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20th Jan 2011, 10:58
Replies: 214
Views: 44,656
Posted By Tim McLelland

It's true that there was an indecent amount of...

It's true that there was an indecent amount of company rivalry involved in the TSR2 story and the first flight saga was a classic example. It was pretty obvious that the aircraft should have gone to...
25th Aug 2010, 15:17
Replies: 15
Views: 3,738
Posted By Tim McLelland

Good grief, you have a long memory Sir! I will PM...

Good grief, you have a long memory Sir! I will PM you on that subject of course!

Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated.
24th Aug 2010, 15:20
Replies: 15
Views: 3,738
Posted By Tim McLelland

Any Harrier pilots?

Does anyone know if there are any current or former Harrier/Sea Harrier pilots on this forum? If so, I'd be grateful for any pointers to the right people! Thanks!
19th Aug 2010, 19:24
Replies: 99
Views: 13,308
Posted By Tim McLelland

sullied by pedantic urges Rescued by...

sullied by pedantic urges

Rescued by pedantry more like! ;)
18th Aug 2010, 16:58
Replies: 99
Views: 13,308
Posted By Tim McLelland

Have to say I'm with ColinB on this one!

Have to say I'm with ColinB on this one!
17th Aug 2010, 09:12
Replies: 99
Views: 13,308
Posted By Tim McLelland

You could go round in circles on this story...

You could go round in circles on this story forever. We know the realities of Britain's struggle to build a bomb, the over-estimation of Soviet capability, and so on. But so what? To suggest that...
15th Aug 2010, 19:32
Replies: 99
Views: 13,308
Posted By Tim McLelland

I guess the basic point here is that the whole...

I guess the basic point here is that the whole story is based on stuff casually written in a book! Surely, even if one chooses to ignore the very obvious facts of history and pursue some bizarre...
13th Aug 2010, 09:33
Replies: 99
Views: 13,308
Posted By Tim McLelland

Point is, you keep making statements like "given...

Point is, you keep making statements like "given this factual information" but of course it isn't "given" nor is it "factual" in any way. It is merely supposition and flawed supposition at that.
...
12th Aug 2010, 23:11
Replies: 99
Views: 13,308
Posted By Tim McLelland

I'm sure the vast majority of the populations of...

I'm sure the vast majority of the populations of USSR UK USA and most of the rest of humanity thought it was for real.

That's because it was! :p

I have to say, as politely as I can, that the...
11th Aug 2010, 14:13
Replies: 99
Views: 13,308
Posted By Tim McLelland

Maybe the information came from the Ladybird Book...

Maybe the information came from the Ladybird Book of Slightly Confused RAF History, n'est ce-pas? Seem to recall it had a Violet cover and there was a special Club edition :p
25th Jul 2010, 14:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tim McLelland

Bit of a long shot but I recall that some time...

Bit of a long shot but I recall that some time ago I looked in a second-hand book shop in Cromer, and there was at least one Hastings tech publication amongst their stuff, but I couldn't tell you any...
15th Apr 2010, 00:11
Replies: 126
Views: 43,435
Posted By Tim McLelland

Some interesting stuff here - anyone going to...

Some interesting stuff here - anyone going to post-up some photos of all the magnificent aircraft seen at Bedford? I'd love to see some for sure!!
11th Mar 2010, 17:59
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Tim McLelland

... well you'd think so, but all the pictures on...

... well you'd think so, but all the pictures on the net seem to be pretty grotty quality. Surprising really, considering that he's not exactly an unknown figure!
11th Mar 2010, 15:11
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Tim McLelland

Louis Mountbatten photo?

Anyone know where I might find a decent photo of the former, almost legendary, defence chief Louis Mountbatten?
12th Feb 2010, 15:17
Replies: 112
Views: 35,434
Posted By Tim McLelland

My only "qualification" to have an opinion on...

My only "qualification" to have an opinion on this subject is that I have at least spoken directly to Alan about the incident. He's quite clear that he had no plans to fly through the bridge and his...
27th Jan 2010, 19:43
Replies: 58
Views: 6,407
Posted By Tim McLelland

I don't see what the problem is. If there was any...

I don't see what the problem is. If there was any prospect of BBMF being dumped (daft newspaper stories aside) then surely some sort of arrangement could be made to continue operations under civilian...
27th Jan 2010, 10:07
Replies: 64
Views: 13,396
Posted By Tim McLelland

Actually St.Mawgan was very well-equipped. Apart...

Actually St.Mawgan was very well-equipped. Apart from the huge runway and a strategic position (the nearest major airfield of comparable size is now Brize), the base boasted a very healthy collection...
27th Jan 2010, 00:49
Replies: 64
Views: 13,396
Posted By Tim McLelland

Sirtoppamhat perhaps you misunderstood me? I...

Sirtoppamhat perhaps you misunderstood me? I don't think this would be the place to discuss the political abilities of either Portillo or Abbott. It's irrelevant what you or I think of them - my...
26th Jan 2010, 10:53
Replies: 64
Views: 13,396
Posted By Tim McLelland

The talk that I hear seems pretty clear that...

The talk that I hear seems pretty clear that if/when Linton closes, the assets will go to Valley. Make of that what you will.

As for the carriers and the F-35, it's like I said before... if you...
26th Jan 2010, 00:37
Replies: 64
Views: 13,396
Posted By Tim McLelland

Mr Widger - Thank you for your comments about me....

Mr Widger - Thank you for your comments about me. I'm sure we're all suitably informed and grateful.

Grousehunter:-
With your insistance that the hunter fleet be moved to Waddo
I'm not insisting...
25th Jan 2010, 19:07
Replies: 64
Views: 13,396
Posted By Tim McLelland

Disposal of the projected Typhoon fleet is...

Disposal of the projected Typhoon fleet is already known (Coningsby and Leuchars). No mention of Lossie. Seems that Lossie is still likely to take some of the F-35 fleet although in my (and many...
25th Jan 2010, 13:00
Replies: 64
Views: 13,396
Posted By Tim McLelland

Typical newspaper article really, full of half...

Typical newspaper article really, full of half truths. Nimrod MRA4 obviously wasn't coming into service now, and the air bases possibly up for closure will be ones which have already been identified...
25th Jan 2010, 01:33
Replies: 38
Views: 8,889
Posted By Tim McLelland

With regard to the TSR2 cancellation; I remember...

With regard to the TSR2 cancellation; I remember being told by a Senior Officer Student on SORF at Manby that Mr Healy had reported to the PM during a Cabinet meeting that a TSR2 wing had broken...
12th Jan 2010, 23:58
Replies: 16
Views: 4,182
Posted By Tim McLelland

Raises a question which I've pondered over before...

Raises a question which I've pondered over before though - assuming that the HAS complexes would have still been built, would the shelters have been big enough to accommodate a TSR2 (particularly in...
12th Jan 2010, 15:32
Replies: 16
Views: 4,182
Posted By Tim McLelland

Yes it's an interesting book and even if (like...

Yes it's an interesting book and even if (like me) you're not interested in endless "what if" scenarios and speculative paint schemes, the exploration of the many weapons fit proposals are certainly...
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