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1st Sep 2020, 16:23
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Only once stayed off base at Akrotiri. On the...

Only once stayed off base at Akrotiri. On the crew bus next morning, Nav Captain said to one of the siggies "God you look terrible - who were you drinking with last night?" "You, Sir" No more was...
1st Sep 2020, 12:05
Replies: 61
Views: 4,686
Posted By oxenos

XXXXX has moved from crew 3 to crew 6, thereby...

XXXXX has moved from crew 3 to crew 6, thereby raising the average level of intelligence of both crews.
14th Aug 2020, 13:42
Replies: 67
Views: 14,484
Posted By oxenos

That would be a heshe bun,, Shirley?

That would be a heshe bun,, Shirley?
14th Aug 2020, 12:18
Replies: 67
Views: 14,484
Posted By oxenos

I shall cheat, and hurl Hevva buns. The...

I shall cheat, and hurl Hevva buns.


The Devonian ones would be B.C. About 400 million B.C.
14th Aug 2020, 10:26
Replies: 67
Views: 14,484
Posted By oxenos

Current buns, as opposed to stale buns, as eaten...

Current buns, as opposed to stale buns, as eaten in Devon? Or did you mean currant buns?
14th Aug 2020, 09:59
Replies: 67
Views: 14,484
Posted By oxenos

Why would anyone want to study the unspeakable...

Why would anyone want to study the unspeakable eating habits of the Devonians, a race so backward that there is a prehistoric era named after them?
13th Aug 2020, 14:35
Replies: 67
Views: 14,484
Posted By oxenos

I understand that one of many reasons they want...

I understand that one of many reasons they want to get here is that they speak English, but not French
12th Aug 2020, 21:21
Replies: 67
Views: 14,484
Posted By oxenos

At least they seem to be gyro stabilized . I...

At least they seem to be gyro stabilized .
I did one of the trials of the first ones ( about 1972). They were actually monoculars but even so they made an enormous difference to the range at which...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2020, 15:41
Replies: 45
Views: 3,179
Posted By oxenos

As fellow Cornishmen, Jack and I should be...

As fellow Cornishmen, Jack and I should be grateful to St Piran that his cross looks the same either way up.
17th Jul 2020, 09:36
Replies: 21
Views: 3,384
Posted By oxenos

Appropriate, since they usually come in pairs.

Appropriate, since they usually come in pairs.
11th Jul 2020, 11:06
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By oxenos

Don't forget the rag spanner.

Don't forget the rag spanner.
9th Jun 2020, 11:49
Replies: 21
Views: 4,406
Posted By oxenos

And they had been left there, in crates, as...

And they had been left there, in crates, as surplus to requirements, by Glorious, when she left the Med for home waters.
8th Jun 2020, 22:14
Replies: 21
Views: 4,406
Posted By oxenos

By Hughes's, I think you mean Heath's. Sqn....

By Hughes's, I think you mean Heath's.

Sqn. Ldr. Cross, (later Air Chief Marshal ) said that his Hurricanes were stowed in the after part of the hangar, leaving the forward part of the hangar and...
7th Jun 2020, 22:13
Replies: 21
Views: 4,406
Posted By oxenos

I have read both Barker's piece and John Winton's...

I have read both Barker's piece and John Winton's book "Carrier Glorious". Winton was not apparently aware of Operation Paul at the time he wrote. but it is worth reading his book alongside Barker's...
7th Jun 2020, 21:30
Replies: 25
Views: 3,340
Posted By oxenos

I had heard the same figures, perhaps from the...

I had heard the same figures, perhaps from the same Instructor. Having got a copy of the R.A.F Pilots notes (see post 9) , his figures were not far out. Eased off the water at 60-65 kts, but then...
7th Jun 2020, 12:10
Replies: 25
Views: 3,340
Posted By oxenos

Funny you should say that as I am selling one...

Funny you should say that as I am selling one (No, I am not advertising - the postage to Ohio would be excessive) I bought two, to use one for spares, but it has proved tough as old boots, and any...
6th Jun 2020, 22:59
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By oxenos

Known as the Traveller Mk. 1

Known as the Traveller Mk. 1
6th Jun 2020, 14:45
Replies: 25
Views: 3,340
Posted By oxenos

Being ex- Coastal I have always been interested...

Being ex- Coastal I have always been interested in flying boats, and the Catalina in particular. I even fly a radio control model of one. (R.A.F. markings of course) ....
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2020, 16:52
Replies: 12,590
Views: 1,809,320
Posted By oxenos

or as a friend of mine put it "my car seems to be...

or as a friend of mine put it "my car seems to be doing about 8 weeks to the gallon"
30th May 2020, 12:31
Replies: 15
Views: 4,026
Posted By oxenos

I didn't see one today, so perhaps it is already...

I didn't see one today, so perhaps it is already in service.
9th May 2020, 15:52
Replies: 17
Views: 5,419
Posted By oxenos

Or was it on its nest?

Or was it on its nest?
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2020, 22:28
Replies: 115
Views: 12,144
Posted By oxenos

The hot air already expended in trying to justify...

The hot air already expended in trying to justify it, perhaps?
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2020, 13:39
Replies: 18
Views: 4,135
Posted By oxenos

AFAIK the golf course accident did him credit....

AFAIK the golf course accident did him credit. An engine failure after take off, and he put it down on the one open space for miles around.
28th Apr 2020, 22:59
Replies: 19
Views: 3,812
Posted By oxenos

Spent 3 years teaching aircraft performance on...

Spent 3 years teaching aircraft performance on the OCU in the late 70's. Biggest problem in setting a calculation for an exam paper was coming up with a scenario where the aircraft was performance...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2020, 22:02
Replies: 30
Views: 2,715
Posted By oxenos

Since flying a flag upside down is a distress...

Since flying a flag upside down is a distress sisnal, what do you do if the only flag you have is St George's cross?
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