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11th Aug 2022, 21:36
Replies: 44
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Posted By langleybaston

JHQ Germany c. 1975 officers wives DID NOT WORK...

JHQ Germany c. 1975 officers wives DID NOT WORK except for the charitable institutes. This was made very clear on arrival. I had four children to support. We managed.
11th Aug 2022, 21:32
Replies: 44
Views: 12,079
Posted By langleybaston

I had hoped that the readership could complete...

I had hoped that the readership could complete the quotation. In the long term, poor pay attracts poor job applicants or the easily conned.

No offence intended.

I was thus conned ................
8th Aug 2022, 21:05
Replies: 44
Views: 12,079
Posted By langleybaston

Dick at Zero is unlikely to pull, is it?

Dick at Zero is unlikely to pull, is it?
8th Aug 2022, 19:48
Replies: 24
Views: 3,981
Posted By langleybaston

# In case it may have affected my...

#

In case it may have affected my weather-guessing, herewith my tonsorial arrangements.
Never paid for a haircut since marrying 62 years ago, except during prolonged duty detachments.
As for...
8th Aug 2022, 19:13
Replies: 101
Views: 23,069
Posted By langleybaston

She must be bored: jumped out of a serviceable...

She must be bored: jumped out of a serviceable aircraft at Old Sarum at the weekend.

NOT ON MY BUCKET LIST.
8th Aug 2022, 18:28
Replies: 44
Views: 12,079
Posted By langleybaston

+Like the orangutan, with brazen knackers which...

+Like the orangutan, with brazen knackers which clang, as the saying goes.

Full version available by PM
8th Aug 2022, 15:10
Replies: 44
Views: 12,079
Posted By langleybaston

The problem with paying peanuts is...

The problem with paying peanuts is .................................
6th Aug 2022, 15:55
Replies: 24
Views: 3,981
Posted By langleybaston

I thought it was two hopes: Bob and none.

I thought it was two hopes: Bob and none.
6th Aug 2022, 13:23
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By langleybaston

upectthe rhetoric Say again all after "Good...

upectthe rhetoric

Say again all after "Good afternoon!"
5th Aug 2022, 16:49
Replies: 8,039
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By langleybaston

Another non-military: yes, probably but the...

Another non-military:
yes, probably but the Ukrs have been at great pains to occupy the moral high ground [not difficult compared with the opposition].
Such a stance, as brave patriotic victim good...
4th Aug 2022, 15:26
Replies: 8,039
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By langleybaston

At least the ratio of killed to wounded fits...

At least the ratio of killed to wounded fits historical norms for "combat"-type casualties. Thus eminently believable.
3rd Aug 2022, 15:32
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Views: 5,563,900
Posted By langleybaston

Shoot and scoot is inbuilt. The wrath reactions...

Shoot and scoot is inbuilt. The wrath reactions appear pedestrian by comparison.
3rd Aug 2022, 10:36
Replies: 8,039
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By langleybaston

And the good Russians

Beyond the Russian military dead, maimed physically or mentally, corrupt, sadistic, incompetent will be the intrinsically genuinly decent blokes. They will exist........
these will be much like our...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2022, 22:42
Replies: 3,665
Views: 1,369,589
Posted By langleybaston

No gnus, as is pointed out.

No gnus, as is pointed out.
29th Jul 2022, 22:21
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Posted By langleybaston

Does the Russian leadership [whatever that is]...

Does the Russian leadership [whatever that is] actually believe the lies that they push out?

If so, that may be even more dangerous than deliberately lying.

Collective self-delusion within a...
29th Jul 2022, 18:05
Replies: 8,039
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By langleybaston

Totally agree, except it is not a "war"...

Totally agree, except it is not a "war" officially ................ or has Putin conceded the fact?
27th Jul 2022, 18:36
Replies: 128
Views: 22,911
Posted By langleybaston

Not the whole truth. During both World Wars...

Not the whole truth.

During both World Wars [to date] it is clear that women's fashion [at least] followed military trends. The osmosis works in both directions, seemingly.
26th Jul 2022, 18:28
Replies: 128
Views: 22,911
Posted By langleybaston

I say old thing! How am I to pass my Sunday...

I say old thing!
How am I to pass my Sunday late morning, sniffing the roast, drinking a pint, sharpening the kitchen knives and bulling all the shoes?
26th Jul 2022, 18:09
Replies: 54
Views: 8,913
Posted By langleybaston

Thank you. I will go with highly motivated light...

Thank you. I will go with highly motivated light infantry.

White Range Rovers pulling up on my drive, I wonder ..................
26th Jul 2022, 17:58
Replies: 54
Views: 8,913
Posted By langleybaston

Are the paras "special forces" as such? Is there...

Are the paras "special forces" as such? Is there such an official grouping, and, if so, other than SAS and SBS [or any new titles] who are the others?
Once on the ground alive, with wounded to care...
26th Jul 2022, 14:10
Replies: 54
Views: 8,913
Posted By langleybaston

A purely theoretical discussion because we have...

A purely theoretical discussion because we have no ability to conduct mass drops, and they are in any case high risk and should only be ordered for extremely high stakes. A niche market in which we...
25th Jul 2022, 20:14
Replies: 54
Views: 8,913
Posted By langleybaston

Quite so. In WW II the German fallschirmjaeger...

Quite so. In WW II the German fallschirmjaeger had some successes but casualties were usually severe and such troops take a long time to replace.
25th Jul 2022, 19:57
Replies: 54
Views: 8,913
Posted By langleybaston

Clearly a minimum time in the air, but a bit...

Clearly a minimum time in the air, but a bit tough on the aircraft I would have thought .......... which was the point I was trying to make.
25th Jul 2022, 18:50
Replies: 54
Views: 8,913
Posted By langleybaston

What is the point of jumping from 450 feet...

What is the point of jumping from 450 feet ............ it might reduce vulnerability of the troops by reducing flash to bang, but it seems very unhealthy for the "delivery platform".
25th Jul 2022, 18:33
Replies: 8,039
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By langleybaston

Might be informative to know who/ how the footage...

Might be informative to know who/ how the footage was taken: somebody was waiting for a little explosion.
25th Jul 2022, 10:37
Replies: 6,519
Views: 1,976,643
Posted By langleybaston

Dare I add that they don't have much of an air...

Dare I add that they don't have much of an air force either [comparatively].
25th Jul 2022, 09:33
Replies: 54
Views: 8,913
Posted By langleybaston

I hold no brief for sensational press media and...

I hold no brief for sensational press media and have very low expectations of accuracy.

However, much of the media [including broadcasting and the posh papers] are to a degree self-censoring.
...
23rd Jul 2022, 21:57
Replies: 83
Views: 10,527
Posted By langleybaston

When I left school in 1955 the lads regarded as...

When I left school in 1955 the lads regarded as beefers would now be seen as normal. In the UVIth we had one fatty, two beefers and about 30 who looked like the young men in the photo.
22nd Jul 2022, 19:06
Replies: 28
Views: 3,841
Posted By langleybaston

Would that I could, he did not draw his pension...

Would that I could, he did not draw his pension for long, as seems to happen to so many of the good ones.

Inter alia, he saved my arse and career by refusing to sign through a very unwise outburst...
22nd Jul 2022, 16:02
Replies: 8,039
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By langleybaston

Pray for a reasonable westerly at medium...

Pray for a reasonable westerly at medium altitudes, and then the good guys will only get a small dose once it has been all the way round. In fact a small one very near the Russian border might not...
21st Jul 2022, 20:32
Replies: 28
Views: 3,841
Posted By langleybaston

A very good friend of mine earned a good OBE...

A very good friend of mine earned a good OBE pioneering the integration of such reports into modelling and then redistributing the results to aviation.

CAT is another beast: two aircraft close in...
21st Jul 2022, 20:20
Replies: 28
Views: 3,841
Posted By langleybaston

Yes, but measuring to such fine tolerances will...

Yes, but measuring to such fine tolerances will not IMHO, help forecasting very much!
21st Jul 2022, 15:03
Replies: 28
Views: 3,841
Posted By langleybaston

Second Thoughts. My diatribe on who does...

Second Thoughts.

My diatribe on who does what, where and when, was based on established practice and the worthy pursuit of excellence "in my day".

For all I know, the push for fewer and fewer...
20th Jul 2022, 12:06
Replies: 2,040
Views: 409,690
Posted By langleybaston

No, it is for the rich. A much higher priority is...

No, it is for the rich. A much higher priority is heating!
20th Jul 2022, 11:56
Replies: 28
Views: 3,841
Posted By langleybaston

In a very few words, yes, many a measurement is...

In a very few words, yes, many a measurement is made in less than 100% correct exposure.

There is often some tension between where the S Met O would like his instruments, and the operational...
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