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29th May 2021, 14:45
Replies: 13
Views: 4,909
Posted By Yellow Sun

The potential for “open source” leaks has...

The potential for “open source” leaks has expanded exponentially with the development of the internet. Should anyone be interested, the following book provides some good examples of the original...
27th May 2021, 07:01
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Yellow Sun

I cannot help with other names, but can inform...

I cannot help with other names, but can inform you that Ernie Banfield “Ernst”, sadly went Off Task a few months ago.

YS
23rd May 2021, 19:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,057
Posted By Yellow Sun

If you're looking for a more in depth treatment...

If you're looking for a more in depth treatment then there is:

TSR2 Precision Attack to Tornado
by John Forbat
ISBN 978 0 7524 3919 8
pub Tempus 2006

It covers considerably more than the...
11th May 2021, 16:12
Replies: 160
Views: 24,256
Posted By Yellow Sun

It does rather beg the question whether the...

It does rather beg the question whether the leadership of the SNP as opposed to their supporters actually want independence. The emperor’s clothes would seem a little threadbare.

FWIW an ethnic...
9th May 2021, 19:13
Replies: 77
Views: 10,414
Posted By Yellow Sun

IIRC the metal tape that ran between the two...

IIRC the metal tape that ran between the two servomotors in the frame in the Calc 5 was made of Manganin. It's remarkable that one remembers such trivia but forgets more important things!

YS
9th May 2021, 11:52
Replies: 77
Views: 10,414
Posted By Yellow Sun

Nimrod R1 YS

Nimrod R1

YS
5th May 2021, 18:03
Replies: 77
Views: 10,414
Posted By Yellow Sun

Violet Picture was the PLB (SARBE) homer. Fitted...

Violet Picture was the PLB (SARBE) homer. Fitted to the Shackleton, Nimrod and I suspect various helicopters as well.

Then there’s Yellow Gate, Nimrod MR2 ESM system.

YS
4th May 2021, 15:38
Replies: 77
Views: 10,414
Posted By Yellow Sun

IIRC we used True for en-route navigation by...

IIRC we used True for en-route navigation by selecting "Remote" on the MFS Selector. Magnetic was used for takeoff, approach and landing as well as for ATC assigned headings but I cannot recall what...
1st May 2021, 15:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By Yellow Sun

Thanks, that's an intereresting and refreshingly...

Thanks, that's an intereresting and refreshingly candid report! I vaguely remember hearing of a system similar to the one described, it may have been in relation to the Mirage. However the tone...
30th Apr 2021, 16:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By Yellow Sun

I don’t know when the UUPI was introduced, but it...

I don’t know when the UUPI was introduced, but it was around when I was instructing in the early ‘70s. I’m pretty sure the nose light flashed as there could have been potential for confusion with a...
30th Apr 2021, 06:19
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By Yellow Sun

You remember correctly, it was the Ultrasonic...

You remember correctly, it was the Ultrasonic Undercarriage Position Indicator (UUPI). A triple tone at the end of the transmission. There was also the flashing white nose light that provided a...
23rd Mar 2021, 21:00
Replies: 3
Views: 3,065
Posted By Yellow Sun

TU22 Ground Ejection Accident - 3 Dead

The accident involving the apparently inadvertent ejection on the ground (https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-tu-22-backfire-bomber-crashes-in-kaluga-region.html) of 3 crew members of a TU22 at...
20th Mar 2021, 18:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,205
Posted By Yellow Sun

Chris Parry’s book “Down South” is now available...

Chris Parry’s book “Down South” is now available on Kindle for 1.99

YS
20th Mar 2021, 18:23
Replies: 76
Views: 15,784
Posted By Yellow Sun

As an archetypal Old Cold Warrior I accept that...

As an archetypal Old Cold Warrior I accept that things have changed. The Air Force is much smaller but strives to be better and more effective. It seems to achieve this but I do worry that it retains...
27th Feb 2021, 12:15
Replies: 224
Views: 54,434
Posted By Yellow Sun

Ron was still alive a couple of years ago. ...

Ron was still alive a couple of years ago.

YS
21st Feb 2021, 19:14
Replies: 29
Views: 4,359
Posted By Yellow Sun

I still have my 1965 issue Dalton that has seen...

I still have my 1965 issue Dalton that has seen much use. By far the fastest way to do unit of measurement conversions. I also have (somewhere) a Meer’s slide that was used on the V-Force to...
10th Feb 2021, 17:52
Replies: 671
Views: 272,782
Posted By Yellow Sun

We Were Crew Dogs...

We Were Crew Dogs (http://wewerecrewdogs.homestead.com/Home.html) is best described as a lifetime anthology of of stories contributed by B52 crew members. It consists of 8 volumes and 3 themed...
10th Feb 2021, 11:49
Replies: 85
Views: 18,378
Posted By Yellow Sun

It's these French Canadians, even worse than the...

It's these French Canadians, even worse than the real thing :p

YS
1st Feb 2021, 18:19
Replies: 15
Views: 3,205
Posted By Yellow Sun

A bit more on Abebooks and Fleabay. I bought the...

A bit more on Abebooks and Fleabay. I bought the paperback edition for about £3.00 a couple of years ago and gave it away to a friend when I had read it. It’s probably still doing the rounds of our...
31st Jan 2021, 13:02
Replies: 15
Views: 3,205
Posted By Yellow Sun

I wonder what Chris Parry did? Having kept a war...

I wonder what Chris Parry did? Having kept a war diary as a Lieutenant he waited until he had retired as a Rear Admiral before publishing it:

Down South - A Falklands War Diary by Chris Parry
...
20th Jan 2021, 17:51
Replies: 450
Views: 104,592
Posted By Yellow Sun

Interesting that my own experience was almost...

Interesting that my own experience was almost diametrically different. Members of staff might mention their wartime experience in passing but made little of it; after all everyone had been involved...
15th Jan 2021, 16:29
Replies: 14
Views: 6,646
Posted By Yellow Sun

They would act in accordance with the...

They would act in accordance with the instructions in the operation order and employ the appropriate tactics. You don’t really expect a more detailed answer, at least not from anyone who might know?...
11th Jan 2021, 17:34
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
Posted By Yellow Sun

Varsities RAF Gaydon, 2ANS Vulcan RAF...

Varsities RAF Gaydon, 2ANS
Vulcan RAF Waddington, 101 Sqn; there were probably crews from 50 and 44 on the detachment.
Jet Provost RAF College Cranwell, 1 Sqn
Nimrod RAF St Mawgan, 42 Sqn

YS
11th Jan 2021, 16:57
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
Posted By Yellow Sun

1 Jan 1969 Varsity T1 WJ915 Gaydon - Valley -...

1 Jan 1969 Varsity T1 WJ915 Gaydon - Valley - Gaydon Can’t remember why.
7 Mar 1969 Varsity T1 WF333 Gaydon- Valley - St Athan. Take pax to St Athan for UWAS Dining In Night.
8 Mar 1969 varsity T1...
31st Oct 2020, 20:55
Replies: 26
Views: 4,074
Posted By Yellow Sun

Fascinating photograph, thanks for posting it....

Fascinating photograph, thanks for posting it. The lack of foliage on the tree in the photo would rule out it being taken in the summer months, not sure if that helps at all.Fenced off flower bed on...
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