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23rd Nov 2022, 22:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By Warmtoast

From what I said a few years ago about 1950's...

From what I said a few years ago about 1950's frequencies:
12th Nov 2022, 10:32
Replies: 9
Views: 3,114
Posted By Warmtoast

70 Women Pilots in the RAF

I regularly collect Waitrose's freebie "Weekend" promotional newsletter and was intrigued by the following article which among other things states there are 70 women pilots in the RAF! Something I...
6th Nov 2022, 21:45
Replies: 105
Views: 8,707
Posted By Warmtoast

I was at 5FTS, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia between...

I was at 5FTS, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia between 1951 - 1953. Here's what the pool looked like then.
...
9th Oct 2022, 16:14
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Warmtoast

OUAQUKGF Ops Thanks for the links. Although...

OUAQUKGF Ops

Thanks for the links. Although I was in London on 8th June 1946 my family didn't take me to see the Military Parades along The Mall, however I do remember seeing the flypast (very...
8th Oct 2022, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Warmtoast

London Victory Celebrations 8th June 1946

In June 1946 I was a schoolboy who was given this card to celebrate Victory Celebrations.

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21st Aug 2022, 15:34
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By Warmtoast

I served at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill) near Gwelo...

I served at 5 FTS (RAF Thornhill) near Gwelo (Gweru) in S. Rhodesia between 1951 - 1953 and CAA (Central African Airways) DHC Beavers were regular visitors running regular feeder services in the...
13th Aug 2022, 12:03
Replies: 91
Views: 12,081
Posted By Warmtoast

When I did my AQM (ALM) course in the summer of...

When I did my AQM (ALM) course in the summer of 1959 at 242 OCU Dishforth, among the things we potential AQMs were taught was how to fill in an aircraft weight and balance trim sheet: Hastings...
26th Jul 2022, 09:51
Replies: 91
Views: 12,081
Posted By Warmtoast

I was stationed at Abingdon in 1959 and took...

I was stationed at Abingdon in 1959 and took these photos there:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x533/image1_e40bdf4fbe91ba5b11aaac58a5db6affc6084864.jpg
...
25th Jul 2022, 10:16
Replies: 76
Views: 16,043
Posted By Warmtoast

I've attended Farnborough for years from the days...

I've attended Farnborough for years from the days when if one attended in service uniform entry was free, to the last one I observed from the top of a BMW car dealers observation platform near the...
11th Jul 2022, 23:04
Replies: 76
Views: 16,043
Posted By Warmtoast

I'm in Fleet about five miles from Farnborough...

I'm in Fleet about five miles from Farnborough and was very impressed with the Black Eagles display team of the Korean Air Force which did their practice for next weeks Farnborough Air Show this...
20th Jun 2022, 12:28
Replies: 173
Views: 33,441
Posted By Warmtoast

All this talk of Princess Margaret got me...

All this talk of Princess Margaret got me rummaging in my album – why? Because whilst I was in S. Rhodesia (RAF Thornhill) in 1953 I took tea with Princess Margaret and the Queen Mum (at a distance)....
18th Jun 2022, 12:21
Replies: 173
Views: 33,441
Posted By Warmtoast

Luverly-grub on the ground is all very well, but...

Luverly-grub on the ground is all very well, but if you had to partake of a lunchbox whilst flying en-route I thought you'd be interested in what we fliers had to endure whilst travelling out east in...
18th Jun 2022, 12:09
Replies: 64
Views: 13,995
Posted By Warmtoast

There's a long article on Wiki here: British...

There's a long article on Wiki here: British European Airways Flight 548 - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_European_Airways_Flight_548)
23rd May 2022, 22:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By Warmtoast

Sorry can't help. I do know that when the RATG...

Sorry can't help. I do know that when the RATG closed down in 1953 dozens of the RAF Chipmunks on strength were shipped to Australia and sold to clubs etc.
WT
23rd May 2022, 16:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By Warmtoast

I've posted here on PPRuNe quite few photos of...

I've posted here on PPRuNe quite few photos of Chippies I photo'd in S. Rhodesia (5 FTS - RAF Thornhill) between 1951 - 1953..
Do a search for Chipmunks by me WT and you may see what you're looking...
17th May 2022, 11:33
Replies: 31
Views: 3,523
Posted By Warmtoast

A page full of RAF codewords used for operations...

A page full of RAF codewords used for operations in the Far East here: Ops - Far East_P (rafweb.org) (https://www.rafweb.org/General/Ops_FE.htm)
15th May 2022, 11:20
Replies: 35
Views: 8,285
Posted By Warmtoast

Hunter Tower Bridge fly-through. Flt. Lt. Alan...

Hunter Tower Bridge fly-through.
Flt. Lt. Alan Richard Pollock the pilot of the Hunter that flew through Tower Bridge in April 1968 wrote an article " Why I Flew my Hunter Through Tower Bridge - 5th...
14th May 2022, 12:41
Replies: 1
Views: 1,429
Posted By Warmtoast

Indulgence Flights to USA in 1960

I'm preparing a piece for PPRuNe about a trip I made to the West Coast of the USA and back in 1960, indulgence flights both ways. However, for parts of the trip (New York to Washington and Los Angles...
25th Apr 2022, 22:26
Replies: 92
Views: 9,279
Posted By Warmtoast

Re Tiger Moths: Like here at RAF Thornhill, S....

Re Tiger Moths: Like here at RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia in 1951.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x362/thornhill_tiger_moth_3_a37eff45ebe9ef86242093a992c661606b6e29ea.jpg
25th Apr 2022, 22:16
Replies: 92
Views: 9,279
Posted By Warmtoast

You mean this one: ...

You mean this one:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/699x983/nz5909_with_sgt_henry_moon_befc0f70b50ebb1382d5fb99f64d92c6ceda94a6.jpg
NZ5909 with Sgt Henry Moon...
25th Apr 2022, 12:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,405
Posted By Warmtoast

Engine icing flameouts were common when I was...

Engine icing flameouts were common when I was with 99 Sqn in the early 1960's.
I posted here on PPRuNe some photos I took when we flew out to Entebbe with replacement engines for a Brit that...
25th Apr 2022, 11:02
Replies: 92
Views: 9,279
Posted By Warmtoast

Wouldn't have been this one, too late I suppose! ...

Wouldn't have been this one, too late I suppose!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/983x573/nz5906_5987d23d2ba861da36250e48694b5473ef378c48.jpg
NZ 5906 at Gan
23rd Apr 2022, 22:05
Replies: 92
Views: 9,279
Posted By Warmtoast

Further to the losses reported in my post # 55...

Further to the losses reported in my post # 55 above. It was discussed in detail seventeen years ago on PPRuNe here: https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/70987-meteor-accident-statistics-5.html....
23rd Apr 2022, 12:32
Replies: 92
Views: 9,279
Posted By Warmtoast

Key Aero records the following for RAF aircraft...

Key Aero records the following for RAF aircraft losses in 1952. From the heading these figures came from somewhere here on PPRuNe;
22nd Apr 2022, 11:38
Replies: 92
Views: 9,279
Posted By Warmtoast

I have two "Flight" magazine reports of this...

I have two "Flight" magazine reports of this occasion, both are very informative.
1. 10th July 1953 with programme (7-pages long).
2. 24th July 1953. Report of the Review (10-pages long).
Sadly...
20th Apr 2022, 22:24
Replies: 92
Views: 9,279
Posted By Warmtoast

FWIW Composition of the Odiham Coronation Review...

FWIW Composition of the Odiham Coronation Review flypast.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/799x574/image_3842430f135e9b9aa4c74c135968b92477ad1160.png
9th Apr 2022, 11:30
Replies: 3,498
Views: 475,886
Posted By Warmtoast

My apologies if I'm wrong too. FWIW way back...

My apologies if I'm wrong too.

FWIW way back in 2017 I posted some other fantasy aircraft for the benefit of the late lamented Danny42C.
My post can be seen here on PPRuNe:...
8th Apr 2022, 20:32
Replies: 3,498
Views: 475,886
Posted By Warmtoast

NutLoose is right, so open house.

NutLoose is right, so open house.
8th Apr 2022, 14:16
Replies: 3,498
Views: 475,886
Posted By Warmtoast

No. Not a Bloch MB design.

No. Not a Bloch MB design.
8th Apr 2022, 11:31
Replies: 3,498
Views: 475,886
Posted By Warmtoast

As it's Open House try this one for size. ...

As it's Open House try this one for size.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x763/image1_f8a5a1f5539f021a047659fb3180390cea98a3f2.jpg
22nd Feb 2022, 16:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,804
Posted By Warmtoast

Found another one. Sir Alan Cobham, Plaque...

Found another one.
Sir Alan Cobham,
Plaque address: 78 Denman Road, Peckham, London, SW15 5NR
Notability: Aviator and pioneer of in-flight refuelling
Date of birth: 1894 Date of death: 1973
Year...
20th Feb 2022, 21:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,804
Posted By Warmtoast

Blue Plaques Commemorating Aviation Pioneers

Travelling along Alexandra Road near the junction of Lynchford Road in Farnborough North Camp I was intrigued by this blue plaque installed on the front of a house by the Farnborough Society...
14th Feb 2022, 11:43
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Warmtoast

On 1st June 1943 the actor Leslie Howard was...

On 1st June 1943 the actor Leslie Howard was aboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/BOAC Flight 777, "G-AGBB" a Douglas DC-3 flying from Lisbon to Bristol, when it was shot down by Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88...
13th Feb 2022, 21:57
Replies: 48
Views: 17,137
Posted By Warmtoast

Hi Leahoe Our paths must have crossed whilst at...

Hi Leahoe
Our paths must have crossed whilst at Silverstead as according to my record of service I was posted from there to Bovingdon in 1956, but have no recollection of who you were - sorry!
I...
13th Feb 2022, 16:46
Replies: 24
Views: 4,389
Posted By Warmtoast

FWIW Here's picture of three Kings with wings...

FWIW Here's picture of three Kings with wings (two earned, one for show).

https://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/thawes/ThreeKingsandWings.jpg
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