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25th Feb 2021, 07:53
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Exavcert The Door was forced open and the...

Exavcert

The Door was forced open and the chute deployed by compressed Nitrogen as you say. However the bottom of the door had a metal sealing strip which is what was severed explosively when the...
23rd Feb 2021, 11:34
Replies: 40
Views: 6,316
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The TTF instructor crew gave a demonstration on...

The TTF instructor crew gave a demonstration on the ground ( up to blowing the door ) of the crew drills required to AOC 1 Group. It took 10+ minutes. The AOC is reputed to have called it a "Complete...
11th Dec 2020, 21:54
Replies: 42
Views: 15,120
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Some time after Ken Topaz had had his miraculous...

Some time after Ken Topaz had had his miraculous escape from death, I was in the next bed to him in Ely Hospital for a few, days undergoing a minor operation to remove some metalwork from my foot....
11th Dec 2020, 21:34
Replies: 147
Views: 54,856
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In the middle 60's the Weather Man on Anglia...

In the middle 60's the Weather Man on Anglia Television was a gentleman by the name of Michael Hunt. He was a regular guest at the Officer's Mess bar at RAF Marham at the weekends.
He was a...
23rd Aug 2020, 08:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
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RAFEngO74to09 & MPN11 Thank you for that...

RAFEngO74to09 & MPN11

Thank you for that information. Rather than eat more garlic and snails I will stay British. Anyway, I am still waiting for the Residency Permit I requested in January...
22nd Aug 2020, 10:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
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I live in France and in March 2015 asked HMRC...

I live in France and in March 2015 asked HMRC about choosing where to pay tax. They replied with a copy of the France/UK Double Taxation claim form. They also told me "Please note that your...
11th Aug 2020, 16:21
Replies: 16
Views: 3,916
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I met MNav Tony Melton at the FEAF Jungle...

I met MNav Tony Melton at the FEAF Jungle Survival School in Oct 1963, where I was on a course, before my Canberra tour. He gave a presentation on his experiences and did not mention maggots. He was...
23rd Jul 2020, 12:02
Replies: 7
Views: 2,291
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I retired from the Regular RAF in September 1998...

I retired from the Regular RAF in September 1998 and stayed in the same post but as a Retired Officer Operations Controller, with a Reserve commission. I was paid both as a Regular and as an RO for...
18th Jun 2020, 09:03
Replies: 466
Views: 192,911
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became very

BV # 61
The colour of large aircraft can be operationally important. The two Tristar K1 aircraft used in Op Granby were originally in the standard white livery flying towlines at 25,000ft not too...
15th Jun 2020, 07:50
Replies: 43
Views: 7,910
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Yes we did do the ACP study periods in the Vault...

Yes we did do the ACP study periods in the Vault while I was on 214, but do not think we did them when I was an instructor on the OCU.
I can not remember if the Drivers Airframe were there or not....
11th Jun 2020, 11:59
Replies: 43
Views: 7,910
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As FED intimated in #4 the ACP was rarely...

As FED intimated in #4 the ACP was rarely exercised during bomber exercises. The only one I flew was on 13 Dec 1966 - Ex Tibet 3hrs 50 night. As Top West 50 indicated at #12 a holding pattern(60 nm...
8th Jun 2020, 08:08
Replies: 43
Views: 7,910
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I can not give any details of the Valiant days as...

I can not give any details of the Valiant days as I was not there. However on the Victor Mk 1 Tanker we had a crew on short notice standby (I seem to remember 1 hour) to launch as ACP. This was not...
25th May 2020, 07:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
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Seb So sorry to get your sad news. My...

Seb
So sorry to get your sad news. My condolences to you and your family.

Dave
24th May 2020, 19:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
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Seb I am Dave Barradell, I was a Navigator...

Seb

I am Dave Barradell, I was a Navigator on the Fighting 45th with Rupert from October 1963 until he left the squadron in mid 1964. We normally flew as constituted crews, so I only flew with him...
18th May 2020, 09:12
Replies: 40
Views: 17,471
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Dan As I remember it the cameras were fitted...

Dan

As I remember it the cameras were fitted in the centre and left hand side windows of the Bomb Aimers window. The Captain would be flying the aircraft so would position on the target he could...
14th May 2020, 12:55
Replies: 40
Views: 17,471
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Did the good admiral have anything to say about...

Did the good admiral have anything to say about the MRR sorties that the Victor K2 Tankers were flying from the 19th April, when the Task Force was less than halfway between ASI and FI? Before the...
14th May 2020, 12:46
Replies: 36
Views: 10,142
Posted By Tengah Type

Yes it is RFK.

Yes it is RFK.
20th Apr 2020, 18:23
Replies: 26
Views: 6,886
Posted By Tengah Type

When 20 Squadron deployed to Chaing Mei, as was...

When 20 Squadron deployed to Chaing Mei, as was the local custom, "Entertainment Establishments" were set up in the vicinity. On return to Tengah it was alleged that over 100% of cases of the...
18th Apr 2020, 19:39
Replies: 29
Views: 7,415
Posted By Tengah Type

SpitfireK5054 I assume your post was ref the...

SpitfireK5054

I assume your post was ref the Shack/V bomber activities.
18th Apr 2020, 19:21
Replies: 29
Views: 7,415
Posted By Tengah Type

It was certainly done by a Canberra on HMS Eagle...

It was certainly done by a Canberra on HMS Eagle in the South China Sea. They even cleared us to land!!
13th Apr 2020, 17:31
Replies: 97
Views: 33,872
Posted By Tengah Type

Omega V# 68 Worked from the VC10 Galley as...

Omega V# 68

Worked from the VC10 Galley as well - allegedly!!
13th Apr 2020, 12:16
Replies: 66
Views: 26,036
Posted By Tengah Type

Surely the biggest worry here is not the comedy...

Surely the biggest worry here is not the comedy of errors that led up to the ejection, but that the Front Seat DID NOT function correctly. It must have been extremely uncomfortable for the occupant...
13th Apr 2020, 12:06
Replies: 97
Views: 33,872
Posted By Tengah Type

In the Canberra B15 there was a bladder with a...

In the Canberra B15 there was a bladder with a metal funnel and cap, usually stored on the floor between the two navigator's bang seats. There was only the aircraft skin between the said device and...
24th Mar 2020, 21:45
Replies: 20
Views: 6,643
Posted By Tengah Type

Has all life ended to save life? If what you are...

Has all life ended to save life? If what you are doing is done safely, surely we should continue to do it. Remember millions of people are working for the public good.
What should stop is the...
24th Mar 2020, 21:23
Replies: 50
Views: 19,560
Posted By Tengah Type

Looking at MOGWI's picture at #31 reminds me of...

Looking at MOGWI's picture at #31 reminds me of an occasion in March 1981, when, west of Ireland heading south, my brave Wg Cdr Victor pilot took us to that position on one of the Bears.

The F4...
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