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29th Aug 2022, 16:24
Replies: 95
Views: 17,149
Posted By Shackman

Chetwynd hasn't changed much!

Chetwynd hasn't changed much!
26th Aug 2022, 17:31
Replies: 3,072
Views: 445,567
Posted By Shackman

Unfortunately the only cockpit pictures I have at...

Unfortunately the only cockpit pictures I have at the moment are more than a little obvious - so Open House
25th Aug 2022, 20:52
Replies: 3,072
Views: 445,567
Posted By Shackman

Looks more like something to do with a space...

Looks more like something to do with a space programme - the 'Buran' perhaps.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2022, 16:57
Replies: 43
Views: 9,748
Posted By Shackman

Many years ago I had a Yaw Channel runaway in a...

Many years ago I had a Yaw Channel runaway in a Chinook whilst sitting on the side of a hill unloading troops (luckily on an exercise in deepest Yorkshire!). It was obvious looking out that the front...
14th Aug 2022, 18:35
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

Wondered if it was an early picture of RAF Cox's...

Wondered if it was an early picture of RAF Cox's Bazar.
14th Aug 2022, 12:12
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

Are we in Danny42C's hunting grounds?

Are we in Danny42C's hunting grounds?
13th Aug 2022, 06:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By Shackman

At last; they’ve found some way of using all the...

At last; they’ve found some way of using all the hot air that blows out of MOD.
7th Aug 2022, 20:10
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

The SAS hid in the wreck of the barque Garland...

The SAS hid in the wreck of the barque Garland just outside /opposite Goose Green.
7th Aug 2022, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Shackman

I’d rather meet that than the three abreast HGVs...

I’d rather meet that than the three abreast HGVs coming down the hill the other night as I was going the other way!!

PS Showed the picture to Mrs S and she recognised it straight away, and gave me...
28th Jun 2022, 11:04
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

Are we in Reading - Woodley? (My other...

Are we in Reading - Woodley?

(My other thought was the flight deck of HMS Prince of Wales!)
22nd Apr 2022, 09:37
Replies: 92
Views: 9,014
Posted By Shackman

I like the addition of what looks like a tea...

I like the addition of what looks like a tea wagon between the two Hastings!
9th Apr 2022, 10:07
Replies: 3,361
Views: 457,536
Posted By Shackman

Far too much hot air comes from its namesake,...

Far too much hot air comes from its namesake, none of which seems to provide any lift.
29th Mar 2022, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Shackman

Shame you didn't post that about two weeks ago -...

Shame you didn't post that about two weeks ago - just had a big clearout!
23rd Mar 2022, 14:35
Replies: 64
Views: 6,744
Posted By Shackman

Surely there is only one 'unique' aircraft - The...

Surely there is only one 'unique' aircraft - The Wright Flyer. Everything else is a descendant.
16th Mar 2022, 14:24
Replies: 64
Views: 11,599
Posted By Shackman

Sorry - accidentally added Leeming.

Sorry - accidentally added Leeming.
16th Mar 2022, 11:12
Replies: 64
Views: 11,599
Posted By Shackman

The number of 'high-performance' combat strength...

The number of 'high-performance' combat strength is worryingly small, but if I was CAS I'd be more worried about the lack of bases - 4 front line fast jet stations (one of which also includes the...
2nd Mar 2022, 19:37
Replies: 3,072
Views: 445,567
Posted By Shackman

Looks more like a motor cycle side car with a...

Looks more like a motor cycle side car with a baby seat!!
19th Feb 2022, 21:21
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

Bahamas maybe?

Bahamas maybe?
21st Jan 2022, 13:52
Replies: 25
Views: 5,699
Posted By Shackman

Machrihanish...................... Detached...

Machrihanish......................
Detached there for a week in mid-70's with AEW Shack. TACO on our crew was a naval Lt Cdr, and as the wheezing bus pulled up at our accommodation (helpfully as far...
16th Jan 2022, 10:52
Replies: 46
Views: 7,122
Posted By Shackman

I like the 'ad' for high speed flight at the end...

I like the 'ad' for high speed flight at the end - featuring the Beverley!
10th Jan 2022, 16:04
Replies: 3,361
Views: 457,536
Posted By Shackman

Designed to be slung under something much bigger?

Designed to be slung under something much bigger?
10th Jan 2022, 14:09
Replies: 34
Views: 9,571
Posted By Shackman

Not strictly speaking an air display, but a...

Not strictly speaking an air display, but a 'display' tac landing in a Wessex in front of Royal party at Aldergrove, who were downwind of LS. Unfortunately troops threw a load of red smoke grenades...
13th Dec 2021, 10:26
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

How about Carlisle? While since I've been there,...

How about Carlisle? While since I've been there, but they did have an excellent cafe!
11th Dec 2021, 13:11
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

Belfast City?

Belfast City?
9th Dec 2021, 08:57
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

West Point Island strip is at S51.34 W60.68 (Go...

West Point Island strip is at S51.34 W60.68 (Go north from the settlement). Went there a couple of times but again landed by the houses rather than the strip. Jason Islands were famed for Penguin...
8th Dec 2021, 21:35
Replies: 16
Views: 3,575
Posted By Shackman

NutLoose: Air portable speak UK style - Buy...

NutLoose: Air portable speak UK style - Buy something designed to be air portable (Like say No 1ACC), place in Southern UK near suitable airhead. Lossie Radar goes long term u/s, send for 1 ACC. No...
8th Dec 2021, 15:59
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

Think you're right there O O - never used the...

Think you're right there O O - never used the strip as we always landed outside the settlement (but it was a long time ago!).
8th Dec 2021, 11:51
Replies: 1,481
Views: 96,671
Posted By Shackman

Are we at New Island (AKA W07 HLS)?

Are we at New Island (AKA W07 HLS)?
8th Dec 2021, 11:03
Replies: 742
Views: 461,316
Posted By Shackman

And who exactly took the press (BBC et al) across...

And who exactly took the press (BBC et al) across to Beirut so they could film the 'first RAF aircraft over Beirut' - 8 Sqn Chinooks had already commenced operations into Beirut.

PS What happened...
4th Dec 2021, 09:38
Replies: 13
Views: 3,364
Posted By Shackman

Like many others on here, I'm sorry to hear of...

Like many others on here, I'm sorry to hear of Lofty's passing. His style of instruction was 'interesting' at times, but he got the message across and ingrained in my brain. The groundschool...
8th Nov 2021, 16:46
Replies: 3,361
Views: 457,536
Posted By Shackman

My apologies for not replying sooner Bear - left...

My apologies for not replying sooner Bear - left early this morning. Unfortunately nothing immediately to hand, so will have to make the inevitable reply:

OPEN HOUSE
8th Nov 2021, 16:38
Replies: 74
Views: 14,107
Posted By Shackman

The Nav in question (nice colour in suits) was on...

The Nav in question (nice colour in suits) was on my crew on 8 Sqn for a while before I went rotary. He was also my 'co-pilot'/RHS when we took a Chinook up to 8 Sqn for an open day, with an ex 8...
7th Nov 2021, 12:01
Replies: 3,361
Views: 457,536
Posted By Shackman

Collins X-112 perhaps.

Collins X-112 perhaps.
19th Oct 2021, 10:20
Replies: 3,072
Views: 445,567
Posted By Shackman

Vans RV-6A?

Vans RV-6A?
13th Sep 2021, 06:42
Replies: 18
Views: 4,422
Posted By Shackman

Try reading “A Thousand shall Fall” by Murray...

Try reading “A Thousand shall Fall” by Murray Peden. One of the best books on Bomber Command operations I’ve read: he starts on Stirlings and then goes on to Fortresses on 214 Sqn, and describes...
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