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2nd Jun 2017, 21:38
Replies: 11
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Actually I think you'll find it's Iain Gillespie...

Actually I think you'll find it's Iain Gillespie (http://www.deddington.org.uk/gallery/v/post+WW2/Iain+Gillespie.jpg.html)

It was 18hrs 50 and I can confirm sadly there was no DCS, although the...
2nd Mar 2013, 11:09
Replies: 39
Views: 9,126
Posted By TheSmiter

Looks like the elephant in the room has woken up....

Looks like the elephant in the room has woken up.

Sequestration signed into effect (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21638727)

Gentlemen, dust down your doomsday scenarios.

For...
6th Oct 2012, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 3,274
Posted By TheSmiter

The BOI summary is here...

The BOI summary is here (http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/E8F52B21-1DB3-4DBE-B66A-60AE4ABEA53E/0/maas95_06_nimrod_mr2_xv239_2sept95.pdf). The full report runs to at least 2 volumes, but I have no idea...
15th Jul 2012, 22:52
Replies: 94
Views: 12,695
Posted By TheSmiter

MOU - CPS/AIB 2008

The MOU between the CPS and 3 AIBs in Oct 2008 that Keith makes reference to, is here (http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/MOU%20AIB-CPS.pdf).
8th Jul 2012, 12:26
Replies: 94
Views: 12,695
Posted By TheSmiter

Chuggers and Ex Mudder - both very good summaries...

Chuggers and Ex Mudder - both very good summaries which I think accurately represent the current situation. I also remember the 'old days' and believed that the 'good men' were generally doing their...
12th May 2012, 12:54
Replies: 30
Views: 5,726
Posted By TheSmiter

only if Aberdeen Harbour has been renamed...

only if Aberdeen Harbour has been renamed Peterhead, Harry.
10th Mar 2012, 14:02
Replies: 65
Views: 15,537
Posted By TheSmiter

EG, actually my noble Lord Astor does answer the...

EG, actually my noble Lord Astor does answer the question - that's why I inserted the post.

Scuttled (I take it you're of the damp persuasion), the inference I'm making from this politco speak,...
9th Mar 2012, 21:45
Replies: 65
Views: 15,537
Posted By TheSmiter

Hansard 8th Mar 2012: Q. Lord West of...

Hansard 8th Mar 2012:

Q. Lord West of Spithead (Labour)
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 17 February (WA 194) and 14 February (WA...
8th Feb 2012, 16:15
Replies: 78
Views: 36,237
Posted By TheSmiter

Rudolph, you have mail.

Rudolph, you have mail.
28th Nov 2011, 21:58
Replies: 28
Views: 9,540
Posted By TheSmiter

LIMDIS In keeping with his 40 year...

LIMDIS

In keeping with his 40 year operational role, Norman has indeed been keeping very deep and very silent. For those interested in the final disposal of the remaining airframes, reliable...
28th Nov 2011, 17:54
Replies: 270
Views: 37,532
Posted By TheSmiter

Jay, I said the crews would be of the same high...

Jay, I said the crews would be of the same high standard - obviously an assumption based on historical norms and the racing certainty that current RAF /RN SAR crews will be leaping across....
28th Nov 2011, 15:58
Replies: 270
Views: 37,532
Posted By TheSmiter

Like Biggus, I'm no SARH expert, although I do...

Like Biggus, I'm no SARH expert, although I do have a little bit of FW SAR experience, and therefore retain some interest in this issue. I have no problem with this proposal which I'm sure will save...
8th Nov 2011, 17:31
Replies: 43
Views: 8,403
Posted By TheSmiter

Might be one of those urban legends I'm...

Might be one of those urban legends I'm imagining, but wasn't the furore over the instructional techniques shown in this series, the main driver for setting up AIC (Aircrew Instructors Course) at...
2nd Oct 2011, 23:42
Replies: 32
Views: 5,835
Posted By TheSmiter

TOFO Spot on there TOFO A quick scan of the...

TOFO Spot on there TOFO

A quick scan of the pre election Conservative manifesto together with Camo and Foxy's rhetoric, was enough to convince me an inevitable Tory victory would not produce the...
5th Sep 2011, 15:07
Replies: 57
Views: 13,784
Posted By TheSmiter

Tristar Emergency SOP?

Breaking news ......... BBC News - Military jet in emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-14789042)

Nice skills, sir :D. Handling...
30th Jun 2011, 18:01
Replies: 64
Views: 15,718
Posted By TheSmiter

Wise words Shackman! I was gonna say it's a...

Wise words Shackman!

I was gonna say it's a shame you can't get roll on-roll off crews, cos from where I'm sitting, they long gone brother. See that swingin door? :ugh:
25th Jun 2011, 17:39
Replies: 28
Views: 8,539
Posted By TheSmiter

I did wonder if it had been extended when Mrs...

I did wonder if it had been extended when Mrs Smiter's Mail came out with this (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007974/Libya-war-Were-tracking-Gaddafi-moves-lair-lair-says-Nato.html) today...
21st Jun 2011, 21:23
Replies: 157
Views: 23,170
Posted By TheSmiter

I listened to that one wee remark with disbelief....

I listened to that one wee remark with disbelief. I don't think the PM has twigged how pivotal those few words will be in driving the final nail into countless career coffins.

You do the talking...
20th Jun 2011, 16:15
Replies: 24
Views: 3,941
Posted By TheSmiter

Hopefully just the NSN for Scratchpad, Radar ...

Hopefully just the NSN for Scratchpad, Radar

Otherwise the good people of Manchester and t'North will eventually find out what spike is and who made up the AEO dream team.

And possibly...
6th Jun 2011, 09:52
Replies: 270
Views: 68,436
Posted By TheSmiter

Yozzer Just to clarify, that's 6 x...

Yozzer


Just to clarify, that's 6 x crewpersons (ie 0.5 Nimrod crew) not 6 x MPA crews, :) I'm sure that's what you meant to say! Wouldn't want to give anyone the wrong idea.

It was only a...
30th Mar 2011, 19:49
Replies: 19
Views: 4,417
Posted By TheSmiter

Jimmy, just confirming TOFO's mail that Nimrods...

Jimmy, just confirming TOFO's mail that Nimrods were not involved in any overland recce during the Falklands. The link from Justanopinion states facts about the Nim's role which I'm afraid is...
9th Jan 2011, 10:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By TheSmiter

US Defence Budget cuts - Jan 2011

Cousins feeling the pain too. This from the horse's (Bob M Gates)mouth last Thurs:

Defense.gov Speech: (http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1527)

Haven't digested it all yet...
4th Jan 2011, 12:51
Replies: 2,044
Views: 484,889
Posted By TheSmiter

GBZ The answer is yes to the first...

GBZ


The answer is yes to the first question, hopefully not to the latter; my first Wimpey home developed more cracks than a Comet 1- see full article below. I have no idea how 'expert' he is...
4th Jan 2011, 11:41
Replies: 2,044
Views: 484,889
Posted By TheSmiter

Raven Also got Empire for Crimbo, and,...

Raven

Also got Empire for Crimbo, and, amazingly for me, have almost finished it !
It is a good read, and I'd certainly recommend it to anyone on this thread trying to get their heads round the...
2nd Jan 2011, 18:04
Replies: 2,044
Views: 484,889
Posted By TheSmiter

There must be a lot of Prune readers who wonder...

There must be a lot of Prune readers who wonder why a cancelled aircraft can still elicit so much bitterness from so many. It is this statement from the PM on Oct 19th during the SDSR announcement.
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