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22nd Oct 2020, 06:59
Replies: 46
Views: 15,766
Posted By The Oberon

I am about one third of the way through Roland...

I am about one third of the way through Roland White's "Harrier 809". I just wondered if people like Mogwi received an advance copy and could comment on it's authenticity?
An excellent read so far.
10th Sep 2020, 05:23
Replies: 23
Views: 4,165
Posted By The Oberon

Can it raise a barrier??

Can it raise a barrier??
10th Apr 2020, 04:40
Replies: 168
Views: 63,608
Posted By The Oberon

The Belfast was also handy during The South...

The Belfast was also handy during The South Atlantic unpleasantness. I remember one with starter problems being stuck on Ascension for a long time. I seem to remember that it was eventually started...
19th Feb 2020, 08:21
Replies: 14
Views: 6,791
Posted By The Oberon

Well, this lady has just been awarded her maroon...

Well, this lady has just been awarded her maroon beret.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8018547/First-woman-pass-brutal-Paratroopers-course-handed-maroon-beret.html
17th Feb 2020, 17:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By The Oberon

Agreed, I changed 1 in 22 years. It took me ages...

Agreed, I changed 1 in 22 years. It took me ages to find it because nobody else could remember having changed one.
15th Feb 2020, 05:13
Replies: 63
Views: 12,966
Posted By The Oberon

His dog is "the brain on a chain".

His dog is "the brain on a chain".
13th Feb 2020, 05:45
Replies: 34
Views: 7,791
Posted By The Oberon

Probably the Sithe Dyne Hinds.

Probably the Sithe Dyne Hinds.
3rd Feb 2020, 17:12
Replies: 62
Views: 27,789
Posted By The Oberon

Agreed, if you look to the left of the photo,...

Agreed, if you look to the left of the photo, there are people who have spotted it, there is even a chap with his fingers in his ears in anticipation.
7th Jan 2020, 05:35
Replies: 15
Views: 4,895
Posted By The Oberon

I was a J/T at Wittering when they were in the...

I was a J/T at Wittering when they were in the charts. Two of them, can't remember who, worked in ESG. It was a bit strange going to ESG and exchanging a Green Satin tri-set with a guy who had been...
19th Dec 2019, 11:57
Replies: 25
Views: 9,707
Posted By The Oberon

The VC10s had been bought from civvy sources and...

The VC10s had been bought from civvy sources and were in storage at Abingdon awaiting tanker conversion. As you said, twin fit for the Vulcan, the Corporate Victors had a single fit Carousel or a...
15th Nov 2019, 10:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,941
Posted By The Oberon

Speckled Jim I presume!

Speckled Jim I presume!
28th Oct 2019, 12:07
Replies: 38
Views: 9,419
Posted By The Oberon

Came back from Goose Bay in VIP Comet once, mid...

Came back from Goose Bay in VIP Comet once, mid 70s, ACM Sir Ruthven Wade. How the other half lived. Whoever ordered the rations did everyone proud, one of the best fillet steaks I have eaten.
27th Sep 2019, 14:47
Replies: 40
Views: 14,098
Posted By The Oberon

I first heard it used in the early 80s by the...

I first heard it used in the early 80s by the Hereford Gun Club, probably migrated from there.
19th Sep 2019, 18:28
Replies: 106
Views: 25,730
Posted By The Oberon

All a bit of a Fluke ​​​​​​​really.

All a bit of a Fluke ​​​​​​​really.
13th Sep 2019, 18:53
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By The Oberon

Does this mean that there will be an O i/c gaming...

Does this mean that there will be an O i/c gaming and that sections will be expected to release personnel on Wednesday afternoons? Angling and 10 pin bowling were bad enough.
14th Aug 2019, 18:49
Replies: 197
Views: 105,258
Posted By The Oberon

Quite true, I remember, in 1967, as a young JT at...

Quite true, I remember, in 1967, as a young JT at Wittering, piling into my old Ford Zephyr with 5 others and driving across to Spalding to see Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. Must have looked total...
12th Aug 2019, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,089
Posted By The Oberon

I don't know if it is still the case but their...

I don't know if it is still the case but their officers were always french, usually the top achievers at St. Cyr.
6th Aug 2019, 13:06
Replies: 84
Views: 29,163
Posted By The Oberon

At the end of the day, I would pay a bit more...

At the end of the day, I would pay a bit more money and buy an A2.
26th Jul 2019, 07:16
Replies: 40
Views: 16,809
Posted By The Oberon

Good point, thanks.

Good point, thanks.
26th Jul 2019, 07:06
Replies: 40
Views: 16,809
Posted By The Oberon

Bit of a delicate but serious question. Jeremy...

Bit of a delicate but serious question. Jeremy Hunt has a Chinese wife, would he have been given the clearances to do Defence?
19th Jul 2019, 18:27
Replies: 77
Views: 44,733
Posted By The Oberon

Certainly not my experience in terms of...

Certainly not my experience in terms of popularity.
As I understand it, the Reds require a flying programme flexibility that an operational base could not provide, even at Cranwell it caused...
19th Jul 2019, 15:33
Replies: 77
Views: 44,733
Posted By The Oberon

I live in Scampton village, it can get a bit...

I live in Scampton village, it can get a bit noisy at times but they were there before I moved in. I can't speak nationally but I do know that in the Lincoln area, to a man, there is a lot of pride...
27th Jun 2019, 08:50
Replies: 17
Views: 3,140
Posted By The Oberon

Oberon senior was one of the first to go through...

Oberon senior was one of the first to go through Achnacarry, ended up as RSM No9 Commando, age 22. Towards the end of his life he opened up a bit about his experiences both when training and...
26th May 2019, 16:00
Replies: 67
Views: 18,455
Posted By The Oberon

I remember being told, by a Regiment Cpl., that...

I remember being told, by a Regiment Cpl., that if I kept my mouth open when firing the SMLE, it would equalise the pressure and prevent hearing damage.
26th May 2019, 15:51
Replies: 21
Views: 5,095
Posted By The Oberon

As Diane Abbott would say.

As Diane Abbott would say.
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