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6th May 2021, 19:47
Replies: 37
Views: 6,199
Posted By dctyke

Mine lasted two rotations before I lost control...

Mine lasted two rotations before I lost control and was definitely cat five!
3rd May 2021, 07:19
Replies: 6,224
Views: 1,761,064
Posted By dctyke

PO Bloggs won’t be bothered as he knew what he...

PO Bloggs won’t be bothered as he knew what he was in for when he signed on the dotted line. It might matter to Sgt Bloggs after over six months away at sea.
30th Apr 2021, 20:13
Replies: 6,224
Views: 1,761,064
Posted By dctyke

Will personal be away for over 6 months or will...

Will personal be away for over 6 months or will there be a changeover halfway through?
12th Apr 2021, 21:14
Replies: 32
Views: 4,357
Posted By dctyke

Being right handed, but only being able to shoot...

Being right handed, but only being able to shoot a rifle from the left shoulder was always an issue in my service. Worse still I could only properly operate the knife and fork the wrong away around....
11th Apr 2021, 11:58
Replies: 17
Views: 4,500
Posted By dctyke

Ah, Middleton St George. I was there last week...

Ah, Middleton St George. I was there last week collecting a ride on mower from the old mt servicing section. Still looks like an RAF base with none of the usual ex base abuse!
24th Mar 2021, 17:57
Replies: 24
Views: 5,425
Posted By dctyke

And when the Trident landed.........?

And when the Trident landed.........?
17th Mar 2021, 08:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,103
Posted By dctyke

I guess the next logical thing will be drone...

I guess the next logical thing will be drone killer drones.
21st Feb 2021, 09:11
Replies: 70
Views: 20,659
Posted By dctyke

its not unknown for people to purchase medals,...

its not unknown for people to purchase medals, have the edge skimmed and put new service details on the edge!
21st Feb 2021, 08:58
Replies: 70
Views: 20,659
Posted By dctyke

I was told I was getting one as a J/T, then they...

I was told I was getting one as a J/T, then they discovered I was getting a CinC award, so they give it to somebody else on the Squadron!
11th Feb 2021, 07:09
Replies: 81
Views: 17,137
Posted By dctyke

Early days on Apache. Technicians ordered to fix...

Early days on Apache. Technicians ordered to fix faults within time scales, everything stopped for sport, everything stopped for soldier first, but the best one was everything stopped for RSMs tea...
6th Feb 2021, 07:09
Replies: 10
Views: 4,085
Posted By dctyke

One of the most traumatic days of my career, as a...

One of the most traumatic days of my career, as a young newly promoted Cpl and the only 2nd line Seat Bay man I was taken out to the site with the first responders. A truly tragic day for the...
4th Feb 2021, 07:16
Replies: 450
Views: 102,545
Posted By dctyke

as does winning a Olympic Medal..........

as does winning a Olympic Medal..........
23rd Jan 2021, 07:47
Replies: 450
Views: 102,545
Posted By dctyke

I was leaving Incirlic HQ back in the 90s the day...

I was leaving Incirlic HQ back in the 90s the day after a new Prowler Sqn had arrived. The whole lot of aircrew were in the car park for their arrival brief. The Colonel brought the whole sqn to...
12th Jan 2021, 13:37
Replies: 186
Views: 30,416
Posted By dctyke

when we were at missile camp with a new junior...

when we were at missile camp with a new junior pilot who was flying the spare we would get to the ac the instant it stopped, whip off the winder a fit a used umbilical. As he came down the ladder...
12th Jan 2021, 07:34
Replies: 186
Views: 30,416
Posted By dctyke

As non aircrew (wpns tm at the time) I consider...

As non aircrew (wpns tm at the time) I consider myself extremely lucky to have gone up in a Harrier T4 doing video chase on GR5 live firing of a sidewinder. Was amazed how close we were to the...
10th Jan 2021, 17:49
Replies: 8
Views: 4,222
Posted By dctyke

is that rear or vice or the top man? Around the...

is that rear or vice or the top man? Around the same as equivalent ranks in the RAF to airfields I would think😉
4th Jan 2021, 06:58
Replies: 218
Views: 50,443
Posted By dctyke

As a young lad in the 60s I spent most of my time...

As a young lad in the 60s I spent most of my time wandering strensall common looking for munitions left behind by the army. It was amazing the stuff abandoned. No surprise I joined the RAF as an...
23rd Dec 2020, 12:38
Replies: 44
Views: 16,906
Posted By dctyke

F104G. That will work!

F104G. That will work!
20th Dec 2020, 17:47
Replies: 44
Views: 16,906
Posted By dctyke

i was involved with postings of tornado personnel...

i was involved with postings of tornado personnel when the sqns disbanded at Leeming. Some had been there over 16 yrs! Standby for many, many reasons why they cannot go up to Scotland. Wives jobs,...
14th Dec 2020, 08:01
Replies: 29
Views: 8,821
Posted By dctyke

5 mins if your dads Air Rank ...... 😉

5 mins if your dads Air Rank ...... 😉
14th Dec 2020, 07:44
Replies: 58
Views: 20,967
Posted By dctyke

And a new passing out tune, quite catchy! ...

And a new passing out tune, quite catchy!

https://youtu.be/Uua_CkZVz_4
10th Dec 2020, 18:50
Replies: 217
Views: 58,417
Posted By dctyke

or just move to Leeming for a fraction of the...

or just move to Leeming for a fraction of the cost.....
22nd Nov 2020, 09:16
Replies: 58
Views: 20,967
Posted By dctyke

Their next announcement will be the all new...

Their next announcement will be the all new annual assessment form. Starts at 9, then 9 1/4, 9 1/2, 9 3/4 then 10 and everyone gets a spec rec! Happy Christmas everyone 🥰 (hugs and kisses)
26th Oct 2020, 16:01
Replies: 250
Views: 56,548
Posted By dctyke

Maybe the harrier gr5/7/9. Even with my rose...

Maybe the harrier gr5/7/9. Even with my rose tinted glasses I still recall clocking on at 1600 and working through to 0700 shift change the next morning on many of those Cold War mean machines.
18th Oct 2020, 13:20
Replies: 72
Views: 13,743
Posted By dctyke

A braided hairpiece to the bottom of collar could...

A braided hairpiece to the bottom of collar could be very popular, bound to wind up a few. Held at the ends with ribbon, Airforce blue of course. 😈
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