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5th Sep 2019, 16:57
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Posted By Shackman

Nice pictures of Gan dispersal there Ian...

Nice pictures of Gan dispersal there Ian (Incidentally, I think some of the (now deleted) link were filmed at Gan as well - spent many two week stints on SAR standby in those huts).
18th Aug 2019, 20:42
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

I was waiting for that! Baden Powell had another...

I was waiting for that! Baden Powell had another phrase!
18th Aug 2019, 20:37
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

Sorry, not prepared so OH..

Sorry, not prepared so OH..
18th Aug 2019, 20:34
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

An acquainance of mine who lived in a house at...

An acquainance of mine who lived in a house at the bottom of the picture was in the ATC (Air Training Corps) during the war, and used to fly whilst still a cadet as lookout/engineer/second...
18th Aug 2019, 20:27
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

Chetwynd -(Shawbury/Ternhill RLG) even used by...

Chetwynd -(Shawbury/Ternhill RLG) even used by C-130's
31st Jul 2019, 08:45
Replies: 381
Views: 232,480
Posted By Shackman

Formation LFH et al - hang about there! In...

Formation

LFH et al - hang about there! In the halcyon days of gold plated syllabi (before SAFT), lots of students (and FTS's), close formation was always taught on the JP ( the single engine...
12th Jul 2019, 15:23
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Shackman

Re the Whirlwind photo - my first task on 84 Sqn...

Re the Whirlwind photo - my first task on 84 Sqn in 1976; troop drills with the Swedish Contingent of UNFICYP on Larnaca salt lake. How on earth has THAT photo surfaced from the depths?
26th Jun 2019, 16:34
Replies: 60
Views: 14,604
Posted By Shackman

The air launched V-1's from the North Sea also...

The air launched V-1's from the North Sea also led to the introduction (as a trial!) of the first AEW aircraft, although the concept had been discussed for some years before. I believe the...
19th Jun 2019, 21:36
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

But as in the Morecombe and Wise skit, not...

But as in the Morecombe and Wise skit, not necessarily in the right order!
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2019, 16:04
Replies: 11
Views: 4,818
Posted By Shackman

One wet day in Germany I was lifting an 8 ton...

One wet day in Germany I was lifting an 8 ton load with a Chinook from beside a small country road; a motor cyclist (on a small machine) ignored the stop signs, personnel trying to get him to stop...
12th Jun 2019, 07:54
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

Looks tropical , hills to left - Pangkor?

Looks tropical , hills to left - Pangkor?
8th Jun 2019, 12:26
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

3rd Carabinier tank battle - Nunshigum perhaps....

3rd Carabinier tank battle - Nunshigum perhaps. Although the 3rd weren't caught in Kohima they were part of the relieving force from Imphal.
5th Jun 2019, 21:40
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

I think you'll find the Connie is an...

I think you'll find the Connie is an EC-121/Warning Star. As to the location -?
5th Jun 2019, 11:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,610
Posted By Shackman

Short answer - No Occasional visits from UK...

Short answer - No

Occasional visits from UK based Mk 3's on round the world tours or maybe just lost! Having looked at the photos in question looks like a visit from 120 Sqn (only 44 hours approx...
5th Jun 2019, 10:20
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

I did have to watch my spelling there! Recognised...

I did have to watch my spelling there! Recognised the Turbinlite straight away, but only after a bit more investigation realised the serials were Navy not RAF. Never knew the FAA had them on their...
5th Jun 2019, 10:03
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

On second thoughts, how about HMS Tern - RNAS...

On second thoughts, how about HMS Tern - RNAS Twatt - in the Orkneys!
5th Jun 2019, 09:56
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

Turbinlite Havoc - Boscombe Down trials perhaps.

Turbinlite Havoc - Boscombe Down trials perhaps.
25th May 2019, 18:19
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

Marpi Point - Northern end of Saipan. OH if...

Marpi Point - Northern end of Saipan.

OH if correct (nothing available at moment)

I'll let dook tell you more of the cliffs at the top of the photo.
25th May 2019, 17:54
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

South Pacific ? Initial thought was Midway, but...

South Pacific ? Initial thought was Midway, but looks like old Japanese runways overlaid by US, so ....
25th May 2019, 10:57
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

More to the point - is that a FIDO installation I...

More to the point - is that a FIDO installation I see (to go with the Halifaxes)?
20th Apr 2019, 08:11
Replies: 30
Views: 7,627
Posted By Shackman

The 6 FTS version: ...

The 6 FTS version:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1420x2000/flying_badge_72a7f55ba2611da14e0275d1877ac80a128bac23.jpg

(Apologies for size)
10th Apr 2019, 14:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By Shackman

On a Squadron a few light years ago; Boss's door...

On a Squadron a few light years ago; Boss's door opens and he shouts down the corridor - 'anyone know Cleethorpes?'

I answered that I was born there (I know, never volunteer!) so was immediately...
31st Mar 2019, 11:18
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

SLB - I think you are right (it is also my...

SLB - I think you are right (it is also my thinking) but although it has the roughly square shape I couldn't make the roads round the side fit the orientation of the main runway.. However, after...
31st Mar 2019, 09:52
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

I have a slightly different format for you this...

I have a slightly different format for you this time - I don't know the answer. This was taken in 1970, somewhere over Malaysia between Butterworth and Singapore, and just to add to the mix it may be...
30th Mar 2019, 10:37
Replies: 16,871
Views: 1,778,811
Posted By Shackman

Sorry - old pax got in first so I'll withdraw the...

Sorry - old pax got in first so I'll withdraw the one I just posted (although I can't actually see oldpax's one).
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