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26th Jun 2019, 11:45
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Posted By Chugalug2

I may have a "Shipping Company Cap Badge" in that...

I may have a "Shipping Company Cap Badge" in that it was that of Dan-Air. The airline was started by the shipping company Davies and Newman formed in 1922, being a member of the Baltic Exchange....
25th Jun 2019, 06:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By Chugalug2

You might trace him, and hence the companies in...

You might trace him, and hence the companies in which he was a ships officer, from this site:-

Officers in the Merchant Navy - The National Archives...
20th Jun 2019, 13:37
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Views: 1,247,371
Posted By Chugalug2

Engines, thanks for responding. With respect (and...

Engines, thanks for responding. With respect (and that is not just an empty phrase!), I feel it is always essential in regard to airworthiness to emphasise the wood for the trees. The MOD's default...
20th Jun 2019, 08:55
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Posted By Chugalug2

Engines:- While I don't quibble with your...

Engines:-


While I don't quibble with your summary of the ATC Gliders descent into the present perpetual pause, I must take issue with your implication that this is a scandal solely affecting the...
13th Jun 2019, 09:53
Replies: 61
Views: 18,773
Posted By Chugalug2

Agreed, three full sized C-types at South Cerney...

Agreed, three full sized C-types at South Cerney per the pic. The satellite view of Hullavington seems to show a reduced sized hangar behind the Watch Office/Tower. Were there 'baby' C-types or is it...
12th Jun 2019, 08:33
Replies: 11
Views: 4,966
Posted By Chugalug2

Well done TR, I wondered who'd spot that one...

Well done TR, I wondered who'd spot that one first! I suspect that you have solved the riddle and I have certainly learned something new, which may be more than one might say of the OP, who seems to...
10th Jun 2019, 17:39
Replies: 44
Views: 10,530
Posted By Chugalug2

No wiser words were ever spoken. The movie...

No wiser words were ever spoken. The movie industry is just that and indeed shares the same business model as Civil Aviation. Ever since Errol Flynn drove the Imperial Japanese Army out of Burma...
9th Jun 2019, 08:46
Replies: 11
Views: 4,966
Posted By Chugalug2

I've never heard of the 22 Club so can only offer...

I've never heard of the 22 Club so can only offer ill informed speculation, which should at least flush out those who are better informed than I. You mention Grapple so perhaps that has a bearing....
8th Jun 2019, 08:43
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Chugalug2

Well said 1066. I'm not sure about reading Their...

Well said 1066. I'm not sure about reading Their Greatest Disgrace being compulsory but it is surely highly recommended reading, especially in the great value Kindle format :-
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6th Jun 2019, 14:28
Replies: 5,515
Views: 1,304,590
Posted By Chugalug2

JTO, your excoriating post re official MT reminds...

JTO, your excoriating post re official MT reminds me of similar blatant misuse of same. I was away defending Queen and Country in some 4 or 5 star hotel somewhere down route when Mrs C receives news...
6th Jun 2019, 08:50
Replies: 31
Views: 5,752
Posted By Chugalug2

Now that we are at the 75th anniversary to the...

Now that we are at the 75th anniversary to the day, the importance of Stagg's met forecast (with due acknowledgement to his team, langleybaston!) seems more key to its success than ever. If he hadn't...
6th Jun 2019, 08:24
Replies: 104
Views: 33,902
Posted By Chugalug2

What an amazing achievement this C-47 formation...

What an amazing achievement this C-47 formation drop was. The preparation and logistics to gather the fleet together from around the world must have been immense. I can't think of a more fitting act...
3rd Jun 2019, 19:17
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Chugalug2

Sorry ShyTorque, my bad. I meant you in the...

Sorry ShyTorque, my bad. I meant you in the generic sense. Others have yet to though, and I would suggest they should do so ASAP to show the shared strength of feeling on the matter.
3rd Jun 2019, 17:05
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Chugalug2

SASless, thank you for your thoughtful and...

SASless, thank you for your thoughtful and supportive post. It really helps.

jayteeto, thank you too for conceding to SASless at least. We are all really as one, I hope, in not wanting any more of...
3rd Jun 2019, 11:01
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Chugalug2

It is in the nature of the internet that anyone...

It is in the nature of the internet that anyone can post here whatever they wish. It is in the nature of PPRuNe that those who disabuse that privilege can be moderated or even banned. That is for the...
3rd Jun 2019, 08:08
Replies: 61
Views: 18,773
Posted By Chugalug2

I admit to having had strong reservations about...

I admit to having had strong reservations about this programme. We are so used to such productions being a vehicle for the presenter/lead participant's self esteem and professional exposure. Not so...
2nd Jun 2019, 22:46
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Chugalug2

1. It was RAF VSOs that dragged the reputation of...

1. It was RAF VSOs that dragged the reputation of the crew into disrepute, never mind the public forum.

2. It was the "armchair investigators" that produced evidence of the illegal RTS to Lord...
2nd Jun 2019, 18:47
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Chugalug2

Lima Juliet:- Given that among the many...

Lima Juliet:-


Given that among the many airworthiness problems that afflicted this fleet; "positively dangerous" FADECS that lacked any manual reversion, and flight control malfunctions,...
2nd Jun 2019, 10:11
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Chugalug2

25 years on and still no official explanation of...

25 years on and still no official explanation of why this aircraft crashed and these 29 dedicated professionals perished. That is a national disgrace and a stain on the honour of the Royal Air Force....
30th May 2019, 14:07
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Chugalug2

PZU, many thanks for the interesting USAAF paper...

PZU, many thanks for the interesting USAAF paper re Mandrel at D-Day and the Invasion of Southern France. Here is a map of the airborne deception plan for D-Day -1 and D-Day itself, showing inter...
29th May 2019, 09:21
Replies: 34
Views: 11,759
Posted By Chugalug2

uffington sb:- Do you have a link for...

uffington sb:-



Do you have a link for that assertion? I ask because Diego Garcia is by far the largest island in the archipelago and was presumably home to a fair number of inhabitants. It...
27th May 2019, 20:14
Replies: 14
Views: 5,182
Posted By Chugalug2

I left even before you Herod but concur with your...

I left even before you Herod but concur with your comments. Having first toured in Changi (it was hell!) on 48 Sqn Hastings, I arrived at Colerne just in time for the annual "Tense Caper" (was any...
25th May 2019, 19:00
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Chugalug2

I have coincidentally been reading The Drift to...

I have coincidentally been reading The Drift to War by Richard Lamb which describes in detail the period from 1929 of "The series of errors in British policy that led to World War II". Admittedly we...
23rd May 2019, 19:53
Replies: 34
Views: 11,759
Posted By Chugalug2

How can it be 'handed back to the Mauritius...

How can it be 'handed back to the Mauritius government' when it never came under its jurisdiction in the first place? It was intentionally excluded from Mauritius as part of the independence...
19th May 2019, 15:31
Replies: 29
Views: 7,845
Posted By Chugalug2

I recall the events that led to the Hastings...

I recall the events that led to the Hastings Stream Commander issuing the scatter order. Crap wx had stymied the stream launched for over a week. This was the last chance to get it, plus the Bevs and...
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