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11th Oct 2021, 04:52
Replies: 18
Views: 6,116
Posted By The Oberon

Drifting again but the best fly past I have seen...

Drifting again but the best fly past I have seen was during the run up to the Indianapolis 500 in 1993. 5 x P51 Mustangs led by Chuck Yeager.
2nd Oct 2021, 18:16
Replies: 19
Views: 4,564
Posted By The Oberon

Not a bad rainy afternoon, Bridge too Far and...

Not a bad rainy afternoon, Bridge too Far and then BoB. My domestic supervisor was out riding, no problems there.
29th Sep 2021, 10:20
Replies: 25
Views: 7,470
Posted By The Oberon

I don't think this is possible, it may have...

I don't think this is possible, it may have changed but additive blending was always done at the point of delivery. A civvy bowser had the main fuel tank and smaller tanks containing the additives....
16th Sep 2021, 14:12
Replies: 22
Views: 4,475
Posted By The Oberon

There are some good "delvers" over on ARRSE, so I...

There are some good "delvers" over on ARRSE, so I have shamelessly nicked the photos and asked the question over there.
9th Aug 2021, 06:32
Replies: 17
Views: 5,163
Posted By The Oberon

Here you go Langley! ...

Here you go Langley!
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8th Aug 2021, 17:56
Replies: 46
Views: 11,098
Posted By The Oberon

Thanks, just wondered.

Thanks, just wondered.
8th Aug 2021, 11:13
Replies: 46
Views: 11,098
Posted By The Oberon

Would it have been possible to designate the G to...

Would it have been possible to designate the G to A assets on the airfield, rather than the Vulcan/Shrike efforts?
5th Aug 2021, 20:40
Replies: 471
Views: 118,630
Posted By The Oberon

​​​​​​Even worse with eating irons!

​​​​​​Even worse with eating irons!
1st Aug 2021, 12:34
Replies: 471
Views: 118,630
Posted By The Oberon

Brilliant!

Brilliant!
31st Jul 2021, 13:15
Replies: 471
Views: 118,630
Posted By The Oberon

And if you did get stuck in the early hours,...

And if you did get stuck in the early hours, finding the nearest Police Station, getting a bed for the night and a cooked breakfast before setting off again.
31st Jul 2021, 13:06
Replies: 62
Views: 9,628
Posted By The Oberon

I don't think so, I was on the V Force from 1965...

I don't think so, I was on the V Force from 1965 - 1983 and they were all ex rigger or sooty SNCOs. Never came across a sparky or fairy.
31st Jul 2021, 07:35
Replies: 471
Views: 118,630
Posted By The Oberon

When a Lynham SAC mover got me a free, post...

When a Lynham SAC mover got me a free, post leave, flight back to Goose Bay just simply by typing my name on the manifest. I had previously "gone through channels" and been told the flight was...
29th Jul 2021, 12:18
Replies: 62
Views: 9,628
Posted By The Oberon

According to Arrse, his LinkedIn profile now says...

According to Arrse, his LinkedIn profile now says he is no longer SEAC or serving in the Army.
13th Jul 2021, 05:07
Replies: 23
Views: 11,154
Posted By The Oberon

He was aiming for the balcony.

He was aiming for the balcony.
7th Jul 2021, 13:37
Replies: 62
Views: 9,628
Posted By The Oberon

Got sucked in, no excuses.

Got sucked in, no excuses.
7th Jul 2021, 06:23
Replies: 62
Views: 9,628
Posted By The Oberon

I think you will find that W.O. RAF and his R.N....

I think you will find that W.O. RAF and his R.N. equivalent are still just W.O.s with no "hidden" commissions. I am not 100% sure, but I think that the RM Corps RSM is the same.
6th Jul 2021, 07:02
Replies: 62
Views: 9,628
Posted By The Oberon

There was always disagreement in the Army as to...

There was always disagreement in the Army as to who was the most senior WO1 in the organisation. The ACSM Sandhurst would lay claim, the GSM London District said it was him and certain WO1s in the...
28th Jun 2021, 18:32
Replies: 21
Views: 7,301
Posted By The Oberon

Ask him what his service number was, if he's a...

Ask him what his service number was, if he's a walt he will be flummoxed and hesitate.
25th Jun 2021, 10:48
Replies: 623
Views: 120,282
Posted By The Oberon

If we are drifting away to family names. A friend...

If we are drifting away to family names. A friend of mine always called his wife Special, which she liked and it went on for years. One day, she suddenly realized that her maiden name had been...
23rd Jun 2021, 13:25
Replies: 623
Views: 120,282
Posted By The Oberon

Question, all the Whites I knew in the RAF were...

Question, all the Whites I knew in the RAF were Chalky. I had a couple of R.N. Mates who told me that in the R.N., Whites were called Knocker, why?
22nd Jun 2021, 17:52
Replies: 623
Views: 120,282
Posted By The Oberon

We had a W.O. Amos, known to all, behind his...

We had a W.O. Amos, known to all, behind his back, as Ignor.
21st Jun 2021, 04:21
Replies: 157
Views: 22,488
Posted By The Oberon

Sounds as if it could be someone I joined up...

Sounds as if it could be someone I joined up with, A*** R*** perhaps?
19th Jun 2021, 04:44
Replies: 157
Views: 22,488
Posted By The Oberon

Just out of curiosity, but do Branch Commissions...

Just out of curiosity, but do Branch Commissions still exist?

I left as a Chief Tech. in 1986 at my 22 year point but, about 4 years before I left, I was asked if I would like to consider a Branch...
3rd Jun 2021, 12:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,830
Posted By The Oberon

During my workshop training days at Locking,...

During my workshop training days at Locking, these were always known as KD greatcoats, good for the warm weather....
1st Jun 2021, 04:27
Replies: 254
Views: 41,379
Posted By The Oberon

Pedant hat on. Dukes and Duchesses. Earls and...

Pedant hat on.
Dukes and Duchesses.
Earls and Countesses.
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