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29th Nov 2021, 13:25
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Posted By Yellow Sun

I would rather wait until: a. There are a...

I would rather wait until:

a. There are a few successful prosecutions based upon the ďJoint liability ď principle outlined above.
b. See an example of how it might be framed in UK law.

The...
25th Nov 2021, 14:27
Replies: 140
Views: 45,319
Posted By Yellow Sun

I was involved in one of the Mu meter trials in...

I was involved in one of the Mu meter trials in the early 1970s with a Vulcan at Waddington. We had a simple recorder fitted for the trial. The “test” runway section was ~2000’ in length and about...
12th Nov 2021, 12:44
8th Nov 2021, 17:09
Replies: 20
Views: 5,172
Posted By Yellow Sun

Someone at Severomorsk probably drew that up as...

Someone at Severomorsk probably drew that up as well!

YS
8th Nov 2021, 13:18
Replies: 20
Views: 5,172
Posted By Yellow Sun

Anyone seeking a more in depth treatment of the...

Anyone seeking a more in depth treatment of the Polaris\Chevaline and Trident story along with a description of the targeting options considered may wish to refer to The Silent Deep by Hennessy and...
7th Nov 2021, 14:17
Replies: 20
Views: 5,172
Posted By Yellow Sun

Chevaline

A fascinating piece of research. I remember the first time I saw Chevaline mentioned in an open source, it was in a New Statesman article by, I think, Duncan Campbell. I was sitting in the ante room...
4th Nov 2021, 18:19
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Posted By Yellow Sun

I have said this earlier and make no apology for...

I have said this earlier and make no apology for repeating it but itís not the CAAís job to catch these people, the onus is on the industry. I am currently reading The Prosecutor by Nazir Afzal. He...
2nd Nov 2021, 13:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,783
Posted By Yellow Sun

AFAIR The JP3 was gone from BFT at Cranwell early...

AFAIR The JP3 was gone from BFT at Cranwell early 1975. The JP5A started appearing late ‘74 with the last of the JP5s leaving around mid 1975.

OLMTADS (Other logbooks may tell a different story)
...
31st Oct 2021, 15:49
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,618
Posted By Yellow Sun

Follow the money

Tweaking legislation, ramp checks or hiding behind hedges with a pair of binoculars will never be effective. Asking where the money comes from is another story. HMRC have surprisingly large powers of...
30th Oct 2021, 19:39
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Views: 1,093,182
Posted By Yellow Sun

Beamr, I had left the Vulcan force when this...

Beamr,

I had left the Vulcan force when this accident occurred, but I knew the captain well. It happened a long way away with little resource on site for some time. I would not for a moment...
30th Oct 2021, 17:59
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Posted By Yellow Sun

Parkfell, whilst I fully understand your...

Parkfell,

whilst I fully understand your sentiments I would caution to be very careful what you wish for. It would appear on first sight that Sala would have committed an offence under the regime...
30th Oct 2021, 17:11
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Posted By Yellow Sun

However it may only be done within their remit...

However it may only be done within their remit under the applicable legislation:



The Authorities resources for carrying out investigation are limited and as has been pointed out, these are...
28th Oct 2021, 17:44
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Views: 2,754,618
Posted By Yellow Sun

Well said, the defence case was littered with...

Well said, the defence case was littered with selective and partial statements and the tactics of playing upon the likely preconceptions of a lay jury. The reference to Henderson having been an RAF...
28th Oct 2021, 15:45
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Posted By Yellow Sun

Unfortunately it is very difficult area to...

Unfortunately it is very difficult area to investigate. All the parties involved will have an interest in staying silent, very little (nothing?) will be committed to paper, use of text or email is...
25th Oct 2021, 16:05
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,618
Posted By Yellow Sun

This is one of the most thorough pieces of court...

This is one of the most thorough pieces of court reporting I have seen in a very long time. If you haven't time to read the whole thing, I suggest that you read the judge's outline of the basic...
24th Oct 2021, 20:27
Replies: 163
Views: 112,554
Posted By Yellow Sun

Read "Down South" by Chris Parry...

Read "Down South" by Chris Parry (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22926054901&searchurl=an%3DParry%26sortby%3D17%26tn%3DDown%2BSouth&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title1) and form your...
24th Oct 2021, 19:16
Replies: 32
Views: 6,775
Posted By Yellow Sun

Go to Post #2 of this thread, link that works to...

Go to Post #2 of this thread, link that works to the same document.

YS
18th Oct 2021, 20:30
Replies: 32
Views: 6,775
Posted By Yellow Sun

I am far from being an expert on this subject,...

I am far from being an expert on this subject, however AFPS75 - Family Benefits...
29th Sep 2021, 15:50
Replies: 97
Views: 18,585
Posted By Yellow Sun

The bomber stations, Finningley, Scampton,...

The bomber stations, Finningley, Scampton, Waddington, Cottesmore were definitely 1st Division. Wyton and Marham were up there as well, can’t comment on Wittering as I never ate there.

The two I...
21st Sep 2021, 19:01
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Views: 148,565
Posted By Yellow Sun

But the SSN has no limiting lines of submerged...

But the SSN has no limiting lines of submerged approach.

YS
23rd Aug 2021, 15:57
Replies: 16
Views: 3,790
Posted By Yellow Sun

Open Source Intelligence

Really nothing new, a good primer on the subject is:

Spying on the Bomb by Jeffrey T. Michelson...
9th Aug 2021, 13:22
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By Yellow Sun

I would presume nothing. No information was made...

I would presume nothing. No information was made available at station level regarding how LGBs might be employed. Had I to guess, the aircraft role might have been similar to the part it usually...
8th Aug 2021, 20:00
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By Yellow Sun

A little known event occurred one weekend when a...

A little known event occurred one weekend when a Nimrod was flown from Kinloss to Lossiemouth where an afternoon was spent trying LGBs for size in the bomb bay. There was no information forthcoming...
16th Jun 2021, 17:53
Replies: 26
Views: 2,578
Posted By Yellow Sun

For a good insight into the early days of...

For a good insight into the early days of airships try:

My Airship Flights 1915-1930 by George Meager...
29th May 2021, 15:45
Replies: 13
Views: 5,742
Posted By Yellow Sun

The potential for “open source” leaks has...

The potential for “open source” leaks has expanded exponentially with the development of the internet. Should anyone be interested, the following book provides some good examples of the original...
27th May 2021, 08:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,541
Posted By Yellow Sun

I cannot help with other names, but can inform...

I cannot help with other names, but can inform you that Ernie Banfield “Ernst”, sadly went Off Task a few months ago.

YS
23rd May 2021, 20:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,965
Posted By Yellow Sun

If you're looking for a more in depth treatment...

If you're looking for a more in depth treatment then there is:

TSR2 Precision Attack to Tornado
by John Forbat
ISBN 978 0 7524 3919 8
pub Tempus 2006

It covers considerably more than the...
11th May 2021, 17:12
Replies: 160
Views: 28,888
Posted By Yellow Sun

It does rather beg the question whether the...

It does rather beg the question whether the leadership of the SNP as opposed to their supporters actually want independence. The emperorís clothes would seem a little threadbare.

FWIW an ethnic...
9th May 2021, 20:13
Replies: 77
Views: 11,587
Posted By Yellow Sun

IIRC the metal tape that ran between the two...

IIRC the metal tape that ran between the two servomotors in the frame in the Calc 5 was made of Manganin. It's remarkable that one remembers such trivia but forgets more important things!

YS
9th May 2021, 12:52
Replies: 77
Views: 11,587
Posted By Yellow Sun

Nimrod R1 YS

Nimrod R1

YS
5th May 2021, 19:03
Replies: 77
Views: 11,587
Posted By Yellow Sun

Violet Picture was the PLB (SARBE) homer. Fitted...

Violet Picture was the PLB (SARBE) homer. Fitted to the Shackleton, Nimrod and I suspect various helicopters as well.

Then thereís Yellow Gate, Nimrod MR2 ESM system.

YS
4th May 2021, 16:38
Replies: 77
Views: 11,587
Posted By Yellow Sun

IIRC we used True for en-route navigation by...

IIRC we used True for en-route navigation by selecting "Remote" on the MFS Selector. Magnetic was used for takeoff, approach and landing as well as for ATC assigned headings but I cannot recall what...
1st May 2021, 16:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,697
Posted By Yellow Sun

Thanks, that's an intereresting and refreshingly...

Thanks, that's an intereresting and refreshingly candid report! I vaguely remember hearing of a system similar to the one described, it may have been in relation to the Mirage. However the tone...
30th Apr 2021, 17:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,697
Posted By Yellow Sun

I donít know when the UUPI was introduced, but it...

I donít know when the UUPI was introduced, but it was around when I was instructing in the early Ď70s. Iím pretty sure the nose light flashed as there could have been potential for confusion with a...
30th Apr 2021, 07:19
Replies: 19
Views: 3,697
Posted By Yellow Sun

You remember correctly, it was the Ultrasonic...

You remember correctly, it was the Ultrasonic Undercarriage Position Indicator (UUPI). A triple tone at the end of the transmission. There was also the flashing white nose light that provided a...
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