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2nd Feb 2021, 20:09
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Posted By Addlepate

After a bit of research it seems the Spitfire...

After a bit of research it seems the Spitfire (MkVb BM597, now at Duxford) was there '75 to '79, and must have been replaced by the Provost (XF545) as that was there in '81 and appears to have been...
1st Feb 2021, 17:59
Replies: 177
Views: 38,945
Posted By Addlepate

Thanks. It would be mid to late '84 to early to...

Thanks. It would be mid to late '84 to early to mid '85 I'm thinking of. I had a memory of thinking 'oh - Spitfire' on arrival for the first time, but at this distance and advancing age it could...
31st Jan 2021, 13:26
Replies: 177
Views: 38,945
Posted By Addlepate

This (or my ageing memory) is niggling at me....

This (or my ageing memory) is niggling at me. Anyone recall if this was still there mid '80s?
10th Jan 2021, 19:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By Addlepate

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/10/ra...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/10/raf-spitfire-woman-eleanor-wadsworth-dies-at-103

RIP
5th Jan 2021, 13:25
Replies: 38
Views: 8,967
Posted By Addlepate

Just spotted a great photo of 404 on the AHB...

Just spotted a great photo of 404 on the AHB Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/AHB_RAF/status/939060398719979522/photo/1
5th Jan 2021, 09:16
Replies: 177
Views: 38,945
Posted By Addlepate

What are the plans with Linton? Is it moving to...

What are the plans with Linton? Is it moving to care and maintenance while they decide what to do with it (sell, Army, housing estate, whatever), or am I out of date? I can't find any references...
3rd Jan 2021, 08:00
Replies: 177
Views: 38,945
Posted By Addlepate

Can't claim to have been at Linton, just had...

Can't claim to have been at Linton, just had mates there, and I can't comment on the rights and wrongs of closing it. All I can say is I always felt very welcome when visiting, and Linton's somehow...
3rd Jan 2021, 06:31
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By Addlepate

I suspect it came from the seller in that online...

I suspect it came from the seller in that online auction wanting to create some excitement about the item he was trying to sell ... ;)
21st Dec 2020, 18:08
Replies: 8
Views: 4,731
Posted By Addlepate

They'll just move to the trousers - unless you...

They'll just move to the trousers - unless you mean seriously commando?!!
5th Dec 2020, 20:13
Replies: 16
Views: 4,617
Posted By Addlepate

Wigz, thanks (and thanks everyone for the...

Wigz, thanks (and thanks everyone for the stories). I guess that would have started mid to late '70s, maybe early '80s? Much though I like Mog's story (which such a fine upstanding citizen clearly...
30th Nov 2020, 21:36
Replies: 16
Views: 4,617
Posted By Addlepate

Linton 'Navy run'

Aldwark toll bridge to the edge of the village (30 mph signs) ... But why the 'Navy run' ? A particular occasion, or just one of those phrases that springs from nowhere?
1st Nov 2020, 11:24
Replies: 12
Views: 5,105
Posted By Addlepate

Welcome to the twilight zone ...

Welcome to the twilight zone ...
11th Oct 2020, 12:14
Replies: 62
Views: 11,108
Posted By Addlepate

I'm not small but not ridiculously tall either...

I'm not small but not ridiculously tall either (6'2") and I couldn't believe how tight a LIghtning cockpit was; shoulders and leg space as well as height.
11th Oct 2020, 06:05
Replies: 20
Views: 15,043
Posted By Addlepate

From the Icelandic Met Office, who are...

From the Icelandic Met Office, who are responsible for monitoring volcanic activity:

The seismicity during the past month has been above average
Geothermal activity has increased over the past...
9th Oct 2020, 17:56
Replies: 17
Views: 4,924
Posted By Addlepate

Can't imagine those factors wouldn't have been...

Can't imagine those factors wouldn't have been considered (he says, perhaps naively); but I think all it needs for authorisation is certification by the Secretary of State that it's an operational...
11th Sep 2020, 18:13
Replies: 17
Views: 4,924
Posted By Addlepate

Unless it's a specially narrow version, Oshkosh...

Unless it's a specially narrow version, Oshkosh say it's 3050mm (10') wide, which would make it over construction & use width limits (2900mm) but not really any wider than some other MoD specialist...
24th Jul 2020, 14:47
Replies: 27
Views: 7,109
Posted By Addlepate

1 Sqn want independence?!!

1 Sqn want independence?!!
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