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16th Oct 2021, 21:35
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Herod & Sangiovese Is it still allowed on...

Herod & Sangiovese

Is it still allowed on PPrune for three people/persons/entities to agree on something? Seems quite rare these days!
16th Oct 2021, 12:12
Replies: 36
Views: 11,663
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I flew the mighty beast for four tours, and was...

I flew the mighty beast for four tours, and was flying in a pretty Hemp coloured aircraft from the south side of the airfield on the date mentioned.
Not disputing any facts about the engine failure...
11th Sep 2021, 08:29
Replies: 37
Views: 5,944
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The RAF also refuelled the Italian Tornado GR1s,...

The RAF also refuelled the Italian Tornado GR1s, but that may have only been the Victor force, they also refuelled from the Canadians.
Some of the RAF Tornado GR1s were GR1As.
11th Sep 2021, 08:19
Replies: 29
Views: 6,167
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Kierki and Clag still played in my household with...

Kierki and Clag still played in my household with kids and grandkids. I have not seen any such activity in UK crew rooms since the 80s.
But the squadrons I was on since then had a very different...
10th Sep 2021, 08:37
Replies: 37
Views: 5,944
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For sure A7E from the Carrier J F Kennedy ( in...

For sure A7E from the Carrier J F Kennedy ( in the Red Sea ) near Tabuk. Possibly Kuwait A4 and US Marines AV8 - though these might have only been refueled from the Victors in the Gulf area.
Did...
14th Aug 2021, 16:56
Replies: 19
Views: 4,349
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At RAF South Cerney, in late 1961, the Guardroom...

At RAF South Cerney, in late 1961, the Guardroom Corporal wore Pilots wings, DSO and DFC with his wartime medals. i was told that he had risen to be a Wing Commander commanding a Heavy Bomber...
17th Apr 2021, 17:46
Replies: 132
Views: 31,530
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I watched today's broadcast on Sky TV News...

I watched today's broadcast on Sky TV News because that was what my TV was set to from last night. Generally my opinion of
Press and TV is that they are Pond Life and Oxygen Burglars, However I was...
14th Mar 2021, 21:14
Replies: 62
Views: 13,765
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BEagle I was looking at my example of your...

BEagle
I was looking at my example of your photo and thinking I might post it (but it is a photo and not a print as in this thread). It is regularly admired by all who see it. It is also evocative...
14th Mar 2021, 20:46
Replies: 450
Views: 110,647
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The Padre at RAF Hullavington in 1962 spent his...

The Padre at RAF Hullavington in 1962 spent his spare time tending to the Officers Mess gardens, usually in tatty gardening dress. It was always fun when a new course arrived for the Nav School as...
25th Feb 2021, 06:53
Replies: 40
Views: 7,552
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Exavcert The Door was forced open and the...

Exavcert

The Door was forced open and the chute deployed by compressed Nitrogen as you say. However the bottom of the door had a metal sealing strip which is what was severed explosively when the...
23rd Feb 2021, 10:34
Replies: 40
Views: 7,552
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The TTF instructor crew gave a demonstration on...

The TTF instructor crew gave a demonstration on the ground ( up to blowing the door ) of the crew drills required to AOC 1 Group. It took 10+ minutes. The AOC is reputed to have called it a "Complete...
11th Dec 2020, 20:54
Replies: 42
Views: 16,607
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Some time after Ken Topaz had had his miraculous...

Some time after Ken Topaz had had his miraculous escape from death, I was in the next bed to him in Ely Hospital for a few, days undergoing a minor operation to remove some metalwork from my foot....
11th Dec 2020, 20:34
Replies: 147
Views: 56,137
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In the middle 60's the Weather Man on Anglia...

In the middle 60's the Weather Man on Anglia Television was a gentleman by the name of Michael Hunt. He was a regular guest at the Officer's Mess bar at RAF Marham at the weekends.
He was a...
23rd Aug 2020, 07:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,709
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RAFEngO74to09 & MPN11 Thank you for that...

RAFEngO74to09 & MPN11

Thank you for that information. Rather than eat more garlic and snails I will stay British. Anyway, I am still waiting for the Residency Permit I requested in January...
22nd Aug 2020, 09:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,709
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I live in France and in March 2015 asked HMRC...

I live in France and in March 2015 asked HMRC about choosing where to pay tax. They replied with a copy of the France/UK Double Taxation claim form. They also told me "Please note that your...
11th Aug 2020, 15:21
Replies: 16
Views: 4,075
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I met MNav Tony Melton at the FEAF Jungle...

I met MNav Tony Melton at the FEAF Jungle Survival School in Oct 1963, where I was on a course, before my Canberra tour. He gave a presentation on his experiences and did not mention maggots. He was...
23rd Jul 2020, 11:02
Replies: 7
Views: 2,410
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I retired from the Regular RAF in September 1998...

I retired from the Regular RAF in September 1998 and stayed in the same post but as a Retired Officer Operations Controller, with a Reserve commission. I was paid both as a Regular and as an RO for...
18th Jun 2020, 08:03
Replies: 469
Views: 202,828
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became very

BV # 61
The colour of large aircraft can be operationally important. The two Tristar K1 aircraft used in Op Granby were originally in the standard white livery flying towlines at 25,000ft not too...
15th Jun 2020, 06:50
Replies: 43
Views: 8,366
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Yes we did do the ACP study periods in the Vault...

Yes we did do the ACP study periods in the Vault while I was on 214, but do not think we did them when I was an instructor on the OCU.
I can not remember if the Drivers Airframe were there or not....
11th Jun 2020, 10:59
Replies: 43
Views: 8,366
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As FED intimated in #4 the ACP was rarely...

As FED intimated in #4 the ACP was rarely exercised during bomber exercises. The only one I flew was on 13 Dec 1966 - Ex Tibet 3hrs 50 night. As Top West 50 indicated at #12 a holding pattern(60 nm...
8th Jun 2020, 07:08
Replies: 43
Views: 8,366
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I can not give any details of the Valiant days as...

I can not give any details of the Valiant days as I was not there. However on the Victor Mk 1 Tanker we had a crew on short notice standby (I seem to remember 1 hour) to launch as ACP. This was not...
25th May 2020, 06:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
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Seb So sorry to get your sad news. My...

Seb
So sorry to get your sad news. My condolences to you and your family.

Dave
24th May 2020, 18:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
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Seb I am Dave Barradell, I was a Navigator...

Seb

I am Dave Barradell, I was a Navigator on the Fighting 45th with Rupert from October 1963 until he left the squadron in mid 1964. We normally flew as constituted crews, so I only flew with him...
18th May 2020, 08:12
Replies: 40
Views: 18,178
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Dan As I remember it the cameras were fitted...

Dan

As I remember it the cameras were fitted in the centre and left hand side windows of the Bomb Aimers window. The Captain would be flying the aircraft so would position on the target he could...
14th May 2020, 11:55
Replies: 40
Views: 18,178
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Did the good admiral have anything to say about...

Did the good admiral have anything to say about the MRR sorties that the Victor K2 Tankers were flying from the 19th April, when the Task Force was less than halfway between ASI and FI? Before the...
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