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10th May 2021, 12:57
Replies: 77
Views: 10,443
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Phonic Wheel Velodynes?

Phonic Wheel Velodynes?
10th May 2021, 12:50
Replies: 77
Views: 10,443
Posted By Pontius Navigator

We were told the NBS was 1,400lbs.

We were told the NBS was 1,400lbs.
10th May 2021, 12:47
Replies: 56
Views: 7,413
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Agree. I had one significant event whilst on...

Agree. I had one significant event whilst on detachment. I was treated at a main base RMC but the event never found its way to my records.

One bit of advice, when you have aches and pains of...
10th May 2021, 12:40
Replies: 56
Views: 7,413
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I drew mine, in cash, the day I retired and...

I drew mine, in cash, the day I retired and walked it around the corner to the building society. No way was I letting the thieves keep it for 3-5 days.
24th Apr 2021, 16:36
Replies: 20
Views: 6,195
Posted By Pontius Navigator

There has to be a design life for such a...

There has to be a design life for such a vulnerable craft as a submersible and 44 years must surely be beyond that.
24th Apr 2021, 16:26
Replies: 38
Views: 6,948
Posted By Pontius Navigator

As this is turning into an historical when I was...

As this is turning into an historical when I was 😀

The Seco Huts at Waddington were much more modern that the Wooden Huts a Cottesmore as Seco was introduced as there was a shortage of wood.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2021, 18:05
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Watch it 4 eyes Then on the GIVB compass...

Watch it 4 eyes

Then on the GIVB compass system we had the Master Indicator. We also had desyns with a master and slave.

The Wartime Gee chains had a Master transmitter to which the Slaves...
16th Apr 2021, 18:01
Replies: 29
Views: 4,363
Posted By Pontius Navigator

IIRC that was a Mk 5 and as said for fast jets. ...

IIRC that was a Mk 5 and as said for fast jets. Over 40s tended to use the Mk 4.
16th Apr 2021, 17:56
Replies: 53
Views: 14,754
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Are you sure about that? I thought the...

Are you sure about that? I thought the redeployment was in advance of any action.

I remember watching TV broadcasts from 'somewhere in the desert but I can't tell you where'. The idiot...
16th Apr 2021, 15:13
Replies: 41
Views: 8,738
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Coningsby did not enhance its security but inside...

Coningsby did not enhance its security but inside it was all happening. IIRC it was about midday Friday that we were warned for a deployment of 29 Sqn to Gibraltar. There were many deployment plans...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2021, 20:22
Replies: 30
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I tend to disagree. In America I was struck by...

I tend to disagree. In America I was struck by the number of flags flown and flown for 24 hours not dawn to dusk. One that struck me was on a very tall flag pole and illuminated at night.

In...
5th Apr 2021, 18:39
Replies: 53
Views: 14,754
Posted By Pontius Navigator

A more profitable target was, I believe, the HAS...

A more profitable target was, I believe, the HAS access tracks. Stop them leaving their HAS then pick them off one by one.

We visited Huntings in 1974 when on the WEC and asked about a standoff...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2021, 12:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By Pontius Navigator

MMs solution is what we had. Slightly simpler,...

MMs solution is what we had. Slightly simpler, the outlet hose was simply hooked over the outlet pipe, same as unplumbed washing machines.
4th Apr 2021, 11:53
Replies: 29
Views: 4,363
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Douglas Protractor.

Douglas Protractor.
2nd Mar 2021, 13:18
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Pontius Navigator

And then 201 with Smiling Jim. RB

And then 201 with Smiling Jim.

RB
26th Feb 2021, 21:35
Replies: 19
Views: 4,966
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Correct, all submarines are targets until...

Correct, all submarines are targets until identified as friend or foe.
26th Feb 2021, 21:30
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Janda, you were crew A? I was in the next course.

Janda, you were crew A? I was in the next course.
14th Feb 2021, 18:57
Replies: 12
Views: 4,976
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Remember the USN had outbreaks on their carriers....

Remember the USN had outbreaks on their carriers.

Just because there is isolation does not mean there are no rule breakers.
14th Feb 2021, 18:50
Replies: 20
Views: 4,959
Posted By Pontius Navigator

As MPN says, you need to communicate. After...

As MPN says, you need to communicate. After several attempts to follow our briefed procedures "We are RAF 4 Jet" the French controller came back with "Are you VULCAN X-RAY MIKE 607?"

Seemed quite...
12th Feb 2021, 20:37
Replies: 85
Views: 18,415
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Actually yes. I can't remember when, it was...

Actually yes. I can't remember when, it was perhaps 50 years ago though there is a clue.
The principles were:
1. All services would wear the same pattern and colour uniform (Canada plus? 😀)
2....
11th Feb 2021, 07:03
Replies: 85
Views: 18,415
Posted By Pontius Navigator

BV, admittedly he is not a prolific poster but...

BV, admittedly he is not a prolific poster but his earlier posts are completely authentic. I know John I know the Bill to whom he refers.
Maybe he has never bothered to engage with Pprune, maybe...
10th Feb 2021, 21:41
Replies: 85
Views: 18,415
Posted By Pontius Navigator

BV are you sure about that? joined 12 years ago,...

BV are you sure about that? joined 12 years ago, age 82, known to some, flown with by others. As my daughter said, one day the RAF will be the biggest cap badge in the Army. Though she had no...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2021, 19:19
Replies: 42
Views: 4,524
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I think it is institutional but not necessarily...

I think it is institutional but not necessarily racisim, ageism, or feminism but simply 'not one of us'.

This was true of the Services where women were excluded from many roles, blacks from the...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2021, 18:15
Replies: 56
Views: 2,754
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Uplinker, commiserations. We know exactly where...

Uplinker, commiserations. We know exactly where you are coming from. 4am, first night in New home and a pipe detached. The first we knew was the smoke alarm going off. Our buikder, who lived...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2021, 18:06
Replies: 56
Views: 2,754
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Uplinker, commiserations. We know exactly where...

Uplinker, commiserations. We know exactly where you are coming from. 4am, first night in New home and a pipe detached. The first we knew was the smoke alarm going off. Our buikder, who lived...
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