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30th Oct 2019, 20:46
Replies: 3
Views: 888
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EMA Museum

Be careful they have a nasty habit of not being open at advertised times due to a shortage of volunteers
19th Oct 2019, 10:19
Replies: 26
Views: 4,587
Posted By Prangster

On a warming June morning in 2016 I stood below...

On a warming June morning in 2016 I stood below Polygon wood with a battlefield guide who casually mentioned that between the main road which I think was the A17 and the treeline on a 2 thousand yard...
23rd Aug 2019, 19:44
Replies: 3
Views: 2,181
Posted By Prangster

Zeppelin Elint Flights 1939

I'm aware that two Zeppelins LZ127 and LZ130 both flew Elint sorties in August 1939, LZ127 turned up off Bawdsey and ambled north on the 3rd Aug. The duty ops officer at Stanmore declined to rise to...
9th Aug 2019, 09:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,900
Posted By Prangster

We're flying Lufthansa this time so it should be...

We're flying Lufthansa this time so it should be OK
9th Aug 2019, 09:37
Replies: 57
Views: 21,084
Posted By Prangster

The Dam Builders

Was it perchance 7 Squadron? Rather prosaic if so
8th Aug 2019, 22:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,900
Posted By Prangster

Angry In a perfect world

I wouldn't have to suffer boorish oafs running riot in the terminal building, off their faces on strong cider at 6.30am. I wouldn't have to suffer IT ATC Engineering delays due the pilot/aircraft etc...
2nd Jul 2019, 18:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,431
Posted By Prangster

Hi Genghis, you might like to follow up on the...

Hi Genghis, you might like to follow up on the career of Jack Howard 20th Earl of Suffolk who ran an experimental bomb disposal outfit, his last words whilst dismantling a German 500kg bomb were, 'oh...
30th Jun 2019, 22:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,431
Posted By Prangster

Bomb fusing

Hi Genghis you might like to look up the story of Jack Howard 20th Earl of Suffolk who had a short but interesting war. Amongst other things he ran a wholly civilian UXB group paying particular...
18th Jun 2019, 20:20
Replies: 1,115
Views: 459,756
Posted By Prangster

How on earth did you remember all that? I had a...

How on earth did you remember all that? I had a rather odd initial course. For some reason MK3;s were all grounded and we did most of our training on the Barge, you guessed it they then sent us solo...
17th Jun 2019, 20:57
Replies: 1,115
Views: 459,756
Posted By Prangster

And lo I entereth the holy place that is 617...

And lo I entereth the holy place that is 617 Squadrons hanger at Scampers and stop dead in my tracks. No 'tis not the ghost of a black Labrador I see but my youth passing before mine eyes. For there...
21st May 2019, 08:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Prangster

Point taken Shy Torque, the profile doesn't fit...

Point taken Shy Torque, the profile doesn't fit your supposition I'm only trying to illustrate just how the built environment catches folk out. Having had more than one hot air balloon wrapped round...
20th May 2019, 21:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Prangster

Alas Watnal nee Merlin Flying Club long gone. The...

Alas Watnal nee Merlin Flying Club long gone. The problem arises when aircraft flying west to east cross the Erewash/Golden Valley are confronted with a ridge that in turn is masked by terrain...
20th May 2019, 19:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Prangster

Terrain Watch

When GPS systems first began to filter into GA cockpits I noticed a sharp increase in GA aircraft being caught out by the terrain just north junction 27 of the M1. My house was situated on well...
27th Apr 2019, 18:50
Replies: 57,560
Views: 8,180,853
Posted By Prangster

Praise the Lord and pass some ammunition

Praise the Lord and pass some ammunition
4th Apr 2019, 18:13
Replies: 34
Views: 6,811
Posted By Prangster

Hmm,,me thinks the i's have it.

Hmm,,me thinks the i's have it.
4th Apr 2019, 17:58
Replies: 57,560
Views: 8,180,853
Posted By Prangster

Oh look dad, it's pink and purple and flies in a...

Oh look dad, it's pink and purple and flies in a circle
1st Apr 2019, 21:39
Replies: 39
Views: 5,791
Posted By Prangster

Heavily modified? Strewth it reads like a new...

Heavily modified? Strewth it reads like a new machine how ever did they get the thing certified
30th Mar 2019, 19:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By Prangster

Was Gormley aware of the Luftwaffe monument or...

Was Gormley aware of the Luftwaffe monument or just curious coincidence?
29th Mar 2019, 20:27
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By Prangster

Cultural misappropriation?

Thanks for the heads up guys I was being ever so slightly ironic
28th Mar 2019, 19:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By Prangster

A curious Case of Cultural Misappropriation?

Checking some facts using Richard Hough and Denis Richards The Battle of Britain Jubilee History Hodder and Stoughton 1990 edition I was struck by a photograph showing the German Aviation monument...
28th Feb 2019, 18:56
Replies: 55
Views: 14,159
Posted By Prangster

Jesus have non of you lot heard a things called...

Jesus have non of you lot heard a things called maps compasses and wizz wheels
28th Feb 2019, 18:37
Replies: 201
Views: 38,836
Posted By Prangster

Hi Airclues, you must have been there at the same...

Hi Airclues, you must have been there at the same time as little me. Brian Speckley who became national gliding champion was also dipping his toes in the water at that time
26th Feb 2019, 13:11
Replies: 22
Views: 3,780
Posted By Prangster

Thanks for that Pontious, My old man was a...

Thanks for that Pontious, My old man was a squadron signal leader before all this 'new fangled' wizzard war stuff took to the skies. I recall he read Dr Alfred Prices' Instruments of Darkness' in the...
25th Feb 2019, 16:33
Replies: 22
Views: 3,780
Posted By Prangster

'Special Operations' does indeed pick up on the...

'Special Operations' does indeed pick up on the jam.listen.jam, specific to nightfighter control frequencies using a trio of kit. I assume the poor WOP was flailing about like a one armed...
24th Feb 2019, 17:06
Replies: 22
Views: 3,780
Posted By Prangster

Angel Airborne Cigar? No thanks.

I've long been aware that Bomber Commands 101 Squadron suffered the biggest losses of all Bomber Command units. However, until recently picking up Raymond Alexanders limited edition booklet 'Special...
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