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12th Oct 2021, 20:55
Replies: 36
Views: 11,490
Posted By rolling20

Apologies Beags, I didn't have it in that format...

Apologies Beags, I didn't have it in that format and can now see 'lowfield heath' was the poster.
12th Oct 2021, 17:58
Replies: 36
Views: 11,490
Posted By rolling20

You need BEagle. The thread was 'who remembers...

You need BEagle. The thread was 'who remembers Deci'. He posted on 29th Oct 2004: '....Engine failure on take off in the VC10 to return to Colt. 10 minutes of fuel dumping over Sardinia.'
If it...
8th Oct 2021, 22:02
Replies: 37
Views: 3,358
Posted By rolling20

IIRC, various theories were put to the test post...

IIRC, various theories were put to the test post war about the invasion.
I believe all came up with the same conclusion, it would not have succeeded.
2nd Oct 2021, 21:44
Replies: 19
Views: 4,538
Posted By rolling20

I only caught bits of it , but my imagination, or...

I only caught bits of it , but my imagination, or was it a different 'cut'? Some of the sequences didn't seem to fit right and I'm sure some dialogue was different!?
1st Oct 2021, 22:07
Replies: 37
Views: 3,358
Posted By rolling20

Dowding built the air defence system. Regardless...

Dowding built the air defence system. Regardless of the aircraft Dowding refused to send to France, Beaverbrook was pivotal in diverting resources to fighter production during the BoB.
Fighter...
18th Sep 2021, 21:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,591
Posted By rolling20

I must be the unluckiest man alive. Flew into...

I must be the unluckiest man alive.
Flew into Binbrook in July 82, spent 4 hours on the tarmac and didn't see a single Lightning!
14th Sep 2021, 05:52
Replies: 18
Views: 4,113
Posted By rolling20

Certainly. It is mentioned in 'Before the Storm'...

Certainly. It is mentioned in 'Before the Storm' by Robert Jackson. 90 Squadron lost 2 Fortress Is 'through structural failure following loss of control during high altitude training flights. Both...
13th Sep 2021, 20:54
Replies: 18
Views: 4,113
Posted By rolling20

As a high altitude Bomber the Fortress I was a...

As a high altitude Bomber the Fortress I was a disappointment for RAF.
Several suffered structural failure, breaking up at altitude.
6th Aug 2021, 12:37
Replies: 46
Views: 11,068
Posted By rolling20

The Falklands War was 39 years ago. How old is...

The Falklands War was 39 years ago. How old is his colleague?
6th Aug 2021, 12:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,332
Posted By rolling20

Mr Hanson features regularly on Bargain Hunt,...

Mr Hanson features regularly on Bargain Hunt, nice chap, full of enthusiasm.
2nd Aug 2021, 17:29
Replies: 33
Views: 11,995
Posted By rolling20

Slightly off thread, but when the RAF went on the...

Slightly off thread, but when the RAF went on the offensive over France in 42/43 they lost over 1800 aircraft and more pilots were killed than in the BoB IIRC.
Most of these losses were down to...
20th Jul 2021, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By rolling20

Poorly researched and worded article. He may...

Poorly researched and worded article.
He may have been the last wartime 617 pilot.
He was not a Dambuster or the last surviving Dambuster.
His exploits came later in the war.
RIP Sir.
13th Jul 2021, 13:27
Replies: 66
Views: 13,334
Posted By rolling20

I guess it is personal preference? I suppose I...

I guess it is personal preference?
I suppose I should have mentioned if it was good enough for Reid VC, then it was good enough for everyone else.
Only having a white flash on my shoulders and not...
13th Jul 2021, 08:45
Replies: 66
Views: 13,334
Posted By rolling20

'The plane that saved Britain'. I remember...

'The plane that saved Britain'.
I remember seeing the line of Bulldogs in the hangar @UWAS and asking the CO, 'which plane was his'.
I used the term plane as Flt Lt William Reid VC had used the...
23rd Jun 2021, 16:29
Replies: 623
Views: 120,184
Posted By rolling20

I went to school with a chap who also had a big...

I went to school with a chap who also had a big hooter. Around 1980 he became known as Nimrod!
23rd Jun 2021, 16:26
Replies: 623
Views: 120,184
Posted By rolling20

On my time on UWAS everyone was given a...

On my time on UWAS everyone was given a nickname,don't think many stuck though, apart from one person who is still known by it today.
I worked with a chap who had always done something better than...
19th Jun 2021, 10:56
Replies: 43
Views: 15,642
Posted By rolling20

Flying very low was dangerous for the pilot...

Flying very low was dangerous for the pilot apparently.
No mention of the back seater, presumably he was of no consequence.
22nd May 2021, 13:38
Replies: 0
Views: 988
Posted By rolling20

Look at Life- The Black Arrows

Apologies if mentioned before.
'Look at Life' airs on Talking Pictures TV, but more accessible on YouTube. Made between 59/69, in delicious colour.
Plenty of military stuff, Black Arrows and East...
27th Apr 2021, 14:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By rolling20

A few years ago, whilst accepting a flight...

A few years ago, whilst accepting a flight information service in an airfield zone, heading roughly 180, I had an aircraft approaching approximately the same height and reciprocal heading.
​​​​​​...
10th Mar 2021, 15:15
Replies: 26
Views: 7,599
Posted By rolling20

Please, no remake. In today's woke PC climate,...

Please, no remake.
In today's woke PC climate, I would be very concerned about casting.
20th Feb 2021, 07:44
Replies: 530
Views: 159,623
Posted By rolling20

Early 80s, bored with car to car transfers along...

Early 80s, bored with car to car transfers along the main runway, 8 UAS students strike out for the big city.
One shoves his naked back side out of the packed estate car window to a women filling...
17th Feb 2021, 14:04
Replies: 44
Views: 6,405
Posted By rolling20

I think they still do? Jack Currie ,again, when...

I think they still do?
Jack Currie ,again, when newly commissioned: ' ...bought the cap, tunic, trousers and greatcoat from Burton's for 25; raincoat cost 3 at Burberry's; and Horne's provided the...
16th Feb 2021, 12:53
Replies: 44
Views: 6,405
Posted By rolling20

I remember reading that Jack Currie ,when...

I remember reading that Jack Currie ,when commissioned as a P/O ,earnt just over 20 a month.
So that would have been slightly less than the 1938 rates if he was correct.
15th Feb 2021, 21:48
Replies: 44
Views: 6,405
Posted By rolling20

In the Halifax nose was the bomb aimer as well....

In the Halifax nose was the bomb aimer as well. He would have been tasked with firing any guns. During night ops I doubt they were fired, but daylight raids may have seen their use.

On pay, I...
15th Feb 2021, 18:33
Replies: 44
Views: 6,405
Posted By rolling20

Pleasure. Of course every crew member had a job...

Pleasure. Of course every crew member had a job to do and they were all a team relying on each other. If one man made an error, they all potentially suffered.
The Nav of course was a skilled job and...
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