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18th Mar 2018, 19:31
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Posted By John Nichol

Cheers MPN - I was convinced a couple of WRAFs I...

Cheers MPN - I was convinced a couple of WRAFs I served alongside as a young JT/Cpl 82-86 had to leave when they announced they were pregnant. But in the words of Mrs Clinton, I must have...
18th Mar 2018, 16:24
Replies: 63
Views: 8,682
Posted By John Nichol

Many thanks for all these replies. There does...

Many thanks for all these replies.
There does seem to be a bit of disagreement about the "having to leave on marriage" aspect?
MPN11 - can your wiser half confirm that WRAFs actually had to leave...
18th Mar 2018, 14:48
Replies: 63
Views: 8,682
Posted By John Nichol

Back in the day....

Can anyone help me with this:
When I joined in 1981, it was official policy that if a female got pregnant, she had to leave the RAF. Not sure we called it "firing" back then but I am sure this was...
21st Feb 2018, 09:27
Replies: 48
Views: 15,218
Posted By John Nichol

Interesting - I was just thinking about those old...

Interesting - I was just thinking about those old security films yesterday bearing in mind the Jeremy Corbyn "spying" discussion.
In TBT's reply about the RAF films available - is "Operation...
2nd Feb 2018, 09:17
Replies: 24
Views: 4,683
Posted By John Nichol

Many thanks for all of your input and PMs. I...

Many thanks for all of your input and PMs. I think I have replied to all PMs.

One correspondent who mentioned his/her serving relatives has suggested he/she has contacted me by other means but I...
1st Feb 2018, 09:04
Replies: 24
Views: 4,683
Posted By John Nichol

Thanks for the replies and the PMs. They are much...

Thanks for the replies and the PMs. They are much appreciated.
Tuc - thanks for this info. It is good news & hopefully might offer some solutions in the future.

Wyler - I know a number of medics...
31st Jan 2018, 10:16
Replies: 24
Views: 4,683
Posted By John Nichol

In Service Mental Health

Some of you may know that The Mail On Sunday has launched a campaign for better provision of mental health service for SERVING military personnel, in the form of a confidential helpline. It is backed...
16th Dec 2016, 16:44
Replies: 90
Views: 47,325
Posted By John Nichol

I bow to your superior knowledge - it was 30 odd...

I bow to your superior knowledge - it was 30 odd years ago & my memory is not nearly as good as.........
16th Dec 2016, 15:05
Replies: 90
Views: 47,325
Posted By John Nichol

It was certainly a most interesting day to...

It was certainly a most interesting day to graduate. IIRC, it was the 3rd pass - the one Beagle describes above - which took most of the hats off & blew a couple of people (me included) out of line....
3rd Feb 2016, 18:22
Replies: 15
Views: 6,645
Posted By John Nichol

Give Steve my very best and remind him of our...

Give Steve my very best and remind him of our last day of Taceval on the mass launch when I was LCR and he was looking after me. & tell him he'll be missed at Fin Fest on Friday.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2015, 14:37
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By John Nichol

Blesma - book appeal

Dearest Pprune friends,

I’m working with Blesma (the Limbless Veterans' charity) on their “City Veterans Gala Dinner” on Thursday 5 November 2015 at the Imperial War Museum which will raise funds...
31st Aug 2015, 10:18
Replies: 9
Views: 3,310
Posted By John Nichol

Thanks FB - of course you are right; they can be...

Thanks FB - of course you are right; they can be replaced but as others have said, they are not the originals. The value factor may clearly be important in the long term, but it is the personal...
30th Aug 2015, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 3,310
Posted By John Nichol

Thanks Baffman - please use your best efforts to...

Thanks Baffman - please use your best efforts to get some coverage.

Media coverage over there will be the key to recovering the medals so all input/help/advice/expertise/contacts will be truly...
29th Aug 2015, 07:59
Replies: 9
Views: 3,310
Posted By John Nichol

Many thanks TTN; very useful info which I will...

Many thanks TTN; very useful info which I will pass on today.

Unfortunately, the Belgian police assessment is this was a pretty simple opportunity burglary and they suspect the medals might just...
28th Aug 2015, 20:22
Replies: 9
Views: 3,310
Posted By John Nichol

Paddy Teakle - Stolen Medals

I'm sure many of you will know Air Cdr Paddy Teakle:

Last week, someone broke into his flat in Belgium where he is serving with SHAPE and stole, amongst other stuff, his medals including his DSO,...
28th Aug 2015, 13:05
Replies: 0
Views: 673
Posted By John Nichol

Book appeal - Blesma & Combat Stress

My dearest Ppruners,

I’m working with Blesma on their “City Veterans Gala Dinner” on Thursday 5 November 2015 at the Imperial War Museum which will raise funds for Blesma, Combat Stress and...
5th Jun 2015, 19:15
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

In case anyone is interested, the episode of "We...

In case anyone is interested, the episode of "We Were There" on Forces TV featuring some fine GR1 aviators from the first Gulf War in 1991 is repeated on Sunday 9pm. My old chums who feature:

Air...
11th Mar 2015, 09:06
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

thanks for the replies & PMs - please do contact...

thanks for the replies & PMs - please do contact me if you or someone you know flew in the first few days of the air war.

& regarding the "LL losses" - this has been a much-misunderstood part of...
10th Mar 2015, 08:53
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

thanks for the replies guys - always appreciated....

thanks for the replies guys - always appreciated.

If there are any more chaps (from any aircraft type!) out there who'd like to put themselves forward, I'd be more than pleased to hear from you.
...
9th Mar 2015, 17:57
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

A very interesting point Nut......& already under...

A very interesting point Nut......& already under consideration - you'll have to watch this space (or more accurately, a new thread!)

But I need to get this GW1 programme off the ground first.
9th Mar 2015, 17:03
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

ah yes - one of the classic GW1 vids. I put a...

ah yes - one of the classic GW1 vids.
I put a copy of the TVAM one up on Youtube a while ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfdsMwg-XmQ

Happy days.
9th Mar 2015, 16:41
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

It's a very good point LJ, and made by the F3...

It's a very good point LJ, and made by the F3 guys before. Thanks for the reminder.

With the format of the programme as it is - filmed "as live" with half a dozen guests talking about a single...
9th Mar 2015, 14:44
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

Many thanks for pointing out my error & you are...

Many thanks for pointing out my error & you are quite right TBT - a slight slip of the keyboard on my part.

& your friend Paul was mentioned on a number of occasions by the guys I interviewed. ...
9th Mar 2015, 10:22
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By John Nichol

Forces TV - 1st Gulf War 1991

Dear fellow Ppruners,

I am involved with Forces TV making a new series called "We Were There" - an hour long programme which brings together military personnel from an iconic incident to discuss...
20th Dec 2014, 17:07
Replies: 28
Views: 7,373
Posted By John Nichol

Always good to see the professional "outraged"...

Always good to see the professional "outraged" brigade is still posting here.

I was one who was there and can honestly say that not one single person (military or civilian) commented on Simon's...
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