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17th Nov 2019, 11:55
Replies: 26
Views: 4,337
Posted By Davidsa

Many thanks, Warmtoast :O

Many thanks, Warmtoast :O
15th Nov 2019, 21:33
Replies: 26
Views: 4,337
Posted By Davidsa

I remember my father referring to "Alness". He...

I remember my father referring to "Alness". He could well have been in squadron 201;
15th Nov 2019, 12:43
Replies: 26
Views: 4,337
Posted By Davidsa

Sounds horrific! Could have been for 8, 10, 12...

Sounds horrific! Could have been for 8, 10, 12 hours, and then maybe fly a patrol the next day?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2019, 23:18
Replies: 40
Views: 3,605
Posted By Davidsa

I read somewhere that the (or an...) original...

I read somewhere that the (or an...) original stethoscope was a rolled up sheet of paper. The doctor was too shy to put his ear directly onto a lady patient's chest.
14th Nov 2019, 21:46
Replies: 26
Views: 4,337
Posted By Davidsa

They probably ate better than they would have on...

They probably ate better than they would have on some airlines today. I wonder if any recipe books were provided, or there were any cookery lectures?
12th Nov 2019, 11:29
Replies: 26
Views: 4,337
Posted By Davidsa

Squadron

Squadron number was two hundred and something - 200, 201, 210 ... or etc.
He was certainly at Pembroke Dock for some of the time.
And in Scotland on the Moray Firth I think.
Sorry I can't be more...
11th Nov 2019, 22:49
Replies: 26
Views: 4,337
Posted By Davidsa

WW2 - Sunderlands - My father

This remembrance season I find myself thinking - and wondering - about my late father and his time with the RAF.

He was a farmer's only son and thus not called up.

He volunteered to join...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2019, 20:57
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By Davidsa

Seems I have an "order of magnitude" problem, or...

Seems I have an "order of magnitude" problem, or do I. Until I update my specs it's difficult counting zeros - and some other digits - on a screen. At least that's my excuse!
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2019, 21:11
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By Davidsa

In the old units: A mouse weighs about 1oz A...

In the old units:
A mouse weighs about 1oz
A (brake) horsepower is defined as a rate of working of 550 foot pounds per second (or is it per minute? - no I don't think so!)
1lb is 16oz
A full...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2019, 13:50
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By Davidsa

My favourite question of this sort was on a...

My favourite question of this sort was on a Cambridge entrance scholarship paper many moons ago:

"Estimate the horsepower of a mouse"

Another was:

"How many piano tuners are there in Chicago"
2nd Nov 2019, 23:42
Replies: 25
Views: 7,676
Posted By Davidsa

I am very interested to stumble on this thread as...

I am very interested to stumble on this thread as in 1961 I was 16 years old and boarding at Blundell's School which is about a mile from the crash site. We very often used to walk, run or bike along...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2019, 11:41
Replies: 172
Views: 19,310
Posted By Davidsa

The time itself doesn't change, or, rather, it is...

The time itself doesn't change, or, rather, it is beyond our control!
What does change is where we put the hands of our clocks - and that is under our control.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Oct 2019, 22:47
Replies: 216
Views: 39,040
Posted By Davidsa

However misinformed, misguided and reckless these...

However misinformed, misguided and reckless these desperate people may be we should, I think realize that they are paying us the most enormous compliment,
I find this humbling.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Oct 2019, 21:13
Replies: 172
Views: 19,310
Posted By Davidsa

Why not set the clocks on GMT and leave them...

Why not set the clocks on GMT and leave them there?

and encourage organizations to set their working hours to suit their individual needs, varying them during the year if desired?

At least the...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2019, 11:46
Replies: 39
Views: 2,838
Posted By Davidsa

Log tables

I read somewhere that for years - or even decades - the most commonly used log tables contained an enormous number of mistakes.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jul 2019, 11:01
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Davidsa

A bit before the time of videos as we know them...

A bit before the time of videos as we know them but there is newsreel material.

Also the on line newspaper, Noticias de El Salvador (http://www.elsalvador.com), is running a supplement - in black...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jul 2019, 22:13
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Davidsa

Football War

This year is also the 50th anniversary of the so called "Football War" between Honduras and El Salvador.
It was most unpleasant while it lasted and should not be forgotten. It cast a shadow for...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2019, 23:15
Replies: 64
Views: 8,902
Posted By Davidsa

.The (old fashioned) marriage service includes,...

.The (old fashioned) marriage service includes, (or used to include):-

"With my wordly goods I thee endow"
and
"til death us do part"
That covers all eventualities.
If the gentleman is...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 23:04
Replies: 10,657
Views: 1,336,968
Posted By Davidsa

Mr Tony Draper RIP

Please pardon my ignorance: Did Mr Draper - in real life - have a maritime background? Royal Navy, or Merchant Navy perhaps, or was the delightful banter on here entirely leg pull?

RIP Mr Draper
28th Feb 2019, 15:01
Replies: 79
Views: 17,443
Posted By Davidsa

Advice given to National Servicemen apparently...

Advice given to National Servicemen apparently included:

- if you can't move it, paint it

- if you can move it, take it

- if it moves by itself, salute it
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2019, 19:56
Replies: 10,657
Views: 1,336,968
Posted By Davidsa

Never put off to tomorrow what you can put off to...

Never put off to tomorrow what you can put off to the day after tomorrow.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2018, 10:41
Replies: 348
Views: 44,573
Posted By Davidsa

A drone in the East ...................?

A drone in the East ...................?
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2018, 22:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Davidsa

Looking into this site I was interested to see...

Looking into this site I was interested to see that a lady sharing my surname - Stanton - was a prominent early abolishinist, and a little digging revealed that her husband, of a similar persuasion,...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2018, 22:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Davidsa

Looking at the section on Noah's Ark on this...

Looking at the section on Noah's Ark on this site, the illustration shows a Christian cross in the entrance!
Quite a few centuries adrift?
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Dec 2018, 23:31
Replies: 198
Views: 23,604
Posted By Davidsa

We went to Houston on that day and might very...

We went to Houston on that day and might very well have taken that flight. As it happens we went via Charlotte - I don't remember exactly why, a few pounds cheaper or more convenient timing I...
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