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23rd Feb 2021, 01:02
Replies: 29
Views: 4,832
Posted By Pom Pax

The Dalton Protractor

In the last picture the Armstrong Whitford Whitley Navigator...
3rd Feb 2021, 06:46
Replies: 22
Views: 4,204
Posted By Pom Pax

Back to the subject with only slight drift (away...

Back to the subject with only slight drift (away from Port) and on to Madeira. And I'll have a second glass please.
25th Dec 2020, 03:50
Replies: 94
Views: 37,333
Posted By Pom Pax

Instant Fear

Immediately after lift off Pilot exclaims "^^^^" (or perhaps more stars).
I innocently inquire as to whats wrong.
"I've only got 2 Greens"
Fortunately a couple of recycles found the missing Green.
2nd Oct 2020, 03:43
Replies: 31
Views: 8,480
Posted By Pom Pax

Nobody has mentioned boats both civil and...

Nobody has mentioned boats both civil and military, were they crew heavy?
12th Sep 2020, 09:33
Replies: 96
Views: 13,317
Posted By Pom Pax

My late Father a founder member was 178XXX. ...

My late Father a founder member was 178XXX.
Fast forward forty years and I was 519XXXXX, two extra XXs.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2020, 05:08
Replies: 30
Views: 3,393
Posted By Pom Pax

Not thread drift but complete thread reversal

At the start of the swing sixties an acquaintance the manger of a menswear store in Bromley recounted to me that he had a regular youngish middle aged customer. Every Saturday morning this gent would...
1st May 2020, 03:17
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By Pom Pax

Being brought up in a village adjacent to...

Being brought up in a village adjacent to brokenlink's home there was a reluctance for any celebrations. The local regiment "The Cambridgeshires" had been captured in Singapore and little was known...
21st Apr 2020, 03:39
Replies: 40
Views: 8,610
Posted By Pom Pax

Pity I was only 14 but I knew one of the 'girls'....

Pity I was only 14 but I knew one of the 'girls'. But I can rember her saying that she had just walked the Atlantic.
21st Apr 2020, 02:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,784
Posted By Pom Pax

Where was it stored? I reckon I could...

Where was it stored?

I reckon I could probably set it up and certainly use it even after last doing so 62 years ago to take a running fix on Lampedusa's lighthouse.
20th Feb 2020, 01:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By Pom Pax

"Unclassified"

I understood that the classification "Unclassified" meant that the material was freely available to all in the service but was not meant to be available to the general public.
11th Jan 2020, 06:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By Pom Pax

The USAAF may well have shut up shop in June 1945...

The USAAF may well have shut up shop in June 1945 but the R.A.F. and MI whatever carried on into the Cold War and perhaps even to this very day.
I know that Lincoln crew where supplied with maps of...
11th Dec 2019, 00:09
Replies: 77
Views: 23,677
Posted By Pom Pax

I can not remember from whom I bought what except...

I can not remember from whom I bought what except a couple of pairs of black nylon socks from Moss Bros. Memorable because they were indestructible.
Herbie Johnson's S.D. Caps were top of the pops...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Nov 2019, 10:08
Replies: 49
Views: 11,170
Posted By Pom Pax

Works both ways!

Forty years ago on Granville walking towards downtown Vancouver behind a mixed raucous group of youngsters, approaching them an elderly lady with a walking stick, the youngsters allow her to pass...
31st Oct 2019, 23:32
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,159,291
Posted By Pom Pax

[b]Sheep Farmer[/b]

Keep your Ranches in Texas
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Oct 2019, 05:49
Replies: 10,300
Views: 4,693,572
Posted By Pom Pax

47 laps

Point made of Hamilton driving the last 47 laps on the same set of tyres. Daniel Ricciardo also drove 47 laps on the same set of tyres but the first 47 when his car was heaviest.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2019, 08:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By Pom Pax

Time to put Ken back on page 1. I suspect he...

Time to put Ken back on page 1.
I suspect he has no access to the net.
15th Oct 2019, 11:05
Replies: 29
Views: 9,203
Posted By Pom Pax

Canada & NATO training.

For background reading
In 1956 a fair proportion of pilots and all navigators passing out of No 1 Initial Training School at Kirton in Lindsay were continuing their training in Canada, With the...
12th Oct 2019, 12:53
Replies: 29
Views: 9,203
Posted By Pom Pax

BEACH NEWS Journal of Waterbeach Community...

BEACH NEWS Journal of Waterbeach Community Association Autumn 2011 No.228.

I saw the scene a day or two later.
11th Oct 2019, 07:55
Replies: 29
Views: 9,203
Posted By Pom Pax

Hornchurch in the mid fifties. Chugalug2s...

Hornchurch in the mid fifties.

Chugalug2s link answers most of your queries

Reading that link I was saddened that the posters I knew are no longer with us and surprised that I had contributed...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2019, 06:24
Replies: 24
Views: 3,030
Posted By Pom Pax

Not every Woolworths is a Woolworth

Woolworths Australia and Woolworths South Africa were newer associated with each other nor with F.W. Woolworth. Woolworth had never registered the name in either country, so first in Australia (1924)...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2019, 15:58
Replies: 40
Views: 4,769
Posted By Pom Pax

I didn't .........only once........Navex...

I didn't .........only once........Navex 1.........never again!
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2019, 05:15
Replies: 1,830
Views: 570,590
Posted By Pom Pax

I was once asked by Cesare Fiorio "Why do you...

I was once asked by Cesare Fiorio "Why do you English drink beer for breakfast".

Root.........The new Boycott............England won by an innings and 579 runs this weekend 81 years ago.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2019, 03:52
Replies: 1,830
Views: 570,590
Posted By Pom Pax

My ABC reminds me whilst having my breakfast...

My ABC reminds me whilst having my breakfast coffee that last night's fiasco was England's lowest total against Australia since 1948. As a loyal Pom how come I've been humiliated twice in a life...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2019, 07:14
Replies: 46
Views: 5,440
Posted By Pom Pax

chevvron I think your 55% fail in Pure Maths A...

chevvron
I think your 55% fail in Pure Maths A level is probably better than most of passes mentioned in this thread.

At my school all science students took Maths but the biological / botanic...
7th Aug 2019, 08:21
Replies: 24
Views: 7,922
Posted By Pom Pax

"Yes, that happens sometimes". And so did...

"Yes, that happens sometimes".

And so did the reverse...............QANTAS scored a hole in one.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2019, 04:32
Replies: 35
Views: 3,066
Posted By Pom Pax

Devil Inflation

8 lollies for a pound! That sounds good value to a kid.

Half a crown each!!! jfc thats bloody expensive for Us 80+ oldies.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jul 2019, 14:49
Replies: 87
Views: 10,765
Posted By Pom Pax

My wife replied to much mirth "No I've just...

My wife replied to much mirth "No I've just come"!
25th Jun 2019, 05:20
Replies: 60
Views: 17,418
Posted By Pom Pax

Smile One of the last v1s

This V1 was probably air launched given the lateness in the war March 1945 and its crash site in the fen near Somersham, Cambridgeshire.

I was in bed when we heard this weird sound totally...
22nd Jun 2019, 00:47
Replies: 36
Views: 11,131
Posted By Pom Pax

Pullin Power!

Pullin Power!
16th May 2019, 00:41
Replies: 44
Views: 13,706
Posted By Pom Pax

And a first class rail service on the other side.

And a first class rail service on the other side.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2019, 00:22
Replies: 69
Views: 10,126
Posted By Pom Pax

I was told precolonisation in S.E Asia Thais ate...

I was told precolonisation in S.E Asia Thais ate with their fingers. However King Chulalongkorn ordered that they should use fork and spoon so that Queen Victoria did not consider them to be savages....
25th Apr 2019, 03:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By Pom Pax

ANZAC Day 2019

I am amazed nobody on Pprune seems to have remembered this significant day. So I am posting a link the history of a single squadron in WWII No 75 Squadron (New Zealand) Royal Air Force ...
20th Apr 2019, 18:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By Pom Pax

By................drum...

By................drum roll......................Leif Erikson !!!!!!!!!!!!
9th Mar 2019, 12:07
Replies: 14
Views: 2,970
Posted By Pom Pax

ake-ake-kia-kaha

Zapped

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/600x447/up1_004dcef504104ed0b254669be542bbd72093c88a.jpg

Forever be strong!

In memory of Cousin Jim F/S James Haswell Wood, RNZAF...
9th Mar 2019, 05:30
Replies: 14
Views: 2,970
Posted By Pom Pax

Devil PN Were you zapped by 75 Squadron?

PN
Were you zapped by 75 Squadron?
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