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20th Sep 2010, 18:05
Replies: 101
Views: 21,255
Posted By LOTA

Archimedes, I wouldn't get too bothered about the...

Archimedes, I wouldn't get too bothered about the opinions of "revisionist" author Derek Robinson. His skills lie not in accurate historical writing but in acerbic, yet entertaining military novels -...
19th Sep 2010, 18:21
Replies: 101
Views: 21,255
Posted By LOTA

Softie: I have set the Sky Plus; thank you. ...

Softie: I have set the Sky Plus; thank you.

Airborne Artist: my computers are macs, not PCs, and this torrent caper doesn't work terribly well with them. Thanks for the tip, though.
16th Sep 2010, 08:23
Replies: 101
Views: 21,255
Posted By LOTA

I'd be very grateful if anyone could alert me to...

I'd be very grateful if anyone could alert me to a repeat showing of this programme (please, please, please not program!). Was busy on Tuesday and had forgotten it was on - until 10.25pm!:\
...
13th May 2010, 10:15
Replies: 30
Views: 8,630
Posted By LOTA

Sid, old boy,, I wasn't being entirely...

Sid, old boy,,

I wasn't being entirely serious in my suggestion! However, at least he would have some experience of the military rather than the recent string of no-hopers with no experience who...
12th May 2010, 23:17
Replies: 30
Views: 8,630
Posted By LOTA

The newly-elected Conservative MP for Colne...

The newly-elected Conservative MP for Colne Valley is an ex-RAF officer of fairly recent vintage. I know because I served alongside him at a long-closed station in the wilds (and I mean wilds) of...
5th May 2010, 11:59
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By LOTA

This was the first Army v Royal Navy game I have...

This was the first Army v Royal Navy game I have been to and enjoyed an exciting game with a dramatic comeback by the Navy - although the skill levels were pretty low grade from both sides overall.
...
11th Oct 2009, 12:20
Replies: 42
Views: 6,714
Posted By LOTA

I am partly amused, partly appalled by the...

I am partly amused, partly appalled by the announcement that Lorraine Kelly, apparently a TV presenter on the independent network, is to become the 'agony aunt' in RAF News.

This, I think,...
3rd Oct 2009, 16:14
Replies: 21
Views: 6,211
Posted By LOTA

Dreadful news; worked a lot with 34 over the...

Dreadful news; worked a lot with 34 over the years - good blokes - and I knew the commanding officer in another life a long time ago - another sound bloke. So very, very sorry to hear this. Sincere...
23rd Sep 2009, 22:33
Replies: 118
Views: 23,465
Posted By LOTA

I used this film a lot when I was 'sentenced' to...

I used this film a lot when I was 'sentenced' to a spell as a schools liaison officer in the 1980s. Went down best at grammar schools (I think they liked the 'progressive' music, man!). The Watchdog...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Aug 2009, 20:52
Replies: 8,676
Views: 421,703
Posted By LOTA

What weather was that, Wensleydale, that...

What weather was that, Wensleydale, that prevented England going two up at Edgbaston?

When the game came to an end, Australia were 270 runs to the good with power to add; that would have been a...
8th Aug 2009, 20:46
Replies: 3,441
Views: 649,916
Posted By LOTA

Saw it today flying around Kemble as I was in the...

Saw it today flying around Kemble as I was in the car from Ciren to Stroud.
Nice!
7th Aug 2009, 16:36
Replies: 42
Views: 6,714
Posted By LOTA

Good call, Picks135, despite a lengthy feaqture...

Good call, Picks135, despite a lengthy feaqture and some historical pix of 43. But I'm not sure any publication in the land would use either of those pictures (unless it were Empty Chair Weekly!):)
5th Aug 2009, 11:20
Replies: 42
Views: 6,714
Posted By LOTA

RAF News used to have plenty of lively and...

RAF News used to have plenty of lively and contentious stuff (page after page of JPA moans and loads of stuff on the state of air transport are two examples that come to mind) but seems to have lost...
2nd Aug 2009, 18:55
Replies: 33
Views: 6,486
Posted By LOTA

Interesting and gratifying to note that the...

Interesting and gratifying to note that the overwhelming majority of comment on the website agrees with your position wokawoka (as I do!).

A really weak story which will only stir up the uniformed...
27th Jul 2009, 21:50
Replies: 29
Views: 6,634
Posted By LOTA

RAF Quedgeley (spelt with two e-s) closed a few...

RAF Quedgeley (spelt with two e-s) closed a few years ago; it's an enormous housing estate now called Kingsway, and until its closure was parented by Innsworth.
18th Jul 2009, 15:00
Replies: 58
Views: 11,733
Posted By LOTA

Artie Should be no bother for the...

Artie

Should be no bother for the two-seater.

RIAT pre-publicity said parking for the first time since 9/11 on the base, therefore on hard-standing.

Well, that's what I'm planning on for...
7th Apr 2009, 12:42
Replies: 31
Views: 16,880
Posted By LOTA

Kitwe, That's the one, mate. Thanks. Still...

Kitwe,

That's the one, mate. Thanks. Still looking for some pix that I can scan in!
6th Apr 2009, 13:51
Replies: 31
Views: 16,880
Posted By LOTA

I heard the original story when I was doing some...

I heard the original story when I was doing some research into the history of the Canberra. It may well have happened with the Phantom, but I certainly saw the pictorial evidence of a bird eaten by a...
24th Oct 2008, 14:23
Replies: 41
Views: 10,174
Posted By LOTA

Went to a splendid lunch at a famous gentleman's...

Went to a splendid lunch at a famous gentleman's club in Pall Mall to celebrate Wg Cdr Green's record-breaking drive in a diesel powered car.

Gin and Tonic and bottles of Becks at the reception...
7th Oct 2008, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 6,586
Posted By LOTA

Long time ago, probably around 1995, Adrian...

Long time ago, probably around 1995, Adrian Rondel, the RAF News reporter at the time, did an interview with John Noakes about his time in the RAF. If I recall correctly, he was something of a joker...
11th Sep 2008, 10:13
Replies: 25
Views: 5,633
Posted By LOTA

Dan Thanks for your comment; I'm familiar...

Dan

Thanks for your comment; I'm familiar with the gallantry of both Sammy Sampson and Matt Carter - fantastic stuff (the blokes who were with Matt also deserve some recognition and I hope this is...
5th Sep 2008, 20:40
Replies: 25
Views: 5,633
Posted By LOTA

Isn't it about time someone from the RAF wrote...

Isn't it about time someone from the RAF wrote their Iraq/Afghanistan book? I've read quite a few Marines/army/Army Air Corps accounts now. Some give great praise to the RAF Chinook crews (Apache...
3rd Sep 2008, 15:36
Replies: 55
Views: 7,323
Posted By LOTA

Good to see some recognition of the 3 Squadron...

Good to see some recognition of the 3 Squadron lads; well done, fellas. Good blokes to work with at Aldergrove a few years back
11th Jul 2008, 13:56
Replies: 98
Views: 17,541
Posted By LOTA

This could well be the latest in a fairly long...

This could well be the latest in a fairly long list of cock-ups, but just as a matter of information, RIAT is now run by RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, not the RAF Benevolent Fund. Quite separate...
30th Apr 2008, 15:40
Replies: 47
Views: 7,156
Posted By LOTA

According to the MOD, Prince William did the...

According to the MOD, Prince William did the following:

"During the flight to Kandahar he sat supervised as a crew member under instruction in the co-pilot seat for a short period of time. He did...
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