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13th Jan 2020, 15:34
Replies: 99
Views: 37,232
Posted By Wander00

Mike Brooke is still around, had electronic...

Mike Brooke is still around, had electronic correspondence with him only a few days ago
13th Jan 2020, 15:24
Replies: 12
Views: 4,105
Posted By Wander00

I recall Sir Michael coming to Wyton the morning...

I recall Sir Michael coming to Wyton the morning after the Canberra crash in 1001, that killed Reg McKendrick and the crew with him. The despite being ashen faced, he could not have given more...
7th Jan 2020, 08:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,179
Posted By Wander00

I well remember that film, and the short term...

I well remember that film, and the short term casualties it produced. Could reduce the number of people that started watching it by up to 50%
28th Dec 2019, 11:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By Wander00

Dave - many thanks, obviously not as bad a memory...

Dave - many thanks, obviously not as bad a memory as I thought. Really enjoying your book. Just gone back to re-read the Gnat bit, I was on 22 Course. Some of those that joined you at Chivenor were...
27th Dec 2019, 13:47
Replies: 46
Views: 20,598
Posted By Wander00

Aah, Bisto But did I notice one error in the...

Aah, Bisto

But did I notice one error in the commentary - the Harrier the first British aircraft sold to the US since WW1 - surely not, what about the Canberra?
27th Dec 2019, 13:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By Wander00

Dancing the Skies

Bought this book by David Roome for Christmas, and having started reading (I an at the Valley/Gnat chapter so silly grin time) I am confused. I thought it was going to be by a guy I recall as "D C...
24th Dec 2019, 13:20
Replies: 6,043
Views: 328,688
Posted By Wander00

You hold the right one and I will grip the one on...

You hold the right one and I will grip the one on the left, then we will have his attention
11th Dec 2019, 14:00
Replies: 77
Views: 21,157
Posted By Wander00

I forget who supplied them, but my new shoes and...

I forget who supplied them, but my new shoes and gloves purchased when I rejoined in 1980 still come on 8 May and 11 November each year (in France VE Day is a public holiday, as is 11 Nov)
11th Dec 2019, 13:57
Replies: 33
Views: 13,103
Posted By Wander00

But could you still sweat afterwards.... ...

But could you still sweat afterwards....

Seriously though, huge respect to those who have been in challenging circumstances, been scared, and prepared to admit it. My hat is doffed
10th Dec 2019, 09:19
Replies: 35
Views: 9,636
Posted By Wander00

I bought some ex MQ bits at a sale in Horncastle...

I bought some ex MQ bits at a sale in Horncastle in the early 80s, I still use the carving fork and the steel (knife sharpener)
6th Dec 2019, 15:44
Replies: 113
Views: 36,654
Posted By Wander00

Just adding my humble adulation

Just adding my humble adulation
6th Dec 2019, 15:43
Replies: 23
Views: 4,751
Posted By Wander00

The Mosquito makes the Canberra appear positively...

The Mosquito makes the Canberra appear positively benign in the EFATO case, but sadly many found it not to be so
6th Dec 2019, 15:38
Replies: 97
Views: 41,565
Posted By Wander00

I did once fly a Canberra into Wroughton, 66/67...

I did once fly a Canberra into Wroughton, 66/67 time. WD935,, still in black and grey and the 6th B2 buit. ISTR it was a couple of thousand pounds heavier than a standard B2, having been beefed up as...
4th Dec 2019, 15:08
Replies: 97
Views: 41,565
Posted By Wander00

I made a comment about this debacle in a letter...

I made a comment about this debacle in a letter to Flypast. Robert Pleming responded that the Air Heritage Working Group are on the case
30th Nov 2019, 11:49
Replies: 23
Views: 7,183
Posted By Wander00

Aah, I wrote the Op Order and Admin Instruction...

Aah, I wrote the Op Order and Admin Instruction for the move of Watton assets to Cottesmore, the swansong to my first RAF career
29th Nov 2019, 08:40
Replies: 23
Views: 7,183
Posted By Wander00

Dougie - 115 at Watton or Cottesmore?

Dougie - 115 at Watton or Cottesmore?
27th Nov 2019, 19:15
Replies: 113
Views: 36,654
Posted By Wander00

Not too good in this part of France either

Not too good in this part of France either
27th Nov 2019, 19:06
Replies: 23
Views: 7,183
Posted By Wander00

Well I recall Signals Command becoming 90...

Well I recall Signals Command becoming 90 (Signals) Group because I commanded the Guard of Honour at RAF Watton for CinC Strike's first visit, and the first grinning face out of the CinC's aircraft...
26th Nov 2019, 08:55
Replies: 58,040
Views: 8,656,816
Posted By Wander00

Labour's new nationalisation plan runs out of cash

Labour's new nationalisation plan runs out of cash
26th Nov 2019, 08:51
Replies: 61
Views: 14,438
Posted By Wander00

A guy I knew won a DFC for a Catalina flight...

A guy I knew won a DFC for a Catalina flight Sullom Voe to Spitzbergen and back, 23.5 hrs ISTR. Later got a bar for sinking an Italian submarine in the Med
22nd Nov 2019, 14:38
Replies: 97
Views: 41,565
Posted By Wander00

Methinks that Mr Moore has forgotten who pays his...

Methinks that Mr Moore has forgotten who pays his probably not inconsiderable salary
21st Nov 2019, 07:44
Replies: 61
Views: 14,438
Posted By Wander00

Aah, another fine chap

Aah, another fine chap
19th Nov 2019, 17:27
Replies: 61
Views: 14,438
Posted By Wander00

UJ, sorry we (presumably) did not meet. What I...

UJ, sorry we (presumably) did not meet. What I wrote was intened as a compliment to the guy concerned, he was a very good egg indeed
19th Nov 2019, 17:25
Replies: 42
Views: 15,375
Posted By Wander00

How can 69% believe him, because they believe the...

How can 69% believe him, because they believe the sh1t that Johnson and Corbyn spew out, ans some also read the Daily Wail
17th Nov 2019, 13:04
Replies: 61
Views: 14,438
Posted By Wander00

My OC Admin at Watton mid 60s was a chap called...

My OC Admin at Watton mid 60s was a chap called Peter Moon. He had been involved with Sunderlands during the war, and received some sort of commendation for saving a moored aircraft when on storm...
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