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7th May 2021, 15:49
Replies: 77
Views: 12,277
Posted By denachtenmai

Our Canberras had Green Satin, Blue Silk was...

Our Canberras had Green Satin, Blue Silk was optimised for low speed and for overwater use in the Shackletons,
18th Apr 2021, 10:41
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Views: 7,777,745
Posted By denachtenmai

Very good Willard :ok:

Very good Willard :ok:
1st Mar 2021, 20:36
Replies: 50
Views: 12,660
Posted By denachtenmai

I have a photograph of four of them, in line...

I have a photograph of four of them, in line abreast, on my study wall, A very nice 50th birthday present from my wife. :)
3rd Feb 2021, 20:28
Replies: 278
Views: 49,729
Posted By denachtenmai

16 Griffons on final, jump to 4.30. ...

16 Griffons on final, jump to 4.30.
https://youtu.be/VWhtzwh_6tc
3rd Feb 2021, 15:50
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By denachtenmai

Met him whilst station commander at Wyton, really...

Met him whilst station commander at Wyton, really nice man, RIP sir.
22nd Oct 2020, 13:03
Replies: 19
Views: 14,894
Posted By denachtenmai

Thanks TimL. all of my info. was second hand,...

Thanks TimL. all of my info. was second hand, being on 51 and not 543.
22nd Oct 2020, 10:38
Replies: 19
Views: 14,894
Posted By denachtenmai

I was a witness to this crash and it was told to...

I was a witness to this crash and it was told to me, by a Chief Tech. on 543, that prior to the display the primary A/C went tech. and so the secondary had to be used.
S/L Holland, from what I was...
18th Sep 2020, 20:42
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By denachtenmai

I did an RAF guard of honour in 1968 for their...

I did an RAF guard of honour in 1968 for their 21st anniversary, at Alconbury. No photos though as carrying a rifle. ;)
30th Jul 2020, 20:57
Replies: 45
Views: 9,856
Posted By denachtenmai

Islandlad, have you read the book? Kara was a...

Islandlad, have you read the book? Kara was a pilot, in a fighter squadron, embarked on a carrier, are you implying that she didn't get there on merit?
29th Jul 2020, 21:18
Replies: 45
Views: 9,856
Posted By denachtenmai

Hmmm, "Callsign Revlon" tends to disagree with...

Hmmm, "Callsign Revlon" tends to disagree with you.
26th Jul 2020, 10:29
Replies: 178
Views: 53,053
Posted By denachtenmai

Seconded :ok:

Seconded :ok:
27th May 2020, 20:45
Replies: 315
Views: 115,259
Posted By denachtenmai

Thanks staircase, I didn't know that HP did the...

Thanks staircase, I didn't know that HP did the mod, really was a work of art. :ok:

sandringham1, 2 oblique cameras, not seeing through door, dedicated optical windows, situated in compartments...
24th May 2020, 15:01
Replies: 315
Views: 115,259
Posted By denachtenmai

Have thought about this for some years, but now...

Have thought about this for some years, but now it's time to reveal another side of TG507.
The country due south of this sceptred isle was a little miffed about 58 Squadron Canberras (other PR...
26th Jan 2020, 20:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,975
Posted By denachtenmai

The unofficial RAF Gan one was a cracker. ...

The unofficial RAF Gan one was a cracker.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/208x240/gan_06c7d143912c889b1e2b60d131d2230e02bb7360.jpg
5th Jan 2020, 10:55
Replies: 121
Views: 61,146
Posted By denachtenmai

Talking of Mineval/Maxeval/Taceval, we had a det....

Talking of Mineval/Maxeval/Taceval, we had a det. to Laarbruch and it turned out that a Taceval was in operation.
Everyone was in masks and protective clothing.
A couple of us went down to SHQ to...
1st Jan 2020, 09:23
Replies: 121
Views: 61,146
Posted By denachtenmai

Laarbruch was always a favourite det. for us. ...

Laarbruch was always a favourite det. for us.
Loved the way a fog bank would appear above the heated pool in the early months of the year.:)
Loved the way all the heads broke off of the fire flails...
31st Dec 2019, 15:29
Replies: 121
Views: 61,146
Posted By denachtenmai

I was on our squadron's transport Comet, in the...

I was on our squadron's transport Comet, in the middle 60's,
We had landed on 27 and taxied all the way past the ASF pan and to the right turn off to the pans at the bottom of 27.
After travelling...
10th Jun 2019, 13:49
Replies: 37
Views: 26,935
Posted By denachtenmai

There was even two "guys" who did it before,...

There was even two "guys" who did it before, Alcock and Brown.:)
26th May 2019, 12:12
Replies: 21
Views: 5,841
Posted By denachtenmai

When they were at Wyton for a week or so in the...

When they were at Wyton for a week or so in the early 70's we called them one one one, just as a wind up, happy days.
25th Apr 2019, 11:34
Replies: 52
Views: 19,093
Posted By denachtenmai

Shack, Same Same, :ok:

Shack, Same Same, :ok:
27th Mar 2019, 12:24
Replies: 37
Views: 14,409
Posted By denachtenmai

Same at Wyton in the 60's, had to wear a pass...

Same at Wyton in the 60's, had to wear a pass limiting access to certain areas.
28th Nov 2018, 12:57
Replies: 24
Views: 2,881
Posted By denachtenmai

In the rear crate of our Canberras there were 8x...

In the rear crate of our Canberras there were 8x 10 channel VHFs and these quite often needed "fit" changes according to instructions passed down from high.
Quite a job for our w/t engineers,...
13th Nov 2018, 15:45
Replies: 172
Views: 46,532
Posted By denachtenmai

RIP Danny, thankyou for everything that you did...

RIP Danny, thankyou for everything that you did for us, we are truly grateful.
12th Nov 2018, 20:29
Replies: 120
Views: 35,437
Posted By denachtenmai

Yet, give it a few years.

Yet, give it a few years.
3rd Nov 2018, 16:08
Replies: 735
Views: 339,860
Posted By denachtenmai

CJ Also, bed ends in old tobacco tins with a...

CJ
Also, bed ends in old tobacco tins with a little liquid in to stop the bed bugs from attacking !
1st Nov 2018, 16:38
Replies: 735
Views: 339,860
Posted By denachtenmai

Photo showing the aftermath of a storm that hit...

Photo showing the aftermath of a storm that hit us in 1968 I think. We had one Canberra severely damaged and after some repair was flown back to Wyton at 10,000 feet or below.
Another Canberra,...
8th Oct 2018, 08:27
Replies: 1
Views: 2,058
Posted By denachtenmai

TT, how about 4x Griffons ...

TT, how about 4x Griffons

https://youtu.be/dEZHefUMiKY
19th Jun 2018, 07:00
Replies: 18
Views: 3,707
Posted By denachtenmai

My wife, bless her, bought me this book for...

My wife, bless her, bought me this book for Christmas when it was published :)
14th Feb 2018, 07:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By denachtenmai

No idea, but I know who used the callsign...

No idea, but I know who used the callsign "Vulcan";)
14th Dec 2017, 20:50
Replies: 263
Views: 132,718
Posted By denachtenmai

Mid 60's, the SWO at Wyton went hyper upon being...

Mid 60's, the SWO at Wyton went hyper upon being told that I couldn't be in his office at 0800 the following day, with a haircut, because I would be about 2 hours out, in a Herk, by then.
10th Nov 2017, 15:49
Replies: 415
Views: 180,590
Posted By denachtenmai

Mid 60's, mid morning landed at Laarbruch, in our...

Mid 60's, mid morning landed at Laarbruch, in our Hastings, swiftly followed by two Op. Canberras.

Wondered why all VASF bods were wandering around with gas masks on, bearing in mind that any...
4th Nov 2017, 12:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By denachtenmai

Ah, the infamous ARU I assume, the nightmare...

Ah, the infamous ARU I assume, the nightmare change which, if not very careful, because one couldn't see the bottom bolts and had to do them by feel, resulted in a 2BA bolt down the scanner well :eek:
20th Sep 2017, 15:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By denachtenmai

We didn't get a medal for the parade at...

We didn't get a medal for the parade at Alconbury, for their 21st, in 1968, but we did get mightily well mullered on the "yankee dollar" afterwards.:)
Happy Birthday USAF
2nd Jul 2017, 14:07
Replies: 69
Views: 20,432
Posted By denachtenmai

204 Squadron Ballykelly 1961/62 and block leave...

204 Squadron Ballykelly 1961/62 and block leave was the order of the day for the 3 squadrons based there.
2 Shacks were prepped and flown, one on a southern route and the other a midland and...
17th May 2017, 01:44
Replies: 1
Views: 1,637
Posted By denachtenmai

Talking to crew, disruptive passenger.

Talking to crew, disruptive passenger.
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