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23rd Jul 2016, 10:23
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Burtonwood Aviator. Well sad; You must be BT; I...

Burtonwood Aviator. Well sad; You must be BT; I m MJA!!i
22nd Apr 2016, 17:02
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Air Cadets grounded

Can someone please tell us JM's background? JP
19th Feb 2016, 16:33
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Air Cadets Grounded

What we had in those far off days was heaps of experience. The instructors at No 1 Gliding Centre Hawkinge claimed that between them they had flown every aircraft in the RAF inventory- and the flt lt...
19th Feb 2016, 10:09
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Air Cadets Grounded

POBJOY. No, it was Christchurch- chosen as possible diversion because there was an Air Cadet gliding school there. JP
18th Feb 2016, 14:25
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Air Cadets Grounded

POBJOY. I reply to your earlier, on June 8th 1961 !!! I aerotowed a Prefect from St Eval to Halesland, with Freddie Hillman as the towee. We had arranged that if we were running short of fuel by the...
16th Feb 2016, 15:39
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Posted By John Purdey

Halesland.

The success of Halesland was almost entirely due to dear old Robbie, who found the place and named it after the local landowner from whom he arranged the sale -Mr Hale. He was sorely missed, but at...
2nd Feb 2016, 17:33
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Posted By John Purdey

AC Gliding.

Well said Clunkdriver. In my day (1960s) we had one Sqn Ldr to whom all 27 Gliding Schools and 2 Gliding Centres reported. He had 2 (very experienced) JEngos, who had roaming technical oversight,...
7th Dec 2015, 17:26
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Posted By John Purdey

Geriaviator. Thread drift I know, but I do not...

Geriaviator. Thread drift I know, but I do not recall ever hearing of a silver cross badge on uniforms for defenders of Malta. Can you enlighten us?
25th Nov 2015, 15:37
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Ar Cadets Grounded

Chugalug. I think you and I have been here before, but please give us chapter and verse for "From minister downwards it has been officially declared, in writing, that to issue an order to disregard...
20th Nov 2015, 15:44
Replies: 22
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Posted By John Purdey

Falklands

What on earth is the MOD PR empire doing if it does not pick up on a splendid story like this??
16th Nov 2015, 12:07
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Views: 200,219
Posted By John Purdey

Khormaksar

Fareast Driver. The hotel I sayed at in Karachi in 1954 was Mrs Minwallahs Grand Hotel. Grand it cetainly was not, but is this the same one?
31st Aug 2015, 14:16
Replies: 25
Views: 7,833
Posted By John Purdey

Accidents at SekKong

Unable to help with helicopters at SekKong, but between 1954 and 1957, we lost five in fatal accidents on Vampires at SekKong, and two more fatals of pilots from 28 who were away on detatchments. (I...
26th Jul 2014, 17:56
Replies: 15
Views: 3,843
Posted By John Purdey

Was this same Sismore not the Staish at Bruggen...

Was this same Sismore not the Staish at Bruggen in in1966?
26th Jul 2014, 17:52
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Posted By John Purdey

Luqa.

Night Owl. I agree very stronly with you on Luqa, but then I was the Staish!!
26th Jul 2014, 17:41
Replies: 29
Views: 4,977
Posted By John Purdey

Filthy

Have the mods seen item No2?
16th Jun 2014, 12:08
Replies: 75
Views: 14,609
Posted By John Purdey

Gerontocrat. Glad you enjoyed the Hal; Far/Luqa...

Gerontocrat. Glad you enjoyed the Hal; Far/Luqa camp. I was the Staish, and because I had (many years before) been Tg 1 at HQ Air, I knew the ropes and thus had the bright idea of using the spare...
6th Jun 2014, 10:41
Replies: 114
Views: 18,303
Posted By John Purdey

A Cranwell Education

The1 is right. The course was indeed 3 years long. It contailed many utterly redundant academic items, such as, just for example, a very detailed treatment of thermodynamics. But the man weakness...
15th Nov 2013, 11:33
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Views: 3,697,076
Posted By John Purdey

Gaining a pilots brevet in WW1

Danny. The German use of cellars as air raid shelters was fine until the authorities in cities such as Dresden came up with the bright idea of knocking down the walls between cellars so that the...
30th Mar 2013, 10:28
Replies: 165
Views: 32,431
Posted By John Purdey

North Korean Threat

Let us all hope it is just hot air, because under the Treaty of Washington 1954, all the allies who had taken part in the Korean War agreed that '..in the event of any renewal of hostilities, the...
14th Jan 2013, 11:55
Replies: 88
Views: 32,113
Posted By John Purdey

Burmese Spitfires

Drifting away somewhat, but reinforcements for the Middle East during the N Africa campaign were ferried through the Takoradi (W Africa) route, ie a cross very inhospitable terrain with virtually no...
14th Jan 2013, 09:31
Replies: 88
Views: 32,113
Posted By John Purdey

Burmese Spitfires

Nutloose. Your post leads to another interesting question; why send aircraft in crates rather than simply ferrying them out? Surely a ferry would have been faster and cheaper than a sea passage, and...
13th Jan 2013, 19:04
Replies: 88
Views: 32,113
Posted By John Purdey

Burmese Spitfires

Not wishing to spoil a good story, but in 1945 the RAF dispatched a Sqn of Spitfires to Saigon to help the French to reassume control of the then French Indo-China, and a whole Wing of Spitfires as...
21st Jun 2012, 13:58
Replies: 300
Views: 746,249
Posted By John Purdey

Spitfires buried in Burma

Good question. I was wondering the same. Anybody know the answer?
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2012, 09:46
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By John Purdey

Try the Militsary Aviation thread.

Try the Militsary Aviation thread.
14th Jul 2011, 11:27
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,051,314
Posted By John Purdey

Chinook

Dalek. Your... "K52, Cazatou, John Purdey with a new head."... not me, chief. John Purdey
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