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27th Nov 2021, 15:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jetset 88

On Tuesday 23 November Doug was greeted at...

On Tuesday 23 November Doug was greeted at Heathrow T5 by the captain who was to fly him to Canada, Captain Brian Connolly and also the BA staff who made his pre-departure processing so easy by...
23rd Nov 2021, 13:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jetset 88

Dougie Newham

Bergerie,
I think that I'm right in saying that after the September 1970 hijackings to Dawson's Field, Jordan, Dougie Newham, then in BOAC Ops, got together with another wartime 10 Sqn pilot who was...
23rd Nov 2021, 12:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jetset 88

DOUGLAS NEWHAM, LVO,DFC

Doug Newham was a WW2 Nav Ldr on 10 Sqn from 1944 -1946 on Halifaxes and later Dakotas. Prior to the Battle of Britain he was a Post Office technician involved in radio direction finding research....
5th Nov 2021, 15:43
Replies: 37
Views: 13,135
Posted By Jetset 88

VC10 October 1984

At the risk of coming late into this thread I can confirm that anything that occurred at Deci on 10 Oct 84 was definitely not an accident.
It may have suffered an engine failure but that would be...
5th Nov 2021, 14:58
Replies: 27
Views: 12,262
Posted By Jetset 88

Hi Jinks in the Bar

Anyone remember the RCAF Mess at Gander, in the days of The Albatross Hotel and The Flyers Club.?
To gain entry into the Mess for the first time, one was 'screeched-in'.
Screech was Newfoundland...
1st Oct 2021, 11:25
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By Jetset 88

THE IBCC Ribbon of Remembrance -10 Sqn

10 Squadron and its Association are raising funds to buy a Memorial Stone Slab commemorating all who have served on the Squadron in either peacetime or war, since it formed in 1915. The slab will...
1st Oct 2021, 11:05
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By Jetset 88

TENERIFE SOUTH - ALBERTO DIAZ Handling Agent

ALBERTO DIAZ
I wonder if any former Air 2000/First Choice crews from way back recall the Company’s excellent handling agent at Tenerife South (TFS) in the 80s/90s/and early 2000s. I have kept a...
15th Jul 2021, 11:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By Jetset 88

Many UK airlines flew to Toulouse from different...

Many UK airlines flew to Toulouse from different airports in the UK every year during the post-Christmas Winter skiing season. Air 2000, Monarch, Airtours, Thos Cook....... and other ski-package...
15th Jul 2021, 11:28
Replies: 83
Views: 12,928
Posted By Jetset 88

Me too, and the trend in office-speak to use the...

Me too, and the trend in office-speak to use the word 'impact' instead of 'affect' really get my goat........ 'platforms' instead of 'departments' is another one.
We're getting old I fear!
25th Jun 2021, 20:51
Replies: 4
Views: 2,622
Posted By Jetset 88

To all ex 10 Sqn readers who knew John Wolley,...

To all ex 10 Sqn readers who knew John Wolley, why not join our Association, if you're not already members?
10 Sqn Assoc
22nd Jun 2021, 10:47
Replies: 42
Views: 9,400
Posted By Jetset 88

Flew RAF VC10s and also the Oman RF one too,...

Flew RAF VC10s and also the Oman RF one too, totaling about 3,000 hrs on the type and NEVER ever used reverse thrust in the air. If speed were reduced below the gear limit, (my fading memory recalls...
11th Jun 2021, 00:12
Replies: 9
Views: 2,497
Posted By Jetset 88

Carbon Footprint - Air Force One ?

As I understand it, Newquay Airport, Cornwall ( RAF St Mawgan as was) has a runway just over 9,000 ft long (2,740 metres). If all of that was usable for landing, why didn't President Biden's Air...
10th Jun 2021, 23:55
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By Jetset 88

PETER SMITH - Has Anyone Heard Where He Is?

CAPT PETER SMITH

Peter Smith, who was last heard of living near Truro, was an RAF 10 Sqn VC10 pilot in the 1980s before joining 216 Sqn flying Tristars. It is believed that he then flew as a...
6th Apr 2021, 12:15
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By Jetset 88

Brakedwell; The Aden crash was before my time -...

Brakedwell; The Aden crash was before my time - (You did my very first flight on a 99 Brit in 1971 and I was later your air-display co).
Googling the Khormaksar incident I read:
Britannia Crash at...
6th Apr 2021, 11:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By Jetset 88

Pterosaur Sorry if I confused Shell with BP.......

Pterosaur
Sorry if I confused Shell with BP.... I was under the impression that way back in 1973 they were the same corporate company. Apologies for my error nearly 50 years later.
14th Mar 2021, 13:54
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By Jetset 88

JEM 360 Thanks for your reply. 48 yrs later I...

JEM 360 Thanks for your reply. 48 yrs later I may have mistaken the pipe bit but I'm sure it was he who had a wife Sheila. I certainly flew with a John Brown in Britannia XM 497 on 1st January...
14th Mar 2021, 00:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By Jetset 88

John Foster

There was also an ex-Kenyan John Foster on 10 Sqn VC10s in the early to mid 1980s. He was my air-display co on many occasions. With both of us coming from Kenya, alhough I would tease him that I went...
14th Mar 2021, 00:03
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By Jetset 88

John Brown 99 Sqn early 1970s

If this was the John Brown on 99 Sqn, I was his co on a flight in a Brit from Masirah to Gan one night. John as I recall, had done a fair portion of an RAF sponsored Russian language course but...
20th Jan 2021, 11:28
Replies: 21
Views: 4,830
Posted By Jetset 88

Thanks gents I should have thought of Stanley...

Thanks gents I should have thought of Stanley Holloway - of course ...... we had a postman once whose boots were always well-polished and I recall my Mum always calling him 'Brahn Boots'.
Proteus 6 ...
20th Jan 2021, 11:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By Jetset 88

Re Dick Bishop

Line 3 in the first out of my seven log books shows me being instructed by Dick Bishop in an Aircoupe of the Surrey & Kent Flying Club at Biggin Hill. We covered Exercises 6 -12A &13. It was 3...
20th Jan 2021, 11:09
Replies: 21
Views: 4,830
Posted By Jetset 88

Osborne, Aaah Those were the poetic lines that...

Osborne,
Aaah Those were the poetic lines that I was trying to recall when I wrote the post title. Who said them, I ponder?
20th Jan 2021, 09:16
Replies: 21
Views: 4,830
Posted By Jetset 88

BROWN BOOTS?

I have seen a b&w photo of a WW2 RAF bomber and its crew standing in front, which has been 'coloured' by a professional and is as good now as a modern-day hi-res image.
A friend has a similar...
20th Jan 2021, 08:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jetset 88

Mark Hopgood

The 10 Sqn Association has been advised that Mark Hopgood passed away on 12 January 2021.
See: HOPGOOD - Deaths Announcements - Telegraph Announcements...
27th Oct 2020, 19:54
Replies: 16
Views: 8,305
Posted By Jetset 88

If it's the same chap then bad news for you. See...

If it's the same chap then bad news for you. See OBITUARIES - 10 Squadron Association - Royal Air Force (http://www.10sqnass.co.uk/obituaries.html)
Scroll down to a pic and the date around Feb...
16th Sep 2020, 10:15
Replies: 0
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jetset 88

David (Mac) McDonald -Deceased 2015

A relative is seeking the family of David (Mac) McDonald who was a flight engineer on RAF VC10s and then joined BA on B747s in 1978.
David sadly passed away in September 2015 but a distant relative...
17th Jun 2020, 19:53
Replies: 26
Views: 5,378
Posted By Jetset 88

10 Squdron's WW2 (1942 -45) base at Melbourne,...

10 Squdron's WW2 (1942 -45) base at Melbourne, near Elvington had FIDO for its Hailfaxes plus any other bombers on diversion there.
17th Jun 2020, 19:37
Replies: 469
Views: 205,992
Posted By Jetset 88

Boris Farce One

Hmm.... Never having been a fan of the dull grey colour but acceding to the policy of tone-down colouring for ‘camouflage’ reasons, I groan seeing the Voyager /Boris paint-job story.
As if he hasn’t...
5th Apr 2020, 10:35
Replies: 157
Views: 54,682
Posted By Jetset 88

ATSA1 - loved your line through "on holiday"...

ATSA1 - loved your line through "on holiday" in your post about when you were at Ascension. It tickled me pink.
Must have passed you in Concertina City sometime in 82. Rgds
31st Mar 2020, 17:56
Replies: 157
Views: 54,682
Posted By Jetset 88

Hello jackoniko, I've been looking through all...

Hello jackoniko,
I've been looking through all the posts re your query about a VC10 landing on 6594 runway.
The answer is most definitely yes as my chum Jheiminga has stated. (He runs the...
4th Feb 2020, 12:50
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By Jetset 88

HARRY LIDDELL - Mr VC10 (RAF)

The 10 Squadron Association has been advised that Harry Liddell sadly passed away on 25 January 2020.
His passing was relatively quick and painless as Harry would have liked - no fuss.

Harry was...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2019, 00:12
Replies: 45
Views: 12,564
Posted By Jetset 88

Have a look at vc10.net for everything you could...

Have a look at vc10.net for everything you could ever wish to know about the VC10.
The website is run by Dutchman Jelle Hieminga and is the definitive place of reference for both civil and military...
21st Oct 2019, 23:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,879
Posted By Jetset 88

RAF LINTON CLOSING

I see a piece about RAF Linton-on-Ouse featured on tonight's BBC 1 Inside Out magazine programme for the Yorkshire area.
Sad that the base is due to close soon after some 50 yrs of training...
Forum: Questions
7th Aug 2019, 08:41
Replies: 21
Views: 5,279
Posted By Jetset 88

Ask the person where his ATPL (flying licence...

Ask the person where his ATPL (flying licence needed to be a captain) was issued and when. Then ask him when he first started flying and ask again for what his total number of Flying Hours are. Most...
2nd Aug 2019, 12:46
Replies: 1
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jetset 88

16 August 2019 -MEMORIAL TO BE UNVEILED at Tangmere

A memorial is to be unveiled close to the Tangmere Military & Aviation Museum, Chichester Sussex on Friday 16 August 2019.
It will commemorate the crew of a 10 Sqn Halifax bomber whose crew were...
1st Aug 2019, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 3,567
Posted By Jetset 88

M Eng David Simpson

I'd like to expand the very brief details we have about David in our 10 Sqn Association website Obits . See: HOME - 10 Squadron Association - Royal Air Force (http://www.10sqnass.co.uk)
Does anyone...
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