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28th Jul 2021, 18:03
Replies: 13
Views: 3,569
Posted By ian16th

The alpha 'T' check character says that he was...

The alpha 'T' check character says that he was serving in 1965 when the check character was invented.
17th Dec 2019, 13:57
Replies: 350
Views: 187,180
Posted By ian16th

A56 Thanks for the pictures. That Nav's...

A56
Thanks for the pictures.
That Nav's position is very different to the Varsity's that worked on at Lindholme c1954-6.

Of course Green Satin hadn't been invented then!
14th Dec 2019, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By ian16th

The problem isn't just related to above ground...

The problem isn't just related to above ground buildings.
I am aware of a guy the died, as a result of working in an underground signals facility in Germany.
4th Dec 2019, 20:42
Replies: 2
Views: 2,622
Posted By ian16th

SAA crashes and burns. It's the end of the...

SAA crashes and burns. It's the end of the airline. (https://www.businessinsider.co.za/bruce-whitfield-saa-2019-12)
4th Dec 2019, 20:41
Replies: 2
Views: 2,622
Posted By ian16th

SAA crashes and burns. It's the end of the airline.

SAA must go into business rescue, Ramaphosa orders (https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/breaking-saa-must-go-into-business-rescue-ramaphosa-orders-20191204)
19th Oct 2019, 11:46
Replies: 141
Views: 65,680
Posted By ian16th

So discipline doesn't matter any more in the...

So discipline doesn't matter any more in the modern military?[/left]
19th Oct 2019, 11:43
Replies: 29
Views: 9,643
Posted By ian16th

There is a member of Johannesburg RAFA who was a...

There is a member of Johannesburg RAFA who was a NS pilot, flew Halifax's out of Gibraltar, in the late 40's.
I'm not in touch, as I moved away, but might be able to arrange an intermediary.
5th Sep 2019, 15:01
Replies: 114
Views: 62,445
Posted By ian16th

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x419/03s_2045ac9ac8d6b18efcf97c7a110a6ff5c0c95fca.jpg
We started early, but the sun came up quickly on the Equator.
5th Sep 2019, 14:58
Replies: 114
Views: 62,445
Posted By ian16th

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x415/13s_a538b2cc2d1404cc46a1f513dc03e85d85919880.jpg
Jav's following the Valiant's.
5th Sep 2019, 14:57
Replies: 114
Views: 62,445
Posted By ian16th

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x396/10s_9382014c653f598f9b392fb0b6e527872c75a02f.jpg
214 at Gan 1960. Taking Javelins home after a SEATO exercise. The Brit is for us Erks to...
14th May 2019, 13:42
Replies: 47
Views: 18,081
Posted By ian16th

From her previous displays of her mathematical...

From her previous displays of her mathematical capabilities, I don't think that Ms. Abbott can do multiplication.
26th Apr 2019, 08:21
Replies: 27
Views: 6,961
Posted By ian16th

Not the Beverley.

Not the Beverley.
16th Mar 2019, 09:56
Replies: 160
Views: 173,400
Posted By ian16th

The rank of Chief Tech came into being in 1951! ...

The rank of Chief Tech came into being in 1951!

Flt Sgt's were called 'Chief' for many years after that.

Dunno if they still are.

Chief Tech and Junior Tech were the only Tech ranks to...
5th Mar 2019, 09:23
Replies: 33
Views: 11,040
Posted By ian16th

We trained National Servicemen to fly Meteors in...

We trained National Servicemen to fly Meteors in the 1950's.

And got some service time from them.
14th Feb 2019, 20:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By ian16th

Dekart Private Disk Light is free disk encryption...

Dekart Private Disk Light is free disk encryption software for Windows. (https://www.dekart.com/products/encryption/private_disk_light)
11th Feb 2019, 09:57
Replies: 2,096
Views: 1,117,374
Posted By ian16th

The Valiant's had a stripped down version of...

The Valiant's had a stripped down version of Gee-H, with the 'H' bit removed!
30th Jan 2019, 20:21
Replies: 35
Views: 10,391
Posted By ian16th

Being a poor Cpl at the time, I did quite well...

Being a poor Cpl at the time, I did quite well when I bought this:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/450x526/clipboard04_da413ace826a0b3fda580033aad42139a0d3f8d4.jpg


In...
30th Jan 2019, 13:30
Replies: 35
Views: 10,391
Posted By ian16th

Not just any Rolex, but a GMT Master.

Not just any Rolex, but a GMT Master.
17th Dec 2018, 06:50
Replies: 20
Views: 8,142
Posted By ian16th

Istres seems to have changed a little, since the...

Istres seems to have changed a little, since the Royal Air Force Liaison Party left in May 1958.
8th Dec 2018, 08:21
Replies: 113
Views: 41,196
Posted By ian16th

As far as I can remember, the Valiant keys were...

As far as I can remember, the Valiant keys were all different.
Each Crew Chief had his own.
But you could buy them in Halfords!
4th Dec 2018, 09:37
Replies: 2
Views: 2,343
Posted By ian16th

A new African Forum

Hopefully it will replace our much missed local forum. (https://www.africanpilot.co.za/apacom)
4th Dec 2018, 08:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,664
Posted By ian16th

It is all explained here....

It is all explained here. (https://web.archive.org/web/20150205041741/https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/396186/JSP761_honours_awards.pdf)
30th Nov 2018, 19:46
Replies: 24
Views: 2,888
Posted By ian16th

The bulb from the compass could be used for...

The bulb from the compass could be used for tuning!
28th Nov 2018, 08:29
Replies: 24
Views: 2,888
Posted By ian16th

Do y'all know those crystals were valued at...

Do y'all know those crystals were valued at £10.00 each?

As a Corporal at Dishforth c1959, at the start of each shift I had to sign for a whole cupboard full of hundreds of the damn things. This...
20th Nov 2018, 22:39
Replies: 31
Views: 7,074
Posted By ian16th

The cavalry regiments allow former Captains to...

The cavalry regiments allow former Captains to use their ranks, if they are employment deals with horses.

This is NOT a joke!
16th Nov 2018, 12:22
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By ian16th

We had an Ex Locking brat on 214 in 1959, he was...

We had an Ex Locking brat on 214 in 1959, he was of Greek parents, but senility is hiding his name.

If it re-appears I'll post it.
15th Nov 2018, 14:46
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By ian16th

Are you interested in Greeks serving in Bomber...

Are you interested in Greeks serving in Bomber Command for the entirety of its existence? During WWII? The Cold War?
13th Nov 2018, 12:36
Replies: 172
Views: 46,541
Posted By ian16th

RIP Danny.

RIP Danny.
10th Nov 2018, 09:07
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,378,278
Posted By ian16th

Danny, Many Happy Returns.

Danny,
Many Happy Returns.
9th Nov 2018, 08:32
Replies: 51
Views: 12,033
Posted By ian16th

While I was at Coningsby, 1956-7, a tall 57 Sqdn...

While I was at Coningsby, 1956-7, a tall 57 Sqdn pilot was strapped in a seat of a Canberra B2, while the seat was winched out of the a/c.

When it reached the point where his knees would have been...
4th Nov 2018, 19:55
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,378,278
Posted By ian16th

Could the 'D' stand for Draft? A body of men...

Could the 'D' stand for Draft?

A body of men going somewhere was often a draft.
18th Oct 2018, 19:44
Replies: 52
Views: 10,139
Posted By ian16th

XD816 was a 214 Sqdn a/c. In GeeRams picture the...

XD816 was a 214 Sqdn a/c. In GeeRams picture the 214 loggo on the fin is quite clear. Also visible on the black painted section of the nose are the Rebecca Mk X shark fin aerials. We used to tell...
17th Oct 2018, 13:37
Replies: 52
Views: 10,139
Posted By ian16th

Time flies! I was demobbed from 214 @ Marham...

Time flies!

I was demobbed from 214 @ Marham as the Valiants were scrapped. :)

February 1965[/left]
6th Oct 2018, 09:30
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,378,278
Posted By ian16th

Did Danny know about this? Did the...

Did Danny know about this?

Did the organisers know about Danny? (https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/its-been-privilage-burma-veterans-15245468)
1st Oct 2018, 12:33
Replies: 66
Views: 21,757
Posted By ian16th

I was a 'Government Official', even after demob....

I was a 'Government Official', even after demob. Then the passport ran out and I had to get a new one.

I often wonder if at renewal, I'd lied, would anyone have checked?
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