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1st Jun 2021, 19:09
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Views: 1,769
Posted By taxydual

Oh, and one story of John was, as an Ops Officer...

Oh, and one story of John was, as an Ops Officer at Finningley (1976?), a certain WW2 legless Fighter 'Ace' had rung up wanting to land at Finningley mid way through the BoB Display. I was priviliged...
1st Jun 2021, 18:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By taxydual

John was my Ops Officer at 6FTS Finningley (mid...

John was my Ops Officer at 6FTS Finningley (mid 70's). He taught me a great deal, which stood me in good stead. An amazing guy. However, he was ruthless on a golf course, John took no prisoners!. For...
18th May 2021, 20:22
Replies: 43
Views: 11,267
Posted By taxydual

Well, if the photo (untweaked) was taken in...

Well, if the photo (untweaked) was taken in peacetime, it's an "interview without coffee" moment. In wartime (again untweaked) it's a DFC moment. However, the "old pilot's', bold pilot's" adage comes...
3rd May 2021, 03:21
Replies: 74
Views: 21,798
Posted By taxydual

Ordered. Many Thanks.

Ordered. Many Thanks.
1st May 2021, 20:29
Replies: 74
Views: 21,798
Posted By taxydual

Any link to Mogwi's book, please.

Any link to Mogwi's book, please.
25th Apr 2021, 19:56
Replies: 38
Views: 6,948
Posted By taxydual

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Headquarters-year-R...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Headquarters-year-RAF-Cranwell-ebook/dp/B01M035FNI
24th Apr 2021, 16:43
Replies: 38
Views: 6,948
Posted By taxydual

Do a search for a book by Micheal Davies called...

Do a search for a book by Micheal Davies called Tales from the Headquarters. It's centered on RAF Cranwell a couple of years ago. Read it, then despair.
8th Apr 2021, 21:46
Replies: 88
Views: 31,217
Posted By taxydual

Having heard of an unfortunate interaction at...

Having heard of an unfortunate interaction at Lossiemouth last week, I would say leadership and common sense go no higher than Flt Lt now, and above that stupidity and arrogance excel.

Oh do tell....
27th Mar 2021, 19:55
Replies: 78
Views: 12,367
Posted By taxydual

Ah well, we move with the times. 'Talking...

Ah well, we move with the times. 'Talking Armpit's' are now the in thing. Let's hope to God the RAF doesn't go down the earring (for men) route. The thought of CAS in diamante........
25th Jan 2021, 05:52
Replies: 450
Views: 104,683
Posted By taxydual

Sometimes it can be useful. Many years ago, my...

Sometimes it can be useful. Many years ago, my oppo and myself were in a pub in the Chilterns, having a quiet drink. We were interrupted by a short, but portly, man in a state of alcoholic...
5th Dec 2020, 17:08
Replies: 16
Views: 4,809
Posted By taxydual

It was Cowshit Corner in my time.

It was Cowshit Corner in my time.
1st Nov 2020, 15:42
Replies: 14
Views: 4,660
Posted By taxydual

I remember him from his Deputy Captain of The...

I remember him from his Deputy Captain of The Queen's Flight days. Losing his aigullette, nicking my fags from the Ops Desk, having a crafty fag on the ground in the Andover 10 minutes before HM...
22nd Oct 2020, 16:00
Replies: 109
Views: 33,271
Posted By taxydual

A pair of Italian F-104's came to Lossie...

A pair of Italian F-104's came to Lossie ('83ish). Landed in stream. No 1 straight down the centreline and popped his chute. No 2 followed, straight down the centreline and popped his chute, which...
11th Oct 2020, 20:51
Replies: 48
Views: 10,408
Posted By taxydual

One of 25 Sqn's (Tornado F3's) allocated...

One of 25 Sqn's (Tornado F3's) allocated formation callsigns, in the 80's, was 'TIMID'. They didn't use it.
23rd Sep 2020, 17:33
Replies: 9
Views: 3,998
Posted By taxydual

Back in the late '70's'. An Andover CC2 (callsign...

Back in the late '70's'. An Andover CC2 (callsign 'Rainbow'), OK, for the newbies, HRH The Prince Philip, is flying back from the States via Goose, Sondrestrom and Reykjavik. During the refuel stop...
3rd Sep 2020, 10:25
Replies: 70
Views: 14,733
Posted By taxydual

WJ916 (a VERY secret squirrel Varsity) used to...

WJ916 (a VERY secret squirrel Varsity) used to flog the lanes. The only aircraft I've ever seen taxy into an empty hangar under it's own power.
25th Aug 2020, 16:30
Replies: 62
Views: 17,001
Posted By taxydual

Lancaster SW363 ...

Lancaster SW363

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/25260
18th Aug 2020, 19:26
Replies: 124
Views: 29,015
Posted By taxydual

"although bombing Stanley early did keep the...

"although bombing Stanley early did keep the Argies from using it for fast jets."

No it did not! The runway was too short for fast jets.................also not one bomb hit it!!


...
7th Aug 2020, 20:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,884
Posted By taxydual

Really

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XX9ptCNpik
21st Jul 2020, 20:06
Replies: 14
Views: 3,716
Posted By taxydual

Don't live near Digger and Diesel, post 7. So...

Don't live near Digger and Diesel, post 7. So advises an ex RAF Wg Cdr Air Traffic Controllers daughter in laws dogs.
https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/627178-leeming-tonight.html
21st Jul 2020, 18:14
Replies: 14
Views: 3,716
Posted By taxydual

PG, alas no. The last Boynton, after many years...

PG, alas no. The last Boynton, after many years and much effort, finally managed to sell the place. It is now a Chinese Restaurant/Takeaway. So sad in so many ways.
21st Jul 2020, 17:41
Replies: 14
Views: 3,716
Posted By taxydual

I live in Bedale, a couple of miles west. I've...

I live in Bedale, a couple of miles west. I've been here for the last 45 years. Honestly, you would hardly know we have an Air Force operating out of Leeming today.*** I've had 25 years (1975 to...
9th Jul 2020, 17:47
Replies: 217
Views: 58,694
Posted By taxydual

Linton, apparently, has 're-opened' to support...

Linton, apparently, has 're-opened' to support 100 Sqn Hawks operations. Leeming has a runway that needs some work. As an aside, with a Station that has closed, what happens to the keys to the...
23rd May 2020, 22:00
Replies: 5
Views: 2,142
Posted By taxydual

Condition: For parts or not working ...

Condition:
For parts or not working


Hmm, realistic then.
12th Apr 2020, 21:00
Replies: 97
Views: 34,806
Posted By taxydual

A story related to me by the former ADC to the...

A story related to me by the former ADC to the the Great and Noble ACM The Earl of Bandon (Paddy to all and sundry) former C in C FEAF. Himself and his Good Lady, Lady Lois, were flying from A to B...
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