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12th May 2022, 09:29
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By threeputt

Not a pilot, Barney was a Navigator Plotter on...

Not a pilot, Barney was a Navigator Plotter on Vulcan B2s, thence he did indeed spend a tour in Offutt AFB with Adrian Sumner.
Jerry
9th May 2022, 09:10
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By threeputt

Hello Kev, sorry I have only just looked again at...

Hello Kev, sorry I have only just looked again at this feed. Was it as long ago as that?
Jerry
27th Apr 2022, 16:30
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By threeputt

Sad news I am afraid, I was recently contacted by...

Sad news I am afraid, I was recently contacted by his daughters Stephanie and Katharine, Barny passed on in mid March I believe. He was in hospital for a minor op but never recovered. Sad loss, what...
6th Jul 2021, 10:59
Replies: 62
Views: 10,506
Posted By threeputt

OD it was Danny Gourd.

OD it was Danny Gourd.
10th Feb 2021, 08:46
Replies: 186
Views: 38,121
Posted By threeputt

2nd July 1987: Aim 9G-Tornado GR1 ZD 790. ...

2nd July 1987: Aim 9G-Tornado GR1 ZD 790.

Threeputt :ok:
1st Feb 2021, 09:29
Replies: 226
Views: 67,575
Posted By threeputt

Idle stop John Cocks was my Brother-in Law. He...

Idle stop
John Cocks was my Brother-in Law. He left the RAF, not having pursed a career. He worked in the Middle East for some time and latterly ran a small hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, he passed...
29th Jan 2021, 10:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,913
Posted By threeputt

Fonsini I think you will find that it was John...

Fonsini
I think you will find that it was John Peters with the contact lenses.
Threeputt
:ok:
18th Nov 2020, 11:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,452
Posted By threeputt

Grrr My British Warm conversion went the way of a...

My British Warm conversion went the way of a light-fingered scrote from the Officers Mess cloak room at Finningley.
17th Sep 2020, 10:40
Replies: 12
Views: 4,686
Posted By threeputt

Ewan Yes I am afraid.

Ewan
Yes I am afraid.
17th Sep 2020, 09:07
Replies: 12
Views: 4,686
Posted By threeputt

Wg Cdr David Herriot RIP

I am very sad to report that Dave passed away yesterday. He died in his sleep, at home, with his family and was not in any pain. A really decent bloke who will be greatly missed by all who shared the...
28th Aug 2020, 08:03
Replies: 20
Views: 4,868
Posted By threeputt

As we flew with the big underwing tanks on, the...

As we flew with the big underwing tanks on, the wing sweep was limited to 63deg.
3P :ok:
8th Jun 2020, 09:28
Replies: 25
Views: 5,339
Posted By threeputt

My father graduated, as a pilot, from USNATC...

My father graduated, as a pilot, from USNATC Pensacola (Squadron 8A) on 11th Oct 1944. During his time there he flew the PBY2, 5 and 5B. In all he accumulated 45:25hrs including one operational...
8th Jun 2020, 09:12
Replies: 16
Views: 5,100
Posted By threeputt

Haraka, Vulcans, Buccaneers then Tornado and...

Haraka,
Vulcans, Buccaneers then Tornado and also CO Northolt.
3P
7th Mar 2019, 14:13
Replies: 16
Views: 5,383
Posted By threeputt

Flew only the once with Dion and his crew, when I...

Flew only the once with Dion and his crew, when I screened his Nav Rad (A* M**he**y), on 25th June 1978 aboard XL 388, during their Convex 11 (that was a practice bombing sortie for you non V-Force...
19th Feb 2019, 07:59
Replies: 24
Views: 5,804
Posted By threeputt

It was argued by MOD that it was in fact a...

It was argued by MOD that it was in fact a Recruiting and Retention bonus/payment/allowance. However, in QR's it was always titled Flying Pay so there!
3P:ok:
15th Feb 2019, 08:51
Replies: 119
Views: 70,576
Posted By threeputt

I definitely don't remember a safety pin on my...

I definitely don't remember a safety pin on my seat cushion during my two Nav Rad tours on the beast. However, there was the story of a crew "dealing" with their captain who decided it would be a...
19th Dec 2018, 14:28
Replies: 40
Views: 9,100
Posted By threeputt

I was an ex-Vulcan Nav Radar who transitioned...

I was an ex-Vulcan Nav Radar who transitioned onto Tornado and know of quite a few Vulcan pilots who also made the jump across.
3P:ok:
31st May 2018, 18:59
Replies: 54
Views: 13,597
Posted By threeputt

Thumbs up One for me please. JG

One for me please.
JG
13th Mar 2018, 13:27
Replies: 50
Views: 15,221
Posted By threeputt

Brakedwell Yes Fg Off at the time! Eventually...

Brakedwell
Yes Fg Off at the time! Eventually became an A1QFI(FW) and A1QHI(RW), which I doubt many other pilots ever achieved. Retired as a Flt Lt then went on to fly civilian RW, mainly on Jet...
12th Mar 2018, 13:36
Replies: 50
Views: 15,221
Posted By threeputt

My late Father-in-Law, Flt Lt Geoff Cocks, was a...

My late Father-in-Law, Flt Lt Geoff Cocks, was a QFI at Swinderby in the mid 50's.
3P
8th Aug 2017, 11:59
Replies: 87
Views: 24,032
Posted By threeputt

Air Traffic Controller to Nav (Vulcan and Tornado...

Air Traffic Controller to Nav (Vulcan and Tornado GR1).

3p
9th May 2017, 09:54
Replies: 75
Views: 19,918
Posted By threeputt

Where's the GMR? Never had a NHC with that many...

Where's the GMR? Never had a NHC with that many buttons on a real Tornado so it must be from an F3!

3P
24th Apr 2017, 11:56
Replies: 58
Views: 11,494
Posted By threeputt

If you count the green-suiters it comes to 15 so...

If you count the green-suiters it comes to 15 so maybe 3 crews? Definitely Ray Leach.

3P:ok:
18th Apr 2017, 12:59
Replies: 116
Views: 33,827
Posted By threeputt

MPN 11 see PM's 3P

MPN 11 see PM's

3P
17th Apr 2017, 18:31
Replies: 116
Views: 33,827
Posted By threeputt

In another era and whilst a young Plt Off ATC...

In another era and whilst a young Plt Off ATC type at Lyneham back in 1970 ish. I was on duty, in local, one Saturday afternoon (very quiet shift) when I had a call from either Crash 1 or the caravan...
17th Apr 2017, 18:20
Replies: 116
Views: 33,827
Posted By threeputt

You might also remember that our "Goldstar" hero...

You might also remember that our "Goldstar" hero took the opposite end barrier whilst trying to do another RHAG engagement to the opposite runway! D*** D*****!

3P
14th Jan 2017, 21:30
Replies: 23
Views: 7,576
Posted By threeputt

"Stop Start" My parents lived in #22 also!...

"Stop Start"

My parents lived in #22 also! 71-73ish.

3P
22nd Sep 2016, 13:41
Replies: 172
Views: 46,608
Posted By threeputt

MPN11 4335791J 3P

MPN11

4335791J

3P
6th Sep 2016, 20:33
Replies: 86
Views: 36,540
Posted By threeputt

That's the one with the TSR2 in it (the listed...

That's the one with the TSR2 in it (the listed hangar at Henlow that is).

3P
24th Jun 2016, 16:12
Replies: 243
Views: 65,159
Posted By threeputt

There is only one person on this unit that drinks...

There is only one person on this unit that drinks more than this officer...his wife!

If this man had a brain he would be dangerous!

If this man had another brain it would be lonely!
...
3rd May 2016, 12:31
Replies: 11
Views: 4,805
Posted By threeputt

Flew in it, for air experience of the visual...

Flew in it, for air experience of the visual circuit, when I was learning to be an Air Trafficker in '68 at Shawbury.

3P:ok:
13th Apr 2016, 14:09
Replies: 4
Views: 4,271
Posted By threeputt

Headless is on Facebook. 3p

Headless is on Facebook.

3p
4th Apr 2016, 19:04
Replies: 68
Views: 35,197
Posted By threeputt

About a month ago I saw a pair of V-22 operating...

About a month ago I saw a pair of V-22 operating in and around Wiltshire, in company with 2 x Chinook and 2 x Apache.
3P
17th Mar 2016, 13:41
Replies: 47
Views: 10,422
Posted By threeputt

TTN you may or may not know? but, the Hastings...

TTN you may or may not know? but, the Hastings flight at Lindholme was unofficially known as 1066 Sqn.

Mr B it was, of course "Jacko" Jackson!

3P
22nd Oct 2015, 17:16
Replies: 121
Views: 25,778
Posted By threeputt

UK TACEVAL's

Mr MetO, no they were planned and run by the UK TACEVAL team based at HQ STC.

3P:ok:
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