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29th Oct 2020, 06:13
Replies: 138
Views: 20,261
Posted By Haraka

I remember my Flt Sgt's comment on watching the...

I remember my Flt Sgt's comment on watching the convoy packets streamimg out of the gate en route to the fiield from Gutersloh.

"Where's the piano ?"
26th Oct 2020, 15:57
Replies: 98
Views: 24,067
Posted By Haraka

Mog's tale reminds me of a Harrier RIC P.I. being...

Mog's tale reminds me of a Harrier RIC P.I. being cross examined during an in field Taceval on our interoperability with other recce platforms in NATO,

" For example , what sort of report would be...
23rd Oct 2020, 15:38
Replies: 63
Views: 19,959
Posted By Haraka

Just finished the "809" book, A lot of work...

Just finished the "809" book,
A lot of work went in to it, remembering that the events took place nearly half way back to the Battle of Britiain now.
An interesting perspective on, particularly...
22nd Oct 2020, 17:48
Replies: 63
Views: 19,959
Posted By Haraka

I noticed he put RAF Wyton as being in Rutland :)...

I noticed he put RAF Wyton as being in Rutland :) Still only about a quarter through.........
Lovely quote at the time,

Q, " Why is it called "FOLKLORE"?



A, " Because that's the way we do...
5th Oct 2020, 07:23
Replies: 14
Views: 4,091
Posted By Haraka

As Valiantone has pointed out the Beverley parked...

As Valiantone has pointed out the Beverley parked at Hendon was , in practice, an "orphan". RAFM effectively not allowed to refurbish it financially, MoD not accepting responsibility for its upkeep....
1st Oct 2020, 07:45
Replies: 16
Views: 3,163
Posted By Haraka

AIDN was up for sale c, 1971 for 6000 quid.( IIRC...

AIDN was up for sale c, 1971 for 6000 quid.( IIRC Hampshire Club?)
I ( naively) tried to get a consortium together to buy it for a University of London Air Squadron centred team,plus others , and...
1st Oct 2020, 07:28
Replies: 38
Views: 7,081
Posted By Haraka

There was 125 that went off of Luton Runway in...

There was 125 that went off of Luton Runway in the 60's down in to Vauxhalls ( at the bottom of the hill) IIRC.
26th Sep 2020, 17:22
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,374
Posted By Haraka

To be precise it is the Spin replica. built in...

To be precise it is the Spin replica. built in the mid 30's.
On a visit to the Aviodome in 1977 I was introduced to one of their ex Fokker employees who had helped build it.. IIRC was still in...
19th Sep 2020, 07:46
Replies: 96
Views: 10,174
Posted By Haraka

As I understood it it was the so called "check...

As I understood it it was the so called "check digit device" . Basically , again as I recall, an algorithm was passed over the numbers which generated a letter. This was then matched against the one...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2020, 07:01
Replies: 40
Views: 3,076
Posted By Haraka

1970 "Abelard and Heloise" IIRC

1970 "Abelard and Heloise" IIRC
11th Sep 2020, 06:48
Replies: 23
Views: 4,197
Posted By Haraka

I remember seeing a wonderful out take of Liz...

I remember seeing a wonderful out take of Liz Staden , K9 and Tom Baker as the Doctor,
K9 has just delivered its usual "Master ,,,,,etc,etc, " summation,
Baker went off script:

" K9 , why the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2020, 16:30
Replies: 40
Views: 3,076
Posted By Haraka

Also not well known is that in the mid 70's she...

Also not well known is that in the mid 70's she helped publicise the Fleet Air Arm Museum.........
10th Sep 2020, 16:21
Replies: 70
Views: 12,642
Posted By Haraka

Indeed .In my day the JARIC model section at RAF...

Indeed .In my day the JARIC model section at RAF Wyton, A very skilled team sadly disbanded years ago.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Sep 2020, 18:30
Replies: 76
Views: 8,947
Posted By Haraka

"Hopefully Im allowed to state ......I find her...

"Hopefully Im allowed to state ......I find her rather attractive and intelligent"

I must admit when I clicked on this and it said..."Laura Kuenssberg - Page 3"My mind did wander for a second....
8th Sep 2020, 18:08
Replies: 61
Views: 4,747
Posted By Haraka

"You are the fifth person today to come in here...

"You are the fifth person today to come in here asking us for one of those. There's no demand.. we don't stock them."
6th Sep 2020, 16:04
Replies: 70
Views: 12,642
Posted By Haraka

"The film was in fact 9.5" wide. It was delivered...

"The film was in fact 9.5" wide. It was delivered to PRU (HQRAFG) at Rheindahlen for processing, then upstairs to the PI's of 6(Int) Coy,"

IIRC in my time RAF PID did the airflelds stuff, 6(Int)...
6th Sep 2020, 11:43
Replies: 61
Views: 4,747
Posted By Haraka

" Yes , you stuffed us Germans last time in WW2...

" Yes , you stuffed us Germans last time in WW2 .



But remember, next time its your turn to have the Italians",
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2020, 18:40
Replies: 805
Views: 92,632
Posted By Haraka

Treads According to a mate of mine, beer prices...

Treads
According to a mate of mine, beer prices in London were being adjusted (upwards) by increments of 50p., as staff are found to be incapable of calculating change otherwise.
2nd Sep 2020, 19:00
Replies: 51
Views: 9,127
Posted By Haraka

A good (deceased) aviation doctor friend of mine...

A good (deceased) aviation doctor friend of mine heard him speak in 1936 and described his oratory as "electrifying", Same friend was one of the first in to the concentration camps and looked the...
30th Aug 2020, 17:49
Replies: 3,855
Views: 1,268,410
Posted By Haraka

I remember the 1957 celebration well !

I remember the 1957 celebration well !
27th Aug 2020, 06:13
Replies: 166
Views: 26,264
Posted By Haraka

I can see all flying being terminated out of...

I can see all flying being terminated out of Duxford in the medium term and then a large part of the "redundant" airfield being put up to be sold for development.
26th Aug 2020, 17:25
Replies: 46
Views: 5,519
Posted By Haraka

I believe so. The killer was that the "all...

I believe so.
The killer was that the "all flying" tailplane was servo tab controlled ( a bit like the Britannia's ailerons) i.e. the pilot had no direct link to the flying surface which basically...
26th Aug 2020, 13:32
Replies: 77
Views: 8,972
Posted By Haraka

See my Post 10 on this Thread :) There is a...

See my Post 10 on this Thread :) There is a prettty colour picture of one , mentioning the JATO in John Taylor's 1964 " Aircraft Annual" but , like yourself , I have seen the action shot of one...
25th Aug 2020, 18:47
Replies: 31
Views: 6,247
Posted By Haraka

Years ago in the Mid 70's some of us were asked...

Years ago in the Mid 70's some of us were asked to check our Service record print outs. I discovered that I was apparently commissioned ex airman aircrew and a contemporary discovered he was ex...
25th Aug 2020, 17:03
Replies: 464
Views: 157,139
Posted By Haraka

" Stretched, but not over stretched," ...

" Stretched, but not over stretched," IIRC
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