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13th Dec 2018, 14:39
Replies: 46
Views: 7,076
Posted By dagama

His greatest achievement as a military man was as...

His greatest achievement as a military man was as C-in-C of the Coalition Forces during GW1. Unlike Bush43 and our TB, Bush41 was mandated by a UN Resolution. He lived upto that Resolution by...
28th Apr 2018, 19:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By dagama

Hi Brian, All well in SN16. I confirm the 7th...

Hi Brian,
All well in SN16.
I confirm the 7th was Mike Watkins, as mentioned in my previous.
All the names of co-pilots you mention are in my log book - as captains. They were a professional...
27th Apr 2018, 17:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By dagama

Brian, This is sad news. He died of emphysema at...

Brian, This is sad news. He died of emphysema at the age of 73 I flew with him on 47 Sqn from 1971 at Lyneham. He was in a trio of 3 ex 48 Sqn co-pilots who were captains on 47. Great story of Sqn...
11th Apr 2018, 21:19
Replies: 168
Views: 33,040
Posted By dagama

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1st Jan 2018, 16:51
Replies: 129
Views: 44,459
Posted By dagama

Would that be the same Charles Ripley who was...

Would that be the same Charles Ripley who was known as Cunim Jim at a Nav School (Gaydon I think) in 1968-1970. I showed him a photograph of unusual cloud formation in Kenya and he proceeded to give...
31st Oct 2017, 20:44
Replies: 116
Views: 35,690
Posted By dagama

...... and not to mention the long-range air...

...... and not to mention the long-range air drops to the Fleet by the Hercules. My longest flight 26 hrs and 5 mins with 2 gulps on the way out and nothing on the way back - in the dark. Two...
17th Mar 2017, 21:06
Replies: 185
Views: 87,059
Posted By dagama

Aye, it was a good year to leave as my pension...

Aye, it was a good year to leave as my pension was based on the 2003 salary.
23rd Jan 2017, 21:47
Replies: 63
Views: 20,161
Posted By dagama

Four Turbo - AOC did not wish to authorise MOS at...

Four Turbo - AOC did not wish to authorise MOS at home base but deemed it ok to have a swim out of Gib. Spent harrowing minutes waiting to run out of concrete at 175K AUW! 2 internal tanks at 7.5K...
22nd Jan 2017, 19:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By dagama

RIP Fred. He was a legend at Lyneham and as...

RIP Fred. He was a legend at Lyneham and as DetCo Gander. He organised a good quantity of lovely cod (before the ban) for me to bring home and make fish curry. Thanks for the memories.
6th Dec 2015, 20:09
Replies: 170
Views: 87,361
Posted By dagama

Hullavington

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I started my Nav trg at Gaydon in Nov 69 so Big H had closed by then. I was privileged to live in the OM there in 1972/73 as it was overflow accommodation for the OM at...
20th May 2014, 17:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,598
Posted By dagama

Wg Cdr PV Ayerst DFC AMBIM

My first ever Sqn Cdr. in Jan 1964, as OC 1 Sqn, 3 Wg, RAF Halton, he commanded 171 brand new brats with the help of 2 flt cdrs, a FS, two sergeants and 2 corporals.


What an inspiration when...
20th Feb 2014, 21:22
Replies: 25
Views: 6,007
Posted By dagama

Wg Cdr Barry Neal was OC 241 OCU at Brize in...

Wg Cdr Barry Neal was OC 241 OCU at Brize in 1992. He was a VC10 pilot and a Halton brat. IIRC, he was 103rd Entry and that would tie in with the previous 2 posts.
1st Feb 2014, 11:56
Replies: 0
Views: 874
Posted By dagama

Sqn Ldr Colin Hyder - RIP

http://www.pprune.org/where-they-now/533033-sqn-ldr-colin-hyder-rip.html


I have posted this link to the 'where are they now' forum. The funeral has already taken place but folks may wish to...
1st Feb 2014, 11:44
Replies: 2
Views: 2,569
Posted By dagama

Very sad to read this. Colin was an instructor...

Very sad to read this. Colin was an instructor at Air Navigation School at RAF Gaydon in 1969. He wasn't directly involved in my trg so when I failed Flyex V4 (the first hurdle in nav trg), he was...
14th Dec 2013, 19:38
Replies: 60
Views: 34,822
Posted By dagama

Zetec 2: Was the Zur Post there in the...

Zetec 2:

Was the Zur Post there in the Village? (before the BP Garage, IIRC). Did a mean Balkan Platter which was washed down with an orange liquer.
18th Nov 2013, 19:18
Replies: 129
Views: 44,459
Posted By dagama

2 Air Navigation School Gaydon 1969 - Charles...

2 Air Navigation School Gaydon 1969 - Charles Ripley who was known as Cu Nim Jim (just rhymed well). His favourite topic was unusual cloud formations, usually found in equatorial regions. As the...
19th Oct 2013, 15:51
Replies: 27
Views: 5,741
Posted By dagama

UK Air Force Retire its C-130Ks | Defense News |...

UK Air Force Retire its C-130Ks | Defense News | defensenews.com (http://www.defensenews.com/article/20131018/DEFREG01/310180018/UK-Air-Force-Retire-its-C-130Ks)

.... and with that, no more shall...
26th Aug 2013, 11:14
Replies: 144
Views: 20,668
Posted By dagama

Best: Full fry-up in the middle of the night...

Best: Full fry-up in the middle of the night served up by Mobile catering Sqn at Widiwaki airfield Ascension, prior to 26 to 28-hr flights during Op Corporate. During flt, it was pot noodles and...
11th Aug 2013, 19:44
Replies: 343
Views: 86,870
Posted By dagama

Quote: I was only a Cpl When I was a...

Quote:

I was only a Cpl

When I was a Jnr Magician in Base Hangar, Cpls were GOD. Then I became a Cpl and Sgts were GODs. I never became a GOD, but went off for a blood transfusion!
5th Jun 2013, 21:57
Replies: 14
Views: 4,135
Posted By dagama

The VC10/Herc were in hold just south of Kemble...

The VC10/Herc were in hold just south of Kemble for about 20 mins. The VC10 did 2 holds before the Herc joined from the South-West and did about 5 holds before flying off towards Brize.

Nice...
25th Apr 2013, 16:52
Replies: 14
Views: 4,603
Posted By dagama

Trim Stab Sachin Tendulkar - honorary Gp...

Trim Stab

Sachin Tendulkar - honorary Gp Capt in the Indian Air Force

Kapil Dev - Lt Col in the Indian Army, ditto MS Dhoni.
24th Jan 2013, 15:57
Replies: 73
Views: 15,555
Posted By dagama

CDS is earmarked for the Army - Wall or Houghton

CDS is earmarked for the Army - Wall or Houghton
11th Dec 2012, 16:48
Replies: 46
Views: 7,177
Posted By dagama

Trumpet_Trousers That graffiti says...

Trumpet_Trousers

That graffiti says 'Bhartiya Vayu Sena' in Hindi. To the layman that would be Indian Air Force! Don't think there any spelling mistakes.
18th Nov 2012, 17:25
Replies: 46
Views: 8,022
Posted By dagama

Yea, and quite unofficially. A piece of string...

Yea, and quite unofficially. A piece of string with 3.5 nms per minute markers for a 1/4 mil chart. About 2.5 hrs long! Threw it on the chart, fixed one end to the TAP and 'rubberbanded' it to the...
9th Oct 2012, 20:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By dagama

Kpax - Well done and congratulations. Enjoy the...

Kpax - Well done and congratulations. Enjoy the pension and I hope you find something suitable to do.

Was at Wilders from 77 to 80 - height of the Cold War, I would suggest. Mini, maxi tac evals...
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