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25th Oct 2021, 12:18
Replies: 76
Views: 11,654
Posted By Old-Duffer

I only intended to counter the negative views of...

I only intended to counter the negative views of the Beverley, not to suggest that it would make any 'Top 10'.

In Singapore, 66 Sqn Belvederes, decided that as a bit of fun they would hold a guest...
24th Oct 2021, 16:42
Replies: 76
Views: 11,654
Posted By Old-Duffer

I must leap to the defence of the Beverley!! ...

I must leap to the defence of the Beverley!!

I accept it would never be top of a list of the best aircraft but it performed well in what it was asked to do, particularly in Borneo and such places....
21st Oct 2021, 16:34
Replies: 250
Views: 83,123
Posted By Old-Duffer

Burnt Down - HQ Training Command (Brampton)...

Burnt Down - HQ Training Command (Brampton) autumn 1985 whilst being repainted!!!

OD
21st Oct 2021, 16:29
Replies: 32
Views: 6,049
Posted By Old-Duffer

Whilst the title of 'Common Law Wife' has no...

Whilst the title of 'Common Law Wife' has no legal understanding, it is actually a valuable 'statement' to show that a serious relationship is involved and this is not some 'one night' stand. In...
19th Oct 2021, 05:36
Replies: 32
Views: 6,049
Posted By Old-Duffer

There was a long running case about the death of...

There was a long running case about the death of Air Cdre Green who had lived with a lady for a number of years until his sudden death.

A long struggle ensued but my recollection is that she was...
12th Oct 2021, 17:05
Replies: 36
Views: 11,677
Posted By Old-Duffer

Perhaps the incident was not classed as an...

Perhaps the incident was not classed as an accident and hence was treated as an engine failure - pure and simple.

Should this be the case there would be (possibly) an incident report but no...
10th Oct 2021, 06:02
Replies: 20
Views: 3,687
Posted By Old-Duffer

The rot set in when my Nav friends were deemed:...

The rot set in when my Nav friends were deemed: 'Directional Consultants'.
It started as a bar room joke but subsequently acquired some traction.
I frequently have trouble with the current 'In'...
25th Sep 2021, 08:20
Replies: 39
Views: 7,408
Posted By Old-Duffer

TOP BRASS ON PARADE

The Daily Telegraph (24 Sep) contained two articles of interest to those who follow the fortunes of the top brass. When Williamson, as Sec of Defence, skipped a generation a couple of years ago,...
7th Sep 2021, 05:34
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By Old-Duffer

Congratulations on an exceptionally well built...

Congratulations on an exceptionally well built model - don't drop it!

When I first became involved with rotary wings the two main types were the Sycamore and the Whirlwind and their main rotors...
2nd Sep 2021, 06:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,927
Posted By Old-Duffer

I much enjoyed the several visits I made to:...

I much enjoyed the several visits I made to: 'Carrier - Carrier' at Yeovilton, starting with the 'Wessex' flight aboard and the 'wind' across the flight deck on arriving.

Good Luck with this...
18th Aug 2021, 06:25
Replies: 33
Views: 6,024
Posted By Old-Duffer

Referring to ORAC's story. A chap I knew was so...

Referring to ORAC's story. A chap I knew was so popular with his team that when he went north, he was given a box of chocs and waved off - YES they were laxatives! I think he was sitting on the...
15th Aug 2021, 15:46
Replies: 33
Views: 6,024
Posted By Old-Duffer

TACTICAL SUPPLY WING

Recently, the RAF seems to have awarded squadron status and all that entails, to an organisation which does not seem to meet the previous criteria.

However the air force has consistently refused...
9th Aug 2021, 06:09
Replies: 42
Views: 11,770
Posted By Old-Duffer

Langley, Unless otherwise agreed, the money...

Langley,

Unless otherwise agreed, the money should have gone to The Central Fund, which was source of finance for non public projects.

The comments above regarding the 'take on history',...
8th Aug 2021, 14:02
Replies: 90
Views: 24,918
Posted By Old-Duffer

Today, the Sunday Telegraph contains an article...

Today, the Sunday Telegraph contains an article dealing with (avoidable) problems at Brize Norton. Quite frankly something like this would always happen so where are the realistic CONTINGENCY plans?...
8th Aug 2021, 09:01
Replies: 42
Views: 11,770
Posted By Old-Duffer

If you are looking for a possible real scandal,...

If you are looking for a possible real scandal, can I point you towards the "Central Repository". This was at 7MU Quedgley and thence at Stafford and now at Donington.

There have been a number...
8th Aug 2021, 08:46
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By Old-Duffer

AHhhhhhhhhhhh, it's a 1/32nd plastic kit - I...

AHhhhhhhhhhhh, it's a 1/32nd plastic kit - I misunderstood.

There is a very old kit of a piston engined S55 but that's at 1/48th scale. The Wessex is also 1/48 and far better. There is/was a...
7th Aug 2021, 05:39
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By Old-Duffer

NIREP reader, When you start on a 1/32nd...

NIREP reader,

When you start on a 1/32nd Whirlwind 10, please let me know

Old Duffer
27th Jul 2021, 16:55
Replies: 13
Views: 3,238
Posted By Old-Duffer

TankerTrashNav's the man for this. Old Duffer

TankerTrashNav's the man for this.

Old Duffer
17th Jul 2021, 08:29
Replies: 10
Views: 2,716
Posted By Old-Duffer

I seem to recall that when Wildcat was replacing...

I seem to recall that when Wildcat was replacing Lynx (whose barrel was supposed to form the basis of the rework), Leonardo made new barrels as it was cheaper and more realistic.
Old Duffer
17th Jul 2021, 08:22
Replies: 32
Views: 9,261
Posted By Old-Duffer

Well, whatever you think about this - it ain't...

Well, whatever you think about this - it ain't secret anymore!

Old Duffer
16th Jul 2021, 18:27
Replies: 82
Views: 21,966
Posted By Old-Duffer

Ladies and Gentlemen, The publication of the...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The publication of the book “Inconvenient Truth” (ICT) has reopened this exceptionally divisive chapter in the air force’s history. I have now divided the matter into two...
14th Jul 2021, 08:18
Replies: 49
Views: 14,817
Posted By Old-Duffer

ExAscoteer2, You are correct, poor...

ExAscoteer2,

You are correct, poor punctuation etc on my part!
Old Duffer
12th Jul 2021, 15:59
Replies: 49
Views: 14,817
Posted By Old-Duffer

Sorry NutLoose, I didn't mean to suggest that...

Sorry NutLoose,
I didn't mean to suggest that the Jag could do buddy - buddy refuelling because the RAF ones could not. When I said 'pod' I should have been more careful. The centre line could take...
12th Jul 2021, 13:08
Replies: 49
Views: 14,817
Posted By Old-Duffer

RAF Jaguars could and did carry a centre line pod...

RAF Jaguars could and did carry a centre line pod and for GRANBY it had five hard points underneath and two on the roof. The over wing points were the subject of a UOR and required the most careful...
12th Jul 2021, 05:32
Replies: 49
Views: 14,817
Posted By Old-Duffer

The Jaguar, in its early days, only became...

The Jaguar, in its early days, only became airborne because of the curvature of the earth.

OldDuffer
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