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4th Feb 2022, 13:06
Replies: 70
Views: 10,548
Posted By Wyler

Thumbs up Great video. Says it all. Back in the 80s a...

Great video. Says it all.
Back in the 80s a very good friend of mine was thrown out of the RAF for being Gay. Her treatment was disgusting and bordering on criminal so I am DELIGHTED that we have...
2nd Feb 2022, 12:57
Replies: 60
Views: 12,321
Posted By Wyler

Sorry, not news. Normal part of the day job.

Sorry, not news. Normal part of the day job.
1st Feb 2022, 19:14
Replies: 114
Views: 25,513
Posted By Wyler

Well, plenty of baddie extras for the next Bond...

Well, plenty of baddie extras for the next Bond movie.
Is the Air part of the MOD relocating to Tracy Island?
utter Sh!te😂😂
28th Nov 2021, 21:14
Replies: 292
Views: 60,087
Posted By Wyler

LS8C1

All valid points but it is not about what you think, or any serving/Ex member of the RAF.
It is about the global perception of the RAF as an effective fighting force and a credible deterrent. All...
28th Nov 2021, 14:31
Replies: 292
Views: 60,087
Posted By Wyler

Utter madness. I do believe salutes, Sir and...

Utter madness. I do believe salutes, Sir and Maam are also now in the firing line according to a chat with some friends still serving. Add to that the top brass want to be the first to be carbon...
23rd Jul 2021, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,894
Posted By Wyler

Buzz was OC Air Wing in The Falklands when I was...

Buzz was OC Air Wing in The Falklands when I was OC 303SU. We were both on accompanied tours so spent a lot of time together at work and in the many social arenas. An excellent boss, great company...
15th Feb 2021, 14:38
Replies: 20
Views: 5,614
Posted By Wyler

The air to air comms are not the only...

The air to air comms are not the only conversations going on. There would be a lot of landline stuff as well between different control authorities.
biddedout - The 'arse covering lawyery bit' is...
17th Nov 2020, 10:06
Replies: 29
Views: 10,973
Posted By Wyler

I'm with ORAC on this one. Christmas and New...

I'm with ORAC on this one. Christmas and New Year were just normal working weeks and if you got one of them off it was a bonus. Likewise, weekends and Bank Holidays. If you don't like it, leave....
12th Oct 2020, 15:15
Replies: 4
Views: 3,223
Posted By Wyler

I was on 48 but got injured half way through....

I was on 48 but got injured half way through. Finished on 50. Our Flt Cdr on 48 was a Dominie Pilot with absolutely no sense of humour.
6th Apr 2020, 12:00
Replies: 66
Views: 22,448
Posted By Wyler

I have spent a total of 3 years in the Falklands,...

I have spent a total of 3 years in the Falklands, between 1983 and 2002, and was collocated with the various Army units every time. It was not uncommon to have soldiers who could neither read nor...
5th Nov 2019, 18:37
Replies: 197
Views: 118,482
Posted By Wyler

Drove through the local village this afternoon...

Drove through the local village this afternoon which is where the local RAF Station FMQs are. Saw about 6 or 7 RAF Personnel in uniform and all had beards. Nothing against beards or this relaxing of...
19th Oct 2019, 15:27
Replies: 20
Views: 7,457
Posted By Wyler

Clive's funeral is on Fri 25 Oct at 1230pm. ...

Clive's funeral is on Fri 25 Oct at 1230pm.
Howick Church
Howick Hall Estate
Northumberland
NE66 3LB

I am going to attend.

Wyler.
18th Oct 2019, 18:10
Replies: 20
Views: 7,457
Posted By Wyler

Any funeral details, date, location etc

Any funeral details, date, location etc
15th Oct 2019, 07:53
Replies: 20
Views: 7,457
Posted By Wyler

Sorry to hear this. Clive was my boss in the mid...

Sorry to hear this. Clive was my boss in the mid 90s. We both had gun dogs and used to regularly demonstrate our sheer incompetence, much to the amusement of the locals.
i remember he bought a very...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2019, 09:56
Replies: 8
Views: 2,280
Posted By Wyler

Thumbs up Thanks all

Thanks all
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2019, 13:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,280
Posted By Wyler

Thankyou. Will do.

Thankyou. Will do.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2019, 09:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,280
Posted By Wyler

AS350 V Squirrel

I have a family member in the southern hemisphere who has been tasked with exploring the suitability of one of the above for work in the sub ant artic. Conservation type work. Outside of my area of...
24th Jul 2018, 10:56
Replies: 217
Views: 63,171
Posted By Wyler

This is about the the future of over 600...

This is about the the future of over 600 personnel, military and civilian. Get a grip. Nobody cares about name calling and who did what course when in the 60s. Seriously, NOBODY cares.
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14th Jun 2018, 15:29
Replies: 134
Views: 36,374
Posted By Wyler

Having been in the RAF for 23 years, and then a...

Having been in the RAF for 23 years, and then a civilian instructor at a Ph2 trg unit for the last 12, I see both good and bad from the Ph1 system. IOT is still producing excellent individuals with...
13th Jun 2018, 07:41
Replies: 13
Views: 5,022
Posted By Wyler

I share an office with someone who’s brother is...

I share an office with someone who’s brother is going to pilot training. About to graduate from IOT and been told to expect a holding posting of at least 18 months. So, whatever the trg is it does...
30th May 2018, 09:46
Replies: 35
Views: 11,944
Posted By Wyler

Thumbs up I did a year as the XO in the late 80s. Loved it....

I did a year as the XO in the late 80s. Loved it. Typical Friday night in the summer was a quick pint in the all ranks club, off to Happy Hour. About 2100, a landrover would take a few of us to the...
6th Apr 2018, 09:54
Replies: 43
Views: 9,405
Posted By Wyler

ORAC

Don't know if you watched it but did you see Brian Rogers?
My very first Sqn Boss.
5th Apr 2018, 11:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Wyler

Yep, flat map syndrome...... Thanks

Yep, flat map syndrome......

Thanks
4th Apr 2018, 14:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Wyler

Flight to Beijing

I am flying to Beijing, from the UK, later in the year and was surprised to see that the flight time is less than 10 hours. Having flown to Malaysia on numerous occasions I was expecting 12 to 14...
31st Mar 2018, 09:07
Replies: 49
Views: 15,622
Posted By Wyler

MOPARDAVE

I spent 2 years in the Falklands on an accompanied tour (and a further 2 X 4 month unaccompanied). The RIC, with the exception already mentioned, were always the root and cause of most problems. ...
20th Mar 2018, 14:02
Replies: 10
Views: 4,093
Posted By Wyler

Distant Voice - No Shytorque - Yes.

Distant Voice - No

Shytorque - Yes.
19th Mar 2018, 12:44
Replies: 10
Views: 4,093
Posted By Wyler

Same at numerous stations. I have a couple of...

Same at numerous stations. I have a couple of friends that are doing it. Nice little number if you are settled locally and want some extra cash for a holiday.
My office at a Phase 2 trg unit is...
9th Mar 2018, 09:58
Replies: 7
Views: 3,160
Posted By Wyler

Herod Did not know about the accident. We were...

Herod
Did not know about the accident. We were crammed in like sardines with the cargo. Rear crew was just a youth who held up a card to tell you which rig you were approaching. Had to refuel as...
9th Mar 2018, 07:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,160
Posted By Wyler

As a kid in North Devon I used to love seeing the...

As a kid in North Devon I used to love seeing the RAF SAR Wessex from RAF Chivenor land in Rock Park, Barnstaple to offload casualties (usually surfers!). The noise and smell was awesome.
Some...
1st Feb 2018, 08:46
Replies: 24
Views: 5,396
Posted By Wyler

The daughter of a very close friend of mine is in...

The daughter of a very close friend of mine is in the process of being medically discharged due to Mental Health issues. Her husband is also going through similar. They both worked in the medical...
15th Jan 2018, 14:33
Replies: 29
Views: 13,776
Posted By Wyler

British airspace...? British waters...? Utter...

British airspace...? British waters...?
Utter tripe.
Nothing to see here.
14th Sep 2017, 11:52
Replies: 28
Views: 8,235
Posted By Wyler

I did a year as the XO in 88/89. Loved it. ...

I did a year as the XO in 88/89. Loved it.
Happy hour at 5, Landrover to the lake(Voe) at 2100. Wine in the water to cool, BBQ on and fishing for trout all night in brilliant sunshine. Landrover...
2nd Aug 2017, 07:10
Replies: 54
Views: 28,767
Posted By Wyler

The only other 'Senior Officer' at that time ...

The only other 'Senior Officer' at that time that visited those sites, and was part of 303SU, was a SEngo SO2 as the sites were 90% manned by technicians. The remainder were admin, chefs and a...
1st Aug 2017, 11:48
Replies: 54
Views: 28,767
Posted By Wyler

I am Surprised that I have not been formally...

I am Surprised that I have not been formally contacted at any time. None of my colleagues at the time have ever been contacted.
I would have thought the first thing she would have done would be to...
1st Aug 2017, 11:33
Replies: 54
Views: 28,767
Posted By Wyler

Barnstormer. It is NOT acceptable. It would...

Barnstormer.
It is NOT acceptable. It would never have been acceptable. It will never be acceptable.
She made no complaint to anyone In the the HQ. if she had complained on the mountain and been...
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