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16th Sep 2022, 08:49
Replies: 283
Views: 71,088
Posted By Old-Duffer

Thank you TIGER G for pointing out my error! I...

Thank you TIGER G for pointing out my error! I am not repentant, however, as I seek every opportunity to kick back at 'wokeness'.

My current line, when challenged , is to say that having passed...
16th Sep 2022, 05:53
Replies: 283
Views: 71,088
Posted By Old-Duffer

I have now seen the video and it is not the best...

I have now seen the video and it is not the best publicity for the RAF!

Had I been caught in Kay Burley’s trap, my response would have been something like: ‘There are many criteria we take into...
14th Sep 2022, 15:09
Replies: 283
Views: 71,088
Posted By Old-Duffer

HELP - where can I get to see the interview? ...

HELP - where can I get to see the interview?

Old Duffer
3rd Sep 2022, 17:41
Replies: 46
Views: 8,241
Posted By Old-Duffer

In the 1960s and during liquid refreshment in the...

In the 1960s and during liquid refreshment in the bar at Tern Hill on a Friday, an A1 QHI became involved in a squabble with the CFI. The event degenerated and the CFI said something like: "I'm...
2nd Sep 2022, 05:58
Replies: 82
Views: 33,146
Posted By Old-Duffer

The quickest way to wind Sharky up is to remind...

The quickest way to wind Sharky up is to remind him that in 1923, the name Fleet Air Arm was given to naval aircraft but it was the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Air Force.

It must be admitted that...
13th Aug 2022, 05:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By Old-Duffer

I think these appointments are...

I think these appointments are 'representational', rather than substantive and they have other jobs, which pay the rent. If not the RAF will be moving back to the 'Area' concept they had before...
3rd Jul 2022, 05:55
Replies: 91
Views: 24,542
Posted By Old-Duffer

RAF Stanbridge circa 1989 - junior officer...

RAF Stanbridge circa 1989 - junior officer rewriting Station Standing Orders.

....... female personnel in custody are to follow the same routine as male personnel, except that they need not shave....
13th Jun 2022, 05:14
Replies: 11
Views: 3,008
Posted By Old-Duffer

Having been involved with the RAF flight safety...

Having been involved with the RAF flight safety organisation, one quip has always remained in my mind. "There are no new accidents - just new people to have them".
Obviously not strictly true and...
4th Jun 2022, 05:42
Replies: 26
Views: 4,879
Posted By Old-Duffer

Depending on the way the cut is made, the...

Depending on the way the cut is made, the collision of a York and an SAS DC6 near Northolt becomes a contender and for wartime accidents involving civilians, one USAAF aircraft crashing into a...
3rd Jun 2022, 06:07
Replies: 151
Views: 30,068
Posted By Old-Duffer

Those banging on about Hew Edwards might remember...

Those banging on about Hew Edwards might remember the very knowledgeable contributions of some years ago by Julian Tutt. Tutt was a former RAF Regt officer who was once the Queen's Colour Bearer for...
27th May 2022, 06:03
Replies: 18
Views: 5,248
Posted By Old-Duffer

Re 'Davef68'' comment - was it ever resolved...

Re 'Davef68'' comment - was it ever resolved whether a Javelin shot down an Indonesian C130 (flown by Dr Subandrio's son) into the Straits of Malacca or whether the aircraft was flown into the sea...
26th May 2022, 05:46
Replies: 18
Views: 5,248
Posted By Old-Duffer

The wife of a friend was very critical of the F4...

The wife of a friend was very critical of the F4 pilot - not for anything he did in the air but because she didn't like the way he treated his dog. Clearly the lady had her priorities straight!
Old...
3rd May 2022, 05:30
Replies: 146
Views: 30,953
Posted By Old-Duffer

57 years ago, a friend appeared as a pilot in the...

57 years ago, a friend appeared as a pilot in the advertisement: " A week in the life of ????? - RAF pilot" - he still gets reminded of it.

Any person tempted to apply for the latest rubbish...
3rd Apr 2022, 09:31
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

NutLoose please can I suggest a small flaw about...

NutLoose please can I suggest a small flaw about using postal services to track identity of Russian in the postal system. The Belarus is essentially enemy territory and might be reluctant to...
28th Mar 2022, 05:35
Replies: 15
Views: 5,547
Posted By Old-Duffer

Proved wrong - no Sharkey, perhaps E S-T will...

Proved wrong - no Sharkey, perhaps E S-T will prove me right in tomorrow's DT!

I was posted to the Falklands in early 1966 from Tern Hill but the posting was cancelled and I received another...
27th Mar 2022, 17:16
Replies: 15
Views: 5,547
Posted By Old-Duffer

My morning newspaper tells two different times...

My morning newspaper tells two different times just two pages apart and states Michael Rose commanded 3 Commando Brigade - I bet Julian Thompson will not like that!
I'm sure Sharky will get a...
27th Mar 2022, 09:16
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

It would make an interesting situation, if the...

It would make an interesting situation, if the Poles started to hold 'exercises' near Kalinagrad: nothing too 'hot' but sufficiently warm enough to see what Putin does.
Old Duffer
25th Mar 2022, 06:33
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

So Colonel Knutov admits that Tac Nucs are needed...

So Colonel Knutov admits that Tac Nucs are needed - does he mean if NATO puts peacekeepers in Ukraine or in any event?
It seems that all the threats are coming from the Russians who are the...
22nd Mar 2022, 07:11
Replies: 115
Views: 33,380
Posted By Old-Duffer

Given the current situation, I would thought Ben...

Given the current situation, I would thought Ben Wallace should have refused to accept the resignation and reinstated AT pro tem.

My understanding is that the event took place last summer, top...
18th Mar 2022, 13:57
Replies: 115
Views: 33,380
Posted By Old-Duffer

Ladies and Gentlemen, The officer to whom you...

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The officer to whom you refer in the posts just above is indeed a dentist but is an exceptionally gifted officer and reached her current position on merit.
The RAF and others...
18th Mar 2022, 06:40
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

About this time in a crisis, Nostradamus gets a...

About this time in a crisis, Nostradamus gets a mention - I wonder what his predictions are for the current situation - if there are none we might need the fallout shelter.

Old Duffer
16th Mar 2022, 06:46
Replies: 64
Views: 11,615
Posted By Old-Duffer

For the Jaguar, the 'raw number' in 1990 was over...

For the Jaguar, the 'raw number' in 1990 was over 100 but the fleet was in two parts: the short term fleet of unmodified aircraft were stored or in the training schools and the long term fleet of...
12th Mar 2022, 06:02
Replies: 64
Views: 8,591
Posted By Old-Duffer

On leaving school, I went to a college to study...

On leaving school, I went to a college to study marine engineering and had to be enrolled as a: Probationary Student of the Institute of Marine Engineering - short title PSIMarE. This was quickly...
12th Mar 2022, 05:50
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

With any nuclear weapon being exploded in anger,...

With any nuclear weapon being exploded in anger, there will surely be a radiation cloud carried on the wind and hence not within anyone's control after the weapon goes off. We know from Chernobyl...
11th Mar 2022, 11:55
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

Apparently, UN Security Council to convene at...

Apparently, UN Security Council to convene at Russia's request. They say USA is making chemical weapons inside Ukraine. This from Classic FM news clip 1100 hours. Given 'false flag' stuff, possibly a...
8th Mar 2022, 12:10
Replies: 64
Views: 8,591
Posted By Old-Duffer

In this day and age the STO would probably...

In this day and age the STO would probably translate to "Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics" ie ADCSL or somesuch!
Old Duffer
8th Mar 2022, 08:48
Replies: 21
Views: 6,031
Posted By Old-Duffer

Dick Langworthy died in the Falklands on a later...

Dick Langworthy died in the Falklands on a later detachment and Bill seemed to make a habit of jumping out of Jaguars.

Bill was involved in a well known story which goes along the lines of two...
4th Mar 2022, 05:58
Replies: 21
Views: 6,031
Posted By Old-Duffer

I rather think BN is a bit like the old brush...

I rather think BN is a bit like the old brush saga - two new handles and four new heads - but otherwise completely original.

The old girl has probably been updated at least two, possibly three...
1st Mar 2022, 06:01
Replies: 23
Views: 10,061
Posted By Old-Duffer

Perhaps the best option is to abandon the current...

Perhaps the best option is to abandon the current road and spend the money somewhere else, after all they've managed without it for some considerable time.
I'm waiting to see who is first to say...
27th Feb 2022, 15:25
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

The latest news suggests that the book "On The...

The latest news suggests that the book "On The Beach" by Nevil Shute could be on its way to being fact rather than fiction.
In about 1957, Shute wrote of a radiation cloud moving south towards...
27th Feb 2022, 08:54
Replies: 14
Views: 3,823
Posted By Old-Duffer

I note the son 'reached out' , I think that's...

I note the son 'reached out' , I think that's called 'contacted' where I live!!!

Old Duffer
27th Feb 2022, 06:11
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

If, as suggested, the Russians are being...

If, as suggested, the Russians are being thwarted, taking heavy losses and over extending their supply lines (or having them interdicted), this will be where the wounded Russian Bear will be at its...
24th Feb 2022, 08:32
Replies: 10,058
Views: 7,923,937
Posted By Old-Duffer

Perhaps a blockade of the Russian's only ice free...

Perhaps a blockade of the Russian's only ice free port in the Baltic might help a little.

OD
23rd Feb 2022, 12:30
Replies: 24
Views: 5,931
Posted By Old-Duffer

Re Posts 14 & 15, I do not know if was Alan Brew....

Re Posts 14 & 15, I do not know if was Alan Brew.

A story relating to Alan was that he took a Wessex to Tern Hill (circ 1964) to show it off. A chap called Bartlett (who was a big cheese in the...
22nd Feb 2022, 05:58
Replies: 21
Views: 15,650
Posted By Old-Duffer

With the greatest respect to the Army, the lower...

With the greatest respect to the Army, the lower orders are not known for their cerebral acuity. I suggest that whilst many of the younger generation of officers are pretty sharp, the same cannot be...
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