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Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2019, 13:44
Replies: 182
Views: 21,811
Posted By Blacksheep

When I (voluntarily) left UK to work abroad as an...

When I (voluntarily) left UK to work abroad as an expatriate I forfeited the right to vote in UK elections. By the time the law changed to grant expatriates the right to vote in General Elections I...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2019, 13:36
Replies: 182
Views: 21,811
Posted By Blacksheep

But the actual form of Brexit isn't clear and one...

But the actual form of Brexit isn't clear and one of the real problems with the whole thing is that the debate has been heavily one-sided. It has mainly been a case of Remain supporters - including,...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2019, 13:41
Replies: 39
Views: 3,633
Posted By Blacksheep

You're all missing the point. The government is...

You're all missing the point. The government is tackling Global Warming with measures for reducing - and eventually eliminating - carbon emissions.

The entire country is to be covered in solar...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 13:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Blacksheep

I could murder a pint of Tiger right now.

I could murder a pint of Tiger right now.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2019, 16:26
Replies: 444
Views: 37,041
Posted By Blacksheep

Regardless of Green Lobby Dreaming, there is no...

Regardless of Green Lobby Dreaming, there is no such thing as "Clean" energy. Electricity is not a source of energy, it is a means of transmission and conversion. The energy has to be produced by one...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2019, 15:03
Replies: 9,765
Views: 953,586
Posted By Blacksheep

Memories of Admiral Draper - also known as "Wor tony"

Being both from the North East we swapped yarns a few times over the years. In one "Off Piste" discussion about Sand Dancers - as the inhabitants of South Shields are know he sent me this clip.
A...
8th Mar 2019, 12:25
Replies: 316
Views: 151,978
Posted By Blacksheep

The verdict was perfectly correct given what he...

The verdict was perfectly correct given what he was charged with . . .
. . .but to draw a parallel with driving a road vehicle, is there such an offence as causing death by dangerous flying? If...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2019, 12:29
Replies: 49
Views: 4,050
Posted By Blacksheep

Ah! Marmite. The enticing aroma that wafts...

Ah! Marmite. The enticing aroma that wafts through the nostrils of inhabitants of Burton on Trent. I love the stuff - really nice on toast topped with a slice of cheese.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2019, 12:24
Replies: 61
Views: 8,099
Posted By Blacksheep

Why on earth would I wish to Google "Alan...

Why on earth would I wish to Google "Alan Partridge" when I can Google for example, "Sophia Loren/images"? :rolleyes: :p
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2019, 12:33
Replies: 61
Views: 8,099
Posted By Blacksheep

I'm not very interested in the "Celebrity" world....

I'm not very interested in the "Celebrity" world. We are constantly being informed by the media that some celebrity or other has either won something, got divorced/married or died and I have no idea...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2019, 12:30
Replies: 9,765
Views: 953,586
Posted By Blacksheep

When my chest was sliced open, I found the...

When my chest was sliced open, I found the morphine more effective. :oh:
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2019, 12:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Blacksheep

Angel That's easy, Four giant elephants standing on the...

That's easy, Four giant elephants standing on the back of the turtle Great A'Tuin.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2019, 12:29
Replies: 27
Views: 2,396
Posted By Blacksheep

Years ago, while working in the Instrument...

Years ago, while working in the Instrument Calibration Lab at RAF Changi, we had a large Jar of Isopropyl Alcohol used for cleaning purposes. One day I walked into the cleaning bay and came upon our...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 12:16
Replies: 28
Views: 2,723
Posted By Blacksheep

I'm with Uplinker. If I lived in the USA I...

I'm with Uplinker. If I lived in the USA I wouldn't bother with buying a television; the content is so dreadful.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2019, 12:36
Replies: 527
Views: 90,426
Posted By Blacksheep

Miss Begum's lawyer asserts that her child is...

Miss Begum's lawyer asserts that her child is eligible for British citizenship.
As I understand it, Miss Begum was not legally married - she didn't have her parents permission to marry but was under...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2019, 12:24
Replies: 9,765
Views: 953,586
Posted By Blacksheep

I can play the bagpipes, but being a Gentleman, I...

I can play the bagpipes, but being a Gentleman, I don't. :ok:
11th Feb 2019, 12:38
Replies: 118
Views: 62,492
Posted By Blacksheep

If it's true English accentuation that you seek,...

If it's true English accentuation that you seek, try reading something very old exactly as written. :rolleyes:
11th Feb 2019, 12:30
Replies: 2,041
Views: 941,713
Posted By Blacksheep

During my time ('66 - '69) I don't recall ever...

During my time ('66 - '69) I don't recall ever having to roll the tyres on QRA, but a seven day limit would sound right. We hardly went more than three days without a 02. As to the combat spare,...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2019, 12:36
Replies: 9,765
Views: 953,586
Posted By Blacksheep

I doubt if it beat my VC10 Hangar clearance...

I doubt if it beat my VC10 Hangar clearance effort though. It takes a lot to scatter a group of RAF Lineys brought up on a diet of Airman's Mess food and real ale.

I can provide the recipe for...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 12:53
Replies: 9,765
Views: 953,586
Posted By Blacksheep

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1197x607/tail_bay_0e84792a85bebf55639974377f173b9a3e36855f.jpg
Just to illustrate the enormity of the event...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 12:41
Replies: 9,765
Views: 953,586
Posted By Blacksheep

My greatest ever SBD cleared an entire tail-bay...

My greatest ever SBD cleared an entire tail-bay in the Big Hangar at Brize Norton in 1973 when we were doing a VC10 engine change on night shift. The historic event resulted from Missus B's culinary...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 12:31
Replies: 60
Views: 9,629
Posted By Blacksheep

Ah yes, Professor Roberts. Tasty, very tasty and...

Ah yes, Professor Roberts. Tasty, very tasty and possessed of a fine brain. What more could one want? :oh:
1st Feb 2019, 12:33
Replies: 47
Views: 24,897
Posted By Blacksheep

A posting to 32 MU Sealand was regarded as a...

A posting to 32 MU Sealand was regarded as a curse by all Electrical and Instrument Tradesmen in my time ('63 - '77) If we'd wanted to work in a factory we'd never have joined the RAF!
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Feb 2019, 12:18
Replies: 22
Views: 3,524
Posted By Blacksheep

It isn't OK to order Cappuccino at any time of...

It isn't OK to order Cappuccino at any time of the day. :yuk:
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2019, 12:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By Blacksheep

I was fined one pound in Juvenile Court at the...

I was fined one pound in Juvenile Court at the age of 13 for trespassing on the railway. There was a well-worn path across the Stockton to Durham line that turned a two mile hike via Norton Avenue...
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