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8th Oct 2020, 11:14
Replies: 48
Views: 8,865
Posted By ACW418

In the 1960's on IX Sqn we used trigraph call...

In the 1960's on IX Sqn we used trigraph call signs with I think our own 3 number suffix. This was always shortened to last letter + 3 number after initial contact. At some point the use of the last...
19th Jul 2020, 11:35
Replies: 220
Views: 34,783
Posted By ACW418

Agree with Sharpend. ACW

Agree with Sharpend.

ACW
6th May 2020, 16:18
Replies: 41
Views: 13,182
Posted By ACW418

Formation landings are needed if an an aircraft...

Formation landings are needed if an an aircraft loses its ASI and a shepherd aircraft leads it to a landing.

ACW
24th Apr 2020, 12:04
Replies: 186
Views: 41,550
Posted By ACW418

Longer Ron, Thanks for your input. I was not...

Longer Ron,

Thanks for your input. I was not aware that there had only been 100 RO's awarded. My colleague started out as a Sgt RO and died in service as an experienced Wg Cdr pilot so for him it...
23rd Apr 2020, 16:28
Replies: 186
Views: 41,550
Posted By ACW418

622, I thought you knew not to make flippant...

622,

I thought you knew not to make flippant jokes about rank braid colours. There is probably someone in MOD feverishly looking into it as we speak!

Wenslydale,

Are you sure about the dates...
28th Mar 2020, 13:32
Replies: 60
Views: 28,205
Posted By ACW418

CG, Until it goes wrong and then you can't...

CG,

Until it goes wrong and then you can't find them!

ACW
18th Dec 2019, 20:36
Replies: 10
Views: 3,065
Posted By ACW418

I seem to recall that the Type 2A (2E?) delivery...

I seem to recall that the Type 2A (2E?) delivery in the Vulcan was a climb to 11,000ft and then a series of hard turns left and right before levelling for 4 seconds to bomb release. After release a...
1st Dec 2019, 14:14
Replies: 141
Views: 58,761
Posted By ACW418

KnC, That sums up perfectly how we should be...

KnC,

That sums up perfectly how we should be treating this subject!

ACW
9th Oct 2019, 12:28
Replies: 25
Views: 5,797
Posted By ACW418

TT, Our authorisation came from the Bomber...

TT,

Our authorisation came from the Bomber Controller over the Tannoy or Telescrambe. Where he got his from I know not.

ACW
30th Sep 2019, 10:56
Replies: 42
Views: 13,085
Posted By ACW418

CG They all had one - mostly used to store...

CG

They all had one - mostly used to store things on normal trips. PN most probably used one doing visual bombing so he will no doubt give you the facts.

ACW
1st Sep 2019, 16:07
Replies: 14
Views: 3,785
Posted By ACW418

Sharpend, Cos you got one! AFC that is. ...

Sharpend,

Cos you got one! AFC that is.

ACW
26th Aug 2019, 17:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By ACW418

Read on the Kindle app on my tablet. Different...

Read on the Kindle app on my tablet. Different but very interesting. Recommended.

ACW
14th May 2019, 09:14
Replies: 10
Views: 5,096
Posted By ACW418

LJ Whilst I have no truck with political...

LJ

Whilst I have no truck with political agendas the stark truth is the system is not working. My experience is that the holding times are getting longer therefore it is not working.
Lets forget...
9th Feb 2019, 14:41
Replies: 36
Views: 6,366
Posted By ACW418

TTN, Ward Thomas, Gwyn Edward "Ward" Thomas,...

TTN,

Ward Thomas, Gwyn Edward "Ward" Thomas, was certainly on the Bowen-Bravery crew of 550 Sqn. and is definitely shown as the Nav. 550 Sqn. was formed out of 100 Sqn. at Waltham in November...
25th Nov 2018, 15:33
Replies: 36
Views: 7,286
Posted By ACW418

BV, Totally agree. Lets support our guys...

BV,

Totally agree. Lets support our guys (male or female) and desist from nit picking. Feels like jealousy to me.
Also have two protégés who pilot RPAS and listening to them I do not think we are...
20th Oct 2018, 16:37
Replies: 17
Views: 4,575
Posted By ACW418

Whilst I deplore what has happened I think it...

Whilst I deplore what has happened I think it depends on what you have to lose that defines your stance.

ACW
21st Sep 2018, 21:37
Replies: 107
Views: 14,620
Posted By ACW418

They were issued to us as student pilots in 1963...

They were issued to us as student pilots in 1963 at Syerston. Not the wooden sort just the plastic ones with refill "leads". There were a lot of different colours and generally there were boxes of...
2nd Aug 2018, 16:56
Replies: 35
Views: 6,760
Posted By ACW418

Anyway someone had to read the check lists!:oh:

Anyway someone had to read the check lists!:oh:
27th Jul 2018, 11:24
Replies: 62
Views: 12,487
Posted By ACW418

DOF Could you have meant as a RO on...

DOF

Could you have meant as a RO on Javelins.

ACW
18th Jul 2018, 15:21
Replies: 27
Views: 5,324
Posted By ACW418

PN, I went through North Luffenham in July...

PN,

I went through North Luffenham in July 1964.

ACW
17th Jul 2018, 11:34
Replies: 27
Views: 5,324
Posted By ACW418

At North Luffenham in the mid 1960's the...

At North Luffenham in the mid 1960's the explosive decompression was from 27,000 feet to 52,000 feet for V Force crews. 27,000 because that was the highest the Vulcan pressurisation let you go and...
3rd Jun 2018, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By ACW418

Just a thought. Worl is a place quite close to...

Just a thought. Worl is a place quite close to RAF Locking. I wonder if this was an outstation or satellite?

ACW
15th May 2018, 17:49
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By ACW418

No it starts at Watford. I know because all on my...

No it starts at Watford. I know because all on my crew were from south of Watford and I was a Cheshire lad. Two Navigators couldn't be wrong!

ACW
19th Apr 2018, 08:46
Replies: 45
Views: 9,985
Posted By ACW418

On the Vampire you lifted the nosewheel to...

On the Vampire you lifted the nosewheel to prevent Nose Wheel Shimmy which was pretty fierce. On the T11 if you got shimmy the instruments became unreadable. On the Vulcan B2 with the 301 engines we...
2nd Apr 2018, 16:43
Replies: 71
Views: 10,956
Posted By ACW418

Soloed at Sealand in a T31 Easter 1961 and like...

Soloed at Sealand in a T31 Easter 1961 and like Wander did my Flying Scholarship at Sywell with Les Hillditch but in 1962. Soloed on Austers at Easter but contracted appendicitis towards the end of...
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