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3rd Nov 2017, 00:42
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Posted By kookabat

Definitely all aircrew trades, Danny. I've seen...

Definitely all aircrew trades, Danny. I've seen photos of several eventual gunners with the white flash too.

There's a great collection of oral history transcripts in the Australians at War Film...
26th Jul 2017, 12:07
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Posted By kookabat

What I'm really appreciating in this account,...

What I'm really appreciating in this account, sidevalve, is how the ordinary helpers are named throughout, where known. In a small way that reminds us that they were real people!
7th Jun 2017, 01:17
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Posted By kookabat

Fair to middling, I'd say. He's certainly keen to...

Fair to middling, I'd say. He's certainly keen to chat. I have a postal address and will send him a letter later this week; I'll make sure to ask if he's online.


The War Memorial hosted the...
5th Jun 2017, 01:51
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Posted By kookabat

Magic photos. Just magic. Danny, I...

Magic photos. Just magic.

Danny,

I can't comment on the Vengeance at all, but if you wanted an Australian update, the past weekend saw a fairly significant gathering of Bomber Command types at...
22nd May 2017, 07:48
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Posted By kookabat

On the 'remote tower' thing (on the last page I...

On the 'remote tower' thing (on the last page I think), Airservices was looking at such a system for some of their more remote towers a couple of years ago. There's a bit about it here...
6th Apr 2017, 06:31
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Posted By kookabat

What he said. Get well soon.

What he said. Get well soon.
31st May 2016, 07:40
Replies: 11
Views: 3,197
Posted By kookabat

A good friend of mine, now sadly departed, did a...

A good friend of mine, now sadly departed, did a tour of ops as a Village Inn gunner with 49 Sqn. He was trained as a pilot but on arrival at his squadron was one of 12 'volunteered' to re-train as...
26th May 2016, 09:45
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Posted By kookabat

Wow, Walter. Just wow. :ok:

Wow, Walter.

Just wow.

:ok:
20th Jan 2016, 06:52
Replies: 99
Views: 19,223
Posted By kookabat

I've spent the last few months interviewing...

I've spent the last few months interviewing veterans for the International Bomber Command Centre. One of them, a man named Denis, told me the most astonishing story I've ever heard first-hand, about...
13th Nov 2015, 09:46
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Posted By kookabat

Lovely set of photos, John, and a wonderful story...

Lovely set of photos, John, and a wonderful story to go with them.

If it's that hard to get *in* to a Beau, imagine trying to get *out* in a hurry! :ooh:
16th Oct 2015, 07:34
Replies: 39
Views: 21,578
Posted By kookabat

At least six, actually.

At least six, actually.
31st May 2015, 10:59
Replies: 5
Views: 2,047
Posted By kookabat

There are a few new waypoints around the Cultana...

There are a few new waypoints around the Cultana restricted areas between Port Augusta and Whyalla that apparently didn't make it into the update either. They're in ERSA and on the maps but it...
18th May 2015, 09:00
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Posted By kookabat

All I can offer is this, of a 103 Sqn crew circa...

All I can offer is this, of a 103 Sqn crew circa early 1942. There are the windows previously mentioned, no sign of a door though.
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7th Apr 2015, 06:46
Replies: 7
Views: 3,497
Posted By kookabat

Get on AngelFlight's Earth Angel list, to do the...

Get on AngelFlight's Earth Angel list, to do the ground transport parts of the mission - ie drive between hospital and airport. When one comes up (and there's not many in Adelaide as far as I'm...
9th Feb 2015, 23:14
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Posted By kookabat

I posted something similar once, when Reg was...

I posted something similar once, when Reg was still with us:

"Halifax skipper, airline pilot, air traffic controller, newsreader... is there anything you DIDN'T do??"

To which the great man...
29th Sep 2014, 08:30
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Posted By kookabat

What he said. Lovely writing, Danny. Not that...

What he said.
Lovely writing, Danny. Not that we've come to expect anything else from you.
24th Sep 2014, 03:23
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Posted By kookabat

Mostly off-topic, but the talk of 'curvature of...

Mostly off-topic, but the talk of 'curvature of the earth' take-offs reminded me of this one, filmed in Canberra a few years ago... one mild naughty word (you'll see why):
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21st Aug 2014, 13:52
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Posted By kookabat

I think anyone can. I visited the UK about five...

I think anyone can. I visited the UK about five years ago on a 'pilgrimage' to various sites associated with my great uncle Jack's Bomber Command service. One of those was Bardney. Not much left...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Aug 2014, 07:32
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Views: 1,486,050
Posted By kookabat

That is indeed how it currently is.

That is indeed how it currently is.
15th Jul 2014, 01:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,263
Posted By kookabat

That would be this thread...

That would be this thread (http://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/329990-gaining-r-f-pilots-brevet-ww11.html), wouldn't it, Danny? :)
14th Jul 2014, 02:33
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,914
Posted By kookabat

Wow Harry, That's a very readable description...

Wow Harry,
That's a very readable description of a jaw-droppingly amazing activity - they'd never let anyone do that these days. What an experience. Thanks for sharing.
Adam
25th Jun 2014, 00:06
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By kookabat

No it's not. You should see what sort of detail...

No it's not. You should see what sort of detail we're getting over on this thread (http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/329990-gaining-r-f-pilots-brevet-ww11-294.html)!
25th Jun 2014, 00:04
Replies: 21
Views: 4,141
Posted By kookabat

Sgt Bundy, It is clear that you, sir, have a...

Sgt Bundy,

It is clear that you, sir, have a soul.



Agreed.
21st Jun 2014, 09:05
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,914
Posted By kookabat

I was in the UK about five years ago as part of a...

I was in the UK about five years ago as part of a wider 'pilgrimage' visiting places associated with my great uncle's Bomber Command crew. My PPL was still current at the time so one of the first...
29th May 2014, 01:30
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,914
Posted By kookabat

Aircraft type confusion lives on... one of my...

Aircraft type confusion lives on... one of my colleagues told me this story from the early days of Australia's computerised ATC system

Some years ago, a pilot somewhere in the GAFA (Great...
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