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15th Dec 2017, 12:40
Replies: 132
Views: 28,621
Posted By Mick Strigg

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Does one really want a big V on ones driving licence when renting a car in an "enemy" country? Are we not opening ourselves up to risk? As a Falklands Vet, I wouldn't like to advertise this fact in...
9th Dec 2016, 11:07
Replies: 198
Views: 68,171
Posted By Mick Strigg

Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont,...

Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont, Bremont,

'Nuff said!
9th Dec 2016, 10:58
Replies: 70
Views: 17,241
Posted By Mick Strigg

I found it very difficult to leave after 35 years...

I found it very difficult to leave after 35 years of not knowing anything else. My emotions were rife, so much so that I declined all offers of "leaving do's" etc. as I knew that I wouldn't be able...
10th Oct 2016, 16:35
Replies: 58
Views: 23,755
Posted By Mick Strigg

Which Taranto Night Dinner may that be? Myself,...

Which Taranto Night Dinner may that be? Myself, I know of six that are taking place this November!
5th Oct 2016, 14:00
Replies: 240
Views: 47,178
Posted By Mick Strigg

Bugger! I left full time service in 2013 so I do...

Bugger! I left full time service in 2013 so I do not qualify. I joined the Reserves the day after I left, but due to age constraints, I will not qualify for the Reserves Medal either. Therefore I...
4th Oct 2016, 12:30
Replies: 26
Views: 4,412
Posted By Mick Strigg

The tame Crab on 705 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS...

The tame Crab on 705 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Culdrose always grew a full set...........because he could!
7th Sep 2016, 14:56
Replies: 172
Views: 41,878
Posted By Mick Strigg

It was always my understanding that when you...

It was always my understanding that when you leave the Army or RAF, you resign your commission and therefore you are not entitled to use your rank any longer.

As the Senior Service, when a RN...
28th Apr 2016, 14:43
Replies: 198
Views: 68,171
Posted By Mick Strigg

What about this Fleet Air Arm Bremont? What a...

What about this Fleet Air Arm Bremont? What a beaut! I love the FAA Zig-Zag engraved into the face
28th Apr 2016, 09:08
Replies: 198
Views: 68,171
Posted By Mick Strigg

Buy British - Buy Bremont Their Military...

Buy British - Buy Bremont


Their Military special editions are particularly good
4th Apr 2016, 09:32
Replies: 76
Views: 13,171
Posted By Mick Strigg

Disbandment!

Disbandment!
10th Mar 2016, 16:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Mick Strigg

That wasn't the FAA Museum TTN, it was the RN...

That wasn't the FAA Museum TTN, it was the RN Historic Flight; the RN equivilent of the BBMF (but better!)
9th Mar 2016, 08:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Mick Strigg

Sir George Martin RIP

Why is this thread being raised in this forum? Because Sir George joined the Fleet Air Arm as an officer in 1943 and trained as a Swordfish Observer.


So say farewell with a glass of Pussers Rum...
8th Mar 2016, 10:23
Replies: 5
Views: 2,393
Posted By Mick Strigg

It's a tale I'm afraid. I did know a SPIN...

It's a tale I'm afraid.


I did know a SPIN in the RN; Shortest Pilot In Nato!
27th Jan 2016, 10:18
Replies: 127
Views: 24,406
Posted By Mick Strigg

I suppose the good news is that Admiral Z will...

I suppose the good news is that Admiral Z will now be snapped up by industry and actually paid what he is worth, not a capped wage that for running a large multi-national company!
22nd Jan 2016, 15:44
Replies: 127
Views: 24,406
Posted By Mick Strigg

It is criminal that Admiral Sir George was not...

It is criminal that Admiral Sir George was not selected. It doesn't matter that it was "our turn", he was just the right man for the job.

Very unusual for VCDS to step up one isn't it>?
19th Oct 2015, 11:32
Replies: 34
Views: 6,776
Posted By Mick Strigg

Don't knock this document, accept it as factually...

Don't knock this document, accept it as factually correct, so that the current SDSR can get rid of the JP's etc. and show that a saving has been made!


I think it's called creative accounting.
13th Oct 2015, 12:32
Replies: 134
Views: 20,687
Posted By Mick Strigg

Four Types, the clue is in the title; you are an...

Four Types, the clue is in the title; you are an ex-serviceman now. A civilian, a strawberry mivvy, the great unwashed. Get over it!
17th Jul 2015, 20:00
Replies: 80
Views: 36,287
Posted By Mick Strigg

Madbob, repairs are going well, but there was no...

Madbob, repairs are going well, but there was no "spare" engine. The Fly Navy Heritage Trust has had to buy one in kit form from the USA at the huge cost of 200,000! So please donate through...
15th Jun 2015, 13:05
Replies: 23
Views: 4,937
Posted By Mick Strigg

Thank you Hangarshuffle. I'm glad that there is...

Thank you Hangarshuffle. I'm glad that there is at least one other person that understands the reality of the defence world we live in.


I may have been harsh in my reply, but as an ex-FAA...
11th Jun 2015, 11:33
Replies: 23
Views: 4,937
Posted By Mick Strigg

I decided it would be nice, before I got too old,...

I decided it would be nice, before I got too old, to fly my Bulldog into VL for the Open Day - It is not an open day it is a full blown air display open to the general public; the third biggest...
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Jun 2015, 13:56
Replies: 390
Views: 1,496,920
Posted By Mick Strigg

The world's rudest air travellers - Telegraph...

The world's rudest air travellers - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11599320/The-worlds-rudest-air-travellers.html)
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Jun 2015, 13:54
Replies: 390
Views: 1,496,920
Posted By Mick Strigg

The worst cases of celebrity air rage - Telegraph...

The worst cases of celebrity air rage - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11658753/The-worst-cases-of-celebrity-air-rage.html)
12th May 2015, 09:20
Replies: 22
Views: 5,220
Posted By Mick Strigg

I left full time service in 2013 and since then,...

I left full time service in 2013 and since then, every month without fail, I have received a pay statement in the post telling me that the MOD has paid me 0.00 this month!

What a waste of time,...
15th Apr 2015, 11:50
Replies: 55
Views: 9,513
Posted By Mick Strigg

Can I ask why tactics, which are "Confidential"...

Can I ask why tactics, which are "Confidential" at least and normally "Secret", are being discussed in this open forum, particularly by serving members of HM Forces?


This thread should be locked...
17th Nov 2014, 12:19
Replies: 21
Views: 4,550
Posted By Mick Strigg

I understand that there is a sliding scale...

I understand that there is a sliding scale depending on the gap between the day you leave full time service to the day you start FTRS. It drops to zero after something silly like 437 days!
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