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Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2022, 08:35
Replies: 56
Views: 2,671
Posted By NRU74

...... If I were a rich man I'd be using the...

...... If I were a rich man I'd be using the subjunctive !
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2022, 20:00
Replies: 25
Views: 2,847
Posted By NRU74

I started Primary School (in the UK) in Jan'49...

I started Primary School (in the UK) in Jan'49 and School Dinners were 2/1d per week (is that how we wrote it ?]ie five lunches and it went up to two and sixpence in Sept 49 - shock horror from my...
21st May 2022, 19:41
Replies: 77
Views: 14,323
Posted By NRU74

Met him in the late sixties in the Ambassador...

Met him in the late sixties in the Ambassador Hotel on Waikiki Beach whilst we were waiting for a cab to Hickam. (Yes, the Cold War was hell !) He was also waiting for a cab to the airport and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2022, 18:16
Replies: 61
Views: 6,527
Posted By NRU74

Is it approx five miles ?

Is it approx five miles ?
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2022, 07:48
Replies: 61
Views: 6,527
Posted By NRU74

My friend's answer always was 'Are you buying or...

My friend's answer always was 'Are you buying or selling ?'
8th May 2022, 17:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,051
Posted By NRU74

Was he a Radar Nav on Tankers in the late sixties...

Was he a Radar Nav on Tankers in the late sixties ?
5th May 2022, 13:53
Replies: 21
Views: 3,267
Posted By NRU74

Thanks - I'd probably had too many sherberts at...

Thanks - I'd probably had too many sherberts at Edinburgh House at the time !
5th May 2022, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 3,267
Posted By NRU74

HEDP Good photo which also shows the sun...

HEDP
Good photo which also shows the sun shining on the TV tower showing a cross and was nicknamed in the sixties/seventies as St. Ulbricht's !
26th Apr 2022, 20:34
Replies: 40
Views: 4,146
Posted By NRU74

I flew on a transport squadron in the...

I flew on a transport squadron in the mid-sixties and one of the co-pilots, who'd been a Siggie on Vallettas for a very long time in the Far East, had an AFM and the Oak Leaf on his pre '62 GSM....
4th Apr 2022, 21:06
Replies: 14
Views: 2,319
Posted By NRU74

I was on Operation Bobbin on Victor Tankers in c...

I was on Operation Bobbin on Victor Tankers in c 1968 tanking two RN Buccaneers from Lossie to Eagle which was off Penang .I seem to remember Sir Michael Le Fanu had decided to be the back seater in...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 16:51
Replies: 250
Views: 36,024
Posted By NRU74

I'm with OVO and they pay me 5% on credit...

I'm with OVO and they pay me 5% on credit balances. Given the [email protected] rate on savings accounts I'm more than willing to 'lend them' money !
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 16:39
Replies: 74
Views: 6,321
Posted By NRU74

No one's yet mentioned 'left footers' although...

No one's yet mentioned 'left footers' although one of the spades on the link to the Orcadian site looked a bit leftfooterish but I think they were Presbyterians.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2022, 18:15
Replies: 53
Views: 7,466
Posted By NRU74

I emailed one of the Mods re the banning of a...

I emailed one of the Mods re the banning of a (very) regular contributor on JB - I often disagreed with his views but never found him offensive.
The Mod said it wasn't the Mods banning him but...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2022, 18:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By NRU74

Equivocal As I started to read your post I...

Equivocal
As I started to read your post I thought what this chap needs is pointing to Starling and sure enough that's where you ended up.
I'm based in the UK but have both a Current Sterling...
16th Mar 2022, 18:37
Replies: 6
Views: 3,934
Posted By NRU74

The Nice Matin is reporting that the dead pilot...

The Nice Matin is reporting that the dead pilot is a Brit and the guy in hospital is an Italian.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2022, 18:43
Replies: 22
Views: 4,014
Posted By NRU74

There's Monty Python on tonight at 9pm and every...

There's Monty Python on tonight at 9pm and every weekday night on a fairly obscure Freesat/Freeview channel called 'That's TV' - apparently they'll be showing all of the series.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2022, 22:07
Replies: 127
Views: 14,470
Posted By NRU74

Tartiflette, Not sure, I thought your original...

Tartiflette,
Not sure, I thought your original post said non- changeable. I'm not very good in German but I think it indicates a proposal banning non-rechargeable batteries unless they can be...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2022, 18:09
Replies: 127
Views: 11,116
Posted By NRU74

Me too in Georgia, I think they were called...

Me too in Georgia, I think they were called Hominy Grits - never again !
However 50 years later I can still remember the waitress's name - Alice Applegate.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2022, 19:40
Replies: 37
Views: 5,140
Posted By NRU74

Me too - I'm a bloke with a 6S and don't use the...

Me too - I'm a bloke with a 6S and don't use the phone a lot. I've got 500 calls, 500 texts and 500 Mb/s for £3-17 per month with O2
Perhaps the OP should buy a second hand phone, as I did, and save...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2022, 19:24
Replies: 696
Views: 79,347
Posted By NRU74

I bought a pair of Hacketts broad cord trousers...

I bought a pair of Hacketts broad cord trousers for £20 in a sale. I then had to have them hemmed to 32 inches. They have button flies - probably the first pair of button flies since I was an Officer...
16th Feb 2022, 13:07
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By NRU74

Flt Lt Colin Bristow RAF Rtd (Navigator)

Many of you RAF ex Canberra,Vulcan and Victor Tanker crews will be sad to hear that Colin died yesterday 15 th Feb 2022 at his home in Devon aged 86.
RIP
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2022, 20:53
Replies: 11,350
Views: 1,074,313
Posted By NRU74

Mr Mac Have you tried using Mole traps ? Either...

Mr Mac
Have you tried using Mole traps ? Either the scissors or the tunnel type ?
My late father in law, when I bought a couple of mole traps, said 'Nay lad, throw them in the garden and let them...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2022, 18:40
Replies: 674
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Views: 90,360
Posted By NRU74

We have a second home in France and don't pay for...

We have a second home in France and don't pay for a TV Licence in the Taxe d'Habitation - possibly because I bought the TV from CashConverters.I've never been asked to declare or prove that I have no...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2022, 17:43
Replies: 11,350
Views: 1,074,313
Posted By NRU74

Not so, Defendants on so-called either way...

Not so, Defendants on so-called either way offences can 'elect' Crown Ct Trial, also, if they are sentenced in the Mags they have an automatic right of appeal to the Crown Ct - but run the risk, if...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2022, 17:55
Replies: 36
Views: 4,208
Posted By NRU74

Do you still have to shout 'Badger Badger Badger...

Do you still have to shout 'Badger Badger Badger One Two Three' when you have a problem with flatus ?
5th Jan 2022, 12:42
Replies: 49
Views: 8,512
Posted By NRU74

[QUOTE=ORAC;11165465]Cox’s & Kings. Taken over by...

[QUOTE=ORAC;11165465]Cox’s & Kings. Taken over by Lloyds in 1923.
.......Still with them, but now a PO Box somewhere in Chelmsford…..
QUOTE]
At S Cerney in 1961 a Mr L A Hogg from Cox's and...
4th Jan 2022, 12:18
Replies: 49
Views: 8,512
Posted By NRU74

I arrived at South Cerney in 1961 aged 17 in my...

I arrived at South Cerney in 1961 aged 17 in my Burton's suit for which I'd saved up from my two paper rounds and working at Woolworth's on Saturdays. I was told by the Flight Commander to get a...
2nd Jan 2022, 19:47
Replies: 57
Views: 16,875
Posted By NRU74

I only did one sortie over Russia on 543 in 1964...

I only did one sortie over Russia on 543 in 1964 when we spent nearly two hours over the Kola Peninsula. The 'source' said that a nuclear sub - can't remember the name- was being readied and its...
26th Dec 2021, 21:00
Replies: 6
Views: 3,622
Posted By NRU74

Beags, Obviously they'd never staged through...

Beags,
Obviously they'd never staged through Istres a 'demi' of Kronenbourg, possibly a second before going in the Dining Room for a quarter litre of red before setting off for Luqa ! (in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Dec 2021, 10:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By NRU74

Ours is the same, and in addition to BorrowBox...

Ours is the same, and in addition to BorrowBox the library also gives you access to e audio books on Libby and Ulibrary - all free.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Dec 2021, 19:56
Replies: 11,350
Views: 1,074,313
Posted By NRU74

CJ I'm sure, having read many of your posts on...

CJ
I'm sure, having read many of your posts on this forum, that you are one of the subscribers who would certainly not be 'brainwashed and mentally poisoned' as you say, by the British Press.
I...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Dec 2021, 17:59
Replies: 11,350
Views: 1,074,313
Posted By NRU74

Check if the Gloucester Library Service...

Check if the Gloucester Library Service subscribes to Pressreader. If they do, you get on-line the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Oldie, Mail (if you want it) plus several thousand other...
29th Nov 2021, 11:47
Replies: 292
Views: 58,951
Posted By NRU74

Was never very good at Latin, but I thought the...

Was never very good at Latin, but I thought the plural would be 'Aviatrices' .
17th Nov 2021, 19:44
Replies: 79
Views: 11,976
Posted By NRU74

In the sixties in the Ship Inn in Narborough,...

In the sixties in the Ship Inn in Narborough, Norfolk, Marham was often referred to (by the locals) as 'the Drome' !
11th Nov 2021, 18:17
Replies: 74
Views: 13,785
Posted By NRU74

Oddly enough I recently bought in a sale a pair...

Oddly enough I recently bought in a sale a pair of Hacketts finest cords at about quarter price. I think it's the first pair of button flies I've owned since I was an Officer Cadet in hairy mary's in...
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