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15th Oct 2019, 21:17
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Posted By Warmtoast

I was at Biggin Hill in the early 1950's and took...

I was at Biggin Hill in the early 1950's and took this photo of one of 41 Sqn's Meteor F8's from the old control tower alongside the Westerham Road, probably 1954-1955. Shortly afterwards 41...
9th Oct 2019, 22:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Warmtoast

BOAC's predecessor Imperial Airways had its first...

BOAC's predecessor Imperial Airways had its first in 1924
See here:...
2nd Oct 2019, 21:19
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Warmtoast

...and what I said then was: ...

...and what I said then was:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/600x339/thornhill_upside_downtigermoth_ca351352f94ba65a3fa602ea9935a0c4f1f87000.jpg...
2nd Oct 2019, 20:55
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By Warmtoast

Nice Video of Red Arrows flying over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Here:
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-10-02/raf-red-arrows-wow-spectators-across-the-pond-in-golden-gate-bridge-flypast/
28th Sep 2019, 22:25
Replies: 23
Views: 9,724
Posted By Warmtoast

MapleTopGun IMHO program was interesting,...

MapleTopGun

IMHO program was interesting, but not too exciting.
WT
24th Sep 2019, 16:14
Replies: 23
Views: 9,724
Posted By Warmtoast

chopper 204 FWIW I was at Biggin Hill...

chopper 204



FWIW I was at Biggin Hill in April 1955 when the Queen Mum made her first trip in a helicopter to visit 600 and 2600 (City of London) Squadrons as their Honorary Air Commodore. She...
15th Sep 2019, 22:10
Replies: 23
Views: 9,724
Posted By Warmtoast

Coincidently there's a program on the box (Ch 5)...

Coincidently there's a program on the box (Ch 5) next Friday 20th September at 20.15 entitled 'Secrets of the Royal Flight'
9th Sep 2019, 21:43
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Warmtoast

old, not bold There's a bit here:...

old, not bold


There's a bit here: HyperWar: Royal Air Force 1939–1945: Volume I: The Fight at Odds [Chapter II] (http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/UK/UK-RAF-I/UK-RAF-I-2.html)
9th Sep 2019, 21:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,363
Posted By Warmtoast

Newly Declassified Documents that Trace Beginnings of Superpower Nuclear Arms Race

US National Security Archive have just released a quantity of newly declassified documents that trace the beginnings of the Superpower Nuclear Arms Race.
It's a long read, but worth it if you're...
9th Sep 2019, 21:09
Replies: 25
Views: 5,553
Posted By Warmtoast

A bit of thread drift, but fascinating background...

A bit of thread drift, but fascinating background to Guy Gibson here: https://flashbak.com/fascinating-dambusters-and-guy-gibson-ephemera-36506/
….including music he chose for his appearance on...
2nd Sep 2019, 15:55
Replies: 360
Views: 178,932
Posted By Warmtoast

ISTR I read a piece in the press recently about...

ISTR I read a piece in the press recently about the lady pilot and they reported that she is married to a pilot for one of the budget airlines. Intriguingly, I wonder what they talk about at the end...
31st Aug 2019, 15:54
Replies: 13
Views: 4,239
Posted By Warmtoast

Stu666 Some absolutely stunning photos of...

Stu666


Some absolutely stunning photos of them together with RAF F-35's over the south coast here:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9828074/raf-f-35-lightning-jet-us-stealth-bomber-training/
30th Aug 2019, 23:05
Replies: 3
Views: 2,164
Posted By Warmtoast

Prangster When you enquired about this some...

Prangster
When you enquired about this some years ago I posted a link to WiKi about these flights. WiKi doesn't answer your question but for new readers worth reading - here:...
25th Aug 2019, 23:01
Replies: 360
Views: 178,932
Posted By Warmtoast

Brian 48nav Girls from Camberley - makes...

Brian 48nav


Girls from Camberley - makes me think of the woman from Camberley who inspired the most famous middle-brow love poem of the 20th century, John Betjeman's 'A Subaltern's Love Song'
...
25th Aug 2019, 12:03
Replies: 360
Views: 178,932
Posted By Warmtoast

BEagle When I was with 99 Sqn (1959 -...

BEagle



When I was with 99 Sqn (1959 - 1963) we offered Nestea as well as Nescafe in our crew room (normally from jars left over from various route trips). Nescafe was fine, but hot Nestea was...
20th Aug 2019, 11:33
Replies: 25
Views: 5,553
Posted By Warmtoast

As the publisher's blurb states: . As the...

As the publisher's blurb states:
.

As the owner of four of Hastings' earlier books: "Bomber Command", "Armageddon", "All Hell Let Loose" and "Catastrophe", "Operation Chastise" is on my shopping...
20th Aug 2019, 11:21
Replies: 360
Views: 178,932
Posted By Warmtoast

Heads Up! Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun

Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun - 9pm, ITV 20th August

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12th Aug 2019, 16:08
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By Warmtoast

Pictures of the West London aircraft here:...

Pictures of the West London aircraft here: https://londonist.com/2013/09/why-is-there-a-rooftop-fighter-plane-near-perivale
31st Jul 2019, 19:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By Warmtoast

I'd forgotten I'd already done a piece here om...

I'd forgotten I'd already done a piece here om PPRuNe way back in 2016 about Slessor's flying in the Sudan, including a contemporary press cutting from The Times about his wounding in Sudan.
It can...
30th Jul 2019, 23:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By Warmtoast

Probably the Western Frontier Force (WFF)...

Probably the Western Frontier Force (WFF) organised by Sir Reginald Wingate, British commander of the Egyptian Army in 1915 for a British offensive against the Sultanate of Dafur to the west of the...
17th Jul 2019, 21:10
Replies: 10
Views: 2,506
Posted By Warmtoast

Tankertrashnav They do indeed. I...

Tankertrashnav



They do indeed. I watched an André Rieu concert on Sky Arts and one of the items they played was "The Aviators March". The tune was very familiar, but the name of the composer...
16th Jul 2019, 21:17
Replies: 17
Views: 4,957
Posted By Warmtoast

Don't forget as a result of the poor attendance...

Don't forget as a result of the poor attendance of the public at the 2018 show and lack of participation my some exhibitors and (partially) as a result of the Shoreham crash the Saturday and Sunday...
8th Jul 2019, 22:50
Replies: 44
Views: 9,914
Posted By Warmtoast

ex82watcher Mentioned here on PPRuNe way...

ex82watcher

Mentioned here on PPRuNe way back in 2004: https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/138328-b-52-bombs-blackbushe.html

...and in Flight Global here:...
29th Jun 2019, 15:48
Replies: 25
Views: 9,722
Posted By Warmtoast

Interesting piece by Ben Macintyre about Op...

Interesting piece by Ben Macintyre about Op Mincemeat appeared in the Sun earlier this week here:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9365200/operation-mincemeat-1943-invasion-of-sicily/
28th Jun 2019, 16:27
Replies: 18
Views: 4,791
Posted By Warmtoast

Krystal n chips Reminds me of The Times...

Krystal n chips


Reminds me of The Times Defence Correspondent writing in the Times a few days ago (on 7th June) about the D-Day anniversary celebrations. She noted that in June 1944 Vera Lynn...
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