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7th Jan 2018, 22:03
Replies: 49
Views: 18,157
Posted By herkman

what does this badge mean

I note a RAF helicopter crewman wearing a metal A badge above his sgt badge on his dress uniform.

Can anyone indicate what this denotes.

Thanks Col
10th Jul 2017, 11:01
Replies: 16
Views: 6,740
Posted By herkman

Raf starting to sell of c130j

The UK government has announced the sale of 2 of its C130J to Ceylon.

I guess they will be part worn out.

Regards

Col
19th May 2016, 00:10
Replies: 1
Views: 2,383
Posted By herkman

Blew a couple of tyres, perhaps caused by an...

Blew a couple of tyres, perhaps caused by an undershoot.

We will soon have her up and going

Regards

Col
17th Nov 2015, 22:04
Replies: 21
Views: 8,222
Posted By herkman

The RAAF in the late sixties spun a C130A and...

The RAAF in the late sixties spun a C130A and lost I believe 6000ft and caused six spin like antics.

The aircraft did did not appear after much checking to be over stressed but did fly a little...
19th Jul 2015, 13:30
Replies: 3,830
Views: 2,002,723
Posted By herkman

Always has me worried

About the selection for aircrew.

Firstly they know when the training schedule starts and how many slots.

Then they know when bods need to enter.

They also know from previous assessments who...
4th Jul 2015, 00:58
Replies: 90
Views: 15,228
Posted By herkman

After the war the UK army took over the panzer...

After the war the UK army took over the panzer tank factory and I believe using some of the original German labour plus all the parts which were lying around built I believe 17 tanks.

Some of...
8th Mar 2015, 22:00
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,184,259
Posted By herkman

I had the joy

Of being the loadmaster on both the Norfolk Island and Nauru trips.

Seems like only yesterday, they were good days the like we are unlikely to see again.

Norfolk island gave us the best fishing...
12th Nov 2014, 20:15
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,184,259
Posted By herkman

I well remember whilst on duty crew in the early...

I well remember whilst on duty crew in the early 60's watching an A model that had just come of its first major service, unload all over the hardstand about 30.000 lb of fuel. We tried to defuel it...
8th Oct 2014, 08:35
Replies: 15
Views: 3,675
Posted By herkman

Having had the joy of loading the C47 and then...

Having had the joy of loading the C47 and then the C130, I was very pleased when I became a Loadmaster on the C130. Great aircraft and a wise buy.

I was also on one of my business trips to have a...
10th Sep 2014, 12:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,314
Posted By herkman

Sorry to bring the bad news Col Birnie...

Sorry to bring the bad news

Col Birnie Fisher as he is now passed away last week.

Its seems to be that the good ones are needed upstairs.

Thank you for your service Sir

Slow hand salute
14th Aug 2014, 11:53
Replies: 9
Views: 4,400
Posted By herkman

RAAF TO BUY MORE c17'S

announced to day that australia will buy two more KC30 tankers one of which will set up to carry VIP's and one or two more C17's.

I suspect that the RAAF will buy the two C17's

Regards

Col
3rd Aug 2014, 14:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By herkman

C27J Regards Col

C27J

Regards

Col
2nd Aug 2014, 08:58
Replies: 668
Views: 346,080
Posted By herkman

Dum move buy us to send them back to USA when the...

Dum move buy us to send them back to USA when the lease expired

Could have bought them for a song

Decision was probarly made by the cleaner at headquarters

Regards

Col
2nd Jul 2014, 01:28
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,184,259
Posted By herkman

I recall in 66 the RAF coming down to Australia...

I recall in 66 the RAF coming down to Australia in a new K model.

Paint job was better than my car.

Watched the ALM pump down the ramp and door but the GTC was running. Showed him how to start...
11th Jun 2014, 06:57
Replies: 12,743
Views: 3,715,754
Posted By herkman

Danny both of these companies you mentioned are...

Danny both of these companies you mentioned are still in business and when I worked for Fiat in Australia used to supply us with alternators and distributors.

Paris Rhone turned out to be an old...
7th Jun 2014, 22:59
Replies: 3,830
Views: 2,002,723
Posted By herkman

Depends on your long term goals.When I was flying...

Depends on your long term goals.When I was flying on the C130A,
If you had engineering qualifications you could train as a pilot on the larger aircraft and qaulify as a Captain. Things may have...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2014, 22:49
Replies: 74
Views: 11,272
Posted By herkman

Steve perhaps you may care to indicate where the...

Steve perhaps you may care to indicate where the strip is.

I am familiar where most of the hills strips are but this one does not appear to come up on my list.

Thanks

Col
24th Mar 2014, 22:29
Replies: 15
Views: 3,700
Posted By herkman

It is common practice in the RAAF for the person...

It is common practice in the RAAF for the person who is qualified to operate the larger aircraft in the fleet to be referred to as Captain. What it means is that he or she is able to fully able to...
19th Feb 2014, 22:44
Replies: 1
Views: 1,743
Posted By herkman

Needing help I am out of my depth

In 1965 I was part of a RAAF Hercules crew who was temporally assigned to what what was originally RAF Butterworth.

One evening having quite drink in the NAFFI which was managed by a middle aged...
18th Jan 2014, 10:34
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By herkman

Whilst this is said with somewhat tongue in...

Whilst this is said with somewhat tongue in cheek, perhaps the RAAF could have a detachment in the UK. was not that long ago we lent you a whole squadron of Sunderlands.

The AP3 is a great...
24th Dec 2013, 02:48
Replies: 197
Views: 55,264
Posted By herkman

The RAAF C130A's where the last of the transport...

The RAAF C130A's where the last of the transport versions produced and were followed down the line by the RC130A's which if I recall were eighteen.

The had a hole cut in the cargo floor and...
21st Dec 2013, 09:36
Replies: 197
Views: 55,264
Posted By herkman

The C130A shown in previous posts has at best to...

The C130A shown in previous posts has at best to be said very incomplete
servicing records. Also may of the main plane tech orders had not been complied with.

Was a total failure of the wing...
29th Nov 2013, 02:04
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
Posted By herkman

Just to add more fuel to the fire, This aircraft...

Just to add more fuel to the fire, This aircraft as was found to be carrying illegal exports.

Namely Australian native birds which is a serious export but the two crew members after being...
27th Nov 2013, 11:05
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
Posted By herkman

The aircraft in post 11 is the one that ran out...

The aircraft in post 11 is the one that ran out of fuel.

FAC airplane captained by a major and the aircraft ran out of fuel, the captain shot and killed the navigator as it was his foul up.
...
27th Nov 2013, 03:23
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
Posted By herkman

RAAF C130H off to new home

The first of nine ex RAAF C130H is almost ready to leave for service in Indonesa.

Perhaps eventually to join the pile of airframes given at token prices before.

The interesting thing is that...
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