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18th Apr 2020, 16:29
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Volume 2 - The Tornado Years, now out, I see! ...

Volume 2 - The Tornado Years, now out, I see!
THE TORNADO YEARS
17th Jan 2020, 12:55
Replies: 121
Views: 55,695
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16 Sqn jets on ASP at Honington. XV Sqn jet looks...

16 Sqn jets on ASP at Honington. XV Sqn jet looks like Lossiemouth.
31st Dec 2019, 12:13
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Views: 55,695
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I'm only quoting, 'Peter', so challenge him if...

I'm only quoting, 'Peter', so challenge him if you like - I can provide an e-mail address.
30th Dec 2019, 13:54
Replies: 121
Views: 55,695
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According to 'Peter', the photos were 1975 for...

According to 'Peter', the photos were 1975 for the XV Sqn 60th anniversary. I asked him. He apologises for the poor definition and, thus, the unidentifiable members!

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3rd Nov 2019, 16:55
Replies: 29
Views: 9,396
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I am not up to speed on current happenings but,...

I am not up to speed on current happenings but, as an erstwhile Wing Commander Cadets at DIOT, I can add that the system allows cadets at Cranwell to submit a branch change application whilst still...
6th Oct 2019, 14:57
Replies: 40
Views: 15,164
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In my fast jet world the boss was only called...

In my fast jet world the boss was only called Boss if he was popular. If he wasn't we had plenty of other names for him! Thankfully, in my time in command appointments, I was rarely called anything...
10th Jul 2019, 11:34
Replies: 44
Views: 11,930
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Reminds me of the time that Upper Heyford F-111s...

Reminds me of the time that Upper Heyford F-111s were tasked with an airfield attack at Honington for a station exercise. Such was their navigation skill that the base Hunters tasked with airfield...
19th May 2019, 16:51
Replies: 18
Views: 4,606
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It was the nav who found and locked onto the...

It was the nav who found and locked onto the target and set the correct wind and, if necessary, Target Course and Speed settings on the C&RC, but if the pilot did not accept at the correct point in...
17th May 2019, 18:10
Replies: 18
Views: 4,606
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Just to follow up on your question about the...

Just to follow up on your question about the weapon system, the Rad Alt and the electrics thereof. I don't think there was any correlation, but a systems man would know better than this mere QWI! I...
17th May 2019, 13:23
Replies: 18
Views: 4,606
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We need to be careful here with what was briefed...

We need to be careful here with what was briefed and what was flown. I too have 2500hrs on the Buccaneer and am a QWI. Wainfleet Range, whether the target was 9nm ahead or 3nm ahead has no bearing on...
13th May 2019, 16:46
Replies: 18
Views: 4,606
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I don't think this will answer your question, but...

I don't think this will answer your question, but it might give you an insight: Lt Stephen Kershaw (http://www.bvror.uk/index.php/articles/post-ww2/532-lt-stephen-kershaw)

One of the issues that...
4th May 2019, 20:32
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
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Found him. Now have to minimise this message to...

Found him. Now have to minimise this message to 10 words! Sheesh!!
4th May 2019, 20:30
Replies: 1
Views: 1,290
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Found him.

Found him.
4th May 2019, 15:23
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
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Wg Cdr P J J Day RAF Contact Please

Asking on behalf of a friend who is trying to make contact with Wg Cdr P J J Day, who was the second Tornado squadron commander of 617 Sqn from 1985-88. PM me if you have any news please (or announce...
4th May 2019, 15:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,290
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Wg Cdr P J J Day (OC 617 Sqn 1985-88)

Asking on behalf of a friend who is trying to make contact with Wg Cdr P J J Day, who was the second Tornado squadron commander of 617 Sqn from 1985-88. PM me if you have any news please (or announce...
12th Apr 2019, 11:59
Replies: 46
Views: 28,105
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Aarff Aarff Aarff! Bar one, me thinks Jinda!

Aarff Aarff Aarff! Bar one, me thinks Jinda!
20th Feb 2019, 17:02
Replies: 9
Views: 3,232
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I can help with Buccaneer aircrew. PM me and I'll...

I can help with Buccaneer aircrew. PM me and I'll tell you how. Bloggs
5th Sep 2018, 17:35
Replies: 22
Views: 8,133
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Take off config! But you knew that 45-25-25, you...

Take off config! But you knew that 45-25-25, you were just trying to get your pseudonym in twice.

There is a very good piece, by Ollie Suckling, in the Haynes Buccaneer Manual where, as a...
29th Dec 2017, 11:43
Replies: 710
Views: 297,574
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This has just been voted 'Book of the Year' in...

This has just been voted 'Book of the Year' in the 'biography' category by members of the Aviation Enthusiasts' Book Club.
...
12th Nov 2017, 14:36
Replies: 415
Views: 172,095
Posted By Fg Off Bloggs

COLD WAR MEMORIES

Well here's some:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1526706598/sr=1-1/qid=1500921225/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1500921225&sr=1-1

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3rd Oct 2017, 11:38
Replies: 20
Views: 9,622
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Jeremy, Now in contact with your mother on...

Jeremy, Now in contact with your mother on e-mail and have passed names of attendees direct to her.

Bloggs
29th Sep 2017, 07:45
Replies: 20
Views: 9,622
Posted By Fg Off Bloggs

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

https://www.funeralzone.co.uk/obituaries/search?name=Michael+Edward+%28Mike%29+Wood

Hope this works.

Jeremy, I have e-mailed the BAA membership in the UK with Mike's funeral arrangements and...
25th Sep 2017, 23:37
Replies: 0
Views: 1,793
Posted By Fg Off Bloggs

Rip mike wood - canberra, buccaneer navigator and jaguar pilot

Very sad news picked up on Where Are They Now forum:

http://www.pprune.org/where-they-now/599933-mike-wood-ex-raf-air-uk-flybe.html

RIP, Mike

Bloggs
25th Sep 2017, 23:08
Replies: 20
Views: 9,622
Posted By Fg Off Bloggs

Jeremy, I have just had your PPRuNe...

Jeremy,

I have just had your PPRuNe announcement about your Dad pointed out to me. Please pass my condolences to your mother and all the family.

Mike and I were on XV Squadron together in the...
11th Feb 2016, 12:30
Replies: 22
Views: 6,878
Posted By Fg Off Bloggs

CODE NAMES & RAF VOCABULARY

Some of these are still in use today!

Interesting?

RAFRA - Code Names and RAF vocabulary (http://www.associations.rafinfo.org.uk/code_names.htm)

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Fg Off for the use of!:cool:
8th Feb 2016, 20:21
Replies: 39
Views: 9,445
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Steve's a Buccaneer man so he's seen and done it...

Steve's a Buccaneer man so he's seen and done it all before! They'll need to be low and fast to impress him. Anything above 50 feet is pussy!

Bloggs:\
18th Jan 2016, 17:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By Fg Off Bloggs

Cracking character! My kind of man! Took the...

Cracking character! My kind of man! Took the AOC on as well (when he was posted as his ADC). Love him!

Bloggs:cool:
5th Jan 2016, 15:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,308
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It was probably my mate from Thunder City. Flew...

It was probably my mate from Thunder City. Flew with him in XW986 out of Cape Town in 2008 - almost exactly 25 years since my last operational sortie in a Bucc.

Bloggs;)
30th Dec 2015, 14:54
Replies: 134
Views: 35,082
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Oh FFS! We had a 24-week course that was very...

Oh FFS! We had a 24-week course that was very effective just 15 years ago when I left the DIOT staff. It was reformed into a 33-week course (although 2 of those weeks are inter-term leave periods,...
11th Dec 2015, 15:58
Replies: 85
Views: 22,788
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Ah, Tourist, You meant 1000lbs, I know. ...

Ah, Tourist,

You meant 1000lbs, I know.

I never said we would! I was talking about the 70s and, unless you missed it, the Bucc went out of service in 1994!

Eh, Darvan, you have the better...
10th Dec 2015, 16:00
Replies: 85
Views: 22,788
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As a Bucc QWI of some vintage a quick read...

As a Bucc QWI of some vintage a quick read through these pages leads me to conclude that there is an awful lot of BBC journalist-type guess work on this thread with regard to the Buccaneer, its...
19th Nov 2015, 12:23
Replies: 6
Views: 6,628
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Good God! Never met the chap but, only recently,...

Good God! Never met the chap but, only recently, he very kindly sent me some cracking photographs that he had posted on here in the past and then I and a.n.other assisted him with an article he was...
12th Sep 2015, 08:49
Replies: 0
Views: 1,258
Posted By Fg Off Bloggs

October - flypast - big buccaneer feature

If you like the Buccaneer you'll like the current (Oct 2015) issue of Flypast

http://www.flypast.com/central/images/covers/large/6342.jpg

FlyPast: At the heart of aviation heritage...
31st Aug 2015, 20:10
Replies: 46
Views: 7,175
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Jayand, old chap! Welcome back! Well first...

Jayand, old chap! Welcome back!

Well first off, when I try to view Mr Arafat's (now there's a name to conjure with) profile I receive this message:



Yet I can access every other person's...
31st Aug 2015, 17:45
Replies: 46
Views: 7,175
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Lost your reading glasses Rossian? Ah...

Lost your reading glasses Rossian?



Ah well! If he has served in the military he definitely has a very jaundiced view on life now. Was he aircrew? If so, I doubt he would have lasted long on...
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