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2nd Mar 2020, 18:22
Replies: 58
Views: 17,639
Posted By huge72

I retired off the 10 fleet in 2010 just as these...

I retired off the 10 fleet in 2010 just as these numbers became available. One of the Air Eng's bought VC10ALM and then tried to sell it to the LM's at a profit. No one to my knowledge took him up...
18th Jan 2020, 20:45
Replies: 8
Views: 2,958
Posted By huge72

Yes that's him. He was the QHI on board the Puma...

Yes that's him. He was the QHI on board the Puma that tip over on dispersal.
18th Jan 2020, 10:43
Replies: 8
Views: 2,958
Posted By huge72

RIP Flt Lt Trevor (Timber) Wood

I am not sure if this has been posted before but it is with sadness that I report the death of Flt Lt Trevor Wood after a short illness last July. I only heard recently but as he was so well known...
20th Oct 2018, 20:19
Replies: 28
Views: 8,785
Posted By huge72

As has been said Scotty started his career as a...

As has been said Scotty started his career as a PEdO, on remustering he was returned to being a Fg Off rather than a Flt Lt. Hence he became a founder member of 72 Sqn's FOLA, (Fg Off's Liberation...
13th Oct 2018, 22:18
Replies: 28
Views: 8,785
Posted By huge72

I was a crewman on Scotty's Wessex OCU in 79. We...

I was a crewman on Scotty's Wessex OCU in 79. We joined 72 together went to Ireland together both as basic crew and then on our second Ireland tour Examiners together then on my third tour as the...
20th Aug 2018, 21:04
Replies: 20
Views: 3,617
Posted By huge72

I first met Dick as a young(ish) SAC Ops clerk at...

I first met Dick as a young(ish) SAC Ops clerk at Upavon in 1975 when he shared the Heli Tasking Office with Uncle T W and P L. I would pass him either early morning as I went home after nights or...
7th Jul 2018, 16:33
Replies: 53
Views: 8,155
Posted By huge72

I wouldn't say that the RB199 has given that good...

I wouldn't say that the RB199 has given that good a service, most of them have more flying hours in the back of a C130 than in a Tornado!!!!
2nd Mar 2018, 17:32
Replies: 736
Views: 373,997
Posted By huge72

Flick you ask for ''bites'' well all I can say is...

Flick you ask for ''bites'' well all I can say is you must have been very unhappy with your posting for some reason that you do not elude to. I served 4 tours on 72, including the time you were...
24th Jul 2017, 22:31
Replies: 125
Views: 24,967
Posted By huge72

I can agree with Geeram, my father joined the...

I can agree with Geeram, my father joined the Army in 1925 and had his 30th birthday( 31st May) on the beach. I have pictures of him shortly after he returned home and he looked in his sixties. He...
19th Jul 2017, 13:57
Replies: 43
Views: 10,726
Posted By huge72

A very interesting programme especially when I...

A very interesting programme especially when I recognised the West Country tones of an old crewman friend of mine. As a parallel to this I can recommend Paul Hickley's history of 60Sqn ''Holding the...
13th Jul 2017, 22:14
Replies: 195
Views: 79,262
Posted By huge72

Gosh they must be joining the AT/AR fleet then as...

Gosh they must be joining the AT/AR fleet then as 10 Sqn operates Voyager alongside 101Sqn at Brize!!!!
6th Jul 2017, 11:23
Replies: 26
Views: 6,741
Posted By huge72

Maybe 809 was chosen as its badge is Phoenix...

Maybe 809 was chosen as its badge is Phoenix rising from the Ashes!!!
16th Jun 2017, 16:32
Replies: 16
Views: 3,960
Posted By huge72

It is possible, as demonstrated by the Hong Kong...

It is possible, as demonstrated by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (Formally the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force) in the 90's when one of the tower Blocks on Nathan Road caught fire...
6th Jun 2017, 09:04
Replies: 94
Views: 25,532
Posted By huge72

DD That's exactly how I remembered it, Transverse...

DD That's exactly how I remembered it, Transverse seats are a nightmare for a crewman to carryout all that's required of him, which is why our helis always had a clear centre floor if we were doing...
5th Jun 2017, 16:08
Replies: 94
Views: 25,532
Posted By huge72

SASless. I think you will find this point is all...

SASless. I think you will find this point is all about the different ways our crewmen operate to your cabin crew gunner/crewchief. In the Wessex/Puma/Chinook/Merlin our crewmen were and are...
27th May 2017, 21:39
Replies: 94
Views: 25,532
Posted By huge72

Herod a man after my own heart, if only they...

Herod a man after my own heart, if only they had spent money on uprated shafts and blades we would still have been flying the ''Mighty Wessex'' today. Puma Paah!:rolleyes:
25th Apr 2017, 14:26
Replies: 40
Views: 5,645
Posted By huge72

Little known is that there are 2 ANZAC parades...

Little known is that there are 2 ANZAC parades held in the UK. The main one in London the other in Leighterton Gloucestershire. A small village but the site of one of the training airfields for the...
16th Apr 2017, 11:45
Replies: 32
Views: 7,391
Posted By huge72

Sad to say that VSO lumped 78 in with 18,28,60,84...

Sad to say that VSO lumped 78 in with 18,28,60,84 and 103 as the rest and don't start with the yellow hatters of 22!:hmm:
16th Apr 2017, 10:13
Replies: 74
Views: 9,735
Posted By huge72

I have been a life member for 25 years, don't use...

I have been a life member for 25 years, don't use the clubs for the same reason as many others but respect the work they do. Since retirement I now am the OC of the local ATC unit and my Cadets turn...
16th Apr 2017, 10:03
Replies: 32
Views: 7,391
Posted By huge72

According to one VSO that I know. There are 2...

According to one VSO that I know. There are 2 kinds of people in the RAF, Support Helicopter and the rest, and of those there are 2 kinds, Wessex and the rest and of those there are 2 kinds, 72 Sqn...
15th Apr 2017, 20:54
Replies: 32
Views: 7,391
Posted By huge72

PN His ACSM will be the 3 year one as NI finished...

PN His ACSM will be the 3 year one as NI finished in 2007. The post 2011 has 2 yellow stripes which is why I didn't mention it. Huge
15th Apr 2017, 18:46
Replies: 32
Views: 7,391
Posted By huge72

PN. I haven't seen the photo but I suspect his...

PN. I haven't seen the photo but I suspect his medals are GSM62 with Bar for NI, a NATO medal of some sort and then the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal which resembles the GSM with a yellow...
15th Apr 2017, 11:55
Replies: 32
Views: 7,391
Posted By huge72

I totally agree with your sentiments but to be...

I totally agree with your sentiments but to be fair throughout the campaign we were never referred to as RAF but as Army helicopters or security forces. This was in part to play down our part and...
25th Mar 2017, 19:14
Replies: 133
Views: 30,176
Posted By huge72

Xenolith, I believe that the answer is yes. I...

Xenolith, I believe that the answer is yes. I was commissioned in 2002 from MACR to Flt Lt on IIRC no 4 WOSP ( Warrant Officer Study Period). The scheme was still going in 2010, the year I...
19th Mar 2017, 19:23
Replies: 92
Views: 22,603
Posted By huge72

I remember the first thing the Staish at Benson...

I remember the first thing the Staish at Benson said on our arrival '' You haven't brought your Rocks have you?'' This was after the sqn regt flt had left a trail of broken furniture and airmen...
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