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11th Jun 2020, 16:37
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Posted By tlightb

Another one.

When at Cottesmore on 115 Sqn, Argosy (70-72) looking at my logbook I see I did three trips up north doing race track orbits for a long time as a departure from our normal flight checking role. I...
16th Dec 2018, 20:10
Replies: 110
Views: 23,958
Posted By tlightb

Khormaksar.

ICM, going a bit off thread with this reply, but ref the bombing capability at Khormaksar I remember that 37 Sqn (Shackletons) had the bombing facility and used it I believe when there was incoming...
5th Dec 2018, 13:27
Replies: 31
Views: 5,765
Posted By tlightb

Some call signs stand the test of time.

I remember around 1971 a 115 Sqn Argosy was heading east and night stopping at Akrotiri. The call sign was Mike Alpha Foxtrot Tango Alpha. The crew were in the Off Mess ante room/bar in the evening...
17th Feb 2018, 17:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,528
Posted By tlightb

It's a long time ago, but we joined the RAF on...

It's a long time ago, but we joined the RAF on the same day. I have the photograph here of 204 Course, 1 ITS South Cerney, remember it well. Dave was a good mate, he would give me a lift in his Mini...
9th Nov 2017, 20:36
Replies: 748
Views: 214,783
Posted By tlightb

Pink Panther.

Ref ICM and his comment on off loading the Pink Panther, I was a Nav on 21 Sqn Twin Pins, 66-67 and remember being called out when on standby crew one sunny afternoon to go to a strip east of Beihan ...
24th Sep 2017, 12:22
Replies: 24
Views: 10,668
Posted By tlightb

JW, Yes, Adam was a Andover co-pilot on 21 Sqn...

JW, Yes, Adam was a Andover co-pilot on 21 Sqn Khormaksar up until the VIP Andovers moved towards the end. I seem to remember seeing him at Abingdon a while later on (when you and I would be both...
2nd Oct 2016, 12:55
Replies: 21
Views: 3,255
Posted By tlightb

Mount Tambora.

Ref big blasts search on Mount Tambora. Fired up in 1815 and caused a few problems around the world.
5th Nov 2015, 18:53
Replies: 748
Views: 214,783
Posted By tlightb

Mukeiras Radar.

JW411. I remember the Army had radar at Mukeiras and I had a look in the bunker at the display set up. I believe it was a mortar locating radar designed for locating incoming PDQ. A search shows the...
3rd Nov 2015, 20:21
Replies: 748
Views: 214,783
Posted By tlightb

Alvis Leonides.

Stanwell,


Ref the Alvis Leonides on the Twin Pin, in my time on 21 Sqn I donít remember too many issues. I remember an event when we had to leave one at Habilayn for the fitters to repair on...
1st Nov 2015, 12:46
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Views: 214,783
Posted By tlightb

JW411- Kamaran

I went into Kamaran a few times when Archie was there, quite a character as you say. When I visited he had a three legged dog, greyhound/afghan type, and also had a very elegant lady staying who was...
29th Oct 2015, 21:27
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Views: 214,783
Posted By tlightb

21 Sqn.

JW411. Brilliant, brings back memories, flew in XM940 a lot and KN452 on CT although I was not the regular Nav. May have been pax on the Andover on a day out to Eastleigh, but we had two so could...
23rd Oct 2015, 15:55
Replies: 96
Views: 28,035
Posted By tlightb

Dream Sheet.

Brilliant memory D. It was actually Stoke-on-Trent. Didn't make it, went to work in New York instead.
22nd Oct 2015, 15:20
Replies: 96
Views: 28,035
Posted By tlightb

Comment.

I have enjoyed reading this thread. I didn't see the programme at the time but I was made aware of it when I was working at Barkston Heath at various times in the period 2010-13. JM was a QFI there...
25th May 2015, 13:11
Replies: 364
Views: 128,307
Posted By tlightb

115 Sqn and Argosy Service.

AWA ARGOSY (http://www.argosyair.co.uk/squadrons.html)

Ref duration of Argosy service on 115 Sqn, this link says changed to Andovers in 1978. I left 115 in 72 and I knew they continued well after...
19th Apr 2015, 16:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By tlightb

Well done OD. I remember the event too, Master...

Well done OD. I remember the event too, Master Pilot Howarth was a staff Varsity pilot at the Basic Nav School at Gaydon and I remember that I flew with him as a student Nav. I did the Sea Survival...
26th Mar 2015, 21:10
Replies: 13
Views: 4,217
Posted By tlightb

Basil, I'm assuming it is as the history looks...

Basil, I'm assuming it is as the history looks correct. Like all the other comments very sad to hear this news. I was his Nav on the Argosy OCU at Thorney Island, and also flew with him quite a lot...
7th Mar 2012, 15:59
Replies: 65
Views: 16,768
Posted By tlightb

Charter flights.

Glojo,

Yes you are correct about the Aden flights. I went out on a British United VC10 from Gatwick in 1966, but I think the service was taken over by the new RAF VC10s shortly after I got my...
27th Feb 2011, 15:56
Replies: 364
Views: 128,307
Posted By tlightb

Brian 48nav: Alan Barker was living and working...

Brian 48nav: Alan Barker was living and working out in New Zealand when I last spoke to one of his friends (05/06 timescale). If you want to know more send me your details as a private e-mail and...
25th Feb 2011, 13:40
Replies: 364
Views: 128,307
Posted By tlightb

ICM: When I first arrived at Khormaksar the pilot...

ICM: When I first arrived at Khormaksar the pilot was Flt Lt Pete Norris and when he was tourex the pilot was Flt Lt Mike Bennett. You may remember Mike from Nav School as he was a staff pilot there...
25th Feb 2011, 11:55
Replies: 364
Views: 128,307
Posted By tlightb

Zetec2, Brakedwell is correct. I believe the...

Zetec2, Brakedwell is correct. I believe the sequence was that 21 Sqn had been based in Kenya with Twin Pins and the previous Aden operator 78 Sqn converted to Wessex when 21 Sqn moved to Khormaksar....
24th Feb 2011, 20:23
Replies: 364
Views: 128,307
Posted By tlightb

Interesting to read the Tales From Dhala so...

Interesting to read the Tales From Dhala so perhaps I should add my own. 21 Sqn had a daily Twin Pin service to Habilayn and beyond, usually on to Dhala and across to Musamir and to other...
21st Feb 2011, 08:46
Replies: 364
Views: 128,307
Posted By tlightb

There is a Shepherd in the RAF Club of a Twin Pin...

There is a Shepherd in the RAF Club of a Twin Pin taking off with a rhino approaching. I seem to remember this being in the Sqn Cdr's office at 21 Sqn, Khormaksar at the withdrawal. Perhaps that was...
19th Apr 2010, 10:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,711
Posted By tlightb

Colour test.

Europaflyer,

As others have said, go for it. My colour vision is in the same category as yours, and I passed all the tests and spent eight years as a navigator. I remember when I did aircrew...
5th Apr 2010, 11:43
Replies: 61
Views: 24,713
Posted By tlightb

YAM.

David,

The Yorkshire Air Museum at York (Elvington) has lots of Halifax information and I seem to remember seeing photos of Melbourne ops there. however as an old Halifax man I expect your father...
10th Feb 2010, 16:34
Replies: 52
Views: 9,848
Posted By tlightb

I was on site at Finningley last week and the OM...

I was on site at Finningley last week and the OM looks in excellent order. I haven't been in but I spoke recently to someone who bought one of the OMQs close by and he has had a tour and says it has...
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