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15th Feb 2019, 11:17
Replies: 119
Views: 49,792
Posted By Tankertrashnav

P - N it was after my time, but one seat was...

P - N it was after my time, but one seat was removed and the remaining nav seat had a rail which allowed it to slide across between the radar/plotter positions. I have to confess that the tanker nav...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 10:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I heard her on Desert Island Discs K & C. That...

I heard her on Desert Island Discs K & C. That was very funny but she is lucky, it really is a sickening smell. I was invited to join in when at university in my 40s. Had a try but the smell put...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 00:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tankertrashnav

. Thanks Middlesborough

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Thanks Middlesborough
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 00:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,073
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Good point Meadowrun. People often point to...

Good point Meadowrun. People often point to France and praise their system of TGVs. But France has an area three times that of Great Britain. Even with 300 kph trains, journey times between major...
15th Feb 2019, 00:05
Replies: 119
Views: 49,792
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Wondering if the Victor had a different...

Wondering if the Victor had a different arrangement for the rear crew cushions. I just recall pulling a knob upwards whch activated the air bottle. No recollection of having to remove a pin - but...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 11:22
Replies: 26
Views: 2,073
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I agree. However there is also a West/South...

I agree. However there is also a West/South divide and an East/South divide. The inhabitants of these "outlying" regions object to being lumped in with "the South", as though anyone South of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 00:20
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Tankertrashnav

The facetious answer to your question is Mr...

The facetious answer to your question is Mr Bumble (actually he thought it was "a ass"). But I do agree that on the face of it this seems bonkers. I fear, however, that whatever Brady may or may not...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 00:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Served as an RAF officer, and did his first major...

Served as an RAF officer, and did his first major restoration (of a "frogeye" Sprite) when he was in Aden. I'm assuming he was an engineer officer, but not sure.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 11:37
Replies: 26
Views: 2,073
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I watched that programme K & C, very interesting,...

I watched that programme K & C, very interesting, but I nearly had to turn it off because of the repeated use of the totally meaningless phrase "North - South divide" This is always used to compare...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 10:54
Replies: 26
Views: 2,407
Posted By Tankertrashnav

(PN) As the teachers at school used to...

(PN)


As the teachers at school used to say before an exam, "Read the question"!
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 00:19
Replies: 263
Views: 29,554
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Must admit I probably buy my Times out of habit -...

Must admit I probably buy my Times out of habit - if I didn't have a subscription I probably wouldn't buy it so regularly.. But I notice that I read less and less of it - always look at the letters...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Feb 2019, 18:13
Replies: 263
Views: 29,554
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I am interested in the fact that whenever a story...

I am interested in the fact that whenever a story about the royal family hits the news, the usual suspects are out straight away asking "where's the news value in this?", in spite of the fact that it...
10th Feb 2019, 12:26
Replies: 36
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Retired and living in Plymouth the last I heard. ...

Retired and living in Plymouth the last I heard. He came to a couple of the V Force reunions at Newark and kept us amused with his tales of his time as an RAF dentist.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2019, 12:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tankertrashnav

My favourite role is Scrooge which got panned by...

My favourite role is Scrooge which got panned by the critics, not that I ever give a damn what the critics say.
9th Feb 2019, 18:22
Replies: 36
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Thanks for the help so far. As an aside I...

Thanks for the help so far. As an aside I remember a chap on the staff of the sea survival school at Mount Batten (Simon something or other?) whose party trick was to appear wearing pilots' wings on...
9th Feb 2019, 11:40
Replies: 36
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Dual flying qualification - pilot/navigator

I was reading the obituary of Ward Thomas, founder of Yorkshire Television, and it said that he trained as a pilot and navigator in South Africa, before being posted to 100 Squadron as a Lancaster...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2019, 00:39
Replies: 121
Views: 20,570
Posted By Tankertrashnav

As an RC, by age 11 I had already been exposed to...

As an RC, by age 11 I had already been exposed to Latin on a weekly basis since infancy, and indeed even now on my infrequent visits to church, when I am reciting the Apostles Creed in English, one...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2019, 00:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Thanks abgd - it still seems difficult to...

Thanks abgd - it still seems difficult to understand, but I assume it must be true.
9th Feb 2019, 00:08
Replies: 28
Views: 6,627
Posted By Tankertrashnav

A serious point arises from a fairly trivial and...

A serious point arises from a fairly trivial and rather silly matter here. In recent years some quite famous people have being going to prison on the strength of what people "distinctly remember"...
8th Feb 2019, 00:20
Replies: 28
Views: 6,627
Posted By Tankertrashnav

It did. Before the introduction of the rank of...

It did. Before the introduction of the rank of aircraftman in 1919, the basic ranks in non-technical trades were private first and second class

Or did you mean something else?.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2019, 00:10
Replies: 31
Views: 3,301
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I do like seeing videos of aircraft in flight but...

I do like seeing videos of aircraft in flight but why is it absolutely obligatory for these clips to be accompanied by some form or other of "rock" music. I usually mute the sound, and even...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2019, 12:11
Replies: 121
Views: 20,570
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Interested in your account of life in a girl's...

Interested in your account of life in a girl's public school Clare Prop. I see that Dilly Keane was expelled!

While doing teacher training I was chatting to a girl on our course who had been at a...
7th Feb 2019, 11:46
Replies: 28
Views: 6,627
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Funny how everyone remembers the duck house,...

Funny how everyone remembers the duck house, which was in fact a disallowed claim where no offence was involved, but nobody remembers the four MPs (all Labour incidentally) who were tried, convicted...
7th Feb 2019, 00:41
Replies: 172
Views: 75,478
Posted By Tankertrashnav

A little earlier I was checking up some facts on...

A little earlier I was checking up some facts on the Lightning (not the new one) and was surprised to learn that there are over 60 Lightnings surviving in various states of preservation,...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2019, 00:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By Tankertrashnav

What I don't understand (and being a computer...

What I don't understand (and being a computer thicko it's hardly surprising) is that we are used to being told that our phones have more computing power than was used to get the Appollo spacecraft to...
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