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Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 10:25
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Posted By johnfairr

Fighters in the Blood

Been a while since I posted here, things move on, as do people. Anyway, I have posted the bit below in Mil Forum, “Gaining a Pilots brevet etc . . . “

Some of you will have read bits of this...
27th Aug 2020, 10:44
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Views: 3,942,872
Posted By johnfairr

Fighters in the Blood

Some of you will have read bits of this before (A Spitfire Pilot) in this thread when I transcribed my fathers’ memories and started to drip feed them in this thread. A couple of years ago my...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 10:44
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Great, thanks chums and a very happy Birthday to...

Great, thanks chums and a very happy Birthday to the one and only Drapes. Where would we be without his slippery fingers and milk bottle, eh???
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2020, 09:26
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

At the risk of exchanging feet in ones mouth, has...

At the risk of exchanging feet in ones mouth, has anyone heard from an erstwhile chum, Angels?
24th Apr 2020, 17:51
Replies: 10
Views: 3,431
Posted By johnfairr

I seem to remember an Eddie Craig who went...

I seem to remember an Eddie Craig who went through OCTU at RAF Henlow, March - June 1972. Could this be the same one?
I was also on that course, 259 Red/Orange, from memory.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2020, 08:40
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

A matter of grave concern . . .

It would appear that my wedding ring refuses to behave as it should. I can twist and turn it in the vertical plane but not the horizontal, This is due to a knuckle growing too big for its boots due...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2020, 11:19
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Well, well, well . . . . . . What a fine reunion.

Thought I'd add some colour to the proceedings . . .
Nearly time for a small libation
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Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 20:06
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Many thanks, Bluey. If I was a betting man i'd...

Many thanks, Bluey. If I was a betting man i'd go short on Laser. Sad to say, but would love to see him here again.

Cebu? Is that the Philipines? Seem to remember something about it in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 10:27
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Looking at the old Pprune postings above,...

Looking at the old Pprune postings above, reminds me. Is LaserNigel still around? Last heard of marrying someone (AGAIN, WILL HE EVER LEARN . . . ?)
Any news appreciated,

JR
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2019, 08:44
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Nothing wrong with Farnborough, Cap'n Reddo!! ...

Nothing wrong with Farnborough, Cap'n Reddo!! Give a wave as you come in. I'll have two cars in the drive, you can't miss them!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2019, 14:36
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Can't add much that hasn't been said. To say he...

Can't add much that hasn't been said. To say he was a "One-Off" doesn't go halfway there. One of the funniest, if not THE funniest posters on PPRuNe. He and Gainesy were a joy to read.

All the...
15th Nov 2018, 12:47
Replies: 161
Views: 38,396
Posted By johnfairr

RIP Danny. Honoured to learn from you. Thank...

RIP Danny. Honoured to learn from you. Thank you.
9th Nov 2018, 20:32
Replies: 12,789
Views: 3,942,872
Posted By johnfairr

Sandisondaughter 15 Sqn

There is a very fine reference book, "RAF Squadrons" by Wing Commander C G Jefford that gives details of location and aircraft operated by squadron and dates. I've had a flick through the 2nd edition...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2018, 13:19
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2018, 22:17
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Missing peeps

Bluey, you are so right! I well remember confusing the gender of a certain Australian lady and being severely castigated by the assembled throng. It was those sort of little things that people...
14th Jun 2018, 21:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,432
Posted By johnfairr

Wing Commander Derek George Blunden MBE (582746)

A chum of mine would like to know a bit more about her Uncle. Does anyone know of, or could point me in the way of his service record? Usual fee applies, a beer or two whenevver . . . ;)

Many...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2018, 11:06
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Thumbs up Great to hear from you Drapes!!

Much relief at seeing the august Drapes posting on Trabb. Keep it going!!
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2018, 17:39
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Keep on punching the jelly, Drapes. Good to see...

Keep on punching the jelly, Drapes. Good to see you around. :D:D:D
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2018, 11:06
Replies: 135
Views: 16,445
Posted By johnfairr

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but Kirk...

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but Kirk Douglas in the WW1 film "Paths of Glory" was particularly harrowing, yet all the more believable for it.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Nov 2017, 09:39
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

F4 pi$$ up in London today. I feel a Captain...

F4 pi$$ up in London today. I feel a Captain Oates moment coming on . . . . . "I might be some time . . . . "

:ok::ok:
11th Oct 2017, 15:38
Replies: 171
Views: 30,164
Posted By johnfairr

Petition signed and shared on the Book of Face. ...

Petition signed and shared on the Book of Face. Over 20,000 signatures as at today.
13th Sep 2017, 11:40
Replies: 136
Views: 35,336
Posted By johnfairr

It's obvious that no one from the RAFM looks at...

It's obvious that no one from the RAFM looks at Pprune . . . . . . . :sad:
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2017, 15:40
Replies: 31
Views: 4,014
Posted By johnfairr

"That's Keynsham, spelt K - E - Y - N - S - H - A...

"That's Keynsham, spelt K - E - Y - N - S - H - A - M, nr Bristol . . . "
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2017, 15:47
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

You're never really a "former Trabbist", just a...

You're never really a "former Trabbist", just a lapsed one . . . . Once bitten it never leaves you.

All the best Drapes.

Reminds me of a classic Pete'n'Dud sketch. Auditions for Tarzan. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2017, 15:37
Replies: 13,629
Views: 2,004,643
Posted By johnfairr

Thanks, Bluey, yes, a huge relief. As they say,...

Thanks, Bluey, yes, a huge relief. As they say, wouldn't be a proper wedding without a few alarums & excursions . . . .
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