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5th May 2021, 19:04
Replies: 50
Views: 7,141
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Orange Putter in some Canberra's. Tail warning?...

Orange Putter in some Canberra's. Tail warning? So it was said!

Bill
25th Apr 2021, 19:55
Replies: 38
Views: 6,548
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Beags, I think that you must have been unlucky...

Beags, I think that you must have been unlucky with your "batting" services/stations if they "finished" in 1969. As a new "single" officer (divorce) I was well looked after at Scampton 1975, West...
28th Mar 2021, 19:31
Replies: 78
Views: 11,990
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

As a "registered" oldie with quite a few years...

As a "registered" oldie with quite a few years service in the Royal Air Force (long ago!!), and several years service in a couple of other Air Forces, whose native members wore beards if they so...
9th Mar 2021, 19:26
Replies: 36
Views: 6,028
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Should have tried Bridgnorth in the mid-50's!!...

Should have tried Bridgnorth in the mid-50's!! However, we survived and went onto better things(??) at Compton Bassett and then OCTU at Jurby. They were all 12 man huts - only difference was that...
17th Feb 2021, 20:32
Replies: 218
Views: 50,441
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

M B I remember (I think) that they were...

M B

I remember (I think) that they were fired in late '68 (or at least one was), round about the time that I politely put the Yorkshire Ch. Constable (guest night) through one of the ante-room...
14th Feb 2021, 20:02
Replies: 218
Views: 50,441
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

All I can say,(from what I now realise!) is some...

All I can say,(from what I now realise!) is some 54 year later!!, is that the OM at Linton was probably one of the best that I ever belonged to in my time in the RAF (but we do tend to live in the...
5th Feb 2021, 19:40
Replies: 17
Views: 4,612
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Sad news, condolences to family. A privelege to...

Sad news, condolences to family. A privelege to have known him!

Bill
4th Feb 2021, 20:22
Replies: 218
Views: 50,441
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Initially instructing on Chippies with RN HSP...

Initially instructing on Chippies with RN HSP courses, then 2 Sqn. (JP3&4) flt.cdr. late 60's - lived in OMQ at Dishforth (not on the Square!), Last RN course (at the time) and couple of RAF courses,...
24th Jan 2021, 19:54
Replies: 450
Views: 102,543
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

You have done it, you know (honestly), if you...

You have done it, you know (honestly), if you have done it well ! Does it now matter in the present time if you have to use a title that :- a) probably very few people recognise, and b) is well out...
23rd Jan 2021, 20:21
Replies: 450
Views: 102,543
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Does it really matter? If it makes some folk...

Does it really matter? If it makes some folk happy and does no harm to anyone else, where is the problem? Personally, I see no point in it ! Most of us here have done our time in service to Queen and...
22nd Jan 2021, 20:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,722
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Sleeve Wing, Regrettably, neither is Hugh. He...

Sleeve Wing,
Regrettably, neither is Hugh. He left us a couple of years ago. Another great loss!
Bill
17th Jan 2021, 20:50
Replies: 186
Views: 30,415
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

A few that I have dug out of the old log-books (I...

A few that I have dug out of the old log-books (I think I may have missed a few but will re-check!).

1/11/63 Canberra PR7 WT518 58 Sqn (Wyton) P. Div.
28/10/65 Chipmunk ...
8th Jan 2021, 19:29
Replies: 21
Views: 6,322
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

How right you are regarding Oman and its people....

How right you are regarding Oman and its people. I spent many happy years with SOAF/RAFO on 'Vans and Defenders as a QFI and love the country and its people very much! Returned on visits several...
31st Dec 2020, 20:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

And to you, Nutloose, and all who are serving,...

And to you, Nutloose, and all who are serving, have served, or wish to serve! All the best for 2021. "Simply the Best!"
Bill
30th Dec 2020, 09:07
Replies: 459
Views: 302,090
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Beagle, However, there are many others who can...

Beagle,
However, there are many others who can and some can even use a FMS!!
29th Dec 2020, 19:50
Replies: 459
Views: 302,090
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Surely we must all accept that times have...

Surely we must all accept that times have changed, both in the Royal Air Force and outside! Possibly this is because there has been a major change in the way that life is now lived and the way that...
24th Dec 2020, 20:28
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Angel Christmas 2020

I wish everyone in aviation, aircrew, groundcrew, and all those who have an interest in our profession, the best possible Christmas and the hope for a better 2021 !!
"Per Ardua Ad Astra" but "Watch...
21st Nov 2020, 19:45
Replies: 17
Views: 4,032
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

SB, Yes could be uncomfortable! Good to hear you...

SB, Yes could be uncomfortable! Good to hear you again, how is everyone?
19th Nov 2020, 19:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,032
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Orac, Almost certainly Adam, (which first time I...

Orac, Almost certainly Adam, (which first time I went there was a 300 'ish yard strip!) Happy days!
14th Nov 2020, 19:36
Replies: 115
Views: 22,805
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Finningley Boy, Downwind.Maddl-Land, I have...

Finningley Boy, Downwind.Maddl-Land,

I have no real wish to become involved in this somewhat specious arguement, but must agree that this was not the time or place to carry out this act! We all...
10th Nov 2020, 20:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

A great guy, I am really sorry to hear of his...

A great guy, I am really sorry to hear of his passing. I knew him well in the Service and, I suspect, with many others thought very highly of him, both professionally and personally. Sad news.
...
9th Nov 2020, 20:10
Replies: 28
Views: 3,965
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Chugalug, Absolutely right! Not the same...

Chugalug,

Absolutely right! Not the same (but we all knew that would happen!) and I was probably moved more this year than in the past! I hope (and expect) that Wednesday will also bring out a...
4th Nov 2020, 19:52
Replies: 10,020
Views: 558,848
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Heavy handed on the round-out, Hoskins! Bill

Heavy handed on the round-out, Hoskins!

Bill
2nd Nov 2020, 20:06
Replies: 11
Views: 3,305
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

Geordie, I was one of those on occasion, and...

Geordie,

I was one of those on occasion, and you are 100% correct! A real , genuine guy. RIP Sir.

Bill
Forum: Middle East
29th Oct 2020, 20:37
Replies: 79
Views: 31,291
Posted By Bill Macgillivray

I think that the moderators should think about...

I think that the moderators should think about closing this thread, it is becoming pointless and acerbic! Yes, I worked in Oman for many years (not WY) but have a love for the country and hold 99% of...
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