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20th May 2019, 08:39
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Posted By Nugget90

I well remember the event described by Chugalug2,...

I well remember the event described by Chugalug2, for that date in 1963 was my 22nd birthday which is why my Hastings crew (I was a first tour co-pilot) was placed in reserve so that once the last...
3rd Mar 2019, 12:58
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Posted By Nugget90

Although I retired as a Flight Operations...

Although I retired as a Flight Operations Inspector in 2001, I doubt that I could really be considered qualified today to comment on the current activities undertaken by the UK CAA with regard to...
3rd Mar 2019, 08:18
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Posted By Nugget90

Regarding the observation that at one stage CAA...

Regarding the observation that at one stage CAA Flight Operations and Air Taxi Operations Inspectors did not have authority to board and inspect foreign registered aircraft, this is quite correct....
10th Jan 2019, 07:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By Nugget90

Brooklands museum in Surrey has a P1127 and also...

Brooklands museum in Surrey has a P1127 and also a Harrier one of their new hangars.
31st Dec 2018, 11:04
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Posted By Nugget90

Having just read Chugalug2's comments upon...

Having just read Chugalug2's comments upon co-pilot solos in Hastings brought back memories of those challenging days! Chug and I, having navigated our course through Cranwell, and then Oakington in...
31st Dec 2018, 10:21
Replies: 57
Views: 11,310
Posted By Nugget90

Ah yes, I remember British Guiana, for I was a...

Ah yes, I remember British Guiana, for I was a co-pilot in Hastings 340 from RAF Colerne that landed at Atkinson Air Force Base (Georgetown) in June 1964. We were on a training flight the purpose of...
31st Dec 2018, 09:55
Replies: 60
Views: 19,516
Posted By Nugget90

Having seen additional information given above...

Having seen additional information given above some observations might be drawn from the plan view time-lapse sequence:

KLM 875, SE-bound at FL 330, did not change from his assigned FL.

BR 61,...
17th Sep 2018, 09:20
Replies: 82
Views: 6,650
Posted By Nugget90

A Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on...

A Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday 2018

I was privileged once again to be invited to yesterday's Battle of Britain Service in Westminster Abbey insofar as my...
15th Apr 2018, 16:02
Replies: 45
Views: 9,047
Posted By Nugget90

BLEU in the 1970s My last flying tour in the...

BLEU in the 1970s

My last flying tour in the RAF, having been on Hastings, Hercules and VC10s beforehand, was to be with the BLEU Flight at RAE Bedford where between 1975 and 77 our main trials...
27th Sep 2017, 07:56
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Views: 1,116,947
Posted By Nugget90

C130As of No 36 Sqn RAAF

That photo of A97-209 flying over the Blue Mountains brings back many very happy memories of the time, 1965 to 1967, when I had the great pleasure of being first a co-pilot and then a captain with...
26th Sep 2017, 14:48
Replies: 119
Views: 26,447
Posted By Nugget90

Vietnam Medals In reply to the observation...

Vietnam Medals

In reply to the observation made by Nutloose in post 102 it might help if I described in brief what awards with 'Vietnam' in the title were available to ANZAC forces in the period...
16th Sep 2017, 15:41
Replies: 138
Views: 27,765
Posted By Nugget90

Until my late father was posted overseas to...

Until my late father was posted overseas to India, he wrote often to his parents and - thankfully - my grandmother kept many of these letters, the contents of which provide a fascinating commentary...
29th May 2017, 17:20
Replies: 229
Views: 54,481
Posted By Nugget90

LS&GC Medal Eligibility In his post No 62 on...

LS&GC Medal Eligibility

In his post No 62 on this thread, Leon suggested that a way forward might be for the MOD to issue a certificate to veterans who satisfied all of the criteria relating to...
23rd May 2017, 13:22
Replies: 229
Views: 54,481
Posted By Nugget90

An Anomaly not Corrected The anomaly that...

An Anomaly not Corrected

The anomaly that existed for many years was that Regular Service (RS) officers in the UK Armed Services had not had their long, voluntary service recognised by the award...
28th Apr 2017, 22:02
Replies: 34
Views: 6,112
Posted By Nugget90

Pilot - Peer Assistance Network It may be...

Pilot - Peer Assistance Network

It may be that some who read this thread don't know that the UK Civil Aviation Authority is setting up a Peer - Pilot Assistance Network whose purpose is to provide...
26th Apr 2017, 08:40
Replies: 40
Views: 5,211
Posted By Nugget90

ANZAC Day in London 2017 In the mid 1960s I...

ANZAC Day in London 2017

In the mid 1960s I had the great pleasure of spending three years on exchange with No 36 Squadron RAAF, then based at Richmond outside Sydney, flying C130A Hercules...
11th Mar 2017, 13:25
Replies: 170
Views: 84,668
Posted By Nugget90

RAF Hullavington in the 1940s - in the midst of...

RAF Hullavington in the 1940s - in the midst of WWII

My late father, after completing his QFI training, was posted to No 9 Service Flying Training School, RAF Hullavington, on the 5th of June...
6th Mar 2017, 07:45
Replies: 9
Views: 2,714
Posted By Nugget90

Re Post No 6, I received no language training...

Re Post No 6, I received no language training prior to my exchange tour in Australia, where I flew C130 A Model Hercules in the 1960s, so instead was forced to spend more than a few very pleasant...
28th Feb 2017, 09:01
Replies: 12,664
Views: 3,485,237
Posted By Nugget90

Chug2's post No 10261 reminded me of my first...

Chug2's post No 10261 reminded me of my first tour, also on Hastings, at RAF Colerne in the early 1960's when we had to rely upon the ACR7 to guide us home after we had first landed at Lyneham to...
19th Feb 2017, 10:55
Replies: 62
Views: 16,252
Posted By Nugget90

Gordon Field has provided some really interesting...

Gordon Field has provided some really interesting background information into the early years of the Single Engine IMC Panel's deliberations, to which I - an experienced transport aeroplane pilot,...
22nd Oct 2016, 09:03
Replies: 240
Views: 46,658
Posted By Nugget90

Onceapilot suggested in post 199 that anyone keen...

Onceapilot suggested in post 199 that anyone keen to see the LS Medal made official for retired officers should write to the Defence Secretary, etc.

Well, I did just that in June 2015, addressing...
13th Oct 2016, 07:37
Replies: 12,664
Views: 3,485,237
Posted By Nugget90

There has been talk of an elusive 'SEAC News',...

There has been talk of an elusive 'SEAC News', and although I know nothing of this I do have two copies of the "Journal of the Air Forces India and Far East Edition"Volume 2 Nos 2 and 9 dated 10th of...
4th Oct 2016, 19:21
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,116,947
Posted By Nugget90

Co-Pilot Solo

Catching up on this thread, I note the discussion on 'co-pilot solo' in Hastings aircraft.

I was a co-pilot on No 103 Hastings conversion course at Thorney Island in early 1963 - you know, when we...
19th Apr 2016, 08:38
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Views: 3,485,237
Posted By Nugget90

RAAF Sabres of No 76 Squadron

Just catching up on this thread! Whilst on exchange with No 36 Squadron RAAF (C130A) I flew up to Townsville from Richmond for the Air Display where I photographed this line-up of RAAF Sabres of No...
19th Apr 2016, 08:17
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By Nugget90

Chinooks in SVN 1966

Further to the photo of a Chinook bringing in fuel drums to a DZ in South Vietnam, I have one I took on departure from Vung Tau on 31 March 1966, as seen from the flight deck of a C130 A of No 36...
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