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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2020, 21:27
Replies: 181
Views: 12,439
Posted By Slow Biker

Chris Smither - Killing The Blues

Chris Smither - Killing The Blues
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jun 2020, 21:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Slow Biker

During my term at HQSTC a colleague in the office...

During my term at HQSTC a colleague in the office took a phone call asking the origin of the Bofors gun designation 40/70. Without a pause my colleague answered that 40 was the towing speed on A...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2020, 19:46
Replies: 43
Views: 5,396
Posted By Slow Biker

Three 'Amazon' calls today, each lasted less than...

Three 'Amazon' calls today, each lasted less than 5 sec.
On a live call I ask the caller if his mother knows how he lies to people in order to rob them; "you should be ashamed, what would your...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2020, 14:25
Replies: 3,956
Views: 301,463
Posted By Slow Biker

To paraphrase George Burns: Being a Member of...

To paraphrase George Burns: Being a Member of Parliament is all about honesty. If you can fake that you have got it made. Also applies to special advisers.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 20:06
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Slow Biker

And Miranda's father commanded HMS Coventry...

And Miranda's father commanded HMS Coventry during the Falklands unpleasantness.

I second stevef's choice of Two Years Before the Mast. Dana was a Harvard student but signed on as an ordinary...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2020, 20:30
Replies: 3,956
Views: 301,463
Posted By Slow Biker

Walking through a small industrial estate today...

Walking through a small industrial estate today it was encouraging to see full car parks and a general bustle about the place. But, alas, the Oakham Ale brewery seemed quiet.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2020, 18:35
Replies: 67
Views: 6,102
Posted By Slow Biker

Kids out of uni, mortgage almost done, time to...

Kids out of uni, mortgage almost done, time to wind the clock back and get back on two wheels. A bit of research boiled down to a beemer R1100 or the Yamaha. The local dealer did a good offer on the...
28th Apr 2020, 19:58
Replies: 79
Views: 35,634
Posted By Slow Biker

I first came across Peter Squire on 20(AC) Sqn...

I first came across Peter Squire on 20(AC) Sqn back in the 70s; he was known among us ground crew as one of the good ones, he always had a cheerful word and would even apologize for snagging his ac....
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2020, 21:20
Replies: 181
Views: 12,439
Posted By Slow Biker

A couple of soothing ones from left field: Wasis...

A couple of soothing ones from left field: Wasis Diop - African Dream and The Manhattan Brothers - Lakushon' llanga.
Also the incomparable Sandy Denny - It'll Take a Long Long Time and Who Knows...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2020, 20:44
Replies: 12,016
Views: 1,688,823
Posted By Slow Biker

Ah, the playstation, that could be the problem. ...

Ah, the playstation, that could be the problem. Granddaughter's fiance lives on the thing, and he is furloughed just now. I think the subscription covers 4 users, there are currently three,...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2020, 14:39
Replies: 12,016
Views: 1,688,823
Posted By Slow Biker

Ah Blacksheep, think of all that cheap fuel you...

Ah Blacksheep, think of all that cheap fuel you are missing!

Anyway, I need some help with Netflix. A year or so ago we were 'given' access to daughters family account. We watched a couple of...
21st Apr 2020, 19:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,675
Posted By Slow Biker

"24".........."28". Take it down a bit and try...

"24".........."28". Take it down a bit and try again! Was it that many? A Vulcan plumber will get my drift.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2020, 17:58
Replies: 181
Views: 12,439
Posted By Slow Biker

Yes,The Lark Ascending. Whenever I listen to it...

Yes,The Lark Ascending. Whenever I listen to it I'm taken back almost 60 years. Sitting on the pan at Waddington in the summer, waiting for the Vulcan to return, watching and listening to a...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2020, 18:28
Replies: 3,956
Views: 301,463
Posted By Slow Biker

On the most solemn day in the Christian calendar...

On the most solemn day in the Christian calendar Jess Phillips wished us 'Happy Good Friday'. Crass.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2020, 19:19
Replies: 76
Views: 5,687
Posted By Slow Biker

Lissie singing Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way.

Lissie singing Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way.
8th Apr 2020, 20:21
Replies: 513
Views: 233,428
Posted By Slow Biker

Painting the Sand by Kim Hughes. An EOD...

Painting the Sand by Kim Hughes. An EOD operators tour in Helmand 2009. A bit ott in places - 'this is what I was born for' etc but it describes what young soldiers, not out of their teens, went...
8th Apr 2020, 19:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By Slow Biker

Such a bleak place. It was late in the year and...

Such a bleak place. It was late in the year and the light was going; there were just three of us, the only ones there. We walked in silence, then, in the near distance the tank guns on Hohne range...
5th Apr 2020, 18:45
Replies: 33
Views: 10,570
Posted By Slow Biker

Countdown. Yes I'm over it, just closing the...

Countdown. Yes I'm over it, just closing the story from Nutloose's thread opener. As an aside to put the record straight, the guys in RAFG qualified on the same BD, but not IEDD, courses as the sqn...
3rd Apr 2020, 18:29
Replies: 33
Views: 10,570
Posted By Slow Biker

Well PN and SASless, it was neither a bang or a...

Well PN and SASless, it was neither a bang or a whimper - 5131(BD) Sqn just faded away on 1 April, taking with it a body of corporate knowledge, ranging from aircraft weapon trials and surveillance...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2020, 14:35
Replies: 181
Views: 12,439
Posted By Slow Biker

So much out there. I'll go along with any Pink...

So much out there. I'll go along with any Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The Stones; CJ's choice too. Yesterday listening to my Spotify favorites it came to me that much of it is rather maudlin, REM,...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2020, 21:25
Replies: 84
Views: 9,407
Posted By Slow Biker

March the guilty bastard in...and his lieing...

March the guilty bastard in...and his lieing friends.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2020, 19:49
Replies: 49
Views: 4,306
Posted By Slow Biker

Oops, how did I do that?

Oops, how did I do that?
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2020, 19:47
Replies: 49
Views: 4,306
Posted By Slow Biker

I was called out, must have been around 1990, to...

I was called out, must have been around 1990, to a 'find' at a small nature reserve in Norfolk. A pond was drying out and it revealed a crate containing about a dozen bottles, not unlike a milk...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2020, 19:40
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By Slow Biker

Much as I enjoy a cruise, I have a problem with...

Much as I enjoy a cruise, I have a problem with the balcony. I am fine standing at the rail when alongside, taking in the view and watching departure. Once on the open sea I am quite comfortable...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2020, 21:56
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By Slow Biker

It's a shame that such a famous brand should be...

It's a shame that such a famous brand should be taken down in such ignominy and bitterness. My first bike was a Norton (pity about the oil leak) and I have always had a soft spot for the make. My...
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