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31st Aug 2018, 23:50
Replies: 139
Views: 30,287
Posted By Teamchief

Orderly Corporal at Laarbruch AOC’s day late...

Orderly Corporal at Laarbruch AOC’s day late 80’s. Nobody available to relieve me for lunch so I asked one of the Cloggie blanket store boys to cover for me whilst I went to the mess. On return I...
28th Jul 2018, 23:19
Replies: 60
Views: 11,026
Posted By Teamchief

Well said Nut loose re St Athan fly by etc, that...

Well said Nut loose re St Athan fly by etc, that will always be the difference between commissioned hi jinx and non commissioned bad behaviour.

On a different note, when handing my kit in the...
14th Jul 2018, 20:49
Replies: 66
Views: 36,588
Posted By Teamchief

Nothing specific but.......having spent many late...

Nothing specific but.......having spent many late nights on keys locking up hangars at Wittering, Odiham, Wyton, Cottesmore and Laarbruch I had plenty of wibble moments. I’m not sure if it’s the...
4th Jul 2018, 18:14
Replies: 23
Views: 6,933
Posted By Teamchief

OK I’ll bite! The USMC still regard the platform...

OK I’ll bite! The USMC still regard the platform as a valuable asset and have extended its out of service date due to shortcomings in its crumbling Hornet fleet. Our fleet in 2010 was the most...
3rd Jul 2018, 19:18
Replies: 23
Views: 6,933
Posted By Teamchief

As Harriers left Laarbruch in 99 I think 97 or 98...

As Harriers left Laarbruch in 99 I think 97 or 98 would be right. Can’t remember the exact circumstances but the Harrier had a manual opening valve for the nose u/c doors. On shut down the lineys...
1st Jul 2018, 07:24
Replies: 23
Views: 6,933
Posted By Teamchief

I have spent many hours attending to Christine...

I have spent many hours attending to Christine after her misfortunes and worked with the guy whose head got trapped when the nose u/c doors shut......he was very lucky and doesn’t remember much of...
17th May 2018, 20:30
Replies: 78
Views: 8,527
Posted By Teamchief

Smile Thread drift .......but, thanks to the BBMF...

Thread drift .......but, thanks to the BBMF Lancaster low and loud and heading north over Stamford at 19:50 ish tonight. You made an old Chief very happy. Dams raid commemorations i expect?
8th Apr 2018, 23:23
Replies: 74
Views: 17,952
Posted By Teamchief

Its probably best that I left when I did. Until...

Its probably best that I left when I did. Until recently I thought that LGBT was an acronym for Laser Guided Bomb (Training)!
25th Mar 2018, 23:35
Replies: 64
Views: 11,054
Posted By Teamchief

During my 28 years of service most EngO's were...

During my 28 years of service most EngO's were only 'meeting engineers' who if handed a screwdriver would probably hold the wrong end. They would spend more time in an office staring at a computer...
29th Jun 2017, 09:07
Replies: 54
Views: 19,404
Posted By Teamchief

I remember Geoff Timms still flying Harriers in...

I remember Geoff Timms still flying Harriers in his sixties!!!! I believe he finally retired aged 62. He was meticulous on his walk rounds and had eyes like a S*** House Rat!

Pat King was...
10th Mar 2017, 17:58
Replies: 13
Views: 4,208
Posted By Teamchief

Further to the statement that the Harrier 1...

Further to the statement that the Harrier 1 airbrake was positioned in the mid position by micro switches, i seem to remember there were two switches 24 & 26 degrees which positioned the airbrake...
7th Mar 2017, 21:51
Replies: 13
Views: 4,208
Posted By Teamchief

Airbrake position

The airbrake on Harrier was always in the mid position with the gear selected down to aid in directional stability at low airspeeds. The Harrier suffered from instability at low speeds due to the...
13th Nov 2015, 23:29
Replies: 15
Views: 4,775
Posted By Teamchief

RIP Sir.

A true Gentleman and Officer that I was proud to serve under. I still tell the tale that I, as a mere Corporal received a wedding present and card from the "Staish" on our wedding day. Also chuckle...
28th Oct 2015, 09:34
Replies: 27
Views: 5,760
Posted By Teamchief

Having worn Hi Vis on many ASP's over the years...

Having worn Hi Vis on many ASP's over the years all it seems to have achieved is to turn me into a keen amateur entomologist as all of the little (and not so little) insect critters seem to think I...
23rd Aug 2015, 21:26
Replies: 85
Views: 12,619
Posted By Teamchief

Talking Sorry about the late entry to this thread but...

Sorry about the late entry to this thread but during my 28 years in the mob I was always led to believe that Chaplain was the best job what with only having one AP and no amendments!
9th Jun 2015, 08:51
Replies: 417
Views: 120,728
Posted By Teamchief

She reminds me of wee Jimmy Crankie!

She reminds me of wee Jimmy Crankie!
26th May 2015, 22:01
Replies: 142
Views: 39,713
Posted By Teamchief

I remember as a Cpl. being dropped off at the...

I remember as a Cpl. being dropped off at the crash site with a Jnr. Tech to see if any parts that were other wise in short supply could be salvaged from the wreck. Very remote and desolate place. ...
2nd Mar 2015, 20:05
Replies: 14
Views: 3,525
Posted By Teamchief

Thumbs up Trade Group 1 trade 1............Rigger!

Trade Group 1 trade 1............Rigger!
1st Mar 2015, 21:41
Replies: 14
Views: 3,525
Posted By Teamchief

Also XV, 85 - 89, best tour of my career, somehow...

Also XV, 85 - 89, best tour of my career, somehow survived......with great memories.........Aim Sure!
1st Mar 2015, 21:30
Replies: 142
Views: 39,713
Posted By Teamchief

Pete, Jerry, Dave and Andy, RIP boys,...

Pete, Jerry, Dave and Andy, RIP boys, remembering 7 Sqn and previous down south tours.
Was on the Minor team at 78Sqn prior to Dave and crew. We went home a bit early as 721 wasn't due in on a...
23rd Nov 2014, 21:57
Replies: 18
Views: 4,834
Posted By Teamchief

Had the privilege to sit in it a couple of months...

Had the privilege to sit in it a couple of months ago........its a minter, but i would have hated to go war in one, much respect to the crews!
4th Aug 2014, 20:53
Replies: 25
Views: 5,031
Posted By Teamchief

Remember one Jan 1st at Laarbruch, as the duty...

Remember one Jan 1st at Laarbruch, as the duty MRD operator very bleary eyed and with the hangover from hell melting the piano keys off the runway and burning the clutch out on the bowser all before...
22nd Sep 2013, 21:41
Replies: 123
Views: 25,389
Posted By Teamchief

Yup, Kirby Cadet Mk 3 also. Old Sarum 1976, 3...

Yup, Kirby Cadet Mk 3 also. Old Sarum 1976, 3 minutes of fun, fear and keeping the nose down. Third solo.........broke the skid off!!!
22nd Apr 2013, 19:38
Replies: 87
Views: 46,928
Posted By Teamchief

Talking 85-89 the time of my life on XV. Beer calls in...

85-89 the time of my life on XV. Beer calls in the Golden Hind and the Mally! Buying the biggest of everything in Gifts and Gullibles. Vodka in windscreen wash bottles as it was cheaper...
15th Jan 2012, 12:27
Replies: 14
Views: 5,317
Posted By Teamchief

I'm stunned! I knew Chris from Harrier days and...

I'm stunned! I knew Chris from Harrier days and have only good memories of an easy going, likeable and switched on guy. RIP mate I'll raise a glass to you today.
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