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13th Feb 2018, 12:26
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Posted By Random Bloke

I heard this sad news this morning from the...

I heard this sad news this morning from the FOGIES. He gave many years to the Air Cadets. Condolences to his family and many friends.
31st Dec 2017, 19:21
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Posted By Random Bloke

Apologies Beardy; I fell victim to the curse of...

Apologies Beardy; I fell victim to the curse of auto-correct, although I should have checked before hitting submit.

Best wishes for 2018 to you and all on the forum.
31st Dec 2017, 16:35
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Posted By Random Bloke

Beady, RAF pilots wings are properly called...

Beady,

RAF pilots wings are properly called 'The Flying Badge'; or they were when I was awarded mine.
31st Dec 2017, 13:15
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Posted By Random Bloke

O-D, He must have reverted to being a...

O-D,

He must have reverted to being a navigator at some point because he was a navigator when he was OC 25 Sqn as a Wg Cdr and then as a Gp Capt in the MoD.

Surely he would have had to have...
21st Dec 2017, 09:10
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Posted By Random Bloke

Cokecan, Surely the reduction in annual camp...

Cokecan,

Surely the reduction in annual camp places is concomitant with the overall reduction in the size of the defence estate, which is Government policy outside the control of the RAF.
...
27th Oct 2017, 13:26
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Views: 3,634
Posted By Random Bloke

You're right of course cats_five, in theory they...

You're right of course cats_five, in theory they would only need one or two full cats. However, this is the modern RAF so to make things safer they'll want to show that they're exceeding the minimum...
26th Oct 2017, 20:08
Replies: 13
Views: 3,634
Posted By Random Bloke

JSAT gliding has not been the responsibility of...

JSAT gliding has not been the responsibility of the RAFGSA for quite a few years; JSAT was taken over by HQ 22 Group and became the Robson Gliding Centre or RGC which is part of the 22 Group Robson...
22nd Mar 2017, 10:22
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Posted By Random Bloke

Arc, no mate. I meant T21 - ie the Sedberg, the...

Arc, no mate. I meant T21 - ie the Sedberg, the Kirby Cadet MkIII was a T31. Then there was the ill-fated T53 that was supposed to replace the T21s and T31s...
22nd Mar 2017, 10:19
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Posted By Random Bloke

Engines, sorry but I've no idea who ran the...

Engines, sorry but I've no idea who ran the competition for the glider engineering contract that Serco eventually won. The timing though is important because that will determine which command, or...
21st Mar 2017, 18:51
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Posted By Random Bloke

Engines, you said: "2010: Control of VGS...

Engines, you said:


"2010: Control of VGS moved from HQ ATC to 1 EFTS
2011: No.1 EFTS absorbed into No.3 Flying Training School
2014: Gliders handed over from 3FTS to newly formed 2FTS"
...
20th Mar 2017, 18:43
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Posted By Random Bloke

POBJOY, I don't want to get in to a urinary...

POBJOY, I don't want to get in to a urinary Olympic competition but as an ex VGS instructor, both as a volunteer and while a regular, I know about some of the issues and 'goings on' at VGS. Before...
20th Mar 2017, 08:57
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Posted By Random Bloke

IIRC, at the start of the 'great pause' there...

IIRC, at the start of the 'great pause' there were 65 Vigilants and 81 Vikings on the register.
29th Dec 2016, 07:10
Replies: 237
Views: 78,774
Posted By Random Bloke

LJ, you missed out 2 of the other great money...

LJ, you missed out 2 of the other great money pits: Regional Prime Contracting where a single organisation gets to look after the estate and charge £350 to change a light bulb that the SWO's gang...
21st Dec 2016, 17:04
Replies: 85
Views: 30,709
Posted By Random Bloke

Mil, ...err, because, if you read the thread...

Mil,

...err, because, if you read the thread starter's original question, he wants to know if any live operations were carried out with a Hercules tanker. I am able to answer his question in the...
19th Dec 2016, 19:02
Replies: 85
Views: 30,709
Posted By Random Bloke

I've conducted AAR from an RAF C-130 tanker in a...

I've conducted AAR from an RAF C-130 tanker in a Nimrod on live operations. This forum is not the place to discuss details though.
12th Mar 2016, 12:31
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Views: 1,296,112
Posted By Random Bloke

Look at any of the books available on project...

Look at any of the books available on project management and most, if not all, mention the 6 phases of any big project. While a cynical view it comes from their seemingly inherent tendency towards...
28th Nov 2015, 17:11
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Posted By Random Bloke

Careful there EnigmA, the report concluded that...

Careful there EnigmA, the report concluded that it was highly unlikely that he was able to look out properly, not that he failed to do so. The board could not conclude that he failed to do so...
27th Nov 2015, 09:42
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Views: 1,296,112
Posted By Random Bloke

Mary M. You said: "A few years back I was...

Mary M. You said: "A few years back I was horrified when there were two midairs involving young people in Grob Tutor aircraft, due partly to an unqualified instructor flying with serious health...
26th Nov 2015, 15:33
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,296,112
Posted By Random Bloke

Buckley Boy old chap, I hate to point out what...

Buckley Boy old chap, I hate to point out what might be obvious but PPrune is a site where folk post their opinions. None of the posts on here are actually contributing anything to 'sorting the...
24th Nov 2015, 12:33
Replies: 329
Views: 94,470
Posted By Random Bloke

The maritime squadrons 201 or 120 would be...

The maritime squadrons 201 or 120 would be sensible. 201 because it was 1 Sqn RNAS and became 201 on 1 Apr 1918 or 120 because of its special circumstances in the award of its standard.

I've...
24th Nov 2015, 06:35
Replies: 367
Views: 90,065
Posted By Random Bloke

I am told that once a squadron number has been...

I am told that once a squadron number has been made into a reserve squadron , like 42(R), it cannot become a front-line squadron again. Don't know if it's still the case as I was briefed on this a...
23rd Nov 2015, 18:06
Replies: 367
Views: 90,065
Posted By Random Bloke

My money's on CXX because it's seniority(not...

My money's on CXX because it's seniority(not necessarily age) is greater than that of 201. 201 is also available as well so there could be 2 squadrons. Mind you, could 201 survive without the...
23rd Nov 2015, 16:30
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,296,112
Posted By Random Bloke

Go on then POBJOY, put your money where your...

Go on then POBJOY, put your money where your mouth is and write to Comdt ACO and offer your services.
22nd Nov 2015, 19:36
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,296,112
Posted By Random Bloke

Halton was long enough for ACO winch operations...

Halton was long enough for ACO winch operations when the VGS were equipped with winch-launched gliders. It is also long enough for RAFGSA winch operations with gliders that are bigger than the Grob...
22nd Nov 2015, 07:35
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,296,112
Posted By Random Bloke

It looks like one of the old trailers rather than...

It looks like one of the old trailers rather than a new one. The MoD regularly sells old, surplus kit so I don't think this signals any deeper intent.
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