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20th May 2017, 02:35
Replies: 11
Views: 4,410
Posted By maxburner

Russ was a great chap to have around. Always...

Russ was a great chap to have around. Always good company. We raised a glass to him last night. RIP old friend.
26th Sep 2015, 21:15
Replies: 37
Views: 14,859
Posted By maxburner

My deepest sympathy to Louis' family at this very...

My deepest sympathy to Louis' family at this very sad and shocking news. I had the pleasure of serving with Louis and I have always held him in the highest regard. He will be missed. RIP old friend.
3rd Sep 2014, 10:50
Replies: 12
Views: 5,029
Posted By maxburner

Paul's funeral will be on 9 September, 2 pm, St...

Paul's funeral will be on 9 September, 2 pm, St Cuthberts, Lytham .
1st Sep 2014, 15:31
Replies: 12
Views: 5,029
Posted By maxburner

Paul Hopkins.

With a heavy heart I pass on the sad news that Paul Hopkins has lost the fight with Motor Neuron Disease.

Paul had a distinguished career in the RAF and went on to become the Chief Test Pilot at...
12th Aug 2014, 15:12
Replies: 632
Views: 320,550
Posted By maxburner

I find myself agreeing with Dominator. Whilst...

I find myself agreeing with Dominator. Whilst it's very good to see 891 looking so well presrved, she really should be in 228 / 64 colours. As fine a squadron as 41 were, they never 'owned' 891 and...
23rd May 2014, 13:00
Replies: 34
Views: 9,743
Posted By maxburner

Very interesting to see the other side's poiint...

Very interesting to see the other side's poiint of view once in a while.
Talking of hours, I got my 1000 hrs F4 one year into my second tour.

It's a great shame that this, and many other...
31st Mar 2014, 07:37
Replies: 58
Views: 11,429
Posted By maxburner

A very good programme it was! The footage taken...

A very good programme it was! The footage taken on the raid was remarkable. You have to have some sympathy for the poor guys aboard the ship when the 12,000 pound bomb hit.
29th Jan 2014, 17:35
Replies: 43
Views: 18,013
Posted By maxburner

Sad news indeed. Bean was one of the good guys. ...

Sad news indeed. Bean was one of the good guys. I'll miss him. We raised a glass in his honour today.

Doesn't surprise me in the least that Tim rose to the challenge to deliver the bad news.
13th Jan 2014, 16:01
Replies: 49
Views: 13,936
Posted By maxburner

My recollection from the late 70s was, following...

My recollection from the late 70s was, following a fast jet ejection into a very stormy North Sea, the helicopter winchman died attempting the rescue. The F4 at that time had a 35 kt crosswind limit....
13th Nov 2013, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By maxburner

I see Wiggy's navigation hasn't improved.

I see Wiggy's navigation hasn't improved.
2nd Feb 2013, 10:04
Replies: 80
Views: 20,147
Posted By maxburner

You have to wonder who this is aimed at. It...

You have to wonder who this is aimed at. It looks very amateur.
1st Feb 2013, 21:25
Replies: 48
Views: 16,409
Posted By maxburner

I flew one of the F4 intercepts on the trial...

I flew one of the F4 intercepts on the trial (Alvernia, if I remember correctly) in 1979. We did a head-on, snap up. The contact range was huge, probably 70+ miles, giving us plenty of time to...
1st Feb 2013, 16:36
Replies: 39
Views: 6,903
Posted By maxburner

Coffman; If I read your post correctly you seem...

Coffman; If I read your post correctly you seem to link the arrival of the Js with the F3. In fact the Js were procured to replace the F4Ms that went south to Stanley.
7th Jan 2013, 18:50
Replies: 42
Views: 12,142
Posted By maxburner

Good post Dominator. Having spent some time on...

Good post Dominator. Having spent some time on the OEU and then in MOD I think the average front line pilot or nav would be amazed at the opportunities missed to update an in-service aircraft , in...
24th Nov 2012, 18:47
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By maxburner

Ditto. Stay safe boys and girls.

Ditto. Stay safe boys and girls.
11th Nov 2012, 11:19
Replies: 98
Views: 18,884
Posted By maxburner

My wife and I are back from our English church...

My wife and I are back from our English church here in Spain, where we had a very moving Remembrance service. The Spanish ask us why we are all wearing poppies and I try, in my awful Spanish, to...
5th Sep 2012, 16:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By maxburner

I've found the Veterans Agency to be very...

I've found the Veterans Agency to be very helpful. Or you might try the Royal Engineers at Chatham Barracks.
29th Aug 2012, 06:37
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By maxburner

Thanks everyone, and thanks to Always.. for the...

Thanks everyone, and thanks to Always.. for the phone numbers - very helpful.

MB
28th Aug 2012, 06:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By maxburner

Many thanks.

Many thanks.
27th Aug 2012, 19:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By maxburner

Tracing a Service Record

Can anyone give me a pointer as to how to go about tracing an outline service history?

A friend of the family has very recently died and his relatives would like to know (I think urgently) where...
4th Jul 2012, 17:52
Replies: 144
Views: 118,913
Posted By maxburner

Rest in peace chaps. May God comfort their...

Rest in peace chaps. May God comfort their families.
28th Mar 2012, 06:46
Replies: 48
Views: 23,558
Posted By maxburner

Congratulations Sir! Well deserved. One of the...

Congratulations Sir! Well deserved. One of the nicest guys it's been my pleasure to work with and for.
23rd Mar 2012, 07:51
Replies: 6
Views: 3,273
Posted By maxburner

The sad passing of another good man. RIP.

The sad passing of another good man. RIP.
12th Feb 2012, 12:36
Replies: 45
Views: 14,393
Posted By maxburner

Newt, that incident had nothing to do with Battle...

Newt, that incident had nothing to do with Battle Flight / QRA.
4th Dec 2011, 16:06
Replies: 17
Views: 7,752
Posted By maxburner

I watched a TV programme on the operation a few...

I watched a TV programme on the operation a few weeks back - don't remember the channel- and a lot of the new stealth features were mentioned. I think the cat is truly out of the bag on this one....
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