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21st Sep 2021, 13:40
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Views: 4,746
Posted By l.garey

Gayford: are you still there? Re your post: As a...

Gayford: are you still there? Re your post: As a controller at Clutch Radar in the early seventies I always understood that the name related to the “clutch” of RAF stations along the Dutch German...
9th Aug 2021, 07:40
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By l.garey

Flight Lieutenant Tony Tubbenhauer, RAAF: a hundred years young

Itís not often we have the good fortune to be able to congratulate a former bomber pilot on his hundredth birthday, but today I am happy to do just that. Although I have never met Tony face to face...
23rd May 2021, 07:57
Replies: 2,687
Views: 335,886
Posted By l.garey

"I think I saw somewhere that F-Wxxx is for...

"I think I saw somewhere that F-Wxxx is for prototypes, but with numerals following the W."

Flightless Parrot: F-Wxxx is used for flight testing, after which the registration reverts to a "normal"...
13th May 2021, 13:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,764
Posted By l.garey

PAXboy: Was you father a pilot? Maybe he learned...

PAXboy: Was you father a pilot? Maybe he learned to fly on the Harvard.

Laurence
12th Apr 2021, 07:14
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By l.garey

Pilot Officer Arthur Geary, DFC: RIP 13 April 1941

It is 80 years since my third cousin, Pilot Officer Arthur Geary, DFC, died in his Blenheim during a raid on German troops in Greece, the infamous Easter Sunday raid.

Son of a well-known baker in...
8th Apr 2021, 08:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,860
Posted By l.garey

Wonderful film. Brings back memories of my week...

Wonderful film. Brings back memories of my week at Hawkinge in 1958 flying WT918 and XA282, with up to 11 launches in a day. A Cert on the third day after 19 duel with Flt Lt Matthews and Ladley, and...
8th Feb 2021, 08:42
Replies: 257
Views: 40,225
Posted By l.garey

[QUOTE=finfly1;10985938]I was wondering why...

[QUOTE=finfly1;10985938]I was wondering why nobody had mentioned an aircraft with such a totally distinctive sound. Around 1955, I used to tear out of my home with my 8x30 binoculars to watch as they...
6th Feb 2021, 08:43
Replies: 257
Views: 40,225
Posted By l.garey

pulse1: the Lincoln had Merlins. The Griffons...

pulse1: the Lincoln had Merlins. The Griffons were on the Shackleton.

Laurence
6th Feb 2021, 07:57
Replies: 257
Views: 40,225
Posted By l.garey

That's very memory-evoking, Lancman. When I was...

That's very memory-evoking, Lancman. When I was in the ATC in the 1950s I was lucky enough to fly in the Lincolns at Upwood. It was rare to be alongside the pilot (if not, my favourite spots were in...
3rd Feb 2021, 09:22
Replies: 257
Views: 40,225
Posted By l.garey

Some pleasant memories on this thread! I'm old...

Some pleasant memories on this thread!
I'm old enough to remember hearing B-36s in Eastern England in the 1950s. Unmistakable even if I didn't always see them. And the few times I did see one it...
23rd Nov 2020, 07:43
Replies: 2
Views: 2,347
Posted By l.garey

This sad story is made even more tragic with...

This sad story is made even more tragic with local media reports of evidence that the pilot may have taken his own life in this incident. He was a very well respected member of the local community...
13th Nov 2020, 07:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By l.garey

Sorry about that 2 sheds. I did reply but maybe I...

Sorry about that 2 sheds. I did reply but maybe I deleted it instead of sending it ?? It was just to say thanks for the suggestion. In fact I got another PM with the information I needed, but I am...
12th Nov 2020, 13:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By l.garey

Thanks 2 sheds. I've replied to your message. ...

Thanks 2 sheds. I've replied to your message.

Laurence
12th Nov 2020, 07:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By l.garey

Thanks, dduxbury for that information. I'll...

Thanks, dduxbury for that information. I'll follow it up.

Laurence
11th Nov 2020, 09:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By l.garey

Thanks for the reply Geriaviator, and the story. ...

Thanks for the reply Geriaviator, and the story.

I also got some information from Don Clark www.211squadron.org (http://www.211squadron.org/) with a photograph of the installation in the Mark I. ...
9th Nov 2020, 08:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By l.garey

Blenheim Mk I: WOP/AG seat

My third cousin was Pilot Officer Arthur Charles Geary, DFC, a wireless operator/air gunner with 211 Squadron on the Blenheim Mk I. I am in the process of writing a short article about his career,...
8th Nov 2020, 13:53
Replies: 73
Views: 22,308
Posted By l.garey

I think I see only 6 Moths in that picture, of...

I think I see only 6 Moths in that picture, of which the second appears to be G-EBVx (maybe K, but not sure). The first one could be the G-ABHN that you mentioned, but might not be! Which one our...
8th Nov 2020, 07:17
Replies: 73
Views: 22,308
Posted By l.garey

Brilliant. Thanks! Laurence

Brilliant. Thanks!

Laurence
7th Nov 2020, 16:02
Replies: 73
Views: 22,308
Posted By l.garey

Thanks FV. I can't get at my impressment logs any...

Thanks FV. I can't get at my impressment logs any more (you know why!) so if you could look I'd be most grateful.
Laurence
7th Nov 2020, 13:14
Replies: 73
Views: 22,308
Posted By l.garey

Good to hear from you Nina. I hope your...

Good to hear from you Nina. I hope your information will be helpful to the enquirer.

It's also good to see this thread revived. I have a question. My third cousin was Arthur Charles Geary, DFC,...
18th Sep 2020, 13:17
Replies: 63
Views: 10,250
Posted By l.garey

I42: yes you certainly stirred up some memories....

I42: yes you certainly stirred up some memories. Thanks for that.
You say:
My whole PPL was non-radio, including landing at Kidlington and Sywell!

Mine, in the Tiger Moths (post 20, above), was...
17th Sep 2020, 07:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By l.garey

Further to my post above about parking at LAP:...

Further to my post above about parking at LAP: later, in 1959, the old BOAC Argonauts were lined up, presumably for disposal. Can anyone work out where this parking was?

Laurence...
17th Sep 2020, 06:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By l.garey

I42 and Dave: I noticed that, about the parking...

I42 and Dave: I noticed that, about the parking on 28R. How would that have affected landing on what was left for that purpose on 28R I wonder. Maybe it was for take-off only. I visited LAP twice in...
16th Sep 2020, 07:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By l.garey

Amazing stuff to look through, akerosid! I...

Amazing stuff to look through, akerosid!
I liked the comment on one "London" chart from 1954: "Runways will take Stratocruisers".

Laurence
15th Sep 2020, 07:00
Replies: 63
Views: 10,250
Posted By l.garey

769 years of SOLO flying? But they even let some...

769 years of SOLO flying? But they even let some of us fly with someone else in the aeroplane afterwards!

Laurence
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