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15th Nov 2014, 04:35
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Posted By Tim Mills

26er, rollers in a Meatbox from the back seat...

26er, rollers in a Meatbox from the back seat with cameraman in the front, no doubt strapped in, but also wooden plank and movie camera perhaps not, sounds pretty exciting. And no sign in the...
13th Nov 2014, 03:34
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Posted By Tim Mills

Two things, Danny. First shame at missing your...

Two things, Danny. First shame at missing your birthday, you are still only eight and a half years ahead of mr, and far brighter in the memory stakes, and many congratulations.

Secondly as I think...
6th Oct 2014, 21:52
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Posted By Tim Mills

Thanks, Danny.

Thanks, Danny.
20th May 2013, 10:28
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Posted By Tim Mills

More lovely stories from all. Called up Aug 48,...

More lovely stories from all. Called up Aug 48, accepted for pilot training, Cottesmore I think, tried hard, achieved 15 plus hours on the Tiger Moth, and even then not going solo! Not entirely my...
1st May 2013, 05:08
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Posted By Tim Mills

Reference Episcopi, Danny, afraid not, I was...

Reference Episcopi, Danny, afraid not, I was there '65/'66 after a great tour on 32 squadron Canberras down the road at Akrotiri. Main role nuclear deterrence, so lots of LABS bombing practice on...
29th Apr 2013, 08:07
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Posted By Tim Mills

I seem to remember Batchey Atcherley coming to...

I seem to remember Batchey Atcherley coming to see us at Horsham St Faith in his Meteor, as he did with all the stations in his Group, and think it was housed at Newton, grass runway and all. Which...
29th Apr 2013, 03:17
Replies: 68
Views: 16,910
Posted By Tim Mills

APC Acklington back in those days, second pair on...

APC Acklington back in those days, second pair on the flag, I was the lucky fellow to shoot the flag off. The first pair was Wing Leader and Squadron boss!
Was I hero or villain? To them villain...
7th Apr 2013, 08:13
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Posted By Tim Mills

Great stories GGeriaviator, not only about being...

Great stories GGeriaviator, not only about being an RAF brat, as I was, but really enjoyed the Tiger Moth Irish Sea transit and the similar one by Arrow San Sebastian to Faro, similar only because of...
3rd Apr 2013, 07:29
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Posted By Tim Mills

No Danny, bad choice of words. Should have been...

No Danny, bad choice of words. Should have been 'large three bladed prop windmilling to a halt'. I can't remember when it actually stopped, I imagine on short finals as the speed dropped off, or even...
2nd Apr 2013, 04:48
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Posted By Tim Mills

Having retrieved the iPad from the grandchildren...

Having retrieved the iPad from the grandchildren who commandeered it over the Easter weekend, I must agree with Danny that a Harvard would have done just as well for his uncomfortable spares run, and...
30th Mar 2013, 04:07
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Posted By Tim Mills

More marvelous stuff from Danny, Geriaviator,...

More marvelous stuff from Danny, Geriaviator, Chugalug, BEagle(hooray for 20,000 posts) and all. Must try and participate more but my typing finger tends to have a mind of it's own which doesn't...
18th Jan 2013, 03:32
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Posted By Tim Mills

Marvelous thread. First came across it in...

Marvelous thread. First came across it in Cliffnmo days, out of touch for a year or two, then delighted to find it still here with Danny and all the others, but haven't contributed because being a...
6th Feb 2012, 06:05
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Views: 27,813
Posted By Tim Mills

Can't possibly compete with JF, LM and Beags, but...

Can't possibly compete with JF, LM and Beags, but my list is:

Hurricane IIc
Spit Mk 2
Chippy
Meatbox 8
Canberra 2/15
Falcon 20F

And for utter fun Pitts S2A, though I was never as...
9th May 2010, 16:29
Replies: 20
Views: 7,525
Posted By Tim Mills

I agree, Jig Peter, they don't make them like...

I agree, Jig Peter, they don't make them like that any more! It was the last military aircraft I flew, and as I have said, I was very glad to have the chance to have another go eight years after my...
5th May 2010, 19:47
Replies: 20
Views: 7,525
Posted By Tim Mills

Yes 'By George', as you say, funny old world. My...

Yes 'By George', as you say, funny old world. My father was boss of a Wimpey squadron at the beginning of the war, so he did the odd sortie to Heligoland and the like.
And Amos, I used dayglow...
27th Apr 2010, 19:40
Replies: 20
Views: 7,525
Posted By Tim Mills

My first job as a civilian after leaving Her...

My first job as a civilian after leaving Her Majesty's employ was flying dayglow painted Canberras for Rheinflugzeugbau, based at Cologne airport, which had been RAF Wahn in earlier days. While on my...
8th Apr 2010, 16:42
Replies: 371
Views: 197,203
Posted By Tim Mills

Indeed it would, G-KEST, but you might have to...

Indeed it would, G-KEST, but you might have to come to OZ, I'm afraid. Flew a Stampe once down at Lands End, lovely, but I think I was lucky to be in the Pitts team, more poke so less finesse needed...
21st Feb 2010, 12:55
Replies: 371
Views: 197,203
Posted By Tim Mills

Good idea G-KEST, specially as it is 40th...

Good idea G-KEST, specially as it is 40th anniversary of Manx's great invention. I'm surprised there have been no other replies.

Unfortunately, I am a bit remote, and not as fleet of foot as I...
19th Feb 2010, 13:01
Replies: 2,012
Views: 377,359
Posted By Tim Mills

Coopers Sparkling any day if out of range of a...

Coopers Sparkling any day if out of range of a pint of warmish, flattish real ale bought in a non gastro pub in the old UK! And agree with lamb, also Christmas turkey, chooks, roast pork (with...
30th Jun 2008, 08:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,618
Posted By Tim Mills

Les merdes volent en escadrilles

Having been out of Pprune range for some months, I returned the other week to find not only the nudge by Uncle Pprune to contribute something and the marvellous thread by Cliffnemo about getting his...
17th Sep 2007, 03:56
Replies: 10
Views: 3,170
Posted By Tim Mills

Dammit, I was thirty years too early! Mike Jenvey...

Dammit, I was thirty years too early! Mike Jenvey and taxi2parking make me want to start all over again, with NetJet, specially with the Falcon in Taxi's link. I joined Falcon Jet at Heathrow in '77,...
6th Sep 2007, 13:09
Replies: 411
Views: 98,397
Posted By Tim Mills

Talking of Tennents beer cans with pinups on,...

Talking of Tennents beer cans with pinups on, Akrotiri in the hayday of the mighty Canberra, dining in night, late in the evening Station Commander, an Air Commodore in those days, idley appraising...
25th Aug 2007, 11:44
Replies: 36
Views: 8,814
Posted By Tim Mills

Really enjoying it, thanks Peter.

Really enjoying it, thanks Peter.
19th Aug 2007, 12:41
Replies: 73
Views: 38,350
Posted By Tim Mills

I could have sworn it was Sharjah, but probably...

I could have sworn it was Sharjah, but probably you are right and it was Masirah. Memory going; anyway great days!
19th Aug 2007, 05:20
Replies: 73
Views: 38,350
Posted By Tim Mills

And a door marked 'TV Room' in the Officers Mess,...

And a door marked 'TV Room' in the Officers Mess, which led to the desert!
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