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5th Apr 2019, 22:47
Replies: 81
Views: 14,662
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Tornado GR1, Red Flag November 1988
6th Mar 2019, 13:53
Replies: 395
Views: 219,189
Posted By MMHendrie1

I heard one of the ‘Diamond 9’ was ZD848 (BC)....

I heard one of the ‘Diamond 9’ was ZD848 (BC). She would have been 34-years old.

That had me dusting off my logbook to reveal 41 sorties between Aug 85 and Aug 88 which read like a history of RAFG...
23rd Feb 2019, 20:34
Replies: 501
Views: 220,762
Posted By MMHendrie1

A very good military read

A review of Ladies of Lascaris: Christina Ratcliffe and the Forgotten Heroes of Malta's War: This account of the life of an interesting lady and acquaintances set against the backdrop of the Second...
24th Oct 2018, 18:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By MMHendrie1

RAF News

The RAF News is offering tickets to the play Star of Strait Street as a competition prize via their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/RAFNews/ (https://www.facebook.com/RAFNews/)
5th Oct 2018, 09:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By MMHendrie1

I most strongly second the recommendation about...

I most strongly second the recommendation about the Lascaris War Rooms.

Refurbished and continually being extended into previously closed off tunnels, the enthusiastic staff work hard to make this...
30th Sep 2018, 15:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By MMHendrie1

Music & Magic from Wartime Malta

In November 2018 over the days either side of Remembrance Day, a remarkable pocket musical will be performed in London and Winchester. The play ‘Star of Strait Street’ celebrates the life of...
10th Nov 2016, 09:57
Replies: 501
Views: 220,762
Posted By MMHendrie1

Malta’s Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)

Review written by Tim Callaway, editor of Aviation Classics:

There are many books written about people and places at war. These are often chronologies, lists of events and names culled from...
22nd May 2016, 08:57
Replies: 108
Views: 22,547
Posted By MMHendrie1

Bruggen’s 14 Squadron aircrew watched Top Gun at...

Bruggen’s 14 Squadron aircrew watched Top Gun at Goose Bay in Canada while on an operational low flying exercise in preparation for Red Flag in October 1988:

‘Toward the end of the detachment the...
24th Dec 2015, 12:12
Replies: 63
Views: 10,625
Posted By MMHendrie1

Girls too!

At the height of Axis bombing of Malta, girls as young as 14-years of age were recruited by the RAF as aircraft plotters:

‘… twenty British girls were needed for training in No 8 Sector Operations...
10th Nov 2015, 19:51
Replies: 24
Views: 4,732
Posted By MMHendrie1

Well done RNHF for posting this; it’s a well put...

Well done RNHF for posting this; it’s a well put together piece and perfect timing with Taranto Night about to be celebrated in many wardrooms and messes.

Churchill described the RN’s performance...
1st Sep 2015, 10:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By MMHendrie1

'Jumbo' Gracie

‘Jumbo’ Gracie was one of the RAF’s characters and should be well remembered.

In early 1942, with Malta’s Hurricanes outnumbered and out-performed by the later marks of Me109, the AOC, who had...
14th Aug 2015, 10:16
Replies: 501
Views: 220,762
Posted By MMHendrie1

Tornado over the Tigris – Recollections of a Fast Jet Pilot. By Michael Napier

For anyone with an interest in military aviation, this recently published book is a must. It can stand alone as a very well written account or complement perfectly a number of other recent works...
23rd May 2015, 22:12
Replies: 19
Views: 7,932
Posted By MMHendrie1

You might care to have a look at 'Winged Warriors...

You might care to have a look at 'Winged Warriors - The Cold War from the Cockpit'. A couple of chapters describe the authors experiences in both cockpits of the GR1 in the 1980s.
24th Apr 2015, 21:03
Replies: 33
Views: 5,669
Posted By MMHendrie1

Meteor

For a much later view about the Meteor than usual, look at 'Winged Warriors - The Cold War from the Cockpit.' Has some good photos. Also a website: Winged Warriors: Home...
24th May 2014, 09:17
Replies: 75
Views: 14,432
Posted By MMHendrie1

Air Cadets

Became a cadet in 1964, a Civilian Instructor in 1969 and a VR(T) officer in 1970. Joined the RAF as a pilot in 1971; secondary duty during my first tour was as Air Cadet Liaison Officer.

Retired...
13th Apr 2013, 19:52
Replies: 92
Views: 25,815
Posted By MMHendrie1

There is a rather nice story from the 50s or 60s...

There is a rather nice story from the 50s or 60s of a Beverley coming into land at night and in poor weather at RAF Dishforth, the main runway of which parallels the A1. Just before breaking cloud,...
5th Dec 2012, 21:58
Replies: 37
Views: 9,399
Posted By MMHendrie1

Tom, Have a look at...

Tom,

Have a look at www.wingedwarriors.co.uk (http://www.wingedwarriors.co.uk)

It includes photographs taken during the 1970s from Recce Canberras on NATO's southern flank and others of RAF...
12th Nov 2012, 09:29
Replies: 13
Views: 4,309
Posted By MMHendrie1

There are many excellent books about Malta at...

There are many excellent books about Malta at war. Fortress Malta is one of the more recent and it is an enjoyable read. For an RAF fighter pilot's very honest perspective try Dennis Barnham's Malta...
10th Nov 2012, 09:05
Replies: 13
Views: 4,309
Posted By MMHendrie1

The Gladiator is in the National War Museum at...

The Gladiator is in the National War Museum at Fort St Elmo, Valetta.

We stayed at the Phoenicia in Floriana, two minutes walk from the main entrance into Valetta so it was perfect to explore...
9th Nov 2012, 22:22
Replies: 51
Views: 19,623
Posted By MMHendrie1

WH779 & XIII Squadron RAF Luqa, Malta 1976-78: PM...

WH779 & XIII Squadron RAF Luqa, Malta 1976-78: PM sent.
9th Nov 2012, 22:06
Replies: 13
Views: 4,309
Posted By MMHendrie1

Malta, the RAF and World War II

If any of you are able to spend a few days in Malta I would recommend a visit to the Malta Aviation Museum. I spent a week in Malta during October and the island has much to offer anyone interested...
30th Oct 2012, 22:03
Replies: 501
Views: 220,762
Posted By MMHendrie1

more information, extracts and photos on: ...

more information, extracts and photos on:

www.wingedwarriors.co.uk (http://www.wingedwarriors.co.uk)
6th Feb 2012, 13:25
Replies: 198
Views: 28,771
Posted By MMHendrie1

Bomber Boys seemed to me to be aimed at giving...

Bomber Boys seemed to me to be aimed at giving long overdue recognition to the RAF Bomber Command aircrew who were treated shamefully by their country. Their losses were appalling: 55,573 out of the...
22nd Jan 2012, 10:33
Replies: 51
Views: 19,623
Posted By MMHendrie1

Ooops! Of course I meant 2200 miles. Apologies...

Ooops! Of course I meant 2200 miles. Apologies all....
22nd Jan 2012, 10:26
Replies: 51
Views: 19,623
Posted By MMHendrie1

It's good to see that the memory of the faithful...

It's good to see that the memory of the faithful PR7 is alive and well and that WH779 is being cared for in such good hands. I flew WH779 from RAF Luqa on a number of occasions during my tour with...
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