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Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2021, 15:35
Replies: 106
Views: 6,125
Posted By OJ 72

n5296s said 'I've been surprised by how common...

n5296s said 'I've been surprised by how common smoking still is in France, after moving from California where it's about as socially acceptable as exposing your rude bits in public. Was next to a...
3rd Oct 2021, 13:22
Replies: 97
Views: 18,021
Posted By OJ 72

My daughter, who is 28 now, still remembers me...

My daughter, who is 28 now, still remembers me taking her to the 72 Sqn crewroom at Aldergrove when she was about five or six. After her first visit she knew exactly where the ‘aircrew energy...
1st Oct 2021, 17:45
Replies: 97
Views: 18,021
Posted By OJ 72

A '+1' to Huge 72's shout out to the TISWAS guys...

A '+1' to Huge 72's shout out to the TISWAS guys during BANNER...especially the guys in Omagh. It was amazing what they could rustle up from the rations they were given/acquired. Surely some of them...
14th Sep 2021, 12:35
Replies: 22
Views: 4,558
Posted By OJ 72

Medals Found on Nottinghamshire Golf Course

WWII Medals Found on Nottinghamshire Golf Course (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-58503872)

An interesting story and an interesting collection. I'm sure that some of our...
26th May 2021, 09:36
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

Asturias56…I’m not so certain that your assertion...

Asturias56…I’m not so certain that your assertion that ‘nothing said on here or by the Govt in London has any effect’is strictly correct!!

During the lead up to the plebiscite on the Belfast...
25th May 2021, 15:11
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

And just look how the Irish Government treated...

And just look how the Irish Government treated the brave men and women from the RoI who fought for Britain and the Allies in WWII. A fine example for Scotland…

Pardon for Irish WWII ‘Deserters’...
25th May 2021, 12:35
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

ResBunny, this is very true. However,...

ResBunny, this is very true. However, unfortunately any putative Government of a seceded Scotland will almost certainly not have the ‘eyes wide open’ worldview that the Government of the Republic of...
24th May 2021, 09:50
Replies: 17
Views: 3,949
Posted By OJ 72

If, through the mists of time I recall correctly,...

If, through the mists of time I recall correctly, I believe that the starboard horizontal stabiliser of the Herc received a fair amount of damage!!
23rd May 2021, 16:57
Replies: 17
Views: 3,949
Posted By OJ 72

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x877/01d71925_3224_42b9_945d_b9ff9336b921_4ef15c78b70d9cca9074e805f980825b657b7674.jpeg

I had flown to Fairford on Fri 23 Jul 93 in the Bucc...
15th May 2021, 13:43
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

Mad as a Mad Thing...I think you’ll find it’s a ...

Mad as a Mad Thing...I think you’ll find it’s a British Government that decides where our military assets are based!! There is no such thing as an ‘English government’ (sic)!

Rightly or...
15th May 2021, 11:38
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

In an attempt to move this thread back to...

In an attempt to move this thread back to something more military-focussed (and thus reduce the apoplexy level of some Forum members) here’s something to consider...

Whilst the transfer of...
14th May 2021, 22:57
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

Whilst the Belfast Agreement (GFA) does, in fact,...

Whilst the Belfast Agreement (GFA) does, in fact, allow for a poll on Irish Reunification, at what stage the poll is called is actually quite ambiguous!!

The Belfast Agreement states that the...
14th May 2021, 09:12
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

An ‘English only’ referendum, Mahogany Bob!...

An ‘English only’ referendum, Mahogany Bob! Nothing particularly chauvinistic in that at all, eh?!?

And there was me thinking for all these years that I had been living in the ‘United Kingdom of...
12th May 2021, 11:36
Replies: 23
Views: 4,736
Posted By OJ 72

Having grown up in Northern Ireland during the...

Having grown up in Northern Ireland during the 'Troubles' you may think that I have a less than objective POV. Nevertheless, having (much later) achieved a MLItt in Irish Politics, one thing that my...
11th May 2021, 18:08
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

pr00ne, Being an Ulsterman trust me me I am...

pr00ne,

Being an Ulsterman trust me me I am certainly not labouring under any misapprehension that Britishness equates to Englishness…God forfend.

However, I think that it’s a trifle...
11th May 2021, 12:39
Replies: 160
Views: 28,217
Posted By OJ 72

Scottish Independence - At What Cost?

In adding my two penny‘worth I may be coming across as a tad controversial, but, then I’ll only be living up to the late, great TE Utley’s definition of an Ulsterman viz ‘The first to give, and the...
10th Apr 2021, 13:12
Replies: 132
Views: 31,984
Posted By OJ 72

As part of my role in arranging the Green Helo...

As part of my role in arranging the Green Helo aspects of Royal visits to the ‘Beloved Province’ I had tasked 230 Sqn to take the Duke of Edinburgh from Baronscourt in Co Tyrone to Portpatrick in...
18th Feb 2021, 11:37
Replies: 8
Views: 3,495
Posted By OJ 72

Total thread drift, I know...but this is one of...

Total thread drift, I know...but this is one of those 'and now it can be told stories' from 2019. Any similarity to Sgt Nicholas Alkemade is purely coincidental!!
...
19th Jul 2020, 12:07
Replies: 220
Views: 41,693
Posted By OJ 72

All. I’ve sat on the sidelines through this...

All. I’ve sat on the sidelines through this debate and consequently, as I have a lot of ground to cover this tome may come across as slightly rambling…but as in an Eddie Izzard monologue please stick...
5th Jul 2020, 13:02
Replies: 136
Views: 46,014
Posted By OJ 72

DHC4 to Startledgrapefruit - 'Sinn Fein hate...

DHC4 to Startledgrapefruit - 'Sinn Fein hate everything British, are you basing that on fact or is this just your own thoughts.'

To put it into perspective...having lived and operated in Northern...
29th Jun 2020, 17:30
Replies: 136
Views: 46,014
Posted By OJ 72

'Could be fun. One recalls when LFA 19 (?) was...

'Could be fun. One recalls when LFA 19 (?) was set up to legalise low flying in the Province. On day one a Belgique 104 (?) who clearly hadn't read the small print (NI based aircraft only) tried to...
25th Jun 2020, 08:48
Replies: 223
Views: 52,447
Posted By OJ 72

Having just finished John Nichol's Lancaster book...

Having just finished John Nichol's Lancaster book - incredibly very moving last few chapters I must add - I received a copy of the second volume of Volker Ullrich's recent, masterly biography of...
20th Jun 2020, 16:03
Replies: 223
Views: 52,447
Posted By OJ 72

Jenns, your argument is specious at best, but...

Jenns, your argument is specious at best, but generally it is a load of old tosh. You are talking about the perceptions of a minority of UK citizens within yet another ‘filter bubble’. Whilst some of...
19th Jun 2020, 20:33
Replies: 223
Views: 52,447
Posted By OJ 72

Regarding Jenns' comment in Post #73 about being...

Regarding Jenns' comment in Post #73 about being 'ashamed' of Sir Arthur Harris' statue being unveiled in 1992...I am in no way ashamed about its unveiling. My only regret was that I was on holiday...
19th Jun 2020, 08:59
Replies: 223
Views: 52,447
Posted By OJ 72

Having not been on-line for a few days I've just...

Having not been on-line for a few days I've just had a quick read through this thread, and when I got to Jenns' crass and offensive comment at Post 55 comparing Harris with Eichmann I couldn't really...
16th Jun 2020, 18:23
Replies: 223
Views: 52,447
Posted By OJ 72

Asturias56...I suspect that any of Harris'...

Asturias56...I suspect that any of Harris' surviving 'Old Lags' would take deep exception to your comment that:

'Bomber Harris? Not a great leader - he rarely ever went anywhere near an...
16th Jun 2020, 12:28
Replies: 223
Views: 52,447
Posted By OJ 72

What must be remembered is, that after Dunkirk,...

What must be remembered is, that after Dunkirk, Bomber Command was the only force that was capable of taking the fight to the enemy. Churchill himself said that:

'The fighters are our salvation...
11th Jun 2020, 12:49
Replies: 29
Views: 9,984
Posted By OJ 72

Sadly, I think the current trend of being...

Sadly, I think the current trend of being 'offended by everything' has reached the denizens of PPrune. As a member of the aforementioned 'self-loading freight' branch myself I genuinely had a bit of...
11th Feb 2018, 16:58
Replies: 143
Views: 42,147
Posted By OJ 72

Having operated both FJ and RW as a navigator in...

Having operated both FJ and RW as a navigator in the RAF the only recurring dream about anything bad happening whilst flying always involves being in a helicopter and attempting to climb out of a...
14th Sep 2012, 14:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,493
Posted By OJ 72

I first met Ken in August 1995 during my first...

I first met Ken in August 1995 during my first Wessex Two duty at Y453, where he was introduced to me by 'POD'. Over the next 17 years I got to know Ken very well, and whenever I needed a photograph...
14th Sep 2012, 12:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,638
Posted By OJ 72

Phamous Photographer

It is my sad duty to inform the members of PPrune that Ken Boyd, better known as Phamous Photographer, passed away in hospital on Thursday 13 September, after a protracted period of ill health.
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