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24th Feb 2021, 21:50
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Hi OUAQUKGF are we in East Anglia?

Hi OUAQUKGF are we in East Anglia?
24th Feb 2021, 10:55
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Hi dixi188, no it was the standard paint scheme...

Hi dixi188, no it was the standard paint scheme at the time. We were on a freight run so the aircraft would have been one of the KC1s (ZD948, ZD950, ZD952, or ZD953), without digging out my logbook,...
24th Feb 2021, 08:14
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Of all the years I spent walking up the stairs...

Of all the years I spent walking up the stairs and past that flag, I never noticed that lol
23rd Feb 2021, 19:18
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Posted By Sideshow Bob

Thanks Bear, unfortunately I haven't got any...

Thanks Bear, unfortunately I haven't got any really old pictures but here's one I took after landing in 2005. Hope that's ok
...
23rd Feb 2021, 16:47
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I guess from your clues, it's Tranquility Bay...

I guess from your clues, it's Tranquility Bay Strip (4FA3)
19th Feb 2021, 16:36
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Posted By Sideshow Bob

The control columns look a bit like a (old) Beech

The control columns look a bit like a (old) Beech
12th Feb 2021, 13:00
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Views: 151,984
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Mrs SB and I watched the old classics 'Holiday...

Mrs SB and I watched the old classics 'Holiday Inn' over Christmas and both of us made comment when it got to Lincolns Birthday that it will never be shown on TV again now.
12th Feb 2021, 12:57
Replies: 530
Views: 151,984
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Correction - WizzO joke (I have several former...

Correction - WizzO joke (I have several former collogues who would take umbrage at been lumped in with the future McDonalds servers branch (although I never assimilated, Air Eng to the end!)
12th Feb 2021, 12:38
Replies: 530
Views: 151,984
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Unfortunately, we now live in a society where you...

Unfortunately, we now live in a society where you can be 'cancelled' just for using the wrong pronoun for someone; most of us from a certain generation of the Armed Forces are well and truly ......
11th Feb 2021, 18:10
Replies: 69
Views: 13,044
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Having also had the pleasure of working in the...

Having also had the pleasure of working in the public (26 years in uniform) and private sector, both in Defence, I am fully versed with the numerous, onerous rules applied by the Government, and...
11th Feb 2021, 16:05
Replies: 69
Views: 13,044
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Not really, Northrop Grumman has circa 120,000...

Not really, Northrop Grumman has circa 120,000 employees and 4 Divisions over numerous geographical locations worldwide. It's a vastly complex business and easily on a scale similar to HM Armed...
11th Feb 2021, 10:53
Replies: 69
Views: 13,044
Posted By Sideshow Bob

I guess that's the key. You can't force change...

I guess that's the key. You can't force change because those who resist will morph the change into meaningless process just to show it doesn't work. For change to work, there needs to be buy in and...
11th Feb 2021, 10:41
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Views: 13,044
Posted By Sideshow Bob

No, each 'div' has a corporate structure. The...

No, each 'div' has a corporate structure. The whole point is that there are too many conflicting layers to the structure. The customer UK Gov is also part of the Corp Structure. MOD also part...
11th Feb 2021, 10:07
Replies: 69
Views: 13,044
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Talking Have a read of the 'Using Rank on Retirement'...

Have a read of the 'Using Rank on Retirement' thread, it's very enlightening lol :)
Pay level in Civvy Street doesn't always equate to the size of an organisation, it tends to be a blend of...
7th Feb 2021, 13:00
Replies: 22
Views: 4,654
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Why, not many other restricted areas have their...

Why, not many other restricted areas have their own
4th Feb 2021, 10:12
Replies: 17
Views: 3,878
Posted By Sideshow Bob

RAFEngO74to09 really nice picture of the MkII's...

RAFEngO74to09 really nice picture of the MkII's and their Type 86 Radar in the background. Just to keep the Bloodhound/Lightning theme going, at North Coates in the late 80's we played around with...
27th Jan 2021, 17:11
Replies: 297
Views: 71,121
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Originally Posted by Bob Viking ....... But if...

Originally Posted by Bob Viking
....... But if they act like a prat then feel free to tell them, whoever they are. BV

...and may be the main reason I never attained a rank worthy of mentioning...
19th Jan 2021, 12:41
Replies: 38
Views: 5,694
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Better than every aircraft that you flew being...

Better than every aircraft that you flew being either a Gate Guardian, recycled cans or in a museum.:uhoh:
18th Dec 2020, 13:03
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Views: 101,132
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Not really, due to runway proximity, a certain...

Not really, due to runway proximity, a certain amount of deconfliction was always required.
15th Dec 2020, 12:33
Replies: 29
Views: 8,316
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Has he looked at the pinned thread at the top of...

Has he looked at the pinned thread at the top of the forum? As BV said, it's some time since I went through OASC (24 years ago for me), but I don't remember needing to know this amount of detail. Yes...
1st Dec 2020, 20:12
Replies: 63
Views: 13,160
Posted By Sideshow Bob

The fact the thread starter's name is Graham...

The fact the thread starter's name is Graham House and his location is St Mawgan should ckue ex Nimrod types into who he is. For those who don't know Graham 'House is also the name of an ex CO of St...
19th Nov 2020, 17:36
Replies: 53
Views: 13,623
Posted By Sideshow Bob

By norm, I mean that in those days full reports...

By norm, I mean that in those days full reports were not released, just summaries. Even then, summaries were not issued for all accident; it depended. Again, this was long before current data rights...
19th Nov 2020, 15:50
Replies: 53
Views: 13,623
Posted By Sideshow Bob

There is only an accident summary, as was the...

There is only an accident summary, as was the norm then and already read by DV. Having read the summary, the actions taken to mitigate birds are normal and advice had been sort from the ABU;...
19th Nov 2020, 14:40
Replies: 53
Views: 13,623
Posted By Sideshow Bob

DV, sorry I can't be as polite as my former...

DV, sorry I can't be as polite as my former colleague Sandy Parts, not only are you rude but you are extremely disrespectful. I am an ex member of 206 Sqn, I have many friends who were on XV256, as I...
19th Nov 2020, 13:44
Replies: 53
Views: 13,623
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Having flown Nimrods out of Kinloss for many...

Having flown Nimrods out of Kinloss for many years, I'm well aware of the issue and the development of regulations which cover it. I don't really understand why you are dragging up what is a very bad...
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