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15th Jul 2009, 22:38
Replies: 177
Views: 62,249
Posted By wz662

The frequency used by the VGS at Abingdon is...

The frequency used by the VGS at Abingdon is known to Brize, Benson and Farnborough who will and do pass it on, but that assumes the transiting aircaft are talking to any of them after all there is...
13th Jul 2009, 22:06
Replies: 177
Views: 62,249
Posted By wz662

I visited the VGS at Abingdon this weekend and it...

I visited the VGS at Abingdon this weekend and it was obvious that as far as this accident was concerned they considered it was a case of, ‘there but for the grace of god’. It was all too close to...
10th Jul 2009, 18:51
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By wz662

One has to remember that following Churchill's...

One has to remember that following Churchill's 1940 memo to form an Airborne Corps, the UK was pretty clueless as how to go about it. They didn't have a parachute they could use and the first gliders...
9th Jul 2009, 20:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By wz662

A hamilcar wouldn't, couldn't, carry a Sherman....

A hamilcar wouldn't, couldn't, carry a Sherman. What you saw was probably an M22 Locust (which to be fair looks a little like a Sherman).

I have some issues with some of the aspects of the Horsa...
14th Jun 2009, 21:59
Replies: 177
Views: 62,249
Posted By wz662

A truely tragic event and one very close to home...

A truely tragic event and one very close to home as I know a few of the AEF pilots (I await the release of the names with some dread) and I've flown in the area for the past 30 years nad so have...
20th May 2009, 22:21
Replies: 54
Views: 6,383
Posted By wz662

Will the Major be allowed to take his Batman with...

Will the Major be allowed to take his Batman with him like Colonel Dare did in the 1960's? :)
30th Apr 2009, 22:16
Replies: 8,604
Views: 1,403,499
Posted By wz662

Oh go on then, a FIAT C42.:rolleyes:

Oh go on then, a FIAT C42.:rolleyes:
3rd Apr 2009, 08:01
Replies: 34
Views: 5,888
Posted By wz662

If it is a QQ advert the job will be 2 months on,...

If it is a QQ advert the job will be 2 months on, one month off, working in a mountainous sandpit.
26th Mar 2009, 22:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,605
Posted By wz662

Whatever became of the B787? I seem to recall...

Whatever became of the B787? I seem to recall that rolled out a long time before the A400M:rolleyes:
25th Mar 2009, 10:31
Replies: 8,604
Views: 1,403,499
Posted By wz662

Inital thought was C42 Ikarus but the fuselage...

Inital thought was C42 Ikarus but the fuselage structure doesn't like quite right.
24th Mar 2009, 09:18
Replies: 27
Views: 8,213
Posted By wz662

Wenslydale, you've got a PM from me.

Wenslydale, you've got a PM from me.
23rd Mar 2009, 15:55
Replies: 40
Views: 5,698
Posted By wz662

I took Chris on a famil trip in a Vigilant when...

I took Chris on a famil trip in a Vigilant when he was a cadet and we 'intercepted' Mike who was flying with another cadet. I must say that for a nav he was no mean pilot.
Mike's sorely missed by...
21st Mar 2009, 09:04
Replies: 8,604
Views: 1,403,499
Posted By wz662

Grob, but only because it looks like an UK...

Grob, but only because it looks like an UK military hangar
20th Mar 2009, 09:07
Replies: 33
Views: 6,042
Posted By wz662

As I understand it a lot of MBs early research...

As I understand it a lot of MBs early research was done with the spines and pelvice from cadavers (male) so that they could get the setting of the initial bang correct without killing the pilot. The...
18th Mar 2009, 09:29
Replies: 27
Views: 8,213
Posted By wz662

Fayslag, I'm working away from home at the moment...

Fayslag, I'm working away from home at the moment so I'm unable to check my book / document collection.
My father was with 1st Black Watch so my interest is somewhat slanted in that direction....
17th Mar 2009, 08:23
Replies: 27
Views: 8,213
Posted By wz662

The 51HD did infact spend some time attached to...

The 51HD did infact spend some time attached to the Canadian army but only after/during the breakout taking part in Operation Totalise (a Candian plan to close the Falaise gap). Because of this I...
16th Mar 2009, 10:25
Replies: 71
Views: 22,367
Posted By wz662

I remember going to an airshow at Coventry in the...

I remember going to an airshow at Coventry in the mid 80's by Dove (G-ARDE) and then getting to go on Board the Heron that was also attending. What surprised me was the fact that I felt there was...
13th Mar 2009, 15:11
Replies: 27
Views: 8,213
Posted By wz662

My father served with the 51 Highland Division...

My father served with the 51 Highland Division which landed in the days after D Day. The division was sent to the Eastern side of the beachead to reinforce the Airborne troops (paras and airlanded)...
12th Mar 2009, 09:08
Replies: 27
Views: 8,213
Posted By wz662

I'd just like to remind Angels that the troops...

I'd just like to remind Angels that the troops that landed in gliders were NOT paras they were airlanded infantry, in those days you didn't need to do the parachute course to get a Red Beret.

The...
11th Mar 2009, 10:00
Replies: 44
Views: 11,872
Posted By wz662

looks like any normal weekend at an Air Cadet...

looks like any normal weekend at an Air Cadet Gliding School:E
10th Mar 2009, 08:44
Replies: 1,116
Views: 467,705
Posted By wz662

On the subject of facing rearwards. I witnessed...

On the subject of facing rearwards. I witnessed the CO of a VGS doing the same thing in a Barge on the last day of Conventional ops before the VGS converted to the Venture.
The Seat back and...
1st Mar 2009, 22:11
Replies: 78
Views: 23,143
Posted By wz662

When did the Navy start putting old ship's...

When did the Navy start putting old ship's figureheads by the main gate of the dockyard and when did the Army start putting old artillery pieces on the edge of the parade square?
Earlier than the...
13th Feb 2009, 18:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By wz662

I have some shots of the rear fuselage used in...

I have some shots of the rear fuselage used in the reports on parachuting from the Albermarle and the interior looks remarkably clear of cross bracing allowing a reasonable amount of freedom of...
10th Feb 2009, 07:31
Replies: 33
Views: 6,993
Posted By wz662

A Sikorsky Hoverfly I testing a banner towing...

A Sikorsky Hoverfly I testing a banner towing system !! by the AFEE at RAF Beaulieu had its cable hit by a Spitfire. The helicopter survived, the Spit was Cat 5 so that must count as a kill surely.
8th Feb 2009, 06:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By wz662

My first thought was 'Flywheel' off a piece of...

My first thought was 'Flywheel' off a piece of Ground equipment but then I thought it could be an idler wheel off a tracked vehicle (Cletrac Tractor?)
So no I don't really have a clue:)
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