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12th May 2021, 13:28
Replies: 72
Views: 9,744
Posted By Herod

Milford Haven? That's put us back on thread.

Milford Haven? That's put us back on thread.
11th May 2021, 18:38
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By Herod

Nice aeroplane in good weather. Don't even ask...

Nice aeroplane in good weather. Don't even ask about icing!!
8th May 2021, 06:20
Replies: 43
Views: 6,687
Posted By Herod

Audax.. Good idea. I have a 78 crest on the...

Audax..

Good idea. I have a 78 crest on the study wall. A relocation to the door is called for. (78 Wessex; Khormaksar and Sharjah '67-'68)
5th May 2021, 21:30
Replies: 13
Views: 3,173
Posted By Herod

Did bad light stop play?

Did bad light stop play?
5th May 2021, 21:28
Replies: 77
Views: 9,699
Posted By Herod

Violet Picture was the PLB (SARBE) homer. Fitted...

Violet Picture was the PLB (SARBE) homer. Fitted to the Shackleton, Nimrod and I suspect various helicopters as well.

Yep, certainly fitted to the Wessex
30th Apr 2021, 14:10
Replies: 19
Views: 2,912
Posted By Herod

You learn something every day. I trained on the...

You learn something every day. I trained on the JP in 65/66, and knew about the nose light (although I believed it was steady). I had no idea of the UUPI. I guess no point in overloading the studes...
22nd Apr 2021, 16:58
Replies: 48
Views: 15,645
Posted By Herod

Surely Addenbooke has a solid pad, or was it a...

Surely Addenbooke has a solid pad, or was it a case of it not being big enough?
21st Apr 2021, 20:11
Replies: 833
Views: 780,252
Posted By Herod

fatbus Things may have changed, but way...

fatbus

Things may have changed, but way back, it wasn't acceptable to have an open defect. If it couldn't be cleared, it went as an ADD "Acceptable Deferred Defect", which was in a separate...
18th Apr 2021, 18:10
Replies: 23
Views: 11,003
Posted By Herod

You mean like the one in the seat pocket of most...

You mean like the one in the seat pocket of most airlines?
14th Apr 2021, 09:38
Replies: 20
Views: 4,852
Posted By Herod

Quite right, and on both shoulders, for balance....

Quite right, and on both shoulders, for balance. :ok:
11th Apr 2021, 20:35
Replies: 132
Views: 27,666
Posted By Herod

Sticking with the thread, a little story. Those...

Sticking with the thread, a little story. Those who were in the rotary world many years ago will remember the late Dave Hurley. Dave was a Wessex driver with the Queen's Flight, and apparently he...
7th Apr 2021, 10:02
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Herod

Thanks Brakedwell. Answers my question completely.

Thanks Brakedwell. Answers my question completely.
7th Apr 2021, 08:44
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Herod

B25 Mitchell Fuel Capacity

As the title suggests, can anyone give me the standard internal fuel capacity of the Mitchell? Thanks in advance.
1st Apr 2021, 21:15
Replies: 30
Views: 7,459
Posted By Herod

1st April 1965. My commissioning date. Always in...

1st April 1965. My commissioning date. Always in good company.
31st Mar 2021, 10:51
Replies: 450
Views: 102,944
Posted By Herod

Agreed, 5 O-level, and if you were trying for...

Agreed, 5 O-level, and if you were trying for Cranwell (Permanent Commission) two of those at A-level. I had A in Chemistry and Geography, O in English, Maths and Physics. Luckily for me (in...
28th Mar 2021, 16:30
Replies: 20
Views: 5,014
Posted By Herod

What BV said. Sounds like an awesome young lady,...

What BV said. Sounds like an awesome young lady, and must make you proud.
22nd Mar 2021, 11:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By Herod

The Kiel Canal drop was Ex "Bold Guard", 19th Sep...

The Kiel Canal drop was Ex "Bold Guard", 19th Sep 1974. I believe that was the end of JATFOR exercises. There is a lot of stuff on Wiki about it. A combination of faults/failures. As I recall, the ...
21st Mar 2021, 17:56
Replies: 25
Views: 3,249
Posted By Herod

Agreed, LJ. I can't forward Nuttie's comment to a...

Agreed, LJ. I can't forward Nuttie's comment to a retired ALM friend of mine, His blood pressure wouldn't stand it.
21st Mar 2021, 17:42
Replies: 288
Views: 129,026
Posted By Herod

If we're talking about now, I would have to...

If we're talking about now, I would have to nominate Odiham. Not the biggest, best or bonniest, but the only one in my service history that is still open. South Cerney, Syerston, Tern Hill,...
19th Mar 2021, 15:43
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By Herod

RAFM Cosford is hoping to open on 17th May. Yes,...

RAFM Cosford is hoping to open on 17th May. Yes, there are air-conditioned hangars; just not enough of them. As I said, space and money.
17th Mar 2021, 22:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By Herod

Space and money. Find the land to build a...

Space and money. Find the land to build a half-dozen full-size, air-conditioned hangars on the RAFM site at Cosford, and a lot could be preserved.
17th Mar 2021, 22:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By Herod

Good Grief!! Eighteen million rivets in close...

Good Grief!! Eighteen million rivets in close formation. Is this a record?
11th Mar 2021, 09:19
Replies: 25
Views: 4,217
Posted By Herod

Actually the port wingtip light. It was a strong...

Actually the port wingtip light. It was a strong crosswind that day. :ok:
10th Mar 2021, 20:57
Replies: 36
Views: 6,077
Posted By Herod

Tha' had 12 x 12? Tha' was lucky. Try 7x 5 A...

Tha' had 12 x 12? Tha' was lucky. Try 7x 5 A frame, two people plus flying kit. Aye, and we 'ad cold gravel for supper. and 'ad ta lick road clean afterwa'd
10th Mar 2021, 17:07
Replies: 26
Views: 6,882
Posted By Herod

MPN 11. Minute 19:45. Four airframes, pilots and...

MPN 11. Minute 19:45. Four airframes, pilots and their sqns named. Thanks for that. I was lucky enough to meet Joe Kmiecik, when I was doing a refresher at Oakington in '73. "Just say "come here...
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