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11th Apr 2020, 07:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Ha Ha - I love his rationale for going multis !...

Ha Ha - I love his rationale for going multis ! The more I read about these chaps, the more remarkable I find it that they all seem to have been cut from the same sort of cloth. I hope his village...
9th Apr 2020, 15:25
Replies: 20
Views: 4,993
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Well, that certainly wasn't the most productive...

Well, that certainly wasn't the most productive 20 mins of my day so far, but easily the most enjoyable - I'm amazed at the effort some people are prepared to expend just to put a smile on some other...
8th Apr 2020, 09:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Fg Off Charles Frederick Green DFC

Just wanted to record the passing, last night, of a splendid old gent who served on 429 Sqn (Halifax) and 75 Sqn (Lancaster) as an Air Gunner from 1943 to the war's end. I was lucky enough to know...
5th Nov 2018, 12:37
Replies: 24
Views: 5,336
Posted By Dimmer Switch

I have no live rounds, empty cases or variable...

I have no live rounds, empty cases or variable yield thermonuclear devices in my possession, Staff !
16th Mar 2018, 17:08
Replies: 26
Views: 4,375
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Got to get me one of them...

Thanks Daz, both for thinking of us all, and for your forebearance with other postings ;) E-mail and BACS en-route

Cheers DS
14th Jun 2017, 15:04
Replies: 60
Views: 19,693
Posted By Dimmer Switch

It'll never catch on.....

Jeez Camel-Toe - listening to the people who have current, first-hand knowledge of the topic/aircraft/capability under discussion ?!?!?!? Are you some kind of anarchist ?! :) It'll NEVER catch on...
23rd Feb 2016, 08:12
Replies: 109
Views: 29,847
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Meeting Winkle


It was me asking the questions on that video, and I consider it to have been the greatest privilege of my life. His manner, knowledge, generosity and recall were both humbling and staggering...
25th Oct 2015, 12:30
Replies: 15
Views: 7,399
Posted By Dimmer Switch

That's shockingly sad news. A really nice bloke...

That's shockingly sad news. A really nice bloke who had an awful lot more life to live. Condolences don't quite cut it, but it's all most of us can offer.
16th Sep 2015, 15:50
Replies: 33
Views: 8,429
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Eternal Smiling

Can't think of him without smiling or even laughing out loud...in fact, as I type, I'm recalling him telling us about when they tried to squeeze him into a Gnat - which apparently went well until...
18th Apr 2015, 07:29
Replies: 99
Views: 19,737
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Now what do I do ?!

Jeez Shadwell, did you HAVE to spill those beans ?! I've spent years successfully concealing how awesome I was :sad:
26th Feb 2015, 00:47
Replies: 7
Views: 4,783
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Rubber-Vest was able to stimulate a wide-variety...

Rubber-Vest was able to stimulate a wide-variety of opinions around the community, but he was undoubtedly one of maritime's life-enriching characters and I am extraordinarily sad to hear this news. I...
16th Nov 2014, 09:37
Replies: 24
Views: 8,232
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Copy ordered - welldone lads !

Copy ordered - welldone lads !
22nd Dec 2012, 10:23
Replies: 17
Views: 2,822
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Hadn't been in touch with Graham for years, but...

Hadn't been in touch with Graham for years, but that doesn't diminsh the sadness both me and Mrs DS feel on hearing this news. We have only the happiest of memories of Graham - his easy-going...
26th Sep 2012, 17:32
Replies: 82
Views: 15,241
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Intercom ?!

We had Intercoms?!? No-one ever told me that:}
19th Dec 2011, 10:48
Replies: 23
Views: 5,004
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Light Reading

If you want something light and very worthwhile, just published is "Out of the Blue", a collection of aircrew stories. All proceeds are split between RAFBF and H4H - IBSN 978-0-9570928-0-8 :)
7th Oct 2011, 16:59
Replies: 51
Views: 17,276
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Was I an AEO ?

The memory my be failing in almost every respect, but am I alone in being able vividly to remember almost every single stupid thing I uttered whilst either parked in Martel or behind acoustics ?!
1st Apr 2011, 15:32
Replies: 19
Views: 4,473
Posted By Dimmer Switch

1988 Photos


Notwithstanding the little bits of to-ing fro-ing preceding this post, the March 88 photography to which I refer consisted of medium level vertical and low level, hand-held shots. I can't...
31st Mar 2011, 14:52
Replies: 19
Views: 4,473
Posted By Dimmer Switch

No Ditch dying - just trying to help


We did some quite specific 126 runs, and there was oblique stuff too - nice work if you can get it :ok:

I posted because, although the old grey matter isn't what it once was, it might be...
30th Mar 2011, 21:15
Replies: 19
Views: 4,473
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Fire Focus - 88 ?


My log book shows it as March 88 - a thundering good det from what I recall :ok: - you definitely got the activity right, but could you have gotten the year wrong ?

Jimmy - don't...
10th Jan 2011, 18:00
Replies: 25
Views: 9,001
Posted By Dimmer Switch

NU, 1. How much notice of the presentation...


1. How much notice of the presentation can I expect to get?
Between 4 and 6 weeks and, if it doesn’t suit, you can request a change

2. How long does the ceremony go on for, including the...
21st Dec 2010, 21:19
Replies: 102
Views: 14,283
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Too many Switches

Thanks Sargs - I just chose to concentrate on becoming totally accomplished with the operation of my principal switch - all those other ones were just frills ! Stay warm and mind those frail old...
18th Dec 2010, 10:12
Replies: 102
Views: 14,283
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Autolycus Switch

Like you Dave, I can't be absolutely sure of anything at my age, but I'm fairly sure you're right about the autolycus switch; I think I remember a check (Tac checks or after take-offs maybe) along...
21st Aug 2010, 18:21
Replies: 44
Views: 8,203
Posted By Dimmer Switch

Like the others BS, I look forward to reading...

Like the others BS, I look forward to reading your recollections. Your indomitable spirit, and that of those around you then and since, is what once made Britain Great. Thanks:ok:
21st Aug 2010, 13:05
Replies: 58,040
Views: 8,493,372
Posted By Dimmer Switch

From stage left - "Front Rank - Keep your...

From stage left - "Front Rank - Keep your dressing !"
13th May 2010, 21:27
Replies: 30
Views: 8,568
Posted By Dimmer Switch


Just picked up on this website:

PoliticsHome | The coalition cabinet and ministerial appointments | Research...
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