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20th Oct 2020, 22:05
Replies: 15
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Posted By oldmansquipper

Cool Anyone got Reynolds mobile number?

Anyone got Reynolds mobile number?
18th Oct 2020, 11:32
Replies: 108
Views: 29,369
Posted By oldmansquipper

indeed. on ‘flag’ 85/1 I was lucky enough to...

indeed.

on ‘flag’ 85/1 I was lucky enough to get a ride in the SF C130 on the final package. I had to work for my living, though. On my knees along side the RH seat, my job was as a spotter...
8th Oct 2020, 17:39
Replies: 48
Views: 9,331
Posted By oldmansquipper

I was acting as station DI staff at laughing...

I was acting as station DI staff at laughing Laarbruch during ‘lion heart’ and listening to the sectors checking in prior to the survival launch. Went something like this CoC “Gold formation check...
8th Oct 2020, 11:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,426
Posted By oldmansquipper

Smile IIRC, B1a s from Waddo often carried out high...

IIRC, B1a s from Waddo often carried out high altitude radiation level sampling around the world and were put into the shed on their return. Now, changing the Brake Chute every 28days was an OOP task...
17th Sep 2020, 19:39
Replies: 70
Views: 13,587
Posted By oldmansquipper

JW411 - great stuff, matey. Thank you. The only...

JW411 - great stuff, matey. Thank you. The only corridor issues I had during my 2 tours in West Germany usually involved evicting fragrant but temporary occupants from, or clearing up the mess...
25th Aug 2020, 16:11
Replies: 62
Views: 15,863
Posted By oldmansquipper

as TM TG 13 on the worlds premier recce Sqn (RAFG...

as TM TG 13 on the worlds premier recce Sqn (RAFG late 70s) It was a challenge to get first use of my section Godfrey Mask Test Cabinet O2 on a Monday morning Before the pilots got in....if you...
21st Aug 2020, 20:01
Replies: 72
Views: 12,197
Posted By oldmansquipper

https://link.defenseone.com/click/21272362.92918/a...

https://link.defenseone.com/click/21272362.92918/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZGVmZW5zZW9uZS5jb20vdGVjaG5vbG9neS8yMDIwLzA4L2FpLWp1c3QtYmVhdC1odW1hbi1mLTE2LXBpbG90LWRvZ2ZpZ2h0LWFnYWluLzE2Nzg3Mi8_b3JlZj1kZWZlbnNlX29...
21st Aug 2020, 19:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,825
Posted By oldmansquipper

Ahhh, the dark science of Anthropometrics. One...

Ahhh, the dark science of Anthropometrics. One size fits all...or it doesn’t.
19th Aug 2020, 21:32
Replies: 70
Views: 14,062
Posted By oldmansquipper

And another thing! The Bev was not the...

And another thing!

The Bev was not the fastest of transports, but I didn’t realise how slow it was until as we were flying down the Rhône valley at not very high height into the teeth of a gale...
19th Aug 2020, 21:23
Replies: 70
Views: 14,062
Posted By oldmansquipper

My first encounter with life threatening...

My first encounter with life threatening situations was in a Beverley. As a young SAC I was sent on my first Overseas detachment post B/E training on exercise Sunspot with 50 Sqn (Vulcans) to Malta....
27th Jul 2020, 22:29
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By oldmansquipper

Smile A Sea Water Activated Release System was spec’d...

A Sea Water Activated Release System was spec’d for all F-35 seats (US16E) if I recall correctly. perhaps that’s why it was also required on T6? As was a liferaft with a single skin canopy. (Although...
17th Jul 2020, 14:03
Replies: 7
Views: 3,073
Posted By oldmansquipper

Agreed, but do you think this will stop Sharkey &...

Agreed, but do you think this will stop Sharkey & co?
17th Jul 2020, 08:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,073
Posted By oldmansquipper

“Don’t mention the war...”

I expect you chaps will have already read this, but

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/top-armed-forces-officers-gagged-by-defence-secretary-ben-wallace-over-aircraft-carrier-discussion-jgsf29rc2...
4th Jul 2020, 08:53
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By oldmansquipper

Allegedly, there is Also a pressing need for a...

Allegedly, there is Also a pressing need for a full ATZ (to safeguard a couple of RAF AC gliders) at Little Riss before it too, becomes subsumed into the next airspace grab centred on Brize.
4th Jul 2020, 00:04
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By oldmansquipper

R.A.F. = Risk Averse Force? you may think...

R.A.F. = Risk Averse Force?

you may think so, I couldn’t possibly comment.
2nd Jul 2020, 14:49
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By oldmansquipper

In this increasingly risk averse politically...

In this increasingly risk averse politically charged climate, I’m surprised that the RAF has not got them to move Sooner.

The long mynd must be getting nervous, thinking about potential airspace...
28th Jun 2020, 22:11
Replies: 15
Views: 3,386
Posted By oldmansquipper

Ahhh, the gruniad? paragon of truth and...

Ahhh, the gruniad?

paragon of truth and unbiased reporting
27th Jun 2020, 21:12
Replies: 466
Views: 191,169
Posted By oldmansquipper

On balance it looks ok to me. (Not sure about the...

On balance it looks ok to me. (Not sure about the gold lettering though) 🇬🇧🇬🇧
22nd Jun 2020, 21:43
Replies: 466
Views: 191,169
Posted By oldmansquipper

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/638x426/b603d79e_357e_4795_96e0_6c11ef83250c_f8a1b59555a1ceadff3133a37a21f5a90b656fe7.jpeg
Borrowed from another military site... “PM’s jet respray...
27th May 2020, 20:14
Replies: 137
Views: 66,036
Posted By oldmansquipper

Devil You sure it wasn’t Dom visiting another relative...

You sure it wasn’t Dom visiting another relative or two 🤭
22nd May 2020, 19:43
Replies: 15
Views: 5,435
Posted By oldmansquipper

Gums. Delighted to hear he/she is OK. Of...

Gums. Delighted to hear he/she is OK.

Of course the seat worked well. It’s what it does, when given the chance. 😉
14th May 2020, 11:40
Replies: 182
Views: 76,911
Posted By oldmansquipper

TiC post.

Are there slots for pilots in the predator fleet?

Will they be allowed to wear their 4 barred BA jackets at beer calls?

What does instant expert Laura Kuensberg think about it all?
...
19th Apr 2020, 10:54
Replies: 91
Views: 19,788
Posted By oldmansquipper

There will probably be a K for whoever thought up...

There will probably be a K for whoever thought up the self funding green ‘carers’ badge (£8:99?) and one for Gary Lineker for donating a couple of weeks inflated Beeb wages....
10th Apr 2020, 16:48
Replies: 41
Views: 18,256
Posted By oldmansquipper

In the current climate, (locked down at home and...

In the current climate, (locked down at home and fed up to the teeth) what could be a better time for all on here to read David’s excellent investigative work. Proceeds go to charity after all.

It...
8th Apr 2020, 19:30
Replies: 31
Views: 10,228
Posted By oldmansquipper

Blue Angels

https://eu.pnj.com/story/news/2020/04/07/coronavirus-florida-blue-angels-keep-practicing-through-uncertainty/5103024002/
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