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30th Sep 2022, 16:48
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Posted By Diff Tail Shim

He was CO of 903EAW out in Basrah. Group Captain...

He was CO of 903EAW out in Basrah. Group Captain post you will find that was. I know as I was out there when he was.
26th Sep 2022, 20:41
Replies: 176
Views: 31,866
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Navy still wear Puttes. As seen last Monday.

Navy still wear Puttes. As seen last Monday.
26th Sep 2022, 19:28
Replies: 289
Views: 73,346
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

I was chatting to an old mate whom has just left...

I was chatting to an old mate whom has just left the service having reached quite high up the grape vine. He was very clear on the clangers the CAS had made and the ramifications as he saw due to...
23rd Sep 2022, 16:30
Replies: 118
Views: 23,244
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

I bet they did. Get the howl and the nose up. We...

I bet they did. Get the howl and the nose up. We do with XX741. But have more reliable speed sensing equipment in use. Our first test runs were 100 knots that was 125 first time. XX741 would have...
23rd Sep 2022, 16:13
Replies: 118
Views: 23,244
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Let us see how gash they were? Lots of mates with...

Let us see how gash they were? Lots of mates with diggers that one would struggle to get from a hire company next day. No wonder they got it out so quickly.
20th Sep 2022, 17:34
Replies: 118
Views: 21,655
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

I think not. I have campaign medals and been shot...

I think not. I have campaign medals and been shot at, but am no longer in the service so cannot wear a uniform. Loads of people in the armed services have seen meaningful service in hot op areas...
17th Sep 2022, 20:54
Replies: 118
Views: 23,244
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

They got it out with kit borrowed from VTTS (tow...

They got it out with kit borrowed from VTTS (tow bridal) a firm with diggers and other companies with the vehicles and hardware to do an off runway recovery. And a lot of hard work. They admit that...
17th Sep 2022, 10:01
Replies: 118
Views: 23,244
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

​​​​​​The TBAG Buccaneers and the BCWM Jaguar...

​​​​​​The TBAG Buccaneers and the BCWM Jaguar always use first reference for speed from a GPS Speedo on a mobile phone. They also have worked out from the ODM the info for conditions of the day and...
13th Sep 2022, 22:10
Replies: 63
Views: 16,887
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

I think I will ask a mate of mine that is an AGE...

I think I will ask a mate of mine that is an AGE on the A400M if the airframe is a bag of nails before reading the shite on here. He is highly experienced on many types. I will ask him and reply back...
13th Sep 2022, 21:27
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

It may have been the same airframe I was taking...

It may have been the same airframe I was taking the crew of to the met of 903EAW when Baz Barwood died. She has seen action with loads of repat flights. Her crew did their duty.
13th Sep 2022, 18:38
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Well done to 99 Sqn, 63 Sqn RAF Regiment and the...

Well done to 99 Sqn, 63 Sqn RAF Regiment and the Staff of RAF Northolt on their duties carried out today.
13th Sep 2022, 16:12
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

On the cargo ramps 201 - 207. Seeing the office...

On the cargo ramps 201 - 207. Seeing the office in the terminal I worked at opposite stand 20 until February.
12th Sep 2022, 22:33
Replies: 10,160
Views: 8,124,776
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

NATO is post end game. Will not be involved...

NATO is post end game. Will not be involved formally until it is. Sweden and Finland members yet? I have heard nothing that has been declared as such?
12th Sep 2022, 21:34
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Joint Air Publication is still that colour?

Joint Air Publication is still that colour?
12th Sep 2022, 19:56
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

I wonder if the King will allow the QCS name to...

I wonder if the King will allow the QCS name to remain? He has already with the privy council accession vows confirmed that the changes will happen at a correct and appropriate timescale. It isn't...
12th Sep 2022, 19:41
Replies: 21
Views: 3,972
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Seen the new Prince of Wales fly on aircraft...

Seen the new Prince of Wales fly on aircraft serviced by myself a couple of hours before. Wished I had known beforehand, the aircraft would have got an emergency wash. Alas, there is things like...
12th Sep 2022, 19:16
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

EDI will be closed to all traffic bar the RAF at...

EDI will be closed to all traffic bar the RAF at 1800 and before.. Was more a metaphorical statement than literal one.
12th Sep 2022, 18:06
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Well watch the schedules change for tomorrow as...

Well watch the schedules change for tomorrow as they will to avoid affecting the passage of HM from EDI.
12th Sep 2022, 16:11
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Sure the mathematics has been checked out against...

Sure the mathematics has been checked out against performance figures.
12th Sep 2022, 16:10
Replies: 87
Views: 20,297
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

There is a massive change in the flying schedules...

There is a massive change in the flying schedules of every operator into and out of EDI tomorrow as well to ensure HMs last flight is not disrupted in any way shape or form. Any military aircraft...
11th Sep 2022, 17:49
Replies: 289
Views: 73,346
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

When a 2 Star mentions such in a room of people,...

When a 2 Star mentions such in a room of people, I was so far down the food chain to confirm his facts or not. I would wager the politicians rubber stamp the suggestions for all Chief's for the star...
5th Sep 2022, 00:25
Replies: 101
Views: 19,243
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Ideas from those that never tried hard at school....

Ideas from those that never tried hard at school. That is being diplomatic. Never watched Threads I bet as they were in the NAFFI getting hammered.
3rd Sep 2022, 23:29
Replies: 20
Views: 10,267
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

I did see the wirestrike aircraft as was meant to...

I did see the wirestrike aircraft as was meant to be on the Cat 3 team from 431 that came up to Gutesloh to reskin the airframe as it had huge gashes on one side. I also saw the Hanover hull on its...
2nd Sep 2022, 19:56
Replies: 7
Views: 3,239
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Certainly a recent topic of conversation. ...

Certainly a recent topic of conversation.
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2nd Sep 2022, 19:53
Replies: 7
Views: 3,239
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

The one I want to see is the "Rings on his...

The one I want to see is the "Rings on his fingers, bells on his toes, he will bring disaster wherever he goes!" Looked like on of my JTs at the time that liked his bling.

I will agree with this...
1st Sep 2022, 21:35
Replies: 159
Views: 44,736
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

The 151 was badly fodded as well.

The 151 was badly fodded as well.
29th Aug 2022, 13:45
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Indeed because most people that joined the Air...

Indeed because most people that joined the Air Force didn't try that hard at school and certainly didn't take in History. Loss of freedom of movement of Britions.
29th Aug 2022, 09:29
Replies: 159
Views: 44,736
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Indeed, lost an eye. That was a windscreen strike...

Indeed, lost an eye. That was a windscreen strike I believe.
28th Aug 2022, 22:03
Replies: 101
Views: 19,243
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Most Civvy airfields are WWII RAF airfields using...

Most Civvy airfields are WWII RAF airfields using the same runways!
26th Aug 2022, 20:50
Replies: 289
Views: 73,346
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Defence of the United Kingdom and it's interests....

Defence of the United Kingdom and it's interests. The former is most important. Fighting countries that are way bigger and stronger than us is a sign of lunacy without a clear and present danger to...
26th Aug 2022, 17:44
Replies: 289
Views: 73,346
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

A survey site that is not the ONS. Anything the...

A survey site that is not the ONS. Anything the Fail prints is at best dubious.
25th Aug 2022, 23:41
Replies: 27
Views: 5,832
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Only the experimental X FAA permit keeps this...

Only the experimental X FAA permit keeps this going. None of the avionics is original, head down flying instruments and a non MB seat in the hole. Second test flight, they realised some system...
25th Aug 2022, 23:24
Replies: 289
Views: 73,346
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

What newspaper was that from? No British...

What newspaper was that from? No British newspaper can be trusted to tell the truth. ONS figures are the only true ones. Stuff what the Sir Squire from the Shire says. Or a survey.
25th Aug 2022, 22:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Alas the country is corrupt. Until merit and...

Alas the country is corrupt. Until merit and competence takes control over grace and favour. Screwed. It is not the will of. it is the choice of.
25th Aug 2022, 22:09
Replies: 159
Views: 44,736
Posted By Diff Tail Shim

Actually I disagree on the dams. Cheshire was...

Actually I disagree on the dams. Cheshire was continuously for almost a year changing and defining the operational characteristics of precision bombing. Maybe with Cheshire in charge, the first two...
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