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27th Apr 2018, 17:49
Replies: 244
Views: 52,542
Posted By BSweeper

Does anyone know if veterans are allowed in the...

Does anyone know if veterans are allowed in the parade. If, how do we apply. There seems to be nothing on the website about it and I can't seem to make contact with the organisers. Grateful for any...
15th Feb 2018, 21:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By BSweeper

Wing Commander Norman Wilkins RIP

Wing Commander Norman Wilkins, President of the No 7 Squadron Association, has passed away. The Chairman of the Association, Malcolm Reeves, writes:

"Wg Cdr Norman Wilkins DFC, President of 7...
10th Feb 2017, 11:43
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By BSweeper

Aha, it was a PR7 was it. Did they have the three...

Aha, it was a PR7 was it. Did they have the three internal tanks (11,000), tip tanks (4000), bomb bay tank (2500) and internal wing tanks (6000): total 24,000. Even so, it was still a remarkable...
10th Feb 2017, 10:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By BSweeper

Ted Holloway Aden Flight in Canberra 1955

In his obituary on 8 Feb, the Telegraph reported that Wg Cdr Ted Holloway made a non-stop flight from RAF Wyton to Aden on 24th October 1955 covering 3,327 nm in 7.45 hrs, an unofficial record at the...
13th Sep 2015, 10:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By BSweeper

7Sqn Association Reunion

Just to let everyone know, there is a 7 Sqn (Association) reunion planned for 9-11 October 2015 based on the Dolphin Hotel, St Ives, Huntingdonshire. If you would like more info please PM me. They...
9th Sep 2015, 21:33
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By BSweeper

7 Sqn Reunion October 2015

Just to let everyone know, there is a 7 Sqn (Association) reunion planned for 9-11 October 2015 based on the Dolphin Hotel, St Ives, Huntingdonshire. If you would like more info please PM me. They...
9th Sep 2015, 21:05
Replies: 631
Views: 305,805
Posted By BSweeper

KenV I rather suspect you are right. The...

KenV


I rather suspect you are right. The UK did have a high speed target missile - I forget the name - that we fired Sparrows/Skyflash against on the Hebrides range. This may be what it is -...
9th Sep 2015, 20:12
Replies: 631
Views: 305,805
Posted By BSweeper

Guys You are right and thanks RP for the input...

Guys
You are right and thanks RP for the input - well done.

Checking through my logbooks, I flew in 419 some 20-30 times on 29. Al Riley (RIP) and I took it to Keflavik in August 81 - remember...
8th Sep 2015, 15:53
Replies: 631
Views: 305,805
Posted By BSweeper

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/charlespa...

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/charlespatchett/2%20F4s_zps0jibvop9.jpg


This is a nice F4 pic but there is something quite odd about it for me.

Firstly, I clearly took it as I have...
7th Sep 2015, 16:49
Replies: 631
Views: 305,805
Posted By BSweeper

Scruff Thanks for that info. As I said, I...

Scruff


Thanks for that info. As I said, I was not sure and where would we be without apocryphal stories (as long as they are good ones).


The Sweep
5th Sep 2015, 23:22
Replies: 631
Views: 305,805
Posted By BSweeper

Wiggy - Re Phandet. The picture may well be...

Wiggy - Re Phandet.

The picture may well be the damaged F4 due to the cable engagement. It was about late November/early December 1982 and I think Madsox was the pilot. I was in the tower at the...
9th Feb 2015, 09:46
Replies: 24
Views: 10,940
Posted By BSweeper

T7a - thanks for those kind words! - I have...

T7a - thanks for those kind words! - I have obviously got it mixed up with the Claerwen accident it was a long time ago. But the Bucc, like most other aircraft, did inertia coupling problems. See...
7th Feb 2015, 22:16
Replies: 21
Views: 4,212
Posted By BSweeper

Wensly - shurely shome mistake - NOTAM used

Wensly - shurely shome mistake - NOTAM used
7th Feb 2015, 22:13
Replies: 24
Views: 10,940
Posted By BSweeper

I had some good times with Rusty (as a fellow...

I had some good times with Rusty (as a fellow Nav) and it was a very sad day when I heard of the crash.

I'm not an expert but I seem to remember that the cause was (in part) due the stresses...
26th Nov 2014, 20:19
Replies: 74
Views: 13,744
Posted By BSweeper

Why oh why has nobody nominated Winkle Brown for...

Why oh why has nobody nominated Winkle Brown for a knighthood when so many undeserved get one. Or even more looking at the political lordships. If they have nominated him, why has he not got one yet?...
2nd Sep 2014, 20:07
Replies: 174
Views: 57,109
Posted By BSweeper

CAW. A VC-10 and 2xTyphoon diverting into...

CAW.

A VC-10 and 2xTyphoon diverting into Punto Arenas? How interesting - please tell more. Dates, reasons, outcome etc.
28th Aug 2014, 12:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By BSweeper

Full Sutton is good. Contact adam at The Great...

Full Sutton is good. Contact adam at The Great Circle for instruction.
24th Aug 2014, 22:38
Replies: 20
Views: 6,601
Posted By BSweeper

Is there something about the Yeovilton 27...

Is there something about the Yeovilton 27 approach. Al Bryan and I managed to land in the undershoot there. Exercise Southaxe, 2 June 1981, 468. I got as big a bolleauxing as he did - welcome to crew...
30th Jun 2014, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By BSweeper

Does anyone know the time of the funeral as I...

Does anyone know the time of the funeral as I live close by.


The Sweep
9th Jun 2014, 23:12
Replies: 42
Views: 7,252
Posted By BSweeper

Courtney - I was not getting "excited" - and at...

Courtney - I was not getting "excited" - and at my age far from it - I was just interested in the protocol of which I was not familiar. If they have got medals then they certainly deserve to wear...
9th Jun 2014, 20:08
Replies: 42
Views: 7,252
Posted By BSweeper

Thanks Coff for the more than comprehensive...

Thanks Coff for the more than comprehensive answer which I will précis for the benefit of others.

It appears to be OK (I think)
9th Jun 2014, 19:27
Replies: 42
Views: 7,252
Posted By BSweeper

NL Thanks for that - very interesting, but these...

NL Thanks for that - very interesting, but these are clearly serving members. BS.
9th Jun 2014, 19:04
Replies: 42
Views: 7,252
Posted By BSweeper

Medals and Evening Dress

At the RAF Club at the mo (and for the next three nights if anyones around), and I spotted several younger guys outside in civil formal (not mess) dress but with medals - some of them a lot of...
28th May 2014, 20:47
Replies: 76
Views: 16,534
Posted By BSweeper

John I enjoyed it very much so well done...

John

I enjoyed it very much so well done even though I was brought up on the book and still read it's every nook and crevice. Heroes all (and didn't the survivors still look young) so it's always...
26th May 2014, 13:31
Replies: 51
Views: 11,251
Posted By BSweeper

Used to take JPs to 35,000 ft unpressurised. ISTR...

Used to take JPs to 35,000 ft unpressurised. ISTR Canberra at 40,000 ft pressurised to 26,000 ft equivalent. Don't recall anyone getting altitude sickness, though common mountaineering at lower...
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