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5th Apr 2021, 15:17
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Views: 8,757
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The first live drop from an RAF aircraft, flown...

The first live drop from an RAF aircraft, flown by an RAF crew, was out of Duke Field (a satellite of Eglin AFB) FL in the Spring of 1986. Mike Rondot did a painting of the event.
4th Dec 2020, 10:15
Replies: 218
Views: 50,355
Posted By 1.3VStall

I blame the fun detectors, whose sole agenda is...

I blame the fun detectors, whose sole agenda is to close stations in nice locations, where people are enjoying life, and leave the RAF with stations in bleak locations - Coningsby, Lossiemouth and...
16th Nov 2020, 20:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By 1.3VStall

Smile My room (no 37), when I was at the College, is...

My room (no 37), when I was at the College, is the window just behind CCC's head. Hard to believe it was soooo long ago!
12th Nov 2020, 14:38
Replies: 115
Views: 22,797
Posted By 1.3VStall

He wasn't intervening in a peaceful protest, he...

He wasn't intervening in a peaceful protest, he was simply removing an inappropriate wreath that had been placed there by a prat.
12th Nov 2020, 13:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By 1.3VStall

Doc and I flew many hours together in a two-seat...

Doc and I flew many hours together in a two-seat glider out of Talgarth in the 1980s, with only the odd disagreement about who was P1 at any particular difficult moment! Even during long trips, our...
16th Apr 2020, 20:08
Replies: 108
Views: 24,453
Posted By 1.3VStall

Absolutely! If a [email protected] like Ian Duncan-Smith can...

Absolutely! If a [email protected] like Ian Duncan-Smith can be knighted (what for?) then we can certainly afford to honour this wonderful old gentleman. The sooner, the better, we could all do with cheering up...
3rd Mar 2020, 08:20
Replies: 56
Views: 19,894
Posted By 1.3VStall

Smile I was driven to Old Buckenham to go flying...

I was driven to Old Buckenham to go flying yesterday in F111 BUC!
27th Feb 2020, 10:33
Replies: 102
Views: 40,277
Posted By 1.3VStall

Many moons ago I had the occasion to use the...

Many moons ago I had the occasion to use the Gents at King's Cross station. As I approached the urinal I was amused to see a zap, which proclaimed "You have just entered the Midland Radar overhead".
12th Feb 2020, 15:59
Replies: 410
Views: 265,636
Posted By 1.3VStall

Talking Many years ago, when I was at Coningsby, one of...

Many years ago, when I was at Coningsby, one of our "Tooms" was "D-state" for an arrestor hook. One was duly located, already crated up at Leuchars.

So, said crate was dispatched by MT to the...
13th Nov 2019, 16:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,021
Posted By 1.3VStall

It was one of original Britannia Airways 75s.

It was one of original Britannia Airways 75s.
10th Oct 2019, 08:36
Replies: 83
Views: 39,226
Posted By 1.3VStall

What the **** are OF4s and OF5s? Can someone...

What the **** are OF4s and OF5s? Can someone please equate that to military ranks? This is, after all, a military forum!
18th Jul 2019, 08:59
Replies: 31
Views: 5,988
Posted By 1.3VStall

"RAF to develop hypersonic planes... (?)". I...

"RAF to develop hypersonic planes... (?)". I doubt that an organisation that is incapable of assuring the airworthiness of a fleet of simple gliders and motor gliders will be capable of developing...
7th Jun 2019, 19:06
Replies: 104
Views: 41,329
Posted By 1.3VStall

Well, the organisation in Normandy, or lack of...

Well, the organisation in Normandy, or lack of it, was a disgrace. The drop on Wednesday was mega delayed. OK slippages happen, but there were hundreds of people waiting at the DZ with no...
29th May 2019, 10:13
Replies: 104
Views: 41,329
Posted By 1.3VStall

Nutloose, I will be at the DZ on 5th June camera...

Nutloose, I will be at the DZ on 5th June camera in hand (and also at Caen Carpiquet on 7th June). Just praying for good weather!
22nd May 2019, 18:52
Replies: 104
Views: 41,329
Posted By 1.3VStall

I'm going to be in Normandy 3rd-8th June. Can...

I'm going to be in Normandy 3rd-8th June. Can anyone tell me where the para DZs will be on 5th June? I have twice e-mailed "Daks over Normandy" to ask the question, but no response.
4th May 2019, 08:31
Replies: 168
Views: 97,217
Posted By 1.3VStall

Small Cog - there is no flying infrastucture left...

Small Cog - there is no flying infrastucture left at Honington, apart from a derelict control tower. All the runway lighting and ATC equipment has been ripped out and only the middle 3,000' of...
7th Apr 2019, 22:07
Replies: 22
Views: 9,273
Posted By 1.3VStall

"What about 43/111/74 (tel:43/111/74)/19 etc...

"What about 43/111/74 (tel:43/111/74)/19 etc etc..." - and how about 92(F) Sqn, the RAF's highest scoring fighter squadron in WWII - doesn't history count?

We have to move on, chaps, there simply...
18th Mar 2019, 19:30
Replies: 395
Views: 235,988
Posted By 1.3VStall

So when is the last UK Tornado flight going to...

So when is the last UK Tornado flight going to be? The airframes destined to be used at Cosford for techie training are surely going to be ferried in there - aren't they?
1st Mar 2019, 15:38
Replies: 395
Views: 235,988
Posted By 1.3VStall

Got a bit of dust in my eye watching those vids!

Got a bit of dust in my eye watching those vids!
26th Feb 2019, 17:41
Replies: 395
Views: 235,988
Posted By 1.3VStall

I sincerely hope someone will post a decent vid...

I sincerely hope someone will post a decent vid of this final 9-ship on YouTube.
24th Feb 2019, 07:01
Replies: 395
Views: 235,988
Posted By 1.3VStall

Easy Street - absolutely spot on! IX(B) has...

Easy Street - absolutely spot on! IX(B) has always been known as "our squadron", from LAC to ACM (as Peachy testifies). Its is no accident that IX(B) Sqn has the best, all-ranks squadron association...
6th Feb 2019, 19:45
Replies: 9
Views: 2,139
Posted By 1.3VStall

Can anyone give me a steer on what the actual...

Can anyone give me a steer on what the actual DZ(s) will be on 5th June? I have already booked my ferries and a campsite near Ranville for 3rd - 8th June and I am planning to visit Duxford on 2nd...
10th Jan 2019, 08:39
Replies: 201
Views: 49,946
Posted By 1.3VStall

First solo in a Kirby Cadet Mk III (aka as a...

First solo in a Kirby Cadet Mk III (aka as a T.31) on my 23rd winch launch at RAF Spitalgate in May 1966. (I'm still flying nearly 53 years later!).
5th Jan 2019, 10:30
Replies: 57
Views: 13,028
Posted By 1.3VStall

Yes, I've quaffed many a "charlie" under that...

Yes, I've quaffed many a "charlie" under that beam in my mis-spent youth. Happy days indeed!
4th Jan 2019, 09:16
Replies: 75
Views: 30,943
Posted By 1.3VStall

The story was on BBC Breakfast earlier - well...

The story was on BBC Breakfast earlier - well done Dan Walker and good luck Tony!
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