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6th Feb 2019, 20:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,776
Posted By 1.3VStall

Can anyone give me a steer on what the actual...

Can anyone give me a steer on what the actual DZ(s) will be on 5th June? I have already booked my ferries and a campsite near Ranville for 3rd - 8th June and I am planning to visit Duxford on 2nd...
10th Jan 2019, 09:39
Replies: 166
Views: 15,447
Posted By 1.3VStall

First solo in a Kirby Cadet Mk III (aka as a...

First solo in a Kirby Cadet Mk III (aka as a T.31) on my 23rd winch launch at RAF Spitalgate in May 1966. (I'm still flying nearly 53 years later!).
5th Jan 2019, 11:30
Replies: 57
Views: 10,349
Posted By 1.3VStall

Yes, I've quaffed many a "charlie" under that...

Yes, I've quaffed many a "charlie" under that beam in my mis-spent youth. Happy days indeed!
4th Jan 2019, 10:16
Replies: 27
Views: 7,453
Posted By 1.3VStall

The story was on BBC Breakfast earlier - well...

The story was on BBC Breakfast earlier - well done Dan Walker and good luck Tony!
2nd Jan 2019, 18:28
Replies: 27
Views: 7,453
Posted By 1.3VStall

Get in touch with Lakenheath!

Get in touch with Lakenheath!
17th Dec 2018, 09:45
Replies: 41
Views: 6,024
Posted By 1.3VStall

And don't forget that when Neil Armstrong walked...

And don't forget that when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon he was wearing a nappy "fecal retention subsystem" under his space suit!
14th Nov 2018, 21:33
Replies: 32
Views: 4,635
Posted By 1.3VStall

Pity AOC 1 Gp doesn't know the difference between...

Pity AOC 1 Gp doesn't know the difference between compliment and complement!
23rd Oct 2018, 23:01
Replies: 57
Views: 11,473
Posted By 1.3VStall

What's the difference between a Harrier pilot and...

What's the difference between a Harrier pilot and a 1,000lb bomb?
23rd Sep 2018, 14:46
Replies: 39
Views: 16,636
Posted By 1.3VStall

Who nicked all the AAR probes?

Who nicked all the AAR probes?
2nd Aug 2018, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,432
Posted By 1.3VStall

There is a memorial service for him at...

There is a memorial service for him at Kenninghall Church on 9th August at 1430. He has already had a family, private funeral.
21st Jul 2018, 20:49
Replies: 42
Views: 6,744
Posted By 1.3VStall

I've had the privilege of meeting him - an...

I've had the privilege of meeting him - an absolute gentleman - and his book is an undoubted treasure to be re-read. I watched the screening of the Spitfire documentary earlier this week, in which...
12th Jul 2018, 09:08
Replies: 244
Views: 50,229
Posted By 1.3VStall

Can only echo all the messages of well done! A...

Can only echo all the messages of well done! A few of us RAF retirees assembled for a few sharpeners near Trafalgar Square before repositioning on to the Mall for the flypast. Great atmosphere and...
12th Jul 2018, 08:51
Replies: 37
Views: 5,745
Posted By 1.3VStall

How nice to see that the RAF's finest bomber...

How nice to see that the RAF's finest bomber squadron is to continue flying after it relinquishes its Tornados next year. Anyone any idea where IX(B) Sqn will be based with its Typhoons?
27th Jun 2018, 11:44
Replies: 4,721
Views: 1,152,680
Posted By 1.3VStall

The question taxpayers should be asking is this -...

The question taxpayers should be asking is this - "If the RAF is incapable of assuring the airworthiness of simple gliders and motor gliders, of which hundreds of examples of the same types continue...
14th May 2018, 15:33
Replies: 168
Views: 29,723
Posted By 1.3VStall

Some lovely piccies on this thread. I'd be...

Some lovely piccies on this thread. I'd be ashamed to put any of my snaps on here! Collected my Breitling RAF100 watch last week - I love it and it will be on my wrist in London on 10th July as I...
6th May 2018, 19:30
Replies: 4,721
Views: 1,152,680
Posted By 1.3VStall

Thumbs down Utterly scandalous! But, as this is the public...

Utterly scandalous! But, as this is the public sector, no-one will be held accountable and the lunatics that are now running the asylum will carry on as before.
27th Apr 2018, 09:01
Replies: 244
Views: 50,229
Posted By 1.3VStall

Bet there won't be 100 sharp and pointy aircraft...

Bet there won't be 100 sharp and pointy aircraft - the RAF hasn't got that many left!
10th Apr 2018, 10:29
Replies: 4,721
Views: 1,152,680
Posted By 1.3VStall

My 22nd launch was my first solo - in a Kirby...

My 22nd launch was my first solo - in a Kirby Cadet MkIII at RAF Spitalgate: May 1966.
13th Jan 2018, 10:07
Replies: 4,721
Views: 1,152,680
Posted By 1.3VStall

A and C, My "you couldn't script it" merely...

A and C,

My "you couldn't script it" merely refers to the fact that we, the taxpayers, are shelling out over 100k per glider to get them back into service. They didn't cost anywhere near that...
10th Jan 2018, 21:53
Replies: 4,721
Views: 1,152,680
Posted By 1.3VStall

Meanwhile, Down at Membury, home of Southern...

Meanwhile,

Down at Membury, home of Southern Sailplanes, expansion continues. New tractors and gang mowing machines have been procured, the strip has been levelled and extended and there is now...
6th Jan 2018, 23:18
Replies: 54
Views: 8,710
Posted By 1.3VStall

I am very grateful for my old farts bus pass,...

I am very grateful for my old farts bus pass, which I use on my frequent trips to London. I also use my old farts railcard, for which I pay, to travel to and from.

The 10 Christmas bonus on my...
12th Nov 2017, 01:43
Replies: 399
Views: 126,837
Posted By 1.3VStall

GUT Memories

RAF Gutersloh, early 1970s. One of the barmen in the Officers' Mess was a German: Willi.

Detachment of 6 x Italian F104s to Gut, so cue 19 Sqn pilot, who spoke the lingo, to be appointed O i/c...
23rd Oct 2017, 23:36
Replies: 44
Views: 12,394
Posted By 1.3VStall

Tigger, We must know each other - whoaargh...

Tigger,

We must know each other - whoaargh Babs!

The QFI to whom you refer I knew as well - he had done an exchange tour with les poisson tetes on Gannets.

Happy days!
22nd Oct 2017, 09:22
Replies: 13
Views: 3,506
Posted By 1.3VStall

Not just the end of JSAT as we know it, but it...

Not just the end of JSAT as we know it, but it will probably lead to the demise of the RAFGSA!
22nd Oct 2017, 09:19
Replies: 44
Views: 12,394
Posted By 1.3VStall

XX549 - get some time in! I remember WD322 on...

XX549 - get some time in! I remember WD322 on MUAS.
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