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8th Jun 2020, 11:19
5th Jun 2020, 12:26
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Views: 1,369
Posted By middlesbrough

Keith Wordsworth(flight engineer)RIP ex RAF, Cathay Pacific, and Virgin Atlantic

I knew Keith on 205 squadron RAF Changi, he was one of three survivors of the Shackleton that crashed en route RAF Gan to RAF Changi in Novemberv1967. After being located the survivors were taken to...
5th Jun 2020, 09:45
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Views: 716
Posted By middlesbrough

Keith Wordsworth(flight engineer)RIP ex RAF, Cathay Pacific, and Virgin Atlantic

I knew Keith Wordsworth on 205 squadron RAF Changi, he was one of three survivors of the Shackleton that crashed en route RAF Gan to RAF Changi in November 1967. The survivors finished up in...
16th May 2020, 11:24
16th Apr 2019, 11:50
Replies: 462
Views: 177,658
Posted By middlesbrough

Started on 193 Course but graduated on 194 Course

Recognise many on the photo of 193 Course, I actually graduated on 194 Course but haven't got a course photo. Wondered if anybody had one..........
28th Mar 2019, 14:37
Replies: 14
Views: 4,149
Posted By middlesbrough

WL 786

The flight engineer was Keith Wordsworth, who went on to fly on Britannias at Lyneham. When he left the RAF he flew with Cathay Pacific and later Virgin Atlantic. I was a navigator on the crew that...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2019, 10:11
Replies: 61
Views: 9,227
Posted By middlesbrough

And R5 Breakfast...............!

And R5 Breakfast...............!
18th Feb 2019, 11:31
Replies: 395
Views: 226,655
Posted By middlesbrough

Quite a few navigators I helped train at...

Quite a few navigators I helped train at Finningley went on to the Tornado GR4 via Chivenor.
The RAF are still quite popular in Devon and Cornwall, particularly when the Red Arrows visit in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 13:26
Replies: 46
Views: 4,501
Posted By middlesbrough

Equipment (Supply) Officer I believe.......

Equipment (Supply) Officer I believe.......
29th Dec 2018, 10:28
Replies: 54
Views: 15,528
Posted By middlesbrough

Honours

Team commendations, an innovation............?
11th Nov 2018, 12:15
Replies: 104
Views: 31,487
Posted By middlesbrough

My experience........

First specialist appointment 15 Feb 2016, MRI scan 18 Feb, Biopsy 12 March, Biopsy result and Gleason score 1 April, CT scan 6 April, Bone scan 26 April, finally, prostrate removal by robotic keyhole...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2018, 10:17
Replies: 69
Views: 8,061
Posted By middlesbrough

National Railway Museum

TTN
The National Railway Museum in York is well worth a visit.
By the way,ttn,I agree with your post on pensions. We can survive on a lot less than 65k, More like 30k.
17th Jan 2018, 09:23
Replies: 18
Views: 4,025
Posted By middlesbrough

Hullavington

Nick, I was a young Pilot Officer going through navigation training at RAF Hullavington(Chippenham) in 1964/5. Your father was one of several Master Pilots who flew the Varsities and Valettas. I...
13th Oct 2017, 13:30
Replies: 56
Views: 11,973
Posted By middlesbrough

RBL Veterans Hearing Fund

I was referred by my GP and after hearing tests received NHS hearing aids, which were excellent. I was told I might be eligible for an RBL Veterans Hearing Grant, which I applied for, and eventually...
6th Aug 2017, 21:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,203
Posted By middlesbrough

MOTU October 1965 to January 1966

I was a young navigator on the Maritime Conversion Course at RAF St Mawgan 1965/6.
Pop Gladstone was the MAI(maritime air instructor) on the course, and an inspiration to us all. Obviously we were...
27th Apr 2017, 16:23
Replies: 462
Views: 177,658
Posted By middlesbrough

Mandylifeboat: Thanks very much for the photo,...

Mandylifeboat: Thanks very much for the photo, brought back many memories. I remember most of those guys on 193 Course, I eventually passed out on 194 Course, and I don't have a course photo. PM me I...
26th Apr 2017, 09:32
Replies: 462
Views: 177,658
Posted By middlesbrough

South Cerney 1963/4

I went onto 63 Course at Hullavington, Alan Canham was a couple of courses behind. Several of his course went on a parachute course because of a delay in nav training. They were all killed when the...
25th Apr 2017, 16:51
Replies: 462
Views: 177,658
Posted By middlesbrough

195 Course

Recognise several maritime navs and pilots on Course photo, Laurie Butt, Charlie Montgomery, Al Rayment and Jerry Lat and Long. Also Tom Hindmarsh who made Gp Capt. I was on 193 Course initially and...
5th Apr 2017, 12:31
Replies: 346
Views: 160,987
Posted By middlesbrough

Did my navigators course at Hullavington in1964,...

Did my navigators course at Hullavington in1964, we flew in the Varsity, Valetta and Valetta flying classroom. When it came to the Advanced stage the Iraqis who had joined our course carried on to...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2016, 21:28
Replies: 3,039
Views: 466,531
Posted By middlesbrough

mmciau Just back from seeing my consultant,...

mmciau

Just back from seeing my consultant, CT scan and Bone scan clear, hope to have keyhole robotic surgery 20 May, thanks for your support and advice.
Mike
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2016, 10:29
Replies: 3,039
Views: 466,531
Posted By middlesbrough

Thanks E Man

Thanks for your post, have had feedback on both options now.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2016, 08:27
Replies: 3,039
Views: 466,531
Posted By middlesbrough

Thanks Ascend Charlie

Thanks for your positive post, very encouraging. I am finding that the waiting is the worst bit, so far!
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2016, 12:06
Replies: 3,039
Views: 466,531
Posted By middlesbrough

Recently diagnosed

After gradual PSA rise to 6.4 and after examination by urologist, had an MRI scan which revealed 3 suspicious patches. A transparenial biopsy resulted in a twin Gleason score of 4/3 and3/4. Due for...
31st Mar 2016, 19:05
Replies: 29
Views: 7,256
Posted By middlesbrough

Shackleton to Acapulco

Off Thread, but the mention of Acapulco reminded me that we provided SAR cover for Prince Charles in 1970, on his return from Australia. We positioned in Acapulco for his oceanic leg having flown the...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2015, 08:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By middlesbrough

Dylan Thomas

I recommend ' A Child's Christmas in Wales' read by the author, a pure delight!
Happy Christmas and all the best for 2016
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