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15th Nov 2020, 01:19
Replies: 38
Views: 7,728
Posted By oldpax

Mine clearance

As an aside to the Falklands demining it is still going on around the El Alamein battlefield.
12th Nov 2020, 08:31
Replies: 38
Views: 7,728
Posted By oldpax

Landmines

Has the UK stopped making anti personel mines?Where did Argentina get theirs??
5th Nov 2020, 05:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By oldpax

Agencies. Non aviation

Alter your CV to hydraulic systems,or any other non aviation definedskills.Try Cappo,Fircroft,NES ,Spencer-Ogden and Pmr(pwr??).googling should get all these.Would love to hear how you get on and...
30th Oct 2020, 04:12
Replies: 249
Views: 48,333
Posted By oldpax

Whirlwind

Would love to see one in the air!Probably no one left to talk about the experience !pity they never got the Merlins they wanted.
17th Oct 2020, 03:02
Replies: 15
Views: 6,200
Posted By oldpax

Mishaps

Twice as groundcrew I had two.....not one,bomb bay full of various ordnance drop to the concrete in front of me!Depth charges,smoke bombs sonobouys and the second time a torpedo.All down to the...
5th Oct 2020, 04:57
Replies: 40
Views: 6,694
Posted By oldpax

Seating arrangement.

I remember boarding an Air Inter Caravelle at Marseille and found my seat facing the rear and the seats in front of me facing forward! Maybe for the escape hatch?
24th Aug 2020, 06:26
Replies: 31
Views: 10,419
Posted By oldpax

Maybe planning a back door to China?!!!!

Maybe planning a back door to China?!!!!
7th Jul 2020, 06:03
Replies: 223
Views: 46,036
Posted By oldpax

Colonials

Brakedwell,
I also spent a couple of my formative years in delightful Aden helping to send various ordnances up into the hinterland.Never gave it thought people would get killed.I was lucky...
6th Jul 2020, 05:20
Replies: 223
Views: 46,036
Posted By oldpax

Outrage

Now we have Saudi Arabia with its ultra modern air force ( supplied by?) Bombing the cr...p out of the Yemen and not much being done to stop civilians being killed other than a few feeble newspaper...
7th May 2020, 07:39
Replies: 35
Views: 7,702
Posted By oldpax

My one and only flight in a Hastings was from...

My one and only flight in a Hastings was from Changi to Butterworth when I was doing my bit in confrontasi!On arrival at Butterworth a movements officer boarded and said "what are you lot doing...
5th May 2020, 03:43
Replies: 42
Views: 17,563
Posted By oldpax

That liquid blood was good for tomatoes!!

That liquid blood was good for tomatoes!!
30th Apr 2020, 04:38
Replies: 24
Views: 4,089
Posted By oldpax

I recall all those students who thought going...

I recall all those students who thought going onto the link trainer was beneath them(especially Cranwell students)and so they would be dozing along on an exercise and the AH would be switched...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2020, 04:10
Replies: 43
Views: 3,293
Posted By oldpax

here in Thailand I am 25k from the nearest city...

here in Thailand I am 25k from the nearest city so my breadmaker is a boon!I Its a bifinett which is a cheaapy from Aldi but it does the job Theres not much of a choice in the way of flour etc and I...
9th Apr 2020, 10:02
Replies: 66
Views: 19,709
Posted By oldpax

I will admit to reading facebook and several...

I will admit to reading facebook and several forums.The standard of written English by both male and female correspondents is abysmal.I do not profess to be any better but make far fewer mistakes.(No...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2020, 06:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By oldpax

When I lived in Plymouth my then partner used to...

When I lived in Plymouth my then partner used to take in Language students.One of them was a really nice Frenchman so my partners cuisine certainly sparkled that two weeks!Anyway he was good company...
8th Mar 2020, 03:39
Replies: 19,560
Views: 2,298,150
Posted By oldpax

Wake island!

Wake island!
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2020, 04:18
Replies: 45
Views: 5,288
Posted By oldpax

Any Grumps remember a short TV series called...

Any Grumps remember a short TV series called "Badger"? It was about a retired rubber plantation type who returned to The UK after retiring and was bewildered by the lifestyle he had landed in!Played...
16th Feb 2020, 11:59
Replies: 19,560
Views: 2,298,150
Posted By oldpax

Korea....the ladder things may be fish farms?

Korea....the ladder things may be fish farms?
14th Feb 2020, 03:00
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By oldpax

Amazon tablet

Oh Dear,
It looks like I made an expensive mistake!!My cheap book reader died so I got a friend to bring me one from England which I saw online .Its a Amazon "Fire"tablet.Now I find it will not...
13th Feb 2020, 11:02
Replies: 63
Views: 13,081
Posted By oldpax

Snowdrops??? Always Snoops!!!!

Snowdrops??? Always Snoops!!!!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2020, 10:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,866
Posted By oldpax

Well done girl!!!!The only way is Essex!!!

Well done girl!!!!The only way is Essex!!!
24th Jan 2020, 10:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By oldpax

How much Carbon (in fuel terms)does it take to...

How much Carbon (in fuel terms)does it take to make the Carbon fibres that things are made of ..Take the Dreamliner for example?
24th Jan 2020, 10:32
Replies: 93
Views: 52,228
Posted By oldpax

Wot?Aeroplanes cost millions and they have no...

Wot?Aeroplanes cost millions and they have no "really neat cup holders!!!" shackelton pilots often spilled coffee/tea /orange juice down the throttle box!!!
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2020, 04:15
Replies: 554
Views: 98,564
Posted By oldpax

I spent my working life(apart from my RAF...

I spent my working life(apart from my RAF service)starting and running power plants.Coal,Oil and gas but not Nuclear.Who shall I apologize to? Oh and my father was a coal miner all his life ,he died...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2020, 02:19
Replies: 36
Views: 3,961
Posted By oldpax

Cornish Jack,Aden Airways(run by BOAC)had an...

Cornish Jack,Aden Airways(run by BOAC)had an Argonaut in daily use.I used it to fly to Mombasa on leave!Engines sounded ok to me !!
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