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30th Sep 2020, 14:37
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Posted By Dougie M

Great photos of the Federation troops. I think...

Great photos of the Federation troops. I think the hunter flight were from 8 Squadron. 208 were in bahrain and 43 would have had checkerboards on the fuselage.
5th Sep 2020, 09:57
Replies: 15
Views: 4,149
Posted By Dougie M

H, Heartfelt sympathies with the family. Followed...

H, Heartfelt sympathies with the family. Followed you from laarbruch to Lyneham Dougie M
5th Feb 2020, 11:38
Replies: 15
Views: 6,301
Posted By Dougie M

I was on that det to El Adem in April 68. 133...

I was on that det to El Adem in April 68. 133 apparently struck a metal post on the ridge prior to impacting the ground but that in itself would have put them too low to recover the situation.
31st Jan 2020, 14:06
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,232,176
Posted By Dougie M

He looks so youthful and earnest before becoming...

He looks so youthful and earnest before becoming my Flt Cdr on SF. Extra i's or not.
30th Jan 2020, 19:07
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,232,176
Posted By Dougie M

Fg Off Ogilivie, Holy Cow

Fg Off Ogilivie, Holy Cow
30th Jan 2020, 09:58
Replies: 104
Views: 35,326
Posted By Dougie M

Time to recommission the Coastel and position it...

Time to recommission the Coastel and position it off shore. Just a minute though. Where are the 1500 Chinese who arrived in the country without any med checks at all? This is discrimination.
29th Jan 2020, 20:28
Replies: 15
Views: 6,301
Posted By Dougie M

A man's got to know his limitations. Dirty Harry.

A man's got to know his limitations. Dirty Harry.
10th Jan 2020, 14:30
Replies: 115
Views: 43,301
Posted By Dougie M

Just felt a shiver. Goose Bay

Just felt a shiver. Goose Bay
29th Nov 2019, 13:41
Replies: 23
Views: 7,198
Posted By Dougie M

Wander 00 Cottesmore from June 69. We had the...

Wander 00
Cottesmore from June 69. We had the Varsities from Watton there too which were fun to fly in as Pilot's Assistant. A welcome break from life at Benson.
28th Nov 2019, 20:40
Replies: 23
Views: 7,198
Posted By Dougie M

I served on 115Sqn Argosies as part of 90...

I served on 115Sqn Argosies as part of 90 (Signals) Group and recall a visit to the HQ at Medmenham where a row of distinguished portraits were displayed without a single flying badge amongst them
29th Oct 2019, 14:27
Replies: 38
Views: 9,434
Posted By Dougie M

Anglian. The route to Mombasa was over Somalia...

Anglian.
The route to Mombasa was over Somalia Ethiopia and Kenya from Khormaksar. Without dip clearance it was mostly out over the Indian Ocean. I never went to Mombasa by way of Sudan.
1st Oct 2019, 19:19
Replies: 42
Views: 12,938
Posted By Dougie M

Allegedly the ladies loo of the Prussian Queen...

Allegedly the ladies loo of the Prussian Queen pub, reported in the press as "A flash in the pan"
1st Oct 2019, 14:35
Replies: 42
Views: 12,938
Posted By Dougie M

In the mid 60s Canberra Navs had to do the Vulcan...

In the mid 60s Canberra Navs had to do the Vulcan conventional delivery bomb aimers course based at Lindholme flying Varsities armed with 25ib smoke and flash bombs.
7th Aug 2019, 13:45
Replies: 28
Views: 8,213
Posted By Dougie M

After a mostly European Flying Exercise the...

After a mostly European Flying Exercise the R.A.F. crew including myself were asked to perform a national song. We found that a rendition of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" with the silent verse and the...
28th Jul 2019, 11:07
Replies: 15
Views: 3,702
Posted By Dougie M

RIP Sir. I once was to take him to a function...

RIP Sir. I once was to take him to a function from Aden to Bahrain in an Argosy. It was a VIP flight but Bent Fred insisted on flying the aircraft both there and back. I hope the faint smell of gin...
11th Jun 2019, 15:48
Replies: 28
Views: 7,578
Posted By Dougie M

Congratulations TTN. Took the same step into the...

Congratulations TTN. Took the same step into the unknown that year. The RAF Ceremonial Sword is particularly good in the art of "sabrage" or uncorking champers. An energetic and enthusiastic pal...
8th Jun 2019, 19:10
Replies: 28
Views: 10,868
Posted By Dougie M

All those wishing to attend are requested to...

All those wishing to attend are requested to inform Paul "Ollie" Shepherd on [email protected]
6th May 2019, 13:43
Replies: 78
Views: 47,148
Posted By Dougie M

XV 193 Memorial Tree

A Memorial Tree will be planted by LXX Sqn at their HQ at Brize Norton on 23 May 2019 at 1615. There will be some words spoken followed by a refreshment break. Those wishing to attend should contact...
6th Apr 2019, 21:14
Replies: 27
Views: 10,785
Posted By Dougie M

I have drawn a mental veil over the many faux...

I have drawn a mental veil over the many faux pas, breaches of etiquette and social peccadilloes which have punctuated my career. I blame drinking from wet glasses and pray that all else present were...
14th Mar 2019, 17:50
Replies: 42
Views: 11,946
Posted By Dougie M

Whether or not soldier F is culpable, there were...

Whether or not soldier F is culpable, there were many convicted killers from all sides given amnesty after the "Good Friday Agreement" Should not the same terms apply to the British army who were...
8th Mar 2019, 14:05
Replies: 31
Views: 7,560
Posted By Dougie M

Thursday evening. Pan's People on TOTP for the...

Thursday evening. Pan's People on TOTP for the more discerning.
6th Mar 2019, 14:20
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,232,176
Posted By Dougie M

Brian. I'm afraid that Garth Bennet is also no...

Brian.
I'm afraid that Garth Bennet is also no longer with us. I'm not sure of the date.
6th Mar 2019, 11:14
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,232,176
Posted By Dougie M

I believe that the "chateaubriand for two for...

I believe that the "chateaubriand for two for one" was coined in the Equatorial hotel in Singapore. "Actual" meal entitlements were accumulated through the day to pay for a decent repast. When on...
12th Feb 2019, 14:18
Replies: 41
Views: 9,801
Posted By Dougie M

With the introduction of SCNS into the C130K...

With the introduction of SCNS into the C130K fleet, the periscopic sextant was removed and celestial navigation went with it. I never did get the 100 star/planet sightings completed at nav school and...
3rd Feb 2019, 10:46
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,232,176
Posted By Dougie M

On big ABEXes when para/wedge and door bundles...

On big ABEXes when para/wedge and door bundles were dropped, the calculations for stick length timings were tortuous. The wedge went on "Red On - Cut" abeam the early marker, then there was a...
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