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16th Feb 2013, 20:42
Replies: 42
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Posted By harrier

British Subject

I'm afraid this won't be of much help to our Irish friend who would like to join the RAF but I felt it may clarify some of what's been said.

I'm from the Irish Republic and joined the RAF as a...
3rd Feb 2012, 14:54
Replies: 42
Views: 17,182
Posted By harrier

I also remember an Alistair Mathie from the...

I also remember an Alistair Mathie from the gliding section at Cranwell in 1963. He was then a cadet. For me to remember him from 50 years ago explains the impression he made on me all that time ago....
22nd Nov 2011, 16:30
Replies: 87
Views: 25,784
Posted By harrier

Smile It won't be a Tornado Display Team, they'll need a fleet of 90 to get 9 serviceable

Nothing much has changed then. In the mid 60s we sometimes struggled to get two or three Hunter FGA9s ready for flight first thing in the morning. That was out of a squadron of 19 aircraft.

17th Sep 2011, 01:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By harrier

WWll Spifire Pilots

Every month it is my pleasure to have lunch with the SAAF Association in Cape Town. Some of the members were Spitfire pilots during WWll and one of them mentioned that they would fly as high as 35 to...
14th Aug 2009, 05:13
Replies: 101
Views: 10,918
Posted By harrier

The Lightning was a beast of an aircraft to work...

The Lightning was a beast of an aircraft to work on. Brute power and nothing lovely about it. Now the Hunter was/is a mose graceful looking aircraft. We still see them both over the skys in Cape Town.
7th Aug 2009, 17:35
Replies: 38
Views: 9,785
Posted By harrier

Devil Cranwell Beat Ups

As a young Airman at Cranwell in the late 50s early 60s we had lots of visiting ex Cranwell jet jocks visit us from the squadrons in their hot ships. The best at the time was usually the Hunter. When...
20th May 2009, 17:18
Replies: 339
Views: 140,709
Posted By harrier

Aileron Deflection

I've just stumbled in and have not read all posts on this matter. The series of photos titled IMG are brilliant.

Has anyone else commented on the fact that this series of photos clearly show that...
20th Nov 2007, 11:20
Replies: 40
Views: 11,658
Posted By harrier

Hunter people

To Tim McLelland,
I spent a large part of my service as an aircraft fitter on or around Hunters in the 60's. Two and a half years on 20 Squqdron in Singapore and three years at Halton as a technical...
24th Sep 2001, 02:56
Replies: 70
Views: 1,693
Posted By harrier

Wink Who is a terrorist? We should be a little...

Who is a terrorist?

We should be a little careful here chaps, because from our perspective here in Southern Africa (ex RAF), just about every terrorist organisation has had or still has offices in...
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