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25th Jul 2019, 13:42
Replies: 24
Views: 9,022
Posted By Fatjoff

"Vu qu'il n'y a pas de conflit depuis la deuxième...

"Vu qu'il n'y a pas de conflit depuis la deuxième guerre mondiale je ne vois pas l'utilité à payer ses super pilotes à s'amuser avec notre argent….."

Reading through the comments after the...
25th Jun 2019, 12:27
Replies: 29
Views: 5,380
Posted By Fatjoff

When I joined up in 1983, Snaiths at RAFC were...

When I joined up in 1983, Snaiths at RAFC were selling Bates' hats. And I bought a brand new Bates for my wedding in 1991, and I still wear it to this day for No 1 events. I particularly liked the...
22nd Jan 2019, 09:23
Replies: 75
Views: 29,156
Posted By Fatjoff

Just watched it on the BBC. I thought it was a...

Just watched it on the BBC. I thought it was a good piece of TV, though sadly again no mention of the annual commemorative service which will take place the following Sunday. Tony does an excellent...
8th Jan 2019, 13:02
Replies: 75
Views: 29,156
Posted By Fatjoff

You probably don't know, but RAFA organizes a...

You probably don't know, but RAFA organizes a memorial every year on the nearest Sunday, to which the USAF sends a representation from RAF Menwith Hill, with a senior officer laying a wreath. I...
14th Sep 2018, 12:18
Replies: 14
Views: 4,081
Posted By Fatjoff

I'm not aware of that. I can't see it on the...

I'm not aware of that. I can't see it on the reserves site. Do you have a link?
11th Jul 2018, 10:50
Replies: 244
Views: 54,685
Posted By Fatjoff

The reason for this, I believe, is that it was...

The reason for this, I believe, is that it was felt inappropriate to have her Majesty standing around on a cold day in April while we showed off. Therefore a date exactly 100 days after the official...
20th Apr 2017, 09:15
Replies: 74
Views: 9,591
Posted By Fatjoff

For what it's worth, I'd like to add to this...

For what it's worth, I'd like to add to this debate. When I transferred to FTRS 4 years ago, I joined RAFA. Fair to say, it was due to a bit of pressure from a couple of old guys I know in town who...
11th Nov 2016, 18:41
Replies: 0
Views: 1,486
Posted By Fatjoff

Pateley Bridge

Big up to the GR4 that overflew Pateley Bridge this morning at 1117, during a memorial service which Pateley always holds on the 11th. All eyes looked skywards at the roar, but unfortunately you...
2nd Mar 2016, 21:21
Replies: 8
Views: 3,021
Posted By Fatjoff

Thanks PN. I asked Leeming and Valley in my...

Thanks PN. I asked Leeming and Valley in my capacity as a serving officer, not as a FOI request. And knowing how FOI requests are welcomed ( I get them from time to time) I wouldn't have wanted to...
2nd Mar 2016, 20:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3,021
Posted By Fatjoff

Help required to trace aircraft

Fellow pruners


I wonder if anyone out there is able to help trace aircrew who flew over Scotland last December.


I am currently stationed in North Yorkshire west of Harrogate where the...
22nd Sep 2014, 19:23
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By Fatjoff

Thanks. A great idea to contact JSCSC. I never...

Thanks. A great idea to contact JSCSC. I never thought about that.


Cheers all.
21st Sep 2014, 17:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By Fatjoff

Staff Rides

Hi all


I'm trying to organise a staff ride to the WW1 battlefields, namely Ypres and the Somme, hopefully to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate. I'm in the Diaspora, so limited access to Dii, not...
11th Nov 2013, 22:09
Replies: 31
Views: 4,638
Posted By Fatjoff

Courtesy of my current post, I was honoured to...

Courtesy of my current post, I was honoured to have laid 2 wreaths yesterday, and one today. Proud to do so. I'm a bit of a stickler for protocol as well, but unfortunately not all others are aware...
19th Aug 2013, 20:15
Replies: 62
Views: 10,827
Posted By Fatjoff

"Wittering 85-87. Probably because I was the...

"Wittering 85-87. Probably because I was the senior liver-in and between wives. "

I was a liver-in then too. I seem to remember the senior liver-in being OC Ops. That wasn't you, was it???
25th Jun 2013, 12:59
Replies: 21
Views: 5,044
Posted By Fatjoff

Oops!

Thanks for pointing out this list. I'm supposed to be on it for Menwith! I thought it had been quiet these past couple of months!
25th Apr 2013, 12:21
Replies: 24
Views: 3,637
Posted By Fatjoff

How so? I've just run the calculations on the MOD...

How so? I've just run the calculations on the MOD pensions calculator which confirmed that i would get a negligibly lower pension which would mean about a thousand pounds less gratuity had I...
26th Mar 2013, 13:16
Replies: 36
Views: 6,184
Posted By Fatjoff

Airborne every morning before the weather ship! ...

Airborne every morning before the weather ship!

Part of the all WRAF team that supervised the Hawk wheels up landing!



Currently Defence Attache at the British Embassy Brasilia.
26th Mar 2013, 12:58
Replies: 36
Views: 6,184
Posted By Fatjoff

Completely concur. I have been to CFN a couple of...

Completely concur. I have been to CFN a couple of times over the last year and am devestated by the state it is in. I was in the tower 86 - 89 and loved it there. it was one of those rare stns where...
7th Mar 2013, 10:56
Replies: 162
Views: 28,114
Posted By Fatjoff

Happy times

Closing Church Fenton as a proper station was criminal. keeping it on as it is now is downright cruel. I spent three and a half very happy years there at the end of the eighties and it was mega....
7th Mar 2013, 10:27
Replies: 13
Views: 4,350
Posted By Fatjoff

Med Board Review

I have only just gone through the Med Board review process, although I had been advised not to bother as no-one ever wins their case. I had knee problems which resulted in an op on each in successive...
8th Nov 2012, 16:47
Replies: 24
Views: 13,807
Posted By Fatjoff

I have it now - chapter and verse

This is the response I received from the JPAC in response to my written query:


Good afternoon

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see below the following information JPAC EC have been...
29th Oct 2012, 13:10
Replies: 24
Views: 13,807
Posted By Fatjoff

I've just spoken to the pensions people and this,...

I've just spoken to the pensions people and this, essentially is what they said:

"If you're on AFPS 75 and take up an FTRS post within 30 days of leaving regular service, then you will have to...
13th Oct 2012, 20:19
Replies: 24
Views: 13,807
Posted By Fatjoff

Thanks L J and Impiger. Sound advice which I...

Thanks L J and Impiger. Sound advice which I shall act upon on Monday morning.
12th Oct 2012, 10:24
Replies: 24
Views: 13,807
Posted By Fatjoff

Gap between regular service and FTRS

I seem to recall not long ago there was a discussion on here regarding the requirement for a 28 day gap between regular and reserve service. I tried the search engine but can't find anything. I...
9th Jul 2012, 13:11
Replies: 94
Views: 12,814
Posted By Fatjoff

Any accident scene is a potential crime scene and...

Any accident scene is a potential crime scene and therefore the police have primacy, even on-base. As far as I know they always have done. They also retain primacy even after the site has been...
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