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7th Jul 2019, 18:22
Replies: 10
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Posted By sidevalve

Not making any promises but this link...

Not making any promises but this link (https://124movies.to/movies/the-cold-blue/) works for me in France.
14th Jan 2019, 13:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By sidevalve

People often say at times like this that it was...

People often say at times like this that it was an honour and a privilege to have known the deceased - but in George's case it was true.
sv
14th Jan 2019, 10:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By sidevalve

George Duffee RIP

Sad to have to report the passing of noted Comet Line evader and British Airways captain George Duffee DFC (https://tinyurl.com/ydxb9snd) at his home in Aberaeron on 21st December 2018. Janet, his...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2018, 15:34
Replies: 42
Views: 2,741
Posted By sidevalve

^ What Sally said.

^ What Sally said.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2018, 15:30
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By sidevalve

Well done Nutty.. This...

Well done Nutty..
This (https://tinyurl.com/yaz6cf68) was one of his great songs.. and this (https://tinyurl.com/llhacpg) was another. His career spanned from Edith Piaf to the present day. Few had...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2018, 09:48
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,228,369
Posted By sidevalve

Non-French speakers look away now.. Link to...

Non-French speakers look away now..

Link to interesting viewpoint (https://tinyurl.com/y9yxmsye) from across the Channel on how Brexit will change the UK and its relationship with the EU.

Marc...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2018, 07:59
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,228,369
Posted By sidevalve

OK, apart from K n C and PN..

OK, apart from K n C and PN..
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2018, 05:45
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,228,369
Posted By sidevalve

You should read some history...

You should read some history (https://tinyurl.com/ycxr5gzt). Of course, you'll have your own interpretation no doubt.. but to say that the UK has never been outward-looking ignores historical facts....
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2018, 19:40
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,228,369
Posted By sidevalve

Exactly. Every one of the 28 EU nations has its...

Exactly. Every one of the 28 EU nations has its own perspective on EU membership.

The UK has always been an outward-looking maritime trading nation, first exploring the globe and then settling...
30th Sep 2018, 09:14
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By sidevalve

Remarkably similar.. ...

Remarkably similar..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hvwoDPoEL8
Junkers Ju 52 (https://tinyurl.com/z376p7h)
24th Sep 2018, 18:08
Replies: 120
Views: 19,606
Posted By sidevalve

Written in chinagraph? Think you're mistaken.....

Written in chinagraph? Think you're mistaken.. that area was never called the Wardroom (and I served my time in the galley!)
Perhaps Wensleydale could throw his 0.02-worth in.. (no stranger to the...
24th Sep 2018, 11:39
Replies: 120
Views: 19,606
Posted By sidevalve

I can't speak for Maritime Shacks - but there was...

I can't speak for Maritime Shacks - but there was nothing on the AEW Shack that could remotely be described as a 'wardroom'. While I was there ('74-'81), the crews were all officer, save for the...
24th Sep 2018, 11:28
Replies: 84
Views: 13,726
Posted By sidevalve

In similar vein, an unforgettable comment in the...

In similar vein, an unforgettable comment in the Messing Suggestions book in the O Mess at RAF Lossiemouth in or around 1974:
"I wish to suggest that the Mess consider the provision of a cover for...
22nd Sep 2018, 18:13
Replies: 108
Views: 10,142
Posted By sidevalve

Exactamundo.. I ditched my issue torch, never...

Exactamundo.. I ditched my issue torch, never having used it. Complete crap. The Mini Maglite, however, was/is an excellent bit of kit. Available from BXs everywhere. Mine must be 25+years old and...
21st Sep 2018, 06:09
Replies: 46
Views: 8,420
Posted By sidevalve

Superb photos Beardy - I had a browse on the web...

Superb photos Beardy - I had a browse on the web yesterday looking for clues as to the Magister's forebears but found rien. However, I did find this mother lode (https://tinyurl.com/y88vo6p5) of...
20th Sep 2018, 20:18
Replies: 46
Views: 8,420
Posted By sidevalve

It would! I hadn't heard that one before.. It...

It would! I hadn't heard that one before.. It looked aerodynamically very clean.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBPjtOuDZl8
20th Sep 2018, 11:35
Replies: 46
Views: 8,420
Posted By sidevalve

Down at the beach walking the dog when a...

Down at the beach walking the dog when a singleton Alpha Jet from the Patrouille de France appeared out of the early morning mist about mile out to sea at low level briskly heading north..
While...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2018, 16:25
Replies: 166
Views: 5,956
Posted By sidevalve

No, you're saying that. (you're not Cathy Newman,...

No, you're saying that. (you're not Cathy Newman, are you?)
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2018, 15:57
Replies: 166
Views: 5,956
Posted By sidevalve

Nobody has said it yet (as far as I can see) so I...

Nobody has said it yet (as far as I can see) so I will: You don't get many atheists in a foxhole.
Whether or not we choose to believe in "fairy stories", I think the underlying Christian values have...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Sep 2018, 06:46
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By sidevalve

In addition to Barking's comments, <going off...

In addition to Barking's comments, <going off topic slightly> there was a school of thought on the squadron that linked what appeared to be a 'higher than normal' onset of cancers various with...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2018, 12:15
Replies: 143
Views: 12,329
Posted By sidevalve

I'm struggling with this..! 360 divided by 24...

I'm struggling with this..!
360 divided by 24 = 15.. Ergo, every change of longitude of 15 represents 1 hour.

In 1968 there was a three-year experiment called British Standard Time, when the...
2nd Sep 2018, 11:56
Replies: 127
Views: 20,512
Posted By sidevalve

That's the point TTN - just as the RAF changes...

That's the point TTN - just as the RAF changes over the years, so do we - even though we maybe don't recognise that in ourselves.
If/when there comes a point when you no longer see the joke, it's...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2018, 09:32
Replies: 166
Views: 10,532
Posted By sidevalve

and it puts you - let's see - "currently within...

and it puts you - let's see - "currently within the EU"..
Good enough for Govt work!;)
28th Aug 2018, 22:09
Replies: 74
Views: 9,830
Posted By sidevalve

The mission system was actually designed in the...

The mission system was actually designed in the late 60s. Westinghouse successfully demonstrated their airborne radar tracking capability in '72.
The sorry tale of the E-3D programme is an object...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2018, 11:42
Replies: 190
Views: 15,439
Posted By sidevalve

Down the back. I was going to GK for a meeting...

Down the back. I was going to GK for a meeting and hitched a cheap day return ride.
Amused to hear the "Enemy coast ahead" call on coasting in!:ok:
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