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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2019, 00:11
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By ex_matelot

I've succesfully embarrassed a few people at my...

I've succesfully embarrassed a few people at my place into no longer using "going forward" now. It sorted of bacame fashion in emauil trails and eventually some appeared to be constructing emails in...
17th Jan 2019, 00:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,157
Posted By ex_matelot

I think this may be “Delta Off, Charlie Off” as...

I think this may be “Delta Off, Charlie Off” as in Off Target

As far as I have ever come across, “hop” is simply American slang for “trip”
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Yes, I think this is most likely...
16th Jan 2019, 00:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,157
Posted By ex_matelot

Quick question

A quick question If I may - to all those 'sky gods' with an aversion to natural fibres...

What does "hop" mean? Listening to a few transcripts and have heard it a few times.

Thanks.

:)
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jan 2019, 00:57
Replies: 60
Views: 7,995
Posted By ex_matelot

Used to have a 'Watchman' at HMS Cambridge,...

Used to have a 'Watchman' at HMS Cambridge, Plymouth - for range safety. I think it was also monitored by London Mil.
Forum: Questions
2nd Jan 2019, 00:55
Replies: 31
Views: 9,418
Posted By ex_matelot

In '96 was on HMS Cumberland, taking part in...

In '96 was on HMS Cumberland, taking part in Ex-Purple Star. About ten at night, one of the wrens, who had been having a cig on the starboard waist came into the ops room and said "come and have a...
7th Dec 2018, 06:57
Replies: 161
Views: 30,811
Posted By ex_matelot

Bit dusty in here... Followed the Brevet...

Bit dusty in here...

Followed the Brevet thread from the start but I'm not up-to-date on it. The bit I'm up to, Danny is still posting. Going to seem horrible reading his words knowing now what...
6th Dec 2018, 18:46
Replies: 51
Views: 12,066
Posted By ex_matelot

Have not watched any of these yet. Anyone able to...

Have not watched any of these yet. Anyone able to confirm whether it follows/ ticks the boxes for the usual tropes that RN 'fly on the wall' documentaries do:
Focuses on one or two individuals who...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Oct 2018, 19:12
Replies: 60
Views: 3,637
Posted By ex_matelot

I can't explain this but - I knew the exact...

I can't explain this but - I knew the exact moment my grandad died. I was on weekend leave at the time and In a club. I suddenly felt an overwhelming feeling of sadness at around 9pm, such that I'd...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2018, 19:45
Replies: 33
Views: 2,559
Posted By ex_matelot

Wrt "customer service"...Google Mary Gober. ...

Wrt "customer service"...Google Mary Gober.
Many institutions in the UK have now implemented her recommendations. In short- Customer service is measured on time spent on phone as opposed to problem...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2018, 19:32
Replies: 310
Views: 26,826
Posted By ex_matelot

Were I a Saudi prince, and wanted to "off"...

Were I a Saudi prince, and wanted to "off" someone...

I would find much cheaper and less conspicuous means of achieving so.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2018, 19:18
Replies: 68
Views: 3,554
Posted By ex_matelot

Who was the Canadian chap, or bloke who lived in...

Who was the Canadian chap, or bloke who lived in Canada- was an ATC I think who was prolific until; about 2008? Posted pics of snow ski's and stuff.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2018, 15:58
Replies: 371
Views: 49,809
Posted By ex_matelot

My grouping was within 3.5cm on last APWT

My grouping was within 3.5cm on last APWT
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2018, 14:44
Replies: 371
Views: 49,809
Posted By ex_matelot

Whoa there Leslie....! Steady yourselves! Have...

Whoa there Leslie....! Steady yourselves!
Have never ventured onto this bit of Pprune before.

I see several "walts" trying to reinforce their credentials via criticism.

I know of the situation...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2018, 19:34
Replies: 10,029
Views: 1,087,168
Posted By ex_matelot

That has potential the be the best "wrong number"...

That has potential the be the best "wrong number" in history"

"Hi..I'm from the internet...can I speak to the 2nd sea lord of second helpings please?"

"**** off, divvent know wot yeronabourt...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2018, 16:18
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By ex_matelot

If this thing "takes off" we'll end up with a few...

If this thing "takes off" we'll end up with a few Man Utd players posting on here no doubt!
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2018, 16:03
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2018, 15:48
Replies: 10,029
Views: 1,087,168
Posted By ex_matelot

Thanks for that Blue. Good to see he's following...

Thanks for that Blue. Good to see he's following correct procedure and "giving way to starboard".

Anyone here have external comms with him? I would have thought so.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2018, 15:09
Replies: 10,029
Views: 1,087,168
Posted By ex_matelot

I've not logged in for quite a while. I read that...

I've not logged in for quite a while. I read that Monsieur Draper has been AWOL.
Is he okay??
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2018, 22:21
Replies: 758
Views: 76,928
Posted By ex_matelot

Every now and again the BBC seem to decide upon a...

Every now and again the BBC seem to decide upon a new pronunciation of a word - mainly foreign place names. We then undergo a period where said place/word is crowbarred into as many sentences as...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2018, 19:51
Replies: 758
Views: 76,928
Posted By ex_matelot

Starbucks [email protected] Observe a queue at the...

Starbucks [email protected]

Observe a queue at the various "trendy" coffee emporiums at various train stations etc. A queue of only five people can extend twenty or thirty feet. Their main objective is...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2018, 18:45
Replies: 166
Views: 13,806
Posted By ex_matelot

I think the driving influence is not the actual...

I think the driving influence is not the actual opinions of those in the Labour heirachy but - the opinions of a quite considerable portion of the electorate who, as a demographic, are more likely to...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2018, 17:24
Replies: 758
Views: 76,928
Posted By ex_matelot

Anybody ever encountered the "Prince Philip" in a...

Anybody ever encountered the "Prince Philip" in a supermarket. An old chap, usually impeccably dressed positioned ten marching paces behind his wife. Arms firmly behind back he slowly follows her,...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2018, 23:34
Replies: 80
Views: 7,350
Posted By ex_matelot

Great comment read elsewhere: "I see border...

Great comment read elsewhere:

"I see border controls were slack even in those days"
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2018, 10:30
Replies: 94
Views: 10,934
Posted By ex_matelot

Er...where do you want to start?

Er...where do you want to start?
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2018, 09:41
Replies: 94
Views: 10,934
Posted By ex_matelot

I wonder if those who refuse to acknowledge...

I wonder if those who refuse to acknowledge certain traits would be happy for quite a lot discussed in the "you know you are in Africa when..." thread, were to become he norm for us here in the...
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