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27th Feb 2021, 08:43
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Posted By Janda

PN yes indeed I was. Started June 1973.

PN yes indeed I was. Started June 1973.
25th Feb 2021, 17:57
Replies: 9
Views: 3,585
Posted By Janda

NLH yes a few "rogues" there. Unfortunately, at...

NLH yes a few "rogues" there. Unfortunately, at least 5 no longer with us. Win Harris was my boss on 201 Sqn then I worked with him at Northwood. He wrote me a lovely letter just before I went...
25th Feb 2021, 13:27
Replies: 9
Views: 3,585
Posted By Janda

Gemma, I was a brand new AEOp when I did my...

Gemma, I was a brand new AEOp when I did my Nimrod OCU back in 1973. Your Father was also on the course. He was then a Sqn Ldr. I remember he was a lovely man and helped all of us brand new Sgts....
6th Jan 2021, 16:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,692
Posted By Janda

Ernie Banfield RIP

It has been reported on another site that Ernie Banfield ex Maritime pilot passed away this morning. Ernie was a Maritime Legend on Shacks and Nimrods. Blue Skies Sir.
14th Dec 2020, 18:32
Replies: 42
Views: 14,113
Posted By Janda

We had to fly those hours so we could eat all the...

We had to fly those hours so we could eat all the rations.
14th Dec 2020, 18:30
Replies: 42
Views: 14,113
Posted By Janda

Thanks Haraka memory is fading!!

Thanks Haraka memory is fading!!
14th Dec 2020, 17:17
Replies: 42
Views: 14,113
Posted By Janda

Wensleydale any idea when this was take? I flew...

Wensleydale any idea when this was take? I flew on Shacks in the 80's and did several Red Can exercises (exercise defecting aircraft). Note the Star on rear door. I think that is a 41 Sqn Jag so...
9th Dec 2020, 08:27
Replies: 42
Views: 15,142
Posted By Janda

The crewman was the first AEO to eject from an...

The crewman was the first AEO to eject from an RAF aircraft.
22nd Aug 2020, 08:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By Janda

Not true NLH. My tax returns were prepared by an...

Not true NLH. My tax returns were prepared by an expert who advised me to pay 10% tax in UK as opposed to paying the top rate tax in NZ. A small portion of my UK income was then subject to this...
21st Aug 2020, 14:27
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By Janda

I lived in New Zealand for 24 years all of which...

I lived in New Zealand for 24 years all of which I received my RAF pension. I found it was cheaper to pay UK tax than NZ which is charged from dollar 1. You may be aware that you can reduce your...
14th Jul 2020, 18:09
Replies: 76
Views: 19,212
Posted By Janda

In my early days on 8 Sqn Shacks I was...

In my early days on 8 Sqn Shacks I was responsible for the rations. Following a very early briefing for a 12 hour sortie we went to the aircraft and loaded the rations. After an uneventful take off...
10th Jun 2020, 11:45
Replies: 25
Views: 8,485
Posted By Janda

A name from my training days Tom Blezzard. He...

A name from my training days Tom Blezzard. He was my Air Screen during my AEOp training at Topcliffe 1972.
9th Jun 2020, 10:13
Replies: 21
Views: 11,853
Posted By Janda

Danny Boyle was seen with a film crew in...

Danny Boyle was seen with a film crew in Liverpool same day. He was shooting his new film Planespotting!!!
23rd Apr 2020, 18:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By Janda

I believe Tengah was the only base that the RAF...

I believe Tengah was the only base that the RAF used in 1975. It was where the VC10's and Hercs operated through. I was there with the Nimrod MARDET deployment from Feb to Apr that year.
20th Apr 2020, 16:36
Replies: 10
Views: 3,430
Posted By Janda

Sad to hear this news. I flew with Eddie a few...

Sad to hear this news. I flew with Eddie a few times whilst I was on 360 Sqn in early 90's. RIP.
5th Apr 2020, 11:51
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

YS, I asked the same question on another site. ...

YS, I asked the same question on another site. Told he had been at Waddington flying on the E3. My contact said he thought he was still in Lincoln area. Would love to know if you get any more...
2nd Apr 2020, 11:17
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

Hi Radley, I bumped into Bill when I was in...

Hi Radley, I bumped into Bill when I was in Forres last June. Sad occasion as it was at the funeral of Jenny Davies John's wife. Haven't seen Pete since I left 201 in 1978. Sadley a few on there...
2nd Apr 2020, 09:20
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

Bridgets boy that is Ben Lyon but I have no idea...

Bridgets boy that is Ben Lyon but I have no idea where he ended up.
1st Apr 2020, 21:43
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

Hi Dragartist, I flew with a Ken Deveson on...

Hi Dragartist, I flew with a Ken Deveson on Canberras are you mixing them up? It is Howard Delve in photo.
1st Apr 2020, 21:41
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

1771, Don was indeed a Radio Officer on trawlers...

1771, Don was indeed a Radio Officer on trawlers but he was at Topcliffe with me in 1971. The Gaul went down in 1974. Before he arrived at Topcliffe he had been on IOTC. Have not seen him in...
1st Apr 2020, 14:59
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

Not as far as I know but I haven't seen him since...

Not as far as I know but I haven't seen him since 1978 when he was still on Nimrods. I wouldn't have thought he would want the paycut!!
1st Apr 2020, 12:15
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

Probably lol. For what ever reason there was...

Probably lol. For what ever reason there was only one crew plus those 4 on this course. Most other courses went through with 2 crews. I have no idea why our course was different.
1st Apr 2020, 09:31
Replies: 35
Views: 8,854
Posted By Janda

I was on the same OCU crew as Bill Bennett back...

I was on the same OCU crew as Bill Bennett back in 1973. However, not seen him since. Thought you might like the crew photo.
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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2017, 10:36
Replies: 41
Views: 6,229
Posted By Janda

So Ratman you are an Admin on this site as I see...

So Ratman you are an Admin on this site as I see you have objected to a number of posts. In my opinion this does have relevancy to this site as comments are made by Military personnel and it...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2017, 01:51
Replies: 41
Views: 6,229
Posted By Janda

Yet another conspiracy theory

This article suggests that neither the Twin Towers or the Pentagon were hit by planes on 9/11. I am no engineer but it almost makes sense. But then what was the point of the Bush administration...
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