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20th Sep 2022, 06:37
Replies: 118
Views: 20,706
Posted By The Oberon

I would not disagree with a single word that has...

I would not disagree with a single word that has been written above but I also think that the display in Edinburgh was equally impressive. The QCS bearer party were immaculate and didn't put a foot...
13th Sep 2022, 04:20
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By The Oberon

Maybe Iron Curtains will do the trick.

Maybe Iron Curtains will do the trick.
10th Sep 2022, 03:50
Replies: 36
Views: 7,364
Posted By The Oberon

I understand that King Charles III has opted for...

I understand that King Charles III has opted for the Tudor Crown.
30th Aug 2022, 06:24
Replies: 95
Views: 17,225
Posted By The Oberon

Went to Palermo a few times with the Tanker...

Went to Palermo a few times with the Tanker Fleet, stayed in a Thompsons hotel. Always a good trip.
28th Aug 2022, 12:51
Replies: 79
Views: 13,982
Posted By The Oberon

There was a Sgt. in the Radar Bay at Akrotiri who...

There was a Sgt. in the Radar Bay at Akrotiri who refused to supplement any issue kit items, even KD. Depending on how he was standing or sitting his Drawers cellular hung down below his shorts.
19th Aug 2022, 09:37
Replies: 137
Views: 43,126
Posted By The Oberon

KK, I have been watching the RAFAT since yellow...

KK,
I have been watching the RAFAT since yellow Gnat days and living in Scampton village I probably see more of the current team than most on here. I haven't been to a display for a few years so...
19th Aug 2022, 06:02
Replies: 137
Views: 43,126
Posted By The Oberon

What he said. I have always been an air show fan...

What he said. I have always been an air show fan but I usually left before the Red Arrows "topped the bill". I have always preferred to watch a solo Lightening, Phantom, Harrier, Tornado or Typhoon...
10th Aug 2022, 12:21
Replies: 141
Views: 27,233
Posted By The Oberon

You're forgetting other controversies with the...

You're forgetting other controversies with the round neck one. Tie or no tie, collar points in or out, it varied from SWO to SWO.
7th Aug 2022, 04:33
Replies: 24
Views: 4,284
Posted By The Oberon

I once tried to claim Sgt's. Mess fees based on...

I once tried to claim Sgt's. Mess fees based on the premise that in civvy street union fees were deductible, no joy with that one either.
2nd Aug 2022, 18:47
Replies: 33
Views: 7,571
Posted By The Oberon

Here you go, ...

Here you go,


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20th Jul 2022, 17:29
Replies: 28
Views: 3,895
Posted By The Oberon

Thanks Langley.

Thanks Langley.
20th Jul 2022, 07:15
Replies: 28
Views: 3,895
Posted By The Oberon

Langley, serious, but maybe dumb, question. It...

Langley, serious, but maybe dumb, question. It seems to me, a layman, that a lot of the places where 40deg.was exceeded are subject to non meteorological influences making it seem hotter. I am aware...
20th Jul 2022, 03:46
Replies: 83
Views: 10,854
Posted By The Oberon

Ah yes, the strange Spanish Legion. This is how a...

Ah yes, the strange Spanish Legion. This is how a proper legion marches.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKIh1D96Ymg
8th Jul 2022, 16:22
Replies: 137
Views: 43,126
Posted By The Oberon

Being a local resident, about an hour ago they...

Being a local resident, about an hour ago they took off from here with only 6, five in a V and one tucked up in the middle.
18th Jun 2022, 03:21
Replies: 173
Views: 33,005
Posted By The Oberon

Nasty Gowrong in my book.

Nasty Gowrong in my book.
13th Jun 2022, 13:13
Replies: 109
Views: 13,026
Posted By The Oberon

Well all I can say is that I am glad I went when...

Well all I can say is that I am glad I went when I did. I was a SGT. at 25 and a Chief at 34 and I had been allowed to sign on for a further 7 years beyond my 22 which, in those days, meant that I...
13th Jun 2022, 06:04
Replies: 228
Views: 51,732
Posted By The Oberon

Watched a BBC2 programme about Goose Green last...

Watched a BBC2 programme about Goose Green last night. All blood and guts from the RM and 2 PARA. No mention at all about Harriers taking out AAA guns, typical.
13th Jun 2022, 03:40
Replies: 137
Views: 43,126
Posted By The Oberon

They obviously don't get free Breitlings either!

They obviously don't get free Breitlings either!
11th Jun 2022, 18:17
Replies: 109
Views: 13,026
Posted By The Oberon

Drifting but I am confused about what has...

Drifting but I am confused about what has happened to NCO ranks over the past years.
I should say that I in no way want to denigrate those currently serving or the ranks they hold but I would...
11th Jun 2022, 07:14
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By The Oberon

Those gabions were tried by ourselves and the IDF...

Those gabions were tried by ourselves and the IDF with a view to the jet from the shaped charge dispersing before they hit the armour. All they did was increase the fragmentation much to the...
3rd May 2022, 04:49
Replies: 228
Views: 51,732
Posted By The Oberon

I was also on ASI for the launch. I was an off...

I was also on ASI for the launch. I was an off duty Victor trade manager but we had been called in to provide extra "crew in" fault cover. Quite the most amazing thing I have ever seen, the noise,...
23rd Apr 2022, 06:14
Replies: 12
Views: 3,316
Posted By The Oberon

It used to be a good day out, as part of the NEAF...

It used to be a good day out, as part of the NEAF Parachute Rescue Team, to jump out from a Whirlwind into Limassol bay and then be picked up by the MCU.
5th Apr 2022, 18:46
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By The Oberon

In addition, it has always been fairly standard...

In addition, it has always been fairly standard practice with ATGMs, aim off until the last few seconds, prevents the smoke trail from hiding the target.
30th Mar 2022, 04:28
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,777,745
Posted By The Oberon

I'm led to believe that a lot of the Mayday kit...

I'm led to believe that a lot of the Mayday kit is just "shapes" and kept in storage, all cleaned up ready for the parade. A bit like our King's Troop guns.
24th Mar 2022, 05:21
Replies: 16
Views: 3,566
Posted By The Oberon

MJ89, the SLAMRAAM, surface launched AIM-120,...

MJ89, the SLAMRAAM, surface launched AIM-120, loses half it's range compared to the AMRAAM, due to it having no forward speed and having to climb when launched. Going back even further, when the...
11th Jan 2022, 04:35
Replies: 34
Views: 9,572
Posted By The Oberon

I live in Scampton Village, yes, I was here...

I live in Scampton Village, yes, I was here before the Reds, and if it is a calm, humid day the diesel fumes hang around for ages and the washing can end up pink or sky blue. If they don't manage to...
6th Jan 2022, 13:19
Replies: 22
Views: 7,289
Posted By The Oberon

I believe that Pontius Navigator, in another...

I believe that Pontius Navigator, in another thread, said that if everything was working and set up correctly, the crew could effectively bail out about 140 miles out.
As a ground avionics type,...
3rd Jan 2022, 18:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,640
Posted By The Oberon

Drifting a bit but you were also lucky. Try...

Drifting a bit but you were also lucky. Try jacking a Victor, 90 cms. mains and tail, in order to load / unload a Blue Steel.
11th Oct 2021, 04:52
Replies: 18
Views: 6,683
Posted By The Oberon

Drifting again but the best fly past I have seen...

Drifting again but the best fly past I have seen was during the run up to the Indianapolis 500 in 1993. 5 x P51 Mustangs led by Chuck Yeager.
2nd Oct 2021, 18:16
Replies: 19
Views: 4,666
Posted By The Oberon

Not a bad rainy afternoon, Bridge too Far and...

Not a bad rainy afternoon, Bridge too Far and then BoB. My domestic supervisor was out riding, no problems there.
29th Sep 2021, 10:20
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By The Oberon

I don't think this is possible, it may have...

I don't think this is possible, it may have changed but additive blending was always done at the point of delivery. A civvy bowser had the main fuel tank and smaller tanks containing the additives....
16th Sep 2021, 14:12
Replies: 22
Views: 5,072
Posted By The Oberon

There are some good "delvers" over on ARRSE, so I...

There are some good "delvers" over on ARRSE, so I have shamelessly nicked the photos and asked the question over there.
9th Aug 2021, 06:32
Replies: 17
Views: 5,699
Posted By The Oberon

Here you go Langley! ...

Here you go Langley!
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8th Aug 2021, 17:56
Replies: 46
Views: 12,289
Posted By The Oberon

Thanks, just wondered.

Thanks, just wondered.
8th Aug 2021, 11:13
Replies: 46
Views: 12,289
Posted By The Oberon

Would it have been possible to designate the G to...

Would it have been possible to designate the G to A assets on the airfield, rather than the Vulcan/Shrike efforts?
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