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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2021, 17:51
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Fareastdriver

It is all right shouting that we should import...

It is all right shouting that we should import HGV drivers from the EU but what are their skill levels like? A British HGV driver has to go through a severe driving and regulations test whereas what...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Sep 2021, 18:38
Replies: 10,076
Views: 4,529,215
Posted By Fareastdriver

I can remember drinking Bullards beer in Thetford...

I can remember drinking Bullards beer in Thetford in the early sixties.

Dreadful beer. I'm not surprised they stopped in 1966.
16th Sep 2021, 15:30
Replies: 13
Views: 7,472
Posted By Fareastdriver

IIRC they would take the doors off. They did in...

IIRC they would take the doors off. They did in Borneo.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 08:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By Fareastdriver

What they are hoping for is the a technically...

What they are hoping for is the a technically ignorant government minister will give them a big development grant.

Then they are quids in.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 08:50
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By Fareastdriver

What they are hoping for is a technically savvy...

What they are hoping for is a technically savvy government minister will give them a big development grant which will keep them in clover for years.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2021, 15:51
Replies: 70
Views: 4,488
Posted By Fareastdriver

You can bet that the gutter press will be...

You can bet that the gutter press will be crawling around Orpington digging for dirt.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2021, 12:57
Replies: 40
Views: 1,803
Posted By Fareastdriver

That's why I pay cash for small purchases in my...

That's why I pay cash for small purchases in my local shop.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2021, 09:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By Fareastdriver

It was because so many people were doing this...

It was because so many people were doing this that they changed the system so one has to remove the card before the cash is paid out.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 18:54
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By Fareastdriver

ATNotts wrote You can knock up as many containers...

ATNotts wrote You can knock up as many containers as you like, but if the shipping capacity isn't there then the end result is still the same

I agree, so why don't they recycle the containers. It...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 18:49
Replies: 40
Views: 1,803
Posted By Fareastdriver

It's amazing! I have a bus pass so travel is...

It's amazing! I have a bus pass so travel is free. A whole spectrum of humanity get on the bus to go somewhere. Some have cards/App/Bus passes but a large number only have cash.

They seem to...
13th Sep 2021, 18:42
Replies: 18
Views: 3,960
Posted By Fareastdriver

It was a fiasco. I. in 1965 was the O/C records...

It was a fiasco. I. in 1965 was the O/C records on 90 Sqn. The whole story of their involvement with the B17 was laid out.

Fantastic! Fly at 30 thousand feet and nothing could touch you. All...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 12:47
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By Fareastdriver

Judging by the container manufacturers I have...

Judging by the container manufacturers I have seen in Shenzhen they can knock up a container for less than the cost of bringing one back.
13th Sep 2021, 08:43
Replies: 387
Views: 163,150
Posted By Fareastdriver

Communication Squadron Ansons and the Welsh...

Communication Squadron Ansons and the Welsh Mountains did a sterling job clearing out the bottlenecks in the promotion ladder.
12th Sep 2021, 19:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,960
Posted By Fareastdriver

I know that 90 Squadron operated them. ...

I know that 90 Squadron operated them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._90_Squadron_RAF
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 09:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By Fareastdriver

Marķa Mendiola, who sang the disco anthem Yes...

Marķa Mendiola, who sang the disco anthem Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, has died at the age of 69.

The one with the light brown hair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbWaZHLjzms
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2021, 09:50
Replies: 84
Views: 4,951
Posted By Fareastdriver

We're not religious enough.

We're not religious enough.
11th Sep 2021, 08:29
Replies: 42
Views: 8,685
Posted By Fareastdriver

A cache of ex Japanese chemical weapons were...

A cache of ex Japanese chemical weapons were found on an island in the Solomon Islands. Uncle Sam dispatched a disposal team, about ten of them, in a C5. This C5 was now the largest man made object...
11th Sep 2021, 07:58
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Fareastdriver

I was born in the sick bay of RAF Cranwell.. In...

I was born in the sick bay of RAF Cranwell.. In my later career people would ask me if I had been at Cranwell.

I would answer that I had; I was No2 Entry.

I had an elder sister.
10th Sep 2021, 13:18
Replies: 15
Views: 6,327
Posted By Fareastdriver

I'm glad you said page 90.

I'm glad you said page 90.
10th Sep 2021, 09:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,552
Posted By Fareastdriver

The first PIPS were fitted to XW209 in the late...

The first PIPS were fitted to XW209 in the late Autumn 1977 because I flew it to Marignane for it to be modified. When it returned it almost immediately went to Norway to replace XW 205. With the...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 17:58
Replies: 44
Views: 3,798
Posted By Fareastdriver

The old DAF Variomatics used to flatten their...

The old DAF Variomatics used to flatten their owners against the back wall of their garage quite often.
6th Sep 2021, 14:37
Replies: 21
Views: 3,952
Posted By Fareastdriver

No doubt it would have come under the heading'...

No doubt it would have come under the heading' Far too Difficult ' and be removed by the local scrap dealers.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2021, 15:56
Replies: 40
Views: 6,776
Posted By Fareastdriver

The difficulty with continuing his descent was...

The difficulty with continuing his descent was the fact that there was a bus underneath him; possibly full of orphaned children.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2021, 13:25
Replies: 53
Views: 21,231
Posted By Fareastdriver

No contractors left to service them, no Afghan...

No contractors left to service them, no Afghan pilots to fly them.
2nd Sep 2021, 09:11
Replies: 31
Views: 6,724
Posted By Fareastdriver

The strop was certainly strong enough to carry a...

The strop was certainly strong enough to carry a piano across Kowloon Harbour.
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