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3rd Dec 2019, 21:26
Replies: 23
Views: 6,096
Posted By PapaDolmio

A Stn Cdr at Wyton gave a JO a weeks guard...

A Stn Cdr at Wyton gave a JO a weeks guard following a altercation at the main gate while I was based there many years ago. Makes a change from extra SDO I suppose.
14th Nov 2019, 07:43
Replies: 21
Views: 2,707
Posted By PapaDolmio

Recruit Training at Swinderby in 1982 wasn't that...

Recruit Training at Swinderby in 1982 wasn't that far removed from it either!
13th Nov 2019, 06:16
Replies: 9
Views: 3,410
Posted By PapaDolmio

ISTR a Jaguar doing something similar at Garvie...

ISTR a Jaguar doing something similar at Garvie many years ago?
28th Sep 2019, 07:35
Replies: 54
Views: 8,452
Posted By PapaDolmio

There was another remarkable Lord at Arnhem: RSM...

There was another remarkable Lord at Arnhem: RSM J C Lord of 3 Para.
After acting as GOC 1ABN's bodyguard for a while following the virtual annihilation of 1st Para Bde, Lord remained in the...
4th Sep 2019, 19:45
Replies: 211
Views: 75,766
Posted By PapaDolmio

Absolutely correct- the real power is with McD...

Absolutely correct- the real power is with McD and his cronies. They'll probably keep cuddly old JC on for a bit until his usefulness is over and then get rid of him.
I'm no fan of the Tories...
28th Aug 2019, 07:33
Replies: 360
Views: 181,870
Posted By PapaDolmio

I must admit I've enjoyed it up to now, and agree...

I must admit I've enjoyed it up to now, and agree it's for the wider audience rather than us lot.

On the related subjects that have surfaced as a result (from a non aircrew perspective):
...
1st May 2019, 20:28
Replies: 25
Views: 6,670
Posted By PapaDolmio

At the risk of thread drift..... I only...

At the risk of thread drift.....

I only ever saw one which resulted in some of the most spectacular airliner flying I've ever seen.

Heathrow sometime late 80s early 90s, spotting on the top...
1st May 2019, 20:10
Replies: 22
Views: 9,261
Posted By PapaDolmio

Ooops. Happened before and doubtless will...

Ooops.

Happened before and doubtless will happen again.

I'm sure a lot of ppruners have some additional tax free goods in AT over the years, although admittedly not on quite an industrial...
16th Apr 2019, 06:05
Replies: 67
Views: 33,982
Posted By PapaDolmio

Forgot that one- must have been a year I didn't...

Forgot that one- must have been a year I didn't go.
15th Apr 2019, 18:00
Replies: 67
Views: 33,982
Posted By PapaDolmio

Mildenhall had at least two... Vjntage Pair...

Mildenhall had at least two...

Vjntage Pair and a Frecce G91 around 1978.

Alconbury RF4C at Brawdy

Duxford seems to have got more than its fair share over the years.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2019, 20:44
Replies: 111
Views: 21,677
Posted By PapaDolmio

Could have been worse....might have been a...

Could have been worse....might have been a bayonet practice dummy.

What makes the grass grow?

Blood Blood Blood!
10th Mar 2019, 23:04
Replies: 42
Views: 13,761
Posted By PapaDolmio

Thanks, it was a Luftwaffe jet and my memory...

Thanks, it was a Luftwaffe jet and my memory isn't going as quick as I thought!
10th Mar 2019, 08:22
Replies: 42
Views: 13,761
Posted By PapaDolmio

Memory not what is used to be but did some Alphas...

Memory not what is used to be but did some Alphas used in the CAS role have their back seat removed? I vaguely recall seeing at least one at some point?
24th Feb 2019, 07:52
Replies: 501
Views: 221,684
Posted By PapaDolmio

My contribution: Novels: Convenant with...

My contribution:

Novels:
Convenant with Death- John Harris. The life and death of a New Army Battalion on the Somme. Loosely based on the Leeds Pals.
Bomber- Len Deighton. Covered already.
...
31st Dec 2018, 07:56
Replies: 57
Views: 11,807
Posted By PapaDolmio

Don't let appearances fool you - did 6 weeks on...

Don't let appearances fool you - did 6 weeks on det out there in 98. It's a dump.

I suppose it might have changed but I wouldn't go back.
26th Nov 2018, 21:25
Replies: 91
Views: 12,687
Posted By PapaDolmio

That makes more sense, apologies. if you've...

That makes more sense, apologies.

if you've been offered Officer, go Officer.

Arguably there's a greater variety of flying by going WSO but it's an Officers Air Force at the end of the day.
26th Nov 2018, 18:31
Replies: 91
Views: 12,687
Posted By PapaDolmio

So you've been offered both specialisations and...

So you've been offered both specialisations and don't really know what either of them do?
24th Nov 2018, 11:39
Replies: 63
Views: 11,327
Posted By PapaDolmio

Gentlemens Evenings were a fairly regular event...

Gentlemens Evenings were a fairly regular event in many OR's clubs up until the early 90's which were usually well attended. Along with simillar but often more riotous events in rugby clubs etc which...
21st Nov 2018, 06:22
Replies: 63
Views: 11,327
Posted By PapaDolmio

In less PC times many years ago most Runway...

In less PC times many years ago most Runway Caravans contained a stash of literaure, normally stashed under the raised floor. Always fun trying to spot FQ issue furniture in Readers Wives although...
14th Oct 2018, 11:38
Replies: 110
Views: 15,941
Posted By PapaDolmio

Not strictly DV related but I worked with a SNCO...

Not strictly DV related but I worked with a SNCO who had Hungarian parents (escaped during the 56 uprising).
When he did his interviews at the Careers Office prior to joining he was asked the...
9th Oct 2018, 21:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,250
Posted By PapaDolmio

Can't give any exact dates but they were fairly...

Can't give any exact dates but they were fairly common visitors at Wyton while I was based there in 88-93 usually during the big 11Gp Air Defence exercises Elder Forest/Elder Joust and the Priory...
2nd Oct 2018, 17:05
Replies: 28
Views: 5,492
Posted By PapaDolmio

Too young to remember that but do remember a...

Too young to remember that but do remember a 'nightclub' in the old Ground Defence HQ on the edge of the airfield by a crossroads (?)- The Bunker Club? I had a few memorable nights in there when...
12th Sep 2018, 12:46
Replies: 38
Views: 4,050
Posted By PapaDolmio

I'm hoping you meant feet per minute! ...

I'm hoping you meant feet per minute!

Obviously had a bit of grunt though, presumably in a straight line. One does wonder what it was like at turning and g limits?

The more I read about it,...
11th Sep 2018, 08:42
Replies: 38
Views: 4,050
Posted By PapaDolmio

Judging by the wiki article it was a reasonably...

Judging by the wiki article it was a reasonably effective jet for its time. Performance seems to be on a par with the Canberra (although it does mention needing water injection for the bomber variant...
10th Sep 2018, 13:23
Replies: 38
Views: 4,050
Posted By PapaDolmio

[QUOTE=DaveReidUK;10245397]I think some were...

[QUOTE=DaveReidUK;10245397]I think some were scrapped in situ at Sculthorpe.

More than likely I guess. Don't know how many were actually delivered there in the first place.

I would expect...
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