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29th Nov 2022, 10:28
Replies: 401
Views: 120,738
Posted By lsh

My M-i-L's next door neighbour was in the RN, not...

My M-i-L's next door neighbour was in the RN, not commissioned.
His name was Staines.
He served on RY Britannia.

lsh
12th Nov 2022, 11:45
Replies: 401
Views: 120,738
Posted By lsh

"Depending on the future of the team given the...

"Depending on the future of the team given the age of the jets, the lack of an obvious alternative and the current financial situation then maybe the time has come to pull the plug entirely?"...
26th Oct 2022, 18:41
Replies: 109
Views: 19,110
Posted By lsh

Bill Parry. He had bailed out of a Lincoln (or...

Bill Parry.
He had bailed out of a Lincoln (or Lancaster?).

lsh
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13th Apr 2022, 13:27
Replies: 34
Views: 9,330
Posted By lsh

'twas ever thus. Culdrose Air Day, way back...

'twas ever thus.

Culdrose Air Day, way back when.
Display briefing - "Puma? You are the sacrificial slot ahead of the Red Arrows, they will run to time, so if we run late do not expect to...
2nd Apr 2022, 09:53
Replies: 34
Views: 9,330
Posted By lsh

Was sitting in an American military eatery in the...

Was sitting in an American military eatery in the early 80's, RAFG.
We were chomping away happily on a bench table in the far corner.
Massive person in one of those little hats stands filling the...
13th Feb 2022, 10:21
Replies: 26
Views: 7,634
Posted By lsh

Sad news for all of us. A true character of the...

Sad news for all of us.
A true character of the SH Force.
Legend barely does him justice.

lsh
29th Jan 2022, 19:36
Replies: 160
Views: 178,237
Posted By lsh

That sounds familiar. lsh

That sounds familiar.

lsh
29th Jan 2022, 19:35
Replies: 160
Views: 178,237
Posted By lsh

No probs! Jim told me this a year or two back. ...

No probs!
Jim told me this a year or two back.
lsh
29th Jan 2022, 14:04
Replies: 160
Views: 178,237
Posted By lsh

Jim Lawn was the last NCO helicopter pilot...

Jim Lawn was the last NCO helicopter pilot trained. You can find him on the monthly LAA "zoom" meetings, also 230 Sqn Assocn.

lsh
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10th Jan 2022, 16:43
Replies: 27
Views: 4,614
Posted By lsh

Generally, the longest periods we were "crewed...

Generally, the longest periods we were "crewed up" for on Puma was during exercises and detachments.

I can recall an RAFG trip where, after shutdown, our Harrier LHS passenger said very nice...
3rd Jan 2022, 13:05
Replies: 15
Views: 4,202
Posted By lsh

Sad News. I have good memories of both Brize...

Sad News.

I have good memories of both Brize Flying Club and John.

lsh
4th Dec 2021, 18:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,381
Posted By lsh

Sad News, we have lost a great character. Lofty...

Sad News, we have lost a great character.
Lofty in voice and moustache too!
A nice guy.

lsh
26th Nov 2021, 16:00
Replies: 24
Views: 6,640
Posted By lsh

If you wish to pm me, I should be able to put you...

If you wish to pm me, I should be able to put you in touch with a Vampire ejectee, who survived despite being outside seat limits.
An interesting story, which he has all packaged-up, with photos.
...
9th Nov 2021, 14:14
Replies: 161
Views: 37,066
Posted By lsh

Once the aircraft has let you down - in this case...

Once the aircraft has let you down - in this case with engine failure - the sole aim thereafter is to preserve life.
The aeroplane surviving intact is a welcome bonus.
It is good to analyse these...
8th Nov 2021, 14:31
Replies: 74
Views: 14,197
Posted By lsh

His bear also flew with him. lsh

His bear also flew with him.

lsh
15th Oct 2021, 18:50
Replies: 97
Views: 19,409
Posted By lsh

At Gutersloh, Crewman AP decided to tuck into a...

At Gutersloh, Crewman AP decided to tuck into a tasty chicken leg snack early in the trip, on the way out to "IP South" (about 5 miles from airfield)!
Leaving the remnants at the back of the centre...
15th Oct 2021, 09:18
Replies: 97
Views: 19,409
Posted By lsh

The White Ration boxes at Odiham in the mid-70's...

The White Ration boxes at Odiham in the mid-70's were terrible!
Goldfish sandwiches, complete with mashed bones.
Greasy chicken leg.
Terrible stuff!
A new Catering Officer arrived, all improved...
3rd Oct 2021, 13:27
Replies: 97
Views: 19,409
Posted By lsh

Much surprised you found any - they seemed to...

Much surprised you found any - they seemed to migrate to "Fat Sgt" ----- sports bag!

lsh
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1st Oct 2021, 12:53
Replies: 97
Views: 19,409
Posted By lsh

Funniest thing I ever saw in a Feeder? ...

Funniest thing I ever saw in a Feeder?

Shawbury.
Spag Bol.
Great eye contact with serving staff and a loud "thank-you".
It was like the tablecloth trick...........gone wrong.
Firmly pull...
25th Aug 2021, 08:44
Replies: 37
Views: 10,241
Posted By lsh

Approximate size of British Army; 82,000. ...

Approximate size of British Army; 82,000.
Approximate size of RAF; 33,000.

lsh
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6th Aug 2021, 11:06
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By lsh

Would you want to?! lsh

Would you want to?!

lsh
27th Jun 2021, 18:37
Replies: 646
Views: 136,953
Posted By lsh

He certainly was! lsh

He certainly was!

lsh
22nd May 2021, 19:39
Replies: 16
Views: 5,226
Posted By lsh

Filling the underfloor with fuel did not go down...

Filling the underfloor with fuel did not go down well, as I remember.

lsh
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1st Apr 2021, 18:51
Replies: 87
Views: 35,699
Posted By lsh

Whilst a computer might be able to produce an...

Whilst a computer might be able to produce an initial basic & efficient flying programme,
I do not think that it could ever replace the myriad of more subtle inputs that an experienced programmer...
1st Apr 2021, 17:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,669
Posted By lsh

Phil was outstanding. I had the pleasure of...

Phil was outstanding.

I had the pleasure of two tours with him, one in RAFG, one as my Flt Cdr on 240 OCU.
Saw him in the MSHTF not so long before he went, same old Phil.
We had a go in the Puma...
18th Mar 2021, 18:07
Replies: 62
Views: 15,917
Posted By lsh

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/fotm_abcedf1d2966d66dae6248a70addf9fc64cb7c72.jpg

lsh
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20th Feb 2021, 17:41
Replies: 47
Views: 8,899
Posted By lsh

I was an AATC at Odiham in '76 / '77 and used to...

I was an AATC at Odiham in '76 / '77 and used to get a landing fee signature from the AA aircraft, when Duty Driver.

We occasionally used the Preston Candover strip for Puma circuits.
One of our...
15th Feb 2021, 16:26
Replies: 226
Views: 67,887
Posted By lsh

I see your Padre and three Bishop's, and raise to...

I see your Padre and three Bishop's, and raise to 14 Bishops!
We still had a bird strike!

lsh
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13th Feb 2021, 09:36
Replies: 530
Views: 167,026
Posted By lsh

My youngest daughter seems to have picked up most...

My youngest daughter seems to have picked up most of the banter.

She has sung "O little town of Crossmaglen" at Christmas.
Her Shackleton Song needs more work, at the end she "....covered the...
9th Feb 2021, 15:30
Replies: 58
Views: 14,544
Posted By lsh

Definitely in one of the Spike war books, but he...

Definitely in one of the Spike war books, but he did not hold the patent!

lsh
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9th Feb 2021, 11:12
Replies: 58
Views: 14,544
Posted By lsh

Spike Milligan recalls making a paper boat (maybe...

Spike Milligan recalls making a paper boat (maybe filling it with fuel?), lighting it, then floating it down the toilet gutter.
He was gratified to see the occupants exiting rapidly in sequence!
...
8th Feb 2021, 15:58
Replies: 58
Views: 14,544
Posted By lsh

A couple of stories from our ALM training. ...

A couple of stories from our ALM training.

At ToC, ALM goes from flight deck into Herc cargo bay, carries out checks and sets up toilet (hinges down, by ramp).
The sole pax was a WRAF, sat on the...
6th Feb 2021, 10:11
Replies: 58
Views: 14,544
Posted By lsh

T&B I think you may mean Jon, as regards GW1...

T&B

I think you may mean Jon, as regards GW1 etc.

Yes, Chris did deliver CRM training, grounded following medical problems from a Chinook accident years before.

I worked for them both and...
5th Feb 2021, 09:30
Replies: 58
Views: 14,544
Posted By lsh

One of my Crewman Leader's on SH, Chris Fynes...

One of my Crewman Leader's on SH, Chris Fynes RIP, went off to do what bears do in the woods.
All went well until he pulled the top of his flying suit up............
........and ended up with...
5th Feb 2021, 09:27
Replies: 276
Views: 103,820
Posted By lsh

This was clearly a nightmare scenario for all...

This was clearly a nightmare scenario for all those serving.
So glad to see that a fair and uniform decision seems to have been reached.

lsh
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