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1st Feb 2013, 10:04
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Posted By fredjhh

Fred's family thank you all for your LOVELY...

Fred's family thank you all for your LOVELY comments. He lived with us in the annexe for 8 years so we have a HUGE hole in our lives and we miss him terribly. We are having a memorial service in St...
1st Feb 2013, 09:56
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RIP Fred 6.3.21 - 2.11.12

No, not Fred - his daughter on his iMac. Dad sadly died on November 2nd after a debilitating struggle with bronchiectasis - having been a lifelong hater of smoking this was particularly cruel. I am...
8th Oct 2012, 13:03
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Posted By fredjhh

To Danny42C etc.

Still here, but only reading with nothing to contribute. Even typing this line is hard, but keep up this very interesting thread. Does any one know a cure for 'loss of taste'?
I haven't been...
16th Sep 2012, 13:43
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Posted By fredjhh

Dann42c, Chugalu2 and many others

Thank you for all your help, chaps. We seemed to have solved the problem. My wonderful daughter bought me an I-Pad, thinking it would be much easier for me to handle than my 16" Laptop. It is...
2nd Sep 2012, 14:23
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fredjhh

After a most miserable two weeks in a Rest Home, to give my family a much needed rest from me, I am back home. While away my grandson, in addition to working his vacation, has found my old diaries...
26th Aug 2012, 16:28
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Posted By fredjhh

APOLOGIES

To Danny42C

Never lose touch with Pprune. Re-joining has driven me up the wall.
I stopped regular communications when I finished my flying training but certain other points caught my eye and I...
6th Jul 2012, 14:27
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Posted By fredjhh

Cost of a Jumbo

There was no call for Elephants in the UK in WW2, but when my room mate left his Oxford at 6,000 feet, flying from Lyneham in 1941, he found he was presented with a “Bill” from the Instructors.

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6th Apr 2012, 17:37
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Posted By fredjhh

cliffnemo

To all Pprune's of this great thread. I received this e-mail a few moments ago.

Dear Fred,
I am the son of Clifford Leach.
Thanks for the kind letter which we received yesterday morning....
5th Apr 2012, 21:50
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Posted By fredjhh

Cliffnemo

I have obtained Cliff's home address and I have written to him, or to his family.
If I get a reply I will post it on the thread.
Fredjhh
2nd Apr 2012, 22:37
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Posted By fredjhh

Danny gets stuck

Now what? I could see by squinting sideways, and reach the spadegrip at full stretch. I could still fly, but I certainly couldn't land.

Shades of Saturday morning cinema in the 1920s. Last few...
1st Apr 2012, 22:32
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Posted By fredjhh

Straps, beds, rear springs, and the ATA!

a lever called the 'Pilot's Harness Release Lever' which is situated on the right on the outside front of the arm rest and attached to it (which can be raised so the pilot can get in or out of the...
12th Mar 2012, 11:06
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Posted By fredjhh

Halifax and Fox Moth

Rmventuri 2408
I never encountered difficult with the rudders until I was shot down.
The rudder trouble was a combination of the irregular airflow, as the Merlins were supposed to be set too...
10th Mar 2012, 10:55
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Posted By fredjhh

Danny42C 2400

Danny.
All Transit camps are basically the same, nothing much happens apart from meals and the occasional inspection or roll-call, while you wait for your posting to arrive. In fact, it must be much...
9th Mar 2012, 22:20
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Posted By fredjhh

Danny42c 2398

You are right. Most AFUs were based on SFTS schools.
I don't think the early bomb-aimers were "bribed" with commissions, - the Bomb Aimer I mentioned was 33, wealthy, and had spent two years as an...
9th Mar 2012, 19:06
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Danny42C 2396

One item of training in the UK which has not been mentioned is The Grading School. I first met some one who was at a grading school in late 1941, I think it was at Cliffe Pypard, and he explained...
7th Mar 2012, 16:43
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Posted By fredjhh

My thanks to Cliff and all who wished me a Happy...

My thanks to Cliff and all who wished me a Happy Birthday, yesterday. Does this mean I am "The Oldest Member" of this thread? Fredjhh
TO Petet 2385
Have you been aboard the re-built Halifax...
26th Feb 2012, 17:31
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Posted By fredjhh

""As skies were clear and blue every day, we...

""As skies were clear and blue every day, we didn't need them. We flew about in blissful ignorance. If there was more than a cloud or two in the sky, solo flying was cancelled."

Had this been the...
20th Feb 2012, 19:13
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Posted By fredjhh

Danny42c 2328

R.A.F. Flying Training. This list was pasted in Log books at EFTS.
A slightly different list was in SFTS training on Oxfords.

1. Air Experience
1a. Familiarity of...
17th Feb 2012, 14:30
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Posted By fredjhh

Danny42C 15.02.12

Training in England in 1941 the EFTs course was nominally 50 hours over six weeks, and the SFTS course 80 hours over ten weeks. I think the SFTS had been upgraded from 65 hours, and I did meet pilots...
10th Feb 2012, 14:02
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Posted By fredjhh

Petet 2303

ACRC at Babbacombe in 1941 all cadets were in civilian billets for the two weeks, so no kit lay out was taught. At 5 ITW in Torquay the lay out was shown on the first day, together with instruction...
7th Feb 2012, 17:25
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Posted By fredjhh

Petet 2296

No card for ordinary clothing.
Card for Flying Clothing. Form Number not known but I still have mine - somewhere. I got away with my flying helmet, goggles, and oxygen mask complete with...
7th Feb 2012, 11:26
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Posted By fredjhh

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TommyOv 2266
I had three days at Cardington. The second morning was devoted to Maths tests and General Knowledge. In the afternoon we had all the medicals. The hearing test amused me. The MO...
6th Feb 2012, 17:38
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Posted By fredjhh

ITW, Torquay

GLOJO: I was billetted in the TOORAK HOTEL. From Google Earth I can see the Hotel has been altered, but I can see the room I was in for six weeks, just above the front entrance.
DANNY42C:
We must...
18th Jan 2012, 18:05
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Posted By fredjhh

Cliff's Birthday

A Very Happy Birthday
to "young " Cliff
from FredJHH

What a wonderful Service History from Padhist. Keep the thread going.
9th Dec 2011, 17:06
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Posted By fredjhh

GoJo

GoJoa
Tours were generally 30 operations and usually completed in 6 months, - if you lasted that long. There was a time after D-Day when the number was increased because of the shorter distances,...
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