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Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2021, 17:51
Replies: 86
Views: 6,994
Posted By cliver029

Yes right, that bit is being dismissed out of...

Yes right, that bit is being dismissed out of hand by the University and EWR, the route they want takes it from Camborne dropping down just South of Haslingfield.
Much more expensive with cuttings...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2021, 15:39
Replies: 86
Views: 6,994
Posted By cliver029

ORAC Not sure where you live but there is a...

ORAC

Not sure where you live but there is a lot of discontent over the location of tracks on the approach to Cambridge . it had appeared that they had been badly advised on costing in choosing...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jan 2021, 15:34
Replies: 48
Views: 2,293
Posted By cliver029

Yes we too have the "snake oil boys" in our part...

Yes we too have the "snake oil boys" in our part of East Anglia promising all sorts of performance boosts if we buy into the fibre route. my argument is they are 18months too late with 5G starting to...
19th Oct 2020, 17:24
Replies: 26
Views: 5,470
Posted By cliver029

first seen by me at Control Data in 1976:zzz:

first seen by me at Control Data in 1976:zzz:
17th Sep 2020, 11:58
Replies: 96
Views: 11,219
Posted By cliver029

Zetec2 Recapping, the number in question...

Zetec2

Recapping, the number in question was in a block "880000 to 897999 " for WAAF personnel inducted as of March 1939, If she had been commissioned she would have had her service in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2020, 16:31
Replies: 137
Views: 7,260
Posted By cliver029

ORAC Most "away" breakfasts can be good and not...

ORAC
Most "away" breakfasts can be good and not always the traditional, right off piste my favourite breakfast is in The Crowne Plaza Yas Island, son and family live in Abu Dhabi and over a period...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2020, 16:10
Replies: 100
Views: 5,712
Posted By cliver029

Grrr Real cheap fakes

In the old days, go down to Bugis street for a final pint of the night/morning get a watch off one of the many sellers drop it into the glass of Tiger and if it was still running when you finished...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2020, 16:04
Replies: 100
Views: 5,712
Posted By cliver029

Watches

1963 I bought a Tudor watch from the Naafi at Tengah , cost me 18. it worked for years and years, in the early days it would go into be serviced at the Rolex shop at the back of Park Lane where thy...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2020, 18:46
Replies: 101
Views: 5,314
Posted By cliver029

Okay forget cats, somebody tell me how to get rid...

Okay forget cats, somebody tell me how to get rid of fr**kin pigeons, currently calling from 03:30 till dusk, none stop noise and one particular bird call is so very raucous it sounds like it is...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2020, 15:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By cliver029

Angry It does make you wonder, in the midst of the...

It does make you wonder, in the midst of the efforts to get H u a w e i removed from the 5G network, planners in Cambridge have just approved plans
for a large research facility for them in Sawston...
24th Jun 2020, 17:51
Replies: 466
Views: 191,565
Posted By cliver029

No Asda Beehive sold out as well;)

No Asda Beehive sold out as well;)
11th Jun 2020, 10:41
Replies: 29
Views: 9,350
Posted By cliver029

57MM You are ex forces? if so you should have...

57MM
You are ex forces? if so you should have been able to spot the humour in the statement
6th Jun 2020, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By cliver029

Navy Beechcraft Staggerwing

On the "Flightaware" web site there is a picture of a Beech-craft Staggerwing 17 in RN colours with the serial FT478.
Very little on the internet and so I was wondering if anyone here knows anything...
27th May 2020, 09:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By cliver029

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but if...

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but if you follow FR24 you will have seen RAF C17's, A400's and
If I'm not mistaken the odd Voyager recently flying round the UK and doing circuits at all...
26th May 2020, 09:27
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By cliver029

40th Entry Cosford Boy Entrants

60 Years ago today 26th May 1960, the 40th Entry RAF Cosford Boy Entrants signed in to do their bit.
Its been a long road and sad to say some of the original number have fallen by the wayside, so to...
7th May 2020, 14:06
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By cliver029

Private Flying During Lockdown

I understand that (allegedly) CAA currently allows for a 30 minute test flight when required, would that also
include subjecting everyone underneath struggling with lockdown to 15 minutes of very...
7th May 2020, 13:53
Replies: 16
Views: 4,522
Posted By cliver029

....and a lot C17 activity on FR24 to and from...

....and a lot C17 activity on FR24 to and from the RAF's own "Island in the sun".


PS: you have to be quite old to remember the original:D
29th Apr 2020, 12:15
Replies: 26
Views: 6,726
Posted By cliver029

On twenty in the early 60's we were offered the...

On twenty in the early 60's we were offered the chance to be interviewed by a group of syndicated news hacks. Local Northern Papers if I remember correctly.
Anyway we all took our turn said our...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2020, 09:37
Replies: 21
Views: 3,094
Posted By cliver029

Imagegear I see your "infernal mechanical...

Imagegear
I see your "infernal mechanical accounting machine" and raise you an IBM Golf ball Typewriter, British Rail used them in their marshaling yard porta cabins, and the ash from the tracks...
8th Apr 2020, 12:02
Replies: 2,012
Views: 370,645
Posted By cliver029

Nothing Wrong with a good bit of horse meat ...

Nothing Wrong with a good bit of horse meat

Ah Beagle alright for the likes of you posh kids from Zummerset, me who grew up on the wild edges of Dartmoor our primary school seemed to be always...
27th Mar 2020, 13:30
Replies: 60
Views: 28,638
Posted By cliver029

Could use the USS Teddy Roosevelt as a test case...

Could use the USS Teddy Roosevelt as a test case there. currently sailing round in circles off Guam full of sailors with corona virus having been in Vietnam 2 weeks ago
16th May 2019, 10:20
Replies: 67
Views: 18,971
Posted By cliver029

Early sixties, umm. Aircraftprep at Lyneham, as I...

Early sixties, umm. Aircraftprep at Lyneham, as I have said elsewhere if eardefenders existed at all they were a plastic shell will a tiny piece of foam glued inside the body and fitted with pads...
9th Apr 2019, 09:41
Replies: 47
Views: 20,236
Posted By cliver029

Sitting on the OP on the Asahan Range watched a...

Sitting on the OP on the Asahan Range watched a Canberra of another Airforce which after dropping a practice bomb stay straight and level to photo the hit just to see it bounce back and hit the rear...
23rd Nov 2018, 13:09
Replies: 10
Views: 3,221
Posted By cliver029

Oh now you've got me started on Equiniti!:\ My...

Oh now you've got me started on Equiniti!:\
My mother died a year ago and the executor (my wife) spent eight months arguing with them about share owner ship etc etc.
As joint beneficiary with my...
21st Nov 2018, 12:30
Replies: 61
Views: 12,482
Posted By cliver029

At RAF Masirah in 1971 it was the plods that ran...

At RAF Masirah in 1971 it was the plods that ran the blue movies. One movie, to great howls, was of two matelot, clearly in Malta with one of the keen local amateur talent.[/QUOTE]

Yes P P and the...
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