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15th Aug 2019, 12:18
Replies: 20
Views: 2,432
Posted By KING6024

Loud turboprop heard this morning,a quick look on...

Loud turboprop heard this morning,a quick look on ADS-B showed a German Air Force A400 heading E out to sea between Clacton and Harwich.
8th Jul 2019, 19:53
Replies: 218
Views: 86,398
Posted By KING6024

One of my CCF flights from Bovingdon was with a...

One of my CCF flights from Bovingdon was with a Polish pilot and I was lucky enough to have the right hand cockpit seat.I can remember priming the engines prior to starting but strangely enough I...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2019, 13:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By KING6024

Common Sense ??

Many Moons ago I had to do a Managing Health and Safety course and very often the phrase 'thats common sense' came up in response to points the instructor was making.His response was always please...
1st Jul 2019, 11:29
Replies: 218
Views: 86,398
Posted By KING6024

Bovingdon also had a T 7 in the late 1950s.My...

Bovingdon also had a T 7 in the late 1950s.My last trip to Bovingdon was as the guest of a school friend,a newly qualified Vulcan pilot,to the Officers Mess at Bovingdon Green in about 1962.
26th Jun 2019, 19:00
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By KING6024

I've just looked the Lysander 1 up in Thetfords...

I've just looked the Lysander 1 up in Thetfords A/c of the RAF and it says 219mph at 10.000 ft.Should it read MPH or Kts ??

Colin.
26th Jun 2019, 10:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,918
Posted By KING6024

The only badge I now have is a British&Irish...

The only badge I now have is a British&Irish Steam Packet Co.badge,otherwise known as the B+I Line.Its a little weathered.My last long term seafaring job before working ashore.I've still got a Bridge...
25th Jun 2019, 11:27
Replies: 29
Views: 4,918
Posted By KING6024

Thats a Masters cap with a standard MN...

Thats a Masters cap with a standard MN badge.Company badges had House Flags as the centre piece.The most ornate one I ever had was a Trinity House cap badge.
The first one I ever had was a...
10th Jun 2019, 11:35
Replies: 218
Views: 86,398
Posted By KING6024

I made many trips to Bovingdon from Watford...

I made many trips to Bovingdon from Watford sometimes as a member of Watford Grammar School CCF and sometimes to the Chesham Road.My trips were made between 1954 and 1958.I had several Anson flights...
21st May 2019, 14:09
Replies: 33
Views: 7,238
Posted By KING6024

From what I've read elsewhere the formation is...

From what I've read elsewhere the formation is due to leave Duxford at 1405 on 5th.of June and pass Colchester at 1421 before heading for Southend.Times obviously TBC.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2019, 10:40
Replies: 40
Views: 5,183
Posted By KING6024

Just watched 4014 and 3985 on FB running through...

Just watched 4014 and 3985 on FB running through Laramie,big crowd out to watch.
20th Apr 2019, 13:33
Replies: 81
Views: 30,043
Posted By KING6024

I was Mate of the Freight Ferry,MV...

I was Mate of the Freight Ferry,MV Tipperary,which carried the Connie from Dublin to Fleetwood sometime between 1981 and 1984.Prior to that I can remember the a/c being parked at Dublin Airport.I...
27th Sep 2018, 08:51
Replies: 19
Views: 3,076
Posted By KING6024

I've since learned it was a Tornado which made 3...

I've since learned it was a Tornado which made 3 passes low and fast. It created a lot of comment on local FB sites.
26th Sep 2018, 16:47
Replies: 19
Views: 3,076
Posted By KING6024

This afternoon at about 1630 a very noisy low...

This afternoon at about 1630 a very noisy low flying jet passed over here,near Manningtree,it had a strange whistling overtone to the jet noise.For the last couple of years our jet excitment comes...
23rd Sep 2018, 13:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By KING6024

Thanks. There was an AN124 into Wattisham...

Thanks. There was an AN124 into Wattisham recently returning AAC helicopters from the USA.
23rd Sep 2018, 12:37
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By KING6024

Antonov 12 ??

Twice in the last week I've heard what sounded like a heavy Turboprop passing overhead,I was quick enough to have a look on FR24 to see it was a Ukranian AN12.The 1st was Dublin to Prague flying at...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2018, 13:39
Replies: 65
Views: 5,343
Posted By KING6024

U-Boat Memorial.

There is a U-Boat Memorial on the approaches to Kiel on the East side,I've only seen it from the sea when approaching the Kiel Canal.There is a tall brick built Memorial and a U-Boat mounted on...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2018, 09:45
Replies: 60
Views: 4,970
Posted By KING6024

I spent about 10 years on the support crew of a...

I spent about 10 years on the support crew of a GWR 4-6-0 running on the main line,always one of us on the footplate as owners representative.75 mph on the footplate can be quite exhilarating.
29th Jul 2018, 12:18
Replies: 214
Views: 84,253
Posted By KING6024

I used to cycle from Watford and through the...

I used to cycle from Watford and through the tunnel when it was first open and spend the day on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth building,I seem to recollect there was an announcer detailing all the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2018, 12:30
Replies: 33
Views: 2,327
Posted By KING6024

There is already one at Great Blakenham in...

There is already one at Great Blakenham in Suffolk and there are plans for another one at Raydon in Essex on the WW2 airfield site.
25th Jul 2018, 12:11
Replies: 24
Views: 5,604
Posted By KING6024

I can remember a family holiday on Hayling Island...

I can remember a family holiday on Hayling Island in the early 1950s watching Attackers attacking targets moored offshore,I can't remember if they were using guns,rockets or bombs.
4th Jul 2018, 11:05
Replies: 244
Views: 52,944
Posted By KING6024

From previous experience the route usually...

From previous experience the route usually follows the A12 and the GE railway from Ipswich to Colchester,somewhere between the two should give a reasonable view.

Colin.
25th Jun 2018, 10:02
Replies: 38
Views: 6,548
Posted By KING6024

I was at an event at West Huntspill in Somerset...

I was at an event at West Huntspill in Somerset yesterday when the BBMF including Dakota flew over in close formation with Dakota leading the Lancaster,nice and low and exactly over our heads,they...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2017, 10:22
Replies: 235
Views: 36,723
Posted By KING6024

I'm ex MN and usually ran my own bridge watch...

I'm ex MN and usually ran my own bridge watch with 1 lookout.I did my own Radar watch and steering was in auto, course being altered by turning just one Knob.In harbour areas Master would be on...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2016, 08:57
Replies: 51
Views: 4,148
Posted By KING6024

From what I've read and heard the big problem is...

From what I've read and heard the big problem is a shortage of French Border Staff in Dover,from what I've read British Border Staff are being drafted in to assist.It seems a bit daft to a start...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2016, 09:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,880
Posted By KING6024

There were 2 c130s in formation on Thursday,I...

There were 2 c130s in formation on Thursday,I didn't notice the time,they were flying approximately NW from the Clacton area.I assumed they were from Mildenhall.They seem to operate in pairs and I've...
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