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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 13:14
Replies: 56
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Controversial? You're not kidding! Perhaps my...

Controversial? You're not kidding! Perhaps my opinion of this dire remake aren't really valid, as I've never managed to get more than 30 minutes into it before giving up. The moment in the...
23rd Feb 2021, 13:15
Replies: 40
Views: 6,366
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Thanks for the answers chaps - very interesting. ...

Thanks for the answers chaps - very interesting. Final question, did the chap responsible for introducing this dog's breakfast get promoted, or perhaps an OBE?

Re Victor back seaters, Beagle, I...
23rd Feb 2021, 01:23
Replies: 40
Views: 6,366
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Perhaps someone who has all the gen can tell us...

Perhaps someone who has all the gen can tell us about the ill-fated proposal for an extending "tube" which could be deployed in flight to allow the aircrew to escape by sliding down it and emerge...
23rd Feb 2021, 01:08
Replies: 99
Views: 16,076
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Going back to a less controversial part of this...

Going back to a less controversial part of this thread, that statement isn't strictly correct. Whereas officers' decorations (DSC,MC,DFC etc) were traditionally issued unnamed, merely dated, since 1...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 00:49
Replies: 70
Views: 6,304
Posted By Tankertrashnav

https://booko.com.au/products/search...product_typ...

https://booko.com.au/products/search...product_type=1 (https://booko.com.au/products/search?q=Longitude&product_type=1)

Thanks for that link tjtjrt , not because I want to buy the book (although I...
20th Feb 2021, 13:33
Replies: 99
Views: 16,076
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I am pretty sure that the answer is no. The medal...

I am pretty sure that the answer is no. The medal office will make an initial issue of medals which were not issued at the time, or subsequently, and they will also issue replacements (so marked) to...
18th Feb 2021, 23:28
Replies: 19
Views: 3,320
Posted By Tankertrashnav

That would be hilarious, K & C, if it wasn't...

That would be hilarious, K & C, if it wasn't pathetic. Lucky for you you didn't have a moustache - in 1977 that was probably cast iron proof of being gay in the SIB's eyes.
18th Feb 2021, 00:38
Replies: 19
Views: 3,320
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Not so. I was at a reunion and chatted to an old...

Not so. I was at a reunion and chatted to an old chum who had risen to the position of RAF Provost Marshal back in the early 90s (a one star post in those days). From what I could gather much of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2021, 01:10
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Did you know that Aces High is actually a rewrite...

Did you know that Aces High is actually a rewrite of Journey's End by R.C.Sherriff? In the original play,which was written in the 1920s, the action takes place in the trenches in the lead up to a big...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Feb 2021, 12:50
Replies: 57
Views: 3,686
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Apparently no less than 23 Plymouth Furies (or...

Apparently no less than 23 Plymouth Furies (or similar lookalikes) were used in the making of the film. One has been rescued and restored and is owned by a collector, who has reputedly turned down...
2nd Feb 2021, 12:38
Replies: 299
Views: 72,326
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Bit of thread drift, but what about using post...

Bit of thread drift, but what about using post nominals to indicate an order or decoration (OBE, DFC etc)? Never had anything like that myself but I'm damn sure I would use them at every opportunity...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2021, 00:27
Replies: 27
Views: 2,621
Posted By Tankertrashnav

When my son was a young teenager we used to watch...

When my son was a young teenager we used to watch these programmes together when Mrs TTN was on night duty. The twists at the end of the tales were so predictable that we used to call the series...
24th Jan 2021, 18:49
Replies: 299
Views: 72,326
Posted By Tankertrashnav

. I know what you mean, but I always have a...

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I know what you mean, but I always have a problem with that one. When I was a kid in Scotland, only those from the working class talked about pudding (pronounced "pudd'n"). Those who aspired...
23rd Jan 2021, 01:27
Replies: 299
Views: 72,326
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Re surgeons being called "Mister" I had an...

Re surgeons being called "Mister"

I had an appointment to see a consultant urologist about a bladder problem. At reception, I was told I would not be seeing the chap I was expecting but was told I...
21st Jan 2021, 01:07
Replies: 299
Views: 72,326
Posted By Tankertrashnav

A recently retired admiral came to live in the...

A recently retired admiral came to live in the village. On his first visit to the pub he was asked by the landlord how he preferred to be addressed. "Either admiral, or Sir John, I don't mind...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2021, 00:39
Replies: 6,613
Views: 421,544
Posted By Tankertrashnav

As a Brit I always admire the US national anthem,...

As a Brit I always admire the US national anthem, especially when compared to our own dismal dirge. You did well picking an old English drinking song for the melody, but I do like the words as well....
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2021, 00:28
Replies: 57
Views: 3,686
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Look (and listen) carefully and Morse's Mk II Jag...

Look (and listen) carefully and Morse's Mk II Jag seems to have had a hard life. The doors have to be slammed noisily instead of shutting with a satisfying "clunk". Also the engine sounds frankly...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2021, 13:29
Replies: 57
Views: 3,686
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I watch loads of old British films on Talking...

I watch loads of old British films on Talking Pictures TV just to see the cars - not classics, particularly, just lots of old Rileys, Sunbeams, Wolseleys etc and many other makes which have long...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2021, 13:12
Replies: 45
Views: 3,006
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Never listened to Jeremy Vine ever. This has been...

Never listened to Jeremy Vine ever. This has been achieved by not listening to Radio Two at any time. Don't think he ever turns up on Radio 3 or 4, not when I have been listening at any rate.

I...
14th Jan 2021, 23:56
Replies: 21
Views: 6,366
Posted By Tankertrashnav

As the initiator of this thread I am delighted to...

As the initiator of this thread I am delighted to learn that Tony is fit and well. I have also heard from him by email - he is at a loss to understand why he never received my original email, so I...
11th Jan 2021, 12:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I realise the "Spitfire women" tag has stuck, but...

I realise the "Spitfire women" tag has stuck, but it should be remembered that the ATA were also tasked with delivering multi engined aircraft such as Lancasters flying single pilot, with no help...
9th Jan 2021, 01:18
Replies: 74
Views: 23,223
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I'm not offended by nose art, naked ladies or...

I'm not offended by nose art, naked ladies or otherwise, I just think it is generally pretty tacky and does nothing to enhance the looks of the aircraft. There is currently a discussion on the V...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2021, 00:54
Replies: 41
Views: 3,423
Posted By Tankertrashnav

After retirement I took a part time job at a...

After retirement I took a part time job at a local service station. One quiet Sunday afternoon a German tourist on a bike rode onto the forecourt, parked his bike against the shop wall, sat down and...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2021, 00:39
Replies: 75
Views: 5,863
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Don't you remember your poetry from school, LR ? ...

Don't you remember your poetry from school, LR ?

"At Flores,in the Azores, Sir Richard Grenville lay
And a pinnace, like a flutter'd bird came flying from far away..."

(from The Revenge, by...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2020, 01:04
Replies: 64
Views: 5,003
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Very good! Actually my then girfriend who was...

Very good! Actually my then girfriend who was beside me refused to join in with the screaming (she was really a Stones fan). She had the last laugh, she kept her ticket, which she sold to a...
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