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30th Sep 2022, 08:30
Replies: 95
Views: 10,330
Posted By Brian 48nav

A quick glance over the top of the parapet again...

A quick glance over the top of the parapet again - well you prophets of doom have you noticed the /USD rate this morning? I am no expert but I said to my wife a week ago 'I bet the will be back in...
25th Sep 2022, 15:05
Replies: 95
Views: 10,330
Posted By Brian 48nav

I hate all the political rubbish that is spouted...

I hate all the political rubbish that is spouted in the Military Aviation section BUT for all you know-alls I think you'll find that the was almost at parity with the US Dollar in the early...
14th Aug 2022, 15:20
Replies: 63
Views: 16,478
Posted By Brian 48nav

Nick B, I had hoped an ex-Andover man would...

Nick B,

I had hoped an ex-Andover man would come up with the name you are looking for - But I have a vague memory of a 'Hamish' on 52 at Changi when I was there on 48 ( Hercules ) and the surname...
27th Jun 2022, 11:12
Replies: 60
Views: 27,836
Posted By Brian 48nav

How about - to avoid the confusing scenario...

How about - to avoid the confusing scenario everyone is talking about here?
3rd Jun 2022, 18:26
Replies: 26
Views: 4,880
Posted By Brian 48nav

dervish If your last sentence is directed at...

dervish

If your last sentence is directed at me - no, I wasn't aware that CAS (whichever one it was! ) had posted here on PPrune that the aircraft was ' off course by miles'.

As a former...
3rd Jun 2022, 08:16
Replies: 26
Views: 4,880
Posted By Brian 48nav

Chugalug2, Surely the Hercules loss off Pisa...

Chugalug2,

Surely the Hercules loss off Pisa in November 1971 was the RAF"s worst peacetime accident. IIRC, 6 crew and 42 Italian paratroopers lost.
1st Apr 2022, 12:45
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By Brian 48nav

Hi Pete, I've sent you a PM - sorry I called...

Hi Pete,

I've sent you a PM - sorry I called you Pat in that!

Brian

AA62

Did you hear from Lou/Bob?
25th Mar 2022, 09:36
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By Brian 48nav

Pete, I've got a book entitled ' Hastings,...

Pete,
I've got a book entitled ' Hastings, including a brief history of the Hermes' by Tim Senior. I noticed copies on the shelves in W H Smiths in Hereford yesterday. It seems to be one of a series...
23rd Mar 2022, 09:19
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By Brian 48nav

Hi Patkinson, I can't help you with the...

Hi Patkinson,

I can't help you with the flypast I'm afraid as I was still at Nav' School when the 48 Hastings were retired and arrived on the squadron as a young Hercules nav' in late '67.

The...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Feb 2022, 08:39
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By Brian 48nav

Blimey! I wouldn't have recognised Greg - when I...

Blimey! I wouldn't have recognised Greg - when I got my 'early go' in 2000 he still had hair! A nice bloke, good ATCO and IIRC an Arsenal fan as well. By the way Greg, if you read this, my hair...
21st Dec 2021, 08:22
Replies: 292
Views: 60,096
Posted By Brian 48nav

Bob, Normally you are one of my most respected...

Bob, Normally you are one of my most respected posters here - you have an amazing way of putting us 'Old Farts' down without us being insulted or even realising that you have done so. I can assure...
28th Nov 2021, 14:51
Replies: 6
Views: 3,004
Posted By Brian 48nav

Pretty sure it was RAE Bedford - try sending a PM...

Pretty sure it was RAE Bedford - try sending a PM to Dunregulatin - he was there as an ATCO in the 80s.
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Nov 2021, 08:16
Replies: 17
Views: 3,021
Posted By Brian 48nav

Nimmer, I see you are 53, the age I was when...

Nimmer,

I see you are 53, the age I was when I got my 'early go'. I can assure you that time will fly by and you will become one of those retirees you appear to despise, as they are no longer in...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Nov 2021, 10:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,021
Posted By Brian 48nav

Nimmer Got out of bed the wrong side this...

Nimmer

Got out of bed the wrong side this morning? Your sarcastic comment was completely out of order!
5th Nov 2021, 18:58
Replies: 20
Views: 8,533
Posted By Brian 48nav

That's sad news! FED was one of those posters...

That's sad news! FED was one of those posters here whose contribution I always looked out for.
15th Oct 2021, 10:00
Replies: 77
Views: 15,350
Posted By Brian 48nav

HI Griffo, I'm sure the Taj Mahal is at Agra. ...

HI Griffo,
I'm sure the Taj Mahal is at Agra.

Jefford's book 'RAF Squadrons' has maps showing every airfield ever used by the RAF and it shows one at Agra which was apparently used by 20,30 and...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Jul 2021, 08:03
Replies: 18
Views: 3,391
Posted By Brian 48nav

Window Job That's great news! I forgot...

Window Job

That's great news!

I forgot to mention 'Mines the Chevy' - not been here for a while.
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jul 2021, 07:42
Replies: 18
Views: 3,391
Posted By Brian 48nav

Nice to see a couple of ex-LL ATCOs still...

Nice to see a couple of ex-LL ATCOs still posting! It has been so quiet lately I was beginning to think I may be the last man standing! Nothing from HD,Window Job and Atco2 for ages.
27th Jun 2021, 13:53
Replies: 42
Views: 12,065
Posted By Brian 48nav

AARON Yes you're right! I'd forgotten the Colerne...

AARON Yes you're right! I'd forgotten the Colerne one - pretty sure it was September '73, the day I was having my final medical at Lyneham. The skipper was Tony Barrett a Flt Cdr on 48, who had been...
27th Jun 2021, 08:10
Replies: 42
Views: 12,065
Posted By Brian 48nav

Herod 66 were purchased. I believe one of...

Herod

66 were purchased. I believe one of the first ( XV 177 or was it 178? ) went to Boscombe and stayed there for years.

By the time I left at my 8year option in late '73, one had been lost...
23rd Jun 2021, 09:55
Replies: 623
Views: 126,729
Posted By Brian 48nav

DODGY.. On 30 we had a co-pilot, Pete Cullum,...

DODGY.. On 30 we had a co-pilot, Pete Cullum, nicknamed A-Z cos he had so many christian names - 5 I think?
23rd Jun 2021, 07:52
Replies: 623
Views: 126,729
Posted By Brian 48nav

Back in the days of dinosaurs - the late60s/early...

Back in the days of dinosaurs - the late60s/early 70s we had a nav on 30 known as Vick 'cos he got 'right up your nose'.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Apr 2021, 12:36
Replies: 176
Views: 51,533
Posted By Brian 48nav

TalkdownMan

Malcy,

Time to write your memoirs!

If you can be a bit more discrete than Clint ( RIP ) was, you may even find a publisher.

Enjoy your 'retirement'.

Brian W
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Feb 2021, 08:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Brian 48nav

brianj

Are you ex-LATCC C Watch too?
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Feb 2021, 10:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Brian 48nav

Tony, Sorry it seemed like a good idea at...

Tony,

Sorry it seemed like a good idea at the time to move your thread here - I know of a handful of exLL guys of your Dad's time who sometimes post here, I hope none of them have 'fallen off the...
5th Feb 2021, 09:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Brian 48nav

MP Reddell is in my logbook for 1st Nov 1966 (...

MP Reddell is in my logbook for 1st Nov 1966 ( I'm only a young whippersnapper! ) from Gaydon - no initial I'm afraid!


Then I had a brainwave, I remembered that Warrant Officers appeared in the...
25th Dec 2020, 11:04
Replies: 8
Views: 3,557
Posted By Brian 48nav

Merry Christmas all - especially loved ones and...

Merry Christmas all - especially loved ones and families left behind while many servicemen and women are on duty today.

B48N another Cerney 218er.
17th Dec 2020, 11:03
Replies: 29
Views: 11,019
Posted By Brian 48nav

sharpend, I enjoyed that! Was it the...

sharpend,


I enjoyed that! Was it the Canberra wing in Akrotiri per chance? 4 guys from my nav' course were posted there in late '67, Bill Gault, Nick Morgan are the only names I'm sure of, the...
10th Dec 2020, 10:33
Replies: 663
Views: 156,400
Posted By Brian 48nav

Old Bricks - you've got that old chestnut the...

Old Bricks - you've got that old chestnut the wrong way round! In my day it was always the pilots that were regarded as thick- - especially in the Herc/Transport world!
16th Nov 2020, 09:03
Replies: 11
Views: 3,789
Posted By Brian 48nav

Hi Sally, Great to see you post here, that...

Hi Sally,

Great to see you post here, that sounds awful but you know what I mean! I trust you and Pete and the rest of the family are well. It's years since we last met, at 'Miserable Mike's' (...
3rd Nov 2020, 08:55
Replies: 11
Views: 3,789
Posted By Brian 48nav

I too was on 30 when Ken was boss. A really...

I too was on 30 when Ken was boss. A really pleasant approachable guy.

RIP Sir.
20th Oct 2020, 20:36
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By Brian 48nav

Not 45 Sqn - they were out in Malaya then with...

Not 45 Sqn - they were out in Malaya then with Mosquitos and then Brigands.. 47 Sqn perhaps?
27th Sep 2020, 17:30
Replies: 96
Views: 14,470
Posted By Brian 48nav

Herod I was going to say when I joined at...

Herod

I was going to say when I joined at South Cerney in Dec' 65 IIRC I was given a 4232*** number followed by a suffix letter which disappeared on commissioning, but Barksdale Boy beat me to it...
23rd Aug 2020, 19:49
Replies: 77
Views: 20,877
Posted By Brian 48nav

Walkerman George Luckins was a Herc' skipper...

Walkerman

George Luckins was a Herc' skipper on 48 ( '67 -69 or 70 ) IIRC he was on Brits immediately before Hercs then went back to them after his Herc' tour.

A real character - I believe he...
16th Aug 2020, 16:48
Replies: 46
Views: 6,974
Posted By Brian 48nav

Geriaviator, Many thanks for including me in...

Geriaviator,

Many thanks for including me in the tribute to our dear departed Danny.

In my short RAF career 65-73 I must have come into contact with or even flown with veterans of the war in...
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