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Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2020, 11:45
Replies: 103
Views: 6,715
Posted By Tankertrashnav

If a tree falls in a forest does it make a noise?...

If a tree falls in a forest does it make a noise?

I live in an isolated house in the country. If I clap at my door and there is nobody in earshot, am I really clapping?

Nobody will ever know...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2020, 11:51
Replies: 32
Views: 2,490
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I have just listened to Prince Charles's...

I have just listened to Prince Charles's broadcast on the radio. He didnt sound like a wealthy landowner talking down to the peasants to me. He acknowledged that it is very hard,challenging work, but...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2020, 23:56
Replies: 32
Views: 2,490
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Very good point. OK it's not flying an Airbus,...

Very good point. OK it's not flying an Airbus, but there are skills to be learned in fruit picking. Typically new fruitpickers waste a lot of the crops by an inability to recognise which fruit is...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 00:02
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Boob in the ear eh? Must admit I've never heard...

Boob in the ear eh? Must admit I've never heard of that one. Is that what they call aural sex? ;)
15th May 2020, 00:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Thanks for the heads up - set it up to record. ...

Thanks for the heads up - set it up to record. Hoping there's a Victor in there somewhere.
13th May 2020, 10:45
Replies: 19
Views: 5,184
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Don't know much about aero engines, but I have...

Don't know much about aero engines, but I have mopped a few floors in my time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K722Mer0ow

I suspect the Ajax ads were the origin of this bloke's nickname.
12th May 2020, 11:42
Replies: 19
Views: 3,401
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Indeed, and it is only been in recent years that...

Indeed, and it is only been in recent years that the Irish government has sought to put right the appalling treatment it meted out to those of its citizens, and there were many, who joined the allied...
10th May 2020, 23:24
Replies: 19
Views: 3,401
Posted By Tankertrashnav

The phrase "Battle of Britain pilot" rolls off...

The phrase "Battle of Britain pilot" rolls off the tongue, but Clark's death is a reminder that navigators (observers) and air gunners were also among those who qualified for the Battle of Britain...
6th May 2020, 11:39
Replies: 34
Views: 5,981
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I was fire officer at Seletar in 1967 and the...

I was fire officer at Seletar in 1967 and the resident squadron of Belvederes (no 66) were a constant worry. The year before one had burned out on the pan after a start up fire on the occasion of...
5th May 2020, 23:52
Replies: 36
Views: 4,894
Posted By Tankertrashnav

It's definitely my age too, XN 593. Some great...

It's definitely my age too, XN 593. Some great shots, I had almost forgotten what the inside of a Dominie looked like, and nice to see Kai Tak as it used to look, as the whole area is virtually...
5th May 2020, 00:06
Replies: 58
Views: 24,433
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Seconded wholeheartedly. I am getting sick of...

Seconded wholeheartedly. I am getting sick of "experts" who, with the benefit of hindsight seem to spend their whole time saying what the authorities should or should not have done :*



On a...
2nd May 2020, 17:27
Replies: 84
Views: 15,538
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I have been involved in medal mounting for many...

I have been involved in medal mounting for many years so I do know the rationale behind court mounting, and how it is done. Medals on larger groups need to be overlapped to avoid them becoming...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2020, 23:33
Replies: 40
Views: 3,364
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Ah yes, but as he is an honorary colonel, knowing...

Ah yes, but as he is an honorary colonel, knowing how tight The Treasury is I suspect he'll just be getting an honorary pension :*
30th Apr 2020, 23:26
Replies: 84
Views: 15,538
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I have used these people for many years - they...

I have used these people for many years - they are totally reliable, and I am sure that in the circumstances they would put his medals to the top of the queue and get them back to him Special...
30th Apr 2020, 17:09
Replies: 84
Views: 15,538
Posted By Tankertrashnav

He may not have got a knighthood (yet) but I see...

He may not have got a knighthood (yet) but I see that Colonel Tom has added the Defence Medal to his now familiar group of three, including his Burma Star. He was wearing it on his lapel separately...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2020, 00:39
Replies: 35
Views: 3,341
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I make it ten infantry regiments, plus paras and...

I make it ten infantry regiments, plus paras and Gurkhas and five regiments of foot guards. I think these latter would be highly miffed to be included in the tally of infantry regiments, if you were...
26th Apr 2020, 00:22
Replies: 26
Views: 5,890
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I think my chum's was very specific!

I think my chum's was very specific!
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2020, 00:18
Replies: 35
Views: 3,341
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Take your point about the size of the Empire,...

Take your point about the size of the Empire, indeed nine of those regiments of foot were permanently assigned to service in India, quite apart from the massive Indian Army, which was a separate...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2020, 00:06
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,552
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Does it matter? After a period of ritual...

Does it matter? After a period of ritual weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth they will be welcoming yet another member of the clan as the latest dear leader. Anybody better informed than I am...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2020, 00:00
Replies: 103
Views: 6,715
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Just ticked off another advantage to living in an...

Just ticked off another advantage to living in an isolated house in the country. On top of no carol singers, no trick or treaters, no Jehovah's witnesses (well since I threatened to set my German...
25th Apr 2020, 00:23
Replies: 26
Views: 5,890
Posted By Tankertrashnav

As Tengah Type will recall, on arrival in FEAF,...

As Tengah Type will recall, on arrival in FEAF, all ranks had to view the film which told you how to avoid getting a dose of clap. This came too late for a chum of mine who was part of a crew...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2020, 00:08
Replies: 35
Views: 3,341
Posted By Tankertrashnav

The British army used to have 109 regiments of...

The British army used to have 109 regiments of foot (infantry). Over the years successive amalgamations have bought this number down to 12, including the Paras and the Gurkhas. And yet we still have...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2020, 23:57
Replies: 43
Views: 2,991
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I have a bread maker. It's called Tesco. It...

I have a bread maker. It's called Tesco. It supplies me with perfectly decent wholemeal loaves for £1.10. I can make good sized sandwiches out of them, unlike from those lumpy, misshapen,...
17th Apr 2020, 00:17
Replies: 84
Views: 15,538
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Would be nice but I think Captain Tom ought to be...

Would be nice but I think Captain Tom ought to be sounded out first. At his age he might well not want to be arsed with all the attendant palaver. If he is up for it I think it would be a great...
16th Apr 2020, 00:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I wonder if stocks of the original "Battle of...

I wonder if stocks of the original "Battle of Britain" clasps are still held by the MOD Medal Office. I somehow doubt it, and if his surviving next of kin is traced and they put in a claim for the...
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