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Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2014, 15:02
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,425,268
Posted By Hummingfrog

Interesting chat I had with a friend who sell...

Interesting chat I had with a friend who sell cars. The week of the referendum no sales:{. The following week he couldn't move for customers who were buying cars:D So local people were waiting for...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2014, 15:24
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,425,268
Posted By Hummingfrog

I know of people who voted SNP because it suited...

I know of people who voted SNP because it suited there personal circumstances. Kids at Uni -free, ill relative free prescriptions etc. So it was a good deal for them. :ok:They had no intention of...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2014, 14:52
Replies: 124
Views: 32,296
Posted By Hummingfrog

I had the experience of thinking I had landed on...

I had the experience of thinking I had landed on the wrong deck:{ there were 2 Sedco 71x's next to each other. We landed facing out to sea. No sign of HLO. Had we landed on wrong one. I swore I had...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2014, 11:59
Replies: 77
Views: 5,639
Posted By Hummingfrog

Winner NO Difference 7.2% Turnout 81.2%...

Winner NO

Difference 7.2%

Turnout 81.2%

Who Hoo!
23rd Jun 2014, 00:17
Replies: 36
Views: 6,439
Posted By Hummingfrog

Well done Charlie A real gentleman to fly...

Well done Charlie

A real gentleman to fly with. I will never forget flying out of Humberside to the rigs when radar informed me that I had an unidentified contact in my 2 O'clock. I couldn't...
22nd Jun 2014, 19:31
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

I thought I would post a couple of pictures, for...

I thought I would post a couple of pictures, for the railway fans, my dad took during his journeys to/from Canada.
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14th Jun 2014, 21:23
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Talking about cars - Dad has this shooting brake...

Talking about cars - Dad has this shooting brake as the "bloodwagon" at Terrell. Not sure if it could be as it isn't marked as such but in wartime anything goes:ok:

HF
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13th Jun 2014, 12:32
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Well I think it may be time to post some more...

Well I think it may be time to post some more pics from Dad's album of his time in Terell.
...
11th Jun 2014, 10:25
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Ormeside28 I will pass your experience of...

Ormeside28

I will pass your experience of becoming a glider pilot onto my Dad. He was disappointed to be posted as an instructor but I am sure that the possiblity of becoming a glider pilot would...
8th Jun 2014, 07:57
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

RAF Service Numbers can still indicate how you...

RAF Service Numbers can still indicate how you joined! My number starts with 262 which indicates I joined from University having been a VR member of the University Air Squadron first.

HF
4th Jun 2014, 14:10
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

A couple of visitors to Terrell. A Grumman J2F...

A couple of visitors to Terrell. A Grumman J2F Duck I believe as well as one of a formation of US Navy gliders who descended on Terrell. I am surprised that the US Navy had gliders as I wonder what...
4th Jun 2014, 11:22
Replies: 12,790
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Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi again - a couple of pictures of the Stearman...

Hi again - a couple of pictures of the Stearman from Dad's album - I believe they were painted yellow?

HF

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1st Jun 2014, 20:44
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

My Father's story continues with his posting to...

My Father's story continues with his posting to Montrose in Scotland. To answer a question about the location of the Officers' Mess dad believes it was a house in Rosemount to the NE of the airfield....
31st May 2014, 13:25
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Chugalug2 I am afraid I don't know what...

Chugalug2

I am afraid I don't know what class of loco it is - it is just a picture of what pulled Dad's train. He has always had an interest in steam engines as his father was a designer for...
29th May 2014, 21:10
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk68/squadron72...

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk68/squadron72/Dad%20Terrell/Building4_zpsc60e9ebc.jpg...
28th May 2014, 09:38
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Even in the USA you couldn't get away from some...

Even in the USA you couldn't get away from some bull. This was a parade through Terrell to show the flag. My Dad is in the second picture and I wonder what that crossroads looks like today.

I am...
27th May 2014, 19:57
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi Guys I wasn't quite sure where to start...

Hi Guys

I wasn't quite sure where to start so I though the rail journey may be of interest. I am sure the experts will identify the engine!!

HF

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27th May 2014, 13:11
Replies: 114
Views: 21,461
Posted By Hummingfrog

I was there late 1974 til late 1975 and must have...

I was there late 1974 til late 1975 and must have been so engrossed in the course that I didn't notice :{ their hobby :E

HF
26th May 2014, 10:18
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad has sent me about 300 photographs of his time...

Dad has sent me about 300 photographs of his time in the USA this is just a taster as I have to sort through them all.

HF
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25th May 2014, 09:40
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad's story continues with his view of the build...

Dad's story continues with his view of the build up to D-Day - it must have been an awe inspiring sight to see so much hardware being positioned yet not know what the plan was until you read it in...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2014, 23:06
Replies: 13
Views: 4,041
Posted By Hummingfrog

So sad to hear about Malcolm. He was always a...

So sad to hear about Malcolm. He was always a gentleman to fly with. My condolences to his family.

HF
22nd May 2014, 22:49
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

OffshoreSLF I will ask Dad about the...

OffshoreSLF

I will ask Dad about the Officers Mess location but I believe that it was in an old house which was demolished about 15-20yrs ago. He did have a brick from it as he was visiting the...
21st May 2014, 00:17
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad's arrival back in the UK. POST TERRELL -...

Dad's arrival back in the UK.

POST TERRELL - 1943 - 1946 Back in UK.

Arriving back in the UK at the docks in Liverpool we moved by train to Harrogate in Yorkshire from where we were all...
18th May 2014, 21:50
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

TH As far as he can remember "Wolverhampton"...

TH

As far as he can remember "Wolverhampton" was Halfpenny Green.

Danny

He recalls that nearly 50% of his course (12) at Terrell were chopped or killed (6?).

He also thinks that his...
16th May 2014, 10:58
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi TH I will ask him and post his reply. ...

Hi TH

I will ask him and post his reply.

As a comparison I did 158hrs (all day) in the Chipmunk over 4 years at University. This included about 60hrs solo as once you had reached PFB standard...
15th May 2014, 21:27
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi all Dad has given me his hours flown...

Hi all

Dad has given me his hours flown prior to and at Terrell.

28 EFTS Wolverhampton D.H 82 - 12.00 day
1. BFTS Terrell P.T 18 - 64.00 day 6.00 night
1. BFTS Terrell. ...
14th May 2014, 18:36
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi Danny The picture of the ST Tudno brings...

Hi Danny

The picture of the ST Tudno brings back memories of being in a lower saloon which was on the waterline so the portholes were covered in water when a bigger wave went past!

I have just...
11th May 2014, 23:22
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi Danny I will put those details to Dad....

Hi Danny

I will put those details to Dad. Ref Liverpool landing stage - I believe as a small boy I travelled via that stage on trips, with my grandfather, to Birkenhead and on the SS St Tudno to...
10th May 2014, 19:17
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

It is perhaps time to add further to my Dad's...

It is perhaps time to add further to my Dad's experiences at Terrell. So in his own woerds:-

Incident 3:- January 1943

Sometime in the latter weeks of January 1943 and only a few days after my...
28th Apr 2014, 22:48
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Andyl999 Thank you for the link and will...

Andyl999

Thank you for the link and will send it to Dad once I get home on Thursday. With reference to student records my Dad tried to get his RAF records a few years ago only to be told they had...
26th Apr 2014, 20:38
Replies: 75
Views: 38,461
Posted By Hummingfrog

The press can't be trusted at all:hmm: I was...

The press can't be trusted at all:hmm:

I was the Seaking SAR Flt Cdr when the Chinook crashed on an air test. Unfortunately a local saw the crash and rang the UK to say a helicopter had crashed....
25th Apr 2014, 09:47
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Leading on from Harrym's recollection of his nav...

Leading on from Harrym's recollection of his nav sortie of 80mls to Regina I post Dad's version of a similar sortie which ended tragically:{

This incident was the catalyst which saw the school in...
20th Apr 2014, 16:27
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad's story continues:- More advanced...

Dad's story continues:-

More advanced exercises were carried out and, slowly but surely, we were moving towards Wings Day.

But of course there were incidents: crosswind landings, ground...
20th Apr 2014, 12:20
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Hi I had a chat with Dad last night ref a...

Hi

I had a chat with Dad last night ref a few questions Danny had posed..

1. As far as American students on courses went there were none on his course - No12 at Terrell - he thinks that there...
19th Apr 2014, 15:20
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By Hummingfrog

Dad's story continues:ok: So we journeyed...

Dad's story continues:ok:


So we journeyed north and eventually entered Canada. We were told our destination was to be Moncton, New Brunswick, an RAF Air Crew Receiving Centre. We enjoyed our...
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