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11th Apr 2021, 09:14
Replies: 93
Views: 16,260
Posted By GeeRam

Well said.

Well said.
30th Mar 2021, 21:47
Replies: 12
Views: 4,360
Posted By GeeRam

Could be. One of those FGA70A Hunters in...

Could be.

One of those FGA70A Hunters in Lebanon is the former FGA9 XJ644, which had been in store at Kemble until going back to HSA in early '75 for refurb for Lebanese AF, and another two of the...
30th Mar 2021, 18:39
Replies: 12
Views: 4,360
Posted By GeeRam

Craig Penrice.....who used to be a regular poster...

Craig Penrice.....who used to be a regular poster here on PPRune.....and yes, it was one of the few remaining airworthy F.6A Hunters at the time, and CP's 2nd ejection (having already had to vacate a...
27th Mar 2021, 10:16
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By GeeRam

1981 Trooping Flypast taken by me on a pocket 110...

1981 Trooping Flypast taken by me on a pocket 110 camera standing outside my parents house in West London
...
25th Mar 2021, 07:50
Replies: 88
Views: 23,751
Posted By GeeRam

Which is why they won't get binned, as while they...

Which is why they won't get binned, as while they exist, Joe Public are oblivious to the ever shrinking RAF....because all they 'see' is the Reds.

The RAF could shrink to the size of the Irish Air...
24th Mar 2021, 13:45
Replies: 88
Views: 23,751
Posted By GeeRam

Perhaps they'll become the worlds first purely...

Perhaps they'll become the worlds first purely synthetic display team....... :E
21st Mar 2021, 20:21
Replies: 61
Views: 14,207
Posted By GeeRam

G-XATW is a brand new A321NEO leased by Titan...

G-XATW is a brand new A321NEO leased by Titan from ALC, and they are capable of operating out of London City which has a shorter runway than Northolt, so I don't see why in VIP fit, it couldn't...
21st Mar 2021, 12:56
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

Via a new build (early 60's?) pipeline that...

Via a new build (early 60's?) pipeline that connected up to the WW2 era GPSS and PLUTO fuel pipeline systems, one of the many immense wartime infrastructure projects undertaken in such a short period...
21st Mar 2021, 09:44
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

Line runs right under the M4/M25 junction from...

Line runs right under the M4/M25 junction from the GWR main line, and is still in use for the two concrete/aggregate works located in Thornley and Colnbrook. It was also heavily used for bring in...
20th Mar 2021, 17:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By GeeRam

I still vividly recall standing with the boy from...

I still vividly recall standing with the boy from next door up on our coal bunker in our back garden in West London along with his Mum&Dad (his Dad was ex-RAF Spitfire pilot) and my Mum on that sunny...
19th Mar 2021, 12:07
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

It was named Starlight. And this is why the...

It was named Starlight.

And this is why the 'temporary/semi-permanent' office accommodation block (old T2 site offices) was named Starlight Point......although Covid situation has now resulted in...
17th Mar 2021, 19:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By GeeRam

Yes, correct, Trooping the Colour flypast over...

Yes, correct, Trooping the Colour flypast over Buck House, and they have never stopped (apart from last year due to Covid obviously)
What did happen was the routing changed by the early 80's, which...
12th Mar 2021, 16:17
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

The Ace of Spades service station is also now...

The Ace of Spades service station is also now long gone as well.

You can still see the remains of the low level white brick wall which bordered the footpath and where the entrance's crossed the...
12th Mar 2021, 16:08
Replies: 62
Views: 11,375
Posted By GeeRam

My favourite of the ones we have hung around...

My favourite of the ones we have hung around various walls of the house is this one, Hurricane Force by Robert Taylor, and signed by Pete Brothers, Peter Townsend, Frank Carey and Geoffrey Page.
...
10th Mar 2021, 15:18
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

I thought landing on 05R were stopped by early...

I thought landing on 05R were stopped by early 1981, because of the starting of the building of Terminal 4, with any 05R landings being far too close to the works and site boundary of the new T4..?...
8th Mar 2021, 19:38
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

That's it.....:ok: I've been trying to...

That's it.....:ok:

I've been trying to remember what it was called for years and years. For about 4 years I used to drive past that junction every morning on way to work, and often used to sit at...
7th Mar 2021, 10:02
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

The Master Robert was demolished about 3 years...

The Master Robert was demolished about 3 years ago and a brand new budget hotel built on the site, which was finished about 6 month before the first lockdown started!
There used to be a big aviation...
6th Mar 2021, 18:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By GeeRam

Exactly what Roush Racing did in the USA....and...

Exactly what Roush Racing did in the USA....and as said, Retro Track & Air have done in the UK....although Retro Track & Air in UK have gone as far as casting new Merlin cylinder heads.....and I...
6th Mar 2021, 16:59
Replies: 27
Views: 4,865
Posted By GeeRam

I don't think we'll be buying more than the 48...

I don't think we'll be buying more than the 48 we've committed to......and certainly not any A's.

The increasing level of noise (finally) coming from USA (and elsewhere) about the costs of the...
6th Mar 2021, 16:30
Replies: 170
Views: 17,129
Posted By GeeRam

The old tower ceased being the Police Station...

The old tower ceased being the Police Station around 1969/70 when the new Police Station was built next to the tunnel ramp, diagonally opposite across the roundabout from where the customs house now...
3rd Mar 2021, 20:03
Replies: 50
Views: 10,359
Posted By GeeRam

I heard all about from a good mate of mine a few...

I heard all about from a good mate of mine a few days after it happened, as he was one of the lucky BA staff who's salary number was drawn in the lottery for a seat on the aircraft.
He said the best...
16th Feb 2021, 15:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,855
Posted By GeeRam

Yes, Mildenhall has been reprieved, and the units...

Yes, Mildenhall has been reprieved, and the units there are now not moving to Fairford.
However, they are still going ahead for the big new hangar for the deployments from stateside of various bomb...
16th Feb 2021, 13:10
Replies: 8
Views: 2,855
Posted By GeeRam

But there's also the fact that construction of a...

But there's also the fact that construction of a rather large new hangar we will starting on site there soon.......
14th Feb 2021, 09:27
Replies: 12
Views: 4,795
Posted By GeeRam

Except confined in a Sub would mean higher chance...

Except confined in a Sub would mean higher chance of high viral load, and thus greater chance of those younger healthier people getting a bad case, as we've seen this past few months compared to last...
12th Feb 2021, 17:00
Replies: 75
Views: 36,112
Posted By GeeRam

Even better when the mad Aussie's did it at night...

Even better when the mad Aussie's did it at night over a city.... :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znud9pPKciE
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