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15th Apr 2020, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 2,431
Posted By fincastle84

Question SAA-Is this the end, finally

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has rejected the SAA business rescue practitioners’ request for a further R10 billion.It looks like it's finally the end of the runway for beleaguered South...
15th Apr 2020, 10:51
Replies: 35
Views: 8,508
Posted By fincastle84

Win Harris is sadly no longer with us. His...

Win Harris is sadly no longer with us. His memorial service was cancelled due to Covid19
1st Oct 2017, 06:40
Replies: 170
Views: 93,126
Posted By fincastle84

I did my first ever Air Training Corps summer...

I did my first ever Air Training Corps summer camp here with 140 Matlock sqn in August 1960.
5 years later I started my Nav. training at Cranwell & subsequently enjoyed nearly 30 years on Shacks &...
Forum: Cabin Crew
12th Jan 2017, 12:08
Replies: 128
Views: 55,133
Posted By fincastle84

A certain feeling of deja vu old chap!!

A certain feeling of deja vu old chap!!
Forum: Cabin Crew
12th Jan 2017, 12:06
Replies: 128
Views: 55,133
Posted By fincastle84

You can't possibly be suggesting that Unite could...

You can't possibly be suggesting that Unite could be telling porkies?
Forum: Cabin Crew
12th Jan 2017, 12:04
Replies: 128
Views: 55,133
Posted By fincastle84

Well if they have so little to lose, why did they...

Well if they have so little to lose, why did they join in the first place, surely they are not that stupid!
Forum: Cabin Crew
11th Jan 2017, 13:44
Replies: 128
Views: 55,133
Posted By fincastle84

Just like the last strikes, the cc are like WW1...

Just like the last strikes, the cc are like WW1 canon fodder being used by Unite's Red Len as a weapon against both UK industry & the government. As sure as eggs is eggs the cc will be the only...
Forum: Cabin Crew
17th Dec 2016, 10:39
Replies: 128
Views: 55,133
Posted By fincastle84

It's such a shame for these youngsters who are...

It's such a shame for these youngsters who are being used as cannon fodder by Len McClunky & his bunch of Unite thugs.

The last time that they tried to take on WW they lost as they will again....
14th Dec 2016, 16:55
Replies: 29
Views: 5,241
Posted By fincastle84

Here we go again, Unite strikes again....

Here we go again, Unite strikes again. Fortunately mixed fleet only make up a reasonably small % of cabin crew.

Both Unite & the mixed fleet crew members have been happy with the terms &...
26th Mar 2016, 10:32
Replies: 1,628
Views: 405,417
Posted By fincastle84

The Pentagon's DSC Agency approved the sale of...

The Pentagon's DSC Agency approved the sale of the Poseidons on Thursday 24 March 2016 & notified Congress accordingly. The quoted price is up to $3.2 billion.
28th Nov 2015, 06:09
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

:* You were obviously based at Kinloss! I...

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You were obviously based at Kinloss! I never had problems like that in all my happy & serviceable years on 42 (TB) Sqn!! :)
24th Nov 2015, 11:33
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

What a load of b*ll*cks! I, & many others, are...

What a load of b*ll*cks! I, & many others, are absolutely delighted with the purchase of the Poseidon. It has already proved to be an extremely successful MPA & the seedcorn at Jax have shown yet...
24th Nov 2015, 10:20
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

206 Squadron

Regardless of which Sqn number will be allocated, please remember that the first Sqn to fly the Poseidon will be 206 Sqn at Boscombe.
:ok:

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23rd Nov 2015, 16:51
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

I'm just so very happy that we will be back in...

I'm just so very happy that we will be back in the MPA game, operating a very competent & proven airframe.

I'm just jealous that I won't get the chance to have a go.
23rd Nov 2015, 16:16
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

A very special thanks should go to Andy Roberts...

A very special thanks should go to Andy Roberts for the many hours he spent lobbying the government.

Moving on, the 1st 3 Poseidons are planned to be in service by 2020.:)
23rd Nov 2015, 08:38
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

Yes, I also heard Fallon's interview. I'm...

Yes, I also heard Fallon's interview. I'm absolutely amazed, & delighted, that Cameron has swallowed his pride & decided to purchase the P8. I'm just really sad that I'm too old to fly in them. :{
18th Nov 2015, 19:53
Replies: 30
Views: 5,923
Posted By fincastle84

Please make sure that you contact RAFA asap. In...

Please make sure that you contact RAFA asap. In conjunction with the RAFBF they are able to provide expert advice about all of your concerns & will also be able to provide excellent support for your...
17th Nov 2015, 08:23
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

It's just been announced that the HMC&E Maritime...

It's just been announced that the HMC&E Maritime Patrol contract for the Dornier 228 operated most successfully by FRA at Hurn for over 20 years will cease wef 6 Jan 2016.

At least there's an...
8th Nov 2015, 20:32
Replies: 367
Views: 92,686
Posted By fincastle84

Prior to our Remembrance Day church service in...

Prior to our Remembrance Day church service in our small New Forest community I noticed a young RN submariner in uniform, a rare sight here. I went & introduced myself & he told me that he was at...
4th Nov 2015, 17:27
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,318,590
Posted By fincastle84

I totally agree with SLF. Surely this is a case...

I totally agree with SLF. Surely this is a case of the government being ultra cautious & who knows what information may have been passed to Whitehall. Better to be safe than sorry.
17th Sep 2015, 16:46
Replies: 33
Views: 8,567
Posted By fincastle84

I'll see you there, we'll give the old git a...

I'll see you there, we'll give the old git a really good send off.
16th Sep 2015, 10:27
Replies: 33
Views: 8,567
Posted By fincastle84

Sqn Ldr Steve Smith (ex Nimrod)

After a short battle with cancer, sadly Steve passed away overnight at home in Forres, in the loving care of Glyn & their daughters.

RIP good friend.
12th Sep 2015, 10:50
Replies: 30
Views: 25,245
Posted By fincastle84

Eric was the entry ahead of me at Cranwell. He...

Eric was the entry ahead of me at Cranwell. He was always very approachable & with a great sense of humour. RIP.
26th Aug 2015, 06:33
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By fincastle84

Found

Great, I've just heard from Pat. The VPI rumour mill worked extremely well.:)
24th Aug 2015, 21:31
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By fincastle84

Cdr Pat Fletcher USN OC VP 24

I flew with Pat "Fletch" on Nimrods when he was on exchange with 42 (TB) Sqn RAF in 81-82.

I last met him in Bermuda in 87. I have some important information to give him about an old crew mate....
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