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26th Nov 2018, 17:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By ralphmalph

RAF SAR 202 Sqn Info request- Royal Humane Society.

I’m trying to track down a testimonial in velum from the Royal Human Society for my father:

Flt Sgt Nigel Richards BEM 202 Sqn

The incident occurred based from RAF Boulmer in the early 1980’s....
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 20:10
Replies: 371
Views: 54,061
Posted By ralphmalph

it’s not a bashing. We have met...a few times. ...

it’s not a bashing. We have met...a few times.

My View is that the military will decide the most appropriate actions..we will see
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 20:05
Replies: 371
Views: 54,061
Posted By ralphmalph

Can I take it you know what has happened? Or is...

Can I take it you know what has happened? Or is it your MO to speak and be checked? It’s like #pprunefactcheck

You are 100,000,001 million times right that as a SQHI someone may not admit it...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 19:52
Replies: 371
Views: 54,061
Posted By ralphmalph

Absolutly Shy...I hadn’t auth’ed for it after a...

Absolutly Shy...I hadn’t auth’ed for it after a trip around Scotland. Not enough fuel for anything else, other than a formation shut down.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 19:49
Replies: 371
Views: 54,061
Posted By ralphmalph

To be fair...those that knew and worked with the...

To be fair...those that knew and worked with the great Flt Lt John Prince can testify to his skills!

Rescue: Budding Rose

Gramps Challice “if we come any lower we will hit the sponson”

JP...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 19:37
Replies: 371
Views: 54,061
Posted By ralphmalph

Al Bert, My father was a crewman during your...

Al Bert,

My father was a crewman during your time on the SARF, he was awarded a Royal Human Society testimonial on vellum for one night...shouldn’t have been just for him but all the crew. I grew...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 19:31
Replies: 371
Views: 54,061
Posted By ralphmalph

Wow. @crab. You were very confident in you...

Wow.

@crab. You were very confident in you response to the comment about it not being an inexperienced crew? I suggest that as both of them finished Lynx CTT after you left 671 then you are...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2018, 04:52
Replies: 201
Views: 26,356
Posted By ralphmalph

After fatigue pentaly factors were applied for...

After fatigue pentaly factors were applied for running landing, wingover etc, it was found that people had been operating the aircraft out of manufacturers guidance for many years.

45/45 was just...
15th Jul 2018, 16:28
Replies: 38
Views: 5,717
Posted By ralphmalph

In the AAC it was an aircrew responsibility to...

In the AAC it was an aircrew responsibility to wash the aircraft. Not hugely popular, but it was like that until I left in 2012.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2018, 16:26
Replies: 201
Views: 26,356
Posted By ralphmalph

I must admit, other than about 5 hours of Fighter...

I must admit, other than about 5 hours of Fighter Affil, I haven't found the need to wingover....struggling to think of an occasion other than doing it during General Handling as a way to make things...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2018, 16:24
Replies: 201
Views: 26,356
Posted By ralphmalph

Oh my. What was wrong with a constant angle...

Oh my. What was wrong with a constant angle approach to a confined'ish area pickup at a steady speed with an option in the event of engine failure that gave a little more time for thought. IMHO no...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2016, 20:23
Replies: 262
Views: 32,392
Posted By ralphmalph

I would sincerely love to know who AnFI is, and...

I would sincerely love to know who AnFI is, and watch him/her work.....
20th Jul 2016, 13:59
Replies: 11
Views: 3,687
Posted By ralphmalph

Russian helicopter shoot down - Ukraine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUlaGXDeSik

Cheeky little engagement. I have forgotten how disconcerting it is to fly LL with a low lying sun in your face.

The probe in the camera view looks...
13th Jun 2016, 18:11
Replies: 31
Views: 8,288
Posted By ralphmalph

Nut loose, How complementary you are as to...

Nut loose,

How complementary you are as to the work conducted by our services...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2016, 17:07
Replies: 25
Views: 6,861
Posted By ralphmalph

Crab, Maybe not in an RAF or AAC aircraft in...

Crab,

Maybe not in an RAF or AAC aircraft in normal operation. As an Army QHI it took me a while to get used to the RN DLQ lighting requirements as they were completely unfamiliar and different to...
16th Dec 2015, 18:39
Replies: 109
Views: 15,809
Posted By ralphmalph

I did Op GIRAFFE in 2010 with a Lynx for the...

I did Op GIRAFFE in 2010 with a Lynx for the floods then. Weekend work, no stress. No civil equivalent, no police callsign.

The police were awesome, very accommodating and receptive.

Whats the...
16th Dec 2015, 18:35
Replies: 82
Views: 17,752
Posted By ralphmalph

UAS....yep. He must have RAF wings then. ...

UAS....yep. He must have RAF wings then.

Clearly if you fly with a UAS you get the brevet....the other services have to pass a course.

Sounds very RAF

What a stupid argument.
17th May 2015, 19:28
Replies: 61
Views: 14,625
Posted By ralphmalph

I did hear that the return of the CH-47's was due...

I did hear that the return of the CH-47's was due to a dire shortage of hotel accommodation for the 300 strong "detachment" (which included a PTI) and suitable aircrew rations.

Puma boys job all...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2015, 10:34
Replies: 85
Views: 61,063
Posted By ralphmalph

Sarboy, Kbf1, Idi Amin is alive in...

Sarboy, Kbf1,

Idi Amin is alive in Dubai.......flying FW.

I sincerely hope I never get on an aircraft with him up front.
23rd Dec 2014, 03:14
Replies: 120
Views: 13,557
Posted By ralphmalph

It would be interesting to see how many males in...

It would be interesting to see how many males in this forum could march 20 miles with 120 lbs on their back.

There would be some that couldn't manage it ever in their lifetime, so they chose a...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2014, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 2,073
Posted By ralphmalph

Expanding Blade Theory strikes!

Expanding Blade Theory strikes!
29th Sep 2014, 16:15
Replies: 100
Views: 35,424
Posted By ralphmalph

Hangarshuffle.... I honestly couldn't put it...

Hangarshuffle....

I honestly couldn't put it better myself.

Ralph
31st Jul 2014, 17:11
Replies: 24
Views: 7,296
Posted By ralphmalph

Good news! Nice to see the work spread...

Good news!

Nice to see the work spread around the JHC fully. Its about time others get a break from the deployments.

Cows.....I suppose a 4 month Det in 2002 is sufficiently in the past and was...
27th Apr 2014, 20:20
Replies: 51
Views: 7,357
Posted By ralphmalph

I can only speak for the AAC aircraft over the...

I can only speak for the AAC aircraft over the past 15years..

23-APR-2013 Westland Lynx British Army Air Corps (AAC) 0 Kandahar Airfield

Weather damage (Hail)

01-DEC-2011 Westland Lynx...
30th Mar 2014, 20:40
Replies: 23
Views: 8,333
Posted By ralphmalph

Tony, I didn't join out of a sense of...

Tony,

I didn't join out of a sense of duty......more a desire to do a challenging and interesting job. Mere duty would not have cut the mustard I'm afraid, other options were available.

Some of...
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