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16th Apr 2019, 11:50
Replies: 427
Views: 159,287
Posted By middlesbrough

Started on 193 Course but graduated on 194 Course

Recognise many on the photo of 193 Course, I actually graduated on 194 Course but haven't got a course photo. Wondered if anybody had one..........
28th Mar 2019, 14:37
Replies: 14
Views: 3,943
Posted By middlesbrough

WL 786

The flight engineer was Keith Wordsworth, who went on to fly on Britannias at Lyneham. When he left the RAF he flew with Cathay Pacific and later Virgin Atlantic. I was a navigator on the crew that...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2019, 10:11
Replies: 61
Views: 8,590
Posted By middlesbrough

And R5 Breakfast...............!

And R5 Breakfast...............!
18th Feb 2019, 11:31
Replies: 395
Views: 213,813
Posted By middlesbrough

Quite a few navigators I helped train at...

Quite a few navigators I helped train at Finningley went on to the Tornado GR4 via Chivenor.
The RAF are still quite popular in Devon and Cornwall, particularly when the Red Arrows visit in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 13:26
Replies: 46
Views: 3,934
Posted By middlesbrough

Equipment (Supply) Officer I believe.......

Equipment (Supply) Officer I believe.......
29th Dec 2018, 10:28
Replies: 54
Views: 12,986
Posted By middlesbrough

Honours

Team commendations, an innovation............?
11th Nov 2018, 12:15
Replies: 92
Views: 24,776
Posted By middlesbrough

My experience........

First specialist appointment 15 Feb 2016, MRI scan 18 Feb, Biopsy 12 March, Biopsy result and Gleason score 1 April, CT scan 6 April, Bone scan 26 April, finally, prostrate removal by robotic keyhole...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2018, 10:17
Replies: 69
Views: 7,127
Posted By middlesbrough

National Railway Museum

TTN
The National Railway Museum in York is well worth a visit.
By the way,ttn,I agree with your post on pensions. We can survive on a lot less than 65k, More like 30k.
17th Jan 2018, 09:23
Replies: 18
Views: 3,931
Posted By middlesbrough

Hullavington

Nick, I was a young Pilot Officer going through navigation training at RAF Hullavington(Chippenham) in 1964/5. Your father was one of several Master Pilots who flew the Varsities and Valettas. I...
13th Oct 2017, 13:30
Replies: 56
Views: 10,839
Posted By middlesbrough

RBL Veterans Hearing Fund

I was referred by my GP and after hearing tests received NHS hearing aids, which were excellent. I was told I might be eligible for an RBL Veterans Hearing Grant, which I applied for, and eventually...
6th Aug 2017, 21:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,097
Posted By middlesbrough

MOTU October 1965 to January 1966

I was a young navigator on the Maritime Conversion Course at RAF St Mawgan 1965/6.
Pop Gladstone was the MAI(maritime air instructor) on the course, and an inspiration to us all. Obviously we were...
27th Apr 2017, 16:23
Replies: 427
Views: 159,287
Posted By middlesbrough

Mandylifeboat: Thanks very much for the photo,...

Mandylifeboat: Thanks very much for the photo, brought back many memories. I remember most of those guys on 193 Course, I eventually passed out on 194 Course, and I don't have a course photo. PM me I...
26th Apr 2017, 09:32
Replies: 427
Views: 159,287
Posted By middlesbrough

South Cerney 1963/4

I went onto 63 Course at Hullavington, Alan Canham was a couple of courses behind. Several of his course went on a parachute course because of a delay in nav training. They were all killed when the...
25th Apr 2017, 16:51
Replies: 427
Views: 159,287
Posted By middlesbrough

195 Course

Recognise several maritime navs and pilots on Course photo, Laurie Butt, Charlie Montgomery, Al Rayment and Jerry Lat and Long. Also Tom Hindmarsh who made Gp Capt. I was on 193 Course initially and...
5th Apr 2017, 12:31
Replies: 324
Views: 138,158
Posted By middlesbrough

Did my navigators course at Hullavington in1964,...

Did my navigators course at Hullavington in1964, we flew in the Varsity, Valetta and Valetta flying classroom. When it came to the Advanced stage the Iraqis who had joined our course carried on to...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2016, 21:28
Replies: 3,039
Views: 425,497
Posted By middlesbrough

mmciau Just back from seeing my consultant,...

mmciau

Just back from seeing my consultant, CT scan and Bone scan clear, hope to have keyhole robotic surgery 20 May, thanks for your support and advice.
Mike
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2016, 10:29
Replies: 3,039
Views: 425,497
Posted By middlesbrough

Thanks E Man

Thanks for your post, have had feedback on both options now.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2016, 08:27
Replies: 3,039
Views: 425,497
Posted By middlesbrough

Thanks Ascend Charlie

Thanks for your positive post, very encouraging. I am finding that the waiting is the worst bit, so far!
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2016, 12:06
Replies: 3,039
Views: 425,497
Posted By middlesbrough

Recently diagnosed

After gradual PSA rise to 6.4 and after examination by urologist, had an MRI scan which revealed 3 suspicious patches. A transparenial biopsy resulted in a twin Gleason score of 4/3 and3/4. Due for...
31st Mar 2016, 19:05
Replies: 29
Views: 6,737
Posted By middlesbrough

Shackleton to Acapulco

Off Thread, but the mention of Acapulco reminded me that we provided SAR cover for Prince Charles in 1970, on his return from Australia. We positioned in Acapulco for his oceanic leg having flown the...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2015, 08:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By middlesbrough

Dylan Thomas

I recommend ' A Child's Christmas in Wales' read by the author, a pure delight!
Happy Christmas and all the best for 2016
9th Dec 2015, 14:15
Replies: 170
Views: 84,581
Posted By middlesbrough

Hullavington Thread

What happened to the Hullavington Thread?
8th Dec 2015, 07:37
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,115,363
Posted By middlesbrough

DeanoP

Rare photos of the Shackleton. I left 205 Sqn in 1968. en route to 204 San Ballykelly via. two months in Majunga. Happy Days!
23rd Nov 2015, 09:07
Replies: 170
Views: 84,581
Posted By middlesbrough

2 ANS

I was on 63 Course, and we were joined by ten Iraqis, who were taught by our Course Commander in Russian. At the end of the Basic course they went on to Stradishall as 63 Course, and we stayed on at...
27th Apr 2015, 09:01
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,115,363
Posted By middlesbrough

Majunga

Was called Operation Mizar in the Shack world. Did four two month detachments from 205(Changi) and 204(Ballykelly), 1968-1971.
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