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17th Apr 2019, 07:02
Replies: 44
Views: 12,700
Posted By rolling20

Langley, I did mention that above.....'The fact...

Langley, I did mention that above.....'The fact is that the mosquito ,even in the LNSF, was seen more as a nuisance, depriving sleep to the population and keeping the defences alert.' Don't forget it...
16th Apr 2019, 18:13
Replies: 44
Views: 12,700
Posted By rolling20

I shall be forever grateful, that a number of...

I shall be forever grateful, that a number of years ago my 12000 word dissertation, Air Power: The Strategic Offensive 1939-45, wasn't marked by you and that my Professor gave me the mark he did....
16th Apr 2019, 09:36
Replies: 44
Views: 12,700
Posted By rolling20

Oh yes I stand by everything and it seems I am...

Oh yes I stand by everything and it seems I am not the only one who thinks the same. I trust you have studied B29 operations? They were fairly invulnerable to Japanese attacks at 30,000 feet until...
15th Apr 2019, 21:35
Replies: 44
Views: 12,700
Posted By rolling20

​​​​​​Agree entirely Langleybaston.

​​​​​​Agree entirely Langleybaston.
15th Apr 2019, 21:33
Replies: 44
Views: 12,700
Posted By rolling20

OAP, pray tell why my last sentence is incorrect?...

OAP, pray tell why my last sentence is incorrect? Who asserted that the Germans had no need to counter the mosquito? I didn't. The fact is that the mosquito even in the LNSF was seen more as a...
15th Apr 2019, 18:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By rolling20

Interesting story. U boat sources have nothing...

Interesting story. U boat sources have nothing regarding the action suggested. I am sure something like that would have been well known. The lancs fitted with .5 turrets would have been with 1 and...
15th Apr 2019, 17:37
Replies: 44
Views: 12,700
Posted By rolling20

I for one have never come across the Avro...

I for one have never come across the Avro suggestion or indeed that it was turned down because of the views of aircrew, but I stand to be corrected. I think a lot of people miss the point. The...
8th Apr 2019, 16:40
Replies: 44
Views: 12,700
Posted By rolling20

Wensleydale, this has been mentioned on here...

Wensleydale, this has been mentioned on here before, but in a slightly different and may I say, more credible vein. Freeman Dyson ,who was a young operational research scientist, came up with the...
8th Apr 2019, 16:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By rolling20

Surprised they still need instructors. I attended...

Surprised they still need instructors. I attended an event at my old UAS a few years ago and one student had been on it 2 years and had 30mins flying time.
30th Mar 2019, 15:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By rolling20

SKY News: A WW2 Fighter Jet which was shot down...

Sky covering the excavation of a Hurricane shot down on 26.8.40 over Fobbing Essex. The title was a WW2 Fighter Jet. Who do they employ to do their research, appalling.
26th Mar 2019, 08:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,498
Posted By rolling20

Pleasure air pig.

Pleasure air pig.
25th Mar 2019, 21:43
Replies: 17
Views: 2,498
Posted By rolling20

I thought Squadron Leader Frank McKenna was the...

I thought Squadron Leader Frank McKenna was the person responsible for the rounding up? There was a programme on Discovery about him a while ago.
3rd Mar 2019, 11:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,949
Posted By rolling20

Ah BEagle, I love Talking Pictures TV, wet...

Ah BEagle, I love Talking Pictures TV, wet afternoon, switch it on always something on there of interest. I guess the real reason is costs associated with flying. London to Perth return, according to...
1st Mar 2019, 19:22
Replies: 67
Views: 18,378
Posted By rolling20

Thanks for clearing that up :) . I didn't doubt...

Thanks for clearing that up :) . I didn't doubt the person telling me, but for some reason Norway stuck in mind
27th Feb 2019, 21:45
Replies: 22
Views: 3,407
Posted By rolling20

IIRC correctly, Cheshire implemented a reduced...

IIRC correctly, Cheshire implemented a reduced ammunition policy to save weight, when Halibag losses became critical.
27th Feb 2019, 21:42
Replies: 22
Views: 3,407
Posted By rolling20

Freeman Dyson advocated this during the war,...

Freeman Dyson advocated this during the war, calculating a Lancaster would have increased top speed of 50mph. The reason it was never implemented was to do with disruption of production and moral....
27th Feb 2019, 20:30
Replies: 22
Views: 3,407
Posted By rolling20

I think it was known, but squadrons didn't always...

I think it was known, but squadrons didn't always mention it. It was standard practice in 5 Group to keep IFF on even up to 1942, in the belief it jammed German radar. IFF would never normally be...
27th Feb 2019, 20:00
Replies: 67
Views: 18,378
Posted By rolling20

I remember being told of a Harrier pilot who...

I remember being told of a Harrier pilot who banged out on exercise in Norway and his fellow squadron members were surprised when he turned up on the ground, as the Harrier was still flying above...
27th Feb 2019, 19:56
Replies: 67
Views: 18,378
Posted By rolling20

I never understood how the posthumous awards...

I never understood how the posthumous awards given to the pilots were not the same.
25th Feb 2019, 11:41
Replies: 67
Views: 18,378
Posted By rolling20

As the thread has drifted slightly, as a 6th...

As the thread has drifted slightly, as a 6th former I shall always remember the Nimrod crash at Kinloss in 1980. That description at the time of the pilots actions left a deep impression on me.
22nd Feb 2019, 11:15
Replies: 67
Views: 18,378
Posted By rolling20

There was a crash of a civilian aircraft close to...

There was a crash of a civilian aircraft close to my home airport a few years ago. I won't go into details. Eye witnesses described the pilot as a hero for missing a school and this was widely quoted...
10th Feb 2019, 06:07
Replies: 36
Views: 5,242
Posted By rolling20

I had the pleasure of taking a winged lady doctor...

I had the pleasure of taking a winged lady doctor up from CFS in 92. Can't remember her name however.
10th Feb 2019, 06:03
Replies: 36
Views: 5,242
Posted By rolling20

I think before the war all multi engined bombers...

I think before the war all multi engined bombers ( aside of the Hampden) carried 2 pilots. The change back to single pilots was more to do with the expansion of the force and the introduction of the...
9th Feb 2019, 16:06
Replies: 36
Views: 5,242
Posted By rolling20

TTN, I am with you and think there is a mistake...

TTN, I am with you and think there is a mistake somewhere. His service number indicates he joined up around September 1941. He arrived as a Navigator on 550 from 1667 HCU on 18.12.43 and was posted...
29th Jan 2019, 07:59
Replies: 29
Views: 7,539
Posted By rolling20

Qualifying X country, entered non forcast cloud...

Qualifying X country, entered non forcast cloud over the North Downs. Immediately did a 180, whilst broadcasting to the station I had last spoken to, telling them of my predicament. I popped out into...
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