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16th Aug 2022, 21:24
Replies: 288
Views: 57,709
Posted By 1771 DELETE

i just hope there is not one ounce of truth in...

i just hope there is not one ounce of truth in this headline. What a really sad state of affairs the RAF has become, Eternally glad to be on the outside looking in but feel for those still serving....
10th Aug 2022, 11:50
Replies: 128
Views: 24,762
Posted By 1771 DELETE

We went through this with wooly poolies, ribbed,...

We went through this with wooly poolies, ribbed, not ribbed, V neck or round neck, brevet or not. Wast of money but great for me as i got a free jumper every time it changed and never had to buy one....
24th Jun 2022, 17:01
Replies: 26
Views: 8,305
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Maybe thats the difference between civilian and...

Maybe thats the difference between civilian and military aircrew, we knew the risks we were taking when signing on the bottom line. Thats not to say that i dont partially support the sentiment of...
8th May 2022, 12:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,698
Posted By 1771 DELETE

I think two different things arise from the...

I think two different things arise from the initial post. ROEs and tactical freedom are completely different.
The ROEs would be changed at ministerial level i believe, tactical freedom all the way...
14th Apr 2022, 16:10
Replies: 444
Views: 163,233
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Moskva down

The ship i knew as a Slava in the old days has been seriously damaged by missile attack.
Seems like they were a bit quick to abandon ship if its still afloat.
...
2nd Apr 2022, 20:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Hi mate Before you do, check on the tax...

Hi mate
Before you do, check on the tax implications, for 15 years now i have kept my Nationwide account and paid tax at the UK basic rate, i am pretty sure i would be worse off paying it at all at...
30th Mar 2022, 16:34
Replies: 77
Views: 19,336
Posted By 1771 DELETE

AEOp training in the 70s always had our overseas...

AEOp training in the 70s always had our overseas run to Gatow in a Varsity.
25th Mar 2022, 16:43
Replies: 16
Views: 3,565
Posted By 1771 DELETE

The Nimrod MR1 used to have a 57 mm rearward...

The Nimrod MR1 used to have a 57 mm rearward firing gun, which when the aircraft speed was correctly dialed in, selected the number of firing cartridges thus dropping the shell vertically in theory. ...
23rd Feb 2022, 21:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Looks like they went IMC and screwed up?

Looks like they went IMC and screwed up?
10th Feb 2022, 21:16
Replies: 11
Views: 3,780
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Maybe its about time we got the Ascension runway...

Maybe its about time we got the Ascension runway fixed, bit surprised the USA is not complaining about it or have they deserted the island?
6th Jan 2022, 21:40
Replies: 67
Views: 14,154
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Thats the only time a type 23 will ever get a...

Thats the only time a type 23 will ever get a CERTSUB
21st Dec 2021, 21:28
Replies: 35
Views: 13,844
Posted By 1771 DELETE

I dont think we had any real aircraft carriers...

I dont think we had any real aircraft carriers left when the F14 was available. I remember walking under one without having to bend down, far bigger than i had realized .
16th Dec 2021, 21:35
Replies: 10
Views: 3,005
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Its been a while for me, but if memory serves me...

Its been a while for me, but if memory serves me correctly, you can descend IMC all the way down to what ever the SALT is for your proximity. I dont think you could descend LL for VMC unless you...
19th Oct 2021, 11:31
Replies: 84
Views: 16,673
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Random aircraft photos

Random aircraft photos
4th Oct 2021, 20:23
Replies: 729
Views: 319,071
Posted By 1771 DELETE

My suggestion for a jolly good read would be...

My suggestion for a jolly good read would be Sniper One.

https://www.amazon.com/Sniper-One-Scope-Under-Siege/dp/0312542429

It tells the story of surviving in Al Amarah, i spent a couple of...
23rd Sep 2021, 11:53
Replies: 13
Views: 8,832
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Looks like the rudder is just freely moving with...

Looks like the rudder is just freely moving with the prevailing wind?
15th Sep 2021, 21:23
Replies: 13
Views: 4,299
Posted By 1771 DELETE

I guess we need to bring back some reece lessons !

I guess we need to bring back some reece lessons !
10th Sep 2021, 11:45
Replies: 29
Views: 7,317
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Reminds me of the blimp in Cudjoe Key, but it had...

Reminds me of the blimp in Cudjoe Key, but it had an APG65 radar mounted underneath.

https://thekeywester.com/2013/02/fat-albert-florida-keys-blimp/
31st May 2021, 13:22
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By 1771 DELETE

He is indeed very unassuming but a real hero. Its...

He is indeed very unassuming but a real hero. Its a real pity he does not want one of our new P8s named after him.
22nd Jan 2021, 20:37
Replies: 15
Views: 4,398
Posted By 1771 DELETE

A coin is all she got for saving 6 lives and...

A coin is all she got for saving 6 lives and millions of dollars, surely they could do better than that!
Last time i was at Kirtland was to drop a couple of shapes out in the White Sands range just...
30th Dec 2020, 11:46
Replies: 12
Views: 5,646
Posted By 1771 DELETE

The timing would suggest that the course enjoyed...

The timing would suggest that the course enjoyed "Trainspotting"
29th Oct 2020, 21:38
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By 1771 DELETE

India was the first overseas customer for the...

India was the first overseas customer for the Boeing P8, they are not in the market for another MPA.
29th Oct 2020, 11:25
Replies: 15
Views: 7,588
Posted By 1771 DELETE

I think the Nimrod fleet had at least three nose...

I think the Nimrod fleet had at least three nose gear failures due to sequence valve failures on the doors, jack it up and drop the gear.
3rd Sep 2020, 21:39
Replies: 77
Views: 19,336
Posted By 1771 DELETE

I went down the corridor in a Varsity while going...

I went down the corridor in a Varsity while going through AEOp training in 75.
2nd Sep 2020, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 2,243
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Sad to read through those names, remembering all...

Sad to read through those names, remembering all of them and flew with many of them.
RIP
11th Jul 2020, 21:32
Replies: 46
Views: 8,503
Posted By 1771 DELETE

I know all the credit goes to the Hurricane and...

I know all the credit goes to the Hurricane and Spitfire squadrons and the very brave pilots but we would not have won the air battle without Radar, that was the game changer that allowed assist to...
6th Jul 2020, 21:44
Replies: 19
Views: 7,261
Posted By 1771 DELETE

It was unclassified so not sure where the secret...

It was unclassified so not sure where the secret bit came from, phone call went to Pitreavie or Mountbatten if i remember correctly. A good money saving idea, not sure how much good intel was raised...
11th Jun 2020, 16:35
Replies: 25
Views: 9,980
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Interesting read, i have never heard of the...

Interesting read, i have never heard of the Pacific angle before now
When i flew south it was with Spanish speaking 51 sqn manning the aux radio rack down the back beside the launchers, they were...
2nd May 2020, 13:29
Replies: 19
Views: 4,218
Posted By 1771 DELETE

I once did a ferry take off, it needed group...

I once did a ferry take off, it needed group authorization .
MK2 max fuel load was 84k.
Gib was limiting on fuel load, particularly for a midday takeoff.
19th Apr 2020, 12:47
Replies: 6
Views: 4,242
Posted By 1771 DELETE

That was close

Glad i wasn't sitting in the Herc cockpit.
...
5th Apr 2020, 16:50
Replies: 35
Views: 9,694
Posted By 1771 DELETE

i did not recognize him as Win before you...

i did not recognize him as Win before you mentioned that.
1st Apr 2020, 16:53
Replies: 19
Views: 4,790
Posted By 1771 DELETE

The MK2 had gone down to a 12 man crew by 2005....

The MK2 had gone down to a 12 man crew by 2005. The P8 does not have a specialist radio operator so that drops the dry team to two and the MK2 wet team was at two.
ESM/MAD was the same work station.
1st Apr 2020, 16:42
Replies: 35
Views: 9,694
Posted By 1771 DELETE

No, this is Don Armour, He was on my crew in the...

No, this is Don Armour, He was on my crew in the Falklands conflict and then went to St Mawgan MAAU after the war.
Before joining up he used to sail on Hull fishing boats up around the North Cape...
19th Feb 2020, 11:40
Replies: 13
Views: 3,491
Posted By 1771 DELETE

Up in Maine i have a brewery open up in what used...

Up in Maine i have a brewery open up in what used to be NAS Brunswick.
It uses the building that was previously the 25 pistol range, called Flight Deck Brewing and one beer is called P3.
...
14th Feb 2020, 12:14
Replies: 468
Views: 302,530
Posted By 1771 DELETE

The RAF has been expanding its squadron numbers...

The RAF has been expanding its squadron numbers despite the drop off in aircraft numbers for many years now. All OCUs are now given active squadron number, what were training units are now squadrons,...
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