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2nd Feb 2019, 10:28
Replies: 134
Views: 47,009
Posted By Torchy

Signed. Went through Cranwell with Rick Cook -...

Signed. Went through Cranwell with Rick Cook - was at Odiham when this happened.
1st Jun 2018, 10:18
Replies: 132
Views: 27,944
Posted By Torchy

When I cleared from the RAF at HQSTC after 37...

When I cleared from the RAF at HQSTC after 37 years service, the SAC lady demanded my F1250 to complete the process. I said to her that this was the first time in 37 years that I would be without my...
10th Apr 2017, 09:04
Replies: 49
Views: 7,638
Posted By Torchy

Interesting stuff.......in my 37 years as an RAF...

Interesting stuff.......in my 37 years as an RAF controller, I never met a failed FC who had retrained as an ATCO.
13th Apr 2016, 17:04
Replies: 156
Views: 64,626
Posted By Torchy

Great Thread, Warmtoast. I was there for 9...

Great Thread, Warmtoast. I was there for 9 months @1973-4. Your early pics are terrific. For anyone interested, Peter Doling has written a very full and complete history of g
an called "From Port...
13th Apr 2016, 16:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By Torchy

Quick update: Got in touch with SSAFA Somerset,...

Quick update: Got in touch with SSAFA Somerset, and they have a caseworker investigating this now with local council.

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12th Apr 2016, 12:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By Torchy

Thanks Bill - on the case!

Thanks Bill - on the case!
11th Apr 2016, 08:59
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By Torchy

Just contacted RAFA with all the details - no...

Just contacted RAFA with all the details - no reply as yet. Might still be an idea if anyone in the Wells area could do s bit of driving?

Torchy
11th Apr 2016, 08:40
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By Torchy

Help for Veteran

I wonder if anyone local to this chap can help him wiith travel?

WW2 bomber pilot is separated from his wife after council withdraws home care | Daily Mail Online...
2nd Jul 2015, 17:38
Replies: 41
Views: 6,055
Posted By Torchy

I couldn't agree more.....very well said Wander00.

I couldn't agree more.....very well said Wander00.
1st Dec 2014, 21:33
Replies: 19
Views: 6,431
Posted By Torchy

Awful news. Knew Chris for a very long time -...

Awful news. Knew Chris for a very long time - lived opposite him and Gail in Laffans Road. Lost contact when he moved from Hook to Wales. Great chap and a terrific story teller. Does anyone have...
3rd Nov 2014, 12:16
Replies: 146
Views: 79,324
Posted By Torchy

Great thread......I have a few answers to...

Great thread......I have a few answers to questions mentioned earlier:

M Plt Shardlow was the Lyneham ops chap. Terrific raconteur...once told me a story about flying a Brigand towing a target...
29th Jul 2014, 08:36
Replies: 101
Views: 35,685
Posted By Torchy

Best: Gan Worst, without any doubt whatsoever:...

Best: Gan
Worst, without any doubt whatsoever: Marham
24th Jul 2013, 18:09
Replies: 53
Views: 6,062
Posted By Torchy

We had a Bowl at RAF Lindholme (STC Bombing...

We had a Bowl at RAF Lindholme (STC Bombing School) back in 1970.......it was upstairs in the Airmens'Mess ISTR.
16th Jul 2013, 09:28
Replies: 120
Views: 15,988
Posted By Torchy

Crystal clear Traction and "inter...

Crystal clear

Traction

and "inter alia" "outwith"
:confused:
12th Jul 2013, 11:13
Replies: 120
Views: 15,988
Posted By Torchy

"much low-hanging fruit" used to be in regular...

"much low-hanging fruit" used to be in regular use at STC - especially when writing papers on reductions.....
4th Jul 2013, 18:51
Replies: 47
Views: 5,135
Posted By Torchy

Smile Of course, we Brits don't celebrate Independence...

Of course, we Brits don't celebrate Independence Day because we were born independent!!
30th Mar 2013, 11:44
Replies: 94
Views: 18,287
Posted By Torchy

OD, Good start - however, it my experience...

OD,

Good start - however, it my experience (and others) that the Ed RAF News or his staff will not reply. Much better to bite the bullet and fire something up to a level where there might be some...
15th May 2011, 10:10
Replies: 21
Views: 3,924
Posted By Torchy

it might help for the rest of us if some (not...

it might help for the rest of us if some (not all, of course) OC BSW incumbents were not so focussed on chasing OBEs!! I'll get my coat.......
14th Feb 2011, 18:38
Replies: 398
Views: 104,737
Posted By Torchy

I wonder how the decision process works for this?...

I wonder how the decision process works for this? The unfortunate youngsters learning their fate tomorrow will have had to be "streamed" by the "organisation" into who stays or who goes. This...
26th Oct 2009, 18:07
Replies: 12
Views: 2,513
Posted By Torchy

Talking Got my best blue coverall from Snaiths in 1983 -...

Got my best blue coverall from Snaiths in 1983 - still in service!!
4th Sep 2009, 18:24
Replies: 22
Views: 6,874
Posted By Torchy

EESDL I like the trolly dolly story! I was on...

EESDL
I like the trolly dolly story! I was on the ops desk in the Victor det on Ascension in '82 when Rifkind visited and distinctly remember him asking how long had the Valiants been converted to...
1st Mar 2009, 15:49
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Torchy

Only if the RAF doc or locum is a CAA licensed...

Only if the RAF doc or locum is a CAA licensed examiner. Benson has one (where I get mine done and I think Bzn has one too
28th Feb 2009, 11:25
Replies: 114
Views: 45,290
Posted By Torchy

Oh dear! Just when you thought it was safe your...

Oh dear! Just when you thought it was safe your memory banks are fired up again by a post! Wildenrath 1978 ish.....I remember one evening in winter It was just about dark and we had an F4 returning...
22nd May 2008, 11:22
Replies: 33
Views: 7,646
Posted By Torchy

My mother worked in a bakers shop in North Wales...

My mother worked in a bakers shop in North Wales and, because the locals knew that my father had been in the RAF and that I was still serving in the RAF, they would complain relentlessly about low...
20th May 2008, 09:30
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By Torchy

We need more than this. Making it an offence to...

We need more than this. Making it an offence to have a go at someone in uniform is just tickling the surface and trying to get a few more votes..I remember, in the early 70' , if someone was...
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