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16th Nov 2018, 11:39
Replies: 161
Views: 34,167
Posted By PeregrineW

I'll miss your wit and humour, Danny. RIP.

I'll miss your wit and humour, Danny. RIP.
26th Jul 2018, 09:22
Replies: 12,742
Views: 3,693,389
Posted By PeregrineW

Ah, Harold Davidson, the "Prostitutes' Padre"....

Ah, Harold Davidson, the "Prostitutes' Padre". This picture of him is marvellous...

"Mother! Yon Lion’s ‘et 'arold!”
...
23rd Apr 2018, 10:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By PeregrineW

Inter-Services Champions

In this 101st year of the RAF, congratulations are due to the RAF Rugby Union for showing the dark blue and brown mobs how it's done.
13th Apr 2018, 16:26
13th Apr 2018, 16:01
Replies: 201
Views: 38,018
Posted By PeregrineW

Well now, here's a picture of a 75th anniversary...

Well now, here's a picture of a 75th anniversary mug alongside a 100th one for comparison. Also appearing are bits of random tat from my house.

I must say, I'm appreciating the new mug more now...
26th Mar 2018, 17:16
Replies: 399
Views: 138,802
Posted By PeregrineW

Gp Capt James Stagg

Some of you may find this interesting. We recently saw "Pressure" at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford...it's a superbly written and well-acted play, at the Park Theatre, London N4 from Mar 28...
1st Mar 2017, 12:21
Replies: 27
Views: 6,907
Posted By PeregrineW

NutLoose has hit the nail on the head, I think....

NutLoose has hit the nail on the head, I think. Some EngOs were impossible to get out of their offices, which was fine if you needed something signing, at least you knew where to find them. Others...
8th Sep 2016, 13:25
Replies: 172
Views: 42,396
Posted By PeregrineW

The articles I have seen indicate that "intent to...

The articles I have seen indicate that "intent to deceive" is the key phrase. There will be a specific exemption for actors and re-enactors.
6th Sep 2016, 20:20
Replies: 47
Views: 24,044
Posted By PeregrineW

Now this is interesting. I pass the old Lec...

Now this is interesting. I pass the old Lec airfield quite often on the train, but today I noticed that there was some work going on. Apologies for the poor picture (taken in fading light this...
17th Dec 2015, 23:51
Replies: 12,742
Views: 3,693,389
Posted By PeregrineW

Leaf Springs

I have a 1936 Morris Eight. Parts are becoming hard to find...I wonder if it would be possible to make some leaf springs from old knives?
17th Dec 2015, 23:20
Replies: 12,742
Views: 3,693,389
Posted By PeregrineW

Compass Swings

You're never too old to learn something new, but as an old Nav Insty, I think it would have been a bit tricky to set up a Medium Landing Compass (or worse still, a Watts Datum Compass) behind an...
30th Nov 2015, 16:11
Replies: 22
Views: 6,173
Posted By PeregrineW

You, Sir, have just won the Internet! :D:D:D:D:D

You, Sir, have just won the Internet! :D:D:D:D:D
8th Nov 2015, 22:41
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By PeregrineW

Speaking as an ex-Fairy...

...it's a trade that's done me proud, transferable skills that will serve you well in almost any engineering sector.

That said, I really wish I had spent less time on the lash and taken advantage...
13th Oct 2015, 22:33
Replies: 134
Views: 21,004
Posted By PeregrineW

Nice site -if a tad pricy compared to Bob...

Nice site -if a tad pricy compared to Bob Parratt! Sadly, still lacking in the appropriate prenominals for one such as myself :(
12th Oct 2015, 22:43
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By PeregrineW

Dakota Types...

On our table at the do were three generations of the same family, headed by a gentleman of some 91 summers, an ex-Dakota nav. The Loyal Toast was proposed and responded to, followed by this gent...
12th Oct 2015, 20:45
Replies: 134
Views: 21,004
Posted By PeregrineW

Dr., Rev., and so on

There's never one for Eur Ing, either. ;-)

(Or "Former Corporal"...)
11th Oct 2015, 22:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By PeregrineW

Stepfather?

No idea as to what you are alluding, but it's not me!
11th Oct 2015, 21:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By PeregrineW

Goldstars

Having just returned from the Centenary Celebration weekend, I am happy to report that both 31 Sqn and its Association are alive and well. A wonderful turnout and a great weekend, culminating in the...
28th Sep 2015, 19:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By PeregrineW

Ah now, that's going on my Christmas list! :)

Ah now, that's going on my Christmas list! :)
22nd Sep 2015, 16:15
Replies: 43
Views: 8,128
Posted By PeregrineW

Sad to see the end of an era, but when I think...

Sad to see the end of an era, but when I think properly about it, my memories of the NAAFI are not all warm and fluffy. Overpriced, terrible beer, but at least you didn't have to drive to get there....
20th Aug 2015, 22:07
Replies: 66
Views: 14,854
Posted By PeregrineW

I have tickets, just need to avoid the dreaded...

I have tickets, just need to avoid the dreaded w*rk getting in the way!
10th Feb 2015, 16:17
Replies: 19
Views: 4,892
Posted By PeregrineW

I was stationed at RAF Northolt (VASS) when these...

I was stationed at RAF Northolt (VASS) when these nice shiny new toys were first delivered. Seems like just yesterday...
7th Feb 2015, 17:10
Replies: 444
Views: 132,393
Posted By PeregrineW

Back in my Boscombe Down days, we were pushing to...

Back in my Boscombe Down days, we were pushing to have all software on which the safety of the aircraft depended subjected to static code analysis (proof of software correctness). We had some success...
7th Feb 2015, 16:23
Replies: 444
Views: 132,393
Posted By PeregrineW

VPF

Well, I don't know what the figure is that the MoD uses for VPF, but on those figures, in the rail industry, the £50m mitigation would not be implemented, and the current solution would be deemed...
7th Feb 2015, 14:03
Replies: 444
Views: 132,393
Posted By PeregrineW

Tolerable and ALARP

I work as a safety engineer in the UK rail sector. Although the rail sector has its own standards (national and European), all of these are subservient to the law of the land, i.e. the Health and...
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