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19th Jan 2021, 19:44
Replies: 25
Views: 9,576
Posted By Snakecharmer

There was a proposal to fit them with the...

There was a proposal to fit them with the Universal Drone Pack, I believe...
18th Jan 2021, 17:51
Replies: 186
Views: 29,812
Posted By Snakecharmer

That's done!

That's done!
18th Jan 2021, 12:45
Replies: 186
Views: 29,812
Posted By Snakecharmer

Very interested, thanks :-)

Very interested, thanks :-)
17th Jan 2021, 16:50
Replies: 186
Views: 29,812
Posted By Snakecharmer

My late Father's logbooks show that he managed to...

My late Father's logbooks show that he managed to avoid Valley for his first 5 tours (Gutersloh/Wildenrath, Church Fenton, Middleton StGeorge/Worksop, Cottesmore); thereafter:

57 Sqn, Honington
...
24th Nov 2019, 11:24
Replies: 40
Views: 26,584
Posted By Snakecharmer

What chance fixed roster

Looking in as a left seat outsider whose priority is work / life balance, the BHX base, proper pension and Winter leave options look attractive... what chance a fixed roster (I'm currently on a 5/4)...
8th Aug 2017, 13:21
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Snakecharmer

Thanks - I'll use your phrase 'lovely bloke' ...

Thanks - I'll use your phrase 'lovely bloke' during Friday's service :-)
4th Aug 2017, 17:52
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Snakecharmer

Memorial Service

Memorial Service to be held at St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, near Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire at 1310L on Friday 11 August. Former colleagues etc welcome to attend; if so, do PM me so...
1st Jun 2017, 10:25
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Snakecharmer

As I said, the book is a little misleading. This...

As I said, the book is a little misleading. This probably isn't the place to hit the detail of just that one event, as there were so many more...

DD - check PMs
1st Jun 2017, 08:00
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Snakecharmer

I know the story from Tommy's perspective, which...

I know the story from Tommy's perspective, which differs from that in a book published on the history of the Vampire; I also have the 67 Sqn ORB entry covering it. Story for another day, but Tommy...
31st May 2017, 21:30
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Snakecharmer

Bet you didn't all know that Mullarkey and Tommy...

Bet you didn't all know that Mullarkey and Tommy served together on 67 Sqn Vampires in Germany... Mullarkey as a Fg Off, Tommy as a Sgt Pilot... I have pics from that era but can't hack the...
29th May 2017, 18:00
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Snakecharmer

Thanks for your kind words... yes, I understand 3...

Thanks for your kind words... yes, I understand 3 crews with QFI Captains moved from 57 to form the nucleus of 214... he was one such QFI; I'll check his logbooks for your entries once I return home...
28th May 2017, 18:03
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Snakecharmer

Flt Lt W L 'Tommy' Thompson 1927-2017

With immense sadness, I announce the death of my Father, William 'Tommy' Thompson. Blessed with a common name, I wouldn't want him confused with any other 'Tommy Thompson' so for those of you who...
31st Aug 2015, 11:07
Replies: 12
Views: 7,854
Posted By Snakecharmer

Great guy... made my ATR groundschool...

Great guy... made my ATR groundschool tolerable... "I don't give a T*** said the pilot, merry merry men are we..." still rings in my ears occasionally... last heard he was flying a Tiger a few weeks...
26th Jul 2015, 19:21
Replies: 9
Views: 4,009
Posted By Snakecharmer

No pics, but my Father's first logbook should...

No pics, but my Father's first logbook should have some representative serial numbers etc...

How's things, Sycamore?
11th Jun 2015, 08:50
Replies: 82
Views: 30,618
Posted By Snakecharmer

Re Post 50 Meteor T7 in 3rd pic is WA662. ...

Re Post 50

Meteor T7 in 3rd pic is WA662. Formation callsign Vintage Nugget. Air Clues did short piece at the time - combined age of the 4 aeroplanes was 106 years (doesn't seem much these...
3rd Apr 2015, 21:51
Replies: 32
Views: 17,726
Posted By Snakecharmer

David Watkins' Vampire history also makes passing...

David Watkins' Vampire history also makes passing mention of 'Black Monday' in Germany on 3 Dec 51. He doesn't tell the full story though... maybe because the pilot who stayed low, did very low...
23rd Mar 2015, 22:44
Replies: 15
Views: 4,586
Posted By Snakecharmer

Me too... some faith restored that someone,...

Me too... some faith restored that someone, somewhere believes in the right things.
20th Mar 2015, 22:18
Replies: 90
Views: 49,902
Posted By Snakecharmer

99 were returning from a LAT run at the time......

99 were returning from a LAT run at the time... which is where I remember it from... saw the whole thing from wherever it was we came back too... loved it... a refreshing change from all the blunt...
13th Mar 2015, 17:22
Replies: 30
Views: 5,229
Posted By Snakecharmer

For warbird value, I'd recommend: The Hangar...

For warbird value, I'd recommend:

The Hangar 11 Collection Home Page (http://www.hangar11.co.uk)
9th Mar 2015, 21:16
Replies: 63
Views: 17,864
Posted By Snakecharmer

Whatever happened to the 'out takes' version,...

Whatever happened to the 'out takes' version, complete with 'Buxton Mineral Water', "that crew drank my hospitality budget" etc? Someone taped a rugby match over my copy... would love to see it...
2nd Mar 2014, 18:49
Replies: 82
Views: 39,922
Posted By Snakecharmer

Tankertrashnav - also happy to help with the...

Tankertrashnav - also happy to help with the formalities, bearing in mind the 'family' connection… just wish I was in UK more often to attend the various events...
19th Sep 2013, 21:34
Replies: 24
Views: 5,319
Posted By Snakecharmer

Have done a few (but not too many) hours in both…...

Have done a few (but not too many) hours in both… but crusty old brain not recalling too much detail… recall the Chipmunk as pure pleasure but the Zlin more 'interesting' with more of a warbird...
17th Jul 2013, 20:27
Replies: 43
Views: 8,531
Posted By Snakecharmer

'CDC is indeed available through the Tiger Club...

'CDC is indeed available through the Tiger Club :-)
26th Jan 2013, 17:42
Replies: 70
Views: 19,714
Posted By Snakecharmer

CAP10B - have taken it touring many times over...

CAP10B - have taken it touring many times over the years - no snags to report :-)

Also took 2 of us to Berlin to display at ILA 2012 in fine style and good time :-)
26th Sep 2012, 10:51
Replies: 58
Views: 10,267
Posted By Snakecharmer

I was displaying at the Berlin Airshow, where one...

I was displaying at the Berlin Airshow, where one of the highlights was the Me262/109 formation...
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