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Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jul 2022, 16:42
Replies: 207
Views: 32,721
Posted By oxenos

Sorry - still classified.

Sorry - still classified.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jul 2022, 08:48
Replies: 207
Views: 32,721
Posted By oxenos

Ninthace That was why we had forward firing...

Ninthace

That was why we had forward firing funs on the Shackleton. Had to be quick though. Some subs could out-climb us.
30th Jun 2022, 15:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By oxenos

Only needs a small alteration - K1089 would be...

Only needs a small alteration - K1089 would be correct.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2022, 07:47
Replies: 32
Views: 3,959
Posted By oxenos

A submariner I knew kept using the expression...

A submariner I knew kept using the expression "wancer". When we asked, he said that a piece of graffito had appeared in the boats heads saying "The bosun is a wancer"
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2022, 15:02
Replies: 14
Views: 3,024
Posted By oxenos

They could hardly ask her to do another parachute...

They could hardly ask her to do another parachute jump.
2nd Jun 2022, 13:48
Replies: 65
Views: 21,668
Posted By oxenos

Many years ago I was co-pilot of a flt divertrd...

Many years ago I was co-pilot of a flt divertrd from Luton to Heathrow. The ramp agent informed us that with a lot of diversions it would be hours before the bags would be unloaded. Captain turned to...
29th May 2022, 15:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By oxenos

Looks more like an Airplan 4, Sectors 1 and 4 ,...

Looks more like an Airplan 4, Sectors 1 and 4 , circular, 15 to 50.
12th May 2022, 21:39
Replies: 60
Views: 9,357
Posted By oxenos

CG and CH were I believe, owned by an American...

CG and CH were I believe, owned by an American dentists pension fund. (See Post #26) I believe they left the British Register in OCT97/
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2022, 17:18
Replies: 78
Views: 10,351
Posted By oxenos

[QUOTE][My favourite sausages are 'Smyrna...

[QUOTE][My favourite sausages are 'Smyrna sausages/QUOTE]
Σμυρναίικα σουτζουκάκια - one of my favourites.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2022, 22:14
Replies: 78
Views: 10,351
Posted By oxenos

My wife's grandfather was a butcher. He never ate...

My wife's grandfather was a butcher. He never ate suasages - he did know what was in them.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2022, 22:12
Replies: 78
Views: 10,351
Posted By oxenos

Similar to sausages, you probably don't want to...

Similar to sausages, you probably don't want to enquire too closely as to what's actually in them.[/color]]
My wife's grandfather was a butcher. He would never eat sausages.
22nd Apr 2022, 22:09
Replies: 444
Views: 160,118
Posted By oxenos

I have photocopies of a proposal my grandfather...

I have photocopies of a proposal my grandfather submitted to the Admiralty for a submarine rescue ship in 1906, complete with drawings. (The originals I sent on permanent loan to the submarine...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2022, 21:58
Replies: 78
Views: 10,351
Posted By oxenos

Donner Pass was the location of a disaster which...

Donner Pass was the location of a disaster which overtook a party of American pioneers on their way to California. They were forced to resort to cannibalism, so now you know what is in a Donner...
16th Apr 2022, 16:33
Replies: 4
Views: 2,495
Posted By oxenos

Plenty of radio control model flying clubs...

Plenty of radio control model flying clubs around. Hone your skills until a job comes up.
14th Apr 2022, 21:53
Replies: 444
Views: 160,118
Posted By oxenos

I suspect that it was scuttled. Sooner or later...

I suspect that it was scuttled. Sooner or later evidence would have emerged as to whether it was hit by missiles or caught fire. Now it is sunk, the Russians can stick to their story.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2022, 12:10
Replies: 111
Views: 21,589
Posted By oxenos

I self identify as an elephant, so I must be...

I self identify as an elephant, so I must be given a bun with my coffee.
However, I fancy fish for supper, so I shall re-identify as a seal.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2022, 19:39
Replies: 207
Views: 32,721
Posted By oxenos

Think of them as over enthusiastic organ donors,...

Think of them as over enthusiastic organ donors, hurrying to do their bit.
5th Apr 2022, 17:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By oxenos

A White meant you had to add a bit onto your...

A White meant you had to add a bit onto your decision height.
A Green and a Master Green both had the same decision Heights, and to gain Green or M.Green you had to fly within the same limits on the...
5th Apr 2022, 14:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By oxenos

But he could have been Master Green in Changi pre...

But he could have been Master Green in Changi pre 66
4th Apr 2022, 12:13
Replies: 20
Views: 8,424
Posted By oxenos

The local plod (Thames Valley) were at one point...

The local plod (Thames Valley) were at one point reported as saying that the occupant was rescued from the wreckage. Three witnesses are reported as seeing the pilot bale out.
Looking at the...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2022, 13:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By oxenos

St Mawgan. And no gale force fog???

St Mawgan. And no gale force fog???
10th Mar 2022, 10:50
Replies: 64
Views: 8,377
Posted By oxenos

I once described a Senior Technichal Officer as...

I once described a Senior Technichal Officer as "that ancient Chinese gentleman Oh See Tek Wing". Luckily he was amused.
8th Mar 2022, 16:11
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By oxenos

I believe that there were rubber sheet masks cut...

I believe that there were rubber sheet masks cut to the required shape, which were laid on the sections prior to spraying
8th Mar 2022, 16:08
Replies: 64
Views: 8,377
Posted By oxenos

When I had dealings with the R.N. I was told of...

When I had dealings with the R.N. I was told of an officer who was given the task of trying to persuade ratings to sign on again when thir time was up.
He declared his job title to be"re-employment...
2nd Mar 2022, 22:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,500
Posted By oxenos

You can walk around the world in one minute. You...

You can walk around the world in one minute. You would need to wrap up - you would need to be about 15 yards from one of the poles.
28th Feb 2022, 13:00
Replies: 91
Views: 21,267
Posted By oxenos

Never flew it, but I recall it being known as the...

Never flew it, but I recall it being known as the racing snake.
27th Feb 2022, 17:16
Replies: 14
Views: 3,777
Posted By oxenos

At least the kokinelli was free.

At least the kokinelli was free.
20th Feb 2022, 08:24
Replies: 35
Views: 4,261
Posted By oxenos

He would probably be scuppered by something as...

He would probably be scuppered by something as banal as brakes. In his time, brakes were a hand control, differential was by rudder input, which he could make. Depressing a toe brake requires an...
30th Jan 2022, 10:10
Replies: 42
Views: 5,714
Posted By oxenos

Suez stripes were black and yellow.

Suez stripes were black and yellow.
26th Jan 2022, 21:34
Replies: 3,166
Views: 428,543
Posted By oxenos

I have already called OH in this.

I have already called OH in this.
25th Jan 2022, 08:16
Replies: 3,166
Views: 428,543
Posted By oxenos

Beardmore Inflexible.. OH if corect.

Beardmore Inflexible.. OH if corect.
9th Jan 2022, 08:42
Replies: 67
Views: 13,869
Posted By oxenos

The Vipers were added to enable us to keep up...

The Vipers were added to enable us to keep up with the faster submarines.
8th Jan 2022, 19:34
Replies: 67
Views: 13,869
Posted By oxenos

Ninthace That was the purpose of the guns in...

Ninthace
That was the purpose of the guns in the nose of the Shackleton
8th Jan 2022, 15:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By oxenos

Unlike Fighter and Bomber Commands, Coastal did...

Unlike Fighter and Bomber Commands, Coastal did not always display the two letter Squadron code. It was common to display only the letter identifying which of the Squadron's aircraft it was. Where...
7th Jan 2022, 10:55
Replies: 67
Views: 13,869
Posted By oxenos

I was not aware of that. Any details?

I was not aware of that. Any details?
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