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22nd Nov 2020, 07:53
Replies: 34
Views: 9,300
Posted By PapaDolmio

Oh Lord.. Please someone tell me this is a...

Oh Lord..

Please someone tell me this is a spoof.
15th Nov 2020, 11:35
Replies: 27
Views: 5,344
Posted By PapaDolmio

Reminds me of something I heard on a phone in on...

Reminds me of something I heard on a phone in on the radio a while back.

A old dear was talking about a German POW who worked on their farm towards the end of WW2.
"He was such a lovely polite...
15th Nov 2020, 11:25
Replies: 12
Views: 2,731
Posted By PapaDolmio

All I'll say regarding Service Dentists is be...

All I'll say regarding Service Dentists is be grateful. I never had a complaint with them in 30 years and they're free!

I've had more treatment in the 7 years since leaving- some of which I'm not...
14th Nov 2020, 07:24
Replies: 7
Views: 3,539
Posted By PapaDolmio

The whole case is very odd, lots of detail...

The whole case is very odd, lots of detail missing in the BBC report about events before he went missing, his RAF career and his personal life.

The RAF were very quiet in the weeks following his...
26th Oct 2020, 11:43
Replies: 25
Views: 6,553
Posted By PapaDolmio

I thought for a moment when I saw the title you...

I thought for a moment when I saw the title you meant replacing A400 with gliders!

Getting something to use as a tug would be interesting.
24th Oct 2020, 07:07
Replies: 25
Views: 6,051
Posted By PapaDolmio

Well in railway terminology its Personal Needs...

Well in railway terminology its Personal Needs Break - looking at some of those incidents there might have been a few involuntary ones.

Seriously though, that was truly horrifying and hats off to...
20th Sep 2020, 06:51
Replies: 92
Views: 32,127
Posted By PapaDolmio

Now that would be something to see!

Now that would be something to see!
14th Sep 2020, 06:49
Replies: 92
Views: 32,127
Posted By PapaDolmio

I did my last five years at Marham so I'll be sad...

I did my last five years at Marham so I'll be sad to see her go but I guess it's inevitable really as I expect she's in a right state internally. It makes you wonder what some of the other large...
1st Sep 2020, 21:17
Replies: 39
Views: 15,090
Posted By PapaDolmio

Boozing in the Met Office? Whatever next? ...

Boozing in the Met Office? Whatever next?

The only training course I ever attended in 30 years service where the bar was open (and used) was the Met Observer course at Shinfield.
31st Aug 2020, 18:59
Replies: 39
Views: 15,090
Posted By PapaDolmio

13mcg in a breath sample for all Railway Staff...

13mcg in a breath sample for all Railway Staff working in a safety critical role, includes drivers, conductors, signallers, control staff, technicians ... even the bod on the platform with whistle...
20th Aug 2020, 20:57
Replies: 23
Views: 4,446
Posted By PapaDolmio

I remember reading a magazine article yonks ago...

I remember reading a magazine article yonks ago about a French Air Force det in Guadalope (sic) in the Caribbean. I think they operated a couple of Alouette II, a C160 and an Atlantique on det....
31st Jul 2020, 08:18
Replies: 99
Views: 25,177
Posted By PapaDolmio

That is one of the funniest posts I've read for a...

That is one of the funniest posts I've read for a long time.

Maybe there was a secret hangar at WF filled with JP to Strikemaster conversion kits? Use the 3's as the first wave as decoys and then...
20th Jul 2020, 17:59
Replies: 76
Views: 18,748
Posted By PapaDolmio

Similar then to the infamous 'Penny's Pies' that...

Similar then to the infamous 'Penny's Pies' that were a regular feature of white boxes of horror emanating from in-flight at Lyneham. One unfortunate C130 captain finding a feather in his chicken and...
18th Jul 2020, 12:00
Replies: 76
Views: 18,748
Posted By PapaDolmio

Some MREs I've found OK, worst stuff ever was...

Some MREs I've found OK, worst stuff ever was when we blagged some US Humanitarian Aid Rations off some USAF Spec Ops guys in Brindisi.

No meat products at all so they can be eaten by any religion...
16th Jun 2020, 21:26
Replies: 70
Views: 20,035
Posted By PapaDolmio

Ho Ho! if I'm reading para 37 correctly it...

Ho Ho!

if I'm reading para 37 correctly it proposes having a QE and T45 permanently deployed 1300 miles from the UK to protect the country from ALCM?

Never heard the F3 called a Vehicle...
8th Mar 2020, 08:27
Replies: 13
Views: 4,055
Posted By PapaDolmio

What are the financial benefits of presumably...

What are the financial benefits of presumably huge, very high quality screens with the associated technology over.........
a big window?

Aside from the obvious that you don't need a window...
3rd Dec 2019, 21:26
Replies: 23
Views: 6,975
Posted By PapaDolmio

A Stn Cdr at Wyton gave a JO a weeks guard...

A Stn Cdr at Wyton gave a JO a weeks guard following a altercation at the main gate while I was based there many years ago. Makes a change from extra SDO I suppose.
14th Nov 2019, 07:43
Replies: 21
Views: 3,106
Posted By PapaDolmio

Recruit Training at Swinderby in 1982 wasn't that...

Recruit Training at Swinderby in 1982 wasn't that far removed from it either!
13th Nov 2019, 06:16
Replies: 36
Views: 8,828
Posted By PapaDolmio

ISTR a Jaguar doing something similar at Garvie...

ISTR a Jaguar doing something similar at Garvie many years ago?
28th Sep 2019, 07:35
Replies: 54
Views: 9,273
Posted By PapaDolmio

There was another remarkable Lord at Arnhem: RSM...

There was another remarkable Lord at Arnhem: RSM J C Lord of 3 Para.
After acting as GOC 1ABN's bodyguard for a while following the virtual annihilation of 1st Para Bde, Lord remained in the...
4th Sep 2019, 19:45
Replies: 211
Views: 80,697
Posted By PapaDolmio

Absolutely correct- the real power is with McD...

Absolutely correct- the real power is with McD and his cronies. They'll probably keep cuddly old JC on for a bit until his usefulness is over and then get rid of him.
I'm no fan of the Tories...
28th Aug 2019, 07:33
Replies: 360
Views: 191,962
Posted By PapaDolmio

I must admit I've enjoyed it up to now, and agree...

I must admit I've enjoyed it up to now, and agree it's for the wider audience rather than us lot.

On the related subjects that have surfaced as a result (from a non aircrew perspective):
...
1st May 2019, 20:28
Replies: 25
Views: 7,664
Posted By PapaDolmio

At the risk of thread drift..... I only...

At the risk of thread drift.....

I only ever saw one which resulted in some of the most spectacular airliner flying I've ever seen.

Heathrow sometime late 80s early 90s, spotting on the top...
1st May 2019, 20:10
Replies: 22
Views: 9,648
Posted By PapaDolmio

Ooops. Happened before and doubtless will...

Ooops.

Happened before and doubtless will happen again.

I'm sure a lot of ppruners have some additional tax free goods in AT over the years, although admittedly not on quite an industrial...
16th Apr 2019, 06:05
Replies: 67
Views: 37,090
Posted By PapaDolmio

Forgot that one- must have been a year I didn't...

Forgot that one- must have been a year I didn't go.
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