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29th Nov 2018, 21:04
Replies: 62
Views: 24,579
Posted By Four Types

Minature Sword

If you are still interested in an RAF Sword I offer this. A miniature sword. This is 30...
18th Feb 2017, 14:01
Replies: 36
Views: 6,066
Posted By Four Types

Old RAF recruitment ads

I seem to recall a thread showing the old RAF recruitment ads that appeared in the daily newspapers in years gone by. Does anybody have a link?

4th Nov 2016, 11:00
Replies: 26
Views: 4,810
Posted By Four Types


The AWACS flies close to the enemy lines, once in position the Radar Dome is detached and flown into theatre by remote control (just like a drone). It remains there until the fuel demands it's...
9th Oct 2016, 15:57
Replies: 23
Views: 7,558
Posted By Four Types

Found Flt Lt Bowman's Jag

Spotted this in the Air Museum in Krakow. Ex 6 Sqn Jag, then Cosford now Krakow. Just wondered if he is on here he may like to know!!
22nd Oct 2015, 12:55
Replies: 55
Views: 14,365
Posted By Four Types

'Q'ing up

Being a Southern Q type I didn't make 10. But had a varied bag of sorts. 2 x BADGERS whilst in Cyprus (H and a K). 1 x BEAR D and 2 x MAY on one sortie north of the wall. Also I count 1 x BEAR that...
12th Oct 2015, 16:29
Replies: 134
Views: 20,924
Posted By Four Types

Caught a live one here folks!

EXUW....cheers for the HUGE bite!!....another military term....suggest you look under 'Gullible'

USyO is a Unit Security Officer......the chap on a Squadron (military group of personnel who...
12th Oct 2015, 12:35
Replies: 134
Views: 20,924
Posted By Four Types

Right to reply!

Got a few bites on that one! Just to clarify a few points.

I am not attached to the RAF by an umbilical!...I have well and truly departed the crumbling ruin I proudly joined 34+ years ago. I...
11th Oct 2015, 17:14
Replies: 134
Views: 20,924
Posted By Four Types

Bu**ar off...and leave your watch!

I have been retired from the RAF 2 and 1/2 years. I have been back to my last camp on several occasions as I was invited to attend beer calls for fellow comrades leaving bash. I normally have my...
21st Sep 2015, 23:09
Replies: 87
Views: 13,158
Posted By Four Types

Smile Leaning!!

There is a lot of talk of 'Leaning' on this thread...(posh word for cut backs).

I would like to offer this -

'Leaning' is just 'Learning' with the r's kicked out of it!!

Four types
21st Sep 2015, 18:47
Replies: 36
Views: 6,042
Posted By Four Types

Former WW2 Control tower for sale. What house name would you give it?

Seen this?

Former World War Two RAF Control Tower near Lincoln put on the market - The Lincolnite...
16th Sep 2015, 15:44
Replies: 87
Views: 13,158
Posted By Four Types


No I was not inspired by an airshow. No family connection with the RAF apart from an uncle who did National Service in the 50s. I actually joined having read an advert in the newspaper!!!

16th Sep 2015, 15:40
Replies: 87
Views: 13,158
Posted By Four Types


Yes Courtney Mil I did get a reply. A polite 'I hear what you say...' plus a note that he is not my actual MP! I knew that, I was just trying to let him have my opinion.
15th Sep 2015, 16:43
Replies: 87
Views: 13,158
Posted By Four Types

Who actualy wants a Waddington Airshow to return?

A recent post by a local MP in a local newspaper ranted on about the 'Wonderful Waddington Airshow' and how he was hoping for it's return. I wrote to him on behalf of all those who actually 'work'...
15th Sep 2015, 12:25
Replies: 22
Views: 8,360
Posted By Four Types

Smile Get it on tape

Whenever I came across this attitude in a certain fast jet I would calmly announce the following so that the voice recorder would pick it up

"For the benefit of the Board of Inquiry I wish to...
1st Jul 2015, 14:05
Replies: 85
Views: 10,448
Posted By Four Types

Not quite the lowest!

When I was an APO we looked into this...it turned out the only 'commissioned' rank lower than APO was in fact a Midshipman! I did eventually reach the giddy heights of 'SPOSNI' - Senior Pilot...
1st Jul 2015, 13:59
Replies: 58
Views: 14,419
Posted By Four Types

No going back

Retired 2 years ago....loving it! Busy doing what I want to do. No Airshows, no Gas Masks, no AOCs, no bullsh*t. I have kept some uniform in the cupboard but mainly as a happy reminder that I...
10th May 2015, 11:58
Replies: 16
Views: 4,580
Posted By Four Types

Tracing (without paper!)

The internet is a wonderful thing. I recently surfed around and have compiled a list and many pictures of the aircraft I have flown in, including some of the trainers. All to go in the Annex to my...
4th Apr 2015, 12:18
Replies: 116
Views: 18,531
Posted By Four Types

For Tiger Mate....as I said, I am 110K words...

For Tiger Mate....as I said, I am 110K words into the 'book' and just reached 42....13 years left to write about. As for my real age, I am as old as I feel but younger than my teeth!
3rd Apr 2015, 13:17
Replies: 116
Views: 18,531
Posted By Four Types

Lovin' it

Left the RAF just under 2 years ago after almost 35 years and never looked back since. I have gone from strength to strength and am now a qualified tour guide for 3 facilities. After dinner...
17th Mar 2015, 15:17
Replies: 90
Views: 47,721
Posted By Four Types

Anyone have a link to the infamous Cranwell F4 flypast?

I have just taken the tour of CHOM at Cranwell and mentioned to my friends accompanying me the infamous F4 graduation flypast. They would love to see it and asked if there is a link to it anywhere...
6th Mar 2015, 10:21
Replies: 16
Views: 5,429
Posted By Four Types

Who was that man?

Is the chap in the photo above Mark Boyes?......now a big wheel with Inzpire in Lincoln??

Our People - Inzpire (http://www.inzpire.com/about/our-people/)
13th Feb 2015, 15:04
Replies: 30
Views: 9,369
Posted By Four Types

Another Link

Another link and a few more photos of Tangmere jet.

English Electric Lightning F53 | Tangmere Museum (http://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/museum-aircraft/english-electric-lightning-f53)
29th Jan 2015, 13:20
Replies: 0
Views: 780
Posted By Four Types

Whatever happened to Harrier Engineer Bill Caffey (Coffey? Caffrey?)

I am trying to track down Sqn Ldr Bill Caffey (?) who was a Harrier Engineer late 80s. I worked with him at Mission Systems at Farnborough 90-93. I was jotting down some memoirs and his name came...
27th Jan 2015, 20:06
Replies: 17
Views: 4,137
Posted By Four Types


The GAF aircraft that nearly landed at Milltown was the Orange Canberra. I was at Lossie on the day it happened!
14th Dec 2014, 15:41
Replies: 28
Views: 6,525
Posted By Four Types


Fg Off Brick flew on an AEW Shackleton sometime between 80-85. I remember the event because unfortunately after the trip they could not find the log book which had the records of all the previous...
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