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2nd Oct 2019, 23:07
Replies: 9
Views: 4,355
Posted By Mal Drop

A terrible loss, he was one of the finest ALMs I...

A terrible loss, he was one of the finest ALMs I had the pleasure of flying with, and a great person to know.
14th Jun 2015, 20:52
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

Well Smudge, it seems that my memories of the...

Well Smudge, it seems that my memories of the place don't match yours, but I still don't see a need for the rolling-eyes twunticon.
14th Jun 2015, 19:51
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

You know those weekends that people can go on and...

You know those weekends that people can go on and pretend they were in the forces ...

United Airlines passengers 'abandoned' in Goose Bay...
9th Jun 2015, 23:02
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

If the discotheque didn't allow pneumatic drills,...

If the discotheque didn't allow pneumatic drills, then I didn't go in.

Manoeuvre chrysanthemum accommodation.

/End of spelling test.
9th Jun 2015, 22:59
Replies: 100
Views: 20,833
Posted By Mal Drop

Once the sextant and LORAN C were taken out and I...

Once the sextant and LORAN C were taken out and I no longer had to collect a chicken from in-flight catering to sacrifice before three star astro shots, I developed the role into 'crew entertainments...
23rd Apr 2015, 09:47
Replies: 107
Views: 15,219
Posted By Mal Drop

Bobster, in a race to blame Obama for everything,...

Bobster, in a race to blame Obama for everything, you seem to have gone on a poorly-executed 'I can haz copypasta' exercise in which 'Muammar Qaddafi' suddenly becomes 'Moammar Gadhafi'.

It's a...
29th Mar 2015, 18:20
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

When IFF was a Flt Cdr on 24 Sqn, I may have sent...

When IFF was a Flt Cdr on 24 Sqn, I may have sent him a 'weather lovely, wish you were here' postcard from Trondheim.

/More accurately, from near Trondheim...
28th Mar 2015, 12:09
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

AA62, GBII/61 was a Vichy bomber squadron based...

AA62, GBII/61 was a Vichy bomber squadron based in Blida (Algeria) that operated Douglas DC-7s.

Source: Sutherland, J. and Canwell, D. (2011) Vichy Air Force at War, Barnsley, Pen & Sword Aviation.
24th Mar 2015, 13:25
Replies: 5
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mal Drop

From Air Gunner - The Men Who Manned the Turrets...

From Air Gunner - The Men Who Manned the Turrets (Alan Cooper, 2009, Pen & Sword Publishing)

IF I MUST BE A GUNNER
If I must be a gunner,
Then please Lord grant me grace,
That I may leave this...
20th Mar 2015, 13:25
Replies: 90
Views: 47,712
Posted By Mal Drop

Pics taken by one of my guests at the graduation...

Pics taken by one of my guests at the graduation parade (with crappy little point and shoot 35mm film camera).

Toom on early pass ......
18th Mar 2015, 12:45
Replies: 90
Views: 47,712
Posted By Mal Drop

If anyone has a decent copy they could PM me with...

If anyone has a decent copy they could PM me with I would be most grateful. I was the cadet standing in front of No. 2 flight with a pointed stick (and one of the few who kept his hat on).
13th Mar 2015, 22:27
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

' ... recovered our l̶o̶a̶d̶m̶a̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ captain...

' ... recovered our l̶o̶a̶d̶m̶a̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ captain from under a stack of five people and plugged h̶e̶r̶ him back into the intercom.'

I'm getting flashbacks of a 47 Sqn trip.
9th Mar 2015, 18:22
Replies: 63
Views: 16,099
Posted By Mal Drop

I doubt that a full and frank discussion of the...

I doubt that a full and frank discussion of the merits (or otherwise) of Saudi-Arabian compound-hopping (and 'furniture' constructed from slabs of tonic water) whilst waiting for the initial...
14th Feb 2015, 15:12
Replies: 114
Views: 13,350
Posted By Mal Drop

From Welby's own Blog...

From Welby's own Blog (http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/blog.php/23/reflections-on-dresden):

'What a sadness then that late in the evening someone showed me a headline in the Daily Mail...
11th Feb 2015, 21:21
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

I also recall that S** V**** was involved in the...

I also recall that S** V**** was involved in the tryjack story and had been given membership of the RAF Escaping Society afterwards. I think there was something up on the wall of 30 Sqn about it when...
6th Feb 2015, 21:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By Mal Drop

Another plea for the link here please TBT, muchly...

Another plea for the link here please TBT, muchly indebted.
10th Jan 2015, 21:53
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

There were a few mnemonics for problem solving, I...

There were a few mnemonics for problem solving, I vaguely remember BANGGEARO for the Touchdown Switch. From memory it was:

Bus Not Tied
Anti-skid
Nacelle pre-heat
GTC Door
Gear Latch
Engine...
8th Jan 2015, 23:17
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

Experience has shown that's usually safer to...

Experience has shown that's usually safer to alter reality than challenge an STS Staff Nav...

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/photoboris/Aircraft/RevPic_zps7d6efd1a.jpg
4th Jan 2015, 22:01
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By Mal Drop

Having bailed from uni to join up I'd suggest the...

Having bailed from uni to join up I'd suggest the degree before joining. You'll have the time to work on the sorts of skills needed for a successful application and could get a 'taster' with a UAS.
28th Dec 2014, 16:02
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

RAF C130K - Check. Palm trees - Check. Para...

RAF C130K - Check.
Palm trees - Check.
Para DZ Markers - Check.
Formation Drop - Check.
Location - Answers on a postcard...
...
8th Dec 2014, 11:13
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

Ah yes, the Riyadh det... I remember getting...

Ah yes, the Riyadh det...

I remember getting into theatre just after New Year to be placed in a compound with the STS 'SkyRats' who were to train up the non-TS qualified crews in the art of desert...
6th Dec 2014, 16:24
Replies: 102
Views: 22,428
Posted By Mal Drop

If you're looking for a 'bristling contact' then...

If you're looking for a 'bristling contact' then there are probably a few niche (non-aircrew) fora which might help 'scratch' that itch.
6th Dec 2014, 16:20
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

I still remember the sign outside Stn Ops at...

I still remember the sign outside Stn Ops at Akronelli showing a stick man wearing breathing apparatus which some wag had altered to read 'LE line-dancing'.
5th Dec 2014, 16:54
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

Fond memories of being despatched from the party...

Fond memories of being despatched from the party room in the Hamilton Princess as a Student Nav/Student Captain pair to get in some booze for the compulsory hours-long debrief. In the local...
30th Nov 2014, 19:14
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,161,697
Posted By Mal Drop

The CARP tables were generally OK for temperate...

The CARP tables were generally OK for temperate climes at near sea-level but it didn't take the brains of a rocket surgeon* to realise that at a few thousand feet up and ISA plus scorchio, the air...
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