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Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2019, 18:01
Replies: 88
Views: 13,255
Posted By Innominate

Just over 40 years ago the Personnel Officer rang...

Just over 40 years ago the Personnel Officer rang and asked me to take our new computer operator to meet the family with whom I was lodging - she needed their spare room as night shifts finished...
30th Jun 2019, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,028
Posted By Innominate

It used to be EODTIC (the second half was...

It used to be EODTIC (the second half was "Technical Information Centre") but I've heard it called "Idiotic".

ISTR that John Terraine says in "The Right of the Line" that when the British...
23rd Jun 2019, 19:06
Replies: 21
Views: 4,007
Posted By Innominate

That counts my passport out, then...

That counts my passport out, then...
17th Jun 2019, 15:07
Replies: 76
Views: 26,997
Posted By Innominate

I too was disappointed that more was not made of...

I too was disappointed that more was not made of the Alcock & Brown centenary.

To try to give a bit of perspective, I understand that there is only one curator responsible for Aviation and Space,...
17th Jun 2019, 14:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,374
Posted By Innominate

ISTR being told in the 1980s or 90s that...

ISTR being told in the 1980s or 90s that apprenticeships were seen by young people as less appealing than going to university, so the number of recruits dropped. I think there may also have been a...
15th May 2019, 18:42
Replies: 67
Views: 15,853
Posted By Innominate

Rood's Tech Memo is available in the National...

Rood's Tech Memo is available in the National Archives https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C13521897
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2019, 21:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By Innominate

The Operations Record Book of No. 30 Air Sea...

The Operations Record Book of No. 30 Air Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit is in the National Archives https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7160336 ...
12th May 2019, 14:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By Innominate

Mary (as in the link) rather than Marie. I...

Mary (as in the link) rather than Marie.

I met her a couple of times - she was lovely, and rather amused that not only is my wife's birthday 17 May (morning after the Dams Raid) but our wedding...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2019, 22:26
Replies: 35
Views: 5,934
Posted By Innominate

I've a vague recollection of hearing a journalist...

I've a vague recollection of hearing a journalist explain that such personal details are included to give readers a better idea of what a person was like, hence "35-year old mother of twins" and...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2019, 18:59
Replies: 35
Views: 5,934
Posted By Innominate

The catalogue record says that it is closed under...

The catalogue record says that it is closed under an FOI exemption for "Health & Safety" so it's unlikely that your FOI enquiry will have much success. Such records are often closed to prevent...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2019, 21:52
Replies: 63
Views: 7,160
Posted By Innominate

Remember the girl who died on a flight last year...

Remember the girl who died on a flight last year because she was allergic to the sesame in her sandwich? Such severe allergies are rare, but diverting with a medical emergency could certainly...
20th Apr 2019, 20:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Posted By Innominate

And in July the first double crossing, by the...

And in July the first double crossing, by the airship R34...

Events planned to commemorate these feats include:
In London -...
14th Apr 2019, 18:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,665
Posted By Innominate

How to access RCAF personnel...

How to access RCAF personnel records:https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/Pages/introduction.aspx

If I understand the OP correctly, his grandfather flew in...
12th Apr 2019, 09:14
Replies: 95
Views: 26,379
Posted By Innominate

Indeed, but if some people who have the right...

Indeed, but if some people who have the right qualities think that the RAF will only let them do "lightweight type jobs" or that the RAF doesn't want them because of their ethnic background,...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2019, 20:18
Replies: 94
Views: 16,342
Posted By Innominate

Gjetost? Tastes more like fudge than cheese. Nice...

Gjetost? Tastes more like fudge than cheese. Nice in small doses.
19th Mar 2019, 20:07
Replies: 169
Views: 88,932
Posted By Innominate

ISTR that the Air Experience Flight at Wittering...

ISTR that the Air Experience Flight at Wittering couldn't operate at weekends because the Air Traffic Control contract only covered Monday to Friday. Moving the Reds there should solve the ATC issue,...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2019, 15:00
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Innominate

What about the Blackburn Blackburn? So ugly they...

What about the Blackburn Blackburn? So ugly they named it twice...
28th Feb 2019, 14:21
Replies: 20
Views: 4,902
Posted By Innominate

It seems from...

It seems from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/782294/Estate_document_for_gov.uk.pdf ...
27th Feb 2019, 20:45
Replies: 22
Views: 3,549
Posted By Innominate

Bomber Command's Operational Research Section...

Bomber Command's Operational Research Section calculated that in 99% of combats the mid-upper turret needed no more than 1,000 rounds, while for rear turrets the figure was 2,000 - the total stowage...
23rd Jan 2019, 19:51
Replies: 496
Views: 202,771
Posted By Innominate

cafesolo - My copy's ISBN is 1-86227-079-1. BTW...

cafesolo - My copy's ISBN is 1-86227-079-1. BTW it's Wilfrid, not Wilfred
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 14:22
Replies: 238
Views: 58,281
Posted By Innominate

Had a phone message today saying "An arrest...

Had a phone message today saying "An arrest warrant has been issued in your name. To talk to your case officer, press 1 now". Do they really think I would be so concerned that I would try to offer...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2019, 07:13
Replies: 84
Views: 6,544
Posted By Innominate

We live on a busy main road, which can get rather...

We live on a busy main road, which can get rather scary for a cyclist in the rush hour, but the pavement is wide enough for cyclists and pedestrians to coexist. One day my wife was cycling down the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jan 2019, 15:44
Replies: 84
Views: 6,544
Posted By Innominate

Some 4 years go I had a painful knee condition...

Some 4 years go I had a painful knee condition which meant I had to spend a few months on crutches. Being an independent-minded (i.e. stubborn) soul I was determined to do as much as possible for...
13th Jan 2019, 20:58
Replies: 18
Views: 2,367
Posted By Innominate

At least two (probably full-scale) practices, and...

At least two (probably full-scale) practices, and probably other individual element rehearsals. I was sitting at home in Bridlington when a fairly large formation (I think the Vulcan+ element)...
11th Jan 2019, 17:23
Replies: 201
Views: 35,885
Posted By Innominate

So THAT'S why it took me so long to solo! Nothing...

So THAT'S why it took me so long to solo! Nothing to do with my aptitude...
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