, 'remind me not to get...
20th Jul 2020, 06:23
Replies: 87
Views: 9,764
Posted By rolling20

I once flew on a 200 to the Caribbean. The entire...

I once flew on a 200 to the Caribbean. The entire section of toilets , middle IIRC, were taped off as they were leaking fluid all over the floor. This happened soon after t/o and the flight continued...
19th Jul 2020, 13:04
Replies: 87
Views: 9,764
Posted By rolling20

I believe BOAC had 6 747s at this time and they...

I believe BOAC had 6 747s at this time and they had only just gone into service in April 71, due to industrial action. One would have thought that they would have been keen to press them into...
19th Jul 2020, 07:42
Replies: 87
Views: 9,764
Posted By rolling20

I am surprised that in 1971 BOAC were using their...

I am surprised that in 1971 BOAC were using their brand new 747s for charter work and out of Heathrow. BOAC/BEA being seperate companies at this time.
18th Jul 2020, 07:23
Replies: 117
Views: 24,400
Posted By rolling20

I don't see that as progress. It may be progress...

I don't see that as progress. It may be progress for the bean counters, but not for the flying public.
17th Jul 2020, 22:07
Replies: 117
Views: 24,400
Posted By rolling20

So the 747 was the fastest passenger airliner,...

So the 747 was the fastest passenger airliner, after Concorde. It was also the biggest before the A380. The former is long gone, the latter probably not long left. The 747 flew in February 69. So...
13th Jul 2020, 15:22
Replies: 24
Views: 5,960
Posted By rolling20

If it exploded before impact then the wreckage...

If it exploded before impact then the wreckage could be expected to be spread over a wide area.
The fact they are concerned there are bombs/ crew onboard would indicate that it possibly came down...
12th Jul 2020, 19:12
Replies: 46
Views: 6,621
Posted By rolling20

Irony, obviously overrated, or misunderstood?

Irony, obviously overrated, or misunderstood?
12th Jul 2020, 09:11
Replies: 24
Views: 5,960
Posted By rolling20

No problem Herod, the mods have amended. My own...

No problem Herod, the mods have amended. My own great uncle met his end in a Short Stirling. I am always eager to hear any Stirling news.
12th Jul 2020, 07:23
Replies: 24
Views: 5,960
Posted By rolling20

Herod, I thought it was a post about the pound. ...

Herod, I thought it was a post about the pound.




Misspelt thread title edited!

SP
11th Jul 2020, 13:48
Replies: 46
Views: 6,621
Posted By rolling20

I believe the 109E had 2 cannons Intially, then...

I believe the 109E had 2 cannons Intially, then the F had one through the nose. The 110 had 2. I can't find any German aeroplane that had hundreds however.
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