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Ah! Alex, not the "I'm from 1 Group and here to...

Ah! Alex, not the "I'm from 1 Group and here to help you" line. I didn't believe it then......... Do you reckon Sweden or Madrid?
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Posted By Alison Conway

Alex, what made you so cynical?

Alex, what made you so cynical?
27th Jun 2020, 10:26
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Posted By Alison Conway

MPN11 check the caption and the aircraft.

MPN11 check the caption and the aircraft.
31st May 2020, 01:12
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Posted By Alison Conway

Jamesman The Victory Services Club are looking...

Jamesman The Victory Services Club are looking after service personnel in London.
26th May 2020, 23:04
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Posted By Alison Conway

Yet another year slips by. You are not forgotten,...

Yet another year slips by. You are not forgotten, boys, and yet again it becomes dusty as a glass is raised in your memory. Blue Skies, Per Ardua.
3rd Jun 2019, 15:07
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Posted By Alison Conway

Goodbye Burt/Bert Desmond

I attended the funeral of one of life's good guys today. He was the ALM on my first trip as a C Cat, and we came to the agreement that I would look after the aircraft and he would look after me! He...
27th May 2019, 19:41
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Posted By Alison Conway

John Stappard was a lovely man, and a pleasure to...

John Stappard was a lovely man, and a pleasure to fly with. He is amongst good company with Bert Desmond (and now Cynthia, Bert's wife). Blue skies, boys.
27th May 2019, 19:37
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Posted By Alison Conway

Another year slips by. Once more it becomes dusty...

Another year slips by. Once more it becomes dusty in here. Blue skies, boys. Per Ardua.
28th Mar 2019, 19:41
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Posted By Alison Conway

I, together with approximately 250 others,...

I, together with approximately 250 others, attended Dion's funeral today. He was carried in by Chris, Adam and happily a bunch of blue suits. His mangled hat was also in attendance. There were...
27th May 2018, 11:51
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Posted By Alison Conway

Another milestone, how can it be 25 years? I...

Another milestone, how can it be 25 years? I remember it as if it were yesterday. The pain dulls, but not the memory of excellent friends. Per Ardua, Boys. Getting dusty again.
15th May 2018, 19:29
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Posted By Alison Conway

Beagle, stop that I almost spilt my brandy sour.

Beagle, stop that I almost spilt my brandy sour.
30th Jan 2018, 19:54
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Posted By Alison Conway

Yet again, I find I cannot believe the...

Yet again, I find I cannot believe the anniversary has come round so quickly. I still feel that I had unfinished business with Gary. He and his crew landed at Akrotiri to slip on rotation from the...
21st Dec 2017, 10:08
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Posted By Alison Conway

I used to strap Jack and our American exchange...

I used to strap Jack and our American exchange officer in to the Mighty F4 a long time ago. I was a SAC at the time on 43 Sqn line. He was always cheery, sometimes needing a little more oxygen than...
3rd Nov 2017, 03:50
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Posted By Alison Conway

Is that not part of the job spec?

Is that not part of the job spec?
2nd Nov 2017, 23:33
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Posted By Alison Conway

Sharpie, Looking back over the Sec Defs...

Sharpie,

Looking back over the Sec Defs since I joined in 1970 there have been a few good men and a whole heap of plonkers. Those that spring to mind: Carrington - carried the can for Falklands...
21st Jan 2017, 00:16
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Posted By Alison Conway

What a shame, another of life's characters gone....

What a shame, another of life's characters gone. He did burn the candle somewhat, but he won't be forgotten easily. I once had occasion to go to Moffett with Moffitt. How we laughed. Blue skies,...
2nd Jan 2017, 23:33
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Views: 23,202
Posted By Alison Conway

And what about 103 Sqn? They operated Wessex...

And what about 103 Sqn? They operated Wessex 1972-1975 at RAF Tengah in Singapore.
3rd Mar 2016, 18:27
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Posted By Alison Conway

LL I think you mean Chris Philpot who sadly...

LL

I think you mean Chris Philpot who sadly died whilst displaying on some airfield if memory serves. He was a nice guy. RIP.
21st Feb 2016, 15:54
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Posted By Alison Conway

I liked flying with Dave W. He was foisted with...

I liked flying with Dave W. He was foisted with me for my D to C PRT. He wasn't happy, but at the end (as it all went well) he grudgingly put in a good word with Jock G**** my leader. To my...
24th Jan 2016, 18:24
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Posted By Alison Conway

Huge 72 and Omega, wet windy and NOISY! Who is...

Huge 72 and Omega, wet windy and NOISY! Who is going to forget the BFOT, with the banging of the bloody door and the snoring going on at all times of the day? When we were shifted to Karachi, I...
19th Jan 2016, 19:35
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Views: 6,244
Posted By Alison Conway

Thanks, Omega, I'm just planning next week and I...

Thanks, Omega, I'm just planning next week and I know several of us who flew on Albert and knew Dik would like to attend. I guess the students will have to do CBT or something.......
19th Jan 2016, 09:49
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Views: 6,244
Posted By Alison Conway

Any news on Dik's funeral yet?

Any news on Dik's funeral yet?
12th Jan 2016, 19:09
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Views: 6,244
Posted By Alison Conway

I worked as Dik's deputy in the sim, and was...

I worked as Dik's deputy in the sim, and was pleased (and still am) to call him my friend. No more "bish, bash, bosh", mate - how we laughed! Gone to a better place where your body won't slow you...
27th Dec 2015, 23:36
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Posted By Alison Conway

Dougie, Talking of kerfuffles and Rudy's...

Dougie,

Talking of kerfuffles and Rudy's excellent food I remember checking a chap to Belize, and it transpired that Lyneham's bean-counters had told the Loadies that under no circumstances were...
19th Nov 2015, 22:39
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Posted By Alison Conway

MOSTAFA - you were not promoted to 2Lt. On...

MOSTAFA - you were not promoted to 2Lt. On commissioning you (briefly) left the service and were COMMISSIONED as my boss pointed out to me when I moaned "What was the use of being promoted to Flying...
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