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Forum: Questions
1st Jul 2020, 19:17
Replies: 42
Views: 13,994
Posted By OffshoreSLF

From another perspective - I was in the...

From another perspective -
I was in the Merchant Navy in the early 1970's, and on one occasion we were sailing past Copenhagen north bound. This was an old ship, which still had 2 100ft masts with...
15th Jan 2019, 20:04
Replies: 395
Views: 225,570
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Well, I have my own very personal memories of the...

Well, I have my own very personal memories of the Tornado.

As someone who grew up always dreaming of being a pilot, but sadly was born with defective eyesight which meant that flying (and many...
11th Dec 2018, 11:24
Replies: 14
Views: 3,903
Posted By OffshoreSLF

There's one at the RAF Montrose Museum they could...

There's one at the RAF Montrose Museum they could borrow. Might need a lick of paint though.
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre...
18th Nov 2018, 14:54
Replies: 161
Views: 35,689
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Having been born with defective eyesight, flying,...

Having been born with defective eyesight, flying, and many other careers, were never going to be open to me, but I have had a lifetime interest in all things aeronautical, and have read and re-read...
31st Aug 2018, 20:19
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Franek Nice to hear Polish airmen are well...

Franek
Nice to hear Polish airmen are well remembered.
Szemplinski is buried in grave 12 while Tillman is buried in grave 8. Not next to each other, but pretty close.
30th Aug 2018, 20:07
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

There are 8 Polish Pilots buried in Sleepyhillock...

There are 8 Polish Pilots buried in Sleepyhillock cemetery, Montrose. 7 of those were with 8 FTS, all in 1941. One of these was killed in a mid air collision, and crashed a couple of hundred yards...
30th Aug 2018, 19:34
Replies: 29
Views: 6,638
Posted By OffshoreSLF

I live under the flight path for Aberdeen and...

I live under the flight path for Aberdeen and many times I have seen Tornado's with wheels down on the approach. I've always assumed that they were familiarising themselves should the need ever arise...
6th May 2018, 18:20
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Talking of hijacking, I very nearly got caught up...

Talking of hijacking, I very nearly got caught up in one in 1970. BOAC flight 775 from Bahrain on 9th September 1970. The hijackers flew it, and another 2 if I remember correctly, into some airfield...
23rd Apr 2018, 18:33
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Couldn't agree more! My copy came a few days ago...

Couldn't agree more! My copy came a few days ago as well.
:D :D
22nd Apr 2018, 18:01
Replies: 75
Views: 17,097
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Arbroath has been home to the Marines for about...

Arbroath has been home to the Marines for about 40 years!
14th Apr 2018, 10:11
Replies: 372
Views: 289,333
Posted By OffshoreSLF

And I'm sure many who are simply...

And I'm sure many who are simply enthusiasts/followers would also be happy to contribute.

Count me in!
1st Apr 2018, 17:42
Replies: 70
Views: 13,699
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Couldn't have put it better myself. From...

Couldn't have put it better myself.

From someone who, as a very small boy, dreamed of one day being a pilot.
However, I was born with defective eyesight, so flying and many other careers were,...
28th Mar 2018, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 3,191
Posted By OffshoreSLF

From yesterday's "Aberdeen Press & Journal" ...

From yesterday's "Aberdeen Press & Journal"

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/news/uk/1441600/scores-turn-out-for-funeral-of-raf-veteran-who-died-with-no-known-family/
12th Mar 2018, 21:47
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Thanks FZ. I'll try and see what happens. ...

Thanks FZ.
I'll try and see what happens.

OSLF
11th Mar 2018, 17:24
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

MPN11 - Thanks very much for the link. ...

MPN11 - Thanks very much for the link.

However, when I go there it says I need the person's full name, date of birth and service number. I have her full name, date and place of birth and her...
10th Mar 2018, 19:00
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Finding out what my Aunt did in the war

A question if I may be so bold.

My Mother's youngest Sister was in the WAAF during the war. I would like to find out what she actually did, where she was stationed and anything else that is...
8th Jan 2018, 09:33
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Saw this in today's Aberdeen Press & Jourmal. ...

Saw this in today's Aberdeen Press & Jourmal.

DU FEU (Lossiemouth)Winter John Du Feu died peacefully at Dr. Gray's Hospital, Elgin, on Thursday, December 28, 2017, aged 98 years. RAF 1940-45,...
7th Jan 2018, 10:54
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Ricardian #11725, Roving #11726 This is from...

Ricardian #11725, Roving #11726

This is from the Dundee Courier -
LAIRD Suddenly, at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on Saturday, December 30, 2017, David Kerr Laird, of Carnoustie (formerly...
28th Oct 2017, 18:15
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Thought you chaps would like to see this - ...

Thought you chaps would like to see this -

WW2 pilot takes to the skies aged 96 - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41774014)

Danny - Are you ready?
21st Oct 2017, 11:35
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Anybody that you know have a tablet or even a...

Anybody that you know have a tablet or even a smart phone? These gadgets are able to access the internet via a mobile phone signal, and, although probably not ideal, would at least be able to show...
28th Jul 2017, 08:31
Replies: 171
Views: 28,666
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Couldn't agree more! Signed.

Couldn't agree more! Signed.
27th Apr 2017, 18:05
Replies: 40
Views: 5,777
Posted By OffshoreSLF

I do hope you guys will forgive me for this wee...

I do hope you guys will forgive me for this wee intrusion.


As you will see from my username, I spent a large part of my life flying as SLF to various offshore locations. About 2 years of that...
16th Apr 2017, 18:30
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

Couldn't agree with you more, Danny! I...

Couldn't agree with you more, Danny!

I remember when my 2 girls were little, and some toy got broken, getting out the tools, and with the assistance of various unguents, spare screws and other...
18th Mar 2017, 22:18
Replies: 22
Views: 9,995
Posted By OffshoreSLF

A Couple of short video clips here - ...

A Couple of short video clips here -
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1198227/video-fond-farewell-tornado-jets-take-off-raf-lossiemouth-final-time/
4th Mar 2017, 20:45
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,784,355
Posted By OffshoreSLF

My first car was a 1954 Austin Somerset which had...

My first car was a 1954 Austin Somerset which had a similar arrangement. Lift the front carpet, remove a large rubber grommet then poke the jack through the hole and insert into the chassis cross...
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