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9th Nov 2019, 23:21
Replies: 22
Views: 5,390
Posted By polecat2

This year there was a recognition of foreign and...

This year there was a recognition of foreign and Commonwealth allies who fought in the same battles and campaigns as British forces.

I was most impressed at the appearance at the Albert Hall of...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2019, 23:40
Replies: 92
Views: 10,948
Posted By polecat2

My late father was Polish. He had lived in the UK...

My late father was Polish. He had lived in the UK since 1940.
He was most amused by the description of a pole dancer as a semi-naked lady dancing around a pole.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2019, 23:02
Replies: 354
Views: 56,158
Posted By polecat2

The Midwich Cuckoos

Whenever I see Greta Thunberg on TV she reminds me of the alien children in John Wyndham's 1950s sci-fi classic 'The Midwich Cuckoos', later filmed as 'The Village of the Damned'.
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13th Aug 2019, 22:05
Replies: 7
Views: 3,721
Posted By polecat2

He was also well known as a Bomber Command...

He was also well known as a Bomber Command veteran, having served with 40 and 12 Sqns. Met him at Farnborough last year and he signed a copy of the Bomber Command Memorial book which I'd just bought....
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2019, 23:07
Replies: 41
Views: 3,455
Posted By polecat2

Sorry to disappoint you, but it was featured on...

Sorry to disappoint you, but it was featured on the main BBC1 News on TV tonight.
Polecat
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2019, 23:28
Replies: 108
Views: 19,273
Posted By polecat2

A Glasgow street song I remember from the 50's...

A Glasgow street song I remember from the 50's but seems curiously topical today...

"Oh you can't put your muck in our dustbin, our dustbin, our dustbin,
You can't put your muck in our dustbin,...
26th Mar 2019, 23:34
Replies: 21
Views: 6,769
Posted By polecat2

This book has a good selection of colour...

This book has a good selection of colour photographs of unofficial artwork....
11th Dec 2018, 20:55
Replies: 10
Views: 3,170
Posted By polecat2

F/O John Allman Hemingway - 85 Sqdn. Polecat

F/O John Allman Hemingway - 85 Sqdn.
Polecat
21st Oct 2018, 20:28
Replies: 32
Views: 6,918
Posted By polecat2

Beagle, Do you still have the VHS tape?...

Beagle,

Do you still have the VHS tape? There are quite a few companies who profess to do "professional standard" VHS to DVD conversion. You may have what could be one of a few surviving copies of...
20th Oct 2018, 21:06
Replies: 32
Views: 6,918
Posted By polecat2

I saw it in colour at the cinema many years ago...

I saw it in colour at the cinema many years ago and it included the Farnborough display scenes. I remember because it showed a Valiant taking off using rocket-assisted take-off.

Polecat
26th Aug 2018, 20:35
Replies: 41
Views: 7,874
Posted By polecat2

Weren't the exhaust shrouds fitted to the NI...

Weren't the exhaust shrouds fitted to the NI based Wessexes made of asbestos?
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2018, 23:59
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By polecat2

Said on BBC News 24 at 2300 tonight that only the...

Said on BBC News 24 at 2300 tonight that only the lanes in one direction were closed. Traffic was moving okay in the other direction. Didn't catch which direction was which.
15th Jul 2018, 22:31
Replies: 38
Views: 5,587
Posted By polecat2

That is called a compressor wash and should be...

That is called a compressor wash and should be done to all turbine engines after a flight in a salt laden environment, ie any cloud around the UK! To those of a certain age distilled water was used,...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2018, 22:52
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By polecat2

Flying Pigs

This one is a classic - with (nearly) aviation content...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0L5V6bdbGc
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2018, 23:14
Replies: 471
Views: 24,900
Posted By polecat2

"Gone tech" 20-odd years as an RAF techie...

"Gone tech"

20-odd years as an RAF techie and never heard it used once.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2018, 23:23
Replies: 13,174
Views: 10,547,896
Posted By polecat2

Unhappy Very true. ...

Very true.
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Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2018, 23:37
Replies: 471
Views: 24,900
Posted By polecat2

I really love my country - usually uttered by...

I really love my country - usually uttered by somebody constantly bad-mouthing it.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2018, 23:01
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By polecat2

I really love my Kindle Fire and have...

I really love my Kindle Fire and have bookcasesful of my favourite books on it but when it comes to certain types you can't beat the old printed format. I bought the Kindle version of a manual for my...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2018, 22:53
Replies: 471
Views: 24,900
Posted By polecat2

First of all, I would like to offer condolences...

First of all, I would like to offer condolences to the family...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2018, 22:24
Replies: 471
Views: 24,900
Posted By polecat2

How does it feel to be...etc...etc. Gutted. ...

How does it feel to be...etc...etc.
Gutted.
To put the record straight
It's not the money
Lessons will be learned
1st Apr 2018, 23:18
Replies: 26
Views: 4,669
Posted By polecat2

Green's Last Book

I think William Green's last work was "Aircraft of the Third Reich 1933-45 Vol.1" published by Aerospace around 2010. It is a comprehensive and impressive book covering more than just warplanes of...
18th Mar 2018, 23:59
Replies: 33
Views: 4,902
Posted By polecat2

The first V-bombers in service were in what was...

The first V-bombers in service were in what was called 'high-speed silver'. I remember reading it as a schoolboy and avid reader of RAF Flying Review during the mid 1950s. I remember from photos in...
12th Jan 2018, 22:50
Replies: 399
Views: 135,842
Posted By polecat2

FB I read the book referred to. Its author made...

FB
I read the book referred to. Its author made a contribution or two to another book, more anecdotal; 'The Call Up', he told a story about the wife of an officer who was besotted with her pet...
10th Jan 2018, 21:14
Replies: 399
Views: 135,842
Posted By polecat2

Talking about sending a new Staish to sort out an...

Talking about sending a new Staish to sort out an RAF station in Germany, the author of this book based it on his experiences as a conscript at Gutersloh.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2017, 23:41
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By polecat2

Reminds me of the trooping flights to Wildenrath...

Reminds me of the trooping flights to Wildenrath from Gatwick in the mid 60s. The total baggage allowance was 66lbs, not a lot when your complete RAF kit was factored in. There was a story going...
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