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28th Aug 2019, 15:15
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Posted By lightbluefootprint

Nice pics all around. Sobering (and aging!)...

Nice pics all around.

Sobering (and aging!) to spot one of the Tornado crew who I knew as a teenage air cadet!
15th Aug 2019, 11:08
Replies: 49
Views: 22,513
Posted By lightbluefootprint

One of the Reds objectives is to promote British...

One of the Reds objectives is to promote British industry, so it's probably part of their annual budget from Whitehall as they do take occasional tours in an easterly direction too.
4th Jul 2019, 12:32
Replies: 50
Views: 25,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

If there is ever a bright side to this kind of...

If there is ever a bright side to this kind of thing, the NHS settlements announced last year cover up to March 2021, so at least the biggest of the public sector groups isn't holding everyone else...
25th Jun 2019, 12:49
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

A certain former Group Captain who may or may not...

A certain former Group Captain who may or may not have been the topic of discussion elsewhere in this thread once demanded that a caving group we were sending cadets to identify the precise staff and...
25th Jun 2019, 12:44
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

It was pretty much always the case. I was an OC...

It was pretty much always the case. I was an OC for about ten years and in all that time there was just one (failed) attempt at getting cadets into civvy flying seats and I remain convinced to this...
25th Jun 2019, 12:24
Replies: 26
Views: 8,655
Posted By lightbluefootprint

To be fair, Hunt did procure similar additional...

To be fair, Hunt did procure similar additional structured funding in the NHS albeit balanced against targets being achieved and reforms. Trouble is that with the shrinking of the Forces, there are...
17th Apr 2019, 08:45
Replies: 57
Views: 17,421
Posted By lightbluefootprint

A brilliantly trashy film that I remember going...

A brilliantly trashy film that I remember going to see at the cinema on release. It was almost thirty years later I got hold of the DVD.
17th Apr 2019, 08:34
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

I was definitely in the same region as you appear...

I was definitely in the same region as you appear to be in - possibly even the same wing given the reorganisation a few years back, and on our highly active Sqn probably had a similar level of...
12th Apr 2019, 14:34
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

I've been out for ten years now having been...

I've been out for ten years now having been pleased to served in and out of uniform with the ACO for almost thirty years beforehand and sadly nothing you have written surprises me. The writing was on...
12th Apr 2019, 14:16
Replies: 42
Views: 22,183
Posted By lightbluefootprint

I saw this film as a cadet back in the late...

I saw this film as a cadet back in the late 70s/early 80s and like one of the early posters on this thread I went out and bought the LP by Vangelis - still got it - sadly never got much closer to the...
27th Mar 2019, 15:09
Replies: 95
Views: 27,051
Posted By lightbluefootprint

I saw it and I think it's probably the best one...

I saw it and I think it's probably the best one since this relatively vintage production https://www.luerzersarchive.com/en/magazine/commercial-detail/royal-air-force-25276.html
8th Mar 2019, 11:44
Replies: 514
Views: 298,276
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Of course Dave and no such thing was intended, my...

Of course Dave and no such thing was intended, my thought (poorly served by written text) was that does this verdict perhaps vindicate the perceived draconian reaction of the CAA in the aftermath of...
8th Mar 2019, 10:21
Replies: 514
Views: 298,276
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Interesting verdict as it seems to go against...

Interesting verdict as it seems to go against some thoughts about the accident flight and prior non-accident flights, is this a convenient verdict to underline the apparent knee-jerk reactions of...
8th Jan 2019, 14:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,103
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Wreckage located

The original thread in Military Aviation appears to have been locked for years.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46624382

It's taken 10 years, but professional diver Grahame Knott has finally...
8th Jan 2019, 13:25
Replies: 157
Views: 30,923
Posted By lightbluefootprint

I was there on camp around that time. I remember...

I was there on camp around that time. I remember some VRT type come rushing out of the camp office shouting at all in earshot not to take any pictures of that aeroplane that isn't there as it didn't...
4th Jan 2019, 12:07
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

A bit late to the party, but just spotted this...

A bit late to the party, but just spotted this gagging reference.
JM hated social media. There was an equivalent site used by ACO staff and cadets known as Air Cadet Central. Several members of that...
18th Aug 2016, 20:15
Replies: 3
Views: 4,275
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Move along now, nothing to see here Manchester...

Move along now, nothing to see here Manchester Airport terminal evacuated after unattended bag found - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-37126045)
18th Aug 2016, 20:08
Replies: 3
Views: 4,275
Posted By lightbluefootprint

I picked up on this a while ago, but the major...

I picked up on this a while ago, but the major news networks are either very slow off the mark or its a hoax. The only references I have seen are on a Manchester Airport facebook group and the...
4th Apr 2016, 20:05
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Bill Macgillivray This might be a bit more...

Bill Macgillivray

This might be a bit more informative - pages 20-22
http://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/rafcms/mediafiles/71BC5B26_5056_A318_A8A3621A7728620E.pdf
4th Apr 2016, 19:55
Replies: 39
Views: 11,455
Posted By lightbluefootprint

...and that wins the internet today :ok::ok::ok:

...and that wins the internet today :ok::ok::ok:
25th Mar 2016, 13:46
Replies: 32
Views: 8,699
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Along with..... The 10 sites released today...

Along with.....
The 10 sites released today are:

Thornhill Barracks (Part of Clayton Barracks, Aldershot)
Burgoyne Barracks (Part of Shorncliffe Barracks, Folkestone)
Clive Barracks (Tern Hill,...
24th Mar 2016, 22:31
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

In those days things were a lot cheaper - we...

In those days things were a lot cheaper - we certainly weren't paying millions per Lightning let alone for our other cold war inventory assets. The other thing we didn't have was a 20% income tax...
24th Mar 2016, 22:22
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

With respect to tiny sites, the area that 617...

With respect to tiny sites, the area that 617 used at Manston was considered very small and was out of the way of the main runway, so history suggests it doesn't need to be a logical and thought out...
24th Mar 2016, 22:12
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,148
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Ah TMM, I believe your background and experience...

Ah TMM, I believe your background and experience is with the CCF which is prevalent in upper education and public schools, so perhaps you haven't seen the whole range of student (dis)engagement.
...
24th Mar 2016, 22:04
Replies: 32
Views: 8,699
Posted By lightbluefootprint

Worth pointing out that the originally quoted...

Worth pointing out that the originally quoted piece about 140m generated is for ten sites, Ternhill/Clive Barracks is just one of them. Personally I think that the ten sites should really generate a...
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