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26th Oct 2020, 21:58
Replies: 127
Views: 18,396
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Let's have a proper Canberra again! Maybe a PR...

Let's have a proper Canberra again! Maybe a PR 19++? Or a Hunter Mk ?? Or a Lightning Mk10 ? Or just a PP, Mosquito, Vampire or maybe(?) an up to date Swift?
Bill
Forum: Middle East
10th Oct 2020, 20:03
Replies: 34
Views: 21,105
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

You all appear to have a very low opinion of...

You all appear to have a very low opinion of Omanis! If you have worked there and know this is the case - then fine! I worked there for many years (not with WY) but in a flying position, and I found...
9th Oct 2020, 20:03
Replies: 832
Views: 235,188
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Possibly on their way to Oman? SOAF Hunters were...

Possibly on their way to Oman? SOAF Hunters were ex Jordanian.

Bill
30th Sep 2020, 19:21
Replies: 96
Views: 10,147
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Joined in late '55 with a 352**** (ex - ATC)...

Joined in late '55 with a 352**** (ex - ATC) number which stayed with me until I left Jan. '80. This was some airman service and a lot of commissioned service. I never had a letter at any time, to...
12th Sep 2020, 20:27
Replies: 96
Views: 10,147
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

352**** in 1956 but I believe that this was...

352**** in 1956 but I believe that this was reserved for ex-ATC cadets joining the Service. (as was a 4** number for ex-CCF cadets.). Never forgotten, even now !!

Bill
11th Sep 2020, 08:41
Replies: 22
Views: 2,065
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Flew WZ557 at Oakington several times between...

Flew WZ557 at Oakington several times between 25/11/60 and 28/3/61 while at 5FTS. As I (vaguely) remember all the aircraft carried a number on the nose. Not certain but will have a "dig" and see if I...
3rd Sep 2020, 19:34
Replies: 90
Views: 18,518
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

There once was a time when, with all due respect,...

There once was a time when, with all due respect, there would have been insufficient space for more than a couple of visiting, non-Brit, aircraft on any of our carriers !! Days long gone, I guess!!
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19th Aug 2020, 20:25
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,849,890
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Half a crown!! Would have bought more than sweets...

Half a crown!! Would have bought more than sweets in those days! However, this is a great tale and, although I have heard, and known, of many others, (including my own brother!) who lied about their...
11th Aug 2020, 20:41
Replies: 25
Views: 7,228
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Trev, Might be able to help you with Mike's...

Trev,

Might be able to help you with Mike's contact - let me see if I can contact him first and I will get back to you. I also knew him well in SOAF/RAFO but I was on 'Vans & Defs..

Bill
11th Aug 2020, 20:30
Replies: 124
Views: 24,476
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Finningley Boy I was Sharkey's QFI and Flt....

Finningley Boy

I was Sharkey's QFI and Flt. Cdr. at Linton when we still did the basic flying training (JP 3&4) for the RN. He was a Lt. and thus the senior student and course leader. Never a...
18th Jul 2020, 19:57
Replies: 220
Views: 33,896
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Seems to be getting out of hand (OK, I am of the...

Seems to be getting out of hand (OK, I am of the older generation but I do not condone racism in any form)!. One of my best mates in 1962 at Wyton was a Trinidadian Flt. Lt (AEO), the "insults"...
8th Jul 2020, 19:42
Replies: 20
Views: 4,970
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Agree with Beagle (that is almost a first!), but...

Agree with Beagle (that is almost a first!), but I flew XL319 on many occasions and would be happy to redact log-book entries if you are interested.

Bill
1st Jul 2020, 20:12
Replies: 223
Views: 45,613
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

It is always easier with hindsight! Bill

It is always easier with hindsight!

Bill
29th Jun 2020, 20:16
Replies: 669
Views: 390,821
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Timelord, How right you are -...

Timelord,

How right you are - unfortunately!!

Bill
24th Jun 2020, 21:26
Replies: 41
Views: 8,435
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Brilliant, so many memories - thank youi! ...

Brilliant, so many memories - thank youi!

Bill
24th Jun 2020, 21:23
Replies: 63
Views: 28,608
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

I was his QFI/Flt. Cdr. at Linton (JP's) in the...

I was his QFI/Flt. Cdr. at Linton (JP's) in the late 60's when we had RN courses. He was the course leader (Lt. RN) and I found him one of the most competent students going ! What happened since then...
22nd Jun 2020, 20:19
Replies: 25
Views: 4,927
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

I think that "Homelover" is correct. Surely, with...

I think that "Homelover" is correct. Surely, with your experience and seniority, this forum (with due respect to all its members and their experience ), is not the place to ask this question!

Bill
15th Jun 2020, 20:15
Replies: 98
Views: 118,827
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Blue skies, Sir/Ma'am. My thoughts are with you...

Blue skies, Sir/Ma'am. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Bill
7th Jun 2020, 19:59
Replies: 12
Views: 3,993
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Vulcan Girl, My thoughts are with you and...

Vulcan Girl,

My thoughts are with you and the family at this sad time! I knew your father well in Cyprus (although I was on the other Vulcan squadron!). He was one of the best, in all ways,and I...
20th May 2020, 19:42
Replies: 40
Views: 8,289
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Never mind the politics !! I raise a glass to...

Never mind the politics !! I raise a glass to this hero on his 100th birthday. Happy returns, Sir, and thank you!

Bill
Forum: Middle East
16th May 2020, 20:43
Replies: 19
Views: 3,994
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Holborn Assetts - please do not even think about...

Holborn Assetts - please do not even think about investing!
8th Apr 2020, 20:46
Replies: 46
Views: 10,205
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Cat Techie, How right you are, and all the...

Cat Techie,

How right you are, and all the best to your daughter! I have two daughters in the medical profession and have nothing but praise for them and all their colleagues at this time!
Forget...
30th Mar 2020, 21:15
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Beags, I don't always agree with you but, in...

Beags,

I don't always agree with you but, in regard to the pointless queries to the CAA at the moment, you are absolutely right!! Please do not waste their time with fatuous queries!

Bill
24th Mar 2020, 21:14
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

No view on the difficulties occuring but, I would...

No view on the difficulties occuring but, I would suggest, a very sensible decision in the present situation!
11th Mar 2020, 20:39
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Sad news indeed! He was a legend and also one of...

Sad news indeed! He was a legend and also one of the best (in every way!). Fly well "Sir", as always!

Bill
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