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12th Oct 2016, 20:02
Replies: 47
Views: 44,595
Posted By circle kay

Souda Bay Let me guess; she says "...ay at...

Souda Bay

Let me guess; she says "...ay at 1150"

I do hope the (realitively) new software was cheep; but, I bet the geeks saw the MOD's "expert" coming.
25th Sep 2016, 12:27
Replies: 19
Views: 5,355
Posted By circle kay

Ah, Portishead Radio; only 25 years or so ago,...

Ah, Portishead Radio; only 25 years or so ago, (but in telecoms, it feels like somewhere in mid Victorian era).

Only way to get comms to say you were on the way back; (well, let's face it, you...
26th Mar 2016, 17:33
Replies: 52
Views: 14,284
Posted By circle kay

Perhaps we could just all read the Shortage of...

Perhaps we could just all read the Shortage of Navs (http://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/562657-shortage-navs.html)
It's got all the usual suspects with all the usual opinions, only this one has...
25th Feb 2016, 19:57
Replies: 61
Views: 28,043
Posted By circle kay

RAF E3D, although the OSD is further away than...

RAF E3D, although the OSD is further away than the retirement date of most, if not all of the trade :bored:
21st Feb 2016, 09:01
Replies: 11
Views: 5,204
Posted By circle kay

Part 1 Para 1; Local = Z + 4:47 ?

Part 1 Para 1; Local = Z + 4:47 ?
10th Feb 2016, 21:22
Replies: 47
Views: 44,595
Posted By circle kay

Oh dear, The only way to work out the...

Oh dear,

The only way to work out the airfield is to work out its place in the sequence in the BINA

That voice is strangely familiar:

The Flight Ops Officer (http://youtu.be/H5NVmGY0LYg)
...
8th Feb 2016, 16:53
Replies: 47
Views: 44,595
Posted By circle kay

Last went to one about 9 years ago, but the POC...

Last went to one about 9 years ago, but the POC at Wycombe used to hold HF Service Working Groups 6 monthly covering both 'Tascom' and RAF Volmet.
II guess the usual,gapped post, posts joined...
Forum: Canada
24th Dec 2015, 21:16
Replies: 14
Views: 152
Posted By circle kay

If you have an Internet radio (or you are in...

If you have an Internet radio (or you are in Newfoundland) it's on at 22:30z on CBC One St Johns (or just after).
15th Jun 2015, 17:31
Replies: 116
Views: 35,540
Posted By circle kay

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6902601503_3299...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6902601503_329948568a_z.jpg
The infamous Sunderland that sunk in St Peter Port Harbour. Somewhere on the net is a cutting (with pictures) from the Sydney Morning ...
13th Jun 2015, 09:39
Replies: 49
Views: 16,606
Posted By circle kay

Oldlea, XP299 according to this: ...

Oldlea,

XP299 according to this:

http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/collections/1987-0012-A-Whirlwind-HAR-10-XP299.pdf
11th Jun 2015, 09:25
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

PN Thanks follow you now.

PN

Thanks follow you now.
10th Jun 2015, 21:23
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

PN Your 2 examples of NCA suitability for...

PN

Your 2 examples of NCA suitability for commissioning are both TG9 FS Sim Controlers, on E3D I assume, not sure I follow your argument.
10th Jun 2015, 12:43
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

Tourist, I'm very surprised someone as...

Tourist,

I'm very surprised someone as apparently well informed as you didn't know WSOs were still being commissioned and I'm sure that you know all rear crew training is now the responsibility of...
10th Jun 2015, 10:55
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

Bismarck / Tourist The RAF has stopped Nav...

Bismarck / Tourist

The RAF has stopped Nav training, it hasn't stopped commissioning WSOs
10th Jun 2015, 10:15
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

This thread has gone down a predicable path that...

This thread has gone down a predicable path that I bet any O or SNCO from a Battle of Britian or a Bomber Offensive Sqn would recognise. However, back to now, we are becoming (in terms of aircrew at...
8th Jun 2015, 21:33
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

LJ Of your list of 5 current types the first 2...

LJ
Of your list of 5 current types the first 2 (E3D and RJ) require Navs on the Flight Deck.
The GR4 will of course require Navs till it's OSD. But Even if Nav School started on Monday the...
8th Jun 2015, 21:13
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

Bismark I'm not so sure, 750 will have quite a...

Bismark
I'm not so sure, 750 will have quite a job keeping the Merlin and Wildcat Observer pipeline topped up as well as the new RAF WSOp Sensor airborne training; even before the extra load of P8...
8th Jun 2015, 20:33
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

CS Are you so sure that all the current ISR...

CS
Are you so sure that all the current ISR platforms are going to make it post SDSR15 ?
8th Jun 2015, 19:54
Replies: 100
Views: 24,063
Posted By circle kay

LJ We don't need Navs, we will need WSOs; where...

LJ
We don't need Navs, we will need WSOs; where can we get them from? Well how about selecting from WSOps?
14th May 2015, 18:23
Replies: 1,628
Views: 447,351
Posted By circle kay

Just seen the NATO ASW Ex / Brit LRMPA gap story...

Just seen the NATO ASW Ex / Brit LRMPA gap story even on BBC Word News, 3 stories up from the guy who voices Mr Burns on The Simpson's leaving, but on BBC World all the same.
3rd Mar 2015, 14:40
Replies: 127
Views: 27,050
Posted By circle kay

Party Animal NCA PAS within 5 years of exit...

Party Animal

NCA PAS within 5 years of exit date (55 or the new 35 years service) will be boarded in early April, (you didn't expect to be treated the same as the Os now did you)?
24th Feb 2015, 10:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,086
Posted By circle kay

Whenurhappy, I've been in the fairly rare...

Whenurhappy,

I've been in the fairly rare position, of late,of being involved in the reformation of a Sqn.

All the memorobillia of defunct Sqn and Stns are now 'controlled' by RAF Heritage at...
4th Feb 2015, 17:36
Replies: 72
Views: 13,841
Posted By circle kay

First let me say this doesn't affect me, but I...

First let me say this doesn't affect me, but I know people, good hardworking honourable people, just the kind of people the RAF is trying to retain, who will be affected some to the sum of...
16th Jan 2015, 08:45
Replies: 113
Views: 34,086
Posted By circle kay

Wrathmonk, Thanks for the spellcheck, still...

Wrathmonk,

Thanks for the spellcheck, still half asleep (and I can't spell).

Re AP 1358, quite so for non Standard Party (WOs will only carry swords as part of a Colour / Standard party).
...
16th Jan 2015, 07:42
Replies: 113
Views: 34,086
Posted By circle kay

Forget what gender the boss is, or how many...

Forget what gender the boss is, or how many medals they have.

If you look at the full set of photos of the II(AC) / 12 Sqn Standard Party's; both Standard WOs have brown gloves on. On the set...
24th Dec 2013, 22:36
Replies: 55
Views: 28,286
Posted By circle kay

Just done the spuds and the sprouts while...

Just done the spuds and the sprouts while listening online.

Thoughts go back to George M as the skipper reading it at a crew Christmas Dinner with all the lights turned down in the dining room...
2nd Nov 2013, 20:27
Replies: 16
Views: 4,555
Posted By circle kay

3 yellow triangles was "80' update as far as I...

3 yellow triangles was "80' update as far as I remember. I shredded my "gen" book finally about 8 years ago with the list of backward compatible LRUs. 4A3 sticks in my mind for some reason as not...
17th Sep 2013, 21:00
Replies: 110
Views: 17,202
Posted By circle kay

MAD BOOM, Just have a dig around the old...

MAD BOOM,

Just have a dig around the old in-flight rolls at the back of the fridge in the Tea Bar, (you know the one under the really expensive coffee machine); some of them are less than a week...
3rd Sep 2013, 09:50
Replies: 19
Views: 3,033
Posted By circle kay

Didn't the same guy have a metal whale...

Didn't the same guy have a metal whale constructed by a company in Forres in the early 90s? Think the plan was to sail the Atlantic in it. Whatever happened to that?
15th Jun 2013, 14:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By circle kay

A very good program about her on Radio 4 last...

A very good program about her on Radio 4 last Saturday ironically it's just dropped off IPlayer after a week but may be available somewhere else on www

BBC Radio 4 - Maiden Voyage: The First Woman...
3rd Jun 2013, 15:48
Replies: 42
Views: 8,598
Posted By circle kay

Re my first point, all but the CXX crew who had...

Re my first point, all but the CXX crew who had to share the big H with the crew of a Nimitz Class CVN :ugh:
3rd Jun 2013, 15:44
Replies: 42
Views: 8,598
Posted By circle kay

Surplus You may be right, no one has ever...

Surplus

You may be right, no one has ever had a bad time near the big H.

However, 96 'return to the land of the Long White Cloud', will be right up there.

Regards to all the survivors of...
19th Nov 2012, 21:46
Replies: 29
Views: 7,178
Posted By circle kay

I think some of this film has been left on you...

I think some of this film has been left on you tube's cutting room floor. I'm sure it ended with the same chap who is speaking at the end talking about 'of course if we do have to use this force...
16th Oct 2012, 21:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,539
Posted By circle kay

I've heard tell of a Waddington based AEO who...

I've heard tell of a Waddington based AEO who used to take one to every home game at Sincil Bank; for use when the Imps got a corner, didn't get worn out I expect.
16th Oct 2012, 11:29
Replies: 31
Views: 9,868
Posted By circle kay

Dan, As kenperry says the instillations were...

Dan,
As kenperry says the instillations were relatively soft. Launching the 'Bird' would effectively destroy the pad; the books I’ve seen on the subject infer that the team were told to ‘Go Home’...
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