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5th Dec 2021, 12:56
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Posted By langleybaston

As I was also giving you the benefit of the doubt...

As I was also giving you the benefit of the doubt in that regard.
4th Dec 2021, 18:49
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

One possible reason these days is called trolling...

One possible reason these days is called trolling I believe.
4th Dec 2021, 17:12
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

That doesn't work. Criticism, support,...

That doesn't work. Criticism, support, endorsement, task are all in the public domain and are observable, discernible.
If one attempts to attribute implicit thought to someone, you are if fact...
4th Dec 2021, 13:54
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

I am happy to move on, but have one itch to...

I am happy to move on, but have one itch to scratch.

What is an "implicit thought"?
3rd Dec 2021, 21:12
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

"Implicit thought" Orwell's 1984 may just...

"Implicit thought"

Orwell's 1984 may just have arrived.
3rd Dec 2021, 13:10
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

. I suggest that you take a deep breath,...

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I suggest that you take a deep breath, read the words slowly, think about it, and accept that [casting prejudice aside] what I wrote cannot be other than true.

If you can spare the time to...
2nd Dec 2021, 16:01
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

Here follows a world-weary, very non-woke...

Here follows a world-weary, very non-woke thought, driven by Occam's Razor:

If we didn't have any women in the armed services the cases of rape would probably decrease [not cease ..............]
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2021, 19:49
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By langleybaston

Oddly enough [no, not really odd] the British...

Oddly enough [no, not really odd] the British Army used OC for ......... the Commanding Officer, be it lt col, or major in his absence, or indeed captain after battle casualties.

Not sure when CO...
29th Nov 2021, 22:30
Replies: 283
Views: 116,263
Posted By langleybaston

Quite so. My wife rations me to one expletive...

Quite so.
My wife rations me to one expletive when I read D Tel online each post-breakfast. It is never long in coming. The standard of journalism is appalling, and it appears that sub-editors and...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Nov 2021, 20:22
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By langleybaston

Just when you need a P, you cannot find it. ...

Just when you need a P, you cannot find it.

Much as when wearing long johns: flash to bang time issue.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Nov 2021, 18:56
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By langleybaston

Free OCR Tests ?

For OCR read PCR.

Tory MP today The Government has again plunged the travel and aviation sector into a period of uncertainty and added costs and inconvenience for travellers,” he said.

“To...
28th Nov 2021, 20:27
Replies: 283
Views: 116,263
Posted By langleybaston

Didn't happen on mine either: Met. was...

Didn't happen on mine either: Met. was potentially heavily involved every time a special was moved, and even more so when one was moved in or out of theatre. Main worry was burn, not bang.
25th Nov 2021, 20:38
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

Probably a relic of my long ago deep Sussex...

Probably a relic of my long ago deep Sussex grammar school ........ I shall fall in line and write staring 100 times.

I promise that I will never say "different to" as opposed to "different...
25th Nov 2021, 20:16
Replies: 283
Views: 116,263
Posted By langleybaston

Not at the price of losing (as in not being able...

Not at the price of losing (as in not being able to recover) such an expensive asset.
24th Nov 2021, 23:11
Replies: 88
Views: 20,171
Posted By langleybaston

This is a spoof? April 1st? No? I know what...

This is a spoof? April 1st? No?

I know what stareing means, and starring, but what is this staring? An Americanism?

If staring means what I suppose it means, how can I do it with a sexual...
24th Nov 2021, 22:26
Replies: 283
Views: 116,263
Posted By langleybaston

If true ["tell me it's not so!"] some Leading...

If true ["tell me it's not so!"] some Leading hand will get the blame. But what happened to the walk around? Is it back to "kick the tyres and light the fires?"
As a long serving taxpayer I expect...
21st Nov 2021, 23:12
Replies: 283
Views: 116,263
Posted By langleybaston

Deterred in bagsski not good for bait..

Deterred in bagsski not good for bait..
21st Nov 2021, 22:26
Replies: 283
Views: 116,263
Posted By langleybaston

Will somebody please kick him in the icehole?

Will somebody please kick him in the icehole?
18th Nov 2021, 15:46
Replies: 73
Views: 9,943
Posted By langleybaston

Sincere thanks to contributors: entertaining and...

Sincere thanks to contributors: entertaining and informative.

I conclude that if granddaughter rock reservist rookie calls RAF Honington a base, I shall relax.
She has been warned by me about...
16th Nov 2021, 23:39
Replies: 74
Views: 12,947
Posted By langleybaston

Tempus fugit. [My O level is German]. Just...

Tempus fugit. [My O level is German].

Just to think that, until the day I retired as a civvy MetPerson in 1997, to work without a tie was unthinkable. Nowadays if I turned up wearing a tie it...
16th Nov 2021, 23:29
Replies: 73
Views: 9,943
Posted By langleybaston

I always thought that Watton was a rotten name.

I always thought that Watton was a rotten name.
16th Nov 2021, 21:20
Replies: 73
Views: 9,943
Posted By langleybaston

Regarding "Staish". in use in RAFG in my...

Regarding "Staish". in use in RAFG in my Gutersloh prime c. 1970 but not before in Cyprus or UK.

My wartime RAF father 1939-45 used "Groupy".

I think SWO or Swo-man has been around for yonks.
...
15th Nov 2021, 21:06
Replies: 73
Views: 9,943
Posted By langleybaston

Thank you all. Admonition clearly over the top....

Thank you all. Admonition clearly over the top. Will wind my old-fashioned neck in .................
15th Nov 2021, 20:44
Replies: 73
Views: 9,943
Posted By langleybaston

RAF Base or Station?

When I was attached as a civvy, it was always to an RAF (name follows) and called a station, with a Staish.

My granddaughter, newly minted as RAF Regiment Reserve refers to RAF Honington as a...
14th Nov 2021, 23:54
Replies: 74
Views: 12,947
Posted By langleybaston

I thought it was rude to ask. Both trousered, but...

I thought it was rude to ask. Both trousered, but that says little or nothing these days.
14th Nov 2021, 23:21
Replies: 74
Views: 12,947
Posted By langleybaston

At a little village 1100 ceremony today, an army...

At a little village 1100 ceremony today, an army officer and a rockape wing commander in uniform kept their lids on whilst singing. So did this civilian. Sauce. Goose. Gander.
11th Nov 2021, 14:49
Replies: 74
Views: 12,947
Posted By langleybaston

I still rue my close encounter with the early zip...

I still rue my close encounter with the early zip flies.

A mistake nobody ever makes twice, unless tired and emotional.
10th Nov 2021, 20:34
Replies: 9
Views: 4,582
Posted By langleybaston

THAT IS CLEVER

D Tel today.

Russia has previously tested a hypersonic cruise missile known as Zircon, but it flies below the atmosphere and uses fuel to power itself to hypersonic speeds rather than the Earth's...
9th Nov 2021, 20:04
Replies: 74
Views: 12,947
Posted By langleybaston

and brown in town of course

and brown in town of course
8th Nov 2021, 22:14
Replies: 74
Views: 12,947
Posted By langleybaston

The RAF officers at Topcliffe c. 1965 certainly...

The RAF officers at Topcliffe c. 1965 certainly wore Trilbys ... there were several such events where attendance was deemed "recommended".
Fortunately, this civvy owned one: his father had deemed it...
7th Nov 2021, 22:45
Replies: 20
Views: 7,475
Posted By langleybaston

Blue skies sir

Blue skies sir
1st Nov 2021, 23:11
Replies: 21
Views: 6,391
Posted By langleybaston

I have just watched this video at the end of a...

I have just watched this video at the end of a sh1t day.
It is no longer a total sh1t day: beautiful beautiful display of a unique veteran aeroplane.
Thank you indeed.
27th Oct 2021, 22:38
27th Oct 2021, 22:03
Replies: 44
Views: 12,362
Posted By langleybaston

Oh Yes! Any colour you like so long as it is a...

Oh Yes! Any colour you like so long as it is a shade of orange. Portadown Way JHQ, two tours, two different houses, Agent Orange all the way.
And German crappers with shelf for display and...
24th Oct 2021, 23:10
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By langleybaston

Digression continues .... I only once did a...

Digression continues ....
I only once did a route forecast for a Beverley [actually several of}. This was at RAF Nicosia c. 1962. A major night paradrop in a Cyprus exercise area. It was my first...
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