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5th Jan 2018, 20:27
Replies: 13
Views: 4,257
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

I thought the P38 tanks were made of cardboard...

I thought the P38 tanks were made of cardboard unless I've got my P's mixed up?
I might be thinking of P51's.
4th Oct 2017, 21:30
Replies: 57
Views: 16,380
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

My maternal grandfather and his brother were...

My maternal grandfather and his brother were Auxilliaries, he was based at Wookey Hole and is mentioned in the Somerset vs Hilter book included in the Wikipedia references.
Unfortunately even if he...
30th Aug 2017, 11:50
21st Aug 2017, 14:42
Replies: 65
Views: 14,368
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

All my Dad ever said was he used to calculate the...

All my Dad ever said was he used to calculate the amount of parachute required when dropping equipment out the back of aircraft - someone found out he was doing a maths degree.
7th Jun 2017, 14:22
Replies: 58,040
Views: 8,345,224
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

I said 'LEFT-hand down a bit' you idiots.

I said 'LEFT-hand down a bit' you idiots.
2nd Feb 2017, 14:07
Replies: 86
Views: 19,985
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

It can still happen. As recently as 2008 or 9...

It can still happen.
As recently as 2008 or 9 my wife and a small number of her friends flew in a Herc whilst the Red Devils did a practice drop over Akrotiri.
A call had gone into TPMH that there...
9th Aug 2016, 15:25
Replies: 73
Views: 34,980
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Good to know all are safe. Down to 3 Griffins...

Good to know all are safe.
Down to 3 Griffins now?
29th Mar 2016, 09:42
Replies: 110
Views: 50,510
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Officially described as 'not a terrorist - a...

Officially described as 'not a terrorist - a love-sick idiot'.
EgyptAir hijacker at Cyprus airport 'wants to contact ex-wife' ? live | World news | The Guardian...
1st Feb 2016, 18:23
Replies: 68
Views: 18,460
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Was told a story by a former Engineering Officer...

Was told a story by a former Engineering Officer (now sadly passed), who was ground crew on one of the bomber squadrons.
He was leaning in to the cockpit to check the straps etc on the pilots during...
9th Feb 2015, 14:32
Replies: 17
Views: 5,712
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

That brings back memories of one of the many...

That brings back memories of one of the many trips to Paphos taking the girls back to school.
We left Aki in dense fog which cleared on the way.
At Paphos were 2 VC-10's, quietly parked up, on the...
3rd Oct 2014, 22:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,587
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

The BBMF Dakota took me by surprise in Annersley...

The BBMF Dakota took me by surprise in Annersley last week.
That's NG-something.
3rd Sep 2014, 15:37
Replies: 49
Views: 30,354
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Saw the Iron Maiden tour bus on the pan at...

Saw the Iron Maiden tour bus on the pan at Akrotiri about 3 years ago. The artwork stood out from the more usual offerings.
Don't know who was at the controls though.
8th Aug 2014, 13:57
Replies: 122
Views: 26,175
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Looks like she's coming straight in for a...

Looks like she's coming straight in for a landing.
Not doing the detour tour.
18th Jul 2014, 12:28
Replies: 19
Views: 4,595
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Always looked forward to predicted levanter cloud...

Always looked forward to predicted levanter cloud at Gibraltar via the BFBS weather.
Also, any map with the words/instructions 'Mount Alice' gets my vote.
27th Mar 2014, 17:22
Replies: 55
Views: 12,208
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

According to the Telegraph photo, she's going to...

According to the Telegraph photo, she's going to sail into Portsmouth 'Full Stern Ahead'.
:uhoh:
13th Jul 2012, 11:15
Replies: 32
Views: 8,573
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

I saw at least 1 training day this year with a...

I saw at least 1 training day this year with a Black Arrow leading.
27th May 2012, 11:13
Replies: 294
Views: 77,998
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Angel Just seen ZZ330 (nice code) on the pan. Very...

Just seen ZZ330 (nice code) on the pan.
Very precious cargo if indeed it is working today.
9th Apr 2012, 11:45
Replies: 294
Views: 77,998
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Your plane? Pretty plane.:cool:

Your plane?
Pretty plane.:cool:
8th Apr 2012, 15:11
Replies: 294
Views: 77,998
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

How will I know when the first one comes in to...

How will I know when the first one comes in to land here in the Near East?
I can tell Tri*'s etc from their noise profile. It will be a shame if Voyager is all nice and quiet.
4th Mar 2012, 09:35
Replies: 123
Views: 15,099
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Just to let you know, Cyprus hasn't been a...

Just to let you know, Cyprus hasn't been a 'sunshine tour' for at least the last 2 months.
It's been (relatively) bloody freezing.
HTH
22nd Feb 2012, 12:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,479
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Can only think of one southern Cyprus airbase....

Can only think of one southern Cyprus airbase. :oh:

Not wrong about the Russian presence on the island.
2nd Feb 2012, 16:36
Replies: 1,385
Views: 265,533
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

OK. It seems my scepticism may be wrong, it's...

OK.
It seems my scepticism may be wrong, it's happened before. :8:O

HRH is leaving soon, the ship wont be there for a good few weeks, even if it leaves this week.

Will they overlap? Who knows?
1st Feb 2012, 12:02
Replies: 1,385
Views: 265,533
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Looks like I'm the first to make a connection...

Looks like I'm the first to make a connection between sending HMS Dauntless and HRH Wales going down for a 6 week depolyment.

Would a SeaKing need the protection of the most advanced ship in the...
9th Sep 2011, 15:04
Replies: 122
Views: 29,941
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Watched the video. Couldn't believe the safety...

Watched the video.
Couldn't believe the safety clip used at the end was far too big for the metal steps - it would've just slipped straight off!

Also spotted the Jubilee clips holding the top of...
3rd Sep 2011, 19:52
Replies: 14
Views: 5,056
Posted By FlapJackMuncher

Saw a couple of Cyprus Airways tails at the...

Saw a couple of Cyprus Airways tails at the airhead 2 weeks ago.
Assumed they were acting as the trooper - seems i may have been half right.
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