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Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2014, 14:02
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,311,055
Posted By Hummingfrog

Interesting chat I had with a friend who sell...

Interesting chat I had with a friend who sell cars. The week of the referendum no sales:{. The following week he couldn't move for customers who were buying cars:D So local people were waiting for...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2014, 14:24
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,311,055
Posted By Hummingfrog

I know of people who voted SNP because it suited...

I know of people who voted SNP because it suited there personal circumstances. Kids at Uni -free, ill relative free prescriptions etc. So it was a good deal for them. :ok:They had no intention of...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2014, 13:52
Replies: 124
Views: 29,636
Posted By Hummingfrog

I had the experience of thinking I had landed on...

I had the experience of thinking I had landed on the wrong deck:{ there were 2 Sedco 71x's next to each other. We landed facing out to sea. No sign of HLO. Had we landed on wrong one. I swore I had...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2014, 10:59
Replies: 77
Views: 5,139
Posted By Hummingfrog

Winner NO Difference 7.2% Turnout 81.2%...

Winner NO

Difference 7.2%

Turnout 81.2%

Who Hoo!
22nd Jun 2014, 23:17
Replies: 36
Views: 6,065
Posted By Hummingfrog

Well done Charlie A real gentleman to fly...

Well done Charlie

A real gentleman to fly with. I will never forget flying out of Humberside to the rigs when radar informed me that I had an unidentified contact in my 2 O'clock. I couldn't...
22nd Jun 2014, 18:31
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

I thought I would post a couple of pictures, for...

I thought I would post a couple of pictures, for the railway fans, my dad took during his journeys to/from Canada.
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14th Jun 2014, 20:23
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Talking about cars - Dad has this shooting brake...

Talking about cars - Dad has this shooting brake as the "bloodwagon" at Terrell. Not sure if it could be as it isn't marked as such but in wartime anything goes:ok:

HF
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13th Jun 2014, 11:32
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Well I think it may be time to post some more...

Well I think it may be time to post some more pics from Dad's album of his time in Terell.
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11th Jun 2014, 09:25
Replies: 12,781
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Posted By Hummingfrog

Ormeside28 I will pass your experience of...

Ormeside28

I will pass your experience of becoming a glider pilot onto my Dad. He was disappointed to be posted as an instructor but I am sure that the possiblity of becoming a glider pilot would...
8th Jun 2014, 06:57
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

RAF Service Numbers can still indicate how you...

RAF Service Numbers can still indicate how you joined! My number starts with 262 which indicates I joined from University having been a VR member of the University Air Squadron first.

HF
4th Jun 2014, 13:10
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

A couple of visitors to Terrell. A Grumman J2F...

A couple of visitors to Terrell. A Grumman J2F Duck I believe as well as one of a formation of US Navy gliders who descended on Terrell. I am surprised that the US Navy had gliders as I wonder what...
4th Jun 2014, 10:22
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi again - a couple of pictures of the Stearman...

Hi again - a couple of pictures of the Stearman from Dad's album - I believe they were painted yellow?

HF

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1st Jun 2014, 19:44
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

My Father's story continues with his posting to...

My Father's story continues with his posting to Montrose in Scotland. To answer a question about the location of the Officers' Mess dad believes it was a house in Rosemount to the NE of the airfield....
31st May 2014, 12:25
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Chugalug2 I am afraid I don't know what...

Chugalug2

I am afraid I don't know what class of loco it is - it is just a picture of what pulled Dad's train. He has always had an interest in steam engines as his father was a designer for...
29th May 2014, 20:10
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk68/squadron72...

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk68/squadron72/Dad%20Terrell/Building4_zpsc60e9ebc.jpg...
28th May 2014, 08:38
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Even in the USA you couldn't get away from some...

Even in the USA you couldn't get away from some bull. This was a parade through Terrell to show the flag. My Dad is in the second picture and I wonder what that crossroads looks like today.

I am...
27th May 2014, 18:57
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi Guys I wasn't quite sure where to start...

Hi Guys

I wasn't quite sure where to start so I though the rail journey may be of interest. I am sure the experts will identify the engine!!

HF

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27th May 2014, 12:11
Replies: 114
Views: 18,713
Posted By Hummingfrog

I was there late 1974 til late 1975 and must have...

I was there late 1974 til late 1975 and must have been so engrossed in the course that I didn't notice :{ their hobby :E

HF
26th May 2014, 09:18
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad has sent me about 300 photographs of his time...

Dad has sent me about 300 photographs of his time in the USA this is just a taster as I have to sort through them all.

HF
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25th May 2014, 08:40
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad's story continues with his view of the build...

Dad's story continues with his view of the build up to D-Day - it must have been an awe inspiring sight to see so much hardware being positioned yet not know what the plan was until you read it in...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2014, 22:06
Replies: 13
Views: 4,019
Posted By Hummingfrog

So sad to hear about Malcolm. He was always a...

So sad to hear about Malcolm. He was always a gentleman to fly with. My condolences to his family.

HF
22nd May 2014, 21:49
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

OffshoreSLF I will ask Dad about the...

OffshoreSLF

I will ask Dad about the Officers Mess location but I believe that it was in an old house which was demolished about 15-20yrs ago. He did have a brick from it as he was visiting the...
20th May 2014, 23:17
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad's arrival back in the UK. POST TERRELL -...

Dad's arrival back in the UK.

POST TERRELL - 1943 - 1946 Back in UK.

Arriving back in the UK at the docks in Liverpool we moved by train to Harrogate in Yorkshire from where we were all...
18th May 2014, 20:50
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

TH As far as he can remember "Wolverhampton"...

TH

As far as he can remember "Wolverhampton" was Halfpenny Green.

Danny

He recalls that nearly 50% of his course (12) at Terrell were chopped or killed (6?).

He also thinks that his...
16th May 2014, 09:58
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,455
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi TH I will ask him and post his reply. ...

Hi TH

I will ask him and post his reply.

As a comparison I did 158hrs (all day) in the Chipmunk over 4 years at University. This included about 60hrs solo as once you had reached PFB standard...
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