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20th May 2019, 11:08
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Posted By Tiger_mate

PM sent and message padded out to 10+...

PM sent

and message padded out to 10+ letters for compliance
23rd Jan 2019, 17:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tiger_mate

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x529/c130a_d8568fbee4b8ca2de5277e6db99e92857ccff989.jpg
RAF C130 artwork - Glen Coe - Scotland depicted.
23rd Jan 2019, 10:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,082
Posted By Tiger_mate

The painting is lacking in artistic skill (in...

The painting is lacking in artistic skill (in fact quite amateur in nature) and therefore could have been completed by anybody within any timeframe. I am assuming it to be watercolour and if the...
19th Jan 2019, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tiger_mate

Late seventies - Joint Maritime Ex in support of...

Late seventies - Joint Maritime Ex in support of 100 Sqn Canberras. (From Marham)

RAF Wyton (Home base) - Huntingdon (MT) - Inverness (Rail) - Overnight Inverness Station Hotel - Inverness to...
8th Oct 2018, 17:26
Replies: 67
Views: 18,101
Posted By Tiger_mate

I watched the two Bulldogs come to grief on...

I watched the two Bulldogs come to grief on Southport beach whilst travelling as a car passenger along the coast road. I assumed them to be large remote control models and stated that "Someone has...
2nd May 2018, 07:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tiger_mate

Manchester Aviation Art Society - North West UK...

Manchester Aviation Art Society - North West UK (http://www.mavas.freeola.org/index.html)
25th Apr 2018, 08:24
Replies: 13
Views: 2,724
Posted By Tiger_mate

Thank you. I know that the RAF Regt were issued...

Thank you. I know that the RAF Regt were issued blue berets during wartime and so it would appear that this extended to the glider pilots. This thread is rapidly becoming testament to the small...
24th Apr 2018, 18:26
Replies: 13
Views: 2,724
Posted By Tiger_mate

I very much appreciate the answers thank you. I...

I very much appreciate the answers thank you. I maybe wrong - but I believe that glider pilots wore ‘Army’ battledress inclusive of Khaki berets. The info regarding hangar camouflage is entirely...
11th Apr 2018, 20:08
Replies: 13
Views: 2,724
Posted By Tiger_mate

I have read that berets were issued to RAF Regt...

I have read that berets were issued to RAF Regt in 1943 and other trades in 53 but it may easily have been 52 knowing my braincells. The stereotypical wartime forage (chiphat) cap was the order of...
11th Apr 2018, 10:09
Replies: 13
Views: 2,724
Posted By Tiger_mate

Wartime (WWII) RAF airfield research:-

In the hope that there are a few WWII RAF veterans gracing these pages. I write in the hope of acquiring important (to me) information before such memories are lost forever. It concerns what...
19th Dec 2017, 08:01
Replies: 37
Views: 9,112
Posted By Tiger_mate

With the costs of P8 and F35 being challenged and...

With the costs of P8 and F35 being challenged and the RAF being publicly accused of a lack of transparency regarding F35 costs; does anyone really believe that the RAF can respond to such criticism...
16th Nov 2017, 20:33
Replies: 287
Views: 83,116
Posted By Tiger_mate

AvgasDinosaur Yes Thankyou, I appreciate...

AvgasDinosaur

Yes
Thankyou, I appreciate the comment.
Yes
AeroArtist (http://www.aeroartist.com/hastings.htm)
14th Nov 2017, 12:12
Replies: 287
Views: 83,116
Posted By Tiger_mate

An oil painting of a Hastings at RAF Nicosia in...

An oil painting of a Hastings at RAF Nicosia in the early sixties:

http://home.btconnect.com/aeroartist/hastings.jpg

Preserving Aviation Heritage through Art.
5th Oct 2017, 20:30
Replies: 44
Views: 7,215
Posted By Tiger_mate

Helicopters: 1970's. Decca moving map -...

Helicopters:

1970's.
Decca moving map - very dodgy but works for supertankers.

1980's.
TANS (Tactical Air Navigation System) used Dopplar cross refer TANS to a radio beacon and update 'FIX'...
23rd Sep 2017, 07:11
Replies: 21
Views: 5,837
Posted By Tiger_mate

Ever since attending a presentation by David...

Ever since attending a presentation by David Shepherd at RAF Gutersloh - Germany in 1979, have I strove to emulate him as an artist. My basic palette is the very palette that David himself used...
15th Sep 2017, 13:14
Replies: 26
Views: 7,807
Posted By Tiger_mate

Vampire XD382 pole mounted now on its wheels at...

Vampire XD382 pole mounted now on its wheels at East Midlands Aeropark.
CFS Skeeter (silver & dayglo) now repainted as an Army machine at North East Air Museum.
2FTS Whirlwind XP351 - now at...
11th Sep 2017, 20:08
Replies: 26
Views: 7,807
Posted By Tiger_mate

Thanks India Four Two. Very much appreciated. ...

Thanks India Four Two. Very much appreciated.
For a number of years now I have had that very photograph in high(er) resolution thanks to SHY Stn Photog. I estimate it to be 1952 and the arrival...
2nd Sep 2017, 06:11
Replies: 26
Views: 7,807
Posted By Tiger_mate

Regarding fleet letters and their purpose in...

Regarding fleet letters and their purpose in life.

I was aircrew on the SH Force and the registration being painted in small letters on green rendered it virtually invisible at any distance. You...
31st May 2017, 07:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tiger_mate

RAF SAR Sea King

http://home.btconnect.com/aeroartist/Pprune.jpg

A few months ago I posted an image of an oil painting of a Hastings at Nicosia that I had created; and the nostalgia that followed in that thread...
30th May 2017, 20:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By Tiger_mate

Thank you for the comments. Back in March; I...

Thank you for the comments. Back in March; I climbed or rather walked up Snowdon on a day that epitomised a classic 'Rescue waiting to happen' day. There was no telephone signal and I literally...
30th May 2017, 17:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By Tiger_mate

Aviation Heritage in Art - Sea King

A few months ago I asked for advice regarding differences in Sea King versions (Mk 3 v 3a)in order that I could create a work of art to preserve the heritage of the UK SAR Force.

I am glad to say...
20th May 2017, 23:03
Replies: 50
Views: 13,941
Posted By Tiger_mate

Mr Brown My understanding is that ATC have a...

Mr Brown

My understanding is that ATC have a fast track to substantial Sgt upon passing the ATC Course and NCAITC. In summary; they followed the same training pipeline as NCA to a ground trade.
19th May 2017, 20:14
Replies: 50
Views: 13,941
Posted By Tiger_mate

No they were not - they were WSO or Weapons...

No they were not - they were WSO or Weapons System Officer.

WSOp is Weapons System Operator = MACr/SNCO.
19th May 2017, 11:37
Replies: 50
Views: 13,941
Posted By Tiger_mate

I did a tour teaching AAITC as a secondary job. ...

I did a tour teaching AAITC as a secondary job. Those students over the age of 25 struggled mentally and physically compared to the young thrusters. That there is any debate with regards to...
11th May 2017, 12:33
Replies: 74
Views: 17,252
Posted By Tiger_mate

The trick cyclists believe that the worst thing...

The trick cyclists believe that the worst thing you can rob someone of is a sense of time - hence one of the first questions in debrief post ex is "What time do you think it is". Dislocation of...
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