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18th Jun 2022, 21:35
Replies: 173
Views: 31,831
Posted By rolling20

Now I come to think of it we never saw that RM...

Now I come to think of it we never saw that RM Major or his two companions again......
18th Jun 2022, 12:29
Replies: 173
Views: 31,831
Posted By rolling20

Sorry to hear that Shy. I can assure you none of...

Sorry to hear that Shy. I can assure you none of our microwaved steak customers got food poisoning, well none that we heard of :)
16th Jun 2022, 21:24
Replies: 173
Views: 31,831
Posted By rolling20

Remember Aberporth? They must have got extra...

Remember Aberporth?
They must have got extra rations in when we showed up for the weekend!
16th Jun 2022, 12:10
Replies: 173
Views: 31,831
Posted By rolling20

Steak was one of the things we cadets would...

Steak was one of the things we cadets would pilfer ( I am ashamed to say) from the OM kitchen for a late night nibble.
We used to chuck into the microwave,which were fairly new then, 5 mins and it...
16th Jun 2022, 11:17
Replies: 173
Views: 31,831
Posted By rolling20

Ah Beagle, I seem to remember @ St Athan as a...

Ah Beagle, I seem to remember @ St Athan as a UWAS cadet that lunch was a waitress affair and orders taken by them most meticulously.
I can remember going to Locking once and eating in the airmens...
1st Jun 2022, 14:32
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By rolling20

This aircraft was in fact on route to the UK,...

This aircraft was in fact on route to the UK, possibly to Tempsford.
It had originally come from Cairo.
All the early marks of Halifax suffered from rudder overbalance and if they stalled after...
31st May 2022, 11:15
Replies: 33
Views: 23,531
Posted By rolling20

Ah the SWO. Once as a UAS cadet I was in an...

Ah the SWO.
Once as a UAS cadet I was in an APO's twenty odd year old Vauxhall driving past the Officers Mess @ St Athan,
when above the din of the said cars engine, we heard a noise which we...
23rd May 2022, 10:12
Replies: 32
Views: 12,127
Posted By rolling20

For what it's worth and only to pass on my...

For what it's worth and only to pass on my experience so others may learn.
During my qualifying cross country some years ago, I flew into IMC over Kent.
I immediately did a 180 and made a call to...
17th May 2022, 20:54
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By rolling20

Margin- Augsburg raid April 42. Millennium- 1st...

Margin- Augsburg raid April 42.
Millennium- 1st Thousand Bomber raid.
Robinson- Le Creusot raid Oct 42
Gomorrah- Hamburg July 43.
Hydra- Peenemunde August 43
2nd Apr 2022, 21:55
Replies: 32
Views: 12,127
Posted By rolling20

I have flown Le Touquet/ Deauville from the UK...

I have flown Le Touquet/ Deauville from the UK many times over the years. That 15 mins or so you are over the Channel ( I always head across the shortest distance) was always a concern and focused...
22nd Mar 2022, 12:35
Replies: 24
Views: 3,930
Posted By rolling20

Clearly you have no idea what you are talking...

Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about. The RAF used the Fortress for high altitude DAYLIGHT bombing and it was a dismal failure.
21st Mar 2022, 08:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,930
Posted By rolling20

Don't forget the RAFs use of the B17 C was deemed...

Don't forget the RAFs use of the B17 C was deemed a failure.
18th Jan 2022, 21:01
Replies: 33
Views: 5,115
Posted By rolling20

He sounds like an interesting chap. Don't tell...

He sounds like an interesting chap.
Don't tell ORAC you thought that though, else you'll get the cut n paste treatment.
18th Jan 2022, 16:49
Replies: 33
Views: 5,115
Posted By rolling20

Indeed they were,as I said before.

Indeed they were,as I said before.
18th Jan 2022, 15:07
Replies: 33
Views: 5,115
Posted By rolling20

Indeed it was and not very effective at the start...

Indeed it was and not very effective at the start of the war.
I am merely assuming that has he had been at Shorts for some time, his attributes were better used where he was.
if he was at Shorts...
18th Jan 2022, 12:57
Replies: 33
Views: 5,115
Posted By rolling20

It would seem odd, that if he worked for an...

It would seem odd, that if he worked for an aircraft manufacturer for a number of years and was involved in the installation of radar in aircraft, that he would have joined the army?
One would have...
6th Dec 2021, 14:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,221
Posted By rolling20

One of the things that wasn't well known was the...

One of the things that wasn't well known was the 3D imagery that was used to build a picture of Peenemunde.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13359064
As far as I have always understood it,...
28th Nov 2021, 15:18
Replies: 292
Views: 59,892
Posted By rolling20

The irony of it all is that Monty Python were...

The irony of it all is that Monty Python were correct all along. Because that's the way it's going.
'I suppose you'd rather be at the pictures, than marching up and down the square?'...
28th Nov 2021, 12:21
Replies: 292
Views: 59,892
Posted By rolling20

'Last night, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston...

'Last night, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston said: 'With more than one in five of our recruits now women, the title 'airmen' does not reflect a modern, diverse Royal Air Force'
We live in a...
15th Nov 2021, 17:36
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By rolling20

It was originally on in the summer I think. I...

It was originally on in the summer I think.
I recorded it and have watched it several times and always find it fascinating.
I wonder how many of those in the film were alive 10 years later?
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12th Oct 2021, 20:55
Replies: 37
Views: 13,411
Posted By rolling20

Apologies Beags, I didn't have it in that format...

Apologies Beags, I didn't have it in that format and can now see 'lowfield heath' was the poster.
12th Oct 2021, 17:58
Replies: 37
Views: 13,411
Posted By rolling20

You need BEagle. The thread was 'who remembers...

You need BEagle. The thread was 'who remembers Deci'. He posted on 29th Oct 2004: '....Engine failure on take off in the VC10 to return to Colt. 10 minutes of fuel dumping over Sardinia.'
If it...
8th Oct 2021, 22:02
Replies: 37
Views: 4,805
Posted By rolling20

IIRC, various theories were put to the test post...

IIRC, various theories were put to the test post war about the invasion.
I believe all came up with the same conclusion, it would not have succeeded.
2nd Oct 2021, 21:44
Replies: 19
Views: 4,661
Posted By rolling20

I only caught bits of it , but my imagination, or...

I only caught bits of it , but my imagination, or was it a different 'cut'? Some of the sequences didn't seem to fit right and I'm sure some dialogue was different!?
1st Oct 2021, 22:07
Replies: 37
Views: 4,805
Posted By rolling20

Dowding built the air defence system. Regardless...

Dowding built the air defence system. Regardless of the aircraft Dowding refused to send to France, Beaverbrook was pivotal in diverting resources to fighter production during the BoB.
Fighter...
18th Sep 2021, 21:30
Replies: 16
Views: 3,050
Posted By rolling20

I must be the unluckiest man alive. Flew into...

I must be the unluckiest man alive.
Flew into Binbrook in July 82, spent 4 hours on the tarmac and didn't see a single Lightning!
14th Sep 2021, 05:52
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By rolling20

Certainly. It is mentioned in 'Before the Storm'...

Certainly. It is mentioned in 'Before the Storm' by Robert Jackson. 90 Squadron lost 2 Fortress Is 'through structural failure following loss of control during high altitude training flights. Both...
13th Sep 2021, 20:54
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By rolling20

As a high altitude Bomber the Fortress I was a...

As a high altitude Bomber the Fortress I was a disappointment for RAF.
Several suffered structural failure, breaking up at altitude.
6th Aug 2021, 12:37
Replies: 46
Views: 12,186
Posted By rolling20

The Falklands War was 39 years ago. How old is...

The Falklands War was 39 years ago. How old is his colleague?
6th Aug 2021, 12:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,732
Posted By rolling20

Mr Hanson features regularly on Bargain Hunt,...

Mr Hanson features regularly on Bargain Hunt, nice chap, full of enthusiasm.
2nd Aug 2021, 17:29
Replies: 33
Views: 12,828
Posted By rolling20

Slightly off thread, but when the RAF went on the...

Slightly off thread, but when the RAF went on the offensive over France in 42/43 they lost over 1800 aircraft and more pilots were killed than in the BoB IIRC.
Most of these losses were down to...
20th Jul 2021, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,560
Posted By rolling20

Poorly researched and worded article. He may...

Poorly researched and worded article.
He may have been the last wartime 617 pilot.
He was not a Dambuster or the last surviving Dambuster.
His exploits came later in the war.
RIP Sir.
13th Jul 2021, 13:27
Replies: 66
Views: 14,779
Posted By rolling20

I guess it is personal preference? I suppose I...

I guess it is personal preference?
I suppose I should have mentioned if it was good enough for Reid VC, then it was good enough for everyone else.
Only having a white flash on my shoulders and not...
13th Jul 2021, 08:45
Replies: 66
Views: 14,779
Posted By rolling20

'The plane that saved Britain'. I remember...

'The plane that saved Britain'.
I remember seeing the line of Bulldogs in the hangar @UWAS and asking the CO, 'which plane was his'.
I used the term plane as Flt Lt William Reid VC had used the...
23rd Jun 2021, 16:29
Replies: 623
Views: 125,529
Posted By rolling20

I went to school with a chap who also had a big...

I went to school with a chap who also had a big hooter. Around 1980 he became known as Nimrod!
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