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7th Jun 2019, 17:47
Replies: 1,947
Views: 318,391
Posted By Roadster280

Was pleased to see that they used charcoal and...

Was pleased to see that they used charcoal and not the compressed-garbage briquettes. No nasty starting fluid either. Good deal!
24th May 2019, 01:08
Replies: 125
Views: 77,155
Posted By Roadster280

Smug or not, it would have been preferable to the...

Smug or not, it would have been preferable to the actuality.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/55364
4th May 2019, 11:04
Replies: 169
Views: 88,952
Posted By Roadster280

... and how is this a bad thing? :O

... and how is this a bad thing? :O
28th Mar 2019, 00:49
Replies: 37
Views: 12,838
Posted By Roadster280

JHQ was a security nightmare. There was a German...

JHQ was a security nightmare. There was a German civvy bus route through the camp. The gate guard would check that everyone on the bus had a Personalausweis or passport, and that was it. On it went....
26th Feb 2019, 13:15
Replies: 79
Views: 17,039
Posted By Roadster280

I don't believe the President is required to...

I don't believe the President is required to return salutes (which are required by regulation), even though he is the Commander in Chief. However, Ronnie, having been a junior officer in the US Army...
31st Jan 2019, 21:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,773
Posted By Roadster280

Upavon was not got rid of by MOD. It remains...

Upavon was not got rid of by MOD. It remains within the estate, and indeed is the focus of much investment.

Unlike when I was posted there in the early 90s, when it was (just about) an RAF...
21st Jan 2019, 00:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,381
Posted By Roadster280

There used to be a TA training camp on the...

There used to be a TA training camp on the northern edge of Scarborough, Burniston Barracks. Long gone now, but back in the day, units would spend a week of their two-week annual camp there, with one...
13th Nov 2018, 11:58
Replies: 161
Views: 31,251
Posted By Roadster280

A gentleman. RIP.

A gentleman. RIP.
9th Nov 2018, 19:41
Replies: 23
Views: 5,288
Posted By Roadster280

The RA already had Rapier. It was introduced to...

The RA already had Rapier. It was introduced to the RA and RAF at the same time. I think the RAF Regt beat the RA by a month or two to be the first unit to field it, but essentially in 1972, both RA...
25th Oct 2018, 16:23
Replies: 60
Views: 10,579
Posted By Roadster280

Question for Air Despatchers or Loadies. Or even...

Question for Air Despatchers or Loadies. Or even WSOps these days.

In the video clip in the OP, three blokes follow the "chalk" of vehicles down the hold toward the open ramp. They don't appear to...
7th Sep 2018, 02:40
Replies: 139
Views: 29,439
Posted By Roadster280

Quite normal in the Army for CO and RSM to be...

Quite normal in the Army for CO and RSM to be Orderly Officer and Orderly Sgt respectively on Christmas Day. Or Duty Field Officer and Orderly Officer respectively, if the unit has that structure.
1st Apr 2018, 00:54
Replies: 70
Views: 12,343
Posted By Roadster280

Congratulations! The best posting of my...

Congratulations!

The best posting of my (Army) career was on an RAF station!

It was an honour to live in a block named for F/Sgt Middleton VC.

Hereís to another 100 years.

Per Ardua Ad...
13th Mar 2018, 23:00
Replies: 12
Views: 4,631
Posted By Roadster280

In fairness, pissed mattresses and yellow...

In fairness, pissed mattresses and yellow handbags were iconic themes of the time. I think the only times I was sober was when on duty :)

I probably did overcook it a bit with "Bundesministerium...
12th Mar 2018, 14:46
Replies: 12
Views: 4,631
Posted By Roadster280

One aims to please :)

One aims to please :)
10th Feb 2018, 16:47
Replies: 143
Views: 34,671
Posted By Roadster280

I go through phases. Although I have only ever...

I go through phases. Although I have only ever been SLF, Iíve done quite a lot of flying. In the mob, on MAOTs. Hell, I used to take helicopters to work! Pumas would come and pick us up at Upavon and...
26th Dec 2017, 01:53
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By Roadster280

A typical hangar is 100 yds x 50 yds, similar to...

A typical hangar is 100 yds x 50 yds, similar to a football pitch.

It was a bit surprising therefore that the piece linked to says the new facility will be "the size of two football pitches", when...
25th Dec 2017, 22:01
Replies: 93
Views: 21,451
Posted By Roadster280

I did my GCE O Levels in 1984/5, A-Levels in...

I did my GCE O Levels in 1984/5, A-Levels in 1987. The Tornado must have only been in service a couple years when I did my O Levels, and from past papers we did at the time, I am sure they must have...
24th Dec 2017, 18:39
Replies: 93
Views: 21,451
Posted By Roadster280

Interesting that no A Levels were required!

Interesting that no A Levels were required!
24th Dec 2017, 13:51
Replies: 93
Views: 21,451
Posted By Roadster280

"Be the best" seems to have bit more about it...

"Be the best" seems to have bit more about it than the below, but really, why do the forces have to have such nonsense to begin with?
...
21st Dec 2017, 01:34
Replies: 58
Views: 12,417
Posted By Roadster280

Que? If you've successfully jammed the carrier...

Que? If you've successfully jammed the carrier frequency in the target region, what does it matter how, or even if, it is modulated? Unless I've misunderstood what you were saying.
16th Dec 2017, 02:03
Replies: 37
Views: 8,997
Posted By Roadster280

Just driving past on the A15, I'd say "several",...

Just driving past on the A15, I'd say "several", rather than "few". IIRC, wasn't that the very reason the station was not fully reopened 10 years ago?
14th Dec 2017, 15:53
Replies: 49
Views: 6,449
Posted By Roadster280

If it did, the RAF are still claiming credit for...

If it did, the RAF are still claiming credit for it:

https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafwittering/newsweather/index.cfm?storyid=D48F3F97-5056-A318-A87135E2B5D42F3B



Household Cavalry does not have a...
7th Dec 2017, 11:55
Replies: 70
Views: 22,584
Posted By Roadster280

With a population of only 3M, are they going to...

With a population of only 3M, are they going to find enough competent pilots?
6th Dec 2017, 02:44
Replies: 55,846
Views: 7,885,250
Posted By Roadster280

Right lads, I'm out of ideas. Anyone got a plan?...

Right lads, I'm out of ideas. Anyone got a plan? I'm all ears :)
6th Dec 2017, 02:43
Replies: 55,846
Views: 7,885,250
Posted By Roadster280

Hoskins, this is a serious operation. Just why...

Hoskins, this is a serious operation. Just why the fcuk are you wearing a yellow bow tie?
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