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11th Aug 2021, 13:35
Replies: 17
Views: 5,137
Posted By huge72

I have been involved in 2 disbandments /...

I have been involved in 2 disbandments / rundowns. The first in the 96/97 pull out of Sek Kong and disbandment of 28(ac) Sqn. During that time we had to try and contact all old benefactors and...
10th Aug 2021, 09:19
Replies: 5,570
Views: 219,322
Posted By huge72

So this is what happens when you carry out cheap...

So this is what happens when you carry out cheap repairs to the runway! Keep pushing its on the Akrotiri Schedule this morning.
7th Jul 2021, 08:25
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By huge72

Shy, We all had the worries of loosing rounds at...

Shy, We all had the worries of loosing rounds at a months pay each. M*** L****** lost a 9mm round but didn't get fined, as we all knew where it was! It had fallen from the top of the arming pit...
5th Jul 2021, 19:33
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By huge72

In fact even with the stock fitted, we fitted it...

In fact even with the stock fitted, we fitted it into the two handled fit, you would just slide it out and run away bravely if we had to!!!!! Sorry go into defensive positions and protect the...
4th Jul 2021, 20:52
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By huge72

The correct aircraft fit for GPMG on both Puma...

The correct aircraft fit for GPMG on both Puma and Wessex was the two handled one. You may have seen them used with the stock fitted instead but that was essentially for Northern Ireland only. ...
26th May 2021, 20:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,036
Posted By huge72

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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This was the hand over of 72 in 1990 from Wg Cdr F****** to Wg S***** There...
6th May 2021, 14:17
Replies: 32
Views: 5,476
Posted By huge72

On a night stop in Bangor, Maine, all of my crew...

On a night stop in Bangor, Maine, all of my crew went to the Mall and popped into the bar for lunch. At the time I was 50 and definitely not young looking, yet I was still asked to prove I was over...
1st Apr 2021, 08:25
Replies: 87
Views: 32,984
Posted By huge72

Whilst not making light of the problems mentioned...

Whilst not making light of the problems mentioned above and there definitely appears to be one of fatigue amongst others. Yes it's soul destroying for the students to get so little flying and the...
22nd Mar 2021, 15:59
Replies: 25
Views: 3,752
Posted By huge72

Well said Shy. When I left the rotary world for...

Well said Shy. When I left the rotary world for the first time in the 80's, on day one of the flying phase of the Herc OCU, I was in the crewroom with the other Loadie, like myself ex rotary, when...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2021, 10:48
Replies: 97
Views: 24,965
Posted By huge72

From a crewman's perspective, none of the types...

From a crewman's perspective, none of the types that have transverse seating are suitable for the crewman to move around the cabin. On the Blackhawk for instance from their seat they cannot reach...
8th Feb 2021, 20:10
Replies: 58
Views: 13,403
Posted By huge72

lsh, I too also heard the tales whilst in...

lsh, I too also heard the tales whilst in training and when I finally made it to Hercs after all those years on Wessex, I was not to be disappointed. I had the pleasure of taking the CSE show from...
27th Jan 2021, 12:20
Replies: 10,020
Views: 610,746
Posted By huge72

Ok landing at Syerston was a neat trick, so if...

Ok landing at Syerston was a neat trick, so if you hold on I'll attached the cable and we'll get you airborne again.
18th Jan 2021, 13:18
Replies: 61
Views: 19,068
Posted By huge72

I did 2 tours as Dep Heliops Controller Aug - Dec...

I did 2 tours as Dep Heliops Controller Aug - Dec 87 & Jul - Oct 2000. During the 87 Det, an empty ISO was taken up to Mt Alice as the rubbish ISO and the full one taken off. When the lads from...
14th Jan 2021, 09:58
Replies: 186
Views: 33,709
Posted By huge72

During the troubles, the NI Wessex Fleet used to...

During the troubles, the NI Wessex Fleet used to transit on a regular basis changing over airframes as they went for Major Servicing etc. Here are the ones that I went through on but obviously a...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2021, 12:21
Replies: 37
Views: 4,886
Posted By huge72

As a retirement job I work in the local District...

As a retirement job I work in the local District Council. Last year whilst eating lunch one of the staff came and asked me as ''Ex Military Expert'' if I could identify from a photo on her phone, an...
13th Jan 2021, 09:55
Replies: 186
Views: 33,709
Posted By huge72

Hot 'n' High sadly this wasn't confined to...

Hot 'n' High sadly this wasn't confined to Valley. The general service knowledge of a great many in the RAF was lacking when it came to NCO Aircrew. On another occasion I was crewman on a...
12th Jan 2021, 12:35
Replies: 226
Views: 59,958
Posted By huge72

I flew with Rick Head, Adrian Knockles and Mike...

I flew with Rick Head, Adrian Knockles and Mike Barter in the 80's on the Wessex. Have lost track of all but the last time I saw Mike Barter was on a Herc in Masirah during Ex Saif Saria in 2001. I...
12th Jan 2021, 12:28
Replies: 186
Views: 33,709
Posted By huge72

With 3 tours in Ireland and detachments before, I...

With 3 tours in Ireland and detachments before, I carried out many Wessex change overs. Some we flagged and went onto either Odiham or Benson and Aldergrove on return. and some we carried out the...
5th Jan 2021, 12:42
Replies: 38
Views: 9,613
Posted By huge72

For many years I had that picture on my wall at...

For many years I had that picture on my wall at home. I flew several times on MCT in her, whilst I was an Ops Clerk at Brize 72-74. I never operated on Brits as they had gone before I re-mustered...
23rd Dec 2020, 10:54
Replies: 34
Views: 13,361
Posted By huge72

I did 3 tours with Scotty and 2 with George. ...

I did 3 tours with Scotty and 2 with George. They always got on well together so I totally agree with Crab. I left the rotary world in 97 for Hercs and then finally VC10's. Those fleets lacked...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2020, 12:45
Replies: 86
Views: 15,064
Posted By huge72

As a Crewman, I used to wear OX38 all down my...

As a Crewman, I used to wear OX38 all down my back. Straight off Top Deck down bulkhead and onto me. You could always tell the difference between pilots jackets and crewman's, forget badges just...
19th Dec 2020, 09:01
Replies: 18
Views: 4,523
Posted By huge72

In the days of KD shorts and long socks, The RAF...

In the days of KD shorts and long socks, The RAF Police in Gan used to wear their pens their socks. '' So the dogs could write the reports''
22nd Oct 2020, 13:30
Replies: 7
Views: 3,710
Posted By huge72

Reminds me of a story from the Falklands in 87. ...

Reminds me of a story from the Falklands in 87. The F4 pilots were boasting about how fast they could climb to height. The Chinook crew then bet them they could get to the same height from brakes...
24th Sep 2020, 20:08
Replies: 96
Views: 13,024
Posted By huge72

When I joined in 1972 as an airman my Number like...

When I joined in 1972 as an airman my Number like all others at the time started H8100, then when I was commissioned in 2002 the prefix letter moved to the end of the number. Before I retired in...
8th Sep 2020, 13:15
Replies: 61
Views: 6,979
Posted By huge72

'' If you have time to spare, go by air''

'' If you have time to spare, go by air''
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