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23rd Feb 2017, 15:47
Replies: 55
Views: 9,594
Posted By tommee_hawk

Remember the Memphis Belle was shot at that...

Remember the Memphis Belle was shot at that fenland airfield in Lincolnshire

I remember looking out of my MQ window at Honington in 1987/88 IIRC, watching a cricket match when the "Belle" and a...
10th Sep 2016, 16:50
Replies: 172
Views: 41,969
Posted By tommee_hawk

Very well put, sir!

Very well put, sir!
15th Nov 2015, 14:16
Replies: 96
Views: 27,297
Posted By tommee_hawk

Thread creep

After a focussed beginning, this thread wandered off at Prune speed - thanks for dragging it back.

I was on one of the later courses on 3 Squadron at LOO - we didn't feature on TV but the "famous...
28th Sep 2015, 23:20
Replies: 25
Views: 19,091
Posted By tommee_hawk

A bad few days

That was a bad few days for the Tornado force. On the 14th August 1990, a Laarbruch GR1 collided with a GR1 from Honington, both jets crashing in the Humber. Only the pilot of the Laarbruch jet...
6th Apr 2013, 00:35
Replies: 45
Views: 11,645
Posted By tommee_hawk

Bruntingthorpe Air Force

I've asked to represent the government of a reasonably close-by country that may/may not become independent after, say, 2014 and may/may not be on the lookout for our/their own ready-made, ...
6th Apr 2013, 00:19
Replies: 39
Views: 4,928
Posted By tommee_hawk

Finningley - Gib

I did many, many overseas trips in the Dom, many to Germany for memorable LLTS weekend landaways. It was always a much quieter jet on the Monday RTB, full of BX beer, bikes and barbeques. Never went...
21st Oct 2012, 00:03
Replies: 39
Views: 17,941
Posted By tommee_hawk

Simon

Mr Wallace,

I didn't know Simon but lost several friends during 32 years in the RAF. If it's not too distressing, could you tell why Simon and his mother's grave faced a different way to the...
5th Aug 2012, 12:54
Replies: 75
Views: 11,152
Posted By tommee_hawk

Flag drop

The crowd seem to be cheering Serena Williams for winning gold, not being offensive to the USA. This was a simple technical failure - don't "Daily Mail" it!
1st Jul 2012, 21:37
Replies: 33
Views: 7,785
Posted By tommee_hawk

So moving....

Visited the Bomber Command memorial yesterday (30th) June with my daughter and better half, and possibly the most moving experience we've had together. A beautiful memorial, being visited by many...
1st Jul 2012, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By tommee_hawk

Flying the flag...

Sadly, left "Base Hangar View" on Friday and forgot to hang out my Armed Forces Day flag from the battlements for the first time in several years.

What hope is there if those who served can't even...
1st Jul 2012, 20:40
Replies: 37
Views: 17,427
Posted By tommee_hawk

Trevor Roche RIP

Don't know why the DH53 thread has closed but it seems to show a lack of respect for the loss of Trevor Roche in the crash at Shuttleworth today. Trevor was a colleague at Laarbruch in the early...
27th Dec 2011, 20:37
Replies: 7
Views: 3,683
Posted By tommee_hawk

Memories

Wonderful - thank you. I never flew Vampires but I was caught out solo 31 years ago in a Jet Provost. A wandering compass and increasing icing made me spectacularly aware of my own limitations. I...
27th Dec 2011, 20:21
Replies: 150
Views: 26,652
Posted By tommee_hawk

Beadwindow

I understand that the responses so far are in response to a request for information after an incredibly tragic incident. Kev and I did our GR1 work-up together in Germany. He was a dedicated and...
19th Nov 2011, 21:15
Replies: 15
Views: 3,104
Posted By tommee_hawk

Hypersonic?

Not that it could ever happen, but if it misses at Mach 5, it won't miss by much then?:eek:
4th Jul 2011, 13:22
Replies: 33
Views: 9,758
Posted By tommee_hawk

Brize Norton Back Gate

An earlier post suggested that the proposed repatriation route has been used before at Brize Norton - this is incorrect.

Exiting through Gate 6 has been proposed for repatriation corteges because...
20th Feb 2011, 21:09
Replies: 88
Views: 37,201
Posted By tommee_hawk

VC10 Aeromed

Happy to be on the crew of the 40+ y/o funbus sent to God's own country to collect the crew of the 25+y/o electric jet and drop them off dahn Saff. Sadly bad weather meant they ended up in RAF...
20th Feb 2011, 20:50
Replies: 25
Views: 7,024
Posted By tommee_hawk

Whinger

Promote him, like the RAF normally do. :)
20th Feb 2011, 20:46
Replies: 69
Views: 33,800
Posted By tommee_hawk

Rockport Walk

Just failed my Rockport Walk on Fri last. Haven't failed a fitness test since they were introduced in the early 90's, and now need to improve by 25% in 12 weeks. So, either I have to lose 20+ kilos...
19th Oct 2010, 19:46
Replies: 98
Views: 26,850
Posted By tommee_hawk

Militia?

Couldn't agree more - if anyone thinks these cuts (sorry, review) are the end, wait until withdrawal from Herrick. These will seem like paper cuts compared to the hatchet job then.

Mr Cameron -...
17th Aug 2010, 22:09
Replies: 74
Views: 11,194
Posted By tommee_hawk

The Ruskies are friendly now

Gnd

.......remember, the Ruskies are friendly now - you have no job!

Tell that to the RAF crews who get to explore the northern North Sea and North Atlantic shadowing the (very heavily armed)...
17th Aug 2010, 21:26
Replies: 96
Views: 17,437
Posted By tommee_hawk

Shame on you, Fincastle.

Fincastle,

...... any sane individual understands that the state of the equipment is the sole responsibility of the useless politicians, supported by the 85,000 useless MOD civil servants.
...
14th Aug 2010, 20:22
Replies: 116
Views: 21,451
Posted By tommee_hawk

See here.....

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/423563-should-raf-scrapped.html
11th Aug 2010, 15:15
Replies: 116
Views: 21,451
Posted By tommee_hawk

"Its time to abolish the RAF By Colonel...

"Its time to abolish the RAF

By Colonel Tim Collins (Retd.)

The Post Online, FIRST POSTED MAY 12, 2006

Wed have a more efficient, streamlined armed forces without the air corps, ...
9th Aug 2010, 12:32
Replies: 116
Views: 21,451
Posted By tommee_hawk

Should the RAF be scrapped? (merged)

Today (Mon 9th Aug) Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2) speaks to someone who says that the RAF should be scrapped in order to save money from the public purse...

Anyone have an opinion? :confused:
6th Jun 2010, 01:02
Replies: 59
Views: 35,702
Posted By tommee_hawk

I remember CJ from various Finningley and...

I remember CJ from various Finningley and Leuchars air shows of the 1980s. A true character, the kind of operator sadly missing from today's RAF. Although I've been in the Falklands several times...
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