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10th Aug 2022, 12:21
Replies: 101
Views: 23,069
Posted By Union Jack

As I also discovered at one of our periodic...

As I also discovered at one of our periodic Officers' Pistol Shoots when serving with the RAN, and my then NOK came to collect me and was asked if she would like to have a go. Never having touched a...
10th Aug 2022, 11:33
Replies: 128
Views: 22,911
Posted By Union Jack

Surely *all* Rock Apes are special?:) Jack

Surely *all* Rock Apes are special?:)

Jack
26th Jul 2022, 17:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By Union Jack

The "mystery flight number" might assist...

The "mystery flight number" might assist resolution of the OP's quandary.

Jack
14th Jul 2022, 21:51
Replies: 29
Views: 2,754
Posted By Union Jack

I can't help wondering if the OP is aware of the...

I can't help wondering if the OP is aware of the the ancient expression "Collapse of stout party", which somehow comes to mind....:ok:

Jack
7th Jul 2022, 03:11
Replies: 1,075
Views: 745,814
Posted By Union Jack

Lazarus lives! Delighted to see the...

Lazarus lives! Delighted to see the resuscitation of this priceless thread, which is warmly commended to anyone who has not previously come across it. VMT Stickstirrer.:ok:

Jack
22nd Jun 2022, 03:17
Replies: 173
Views: 31,851
Posted By Union Jack

Thoroughly enjoying reading this very interesting...

Thoroughly enjoying reading this very interesting thread after golf and an excellent dinner at a country club in North Carolina, but somewhat mesmerised by the thought of having to have rehearsal...
16th Jun 2022, 01:35
Replies: 22
Views: 4,837
Posted By Union Jack

As did the Fleet Air Arm with the Buccaneers in...

As did the Fleet Air Arm with the Buccaneers in their previous existence, and of course Sea Vixens and even Scimitars.

Jack
10th Jun 2022, 16:27
Replies: 16
Views: 3,160
Posted By Union Jack

May I dare to correct you and point out that,...

May I dare to correct you and point out that, however it is pronounced, "Fagin" is more Dickensian than Shakespearean....😁

Jack
5th Jun 2022, 22:06
Replies: 109
Views: 12,798
Posted By Union Jack

You mean like their predecessors in 1918 when...

You mean like their predecessors in 1918 when decisions were being made about officers' proposed ranks on the formation of the Royal Air Force when, according to Wiki, the Royal Navy were not happy...
4th Jun 2022, 11:06
Replies: 109
Views: 12,798
Posted By Union Jack

Surely "Specialist" sounds like it has been...

Surely "Specialist" sounds like it has been borrowed from the cousins, or is the light blue half way to being "Special Forces"?

Jack
3rd Jun 2022, 14:43
Replies: 34
Views: 5,864
Posted By Union Jack

Think Northamptonshire! Jack

Think Northamptonshire!

Jack
3rd Jun 2022, 10:38
Replies: 151
Views: 29,797
Posted By Union Jack

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"! I'm...

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"! I'm definitely with Rcsa.:ok:

Jack
2nd Jun 2022, 11:39
Replies: 280
Views: 121,610
Posted By Union Jack

Now why do I think that photo should be on...

Now why do I think that photo should be on Arrse....? :confused:

Jack
2nd Jun 2022, 11:19
Replies: 34
Views: 5,864
Posted By Union Jack

Followed by a more comprehensive list of honours...

Followed by a more comprehensive list of honours and commendations for the Royal Air Force:

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/the-queens-birthday-honours-list-2022/

Jack
2nd Jun 2022, 08:25
Replies: 34
Views: 5,864
Posted By Union Jack

Queen's Birthday Honours - 2022

HM The Queen's Birthday Honours List for the Armed Forces:

https://www.forces.net/platinum-jubilee/queens-birthday-honours-101-members-armed-forces-make-list

Jack
1st Jun 2022, 18:03
Replies: 40
Views: 7,190
Posted By Union Jack

Additionally, don't forget that RNAS Worthy Down...

Additionally, don't forget that RNAS Worthy Down was HMS KESTREL, RNAS Kete was HMS HARRIER and, perhaps a little more significantly than "Somehow" in the current context, RNAS Donibristle was HMS...
1st Jun 2022, 12:54
Replies: 85
Views: 18,411
Posted By Union Jack

Even earlier than that, I suggest. Jack

Even earlier than that, I suggest.

Jack
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2022, 12:42
Replies: 64
Views: 8,963
Posted By Union Jack

Very funny. However, if she likes horses and if...

Very funny. However, if she likes horses and if your garden were larger, just think of the benefits of the by-products from having the RHA or the HCMR performing there.... :uhoh:

Jack
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2022, 12:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By Union Jack

Indeed, it's fur Cunard as they say in the West...

Indeed, it's fur Cunard as they say in the West of Scotland....:uhoh:

Jack
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2022, 09:55
Replies: 43
Views: 10,031
Posted By Union Jack

"If it flies, floats...." Jack

"If it flies, floats...."

Jack
29th May 2022, 09:41
Replies: 85
Views: 18,411
Posted By Union Jack

Looks more Nike than...

Looks more Nike than Kriegsmarine.....:suspect:​​​​​​

Jack
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2022, 15:32
Replies: 111
Views: 9,936
Posted By Union Jack

That depends importantly on how one pronounces...

That depends importantly on how one pronounces the word "either"!:uhoh:

Jack
24th May 2022, 21:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Union Jack

Indeed - one doesn't want to be left hanging...

Indeed - one doesn't want to be left hanging around....:uhoh:

Jack
24th May 2022, 21:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By Union Jack

At the risk of seeming old-fashioned, may I...

At the risk of seeming old-fashioned, may I politely suggest that, since it is the OP's grandson's school project, then surely the grandson should be doing the homework and writing any letters...
20th May 2022, 12:14
Replies: 34
Views: 10,827
Posted By Union Jack

Fully agree - the only expression I really...

Fully agree - the only expression I really understood was "Strip Show"!

Jack
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188
Posted By Union Jack

Looks like your moniker should really be "Sam...

Looks like your moniker should really be "Sam Ting Wight"!:)

On a broader front, I'm very impressed with the high standard of advice being offered across the board to a very sensible sounding...
12th May 2022, 12:17
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By Union Jack

Nice one, ShyTorque - presumably the starter...

Nice one, ShyTorque - presumably the starter would be followed by a lobster roll....:)

Jack
11th May 2022, 16:52
Replies: 16
Views: 2,933
Posted By Union Jack

Good point, well made. Jack

Good point, well made.

Jack
3rd May 2022, 22:23
Replies: 146
Views: 30,349
Posted By Union Jack

Not Sarah by any chance? Jack

Not Sarah by any chance?

Jack
2nd May 2022, 11:38
Replies: 228
Views: 50,794
Posted By Union Jack

A good few years too early for 'Should've gone to...

A good few years too early for 'Should've gone to Specsavers'!:sad:

Jack
26th Apr 2022, 21:40
Replies: 92
Views: 8,775
Posted By Union Jack

Civilian sarcasm, Service banter? Jack

Civilian sarcasm, Service banter?

Jack
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2022, 16:39
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,167,223
Posted By Union Jack

On the other hand, this could be the first time...

On the other hand, this could be the first time that the Prime Minister considers taking a lead from the Nicola Sturgeon guide to ministerial codes! Sauce for geese and ganders, and yes, I appreciate...
7th Apr 2022, 10:55
Replies: 3
Views: 2,343
Posted By Union Jack

Following KP's thoughtful action, may I kindly...

Following KP's thoughtful action, may I kindly suggest that, for reasons of personal security, KT edits her original post to exclude or disguise her email address.

Jack
5th Apr 2022, 12:03
Replies: 58
Views: 13,864
Posted By Union Jack

I'm currently awaiting a response to a message...

I'm currently awaiting a response to a message sent to the Chairman's Office two weeks ago, after it took two weeks for the Executive Club to decide that my concerns were not theirs....

Jack
4th Apr 2022, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
Posted By Union Jack

In which the officer with the two Wrens is the...

In which the officer with the two Wrens is the late Captain Keith Leppard, who was at the time the Commanding Officer of RNAS Yeovilton, and almost certainly the pilot on that occasion.

Jack
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