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11th Jun 2022, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By Alan Mills

666

It has gone back for a Major, and probably system update, we now have 2 newish RJs to use, Check out the frame numbers on FR24.
15th May 2022, 16:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By Alan Mills

ASV21

It would have been helpful if the sonobouys were displayed on the radar screen, but it did not happen. There were a few occasions when flying out of Changi that the sea was calm enough to detect the...
11th Jun 2020, 19:01
Replies: 25
Views: 10,002
Posted By Alan Mills

JN, I was a Nimrod AEO, 206 Sqn Mike Blee as...

JN, I was a Nimrod AEO, 206 Sqn Mike Blee as captain. Did 1 "deep South " sortie. I think Dave Ford did the most.
10th Jun 2020, 15:48
Replies: 25
Views: 10,002
Posted By Alan Mills

Jacko, the 4 AeOps in your last paragraph were...

Jacko, the 4 AeOps in your last paragraph were used to provide Maritime communications/procedures knowledge for the C130s when they flew on the long missions to support the Task force. The C130...
20th Apr 2020, 18:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By Alan Mills

Dave Leppard, canberras in Germany, Shackletons...

Dave Leppard, canberras in Germany, Shackletons at Gib, ballykelly, then USA exchange, then Shacks(OC 204)at Honningtonodore then 8 Sqn at Lossie, Then Finningley as Air Commodore. After that...
13th Apr 2020, 20:09
Replies: 11
Views: 3,676
Posted By Alan Mills

I worked with Bob when I was on 51 Sqn in the...

I worked with Bob when I was on 51 Sqn in the early to mid 90s. He was very good company, and especially during a 2 week trip to Texas with Mike Blee and Rodney Light. He takes the credit for the...
14th Nov 2019, 10:31
Replies: 61
Views: 16,578
Posted By Alan Mills

I think 204 was in Dakar for the final part of...

I think 204 was in Dakar for the final part of the War
6th Apr 2018, 18:03
Replies: 160
Views: 173,851
Posted By Alan Mills

I heard that he did apply for a commission, and...

I heard that he did apply for a commission, and at Biggin Hill was asked who Macnamara was (USA Sec Def), "the leader of the band" was his reply! Biggin was not amused. The crew on 204 had a Sgt...
6th Apr 2018, 17:48
Replies: 65
Views: 22,760
Posted By Alan Mills

Tail wheels

When I was on 204 at Ballykelly in 66/7?, we were delivered of 2 Mk 2 phase 3 Shacks. During the compass swing outside the Sqn buildings, the driver of the tug pulled the tailwheel off one of the new...
20th Mar 2018, 15:29
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Alan Mills

Dave did you not go via Honington before the OCU?

Dave did you not go via Honington before the OCU?
15th Jun 2017, 21:20
Replies: 65
Views: 24,505
Posted By Alan Mills

We used to fly with a beam window open, the flash...

We used to fly with a beam window open, the flash misfires departed from there. There was an instruction to tape up the flash cartridge, and return it, nobody obeyed. I heard the story of Ray Hifle...
2nd Jun 2017, 18:46
Replies: 11
Views: 3,151
Posted By Alan Mills

Dave Ford was a Flt Lt at that time, I think he...

Dave Ford was a Flt Lt at that time, I think he did 4 0r 5 "Deep South" sorties. The last uneventful sortie was on 25 May Mike Blee as captain.
1st Mar 2017, 19:12
Replies: 65
Views: 24,505
Posted By Alan Mills

I remember the equipment on 205, there were only...

I remember the equipment on 205, there were only a few AeOps briefed on its use, and they kept it all very close to their chests. (knowledge is power!) There was some success, but I think the...
20th Feb 2017, 10:58
Replies: 77
Views: 30,981
Posted By Alan Mills

That looks like one of the local taxys. I...

That looks like one of the local taxys. I remember the upper internal balcony at the Hotel de France, which drained into the communal loo, and soaked the cardboard box full of used toilet paper.
10th Dec 2016, 09:49
Replies: 10
Views: 3,232
Posted By Alan Mills

RIP Paddy. He and I converted on to Shacks and...

RIP Paddy. He and I converted on to Shacks and then completed a tour as a constituted crew on 204 at Ballykelly. One morning he awoke and realising he had overslept ran across the airfield to the...
27th Mar 2016, 18:47
Replies: 47
Views: 14,150
Posted By Alan Mills

When I was on 204 at Ballykelly in May '67 we did...

When I was on 204 at Ballykelly in May '67 we did a dinghy drill from Portrush, The AEO (GB) junped from the Pinnace into the dinghy, but the rest of us had to swim for it in flying suits. The...
6th Dec 2015, 17:03
Replies: 47
Views: 9,289
Posted By Alan Mills

Labuan LROFE

When I was on the LROFE trips to Labuan, we used to land there, kick a couple of Siggies out, and while they went off for the duty free, the a/c would do circuits, after an agreed time the a/c would...
5th Aug 2015, 19:10
Replies: 926
Views: 398,059
Posted By Alan Mills

I have never liked Airseeker, it seems to have...

I have never liked Airseeker, it seems to have crept in from the capability name. If Rivet Joint is not acceptable, I think Guardian would be a good name, part of the ISTAR Triad with Sentry and...
13th Jul 2015, 08:01
Replies: 31
Views: 9,003
Posted By Alan Mills

Why was Government Property Toilet paper used on...

Why was Government Property Toilet paper used on the Star Trek USS Enterprise?
23rd Mar 2015, 16:42
Replies: 28
Views: 7,340
Posted By Alan Mills

I was on that trip to Copenhagen, the trip round...

I was on that trip to Copenhagen, the trip round the Carlsberg brewery was memorable. The US carrier was the JFK.
11th Feb 2015, 19:02
Replies: 110
Views: 60,908
Posted By Alan Mills

The Neptunes certainly had the range, and the...

The Neptunes certainly had the range, and the handling was excellent. I was told it was "almost like a fighter". APS 20 was very powerful, but the display was a bit rubbish when looking for small...
9th Jan 2015, 13:01
Replies: 1,628
Views: 447,448
Posted By Alan Mills

I remember that when the Nimrod in Japan broke,...

I remember that when the Nimrod in Japan broke, that the duty crew on 201 took another over there to replace it, and got lost over the Aleutians, landing at Shemya, much to everyone's' embarrassment.
2nd Oct 2014, 19:23
Replies: 99
Views: 54,445
Posted By Alan Mills

Wr963

First flew in it 14 Apr 1968 Capt Dave Hinchliffe Survex from Changi 11.40 Day. last flight in it from 205 was 7 Oct 1970 capt Bob Parratt Ex Logex from Whenuapai ".00day 7.20 Night.
Next time was...
3rd Aug 2014, 14:00
Replies: 136
Views: 21,150
Posted By Alan Mills

16 July 69, I flew for 6hours 15 mins in WR960...

16 July 69, I flew for 6hours 15 mins in WR960 Shackleton Mk 2 from RAF Changi with 205 Sqn. Crew training, no doubt radar homings 1c Sonics and circuits. Captain Flt Lt Bob Parratt (Nav). A month...
30th Jun 2014, 13:51
Replies: 18
Views: 3,766
Posted By Alan Mills

236 OCU

I was a student AEOp on the first "long" Nimrod Mk1 course, at St Mawgan, and my log book (first flight Jan 4 1970) shows the Unit as 236 OCU. Maybe the short courses were done by a MOCU, as they...
20th Apr 2014, 08:06
Replies: 77
Views: 30,981
Posted By Alan Mills

Ox, you could well be correct, it was all long...

Ox, you could well be correct, it was all long ago, although I still remember the bedbugs in the Hotel de France, and the appalling toilet on the hotel's 1st floor!
17th Apr 2014, 20:04
Replies: 77
Views: 30,981
Posted By Alan Mills

Boots

There were 2 stories, one was that his use of the foot pedals was pretty fierce, the other was that one afternoon when he was on SAR standby at Gan (205 Sqn) he was so upset at a decision against him...
17th Apr 2014, 19:54
Replies: 77
Views: 30,981
Posted By Alan Mills

Majunga

I went there 4 times with 205 from Singapore, 2 of them on 3 day visits from Gan, and 2 from Honington with 204. I wish I had had more time to explore the island. Christmas 1971 was memorable, with...
18th Oct 2013, 19:04
Replies: 34
Views: 9,605
Posted By Alan Mills

No paint for RJ

We should call it Guardian, to make an ISTAR triad with Sentry and Sentinel
7th Jul 2013, 09:59
Replies: 91
Views: 67,398
Posted By Alan Mills

buoy15

So, do you reckon you were badly supervised also?
2nd Oct 2012, 20:04
Replies: 94
Views: 47,511
Posted By Alan Mills

On two separate occasions during 69 and 70 a...

On two separate occasions during 69 and 70 a Shackleton from 205 Sqn Changi diverted into Vietnam with engine trouble. One was fixed after an overnight stay, but I think the other remained for an...
28th Dec 2010, 18:07
Replies: 116
Views: 25,696
Posted By Alan Mills

Shack Mk 2 phase2 Nimrod MR2P

3 May 1965 LROFE - 15 hrs 25mins - Shackleton 204 Sqn
25 May 1982 3 prods 18Hrs 45mins Nimrod 120 sqn:)

I remember 205 Sqn history referring to 30hr plus flights, doing mail runs from Ceylon...
26th Dec 2010, 21:18
Replies: 16
Views: 3,909
Posted By Alan Mills

You are correct, it does need updating, but Cyril...

You are correct, it does need updating, but Cyril should find the info he wants at that site.
26th Dec 2010, 21:15
Replies: 16
Views: 3,909
Posted By Alan Mills

Smile Yes I am, I see no need for the obscure...

Yes I am, I see no need for the obscure identities. Gary Chrimble and a Merry Rudolph to you.
24th Dec 2010, 14:24
Replies: 16
Views: 3,909
Posted By Alan Mills

Cool Have a look at Spyflight.co.uk that should get...

Have a look at Spyflight.co.uk that should get you started. Plus Cryptome.com plus google Echelon. If you work your way through that lot, you won't surface untill 2011!
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