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22nd Jul 2019, 09:58
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Posted By ancientaviator62

When I was on 92 at Leconfield our line F/S was...

When I was on 92 at Leconfield our line F/S was an ex Blenheim AG. How I wish I had the sense to enquire a bit more.
24th Jun 2019, 14:43
Replies: 28
Views: 9,812
Posted By ancientaviator62

I had not heard about Mick either. RIP

I had not heard about Mick either. RIP
20th Jun 2019, 07:29
Replies: 60
Views: 14,008
Posted By ancientaviator62

At the small but very well laid out museum at...

At the small but very well laid out museum at Headcorn they have a 'V1' with a cockpit for a very brave pilot.
20th Jun 2019, 07:25
Replies: 28
Views: 9,812
Posted By ancientaviator62

Denis and I were from the same part of the world...

Denis and I were from the same part of the world and he always called me 'Wullie' (William being my forename) !
14th Jun 2019, 07:00
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

I think the glider snatch was used in a limited...

I think the glider snatch was used in a limited way IN ww2 using what else but the C47. May well be clips lurking in the usual video site. The RAF used the snatch in the Falklands but only for mail....
13th Jun 2019, 10:14
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

Just had a quick look through my log books. Lots...

Just had a quick look through my log books. Lots of SC ULLA drops (including a double !) but none at Hullavington. Mea culpa for the first wrong location but we did drop a lot on Abingdon . Still it...
13th Jun 2019, 09:25
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

pr00ne, you may well be right too. But...

pr00ne,
you may well be right too. But I will retrieve my logbooks and check again. Hullavington was used as a DZ by Lyneham for all manner of drops. Very convenient for all when 16 HD and...
13th Jun 2019, 09:20
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

TT, hello I am well thanks and I hope you...

TT,
hello I am well thanks and I hope you are. Yes SC was 'interesting' for ULLA and MSP come to that. For ULLA (single platform only if I recall) the traffic on the Cirencester road road...
13th Jun 2019, 07:03
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

LL, the very same Membury .the airfield was...

LL, the very same Membury .the airfield was bisected when the M4 was built. When the 'snatch' was being developed for use in the Falklands the WW2 snatch techniques were a starting point.
13th Jun 2019, 07:00
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

bspatz, you may be right but it is an...

bspatz,
you may be right but it is an old (faded illegible writing) slide and when I was with JATE I cannot find any entry in my log books of ULLA at Hullavington. Everything else but not...
12th Jun 2019, 07:50
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Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x661/hercules_ulla_abingdon_bc74cc89abf2ad14661a5485b676306c6106e972.jpg
Not very good pic shows a JATE ULLA drop at Abingdon
12th Jun 2019, 06:48
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

VP8, that certainly looks like the ones....

VP8,
that certainly looks like the ones. But I also seem to remember dropping ones without a cab too. My pics of them have gone 'walkies'.
I thought the Guy Martin DZ was Abingdon. It looked...
11th Jun 2019, 10:46
Replies: 27
Views: 6,260
Posted By ancientaviator62

ght, yes one of the RAF C130K models. Pic...

ght,
yes one of the RAF C130K models. Pic taken at the Shoreham Airshow . Because of the parking arrangements the Herc had to be positioned on the Friday before the show and could not leave...
11th Jun 2019, 07:45
Replies: 27
Views: 6,260
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/699x1024/hercules_shoreham_landie_ce9579d961e7c573ade4a5be37f2d3df3ab6b4dc.jpg
Her's one that did fit !
11th Jun 2019, 07:43
Replies: 27
Views: 6,260
Posted By ancientaviator62

Carried many Landrovers both for airlanding and...

Carried many Landrovers both for airlanding and airdrop and cannot remember any problems with them fitting into our C130K. I thought the internal dimensions of the J were the same as the 'standard'...
10th Jun 2019, 10:31
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,123,445
Posted By ancientaviator62

Joanne B, you sent me PM ref your...

Joanne B,
you sent me PM ref your father (ex Beverley and Hercules Air Engineer) but I am having difficulty persuading the system to reply to you. Perhaps you could post your queries on...
8th Jun 2019, 10:32
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x753/hercules_small_vehicle_roll_over_dc751a423dcb1c030afb40613d01d67ffb101bb3.jpg
Found another pic which I think is the Citroen I mentioned...
8th Jun 2019, 08:46
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

ShyTorque, yes and we also...

ShyTorque,
yes and we also dropped Husqvarna trail bikes as I recall. Along with some odd looking Citroen vehicle which was not keen on landing on the DZ. Not even the intrepid Guy...
7th Jun 2019, 11:48
Replies: 61
Views: 19,826
Posted By ancientaviator62

We were still experimenting with motorbike...

We were still experimenting with motorbike airdrop when I was at the trials unit in the mid 1970s. Some drops were more successful than others...
6th Jun 2019, 10:10
Replies: 104
Views: 35,376
Posted By ancientaviator62

Not heard any mention of RAF participation (apart...

Not heard any mention of RAF participation (apart from the 'Arrows'). I assume we put a least one C130 on the para jumps.
5th Jun 2019, 09:56
Replies: 33
Views: 7,207
Posted By ancientaviator62

Thanks for the clarification, I had somehow...

Thanks for the clarification, I had somehow missed that. And yes I am familiar with UTC/GMT/Z times.
5th Jun 2019, 07:23
Replies: 33
Views: 7,207
Posted By ancientaviator62

I am confused as to what time they will be over...

I am confused as to what time they will be over Beachy Head. Are we talking GMT or BST ?
5th Jun 2019, 06:39
Replies: 28
Views: 9,812
Posted By ancientaviator62

Just managed to access my log books and I did my...

Just managed to access my log books and I did my first Hercules trips on 242 with JS. Both on Feb 19 1968 in XV186 and XV 188. A class act and a true gentleman.
28th May 2019, 07:35
Replies: 28
Views: 9,812
Posted By ancientaviator62

Gerry Lukes was my mentor when I first became an...

Gerry Lukes was my mentor when I first became an AQM/ALM and gave me lots of sound advice which not only kept me out of trouble but materially aided my career progression. Another glass to raise...
28th May 2019, 07:32
Replies: 28
Views: 9,812
Posted By ancientaviator62

I am so sorry to hear that Denis Cumming has...

I am so sorry to hear that Denis Cumming has passed away. he and I went back a long way . All the way back to 92 Sqn as groundcrew. He became an AQM just before I did and then retrained as a pilot He...
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