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7th Feb 2012, 20:18
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Posted By shavian

Al Mathie

Dear Al - such a great man. The quintissential AFME Hunter Pilot. 8 Sqn, but we'll forgive him for that. What a bunch - Parts, Dai Heather-Hayes, Stef Karwowski, Johnnie Pym, Keith Holland, but Al...
14th Sep 2010, 10:47
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Views: 8,308
Posted By shavian

I say, steady on BJ. The "history of my love...

I say, steady on BJ. The "history of my love life" jibe was one of Wartpig's more pathetic attempts at humour. He repeated it many years later in his best man speech at my wedding, BTW!

In answer...
27th Aug 2007, 21:07
Replies: 76
Views: 50,558
Posted By shavian

Back to Scruph Oliver for a minute..anyone know...

Back to Scruph Oliver for a minute..anyone know what happened to him?
9th Aug 2007, 19:07
Replies: 23
Views: 5,307
Posted By shavian

Gareth..

Sadly, I am the remaindered king of British military aviation historians. The first book "Twice Vertical - the history of No 1 (Fighter) Squadron" was written in 1970 when I was still trying to get...
2nd Aug 2007, 19:58
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Posted By shavian

Graduated from HC in 67 (boring sports injury)...

Graduated from HC in 67 (boring sports injury) but so proud at the outcome. Was involved in a similar planning dispute last year, ironically on the other side, objecting to a montrous development of...
2nd Aug 2007, 19:39
Replies: 23
Views: 5,307
Posted By shavian

Hi Invisible Man.. Re: Wildenrath...

Hi Invisible Man..

Re: Wildenrath ejections. Sadly I remember all three all too well, and lost two good friends in the last two events you mention (among the 6 men and about 12 Harriers we lost...
2nd Aug 2007, 19:33
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Views: 5,307
Posted By shavian

Gareth Thanks for your kind words. The...

Gareth

Thanks for your kind words. The book was easy and fun to write as it took me back to No 1 Sqn for a few days. Tony Harper and Dave Robbo helpe me to concoct the ficticious sortie that...
1st Aug 2007, 21:06
Replies: 23
Views: 5,307
Posted By shavian

Hi Gareth The Rosburg crash was indeed...

Hi Gareth

The Rosburg crash was indeed caused by intake momentum drag, which also claimed several other victims and sundry near misses in the early days. The great saviour was a simple windvane...
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