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28th Nov 2020, 12:39
Replies: 18
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Bearing in mind that the film was highly...

Bearing in mind that the film was highly inaccurate in a lot of respects, but forms the basis of much of the Great British Public's knowledge of the operation, perhaps a proper documentary - as...
27th Nov 2020, 15:13
Replies: 18
Views: 2,393

NEW DAMS RAID DOCUMENTARY

Dan Snow presents a new documentary on the Dams Raid (Op CHASTISE) - Tuesday 1 Dec 20 at 2100, UK Channel 5.

PLEASE - no smart @rse comments on the dog's name......
14th Nov 2020, 19:37
Replies: 115
Views: 20,033

Finningley Boy: From another 'Old Timer' - have...

Finningley Boy: From another 'Old Timer' - have an uptick......... +1 :ok:

Thoroughly sick of these people and their (social) media gambits. Free speech, the right to debate (as opposed to...
11th Nov 2020, 11:35
Replies: 38
Views: 7,759

Hmmm, if you believe that - I have a bridge I...

Hmmm, if you believe that - I have a bridge I want to sell you! 'They' also said that about Yorke Bay beach ("K" on MPN11's Minefield Map) which was green on earlier issues and where many personnel...
4th Nov 2020, 17:59
Replies: 8
Views: 3,188

Ah, yes! The Facelet wasn't it? Wish I...

Ah, yes! The Facelet wasn't it?

Wish I still had a respirator - love to see the faces of people at Tesco's if you wore one of those and uttered loudly: "Haven't you heard the latest?" (in...
1st Nov 2020, 20:32
Replies: 12
Views: 4,836

Yay! :p Outstanding!!

Yay! :p Outstanding!!
1st Nov 2020, 07:15
Replies: 12
Views: 4,836

PLEASE let it be true! :}

PLEASE let it be true! :}
29th Oct 2020, 12:41
Replies: 249
Views: 48,934

I'm going to take 2 bites of the cherry here; one...

I'm going to take 2 bites of the cherry here; one really vintage one veteren:

Originally I was with Capt Radar with the Mosquito - but then reflected, 'it did have a few foibles' so I reasoned: ...
19th Oct 2020, 18:47
Replies: 108
Views: 28,065

Pull up a sandbag………

Background. RAF Leeming when it was an FTS in the late 70s/Early 80s. To the north, just off the end of the MATZ stub lay the fabled Low Flying System’s ‘Leeming/Teesside Gap’ (long before Teesside...
16th Oct 2020, 12:29
Replies: 92
Views: 22,703

Post attack recce picture of Sorpe Dam post...

Post attack recce picture of Sorpe Dam post Tallboy raid. No wonder UPKEEP couldn't do the...
13th Oct 2020, 07:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,521

Thank you, Archimedes, for reinforcing my point...

Thank you, Archimedes, for reinforcing my point of which I was fully aware. However, my sub-text was that anyone wishing to re-write history could at least make a pretence of undertaking some basic...
12th Oct 2020, 18:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,521

“Chastise set out to destroy four Ruhr dams, the...

“Chastise set out to destroy four Ruhr dams, the Mohne, the Eder, the Sorpe and Schwelme.”

Wrong: The Primary targets were the Mohne (target X), the Eder (Y) and the Sorpe (Z). The Secondary...
10th Oct 2020, 14:08
Replies: 267
Views: 101,608

As previously stated, I'm 110% behind...

As previously stated, I'm 110% behind standardized RT and procedures; they reduce confusion and promote safety which is essential when dealing with critical situations. However, picking up on some...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2020, 23:41
Replies: 8,994
Views: 3,768,791

It should be quite possible to design and...

It should be quite possible to design and introduce into service a 3-dimensional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) approach for a helicopter landing site, especially at a fixed Helicopter...
5th Oct 2020, 17:13
Replies: 267
Views: 101,608

Angry These are life-threatening situations being...

These are life-threatening situations being discussed and examined here, with a bleeding obvious Murphy, Gotcha, Swiss-cheese* moment staring the industry in the face.

Everyone should care; nobody...
5th Oct 2020, 14:22
Replies: 53
Views: 8,891

I was a newly minted ATCO at Northolt around...

I was a newly minted ATCO at Northolt around that timeframe; the only IAF Super Constellation that I saw in my 2.5 yr tour there was VUQLG, a registration burned into my memory! Every arrival and...
4th Oct 2020, 15:17
Replies: 267
Views: 101,608

As did: "XYZ, downwind, la....EJECTING!" (Nth...

As did: "XYZ, downwind, la....EJECTING!" (Nth Yorks airfield late 70's/v early 80's.)

Like MPN11, I was responsible for briefing, in this case, the monthly Upper Heyford Instrument School on UK...
29th Sep 2020, 10:57
Replies: 43
Views: 8,944

Got a flyable Battle, Whitley, Hampden or...

Got a flyable Battle, Whitley, Hampden or Wellington to hand have you? (yes, I know there's a flying Blenheim, but that doesn't belong to the MoD/RAF does it?)

And, be honest with yourself, that...
19th Sep 2020, 06:48
Replies: 43
Views: 8,944

Your comment does your stock little favour. ...

Your comment does your stock little favour. Extract from Churchill's 'The Few' speech :

"The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the...
16th Sep 2020, 12:56
Replies: 43
Views: 8,944

I thought it a good programme too, but would have...

I thought it a good programme too, but would have preferred to have seen more of the Lancaster as well; especially the inside. The Great British Public is highly uneducated on the conditions...
5th Sep 2020, 18:21
Replies: 67
Views: 31,389

That's what I thought the situation was and...

That's what I thought the situation was and supports my point entirely; thanks MtM.

(My day has got marginally better since original post! The first Caribbean Coke in few minutes should help too!)
5th Sep 2020, 11:20
Replies: 67
Views: 31,389

All this Management Bo££ocks of Tranches; just...

All this Management Bo££ocks of Tranches; just give them different Mark numbers/sub type letters ffs....... (yes, I'm having a Bad Day!)
1st Sep 2020, 09:15
Replies: 20
Views: 6,811

Bet the Buff crew wished their number included...

Bet the Buff crew wished their number included the gunner again!
1st Sep 2020, 08:39
Replies: 61
Views: 4,921

I always liked Percy Pickard's: "There's always...

I always liked Percy Pickard's:
"There's always a bloody 'Something'....."
Could have been the soundtrack of my life....
25th Aug 2020, 07:45
Replies: 7
Views: 2,054

Frequently, in the long past when a Tanker's...

Frequently, in the long past when a Tanker's chicks had completed their AAR detail, they would be fat for fuel and - especially on a summer's late evening - request the 'white cliffs' or 'London'...
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