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10th Apr 2021, 21:10
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Views: 5,768
Posted By Warmtoast

I posted this many years ago and in the...

I posted this many years ago and in the circumstances thought it worth reposting.



..and here he is flying over his home in a 'five star' Harvard.
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18th Mar 2021, 21:30
Replies: 76
Views: 15,827
Posted By Warmtoast

ISTR that RAF aircraft inventory totals c..475...

ISTR that RAF aircraft inventory totals c..475 aircraft. That gives each Group Captain two aircraft supervise / look after. What do the rest of the senior officers do?
13th Feb 2021, 15:45
Replies: 22
Views: 5,203
Posted By Warmtoast

Being repeated on Wednesday 17th February at...

Being repeated on Wednesday 17th February at 16.25.
7th Feb 2021, 15:26
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By Warmtoast

Thanks for all the replies to my original query....

Thanks for all the replies to my original query. Shows that after 48-years I wasn't mistaken!
WT
3rd Feb 2021, 21:24
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By Warmtoast

Dummy Aircraft at Wildenrath in Early 1970s

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There's an article in the February BBC History Revealed magazine about...
9th Dec 2020, 14:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,835
Posted By Warmtoast

Haraka If you haven't seen it before my post of...

Haraka
If you haven't seen it before my post of photos of WAAF's in Ceylon here: https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/329990-gaining-r-f-pilots-brevet-ww-ii-270.html#post841298
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30th Nov 2020, 15:13
Replies: 35
Views: 6,152
Posted By Warmtoast

Another golden oldie from the past (1945) is...

Another golden oldie from the past (1945) is being broadcast on Film4 this Wednesday afternoon at 12.50. "The Way To The Stars" with John Mills among others. Well worth watching.
WT
9th Nov 2020, 15:21
Replies: 60
Views: 21,087
Posted By Warmtoast

We shouldn't forget that President Eisenhower on...

We shouldn't forget that President Eisenhower on a visit to the UK in August 1959 was flown to and from Aberdeen in a 216 Sqn Comet, pilot S/Ldr P. E. Pullen.
Details here:...
20th Oct 2020, 14:53
Replies: 14
Views: 4,660
Posted By Warmtoast

I was at the Paris 1961 air show when Ken gave a...

I was at the Paris 1961 air show when Ken gave a spectacular display. As I mentioned before here on PPrune:



My original 2014 post together with some screen grabs from my 8mm cine film taken at...
16th Oct 2020, 15:48
Replies: 23
Views: 4,219
Posted By Warmtoast

New Veterans Railcard wef 5th Nov 2020

Watching the Martin Lewis Money Show on the box last night he mentioned the launch of a new Veterans Railcard wef 5th November 2020. You have to have served for one day to qualify. There are quite...
2nd Oct 2020, 22:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,653
Posted By Warmtoast

My Flying Log Book shows I qualified as an AQM on...

My Flying Log Book shows I qualified as an AQM on 30th July 1959 at 242 OCU (Dishforth), but never received an AQM brevet - they came later ISTR. I served with 99 Sqn until I left the RAF in July...
21st Sep 2020, 11:39
Replies: 14
Views: 2,967
Posted By Warmtoast

I saw this program the other day and was...

I saw this program the other day and was mesmerised by the films of aircraft (of many varieties) making awful crash-landings on aircraft carriers.
21st Sep 2020, 11:33
Replies: 129
Views: 27,232
Posted By Warmtoast

ISTR that Detling in Kent was an airfield, but...

ISTR that Detling in Kent was an airfield, but when I can't help.
WT
21st Sep 2020, 11:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,226
Posted By Warmtoast

Vigila - Magazine of the RAF in the South West

One of our friends recently back from a break in the west country was given this magazine, and he knowing of my RAF background passed it on to me. I was a little surprised because I thought St...
14th Sep 2020, 19:05
Replies: 70
Views: 15,495
Posted By Warmtoast

IRIS. I came across them several times whilst I...

IRIS. I came across them several times whilst I was a radio operator. Allegedly if one didn't do things by the book whilst in ATC, or if a transmitter or beacon was off frequency, this was reported...
14th Sep 2020, 15:22
Replies: 96
Views: 12,362
Posted By Warmtoast

When I joined in 1951 my number was 406xxxx ...

When I joined in 1951 my number was 406xxxx

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14th Sep 2020, 15:07
Replies: 70
Views: 15,495
Posted By Warmtoast

Another photo/tale. ...

Another photo/tale.
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Hastings IRIS 2 - TG560 A photo from my album...
8th Sep 2020, 10:31
Replies: 77
Views: 11,051
Posted By Warmtoast

Bit of Thread Drift, but saw my first Rocket...

Bit of Thread Drift, but saw my first Rocket Assisted take of at annual Biggin Hill BOB display in 1954 I think it was.
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25th Aug 2020, 22:45
Replies: 70
Views: 15,495
Posted By Warmtoast

I was at Gan in 1958 and photo'd the first...

I was at Gan in 1958 and photo'd the first Beverley to visit Gan on 14th February 1958.
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24th Jul 2020, 22:30
Replies: 24
Views: 8,616
Posted By Warmtoast

Well it was an A400 that was seen over Edinburgh...

Well it was an A400 that was seen over Edinburgh and at 128 tons a bit bigger than a Hercules - I think.

WT
28th Jun 2020, 11:07
Replies: 41
Views: 9,623
Posted By Warmtoast

Saw my first T.11 at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S....

Saw my first T.11 at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia) in 1953 when this aircraft WZ416 visited during a sales tour of Southern Africa. Tour was successful as both Rhodesian and South African Air...
24th May 2020, 10:16
Replies: 45
Views: 11,777
Posted By Warmtoast

When I was stationed at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S....

When I was stationed at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia 1951 - 1953), airmen's billets were all named after RAF VC's. Coincidentally whilst at Thornhill I lived in two of these blocks i.e....
22nd Mar 2020, 21:31
Replies: 5
Views: 2,765
Posted By Warmtoast

There's a photo of him here in my post #14: ...

There's a photo of him here in my post #14:
https://www.pprune.org/7166168-post14.html
17th Mar 2020, 10:11
Replies: 12
Views: 4,019
Posted By Warmtoast

Saw the Frecce Tricolori at Fairford quite a few...

Saw the Frecce Tricolori at Fairford quite a few years, here's a photo I took of them at the time.
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12th Mar 2020, 22:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By Warmtoast

Have a look at Wiki Here:...

Have a look at Wiki Here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llandow_air_disaster
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