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24th May 2021, 17:36
Replies: 43
Views: 11,352

LB, I recall the Met Office as being...

LB,

I recall the Met Office as being collocated in the Tower - where, I can't remember exactly now. I do remember 'Ops' being in an area off the top floor of the 'Approach Room' (in reality an...
6th May 2021, 05:42
Replies: 77
Views: 10,468

"Touchè, Pussycat!" 👍

"Touchè, Pussycat!" 👍
5th May 2021, 09:18
Replies: 77
Views: 10,468

Ah! But at least Blue Eric was 'real' - and...

Ah! But at least Blue Eric was 'real' - and worked!! (Always loved the heat dispersal method: machine a large lump of copper with lots of fins and stick it in the airflow @ 420 kts +)
5th May 2021, 07:20
Replies: 77
Views: 10,468

Not to mention the entirely unofficial 'Blue...

Not to mention the entirely unofficial 'Blue Eric'- the cobbled together ECM (?) kit shoehorned into an ADEN cannon pod for Harriers engaged on Op CORPORATE.
4th May 2021, 17:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,611

One of the ‘counter intuitive’ things to come out...

One of the ‘counter intuitive’ things to come out of WWII camouflage research was the effectiveness of the ‘Matt Black’ (R4MD??? or something like that!) overall night fighter and lower surface night...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2021, 08:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244

That's nowt! Most 'wives of' incumbents of...

That's nowt! Most 'wives of' incumbents of Officers' Messes can remember what ALL the other ladies wore to the Summer Ball from the first time they attended their first!
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2021, 21:41
Replies: 9,686
Views: 4,230,511

Albon started from the pit lane in Sep 19...

Albon started from the pit lane in Sep 19 following a major rebuild as a result of a crash the previous day and finished 5th, thereby equalling Perez's performance today. And that was in his rookie...
11th Mar 2021, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 7,060

When doing presentations on CHASTISE, I always...

When doing presentations on CHASTISE, I always sub-title the dams as: Moehne - the famous one, Sorpe - the pretty one and the Eder - the "how the hell did they do that?" one. :ooh:
6th Mar 2021, 13:30
Replies: 18
Views: 5,419

Always thought that too........ Now, what...

Always thought that too........

Now, what else was Mssrs Lockheed into at about that timeframe.........?
6th Mar 2021, 12:34
Replies: 224
Views: 54,707

Picture #1 above: That was my Quarter! ...

Picture #1 above: That was my Quarter!

Picture #2 above: Pretty much the view out of our lounge window!

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5th Feb 2021, 08:38
Replies: 17
Views: 4,127

Three (or was it 4?) Lightning F1s were located...

Three (or was it 4?) Lightning F1s were located on the southside of Leuchars in the period 1976/7 as decoys. Never occurred to anyone to move them around a bit! In the 2 years I was there they were...
21st Jan 2021, 09:38
Replies: 44
Views: 5,918

That was my reasoning and assumption too; I...

That was my reasoning and assumption too; I wanted to try to elicit from the readership a definitive answer or possibly a reference, as my research had drawn a blank thus far. However, an obscure...
20th Jan 2021, 11:44
Replies: 44
Views: 5,918

Bomber Command 'Heavy' Crewing

Here's a question I ought to know the answer to, but don't!

As a generalisation, standard Bomber Command 'heavy' crew composition (101 Sqn excepted) was:
Rear gunner
Mid/upper gunner
Radio...
5th Jan 2021, 10:12
Replies: 224
Views: 54,707

Well, whoever waxed the place and surrounding...

Well, whoever waxed the place and surrounding villages this morning at 1105 ish at 2000 ft with some 2 axis manoeuvring- DAMN WELL DONE! That woke everyone up from their first lockdown 3 lay-in!...
17th Dec 2020, 11:04
Replies: 58
Views: 19,516

Never knew the Hastings carried bombs/freight in...

Never knew the Hastings carried bombs/freight in the wing root cells! :p

(For the avoidance of doubt - the YAM Halibag replica does have Hastings wings which are not quite the same ie no wing root...
6th Dec 2020, 21:53
Replies: 224
Views: 54,707

But with 3 RLGs available (TP, DH, CF) within...

But with 3 RLGs available (TP, DH, CF) within spitting distance, with which the students would (or should!) have been intimately familiar.
3rd Dec 2020, 09:06
Replies: 189
Views: 33,869

My late-lamented uncle had business for a while...

My late-lamented uncle had business for a while with BAC and brought me a stack of marketing and engineering sales literature about the VC-10 and BAC 1-11, which as a 9 yr old I absorbed avidly. ...
28th Nov 2020, 11:39
Replies: 35
Views: 6,186

Bearing in mind that the film was highly...

Bearing in mind that the film was highly inaccurate in a lot of respects, but forms the basis of much of the Great British Public's knowledge of the operation, perhaps a proper documentary - as...
27th Nov 2020, 14:13
Replies: 35
Views: 6,186

NEW DAMS RAID DOCUMENTARY

Dan Snow presents a new documentary on the Dams Raid (Op CHASTISE) - Tuesday 1 Dec 20 at 2100, UK Channel 5.

PLEASE - no smart @rse comments on the dog's name......
14th Nov 2020, 18:37
Replies: 115
Views: 23,047

Finningley Boy: From another 'Old Timer' - have...

Finningley Boy: From another 'Old Timer' - have an uptick......... +1 :ok:

Thoroughly sick of these people and their (social) media gambits. Free speech, the right to debate (as opposed to...
11th Nov 2020, 10:35
Replies: 38
Views: 8,658

Hmmm, if you believe that - I have a bridge I...

Hmmm, if you believe that - I have a bridge I want to sell you! 'They' also said that about Yorke Bay beach ("K" on MPN11's Minefield Map) which was green on earlier issues and where many personnel...
4th Nov 2020, 16:59
Replies: 8
Views: 3,521

Ah, yes! The Facelet wasn't it? Wish I...

Ah, yes! The Facelet wasn't it?

Wish I still had a respirator - love to see the faces of people at Tesco's if you wore one of those and uttered loudly: "Haven't you heard the latest?" (in...
1st Nov 2020, 19:32
Replies: 12
Views: 5,260

Yay! :p Outstanding!!

Yay! :p Outstanding!!
1st Nov 2020, 06:15
Replies: 12
Views: 5,260

PLEASE let it be true! :}

PLEASE let it be true! :}
29th Oct 2020, 11:41
Replies: 250
Views: 57,466

I'm going to take 2 bites of the cherry here; one...

I'm going to take 2 bites of the cherry here; one really vintage one veteren:

Originally I was with Capt Radar with the Mosquito - but then reflected, 'it did have a few foibles' so I reasoned: ...
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