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14th May 2020, 07:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,846
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Fly With The RAF - 1975

Just a 'heads-up.' Talking Pictures TV, Freeview Channel 81, Friday 15 May, 6am, I say again, 0600hrs.
One of their IWM shorts, Fly with the RAF, dated 1975. I saw this a few days ago and it was...
23rd Apr 2020, 07:04
Replies: 186
Views: 40,716
Posted By 99 Change Hands

I'm not sure I ever got over the disappointment...

I'm not sure I ever got over the disappointment of when, as a stude on the UAS in 1978, I was told that the Navigator's Preliminary Flying Badge had been discontinued.
23rd Mar 2020, 08:14
Replies: 12
Views: 3,463
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Well there's some news I didn't need this...

Well there's some news I didn't need this morning. Many happy, if hazy, memories of Tom from two spells at Marham. RIP Mate.
1st Mar 2020, 07:00
Replies: 57
Views: 18,634
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Wasn't B***o offered A 617 NAV back in the 80s at...

Wasn't B***o offered A 617 NAV back in the 80s at Marham?
19th Jul 2019, 07:21
Replies: 37
Views: 16,913
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Rod Leigh, of blessed memory, always called them...

Rod Leigh, of blessed memory, always called them 'Saturday night' gloves.
18th Jul 2019, 07:15
Replies: 31
Views: 5,595
Posted By 99 Change Hands

And the size of the nav bag to put your gizmos in!

And the size of the nav bag to put your gizmos in!
28th Apr 2019, 16:59
Replies: 3
Views: 2,427
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Sad news indeed, Fred was an absolute gentleman. ...

Sad news indeed, Fred was an absolute gentleman. Having seen him in the pub recently he was badly affected by the loss of Joan.
21st Apr 2019, 17:06
Replies: 23
Views: 5,707
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Would This Make You Join?

Working Together, a recruiting film from 1986, covering aircrew, engineering, air traffic and fighter control. Filmed at Marham and based around 617 Sqn with the GR1. Originally titled RAF Graduate...
17th Apr 2019, 18:03
Replies: 1
Views: 1,728
Posted By 99 Change Hands

1989: The End of the Manned Bomber?

White Knights, Fiery Steeds, a TV documentary from 1989 debating the need for RAF low flying and the future of the manned bomber. If only they knew what was just around the corner. Some great old...
17th Jan 2019, 07:16
Replies: 41
Views: 11,837
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Marham, early 80s, maxeval, silent procedures. ...

Marham, early 80s, maxeval, silent procedures. 617 Sqn GR1 lines-up rwy 24, green from caravan, rolls, nav looks back over his shoulder and sees what looks like a red, screams Abort! Pilot aborts...
12th Jan 2019, 12:17
Replies: 17
Views: 3,886
Posted By 99 Change Hands

I think they detected the ambient light and...

I think they detected the ambient light and adjusted the brightness but I don't recall them having a particular effect.
9th Jan 2019, 07:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,886
Posted By 99 Change Hands

You are remembering a lot more about it than I...

You are remembering a lot more about it than I can. Pics online either ignore the left side or show it as being as empty as my pic (which is a very early OEU jet, I think). The simulated GR4 here
...
8th Jan 2019, 21:02
Replies: 17
Views: 3,886
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Hi H, This is the only one I can find in my...

Hi H,
This is the only one I can find in my stash, can't see the SWP though!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/819x949/gr1_b7c5d3cb97bd12d368926e255544e5f80cc0b4e3.jpg
16th Nov 2018, 20:01
Replies: 20
Views: 4,553
Posted By 99 Change Hands

100 Years of the RAF - Channel 5

Well, that was all a bit odd.
9th Nov 2018, 09:02
Replies: 32
Views: 6,943
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Never mind the paintjob, when's the massive...

Never mind the paintjob, when's the massive hangar party at Honington? My VIP invitation as one of the first wave seems to have been lost in the post.
14th Oct 2018, 07:00
Replies: 32
Views: 7,414
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Well that was great fun, thanks for the...

Well that was great fun, thanks for the 'heads-up,' the locations and the camera-ship info. Some lovely low flying, loved the pairs approach for the wheels-up landing.
10th Oct 2018, 06:59
Replies: 20
Views: 8,772
Posted By 99 Change Hands

The guy who took a Jag into Tonopah was at Marham...

The guy who took a Jag into Tonopah was at Marham at the same time as Grouty, his experience was very similar except for the suggestion that they pretty well stripped his aircraft down.
24th Aug 2018, 09:59
Replies: 139
Views: 31,877
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Was Orderly Officer as a stude at Finningley in...

Was Orderly Officer as a stude at Finningley in 1981 when Nottinghamshire Police rang. There were riots going on across the country and they were expecting one in Nottingham. Part of the area was...
14th Aug 2018, 07:07
Replies: 17
Views: 5,308
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Ah yes, that was an awkward time, the N-word was...

Ah yes, that was an awkward time, the N-word was used as the callsign for formations and Sqn Ops and the feeder was called N's Bone. I seem to remember it started to unravel when we did an airfield...
12th Aug 2018, 16:17
Replies: 86
Views: 14,393
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Odd Memorabilia

In the 'handing kit back' thread mention was made of odd bits of memorabilia that we keep from our service and which would completely bamboozle any relative given the job of sorting our kit after...
29th Jul 2018, 07:16
Replies: 161
Views: 26,980
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Stores wanted all my rulers, protractors etc...

Stores wanted all my rulers, protractors etc which were issued at Finningley and Cottesmore, they had gone into some communal box on a squadron years ago but the corporal would not budge. I went...
11th Jul 2018, 15:59
Replies: 40
Views: 8,848
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Spent time in a racetrack in the ranges with the...

Spent time in a racetrack in the ranges with the helo, coasted-in together then helo disappeared, now holding north of Cirencester.
11th Jul 2018, 14:43
Replies: 40
Views: 8,848
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Being filmed air-to-air by G-PDGT it would seem.

Being filmed air-to-air by G-PDGT it would seem.
22nd Jun 2018, 15:36
Replies: 28
Views: 4,561
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Getting the Public Onside

Perhaps not at RAF Sandringham though:

Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018 (http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=81285)
17th Jun 2018, 12:09
Replies: 11
Views: 2,508
Posted By 99 Change Hands

Trying to give an idea of the vis as we departed...

Trying to give an idea of the vis as we departed Marham

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/1024x683/chiv4_65e128a396421d7d3b67c46bb794ea3481737003.jpg

And one from Duxford...
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