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18th Jul 2019, 18:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,590
Posted By teeteringhead

Exactly as the Civil Service do.....

Exactly as the Civil Service do.....
18th Jul 2019, 09:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,590
Posted By teeteringhead

But why did she not get divorced?? Sadly I...

But why did she not get divorced??

Sadly I guess most of the "back pay" will go to lawyers.
18th Jul 2019, 09:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By teeteringhead

O-D still are by some ....... And CAS...

O-D

still are by some .......

And CAS will ensure that no middle-aged white men are involved in the project ........
10th Jul 2019, 13:30
Replies: 58
Views: 11,308
Posted By teeteringhead

For comparison and completeness, here's the best...

For comparison and completeness, here's the best image I could find of V1 hits. Less easy to read but there still seems to be a bias to the SE. You will see in all cases (and maybe the V2 also?)...
9th Jul 2019, 11:11
Replies: 58
Views: 11,308
Posted By teeteringhead

Missed Central London would be more accurate. SE...

Missed Central London would be more accurate. SE and E London didn't do so well, nor did North Kent.

Here's a map of V2 hits.....

...
9th Jul 2019, 10:57
Replies: 44
Views: 8,853
Posted By teeteringhead

One remembers in the early 70s at the Secret...

One remembers in the early 70s at the Secret Hampshire Helicopter Base, we were expecting 845 NAS to arrive for some p*ssup or other (sorry - mutual exchange of views and tactics). Airfield waa clear...
8th Jul 2019, 18:24
Replies: 261
Views: 105,709
Posted By teeteringhead

But their time at Shawbury will make them...

But their time at Shawbury will make them indoctrinated into things rotary!!

Or more worrying, perhaps things rotary in other coloured uniforms....
3rd Jul 2019, 10:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
Posted By teeteringhead

Was Suffolk not also the one who ate a whole jar...

Was Suffolk not also the one who ate a whole jar of (English of course!) mustard at a sitting after a Frenchman had claimed it was inedible......
2nd Jul 2019, 09:29
Replies: 58
Views: 11,308
Posted By teeteringhead

tracer Of course that's true, but I'm not sure it...

tracer Of course that's true, but I'm not sure it was public knowledge in '57 when Sputnik 1 launched.

At least it wasn't known by the space-obsessed 8 year old Young Teeters! (Who still has his...
1st Jul 2019, 12:04
Replies: 58
Views: 11,308
Posted By teeteringhead

And of course the SCUD (with which some of us...

And of course the SCUD (with which some of us slightly younger brethren are more familiar) had much of its inner workings derived from the earlier SCUNNER which was pretty much a copy of the V2/A4.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2019, 15:09
Replies: 19
Views: 2,060
Posted By teeteringhead

or of course - for those of us of a certain age -...

or of course - for those of us of a certain age - Khrushchev!
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2019, 15:57
Replies: 40
Views: 4,533
Posted By teeteringhead

To continue the thread drift (!), I recall a...

To continue the thread drift (!), I recall a story of Graham Hill (contemporary of J Clark) who had recorded and filmed a lap of Brands Hatch for some TV prog.

Early technology (or finger trouble)...
22nd Jun 2019, 15:41
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,098
Posted By teeteringhead

Hermann G and the Luftwaffe did quite well out of...

Hermann G and the Luftwaffe did quite well out of ex-glider pilots IIRC....

...... and some still flew gliders too, eg Eben Emael (sp?)
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2019, 09:06
Replies: 47
Views: 6,116
Posted By teeteringhead

Some years ago, a gtoup of family and friends...

Some years ago, a gtoup of family and friends were sat around the kitchen table in Teetering Towers, in the early hours of the morning, surounded by a few (OK a lot of) empty bottles.

Amongst the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jun 2019, 20:40
Replies: 47
Views: 6,116
Posted By teeteringhead

Shy Then there was the dyslexic Devil...

Shy


Then there was the dyslexic Devil Worshipper who sold his soul to Santa....
10th Jun 2019, 19:23
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By teeteringhead

Or two chaps with swords for that matter....

Or two chaps with swords for that matter....
3rd Jun 2019, 13:45
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,098
Posted By teeteringhead

Like many, I soloed in a glider with the Air...

Like many, I soloed in a glider with the Air Cadets at the age of 16. This led to fixed wing flying - also with the cadets - and subsequently a 40-odd year flying career. No RAF or flying family...
29th Apr 2019, 11:37
Replies: 62
Views: 12,953
Posted By teeteringhead

I remember the cynical chuckling when I was last...

I remember the cynical chuckling when I was last in the Ministry when we changed "Lessons Learned" to "Lessons Identified" ....

..... spot the difference! Answers on a postcard please.....
28th Apr 2019, 21:09
Replies: 9
Views: 3,689
Posted By teeteringhead

Sir, my pleasure ...

Sir, my pleasure


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x592/scan1_400ed1301bdd3abaaa48e2bc81baa6cfe1a12423_d9982f9089ce67ecd6a830fdf99ba8ae56d0a6c8.jpg

..and of course Barry...
24th Apr 2019, 14:05
Replies: 16
Views: 4,761
Posted By teeteringhead

SHFNI had a "1000 hours MTV" badge IIRC..... ...

SHFNI had a "1000 hours MTV" badge IIRC.....

........ and a "Hard Rock Cafe - Crossmaglen" T-shirt!
24th Apr 2019, 14:03
Replies: 52
Views: 16,295
Posted By teeteringhead

And the Wessex was often called "Queen Mother of...

And the Wessex was often called "Queen Mother of the Skies".......
20th Apr 2019, 17:55
Replies: 57
Views: 16,880
Posted By teeteringhead

But Airwolf had tastier co-pilots.......... ...

But Airwolf had tastier co-pilots..........


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/300x168/co_pilot_4ac0550f6db04ca8b00ca527731d7ab040385487.jpg
20th Apr 2019, 17:44
Replies: 30
Views: 7,437
Posted By teeteringhead

And here's the 1969 Syerston version: ...

And here's the 1969 Syerston version:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1420x2000/epson004_2d3bc82f7513026ecf9d6f9bf7c118e647a44dff.jpg

And I had a grand total of 201 hours...
14th Apr 2019, 20:27
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,098
Posted By teeteringhead

Thought for one moment there Milord Flash that...

Thought for one moment there Milord Flash that you meant Regional Commandants!!

But then none of them are pilots these days I understand ... not too long ago they all were. Coincidence.....??
14th Apr 2019, 18:46
Replies: 24
Views: 8,213
Posted By teeteringhead

One has often wondered why one obvious (to me at...

One has often wondered why one obvious (to me at least) solution to the "numberplate" issue has not been voiced or even tried.

For historical reasons, the Royal Artillery maintain their tradition...
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