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12th Apr 2019, 20:29
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Posted By smujsmith

Hiya mate, Geordie etc spot on. What a time...

Hiya mate,

Geordie etc spot on. What a time we all had eh?
1st Jun 2017, 21:56
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Posted By smujsmith

GE Motto

Hiya all,

My GE Badge, and motto. I was not favoured with some of the more "glamorous" trips as a GE. Banners, Deci sheds and Africa seemed the norm for me. Hey Ho, as they say, wherever I went...
26th Oct 2016, 23:40
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Posted By smujsmith

Sorry for the very late post, and my sincere...

Sorry for the very late post, and my sincere condolences at the news of Mike's (Coffman Starter's) passing. I've enjoyed a lot of banter on several PPRUNE threads from Chipmunk to Albert with him,...
29th Jul 2016, 22:50
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Posted By smujsmith

I always felt guilty taking the fatigue meter...

I always felt guilty taking the fatigue meter readings as we taxied in. Looks like the old blokes had one over on us new boys.
29th Jul 2016, 22:41
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Posted By smujsmith

Cheesedoff, Got and read the book, an eye...

Cheesedoff,

Got and read the book, an eye opener indeed. I was fortunate to support Captain Burgoyne on a route or two, a proper gentleman, as they say.

Gopher01,

I of course know of black...
28th Jun 2016, 22:18
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Posted By smujsmith

Bingofuel, Never took it up with the...

Bingofuel,

Never took it up with the skipper. I know he would have backed me up had I asked. Some things were best just let rest (as they say "up north"). Myself and the Flt Eng involved did...
28th Jun 2016, 21:37
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Posted By smujsmith

Gentlemen, You both show examples of what I...

Gentlemen,

You both show examples of what I was attempting to highlight. It was by no means limited to aircrew, or senior officers. As a GE, I had become a member of a bit of a rogue group, if...
28th Jun 2016, 19:21
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Posted By smujsmith

Reds support

OK Gentlemen,

I have no wish to breach any rules on the thread and apologise if recent posts had raised any hackles. I relate a story from 14 September 1989. The Jersey air show and I was...
20th Jun 2016, 16:40
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Posted By smujsmith

Nice Doug, I always understood the para's on...

Nice Doug,

I always understood the para's on the motorway was down to a certain Flight Engineer, one L*s E**ns. Perhaps those who related the story to me may have embellished it. Or, is there...
19th Jun 2016, 22:16
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Posted By smujsmith

I have a few ex para's who live near me. We...

I have a few ex para's who live near me. We often meet during the morning bimble and exchange pleasantries. What a fine bunch they all are, I often admired their grit getting on and departing a...
16th Jun 2016, 19:20
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Posted By smujsmith

Our local fish and chip wrapping has announced...

Our local fish and chip wrapping has announced today that the Red Arrows will not be displaying at RIAT, as a result of the Shoreham accident. My son was moved to say that what a pity the RAF...
16th Jun 2016, 19:05
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Posted By smujsmith

Just reading in the local (Swindon) rag that the...

Just reading in the local (Swindon) rag that the Reds will not be displaying at RIAT this year, due to restrictions on their display after Shoreham. I'm never totally convinced by news articles,...
11th Jun 2016, 20:11
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Posted By smujsmith

Gopher 01, As always, thanks for your more...

Gopher 01,

As always, thanks for your more mature insight into the meaning of the various acronyms that befuddled our former lives. And no inference as to your advanced years by any means. I...
9th Jun 2016, 21:31
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Posted By smujsmith

Ex ascoteer, I will attempt my...

Ex ascoteer,

I will attempt my interpretation of the term. In my "Yoof" I was allowed a couple of trips to Belfast and Malta as an SSVC, I understood it was meant to stand for Supernumery...
9th Jun 2016, 12:38
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Posted By smujsmith

Nice one Wardie, I once heard of a 16 foot...

Nice one Wardie,

I once heard of a 16 foot long replacement hydraulic pipe arriving to recover a down route aircraft, in a 3 foot long box. Similarly mangled as your waveguide was. I wonder if...
7th Jun 2016, 16:09
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Posted By smujsmith

aa62, I still have it somewhere, but not...

aa62,

I still have it somewhere, but not sure of its exact location presently. I do remember that the handle extension, could be used as a "dumpy" screwdriver, mounting point exited the handle...
6th Jun 2016, 22:30
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Posted By smujsmith

An apology

Null,

I do apologise if that last post of mine was somewhat testy. I had no wish to "have a go", and yes, even in my time as a GE, there were one or two who didn't enhance our standing with the...
4th Jun 2016, 23:29
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Posted By smujsmith

Route Burgling ?

Null - "My swansong from A Line (and the RAF) was also supposed to be a global, in a westerly direction, BUT --- somebody in the ground engineers section burgled my route ! " - I doubt that a Ground...
27th May 2016, 18:45
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Views: 41,576
Posted By smujsmith

I will certainly raise a glass, or two, of...

I will certainly raise a glass, or two, of Scotland's finest export this evening in fond memory of several of those lost on 193 on that day. I was arriving at a detachment base in Canada when we...
26th May 2016, 15:28
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Posted By smujsmith

Null, ISTR that Lockheed presented the tie...

Null,

ISTR that Lockheed presented the tie when I was at Colerne as a well done for doing 1 full year of service on the aircraft. In those days (71 a 73) I also recall Lockheed sponsoring the...
26th May 2016, 12:51
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Posted By smujsmith

Herk ties

Null #4341

Like you I also have the "slimjim" tie in blue, with silver Albert. I received it from the Lockheed rep after completing my first full year on White team at Colerne, that would be...
23rd May 2016, 19:32
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Posted By smujsmith

Is Smudge succumbing to dementia ????

Hi all,

And forgive my intrusion in what appears to be the slow run down of this thread, a great tribute to Albert. I had the great pleasure today to wander a few miles of Wiltshire countryside...
17th May 2016, 19:09
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Posted By smujsmith

"Smuj. The only frames with SCNS were SF in the...

"Smuj.
The only frames with SCNS were SF in the days of GWl. It still didn't stop Art from cutting off a bit of Iraq near Raffah before hostilities broke out. Missed out a waypoint I think. "
...
14th May 2016, 20:30
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Posted By smujsmith

SCINS

Hiya guys,

Purely from memory, and my experiences with 47SF running up to GW1, I understood that the SCINS (Special Configuration Inertial Navigation System) was a blend of a ring laser gyro and...
21st Apr 2016, 23:29
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Posted By smujsmith

Wow, thanks all who have enlightened me on the...

Wow, thanks all who have enlightened me on the "Nav kit"! Especially Dougie M. As an ex GE I can't speak for those triangular (and funny) charts you seem to have a grasp of, but I remember doing a...
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