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14th Sep 2014, 08:27
Replies: 48
Views: 8,510
Posted By L J R

All the Best to them all. Stay Safe Ladies and...

All the Best to them all. Stay Safe Ladies and Gents...Also same to my Tonka Brethren.
2nd May 2014, 08:27
Replies: 15
Views: 3,281
Posted By L J R

Recently, I managed to find copies of my original...

Recently, I managed to find copies of my original application for commision forms of 35 years ago.....Looks like they were completed by a 12 year old.....I am alarmed that they actually recruited me...
13th Mar 2014, 07:18
Replies: 38
Views: 7,968
Posted By L J R

Relocation of the 'Thunder City' when South...

Relocation of the 'Thunder City' when South Africa can no longer afford it. Get the Twin Seat Jags added to the collection and offer paid joyriding.....
13th Mar 2014, 07:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,164
Posted By L J R

You do know the range of these things.....I...

You do know the range of these things.....I understand that they can cover most of the continent in a single sortie!
10th Feb 2014, 11:37
Replies: 43
Views: 9,478
Posted By L J R

A Nuke in a Back-Pack.....were there any...

A Nuke in a Back-Pack.....were there any 'training' accidents, or 'Unauthorised Discharges' (or whatever they were called then)....Did they affect the Night Enhancement Devices....
2nd Feb 2014, 00:11
Replies: 37
Views: 6,248
Posted By L J R

SAS, my colleagues and I had quite a few free...

SAS, my colleagues and I had quite a few free breakfasts after the night shift in the US. No-one actually told us who paid, but when the bill was due, it has been taken care of.....Only in the...
28th Jan 2014, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,765
Posted By L J R

Clock Codes...is there an 'app' for that?

Clock Codes...is there an 'app' for that?
23rd Jan 2014, 12:06
Replies: 156
Views: 55,011
Posted By L J R

Mirage 3 chasing an F-111 at an 'infamous'...

Mirage 3 chasing an F-111 at an 'infamous' supersonic incursion at an Airshow in South Australia was 'satisfactory' unless you were onboard said aircraft, the debrief of which I understood was...
23rd Jan 2014, 10:23
Replies: 76
Views: 9,909
Posted By L J R

Condoms and Viagra in Norfolk......I've just lost...

Condoms and Viagra in Norfolk......I've just lost the desire for lunch!
16th Jan 2014, 07:07
Replies: 22
Views: 4,942
Posted By L J R

..OK, I will be frank, and controversial...who...

..OK, I will be frank, and controversial...who has NOT EVER seen an exam prior to it to have been given to you?. Who has not shared one....even a 'little' one?....:(
6th Jan 2014, 10:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,525
Posted By L J R

...for an enduring 24/7 Op that cannot be...

...for an enduring 24/7 Op that cannot be undertaken by other ISR and NT/ISR assets....
3rd Jan 2014, 08:38
Replies: 21
Views: 6,102
Posted By L J R

...Fencer, Backfire and Blackjack......?

...Fencer, Backfire and Blackjack......?
3rd Jan 2014, 08:32
Replies: 16
Views: 4,179
Posted By L J R

...not sure which aircraft one could count on...

...not sure which aircraft one could count on walking away from (safely) on a daily basis though
31st Dec 2013, 14:58
Replies: 25
Views: 4,967
Posted By L J R

Did a spot of Search and Rescue for a bad day in...

Did a spot of Search and Rescue for a bad day in a Sydney-Hobart yacht race some decades ago.....ruined a summer BBQ....
Much later, deployed to KAF on 1 January.....That was after sitting a 'booth'...
24th Dec 2013, 12:29
Replies: 2,026
Views: 392,375
Posted By L J R

The warm summer, sea breezes, christmas lights,...

The warm summer, sea breezes, christmas lights, late sun-sets and drinks. The BBQ season is upon us, and the smell of out-door cooking spreads over the suburbs!.... The Weber is working well, as are...
22nd Nov 2013, 22:52
Replies: 147
Views: 56,495
Posted By L J R

Joe 'Purple', the Met man at RAAF East (home of...

Joe 'Purple', the Met man at RAAF East (home of CFS, SAN and SATC)….in the early '80s. The surname merely reflected the colour of his jackets and ties - and he had quite the collection.
16th Nov 2013, 11:34
Replies: 88
Views: 14,322
Posted By L J R

The stats on losses need to also articulate those...

The stats on losses need to also articulate those that were allowed to be lost (fuel starvation, descent into hostile mountains to get the job done etc), when a manned platform would not have been...
14th Nov 2013, 11:52
Replies: 33
Views: 3,521
Posted By L J R

Aged my Squadron Around Puberty…..but just...

Aged my Squadron Around Puberty…..but just quietly, I never grew up.
14th Nov 2013, 10:00
Replies: 79
Views: 16,464
Posted By L J R

..now can openers, there is totally different...

..now can openers, there is totally different tool…...but an old fart like me has dexterity issues that prevent a fair and reasonable trial being conducted!:{
13th Nov 2013, 20:57
Replies: 79
Views: 16,464
Posted By L J R

Three pages on Aircrew Knives…well down lads, got...

Three pages on Aircrew Knives…well down lads, got the really important stuff covered?
29th Oct 2013, 10:51
Replies: 30
Views: 4,239
Posted By L J R

ISTR that some here within these 'cyber-walls'...

ISTR that some here within these 'cyber-walls' flew these type of aircraft in 2007, in a dusty place, and seeing bad guys, and 'dealing' with them (from an un-named US city with lots of...
29th Oct 2013, 10:45
Replies: 16
Views: 3,159
Posted By L J R

Man caves DO NOT have pink plants out the front,...

Man caves DO NOT have pink plants out the front, nor matching trim on gutter and window eaves........You need an air of 'early-airlifter', mixing all known aspects of style, design, continents and...
12th Oct 2013, 02:42
Replies: 18
Views: 7,853
Posted By L J R

I too went to Aberdeen Uni library/book-shop for...

I too went to Aberdeen Uni library/book-shop for my Logbook Binding quite some time ago. I separated all the pertinent parts of each log-book myself and they followed strict instructions to bind...
20th Sep 2013, 12:42
Replies: 142
Views: 40,760
Posted By L J R

Remember lining up without doing the pre-take-off...

Remember lining up without doing the pre-take-off checks......CT-4A
20th Sep 2013, 12:39
Replies: 42
Views: 7,208
Posted By L J R

I thought a whole squadron would be based...

I thought a whole squadron would be based stateside as access to ALIS would be easier.....never mind the practicality of actually flying in your own airspace.....
27th Aug 2013, 11:59
Replies: 144
Views: 22,957
Posted By L J R

Red Flag - Nellis 'Killer' Burrito for breakfast...

Red Flag - Nellis 'Killer' Burrito for breakfast between brief and 'step'...You can figure whether it was the best or worst feed!...it is all a function of what time you retired on the night prior...
27th Aug 2013, 11:54
Replies: 55
Views: 14,455
Posted By L J R

I've taken the GR-4 supersonic, :D also took...

I've taken the GR-4 supersonic, :D also took F-111 supersonic (twice) - that is M2...both were lots of fun, but F-111 supersonic lasted longer...:ok:
Never released a weapon at supersonic speed in...
23rd Aug 2013, 13:55
Replies: 6
Views: 2,407
Posted By L J R

....God I missed that flying.....! :ok:

....God I missed that flying.....!
:ok:
17th Aug 2013, 01:37
Replies: 62
Views: 11,861
Posted By L J R

Cadets Mess RAAF Pearce - well in the '80s...

Cadets Mess RAAF Pearce - well in the '80s anyway!....Can't do what was done then now...(Dress :mad: of 'guest' serving staff on the occasional 'members only' evenings was of particular note.)
15th Aug 2013, 10:49
Replies: 41
Views: 10,732
Posted By L J R

^^^^^^ Just like we did in the F-111F in the...

^^^^^^ Just like we did in the F-111F in the early '90s - Steady (Shallow) climb release...I think we called it a 'bump' in the -F model rather than a 'Climb-Auto' (F-111C term), or maybe a...
14th Aug 2013, 10:37
Replies: 41
Views: 10,732
Posted By L J R

The 'Fixed Range Timer Toss'.......generally went...

The 'Fixed Range Timer Toss'.......generally went somewhere ahead of you......It was the 'ultimate' in rev modes.....why you would bother to actually do one eludes me, but was 'interesting' at...
1st Aug 2013, 21:51
Replies: 24
Views: 5,339
Posted By L J R

I thought that they were also 'standard kit' on...

I thought that they were also 'standard kit' on Rusky ships of the same era.
21st Jul 2013, 11:07
Replies: 29
Views: 4,046
Posted By L J R

I believe Capt Cook also 'littered' the Reef with...

I believe Capt Cook also 'littered' the Reef with military items in 1770 in an 'emergency' situation to lighten the endeavour....no one appears to complain about that....some of his items were...
21st Jul 2013, 06:02
Replies: 29
Views: 4,046
Posted By L J R

Google Saumarez Reef...:ok:

Google Saumarez Reef...:ok:
16th Jul 2013, 07:11
Replies: 23
Views: 4,881
Posted By L J R

Devil Always carrying a 'competitor' squadron's patch...

Always carrying a 'competitor' squadron's patch on away trips was a tactic utilised to divert less favourable (sub-par, uncrisp, 'less than ideal' sub-optimal) reporting of said trip by...
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