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28th Dec 2019, 03:50
Replies: 23
Views: 4,693
Posted By KJ994

OK, two nods will do! This is too slight a tale,...

OK, two nods will do! This is too slight a tale, I feel, to qualify for the “Gaining a Brevet” thread, so I hope the Mods will tolerate a little well-intentioned drift. To continue with Cecil...
27th Dec 2019, 11:28
Replies: 23
Views: 4,693
Posted By KJ994

To return to the OP’s question, here is a...

To return to the OP’s question, here is a Wellington engine failure story. Nothing spectacular, but it illustrates the routine hazards (quite apart from enemy action) faced by aircrew in World War...
10th Nov 2019, 03:52
Replies: 107
Views: 5,640
Posted By KJ994

A quick hello from Torquay, Victoria, Australia...

A quick hello from Torquay, Victoria, Australia where I now live.

I've been following this and the other two "parlour game" threads for the past few months or more. I haven't the time or depth of...
18th Apr 2017, 04:53
Replies: 23
Views: 9,105
Posted By KJ994

As HAL are building and IAF are operating the...

As HAL are building and IAF are operating the Hawk trainer, an updated Hawk 200 might make more sense than a reinvented Hunter. No blue note though.
28th Sep 2016, 12:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By KJ994

Thank you Warmtoast, I hadn't spotted that Benson...

Thank you Warmtoast, I hadn't spotted that Benson thread. Great photos!

KJ
25th Sep 2016, 11:40
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By KJ994

My father was stationed at Benson 1957-59, when I...

My father was stationed at Benson 1957-59, when I was a young and avid fan of all things aeronautical. The Ferry Support Squadron at that time had two Valettas and two Meteor 7s, used I suppose for...
16th Aug 2016, 09:45
Replies: 413
Views: 59,586
Posted By KJ994

Danny, your #341. Afraid I've no idea where...

Danny, your #341. Afraid I've no idea where Samson's Missy-Sahib variation crept in from, but he made it into a charming and certainly a respectful term of address.

I took him to the beach...
15th Aug 2016, 12:06
Replies: 413
Views: 59,586
Posted By KJ994

A small and useless footnote for Danny and NigG,...

A small and useless footnote for Danny and NigG, from a longtime devotee of this and the Brevet threads: the term Missy-Sahib was in use in Rangoon as late as 1978-79.
At least, it was still in use...
11th Dec 2015, 07:29
Replies: 12,774
Views: 3,807,393
Posted By KJ994

Blenheims in the Med

An aside from a longtime lurker on this wonderful thread:


The Blenheim's shortcomings became all too clear in the Battle of France, yet it soldiered on in front line service because nothing...
25th Feb 2015, 09:58
Replies: 17
Views: 6,239
Posted By KJ994

Wonderful photographs KTJ. Thank you for posting...

Wonderful photographs KTJ. Thank you for posting them.
14th Jan 2015, 00:48
Replies: 310
Views: 94,724
Posted By KJ994

Here is TG503 at Scampton on 24 June 1976, with...

Here is TG503 at Scampton on 24 June 1976, with four Cod War fish symbols just visible below the cockpit.

I was lucky enough, as a civilian and temporary ROC "recruit", to do a 4-hour trip in 503...
24th Sep 2014, 06:58
Replies: 0
Views: 1,009
Posted By KJ994

RAAF Pearce viewing info

I will be visiting Perth in November. Can anyone please point me towards info about viewing locations around RAAF Pearce? Is photography tolerated? (I appreciate that security will be more...
8th Oct 2012, 18:58
Replies: 47
Views: 14,677
Posted By KJ994

Thanks GN, no wonder I'm feeling a bit ragged.

Thanks GN, no wonder I'm feeling a bit ragged.
8th Oct 2012, 16:20
Replies: 47
Views: 14,677
Posted By KJ994

Off thread, but only a little: the last Dakota...

Off thread, but only a little: the last Dakota in RAF service, leaving aside ZA947 with the BBMF, was KN671, which was assigned to CinC AFNorth until finally pensioned off in 1971 and replaced by...
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