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16th Jun 2019, 20:49
Replies: 77
Views: 21,421
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

SASless, Thanks for quick reply, I have no...

SASless,

Thanks for quick reply, I have no arguements with any of your comments, however, I was well aware of the environment that I was operating in - I had been doing it for 10 years!! (with...
16th Jun 2019, 20:07
Replies: 77
Views: 21,421
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Maybe we should look a bit further into...

Maybe we should look a bit further into world/area interest in this region and the benefits/losses that could occur if there is a full confrontation in the Gulf. I worked there for many years...
2nd Jun 2019, 20:28
Replies: 134
Views: 43,614
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

John, It was an honour and also a great...

John,

It was an honour and also a great pleasure to have known and worked with you in SOAF. A true professional and a great guy!

Bill
22nd May 2019, 20:23
Replies: 5
Views: 2,065
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Flew with my (elder) brother several times as an...

Flew with my (elder) brother several times as an ATC cadet ( Lincoln, Meteor, Canberra & Victor). Some years later I was able to re-pay (?) him with the odd trip in a JP, Hunter & Hawk. He has now...
20th May 2019, 20:24
Replies: 99
Views: 39,592
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Lonewolf 50, Cannot disagree with your...

Lonewolf 50,

Cannot disagree with your comments. However, many years ago when the Vincennes incident occured I was employed by a country in the ME and, about that time, was flying a a maritime...
25th Apr 2019, 20:04
Replies: 52
Views: 16,142
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Does it really matter by what sex an object is...

Does it really matter by what sex an object is referred to? Most were terms of endearment (or otherwise) and were never intended to get to this stage of (dare I say), political (?) stupidity!

Bill
21st Apr 2019, 19:26
Replies: 19
Views: 4,938
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Guy, Really sorry to hear the sad news about...

Guy,

Really sorry to hear the sad news about your father. My boss at Brawdy in the late '70's and again in Saudi Arabia sometime later.

One of the best and a great loss !

Sincere...
17th Apr 2019, 08:46
Replies: 427
Views: 158,376
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Anyone from 137 Course still around? Bill

Anyone from 137 Course still around?

Bill
7th Apr 2019, 19:56
Replies: 27
Views: 9,753
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Anyone remember the No. 1 Group dining-in night?...

Anyone remember the No. 1 Group dining-in night? No, I thought not !!

Bill
6th Apr 2019, 19:51
Replies: 27
Views: 9,753
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Definitly not !!! I would suggest that you are...

Definitly not !!! I would suggest that you are in pretty good company here !

I mean no slur to those stalwarts who have managed to avoid this, in fact quite the opposite !

Bill
5th Apr 2019, 19:53
Replies: 110
Views: 21,757
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Late '50's - church parade every Sunday (and the...

Late '50's - church parade every Sunday (and the unthinkable now - "Fall out"-- ( certain religions) - who remained on the parade ground until the service (?) was complete! Unreal !!

Bill
2nd Apr 2019, 20:21
Replies: 67
Views: 17,057
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Mk2 "bonedome" in the Vulcan was not the best fit...

Mk2 "bonedome" in the Vulcan was not the best fit !! In the T4 it was just about tolerable ! Military flying has/does always provide a certain amount of risk, surely that is the nature of the...
28th Mar 2019, 21:10
Replies: 33
Views: 10,771
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

FC, Yes, 223 Course (Apr - Aug. 64) Then...

FC,

Yes, 223 Course (Apr - Aug. 64) Then UBAS.

Bill
28th Mar 2019, 15:07
Replies: 33
Views: 10,771
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Fixed Cross, Yes, I attended Fred's memorial...

Fixed Cross,

Yes, I attended Fred's memorial service. I would not like to estimate the number there but the Church was full for the service, as was the Village Hall afterwards! A first class turn...
23rd Mar 2019, 20:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Simple answer to these ridiculous questionaires...

Simple answer to these ridiculous questionaires (from all sources) - delete!!
10th Mar 2019, 21:14
Replies: 33
Views: 10,771
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Wholigan, You've got it, and the answer to...

Wholigan,

You've got it, and the answer to your query is that all who knew Fred are welcome at the memorial service!

Bill
9th Mar 2019, 20:49
Replies: 66
Views: 7,780
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

dook, Yes, Linton and KFAA. Would have to...

dook,

Yes, Linton and KFAA. Would have to check logbook again for dates but Linton late 60's and KFAA early 80's.

Bill
9th Mar 2019, 20:34
Replies: 33
Views: 10,771
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Wholigan, See post # 5. This info. is from...

Wholigan,

See post # 5. This info. is from his brother! Funeral is family only, memorial service as stated.

Bill
8th Mar 2019, 20:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,478
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Glider 90 My somewhat dim memory (even...

Glider 90

My somewhat dim memory (even helped by logbooks) seem to indicate that when I was display pilot on 101 (Waddo). ( 70-71) practises were at Waddo. and I flew a couple of trips with the...
8th Mar 2019, 20:47
Replies: 66
Views: 7,780
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Managed it five times since 1959. Two whole pages...

Managed it five times since 1959. Two whole pages (not counting monthly summary, on 3rd page!). First as QFI at UBAS summer camp, then twice instructing in Saudi Arabia and twice with SOAF on Skyvans...
8th Mar 2019, 20:38
Replies: 33
Views: 10,771
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

A great loss!! A total gentleman and fine pilot....

A great loss!! A total gentleman and fine pilot. Worked with him for a time - an absolute joy!

I am told that there will be a memorial service on Wed. 27 March 2019, 1430 hours at "All Saints...
4th Mar 2019, 20:14
Replies: 14,727
Views: 1,581,742
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Staging through Masirah, maybe?

Staging through Masirah, maybe?
10th Feb 2019, 20:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

It is about 4 nms. west of Burford on the south...

It is about 4 nms. west of Burford on the south side of the A40. To my knowledge it is now completely farmland but with remains of a WW2 RAF building still there and, of course, a memorial to a very...
1st Feb 2019, 21:03
18th Jan 2019, 08:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

I was QFI/CFI on UBAS from Sep.64 until Dec.66...

I was QFI/CFI on UBAS from Sep.64 until Dec.66 and never flew or saw WP811 during that time. (Mine was WP900).

Bill
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