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20th Oct 2020, 14:53
Replies: 9
Views: 2,168
Posted By Warmtoast

I was at the Paris 1961 air show when Ken gave a...

I was at the Paris 1961 air show when Ken gave a spectacular display. As I mentioned before here on PPrune:



My original 2014 post together with some screen grabs from my 8mm cine film taken at...
16th Oct 2020, 15:48
Replies: 23
Views: 3,085
Posted By Warmtoast

New Veterans Railcard wef 5th Nov 2020

Watching the Martin Lewis Money Show on the box last night he mentioned the launch of a new Veterans Railcard wef 5th November 2020. You have to have served for one day to qualify. There are quite...
2nd Oct 2020, 22:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,224
Posted By Warmtoast

My Flying Log Book shows I qualified as an AQM on...

My Flying Log Book shows I qualified as an AQM on 30th July 1959 at 242 OCU (Dishforth), but never received an AQM brevet - they came later ISTR. I served with 99 Sqn until I left the RAF in July...
21st Sep 2020, 11:39
Replies: 14
Views: 2,607
Posted By Warmtoast

I saw this program the other day and was...

I saw this program the other day and was mesmerised by the films of aircraft (of many varieties) making awful crash-landings on aircraft carriers.
21st Sep 2020, 11:33
Replies: 129
Views: 24,482
Posted By Warmtoast

ISTR that Detling in Kent was an airfield, but...

ISTR that Detling in Kent was an airfield, but when I can't help.
WT
21st Sep 2020, 11:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By Warmtoast

Vigila - Magazine of the RAF in the South West

One of our friends recently back from a break in the west country was given this magazine, and he knowing of my RAF background passed it on to me. I was a little surprised because I thought St...
14th Sep 2020, 19:05
Replies: 70
Views: 12,984
Posted By Warmtoast

IRIS. I came across them several times whilst I...

IRIS. I came across them several times whilst I was a radio operator. Allegedly if one didn't do things by the book whilst in ATC, or if a transmitter or beacon was off frequency, this was reported...
14th Sep 2020, 15:22
Replies: 96
Views: 9,998
Posted By Warmtoast

When I joined in 1951 my number was 406xxxx ...

When I joined in 1951 my number was 406xxxx

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14th Sep 2020, 15:07
Replies: 70
Views: 12,984
Posted By Warmtoast

Another photo/tale. ...

Another photo/tale.
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Hastings IRIS 2 - TG560 A photo from my album...
8th Sep 2020, 10:31
Replies: 77
Views: 8,928
Posted By Warmtoast

Bit of Thread Drift, but saw my first Rocket...

Bit of Thread Drift, but saw my first Rocket Assisted take of at annual Biggin Hill BOB display in 1954 I think it was.
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25th Aug 2020, 22:45
Replies: 70
Views: 12,984
Posted By Warmtoast

I was at Gan in 1958 and photo'd the first...

I was at Gan in 1958 and photo'd the first Beverley to visit Gan on 14th February 1958.
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24th Jul 2020, 22:30
Replies: 24
Views: 8,149
Posted By Warmtoast

Well it was an A400 that was seen over Edinburgh...

Well it was an A400 that was seen over Edinburgh and at 128 tons a bit bigger than a Hercules - I think.

WT
28th Jun 2020, 11:07
Replies: 41
Views: 8,403
Posted By Warmtoast

Saw my first T.11 at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S....

Saw my first T.11 at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia) in 1953 when this aircraft WZ416 visited during a sales tour of Southern Africa. Tour was successful as both Rhodesian and South African Air...
24th May 2020, 10:16
Replies: 40
Views: 8,272
Posted By Warmtoast

When I was stationed at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S....

When I was stationed at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia 1951 - 1953), airmen's billets were all named after RAF VC's. Coincidentally whilst at Thornhill I lived in two of these blocks i.e....
22nd Mar 2020, 21:31
Replies: 5
Views: 2,604
Posted By Warmtoast

There's a photo of him here in my post #14: ...

There's a photo of him here in my post #14:
https://www.pprune.org/7166168-post14.html
17th Mar 2020, 10:11
Replies: 12
Views: 3,905
Posted By Warmtoast

Saw the Frecce Tricolori at Fairford quite a few...

Saw the Frecce Tricolori at Fairford quite a few years, here's a photo I took of them at the time.
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12th Mar 2020, 22:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,574
Posted By Warmtoast

Have a look at Wiki Here:...

Have a look at Wiki Here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llandow_air_disaster
19th Feb 2020, 20:42
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Warmtoast

WWII Aviation Book

Having a clear-out and among some books I’m going to sell on eBay is a copy of “Britain’s Wonderful Air Force” that I received as present around 1943-44 (I was a schoolboy at the time). It has some...
19th Feb 2020, 16:08
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Warmtoast

PPRuNe Error Messages

Quite recently I've been having problems when using PPRuNe. Problem occur when for example when I want to do a search on PPRuNe and after typing in the search word in the search box and clicking on...
31st Jan 2020, 22:56
Replies: 24
Views: 6,145
Posted By Warmtoast

The article referred to in post #1 refers to ...

The article referred to in post #1 refers to


So not the Northolt in West London!
21st Jan 2020, 10:28
Replies: 95
Views: 20,544
Posted By Warmtoast

NutLoose Thanks for the link, The first Chippie...

NutLoose
Thanks for the link, The first Chippie in link one looks almost (apart from the strake running forward from the tail plane) identical to the first Chippie I saw up-close at RAF Thornhill,...
12th Jan 2020, 22:43
Replies: 12
Views: 3,384
Posted By Warmtoast

ISTR he presented a Cessna to the RMA Sandhurst...

ISTR he presented a Cessna to the RMA Sandhurst which was kept at Blackbush. I had a friend who worked in the MOD who had a pilot's licence and he took me up with him in this aircraft on a few...
3rd Dec 2019, 21:10
Replies: 27
Views: 4,177
Posted By Warmtoast

His Times obituary here:...

His Times obituary here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lieutenant-colonel-ken-mead-obituary-b5tzsxccd
25th Nov 2019, 09:25
Replies: 23
Views: 5,577
Posted By Warmtoast

...and a parachute to slow it down on approach ...

...and a parachute to slow it down on approach


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When I...
21st Nov 2019, 21:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By Warmtoast

Prangster There's an interesting and detailed...

Prangster
There's an interesting and detailed article online about the early Cairo to Baghdad air route that among other things mentions the making of the furrow in the desert.
See here:...
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