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25th Nov 2019, 20:58
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Posted By HAS59

That may be because the topic is close to the...

That may be because the topic is close to the Maritime heart and has drawn comment from those of us who have lived for decades in Moray.
We have seen the Independence Issue grow from within...
25th Nov 2019, 14:21
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

SSBN Relocation

Once a suitable berth has been located, and agreed upon (which in reality means the Southwest Peninsular of England).

The size of a storage /handling facility could be addressed. This need not be...
25th Nov 2019, 14:18
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

Thank you for the clarification re the status of...

Thank you for the clarification re the status of the RNLI, I am aware of it's 'charitable' status ... and its many faults.
I had not intended to imply that it was a Government asset.
I had hoped to...
24th Nov 2019, 16:01
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

More than a Coastguard

Okay this has drifted a wee bit but ...

That was a rather selective answer to a puzzling question ... and you'll need more than a few coastwatchers.
A quick peek at what the UK Govt currently...
24th Nov 2019, 11:59
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

A ton of cash and effort has gone into making...

A ton of cash and effort has gone into making Lossie a key asset to the RAF, with presumably, the assumption that the Kingdom remains united.
This has quite naturally opened the debate of 'what if'...
22nd Nov 2019, 16:25
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

Lossie Andy

Sorry mate - I got all het up again. I hadn't realised the rogue prince was already the Hon Com of Lossie
Apologies for the confusion.
22nd Nov 2019, 13:59
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

Scots ...what?

More drifting ...
It's an awkward question but what is meant by Scots?
There are no accepted legal definitions of what is or is not 'Scots'. I know there is a difference between 'Scotch Beef' and...
22nd Nov 2019, 13:38
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

Berwick upon Tweed

An interesting Wikipedia link, thank you. I know this is ‘thread drift’ but I am honour and duty bound to reply …

We Berwickers are aware that the town has changed hands between Scotland and...
20th Nov 2019, 15:20
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

Mil-26Man...

Mil-26Man (https://www.pprune.org/members/356842-mil-26man)
Flawed logic there old chap ... The UK Independent Deterrent is in Scottish territory - there's no way that this asset would end up in...
19th Nov 2019, 12:04
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

Video Mixdown...

Video Mixdown (https://www.pprune.org/members/324931-video-mixdown),

I guess the Scottish Independence Party (for that is what they are) think that because income tax raised in Scotland was used...
17th Nov 2019, 21:56
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

alwayslookingup...

alwayslookingup (https://www.pprune.org/members/183409-alwayslookingup)
Good dit
You forgot to mention the Wales and Berwick Act 1746 in the union. As far as Wales goes ... it lasted until the...
16th Nov 2019, 17:21
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

Dominator2...

Dominator2 (https://www.pprune.org/members/232185-dominator2)
If you think that we are not facing a very real threat from the North and East then you clearly have not been paying attention.
The...
16th Nov 2019, 01:17
Replies: 165
Views: 56,082
Posted By HAS59

cessnapete...

cessnapete (https://www.pprune.org/members/95137-cessnapete),
We've had our frontline assets in foreign countries before when facing a threat. RAF Germany worked fine, if Scotland (and Wales) went...
23rd Jun 2019, 05:44
Replies: 14
Views: 9,752
Posted By HAS59

Young Sergeants

I do recall a number of the more senior members of the WO & Sgt's mess at the time grumbling about 'Baby Sergeants' when referring to the young siggies livening up the mess. Perhaps that explains it.
22nd Jun 2019, 15:33
Replies: 14
Views: 9,752
Posted By HAS59

... and in the titling strip the RFDGP refers to...

... and in the titling strip the RFDGP refers to the camera type and film used = Reconnaissance Framing Daylight Ground Panchromatic. in this case Ground = hand-held rather than a fixed installation...
15th Mar 2019, 12:36
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By HAS59

for Davef68 ...

for Davef68 (https://www.pprune.org/members/299905-davef68) who asked ''What else were they going to do with them?''

Well having wished I could have seen some examples of previous RAF aircraft...
13th Mar 2019, 22:41
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By HAS59

We were there, on the hill on the road to...

We were there, on the hill on the road to Burghead. I know the memory does tricks but I recall seeing more than one Bucc for the 'final' flight. Very impressive, the eldest son still talks about it....
20th Feb 2019, 06:40
Replies: 24
Views: 4,245
Posted By HAS59

I agree entirely with you, my example illustrated...

I agree entirely with you, my example illustrated this. We ought to be paying our all of our flyers a proper wage (whether actually flying or on a ground tour supporting the flying). There will of...
19th Feb 2019, 10:28
Replies: 24
Views: 4,245
Posted By HAS59

Bespoke Pay Band

Xenolith ... that's not a bad idea although I suspect it would take a bit of time to manage and may well end up with a sliding-scale within the band. As for when it applies (actual flying or ground...
18th Feb 2019, 22:52
Replies: 24
Views: 4,245
Posted By HAS59

Why doesn't Spec Aircrew Flying Pay form part of...

Why doesn't Spec Aircrew Flying Pay form part of RAF Pension?Because although it is called 'Flying Pay' it is in fact an allowance, something added on top of pay and not pay itself. I remember there...
23rd Dec 2018, 15:00
Replies: 14
Views: 4,206
Posted By HAS59

I lead the team doing the initial air photo...

I lead the team doing the initial air photo analysis of the scene. The images will never fade. Even now 30 years on and the truth of who did what and why is still not out there. RIP to those involved...
9th Dec 2017, 12:09
Replies: 399
Views: 136,819
Posted By HAS59

Goudie, If the Reds had ever decided to 'Go...

Goudie,

If the Reds had ever decided to 'Go West' they'd have received the shock of their lives.

Yes we did take comfort into the field when we deployed with the Harriers - but we also took...
14th Nov 2017, 05:49
Replies: 399
Views: 136,819
Posted By HAS59

Midge Drone - vertical take-off

More BAOR than RAFG but still aviation related ...

Perhaps Crromwellman can give us the full story of the time when a drone (a proper drone) left the launch-rail and went straight up. The...
22nd Aug 2017, 19:56
Replies: 7
Views: 2,300
Posted By HAS59

There's one in the shed, I'll see if I can dig...

There's one in the shed,
I'll see if I can dig it out in the morning.
Phantom dots were different to the Harrier stuff
Just dots but with the overlay you got height, bearing and speed etc,
I...
22nd Feb 2017, 00:29
Replies: 32
Views: 8,843
Posted By HAS59

okay Nuclear Generator, thanks Fonsini for...

okay Nuclear Generator, thanks Fonsini for putting me straight. I was thinking back to the days when Kosmos 954 came down over Canada scattering nuclear debris over a wide area. There are a lot of...
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