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13th Jan 2023, 15:16
Replies: 22
Views: 6,166
Posted By Archimedes

Sorry, must have edited out the credit for the...

Sorry, must have edited out the credit for the 2nd clipping when trying to get it to a vaguely sensible size- it’s from the Daily Mirror from the day after the accident.
13th Jan 2023, 02:13
Replies: 22
Views: 6,166
Posted By Archimedes

https://callisto.ggsrv.com/imgsrv/FastFetch/UBER2/...

https://callisto.ggsrv.com/imgsrv/FastFetch/UBER2/DMIRF0002-C00000-N19650112-00200?legacy=no&highlight=00ff00+.7+2919+2941+358+40&crop=2323+1935+967+2218&format=jpeg
13th Jan 2023, 02:10
Replies: 22
Views: 6,166
Posted By Archimedes

https://callisto.ggsrv.com/imgsrv/FastFetch/UBER2/...

https://callisto.ggsrv.com/imgsrv/FastFetch/UBER2/TGRH-1965-0112-0015?legacy=no&highlight=00ff00+.7+191+5474+129+33&highlight=00ff00+.7+390+5509+122+27&crop=71+5453+498+262&format=jpeg

Daily...
31st Dec 2022, 21:19
Replies: 20
Views: 5,092
Posted By Archimedes

I suspect LB means that there is a small number...

I suspect LB means that there is a small number of personnel who define themselves as being 'non-binary', and who consider themselves neither male nor female?

The govt stats last year (2021) were...
14th Dec 2022, 22:17
Replies: 41
Views: 10,213
Posted By Archimedes

He's Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial...

He's Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability), not a former officer. Took over the role in May.
6th Dec 2022, 21:57
Replies: 952
Views: 337,996
Posted By Archimedes

I was at the event- and I have to say that...

I was at the event- and I have to say that either I missed something (along with several others) or Francis Tusa has read too much into a comment; I didn't see him there, so he may have missed some...
27th Oct 2022, 10:37
Replies: 24
Views: 3,219
Posted By Archimedes

The 540/541 should be digitised and available...

The 540/541 should be digitised and available online via the National Archives, in the AIR27 category. As a ‘for instance’ AIR 27/767/15 can be found here...
29th Aug 2022, 16:30
Replies: 422
Views: 145,002
Posted By Archimedes

Sir Jock Stirrup for a start- citation here (LG...

Sir Jock Stirrup for a start- citation here (LG 11/7/83) (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/49413/supplement/9151)
28th Aug 2022, 18:35
Replies: 422
Views: 145,002
Posted By Archimedes

Apologies - edited a typo and removed reference...

Apologies - edited a typo and removed reference to the fact that the Tweet was from this afternoon; the RAFAT was due to be at Rhyl according to their list of displays.
28th Aug 2022, 18:23
Replies: 422
Views: 145,002
Posted By Archimedes

It appears that a bird has now decided to add to...

It appears that a bird has now decided to add to the Reds' problems - one through the canopy and a landing at Hawarden. Acknowledgement toTwitter user IanC (handle =
@IAmAnIanIAm...
1st Jun 2022, 19:17
Replies: 40
Views: 7,681
Posted By Archimedes

Because FGR.7 would suggest a variant of the...

Because FGR.7 would suggest a variant of the original Lightning. The correct UK designation following custom and practice would've been something like Lockheed Lightning FG.1. Doubtless Lord West...
1st Jun 2022, 01:09
Replies: 70
Views: 34,337
Posted By Archimedes

William Eagleson Gordon VC - the battalion was...

William Eagleson Gordon VC - the battalion was ordered (but didn't receive the orders) to retire. Gordon came to the view that the position was hopeless (as had the Brigade commander) and believed...
28th May 2022, 21:52
Replies: 228
Views: 52,994
Posted By Archimedes

From Julian Thompson at an RAF Historical Society...

From Julian Thompson at an RAF Historical Society some years ago, following a presentation by Sir Peter Squire on 1(F)'s work at Goose Green:
In his presentation, [Sir Peter] said that his squadron...
2nd Mar 2022, 06:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By Archimedes

Indeed - 25 years of accumulated service...

Indeed - 25 years of accumulated service required for the award of a standard (unless conferred early by the monarch, as with 120 and 617).
2nd Dec 2021, 13:46
Replies: 292
Views: 61,383
Posted By Archimedes

As an aside, one of the characters seen on-screen...

As an aside, one of the characters seen on-screen there (Mike Graham) was recently to be heard claiming that concrete can be grown naturally...
4th Oct 2021, 10:53
Replies: 175
Views: 110,915
Posted By Archimedes

Not that I could find. There is a site which...

Not that I could find. There is a site which covers 135 AHC and the yearbooks don’t seem to have him amongst the personnel, of whom there are mugshots at the end. Of course, he may have been omitted...
4th Oct 2021, 00:56
Replies: 175
Views: 110,915
Posted By Archimedes

Tricky - I'd suspect that'd be his two years of...

Tricky - I'd suspect that'd be his two years of National Service. He may have been involved during Op MUSKETEER, and the GSM with Near East clasp would've been issued as a result.

Using Ancestry...
26th Sep 2021, 10:38
Replies: 39
Views: 8,101
Posted By Archimedes

The further point to be made is this is the...

The further point to be made is this is the recycling of a story from The Times three weeks ago…

In that story, not only was CAS considered a contender for the job, but Gerry Mayhew had been...
11th Sep 2021, 18:54
Replies: 952
Views: 337,996
Posted By Archimedes

Mrs Thatcher thought that the US ought to have...

Mrs Thatcher thought that the US ought to have come out in overt support of the UK rather sooner than it did; Al Haig was on the receiving end of at least one handbagging about it, as was the...
3rd Sep 2021, 16:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,610
Posted By Archimedes

The F540 can be downloaded from the National...

The F540 can be downloaded from the National Archives (You don't specify the date, but the files are in the AIR 27/2840 range).

If you do an advanced search on Discovery (the national archives...
1st Aug 2021, 20:11
Replies: 33
Views: 13,151
Posted By Archimedes

It was either a day or the cumulative total from...

It was either a day or the cumulative total from two weekends of Battle of Britain days at various stations; I remember encountering this while looking for something else - either in Flight (when...
16th Jul 2021, 21:34
Replies: 414
Views: 98,622
Posted By Archimedes

Roy Braybrook's history of the Hawk (published in...

Roy Braybrook's history of the Hawk (published in 1984) suggests that the Tercel name was chosen by staff, but their Airships had already started the process of identifying an appropriate name;...
10th Jul 2021, 18:39
Replies: 414
Views: 98,622
Posted By Archimedes

The current public line is that all seven Typhoon...

The current public line is that all seven Typhoon squadrons (eight with 29 in the OCU role) will remain extant; the numbers in the sustainment fleet will reduce as a result. That, at least, was the...
24th May 2021, 23:55
Replies: 4
Views: 2,738
Posted By Archimedes

Beaufighter R2055 was certainly fitted with a...

Beaufighter R2055 was certainly fitted with a pair of 40mm cannon, for trials purposes; it had a Vickers S on one side and the Rolls Royce R the other. Thi was more for testing the weapons to see...
9th May 2021, 11:04
Replies: 27
Views: 7,868
Posted By Archimedes

Chris Gibson covers this in detail his book...

Chris Gibson covers this in detail his book Battle Flight. I’d suggest Frank Mason’s phrasing about NATO strategy and tactics was one of the wooliest pieces of prose he produced...

From memory,...
4th May 2021, 09:28
Replies: 77
Views: 12,548
Posted By Archimedes

FB - there is a list of Rainbow Codes (use that...

FB - there is a list of Rainbow Codes (use that term for Googlage) on Wikipedia. I’d provide the link, but my iPad is having a senior moment and not copying from address bars this morning...
16th Apr 2021, 01:12
Replies: 132
Views: 34,497
Posted By Archimedes

You're quite correct, of course - I meant that...

You're quite correct, of course - I meant that when he became King in 1820 he had no surviving children, but in a bid to make the post a little shorter than it turned out failed to make that...
11th Apr 2021, 05:44
Replies: 132
Views: 34,497
Posted By Archimedes

Both Albert and Philip were modernisers and...

Both Albert and Philip were modernisers and interested in industry and technology. Comparisons become difficult, though, because Albert arrived on the scene at a time when the monarchy was seen as...
22nd Mar 2021, 18:55
Replies: 952
Views: 337,996
Posted By Archimedes

Puma is to be retired and replaced by a new...

Puma is to be retired and replaced by a new medium-lift helicopter in the mid-2020s. Whether this means that Puma continues to that date, or disappears leaving one of those famous 'capability...
9th Mar 2021, 12:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By Archimedes

212man do you mean first you’ve heard of Hardit...

212man do you mean first you’ve heard of Hardit Singh Malik flying in Italy, or the involvement of the RFC/RAF?

I’m guessing the former, but 28 was part of the force under Plumer which was sent to...
26th Feb 2021, 14:00
Replies: 20
Views: 8,703
Posted By Archimedes

The authors have confused Shadow and Sentinel...

The authors have confused Shadow and Sentinel...
20th Feb 2021, 16:31
Replies: 70
Views: 24,658
Posted By Archimedes

Probably best to obtain the service records -...

Probably best to obtain the service records - information from MoD (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-records-of-deceased-service-personnel)

That will/should provide the necessary information -...
20th Feb 2021, 13:19
Replies: 70
Views: 24,658
Posted By Archimedes

You might wish to look at the RBL page...

You might wish to look at the RBL page (https://support.britishlegion.org.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/553/~/applying-for-medals) and that from the MoD...
12th Jan 2021, 16:45
Replies: 11
Views: 3,248
Posted By Archimedes

Some photos of some of the aircraft involved can...

Some photos of some of the aircraft involved can be found here (https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=168889); ISTR that there were a couple of 92 Sqn Phantoms which had red fins as...
30th Dec 2020, 22:17
Replies: 115
Views: 45,680
Posted By Archimedes

All you ever wanted to know about RAFM funding...

All you ever wanted to know about RAFM funding sources (https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/freedom_of_information/What_we_spend_and%20how/Financial-Framework-Document.pdf) (and things you...
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