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5th Jul 2020, 19:56
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Posted By langleybaston

That weather guesser was I, 1989 -96, a grace and...

That weather guesser was I, 1989 -96, a grace and favour abode. We provided the electricity because "you civvies don't have to pay for it!"

The Maypole was certainly in use when we were in number...
5th Jul 2020, 14:52
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Posted By langleybaston

Would that I could, we planned for today and...

Would that I could, we planned for today and binned it
5th Jul 2020, 14:51
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Posted By langleybaston

A fellow inmate! Our first tour was in...

A fellow inmate!

Our first tour was in number 8, the second in the up-market number 13.
With a brake parachute for cover in the middle.
I remember the bean tin, black as sin.
And the third leg...
3rd Jul 2020, 15:35
Replies: 201
Views: 38,470
Posted By langleybaston

Idi Amin VC ?

Idi Amin VC ?
2nd Jul 2020, 22:12
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Posted By langleybaston

Not heard of the aforesaid egg but to my simple...

Not heard of the aforesaid egg but to my simple mind the essence of a BBQ is simplicity. Weber [battered or otherwise] for leisurely, pre-planned and best; gas [beagle look the other way] for...
2nd Jul 2020, 19:23
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Posted By langleybaston

Beagle: the 3 finger biters are meant to be...

Beagle: the 3 finger biters are meant to be rotated, not attacked. And the useless hubcap, battered and filthy, soldiers on. 25 years if a day, under thechipped bright red orb with gash thermometer....
2nd Jul 2020, 19:19
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Views: 38,470
Posted By langleybaston

and another

and another
22nd Jun 2020, 11:28
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Views: 38,470
Posted By langleybaston

We certainly did understand that our forecasts...

We certainly did understand that our forecasts could be used against WP targets, especially when I was a senior forecaster at JHQ.
Not only that, we produced TAFS for specific airfield targets...
21st Jun 2020, 14:08
Replies: 201
Views: 38,470
Posted By langleybaston

No worries, thank you. On our overseas tours we...

No worries, thank you. On our overseas tours we received dormant RAFVR commissions so we were definitely sharpish end. NBC training and the rest.
Gas! Gas! Gas!
20th Jun 2020, 23:19
Replies: 201
Views: 38,470
Posted By langleybaston

Quote: Membership of this forum is intended to...

Quote:
Membership of this forum is intended to be for those of us who at some point in our lives agreed, mostly voluntarily, to risk our lives defence of our country and its allies in an aviation...
20th Jun 2020, 20:03
Replies: 201
Views: 38,470
Posted By langleybaston

Hosea...

Hosea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Hosea) 8:7 (https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bible_(King_James)/Hosea#Chapter_8): and Harris, and my RAFVR father "they have sown the wind, and they shall...
12th Jun 2020, 21:54
Replies: 43
Views: 7,245
Posted By langleybaston

Very restrained under the circumstances. Winker...

Very restrained under the circumstances.
Winker perhaps?
12th Jun 2020, 21:10
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Views: 7,245
Posted By langleybaston

And of course the puerile [at the time I thought...

And of course the puerile [at the time I thought it funny] Met Office naughty jape of swapping the handsets of any pair of neighbouring phones, which pairs often sat on the forecaster's and also the...
6th Jun 2020, 14:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By langleybaston

Missed the boat with the situation described. ...

Missed the boat with the situation described.
My seaweed is long shrivelled, my crystal balls have dropped off, and the fir cones have fircked off.

I do, however, have a question for the...
3rd Jun 2020, 20:03
Replies: 54
Views: 8,399
Posted By langleybaston

................ and Haig is as little loved as...

................ and Haig is as little loved as Harris.
Many similarities.
Where would we be without the like?
Speaking German perhaps?

PS Sorry about the BOLLOCKS, one of my studies early in...
2nd Jun 2020, 21:38
Replies: 54
Views: 8,399
Posted By langleybaston

[QUOTE=Chugalug2;10800176]TIEW, and forecast...

[QUOTE=Chugalug2;10800176]TIEW, and forecast winds that were largely guess work.

BOLLOCKS!

They were state of the art and informed by every aid and theory that science could provide. The...
28th May 2020, 19:31
Replies: 47
Views: 15,715
Posted By langleybaston

i do hope that risk assessments were made, even...

i do hope that risk assessments were made, even if only after the decisions were drafted but not yet acted on.
I pay a lot of tax each year to be protected, if it is just luck then I want a rebate.
28th May 2020, 18:31
Replies: 47
Views: 15,715
Posted By langleybaston

If [go on, laugh] capability gaps were allowed...

If [go on, laugh] capability gaps were allowed after intelligence-based risk assessments [more laughter] then we might have to admit that no great harm came from the decisions.
14th May 2020, 21:03
Replies: 36
Views: 9,122
Posted By langleybaston

pleonasm detector alert

pleonasm detector alert
11th May 2020, 16:40
Replies: 40
Views: 15,933
Posted By langleybaston

The Rheindahlen RAF Mess silverware [or some of...

The Rheindahlen RAF Mess silverware [or some of it] was auctioned by the members before the pongoes were suffered to join and found Churchill Mess. The tone immediately dropped, and some of the...
10th May 2020, 19:02
Replies: 40
Views: 15,933
Posted By langleybaston

In fairness I did not begin this digression but I...

In fairness I did not begin this digression but I will if I may run a little further with the ball. Regarding china, that in Air House was standard best RAF and I knew not of Berlin.
My perspective...
7th May 2020, 22:28
Replies: 40
Views: 15,933
Posted By langleybaston

Yes, and he was a breath of fresh air when he...

Yes, and he was a breath of fresh air when he arrived in JHQ, RAFG c. 1991. Almost his first action was to get all the clocks in the RAF areas synchronised. He interviewed every Head of Branch in...
2nd May 2020, 23:13
Replies: 36
Views: 5,072
Posted By langleybaston

As an RAF-mad lad of ten years in 1947 living in...

As an RAF-mad lad of ten years in 1947 living in Hove, I had seen D Day Dakotas and gliders, and [I think] Arnhem, and the post war skies replete with Tempests. To come were the Princess flying boat,...
2nd May 2020, 15:51
Replies: 36
Views: 5,072
Posted By langleybaston

Wow! A rapid recognition test, and I bet I missed...

Wow! A rapid recognition test, and I bet I missed some.
Thank you.
27th Apr 2020, 20:44
Replies: 186
Views: 37,780
Posted By langleybaston

Is he still going on and on and on? As mere...

Is he still going on and on and on?

As mere occasional SLF I do like the idea of a constituted CREW if at all possible.
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