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21st Apr 2019, 09:56
Replies: 30
Views: 7,919
Posted By lsd

Flt Lt Antoniak

Flt Lt Antoniak
13th Mar 2019, 11:22
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By lsd

Inability to view videos/youtube

YouTube videos in Prune threads (e.g. the aerobatic teams in nostalgia and history) do not work for me. Seem to freeze visual but allow audio, and moving cursor along just repeats freeze in new...
30th Jun 2018, 09:28
Replies: 10
Views: 3,784
Posted By lsd

AT also chopped off the whip aerial on a gunners...

AT also chopped off the whip aerial on a gunners backpack radio during a 105 battery insertion - further comms were a tad sketchy.
2nd Apr 2018, 11:02
Replies: 61
Views: 8,813
Posted By lsd

Cannot recall noise levels but as a young boy...

Cannot recall noise levels but as a young boy remember getting off BOAC Argonauts and Stratocruiers used on the West Africa routes and wondering why my teeth were loose in my gums - going to sleep...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2018, 20:18
Replies: 72
Views: 6,864
Posted By lsd

Try St Peters Without - a bottled craft beer from...

Try St Peters Without - a bottled craft beer from Suffolk at less than 0.05% alcohol that from the fridge is very acceptable and can be found in the supermarkets.
Cheers!
16th Feb 2018, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By lsd

Must have been just about the last 6 FTS Course...

Must have been just about the last 6 FTS Course ever - I got there in July '68 on posting to 18 San and not a sign of training command around, except perhaps the 30+ year old wooden hutches that were...
16th Feb 2018, 19:47
Replies: 746
Views: 195,921
Posted By lsd

Hi, my recollection is that there were only 2...

Hi, my recollection is that there were only 2 yellow Wessex for the SAR flt when I was there from May '67 on, and as for the South Arabian Air Force one of my later colleagues in BAH had been...
29th Nov 2017, 09:21
Replies: 746
Views: 195,921
Posted By lsd

So true Peter! One crowded deck looks much like...

So true Peter! One crowded deck looks much like another when you can't see the ident letter. 50 years ago to the day.......
Glass raised and best wishes.
28th Nov 2017, 18:18
Replies: 746
Views: 195,921
Posted By lsd

In total,think there 12 helicopters on that...

In total,think there 12 helicopters on that Fearless deck - 7 Wessex(6 SH and 1SAR), 4 Sioux and 1 Scout - with operations continuing from spot 2 outboard (red line extension from normal white wheel...
23rd Nov 2017, 22:34
Replies: 746
Views: 195,921
Posted By lsd

Brian - Khormaksar SAR Flight changed their...

Brian - Khormaksar SAR Flight changed their Sycamores for Whirlwind 10s in January and February 1964. A second pair (intended ultimately to form a SAR flight in Muharraq) came in July. In November...
10th Nov 2017, 19:16
Replies: 399
Views: 136,792
Posted By lsd

First time in RAFG in '68 and couldn't resist a...

First time in RAFG in '68 and couldn't resist a flight over the Mohne Dam - and it still remains a highlight of my times there until '76. Mind you, at a height of 60 ft and 120 kts the Wessex hardly...
27th Sep 2017, 10:15
Replies: 35
Views: 10,310
Posted By lsd

And Acklington.

And Acklington.
1st Sep 2017, 10:18
Replies: 170
Views: 57,189
Posted By lsd

And the student on our solo night flying phase...

And the student on our solo night flying phase who (allegedly) was allocated and signed for JP 'A', ventured out into the darkness and got into 'B', and on completing his sortie came back into the...
25th Jul 2017, 21:14
Replies: 69
Views: 13,901
Posted By lsd

Hi Herod, Seemed like a reasonable idea when...

Hi Herod,
Seemed like a reasonable idea when flogging around upcountry but by the time we ended up on base IS patrols I felt any problems would have been sorted by guys a lot better qualified than...
25th Jul 2017, 13:19
Replies: 69
Views: 13,901
Posted By lsd

Back to Aden in '67, not convinced about the...

Back to Aden in '67, not convinced about the effectiveness and stopping power of a WWI revolver, on leaving Riyan in a hurry at the end of August I somehow acquired a GPMG and box of 7.62mm. Bit of a...
1st May 2017, 16:19
Replies: 462
Views: 166,546
Posted By lsd

Seem to remember Paul Miller (Officer Cadet...

Seem to remember Paul Miller (Officer Cadet P.A.Miller) collected the Scroll of Honour for the best all-round cadet of 207 Course on 1st April 1965, and a rail warrant to Cranwell. Never came across...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2017, 20:56
Replies: 69
Views: 15,326
Posted By lsd

Ref. the 2 RBMR (Royal Brunei Malay Regiment)...

Ref. the 2 RBMR (Royal Brunei Malay Regiment) Wessex they were uplifted onto HMS Albion late in 1971 and shipped to Singapore. Memory hazy, but I recall a few beers with Garth at the time , and a...
2nd Aug 2016, 17:22
Replies: 48
Views: 11,899
Posted By lsd

Ah......the Wessex wiper motors! On one of my...

Ah......the Wessex wiper motors! On one of my early solo fights (in the rain) in the queen of the skies it was somewhat distracting to observe the smoke and smell of burning coming from the co-pilots...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2016, 16:39
Replies: 22
Views: 5,287
Posted By lsd

Not always FED; typing this out as I look at the...

Not always FED; typing this out as I look at the battered tip cap from XR 517 as a result of collision with a resident of Stanford PTA on August 19, 1969. A WTF from up-front and a fine collection of...
11th May 2016, 22:40
Replies: 29
Views: 10,284
Posted By lsd

Did porteous loops with Fred L. (my ex-Javelin NF...

Did porteous loops with Fred L. (my ex-Javelin NF pilot turned QFI) over Nottingham during our night flying phase at 2FTS Syerston - never really understood what what was happening but wouldn't have...
23rd Jan 2016, 20:06
Replies: 99
Views: 19,349
Posted By lsd

Fond memories of Alec Tarwid - aka "the Red...

Fond memories of Alec Tarwid - aka "the Red Baron". Some of the discussions in the crew-room between him and Tom Pavey would conclude in heated Polish, with one describing the other as a peasant, and...
8th Sep 2015, 18:33
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,152,014
Posted By lsd

OmegaV6 Excellent story of supersonic...

OmegaV6

Excellent story of supersonic Hercules there.......but, heard it back in the 60s from one of our loadmasters called Mike B.....e who was on the VIP Hastings in Cyprus on his previous...
9th Mar 2015, 19:59
Replies: 69
Views: 12,653
Posted By lsd

Smile For this helicopter pilot, has to be 'Good...

For this helicopter pilot, has to be 'Good vibrations' by the Beach Boys.
Feel free to read whatever you wish into that........
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2015, 11:06
Replies: 2,797
Views: 826,817
Posted By lsd

Yeah! To about one foot on full power checks when...

Yeah! To about one foot on full power checks when no tie-down base available!!
16th Jul 2014, 18:58
Replies: 136
Views: 17,014
Posted By lsd

Living in a tent near Dinkleberg ,North Germany...

Living in a tent near Dinkleberg ,North Germany on Exercise Whirlygig to keep the Russian hordes away and flying 6.20 hrs that day in the ever faithful Wessex; after a few beers that night and curled...
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