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22nd Jan 2021, 14:47
Replies: 450
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Posted By Caramba

Natural respect comes to those like Mr E who was...

Natural respect comes to those like Mr E who was totally unassuming - only prior research revealed who he really was .... and showed he was well deserving of the informal title of "Sir" rather than...
22nd Jan 2021, 13:37
Replies: 450
Views: 101,020
Posted By Caramba

[QUOTE=dagenham;10973092]On the subject of...

[QUOTE=dagenham;10973092]On the subject of doctors. The degree is five years, the first three or four ( can’t remember now ) gains a BA or BSc medicine and the last year the MD I seem to remember
...
8th Jul 2020, 18:19
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

Beardy - the trial was in England; AH was found...

Beardy - the trial was in England; AH was found not guilty of the charges against him. There is no “not proven” verdict south of the border, and, technically, no court declares someone innocent.
...
8th Jul 2020, 07:55
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

BV, I totally accept that - to use a cycling...

BV, I totally accept that - to use a cycling analogy - I am merely an enthusiastic amateur whereas as you and many others here are Bradley Wiggins.

However, there have been many comments...
7th Jul 2020, 23:01
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

That is a rather cynical view, if I may say. ...

That is a rather cynical view, if I may say. Cognitive impairment is a well known condition (Look it up - Google will suffice) and the only wrinkle here is that of the context in which it is being...
6th Jul 2020, 07:06
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

I am very aware that I am a guest in this Mess,...

I am very aware that I am a guest in this Mess, and have only ever had a single flight in a JP (tho regularly fly light aircraft). I have however been an expert witness and was very aware that I had...
19th Jun 2020, 18:17
Replies: 223
Views: 49,154
Posted By Caramba

It’s a false equivalence. Eichmann was enacting...

It’s a false equivalence. Eichmann was enacting genocide (a term not coined until 1947 I think). Harris - Britain - was waging war as best it could with the available tools, against a foe that was...
17th Jun 2020, 07:28
Replies: 70
Views: 20,751
Posted By Caramba

Is it possible that at some point in the past an...

Is it possible that at some point in the past an RAF officer’s dog pissed on Sharkey Ward’s shoes?

It was Father’s ambition to train the family lab to bark at Naval officers, and then station...
11th Jun 2020, 09:01
Replies: 29
Views: 7,860
Posted By Caramba

Sunderland and torpedos

Torpedos were certainly not routinely carried. The only reference I can find is to experiments carried out at the MAEE at Helensburgh as part of the run up to attacks on the Tirpitz.

Bombs,...
25th May 2020, 09:08
Replies: 110
Views: 55,384
Posted By Caramba

I have the same book. Discussed that very photo...

I have the same book. Discussed that very photo with the Pater. I’m sure I remember being told that the aircraft arrived without MAD tail or observer nose and were converted during their time in the...
23rd May 2020, 09:38
Replies: 110
Views: 55,384
Posted By Caramba

217 was at Kinloss, plus the OCU. The remainder...

217 was at Kinloss, plus the OCU. The remainder must have been at Topcliffe.

i always thought it was a very graceful looking aeroplane....
20th Apr 2020, 11:32
Replies: 26
Views: 6,997
Posted By Caramba

Interesting to read. An RAF colleague of my...

Interesting to read. An RAF colleague of my father told me that he had spent some time flying a Pilatus (?PC6?) into short strips in Cambodia and or Laos c1962, while still in the RAF. A quick...
14th Apr 2020, 07:19
Replies: 168
Views: 65,826
Posted By Caramba

Thanks Oxenos. It had been my understanding that...

Thanks Oxenos. It had been my understanding that the Mk3 phase 3 was definitely more of a handful, largely because the C of G was a bit aft and also because of a propensity to accelerated stalls? I...
13th Apr 2020, 20:34
Replies: 168
Views: 65,826
Posted By Caramba

5aday...

5aday (https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/member.php?u=381604) , 6th Mar 2016 13:04
The Avroe Shackleton mk2 Phase 3 ( I can be definite as they were the only ones I flew as an AEOp in at...
19th Nov 2019, 12:30
Replies: 61
Views: 15,216
Posted By Caramba

Depth charge fusing

Sadly, my father isn’t here to ask. However, on a Sunderland wouldn’t the DC’s be fused just before running the underwing racks out into position?

i was also under the impression that additional...
27th Sep 2019, 19:01
Replies: 23
Views: 6,777
Posted By Caramba

Surely “chassis”, not gear or even undercarriage??

Surely “chassis”, not gear or even undercarriage??
24th Sep 2019, 14:07
Replies: 24
Views: 10,810
Posted By Caramba

Is Condor not the German branch of Thomas Cook?

Is Condor not the German branch of Thomas Cook?
6th Aug 2019, 13:57
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

Bud Holland ?? Not really!

Easy Street - it would seem from the USAF report that Bud Holland was the antithesis of AH!

“The accident board stated that Colonel Holland's macho (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macho),...
6th Aug 2019, 10:51
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

Know the truth.....

airsound - thank you for your sensible and informed posts. It is deeply regrettable that the press completely misrepresented the court proceedings for AH, and as you say, seemed solely to rely on...
2nd Apr 2019, 12:24
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

There is no definitive test. Occasionally,...

There is no definitive test. Occasionally, patients with retrograde amnesia ie before the precipitating event, are found to have hippocampal abnormalities. But that’s it. Additionally, if and when...
27th Mar 2019, 15:29
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

Dominatior 2: “Is it possible that the supposed...

Dominatior 2: “Is it possible that the supposed "hypoxia" was caused by hyperventilation due to anxiety. Was AH over-breathing and thus filling his lungs with Carbon Dioxide?”
Hyperventilation will...
21st Mar 2019, 18:04
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

Relying on the Beeb or newspaper articles for...

Relying on the Beeb or newspaper articles for accuarate reports of the court proceedings gives a totally flawed impression of what happened, mainly because the defence does not give regular updates...
9th Mar 2019, 09:44
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

Well, he has answered the questions in court and...

Well, he has answered the questions in court and been found not guilty.

What I don’t understand is the accusation of lying, level of anger, calls for a retrial, and demands for retribution that...
9th Mar 2019, 07:15
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

What exactly has AH lied about? Can you seriously...

What exactly has AH lied about? Can you seriously doubt that he remembers nothing about the accident? After substantial deceleration forces which would likely have caused intracerebral shearing?...
8th Mar 2019, 14:52
Replies: 705
Views: 416,161
Posted By Caramba

The prosecution failed.

The prosecution failed in several ways.

it attempted to cast AH as a cavalier, negligent, and over-confident pilot. It adduced as evidence to upport this view an overflight of the M11 at less...
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