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25th Feb 2021, 17:43
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Janda, That is a real rogues gallery. Al Hicks...

Janda, That is a real rogues gallery. Al Hicks was also my first boss on 42 Sqn; probably the most gentlemanly boss I have ever had in my still ongoing "career"
17th Feb 2021, 11:13
Replies: 11
Views: 2,351
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And before RAFAIR (or maybe we were just doing...

And before RAFAIR (or maybe we were just doing our own thing) the Nimrod fleet used Mxxxx for overseas transits (including airshows to keep it on topic). My favourite was MOGGY :) which the lovely...
6th Jan 2021, 17:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
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An absolute gentleman who I got to know way back...

An absolute gentleman who I got to know way back in the 70's firstly as the QFI on my first Nimrod Conversion Course and then over many beers in the Choughs at St. Mawgan. Thanks for the memories.
11th Dec 2020, 03:19
Replies: 24
Views: 4,480
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The movie was great too.

The movie was great too.
1st Dec 2020, 17:45
Replies: 138
Views: 103,297
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I was on the GD Aerosystems Course in 82 and, as...

I was on the GD Aerosystems Course in 82 and, as part of Industry Engagement, we visited the Dassault facility in Bordeaux. Wandering into a hangar we discovered a row of brand new Super Etendards...
10th Nov 2020, 04:59
Replies: 25
Views: 4,789
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Going back a few years, on the Nimrod force with...

Going back a few years, on the Nimrod force with the Maritime Crew Trainer (MCT) we logged our MCT hours on a monthly basis due to Group mandated stats on a monthly/quarterly basis for currency in...
7th Nov 2020, 22:08
Replies: 23
Views: 5,011
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There are no air-launched heavyweight torpedoes....

There are no air-launched heavyweight torpedoes. The mainstay of NATO has been the Mk46 which is in the lightweight class (and also Stingray in UK Service). The Mk 46 is being replaced by the Mk 54,...
11th Sep 2020, 20:11
Replies: 96
Views: 11,549
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OCTU 73 - H8026*** RNZAF 05 - H1018*** :) and...

OCTU 73 - H8026***
RNZAF 05 - H1018*** :) and years to go yet :)
2nd Sep 2020, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 2,025
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Brings back memories of some great people I was...

Brings back memories of some great people I was fortunate enough to know. Where has the time gone?
30th Aug 2020, 18:40
Replies: 51
Views: 9,586
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Hokulea, I think this has impacted you far more...

Hokulea,
I think this has impacted you far more than it would have impacted your mother. Asturias and Anglian raise points about other peoples experiences but these are where there has been a...
23rd Aug 2020, 04:11
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
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You wouldn't get away with that now. Say your RAF...

You wouldn't get away with that now. Say your RAF Pension was $40,000 and you paid that UK tax of 10% ie $4,000. You would have to declare to the NZ IRD that $40,000 income and also declare that you...
22nd Aug 2020, 00:21
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
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So you actually owe the New Zealand IRD a lot of...

So you actually owe the New Zealand IRD a lot of back tax as, if you are resident in NZ your worldwide income should be declared to the IRD and taxed accordingly. If you have already paid some UK tax...
6th Aug 2020, 22:21
Replies: 79
Views: 15,005
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Surely if your wife is no longer medically...

Surely if your wife is no longer medically allowed to fly (that was stated in post #8) then that's the argument for the insurance company. Nothing to do with Covid and even if Covid didn't exist and...
3rd Aug 2020, 05:22
Replies: 39
Views: 7,991
Posted By Not Long Here

120000 is so much better :\

120000 is so much better :\
22nd Jul 2020, 23:11
Replies: 406
Views: 261,286
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Not really. Surfaced sub is just the same as any...

Not really. Surfaced sub is just the same as any other contact.
20th May 2020, 21:52
Replies: 45
Views: 11,065
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When I was on the Nimrod OCU we took him for a...

When I was on the Nimrod OCU we took him for a trip up to Scapa Flow from Kinloss. (Don't have my Log Book handy so can't confirm the date) Effectively retraced his steps but just a wee bit quicker....
2nd May 2020, 05:06
Replies: 19
Views: 3,899
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My failing memory of the MR1 was 181,500 and 84K....

My failing memory of the MR1 was 181,500 and 84K. MR1 ZFW was 97k ISTR MR2 was 101k and 82k max fuel but don't quote me :} Contrary to Oxenos I do recall being limited at Gib - limits to fuel load...
2nd Apr 2020, 04:37
Replies: 35
Views: 8,840
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Wg Cdr Harris did quite well for himself :cool: ...

Wg Cdr Harris did quite well for himself :cool: A lot of familiar faces in that photograph.
31st Dec 2019, 19:41
Replies: 20
Views: 5,466
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It has always struck me as quite strange that...

It has always struck me as quite strange that mil-standard GPS isn't acceptable for civil PBN certification. I know that they don't normally come with TSO 145/146 but when you actually delve into...
7th Aug 2019, 09:02
Replies: 406
Views: 261,286
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The standard radar for the P-8A is the APY-10...

The standard radar for the P-8A is the APY-10 which has been derived from the long family of airborne maritime radars fitted to the P-3. The APS-149 is an externally fitted sensor in a "canoe"...
17th Jul 2019, 23:41
Replies: 406
Views: 261,286
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Congratulations on the start of the road to...

Congratulations on the start of the road to getting a capability back on track. The UK has a great team in the US.

We shouldn't be that far behind you.
Cheers, NLH
16th Jul 2019, 02:57
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By Not Long Here

Big Win

I see Big Win has departed. I always remember him as a very hard, but ultimately fair boss back in the day. And a stout defender of the value of MPA.
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10th Aug 2018, 21:08
Replies: 29
Views: 7,880
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Not only Observers but also Aco operators from...

Not only Observers but also Aco operators from the RN flew on exchange with the Nimrod force. We also sent Nav's to the RN to fly with the them.
4th Aug 2018, 20:08
Replies: 31
Views: 6,252
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MO*** wasn't limited to transport. Did an...

MO*** wasn't limited to transport. Did an overseas trip from Kinloss as Mike Oscar Golf Golf Yankee once. There was a list kept in Ops and you just got the next one.

Cheers, NLH
14th May 2018, 07:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
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That brings back memories. Did Ten Tors in 1974...

That brings back memories. Did Ten Tors in 1974 as a DE Fitter at Locking. I was the Team Lead and it was the proudest moment of my then young life to bring them all in having completed the course.
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