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15th Sep 2011, 08:53
Replies: 48
Views: 7,355
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Battle of Britain Day

To all our Comrades who have gone before - here's to them, thank you!!
30th May 2011, 09:20
Replies: 68
Views: 16,112
Posted By ormeside

Angry Farewell Maritime.

Joined Coastal at S of MR in 1952 then Neptunes and Shacks until 1964. Best years of my life. Sad to see the end of "Our Air Force" .Missed the Mighty Hunter though.Good luck to those left in the...
22nd Feb 2011, 17:46
Replies: 76
Views: 24,739
Posted By ormeside

Libyan pilots to Malta.

At the end of April 1958, on detachment with 120 at Luqa, the Maltese got nasty, threw rocks at Luqa Mess, and we had to take our Shackletons to Idris in Libya so that the aircraft would not be...
7th Feb 2011, 16:28
Replies: 47
Views: 7,190
Posted By ormeside

Be fair!!

What about the training in America under the Arnold Scheme of pilots and navigators, for the RAF and RN, before the U.S. were in the war,and then, after Pearl Harbour, the BFTS'S, and the Tower's...
7th Dec 2009, 00:49
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Views: 3,535
Posted By ormeside


With 205 Shacks 1958 to 61. Often operated with RFA and RN (of course ) My uncle was doctor on Fort Charlotte, so much mutual entertainment and hospitality was enjoyed. He was "Uncle Norman" to the...
18th Sep 2009, 15:18
Replies: 36
Views: 5,744
Posted By ormeside


We had our little parade at the Cenotaph here in Llandudno on Tuesday. Our sadly depleted Air Crew Association, British Legion, C.O.Valley and Mayor of this town celebrated the Victory. Sadly the...
16th May 2009, 17:16
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getting a pilot's brevet in WW2

Further to Heaton Park. Most of us were billetted with families in the local area who were paid a pittance. Ken Stott who was in the same form at school with me and who volunteered with me , we...
21st Apr 2009, 15:56
Replies: 27
Views: 6,592
Posted By ormeside

Flying Log Books

When I was on 205 at Changi, I, and others, had their log books bound at Changi Jail ( You could also have your cars resprayed!!) Over the years the bindings perished so I went to a man here in...
13th Feb 2009, 20:30
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1 Bfts

Hello Cliffnemo, you will notice a change of my name. The badge is the crest of 1 BFTS Terrell. and is on the front of the Course book. "The sea divides us but the sky unites" 70 hours in the...
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