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14th Aug 2019, 18:49
Replies: 129
Views: 55,095
Posted By The Oberon

Quite true, I remember, in 1967, as a young JT at...

Quite true, I remember, in 1967, as a young JT at Wittering, piling into my old Ford Zephyr with 5 others and driving across to Spalding to see Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. Must have looked total...
12th Aug 2019, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 2,655
Posted By The Oberon

I don't know if it is still the case but their...

I don't know if it is still the case but their officers were always french, usually the top achievers at St. Cyr.
6th Aug 2019, 13:06
Replies: 69
Views: 15,336
Posted By The Oberon

At the end of the day, I would pay a bit more...

At the end of the day, I would pay a bit more money and buy an A2.
26th Jul 2019, 07:16
Replies: 40
Views: 15,597
Posted By The Oberon

Good point, thanks.

Good point, thanks.
26th Jul 2019, 07:06
Replies: 40
Views: 15,597
Posted By The Oberon

Bit of a delicate but serious question. Jeremy...

Bit of a delicate but serious question. Jeremy Hunt has a Chinese wife, would he have been given the clearances to do Defence?
19th Jul 2019, 18:27
Replies: 49
Views: 21,841
Posted By The Oberon

Certainly not my experience in terms of...

Certainly not my experience in terms of popularity.
As I understand it, the Reds require a flying programme flexibility that an operational base could not provide, even at Cranwell it caused...
19th Jul 2019, 15:33
Replies: 49
Views: 21,841
Posted By The Oberon

I live in Scampton village, it can get a bit...

I live in Scampton village, it can get a bit noisy at times but they were there before I moved in. I can't speak nationally but I do know that in the Lincoln area, to a man, there is a lot of pride...
27th Jun 2019, 08:50
Replies: 17
Views: 2,798
Posted By The Oberon

Oberon senior was one of the first to go through...

Oberon senior was one of the first to go through Achnacarry, ended up as RSM No9 Commando, age 22. Towards the end of his life he opened up a bit about his experiences both when training and...
26th May 2019, 16:00
Replies: 67
Views: 16,264
Posted By The Oberon

I remember being told, by a Regiment Cpl., that...

I remember being told, by a Regiment Cpl., that if I kept my mouth open when firing the SMLE, it would equalise the pressure and prevent hearing damage.
26th May 2019, 15:51
Replies: 21
Views: 4,412
Posted By The Oberon

As Diane Abbott would say.

As Diane Abbott would say.
14th May 2019, 15:36
Replies: 47
Views: 14,074
Posted By The Oberon

She congratulated Harry & Megan on their new baby...

She congratulated Harry & Megan on their new baby weighing 6 pounds and 3 pence.
9th May 2019, 14:20
Replies: 67
Views: 16,264
Posted By The Oberon

Several years on V-force ground crew without any...

Several years on V-force ground crew without any hearing protection, finally in early 67 we were issued with ear defenders. I went to stores to collect mine only to be given a deficiency chit because...
24th Apr 2019, 09:22
Replies: 16
Views: 4,799
Posted By The Oberon

"He's not a pilot, he's a very naughty...

"He's not a pilot, he's a very naughty boy"
11th Apr 2019, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 7,519
Posted By The Oberon

All 9 up today, terrific.

All 9 up today, terrific.
3rd Apr 2019, 06:44
Replies: 23
Views: 6,126
Posted By The Oberon

BB. Sorry my mistake, I assumed from your user...

BB. Sorry my mistake, I assumed from your user name and "happy memories" quote that you were ex USAF.
3rd Apr 2019, 05:05
Replies: 23
Views: 6,126
Posted By The Oberon

BB, As ex V-force ground crew I was interested in...

BB, As ex V-force ground crew I was interested in the time taken to "see off" a B52. It took about 1.5 hours from climb in to taxi out on the V force, how long for a Buff?
15th Mar 2019, 06:22
Replies: 42
Views: 11,064
Posted By The Oberon

From the same publication. ...

From the same publication.
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/03/forgive-the-ira-and-we-must-forgive-the-bloody-sunday-soldiers-too/
8th Mar 2019, 10:20
Replies: 31
Views: 6,936
Posted By The Oberon

Nothing new there, Wittering used to virtually...

Nothing new there, Wittering used to virtually close down for Magic Roundabout.
23rd Feb 2019, 09:27
Replies: 75
Views: 28,462
Posted By The Oberon

As I said in my original post, I admire Dan...

As I said in my original post, I admire Dan Walker for his initial publicity and work in getting things moving and I fully agree with you about the thousands that turned up. Yes, it was a memorial...
22nd Feb 2019, 11:03
Replies: 75
Views: 28,462
Posted By The Oberon

I appreciate Dan Walker's initial publicity and...

I appreciate Dan Walker's initial publicity and efforts to commemorate the occasion but the way in which it was presented was a disgrace. As MG said, they presented it not as a commemoration but as a...
13th Feb 2019, 16:47
Replies: 119
Views: 54,804
Posted By The Oberon

From the operating handle a sleeved cable went to...

From the operating handle a sleeved cable went to a U shaped bracket, this bracket was secured to the operating sear of the gas bottle by a pip pin. When disabled the pin was removed preventing the...
23rd Nov 2018, 16:50
Replies: 63
Views: 10,952
Posted By The Oberon

At Marham we had a combined, post Corporate,...

At Marham we had a combined, post Corporate, gentlemens' evening in the SNCO's Mess. Our USAF exchange pilot was unaware of the rule. He pretty soon was!
27th Oct 2018, 08:29
Replies: 129
Views: 55,095
Posted By The Oberon

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/299x599/299px_george_v_in_the_uniform_of_a_marshal_of_the_raf_c4fa600f80300d85fe9b4014316f511107778dda.jpg
The precedent for beards was set in the...
28th Sep 2018, 05:11
Replies: 108
Views: 10,631
Posted By The Oberon

Also extremely good for hiding minor scratches on...

Also extremely good for hiding minor scratches on your car, the ones that won't polish out.
11th Sep 2018, 11:09
Replies: 127
Views: 20,813
Posted By The Oberon

A wireless has an aerial, a radio has an antenna.😉

A wireless has an aerial, a radio has an antenna.😉
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