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25th Nov 2020, 14:57
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Posted By bobward

You could also launch from anywhere, complicating...

You could also launch from anywhere, complicating the enemies opportunity to use ABMs.
25th Nov 2020, 14:54
Replies: 6
Views: 2,211
Posted By bobward

Many offshore gas operators used the RB2-11 as a...

Many offshore gas operators used the RB2-11 as a generator of compressing gas being sent ashore. They also used Avons. A bit different from their original purpose and an example of novel use of a...
25th Nov 2020, 14:49
Replies: 5,153
Views: 1,443,526
Posted By bobward

Sky, I heartily agree with your comments. It's...

Sky,
I heartily agree with your comments. It's close to three years since I left after 40+ years as an instructor, along with close to seven years as a cadet. When the ATC scribblers discovered Risk...
22nd Nov 2020, 16:21
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By bobward

It often pays to remember that a 'forecast is a...

It often pays to remember that a 'forecast is a semi-educated guess, and NOT a guarantee'
21st Nov 2020, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By bobward

Scotty, Ghost Fields of Norfolk records that...

Scotty,
Ghost Fields of Norfolk records that 1611 / 1612 flights were at Bircham Newton in 1942/3.They were using Hawker Henleys for target tug duties. That's all I can find.
I assume you've tried...
17th Nov 2020, 16:12
Replies: 29
Views: 8,934
Posted By bobward

I worked in the offshore industry all my life....

I worked in the offshore industry all my life. Like you, weekend, public holidays etc didn't exist, so I did my fare share.
Sadly, it goes with the territory.

What's reassuring is that we...
12th Nov 2020, 10:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By bobward

A few years ago whilst on holiday in Boston we...

A few years ago whilst on holiday in Boston we saw a group on a podium outside the Senate Building. We were told that each year the Medal of Honor recipients held a convention, and this year it was...
9th Nov 2020, 15:07
Replies: 5,153
Views: 1,443,526
Posted By bobward

Pr00ne, I think you missed my point. As a...

Pr00ne,
I think you missed my point. As a former VRT officer and squadron commander ,I'm well aware of what the Corps budget used to be. With all the services likely to be hammered to pay for Covid...
6th Nov 2020, 15:50
Replies: 25
Views: 2,274
Posted By bobward

I think that taking bearings from BBC TX's was in...

I think that taking bearings from BBC TX's was in vogue a lot before the 1950's. I seem to remember reading that, in 1939, all BBC TX's were set to a common frequency so that
Luftwaffe bombers could...
6th Nov 2020, 15:42
Replies: 5,153
Views: 1,443,526
Posted By bobward

Unhappy The ACO has been closed for business since March,...

The ACO has been closed for business since March, with little if any sign of re-starting. Bearing in mind that the average cadet spends between one and five years in the Corps,
how many will come...
5th Nov 2020, 14:44
Replies: 36
Views: 7,726
Posted By bobward

Throat mikes were used on Bristow' Wessii out of...

Throat mikes were used on Bristow' Wessii out of Great Yarmouth in the mid-1970's.
This was when they didn't have cabin attendants either.
17th Oct 2020, 17:40
Replies: 15
Views: 3,199
Posted By bobward

Finally it happens

After almost 60 years science finally catches up to Spike Milligan.
Anyone else here remember the Jet Propelled Guided NAAFI from that much loved Goon Show?
24th Sep 2020, 10:34
Replies: 1,888
Views: 196,549
Posted By bobward

A replacement for the F35?

A replacement for the F35?
21st Sep 2020, 16:04
Replies: 36
Views: 11,907
Posted By bobward

Saintsman, Your statement reminds me of...

Saintsman,
Your statement reminds me of something that happened to me whilst in the day job. Apologies to all for the thread drift here.
I worked for a rather large oil operator and, one day, we...
18th Sep 2020, 16:10
Replies: 26
Views: 4,944
Posted By bobward

In Have Glass grey as well, I think? ...

In Have Glass grey as well, I think?

Shooting through the fence can sometimes be tricky, even with a modern digital camera. Give the guy a break, please!
18th Sep 2020, 16:09
Replies: 26
Views: 4,944
Posted By bobward

In Have Glass grey as well, I think?

In Have Glass grey as well, I think?
18th Sep 2020, 16:07
Replies: 26
Views: 10,559
Posted By bobward

Driving through Mildenhall town earlier this...

Driving through Mildenhall town earlier this week, I had to smile when I passed the local car dealership. On the name board is a cut out of .........(drum roll) a Mig 25 Foxbat.
It's been there for...
7th Sep 2020, 15:43
Replies: 61
Views: 4,902
Posted By bobward

Remember that all the bits on the aircraft were...

Remember that all the bits on the aircraft were supplied by the company that put in the lowest tender.
1st Sep 2020, 14:48
Replies: 61
Views: 4,902
Posted By bobward

Sound advice

My late father served his apprenticeship as a carpenter many years ago.
When he completed the five year course, his foreman called him in for 'a word'.
After congratulating him on finishing, he...
17th Aug 2020, 07:56
Replies: 10
Views: 3,018
Posted By bobward

Yes it is. Saw it when visiting the lake back in...

Yes it is. Saw it when visiting the lake back in February.
It does look well cared for!
16th Aug 2020, 20:18
Replies: 124
Views: 24,989
Posted By bobward

Having read most of the book, there are a couple...

Having read most of the book, there are a couple of things i don't understand.
First, after the Falklands War, why didn't the RN 'management' publicise their successes?

Second, with the new...
16th Aug 2020, 20:08
Replies: 24
Views: 8,199
Posted By bobward

Minor thread drift

Banana Boy,
The Dutch have looked after our fallen service personnel for many years. A good friend of my late father went back to the Arnhem area a few years ago, to join in the
Market Garden...
7th Aug 2020, 21:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By bobward

Skimming through a couple of magazines offers the...

Skimming through a couple of magazines offers the following:
Staples & Vine
www.staplesandvine.com

Thomas Gunn Miniatures:
www.tomgunn.co.uk

These seem to supply ready built models to larger...
29th Jul 2020, 20:40
Replies: 136
Views: 34,733
Posted By bobward

Are our helicopters not fitted with cable cutters...

Are our helicopters not fitted with cable cutters then?
Apologies for a potentially stupid question from an aging spotter.....
29th Jul 2020, 20:36
Replies: 11
Views: 5,924
Posted By bobward

Aren't these the KC135 tankers and MV22/C130J...

Aren't these the KC135 tankers and MV22/C130J spec ops aircraft. Not the RC135 force which is/might be going to Fairford(?)
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