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10th Aug 2021, 10:50
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By papajuliet

TD I've searched my library and all I've found...

TD
I've searched my library and all I've found is as follows......
There is a photo of the rear fuselage and tail of Wellington lll XL-L BK190 in the Airfield Focus book no 11 Lossiemouth. It shows...
6th Apr 2021, 13:30
Replies: 21
Views: 3,430
Posted By papajuliet

I can find no reference in any of the books by...

I can find no reference in any of the books by Roger Freeman ( THE expert on the 8th.) to USAAF stations in the UK, in WW2, to being anything other than Station no xxx whilst under US control. Once...
16th Feb 2021, 11:48
Replies: 44
Views: 7,097
Posted By papajuliet

Some quick research shows ( in the book The...

Some quick research shows ( in the book The Paladins by John James ) per annum pay scales in 1938 as follows......
corporal observer 164
sergeant observer 200
sergeant pilot 226
flight...
15th Feb 2021, 09:17
Replies: 44
Views: 7,097
Posted By papajuliet

Just found this in the book " Bomber Pilot " by...

Just found this in the book " Bomber Pilot " by Harlo Jones.........." This was because 408's Lanc IIs had a .50 calibre defensive machine gun on a free mount over a hole in the belly, meaning the...
18th Jan 2021, 14:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By papajuliet

Have you read the book " RAF Little Rissington...

Have you read the book " RAF Little Rissington The Central Flying School Years 1946-1976" ? It's very detailed with many photos. I heartily recommend it.
It's available on Amazon.
19th Dec 2020, 14:35
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By papajuliet

The book "Women in Air Force blue" by Beryl...

The book "Women in Air Force blue" by Beryl Escott published by Patrick Stephens Ltd in 1989 is the story of women in the RAF from 1918. It contains many anecdotes from all the trades in which women...
12th Sep 2020, 20:41
Replies: 96
Views: 14,448
Posted By papajuliet

ExSp33db1bd The book "Stand by your beds" by...

ExSp33db1bd
The book "Stand by your beds" by John Hamlin lists National Service numbers.
Yours falls into the batch 2700000-2787999 allocated July 1953 to Feb. 1956. 88,000 in all and all non ATC....
13th Jan 2020, 21:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By papajuliet

Thanks for all the replies - much appreciated. ...

Thanks for all the replies - much appreciated.
Strangely although the laptop has had it's normal usage today, not once has it overheated. Presumably it knows that I'm going to investigate it's...
11th Jan 2020, 11:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By papajuliet

Overheating laptop

Can anyone advise on what can be done to stop a laptop overheating continuously?
I've done the obvious things - vacuumed and airblown the vents - I've replaced the battery - the laptop is on a hard...
6th Sep 2019, 14:32
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By papajuliet

Freeborn's biography " A Tiger's Tale " contains...

Freeborn's biography " A Tiger's Tale " contains three pages covering this event. He is very clear that Malan covered his own back in giving evidence at the court martial. Malan, supposedly gave a...
25th May 2019, 12:24
Replies: 24
Views: 8,442
Posted By papajuliet

The book "Per Ardua ad Astra" by Philip Congdon (...

The book "Per Ardua ad Astra" by Philip Congdon ( for those who don't know the book it's a work on RAF history, customs, traditions etc ) states that the "star and garter" badge was worn on both...
27th Jan 2019, 22:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By papajuliet

An uncle of mine had a Lanchester. It was a...

An uncle of mine had a Lanchester. It was a somewhat lighter shade than the standard RAF blue but could be mistaken for it. The car was black above the bottom line of the windows with black...
9th Aug 2018, 15:22
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By papajuliet

Thanks P Dev The laptop is capable of Skype but...

Thanks P Dev
The laptop is capable of Skype but I've never downloaded it. I had been on the internet. I returned to the desktop afterwards. I was long enough away from the machine for it to have...
9th Aug 2018, 09:15
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By papajuliet

Signal on laptop

Can anyone explain this ?
Sitting in an adjoining room some distance away from my laptop, which was switched on, I heard a bleep then a girl's voice saying, hesitantly, " hello". I went towards the...
6th Aug 2018, 16:25
Replies: 36
Views: 10,013
Posted By papajuliet

The film ( Night Bombers ) was made by Air...

The film ( Night Bombers ) was made by Air Commodore Cozens, the base commander - not the station commander who, at the time ,was Group Captain Sheen.
The briefing part of the film was made on 9...
22nd May 2018, 10:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,860
Posted By papajuliet

Shackleton WR977

Quoting from the book "Duty Carried Out" ( a history of WR977 ) it says about the Mk3 Phase3 Shacks that " in the late 50's, there was a plan for it to be equipped to carry Skybolt nuclear missiles,...
18th Apr 2018, 15:22
Replies: 13
Views: 3,376
Posted By papajuliet

I hope the following will be useful......they are...

I hope the following will be useful......they are brief extracts from the sources shown.
Initial camouflage of buildings was irregular patterns of black, green and brown. On 27 May 1942 the...
24th Mar 2018, 13:00
Replies: 31
Views: 6,608
Posted By papajuliet

This was bravery of the highest order - done in...

This was bravery of the highest order - done in cold blood - it deserves the highest praise. A true hero.
19th Feb 2018, 11:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By papajuliet

Thank you PJD.

Thank you PJD.
19th Feb 2018, 10:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By papajuliet

Virtualbox

Does anyone have experience of the above ?
I want to use a program on Win7 home edition which worked fine on XP but won't in Win7 ( the compatibility mode is no use ).
The plan is to install XP...
31st Oct 2017, 18:59
Replies: 24
Views: 6,826
Posted By papajuliet

Flying suit 1930 Sidcot.........produced in grey...

Flying suit 1930 Sidcot.........produced in grey green rubberised material, full length side zip also cuff and ankle zips, large map pocket on left breast, two large fleece lined knee pockets -...
5th Oct 2017, 08:46
Replies: 43
Views: 9,852
Posted By papajuliet

Fascinating. I reckon that's Goering on the left...

Fascinating. I reckon that's Goering on the left about 3.11 in.
18th Sep 2017, 11:38
Replies: 27
Views: 6,134
Posted By papajuliet

According to the book "Action Stations Revisited"...

According to the book "Action Stations Revisited" vol. 2..........
On 1 February 1946 Dakotas of the European Division BOAC (alias BEA) started operating civilian passenger services from Northolt to...
24th May 2017, 12:44
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By papajuliet

Pontius - not sure if you meant that the serial...

Pontius - not sure if you meant that the serial number started VB but, if so, VB281 was in the serial range VA962 - VB849 which was allotted to DH Hornets most of which were cancelled.
Serial nos....
23rd May 2017, 13:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By papajuliet

Vol 2 Fighter Command Losses says.......... ...

Vol 2 Fighter Command Losses says..........

21 Jan 1943
29sqdn.
Beaufighter 1 V8281
P/O P M Dunne
Sgt. C Heywood
Interception patrol off North Foreland, took off 1835. Possibly in combat...
20th Feb 2017, 10:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,833
Posted By papajuliet

My pals and I, in boyhood, turned up our noses at...

My pals and I, in boyhood, turned up our noses at the Triumph 1800 roadster - it wasn't a "proper" sports car [ like MGs for example ]. Now I just drool over it. How our views change.
2nd Feb 2017, 09:24
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,376,057
Posted By papajuliet

Welcome back Danny !

Welcome back Danny !
30th Jan 2017, 08:11
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,376,057
Posted By papajuliet

Very best wishes Danny - get well soon.

Very best wishes Danny - get well soon.
14th Jan 2017, 17:03
Replies: 67
Views: 24,269
Posted By papajuliet

Danny [ and anyone else interested ] have a look...

Danny [ and anyone else interested ] have a look at the "airfield control towers" website - lots of info. and images.
11th Dec 2016, 19:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By papajuliet

Do a Google search - there's a good write up of...

Do a Google search - there's a good write up of Penshurst on Wikipedia.
1st Nov 2016, 12:52
Replies: 90
Views: 29,382
Posted By papajuliet

UKWMO worked on a 3 minute warning time.

UKWMO worked on a 3 minute warning time.
26th Oct 2016, 10:02
Replies: 20
Views: 5,678
Posted By papajuliet

The book "Mosquito" by Sharp and Bowyer contains,...

The book "Mosquito" by Sharp and Bowyer contains, on pages 270 and 271, details of the installation of a six pounder gun and it's tests.
I'm sure that I've read, in the autobiography of someone...
7th Sep 2016, 12:59
Replies: 162
Views: 38,430
Posted By papajuliet

I refused to download Win 10 onto a Win 7 PC....

I refused to download Win 10 onto a Win 7 PC. Whilst the free download was being " pushed" I noticed, when I came to turn off the PC, that Task Force Manager was always running in the background....
1st May 2016, 22:17
Replies: 0
Views: 1,205
Posted By papajuliet

Percival Prentice

Does anyone know the codes worn by Prentice VS331 when it was with 6 FTS at Ternhill in 1954 ? I've done the usual searching but with no success [ I did find that it later become a maintenance frame...
1st May 2016, 19:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By papajuliet

The book "Clean Sweep the life of AM Sir Ivor...

The book "Clean Sweep the life of AM Sir Ivor Broom" contains the following prose on his posting to the Middle East.
"First they picked up a new aircraft and spent a couple of days testing and...
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