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24th Jul 2020, 17:42
Replies: 24
Views: 8,739
Posted By Motleycallsign

'Giant RAF planes'

Reminds me of a story at Guetersloh in '74. American visitor sees his Belfast on the dispersal, 'Geez but that's a big plane' says he: quick witted Mover (yes they are out there) retorts ' Yes. but...
9th Jan 2020, 07:03
Replies: 35
Views: 11,934
Posted By Motleycallsign

It shows, as apparently, according to Channel 5....

It shows, as apparently, according to Channel 5. Halifax is now in Newfoundland, not Nova Scotia..................
30th Apr 2019, 10:10
Replies: 168
Views: 97,768
Posted By Motleycallsign

Is there not a covenant the MOD will have to...

Is there not a covenant the MOD will have to return the A15 back to it's original line if Scampton were to be closed. It was diverted a fair distance to accomodate the runway I believe.
30th Aug 2017, 15:21
Replies: 22
Views: 6,634
Posted By Motleycallsign

The Humbley-Pudge no doubt developed into the...

The Humbley-Pudge no doubt developed into the Blockbone Beveridge postwar!
18th Aug 2017, 13:50
Replies: 65
Views: 16,558
Posted By Motleycallsign

MQ's in the 50's & 60's had the same...

MQ's in the 50's & 60's had the same flooring,(Iron Duke linoleum); however we did have a central carpet leaving a border round the room edge of said brown shiny stuff. My mum made us slippers out of...
14th Jul 2017, 11:25
Replies: 196
Views: 39,007
Posted By Motleycallsign

Females still excluded from one branch - Catholic...

Females still excluded from one branch - Catholic Priest!

I'll get my hat and coat!!!!!!
11th May 2017, 10:14
Replies: 74
Views: 19,296
Posted By Motleycallsign

On the evasion exercise on my CSRO cse I had...

On the evasion exercise on my CSRO cse I had found a piece of paper with an emblem of four feathers on it. Thinking it might be useful for lighting a fire I kept it. I was 'picked up' before I...
2nd May 2017, 09:30
Replies: 20
Views: 7,697
Posted By Motleycallsign

This happened in mid 90's when we ran a Herc det...

This happened in mid 90's when we ran a Herc det shuttling Asi-Recife in Brazil and return.
15th Mar 2017, 09:01
Replies: 92
Views: 24,188
Posted By Motleycallsign

So were the Chindet guys in FI looking at the...

So were the Chindet guys in FI looking at the number of tinnys we lost from a netted NAAFI load between Stanley and Bluff Cove in '82 post conflict. :)
28th Feb 2017, 11:15
Replies: 49
Views: 16,475
Posted By Motleycallsign

I remember a Belslow visiting RAF Guetersloh in...

I remember a Belslow visiting RAF Guetersloh in circa '74. a visiting American said to a mover 'Gee but that's a big plane!' the mover replied (yes a mover) ' You should have seen the thing that...
3rd Jan 2017, 16:05
Replies: 92
Views: 24,188
Posted By Motleycallsign

The unforgettable Gnome engine bearings, Roller,...

The unforgettable Gnome engine bearings, Roller, Ball, Roller, Roller, Ball. Takes me back 40 odd years, and some of them were odd!!!!
16th Dec 2016, 12:13
Replies: 24
Views: 6,250
Posted By Motleycallsign

... and the money! No such thing as a free...

... and the money!

No such thing as a free dinner Background!! :O
15th Dec 2016, 09:04
Replies: 24
Views: 6,250
Posted By Motleycallsign

No Certificate of Service received when I left...

No Certificate of Service received when I left the RAF 10 years ago either. To get the Rewards for Service discount card all I had to provide was my service No, rank on leaving and dates of service,...
11th Nov 2016, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 2,597
Posted By Motleycallsign

Absolutely Jack!

Absolutely Jack!
29th Sep 2016, 12:42
Replies: 95
Views: 26,114
Posted By Motleycallsign

Probably about the same time as the Railway...

Probably about the same time as the Railway Station became Train Station. American influences........................
I know hat and coat time!
19th Sep 2016, 11:10
Replies: 136
Views: 39,979
Posted By Motleycallsign

A stalwart of the forum gone to rest. ...

A stalwart of the forum gone to rest. Condolences to his family. RIP Coffman.
3rd Sep 2016, 18:55
Replies: 23
Views: 5,061
Posted By Motleycallsign

Courtney Mil, I believe the weekly drug was...

Courtney Mil, I believe the weekly drug was Chloroquine. I'm sure as aircrew in the RAF we were not allowed to take Lariam because of it's side effects, could be wrong fair while ago now!
29th Jun 2016, 09:50
Replies: 243
Views: 62,789
Posted By Motleycallsign

During exercise periods on rotary we had a piece...

During exercise periods on rotary we had a piece of advice for all new crews ' never pass a porcelain ' sure beat an elsan in the woods.
11th Jun 2016, 13:29
Replies: 64
Views: 15,408
Posted By Motleycallsign

Lanc still undergoing repairs after fire last...

Lanc still undergoing repairs after fire last year. Fireproofing the fuel tanks according to Look North recently, but due to fly later this month allegedly.
26th May 2016, 14:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,821
Posted By Motleycallsign

Was it not the present opposition that effected...

Was it not the present opposition that effected the change?
30th Oct 2015, 16:36
Replies: 55
Views: 16,638
Posted By Motleycallsign

I can remember having a four for bridge on the...

I can remember having a four for bridge on the Belfast flightdeck on several occasions.

JW surely you had time for many rubbers of bridge on a Belslow transit.........
26th Jun 2015, 20:09
Replies: 20
Views: 6,058
Posted By Motleycallsign

Not sure about cuisine, but I do remember...

Not sure about cuisine, but I do remember convincing a young Army officer in Germany, that the Oil Cooler Fan drive belts were the 'rubber bands' that kept the tail rotor turning, and that the...
27th May 2015, 15:51
Replies: 7
Views: 3,566
Posted By Motleycallsign

Are you sure it's not Lt Albert Ross RN?

Are you sure it's not Lt Albert Ross RN?
18th Jan 2015, 15:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,265
Posted By Motleycallsign

Likewise I flew with Phil on 72 and in NI, one of...

Likewise I flew with Phil on 72 and in NI, one of life's gentlemen. He was a crewman's friend.
RIP Phil and condolences to his extended family.
25th Dec 2014, 10:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By Motleycallsign

Maybe the were on their way back from rescuing...

Maybe the were on their way back from rescuing Santa! Any little red lights flashing in the Bristol Channel???

Merry Christmas and a big thank you to all our Emergency service personnel working...
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