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10th Apr 2019, 12:02
Replies: 47
Views: 18,584
Posted By NickB

Wasn''t there a dodgy TV series about 15 years...

Wasn''t there a dodgy TV series about 15 years ago about a fictitious Tornado F3 squadron - they were using the ranges and one caught a ricochet in the front bang seat that went off after landing?...
12th Feb 2019, 08:45
Replies: 27
Views: 7,501
Posted By NickB

Many moons ago, in the middle of the night I was...

Many moons ago, in the middle of the night I was fast asleep in my room at RAF Laarbruch when I was suddenly awakened by someone switching on my room light. My room was slightly partitioned by a...
30th Jan 2019, 14:38
Replies: 51
Views: 9,293
Posted By NickB

Not the oldest, but my friends' Dad was, I think...

Not the oldest, but my friends' Dad was, I think for a while, the youngest to use a bang seat as a young Midshipman who had reason to get out of a JP pretty sharpish.... his event in the mid/late 60s...
13th Nov 2018, 11:53
Replies: 161
Views: 31,248
Posted By NickB

Very sad to hear this - RIP Danny42C

Very sad to hear this - RIP Danny42C
5th Nov 2018, 15:11
Replies: 13
WTF
Views: 3,363
Posted By NickB

It's a very sad state of affair - we live in a...

It's a very sad state of affair - we live in a world that I some times fail to understand... only this week this news was reported in my home town:

Poppy Appeal collection box stolen from church...
13th Aug 2018, 13:00
Replies: 42
Views: 7,189
Posted By NickB

Any chance you could scan and post that article...

Any chance you could scan and post that article please Ken?
Thanks
Nick
25th Jul 2018, 10:27
Replies: 24
Views: 5,564
Posted By NickB

My Dad remembers watching one make a crash...

My Dad remembers watching one make a crash landing at Culdrose in 1952 (I think)... it had a fuel problem I believe and landed very short of runway 30, actually touching down on the other side of the...
2nd Jul 2018, 14:20
Replies: 23
Views: 6,808
Posted By NickB

Sorry Sitchbitch - I'm not sure how I didn't see...

Sorry Sitchbitch - I'm not sure how I didn't see your post, but I'm certain it wasn't there when I posted mine :confused:
Anyway, sounds like we are both referring to the same incident - a friend of...
2nd Jul 2018, 11:48
Replies: 23
Views: 6,808
Posted By NickB

Did this incident happen at RAF Laarbruch in the...

Did this incident happen at RAF Laarbruch in the summer of 97 or 98? I only ask because there was an incident of this type at Laarbruch at that time and it coincided with the OM Summer Ball! I recall...
11th Jun 2018, 10:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By NickB

Ah - sorry to hear this. Only met him a couple...

Ah - sorry to hear this.
Only met him a couple of times - once at Netheravon and I'm certain I gave him a lift to/from a restaurant in Weeze in my shiny new Golf GTi when he visited RAF Laarbruch in...
24th May 2018, 13:09
Replies: 52
Views: 12,643
Posted By NickB

A friend of mine was a FJ Observer in the RN who...

A friend of mine was a FJ Observer in the RN who trained on the SV but then moved on to the mighty F4 on 767 NAS.
Lovely chap, but he wasn't a fan of the SV - I'm sure he said he spent most of his...
28th Mar 2018, 10:02
Replies: 8
Views: 7,070
Posted By NickB

Blimey - it really was severe - pic here: ...

Blimey - it really was severe - pic here:

https://www.boards.ie/b/thread/2055072036
20th Mar 2018, 14:29
Replies: 372
Views: 281,202
Posted By NickB

Thank God for Martin Baker... hat, coat... ...

Thank God for Martin Baker... hat, coat...

Seriously though... fingers crossed for a happy outcome for all concerned.
30th Jan 2018, 10:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,289
Posted By NickB

76fan - thanks, that is a very good point!

76fan - thanks, that is a very good point!
29th Jan 2018, 10:22
Replies: 14
Views: 3,289
Posted By NickB

Always wondered why the Wessex 3 was painted...

Always wondered why the Wessex 3 was painted yellow on top surfaces - hardly good camouflage?

A chap that used to live down the road I grew up in was one of the last pilots to fly 'Humphrey'...
18th Dec 2017, 12:42
Replies: 9
Views: 4,412
Posted By NickB

Back 20+ years ao I definitely watched a Jag...

Back 20+ years ao I definitely watched a Jag landing at EGDM with just one burner plugged in - can anyone explain why that would be done? Some odd trial or a practice etc?
Always thought it was an...
15th Nov 2017, 13:17
Replies: 399
Views: 131,889
Posted By NickB

[QUOTE=NutLoose;9957748]Surprised that happened,...

[QUOTE=NutLoose;9957748]Surprised that happened, I always struggled to get them to exchange anything... :E[/QUOT

:D
15th Nov 2017, 11:19
Replies: 399
Views: 131,889
Posted By NickB

Diversity

In this modern world we live in, the word 'diversity' seems to be oft quoted and very en vogue... which reminds me of an occasion when based at Laarbruch.

One Sunday evening after dinner, 4 of us...
9th Nov 2017, 11:57
Replies: 16
Views: 3,507
Posted By NickB

I saw Geoff Wellum in Helston just after reading...

I saw Geoff Wellum in Helston just after reading about his 'recent' Spifire flight from Kidlington and asked him what it was like to be back in a Spit? "Like I had never been away" was his response!...
28th Sep 2017, 12:11
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By NickB

Pure gold M t M!!!! :D

Pure gold M t M!!!! :D
5th Sep 2017, 08:14
Replies: 24
Views: 8,892
Posted By NickB

How awful - poor chap. :(

How awful - poor chap. :(
30th Jun 2017, 14:43
Replies: 116
Views: 59,624
Posted By NickB

Fingers crossed someone comes forward to help...

Fingers crossed someone comes forward to help them out - it's a big ask though.

Other airframes wise, even if other owners were prepared to have their pride & joys cannabilised, there must be...
29th Jun 2017, 16:17
Replies: 116
Views: 59,624
Posted By NickB

Awful news and I really feel for the whole Sea...

Awful news and I really feel for the whole Sea Vixen team... everything crossed that someone comes forward - in the grand scheme of things it's not a HUGE sum of money, but still a lot to find in a...
21st Jun 2017, 09:56
Replies: 116
Views: 59,624
Posted By NickB

Latest update from Navy Wings: As you will...

Latest update from Navy Wings:

As you will be aware the Sea Vixen is still being stripped to assess the damage caused by the wheels up landing at RNAS Yeovilton on the 27 May 2017. Initial...
14th Jun 2017, 08:09
Replies: 116
Views: 59,624
Posted By NickB

Nice story Beagle - I can't imagine what it was...

Nice story Beagle - I can't imagine what it was like!

A friend of mine is an ex-FAA Observer on Phantoms although he started his training on Vixens - he couldn't wait to get on to F4s as it wasn't...
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