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2nd Oct 2019, 11:13
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Posted By ExAscoteer

It was UK RAF wide during my time.

It was UK RAF wide during my time.
30th Sep 2019, 12:52
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Views: 2,703
Posted By ExAscoteer

https://www.forces.net/news/defence-secretary-dism...

https://www.forces.net/news/defence-secretary-dismisses-reports-male-army-make-review
30th Sep 2019, 00:06
Replies: 5,237
Views: 1,582,085
Posted By ExAscoteer

Not according to either 16(R) nor OC 5 AEF.

Not according to either 16(R) nor OC 5 AEF.
29th Sep 2019, 11:48
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Views: 1,582,085
Posted By ExAscoteer

Only, that's not what's happening. I was at...

Only, that's not what's happening. I was at Wittering recently talking to a couple of young officers holding on CUAS and 5 AEF. They are not 'grabbing' flying from cdts, they are acting in staff...
26th Sep 2019, 12:28
Replies: 54
Views: 10,820
Posted By ExAscoteer

PIAT was 39" long and weighed 32lbs. It fired...

PIAT was 39" long and weighed 32lbs. It fired 3.3" calibre munition containing a 2.5lb shaped charge warhead capable of penetrating 4" of armour plate.

It utilised the 'Spigot Mortar' principle,...
26th Sep 2019, 11:48
Replies: 54
Views: 10,820
Posted By ExAscoteer

The warhead fired by the early Bazooka M1 of 1942...

The warhead fired by the early Bazooka M1 of 1942 and M1A1 of 1943 had a lower armour penetration than did that of PIAT (3" as opposed to 4"). It wasn't until the advent of the M9 in October 1943...
25th Sep 2019, 16:13
Replies: 54
Views: 10,820
Posted By ExAscoteer

Frances Catherine Cain (daughter of Maj Robert...

Frances Catherine Cain (daughter of Maj Robert Henty Cain VC) married Jeremy Clarkson in 1993 as his second wife. They divorced in 2014.
25th Sep 2019, 10:52
Replies: 54
Views: 10,820
Posted By ExAscoteer

No ERA during WWII. The major defences against a...

No ERA during WWII. The major defences against a shaped charge were (as you say) sloped armour, and spaced armour (think StuG III and StuG IV side-plates).
24th Sep 2019, 11:40
Replies: 54
Views: 10,820
Posted By ExAscoteer

It fired a 2.5lb shaped charge warhead. There is...

It fired a 2.5lb shaped charge warhead. There is plenty of evidence for its effectiveness once the initial problems with accuracy and warhead fusing were sorted out.

For eg there were 6 VCs...
23rd Sep 2019, 17:38
Replies: 54
Views: 10,820
Posted By ExAscoteer

6 pounders carried in Horsas, 17pounders carried...

6 pounders carried in Horsas, 17pounders carried in Hamilcars.

Actually the PIAT was surprisingly effective (being able to penetrate upto 4" of armour) and it didn't produce a backblast, unlike...
23rd Sep 2019, 17:13
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Views: 4,419
Posted By ExAscoteer

I met JO on several occasions, not least at the...

I met JO on several occasions, not least at the opening of the IBCC in Lincoln. He was kind enough to sign his biography 'First Out In Earnest' for me. RIP to a real Gent.
11th Sep 2019, 17:07
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Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

C-130 with the props parked wrong.

C-130 with the props parked wrong.
4th Sep 2019, 23:09
Replies: 21
Views: 3,566
Posted By ExAscoteer

Nope. As I stated conficimus which is the...

Nope. As I stated conficimus which is the first-person present active indicative of conficio =. Ergo (see what I did there?) it has NOTHING to do with 'We' which is a first person plural.
4th Sep 2019, 22:54
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

Certainly the 3rd program was the best of the 3.

Certainly the 3rd program was the best of the 3.
4th Sep 2019, 19:18
Replies: 21
Views: 3,566
Posted By ExAscoteer

Quod non fear potest = Because there is no fear...

Quod non fear potest = Because there is no fear it is possible...


I've found a few photo's of the Dak in question but can not ascertain the last word.


Edit: The last word is conficimus...
4th Sep 2019, 14:25
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

Yet again you show youself up to be a total...

Yet again you show youself up to be a total pillock.

As it happens I was a qualified CSRO so I know quite a bit about SERE. Generally speaking the girls were better than the boys at E & E,...
3rd Sep 2019, 21:58
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

It's not about Gender Studies you pillock it's...

It's not about Gender Studies you pillock it's about allowing all members of Society a chance if they are good enough. FFS!

As it happens the 2 best students I graduated were female and went on to...
3rd Sep 2019, 21:45
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

A. What the **** would you know about that? ...

A. What the **** would you know about that?

B. What the **** has that got to do with Military Flying?

Yet again a non-sequitur logical fallacy.
3rd Sep 2019, 17:46
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

BV, thankyou for your condescending reply. :* ...

BV, thankyou for your condescending reply. :*

My point being is that it is not necessary to ramp up 'Ooh AAR is the most dangerous thing you can do in Military Aviation' (it isn't as I am sure you...
3rd Sep 2019, 17:28
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

While AAR might be described as pushing wet...

While AAR might be described as pushing wet spaghetti up a reluctant cat's arse, and having been 'in prod' on occassion for upwards of 20 minutes, it was work, but hardly any more dangerous than any...
3rd Sep 2019, 14:57
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

What has being Infantry got to do with being...

What has being Infantry got to do with being Aircrew?

A complete non-sequitur logical fallacy.
1st Sep 2019, 20:52
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

Sexist attitudes like that are exactly why the...

Sexist attitudes like that are exactly why the RAF needs to engage with women. Currently 14% of the RAF are female (which is better than the other services), with aircrew being a far lower...
30th Aug 2019, 17:50
Replies: 27
Views: 7,791
Posted By ExAscoteer

The Hurricane had 3 fuel tanks, 2 of 34.5 Imp gal...

The Hurricane had 3 fuel tanks, 2 of 34.5 Imp gal in the wing centre section, between the main spars, as well as a 28 Imp gal gravity feed tank ahead of the instrument panel.

The main tanks were...
27th Aug 2019, 20:20
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

3 Litre Essex engine. I always reckoned the 2.8...

3 Litre Essex engine. I always reckoned the 2.8 Litre Cologne engine was better.
27th Aug 2019, 18:36
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

I'm having problems posting from Firefox, so OH.

I'm having problems posting from Firefox, so OH.
27th Aug 2019, 18:22
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

Duxford maybe?

Duxford maybe?
27th Aug 2019, 13:18
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

A Lotus Cortina. Hethel perchance?

A Lotus Cortina.

Hethel perchance?
27th Aug 2019, 12:58
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

My Father hated being towed by the Whitley - if...

My Father hated being towed by the Whitley - if it lost a donk you were on your own. He reckoned the Albermarle to be worse though.

As an aside I knew Jo Lancaster (who died recently) - Jo was a...
27th Aug 2019, 11:40
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

Later in WW2 Hampstead Norris was a Glider ORTU...

Later in WW2 Hampstead Norris was a Glider ORTU (Operational and Refresher Training Unit). My father was there in mid/late Dec 1944 flying Horsas (having converted onto type at Brize in late...
25th Aug 2019, 18:02
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

UK Wartime airfield, possibly USAAC?

UK Wartime airfield, possibly USAAC?
25th Aug 2019, 12:28
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,104
Posted By ExAscoteer

RAF Melton Mowbray. Ex Thor site, now the Defence...

RAF Melton Mowbray. Ex Thor site, now the Defence Animal Centre.

OH if correct.
20th Aug 2019, 20:20
Replies: 360
Views: 203,985
Posted By ExAscoteer

4G? Four ******* G? Christ on a bike, JP5A was...

4G? Four ******* G? Christ on a bike, JP5A was 5.5G without a bloody G Suit!
11th Aug 2019, 20:55
Replies: 197
Views: 116,438
Posted By ExAscoteer

Really? The 1950's just called, apparently...

Really?

The 1950's just called, apparently they want their sexist back.
4th Aug 2019, 16:30
Replies: 34
Views: 14,711
Posted By ExAscoteer

Jackanory, Jackanory...

Jackanory, Jackanory...
4th Aug 2019, 14:25
Replies: 84
Views: 33,419
Posted By ExAscoteer

It would appear then, that QR 206 is in error...

It would appear then, that QR 206 is in error since it fails to mention in Para b the badge for Air Quartermater (QM).
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