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21st Nov 2019, 11:15
Replies: 61
Views: 13,127
Posted By Krakatoa

Bobs Sunderland Memories

I find it hard to believe calm calm conditions existed at Pembrioke Dock. A night departure from Seletar was usually
flat calm. The Rule was if you are not off by the end of flare path ..... close...
25th Jun 2019, 02:48
Replies: 29
Views: 5,264
Posted By Krakatoa

I recall a Shipping Company called The Anchor Line

I recall a Shipping Company called The Anchor Line
17th Mar 2019, 04:55
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By Krakatoa

I from late 1950 to mid 53 I was in and out of...

I from late 1950 to mid 53 I was in and out of Iwakuni on detachments. One of our Sunderlands carried out an SAR cover for
one maybe two Auster flights from Japan to Korea. best estimate early...
16th Mar 2019, 07:24
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By Krakatoa

More likely a pre 1950 photograph of a RAAF...

More likely a pre 1950 photograph of a RAAF Mosquito.
31st Dec 2018, 02:14
Replies: 39
Views: 5,831
Posted By Krakatoa

treadigraph Re20292 Thank...

treadigraph Re20292 Thank you
30th Dec 2018, 00:35
Replies: 39
Views: 5,831
Posted By Krakatoa

T0RA Harvards

Training in Canada my Log Book shows I flew Harvard 4 20292.
According to Fletcher and Macphail s Bible of the Harvard became N2047 for Tora Tora Tora.
19th Dec 2018, 08:01
Replies: 60
Views: 12,727
Posted By Krakatoa

BAF Acquision of British Airways Viscount 800

When I returned to the British Airway Viscount 802 fleet at Glasgow in 1979 it was manned by a mixture of Cambrian,North East and BA Pilots who operated the remaining uk Viscount routes included some...
18th Dec 2018, 12:48
Replies: 68
Views: 7,747
Posted By Krakatoa

RAF Yorks

I was at Aldergrove 1958 where the MU prepared a York for delivery to the French Navy.
17th Dec 2018, 05:20
Replies: 68
Views: 7,747
Posted By Krakatoa

After reading the Posts about the York I dug out...

After reading the Posts about the York I dug out my old Flight Engineer"s Log Book to find I flew as passenger in York PE 104 with Flt Lt Roffey from Lyneham to Changi on 29.9.1950 arriving at Changi...
10th Dec 2018, 05:39
Replies: 60
Views: 12,727
Posted By Krakatoa

BAF vISCOUNT 806

According to Charles Woodley s History of British European Airways most of the Viscount s were sold to Cambrian and B.K.S. before passing to BAF. Three were sold to Mandala Airways, a Far East...
31st May 2018, 04:45
Replies: 7
Views: 4,708
Posted By Krakatoa

SAR for Kalinga DC3 at Sharjah

I arrived at sharjah on 11th July 1960 from Khormaksar to join the search. From an old mans memory and a log book we covered an area to the East of Sharjah but not as far as the high ground. ...
4th Apr 2018, 06:03
Replies: 67
Views: 10,968
Posted By Krakatoa

BEA Operated an ex Channel Airways Trident 1E ...

BEA Operated an ex Channel Airways Trident 1E YE out of Glasgow for 17 Months 1972 to 1973.
I know YE did not have Water Injection.
12th Feb 2018, 11:24
Replies: 46
Views: 9,354
Posted By Krakatoa

Strategic Air Command was Jimmy Stewarts eighth...

Strategic Air Command was Jimmy Stewarts eighth film directed by Anthony Mann
19th Nov 2017, 04:30
Replies: 14
Views: 2,515
Posted By Krakatoa

P2V Neptune

Avgas Dinosaur

Re your book. I have a book , not for sale, that may provide the information you are looking for.

The Black Bats by Chris Pockock and published by Schiffer Military History...
11th Sep 2017, 15:37
Replies: 102
Views: 28,053
Posted By Krakatoa

rog747

I was on the crew that was due to operate the Trident return flight to London after a night stop at Aberdeen. The date was 22nd May 1978 ?
2nd Sep 2017, 08:06
Replies: 43
Views: 16,661
Posted By Krakatoa

Light hearted answers

I was hoping for an Oscer Brand one from his wild Blue Yonder collection.

When my flying days are over
and from this world I pass
I hope they bury me upside down
so the World can kiss my a**
11th Aug 2017, 11:58
Replies: 57
Views: 7,685
Posted By Krakatoa

BA did some Viscount training at Dinard and 111...

BA did some Viscount training at Dinard and 111 training at Gatow
28th Mar 2017, 03:21
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,640,095
Posted By Krakatoa

Squadron Leader George Sproates

I was on 88 Squadron (Sunderlands) at Seletar 1951 and i remember the CO of 205 Squadron (Sunderlands) was a Navigator, Squadron Leader G Sproates.
This would explain the MID for Korea. The three...
11th Apr 2016, 12:24
Replies: 154
Views: 28,624
Posted By Krakatoa

Aircrew Cadets had no Stars just a blank patch.

Aircrew Cadets had no Stars just a blank patch.
22nd Feb 2016, 11:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By Krakatoa

The RAAF in the Korean War

There is an excellent Book by David Wilson, published by Banner Books
titled Lion over Korea. First published 1994.


If you can dig up a copy it will answer all your questions and more.
5th Jul 2015, 12:35
Replies: 31
Views: 5,662
Posted By Krakatoa

Photograph of Kallang

Re. the photo of Kallang. Would the airfield in the top left corner be Paya Lebar ?
26th May 2015, 12:06
Replies: 746
Views: 196,237
Posted By Krakatoa

Also in and out Sharjah 59-61 on 37 Det. I...

Also in and out Sharjah 59-61 on 37 Det. I remember we bought large
plastic bottles of cheap Indian shampoo to use in the shower. Better than nothing with salt water showers.
13th May 2015, 12:13
Replies: 91
Views: 19,830
Posted By Krakatoa

How right you are Wander00.

How right you are Wander00.
12th May 2015, 12:51
Replies: 47
Views: 8,347
Posted By Krakatoa

Shackleton C1

December 18th. 1956 the cry went up..."..bring the troops home for Christmas..."
Off we went from Aldergrove to Nicosia with a tech. stop at Luqa. The next day loaded up with troops, 28 is the...
8th Mar 2015, 22:59
Replies: 17,948
Views: 1,936,707
Posted By Krakatoa

Yellow stripes, Suez ?

Yellow stripes, Suez ?
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