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26th May 2011, 09:09
Replies: 68
Views: 15,452
Posted By Old Hairy

Its 61 years since I first proudly joined my...

Its 61 years since I first proudly joined my first Maritime Squadron. Im very proud to have been associated with the finest. Bitterly dissapointed to see its demise.May the Phoenix rise from the...
Replies: 131
Views: 116,935
Posted By Old Hairy

What ever the problems reguarding the cause.Well...

What ever the problems reguarding the cause.Well done for getting it down in one piece
17th Mar 2011, 21:06
Replies: 22
Views: 7,748
Posted By Old Hairy

Wakefield. Thank you Sir. You have made an old...

Wakefield. Thank you Sir. You have made an old flying boat man very happy.Really enjoyed that.Made my day
31st Jan 2011, 18:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By Old Hairy

I think Sir,someone has given you a "bum steer"....

I think Sir,someone has given you a "bum steer". It was never designed as a patrol aircraft,rather as a replacement for the Flying boats in operation at that time by IA/BOAC. It was a passenger...
29th Jan 2011, 11:52
Replies: 41
Views: 21,953
Posted By Old Hairy

228 Sqn.Kalafrana Malta.WWII

Interesting site.scroll down to Sunderland in index on left hand side.

Index (http://www.killifish.f9.co.uk/Malta%20WWII/Index.htm)
28th Jan 2011, 12:32
Replies: 310
Views: 93,813
Posted By Old Hairy

I cannot see any memtion of yet another variation...

I cannot see any memtion of yet another variation of the venerable hastings,the Hastings Met.Mk1 as flown by 202 Sqn. out of Aldergrove daily in 1950, to mid atlantic.Flown at 1000ft,every 100nm....
12th Jan 2011, 09:42
Replies: 119
Views: 59,828
Posted By Old Hairy

On 57 Sqn. 1960 Victor 1.1A it was part of the...

On 57 Sqn. 1960 Victor 1.1A it was part of the AEO's pre taxy checks to remove and stow the pilots ejector seat pins.A certain AEO who shall remain nameless, modified the checklist to read "Seat Pins...
12th Jan 2011, 09:26
Replies: 162
Views: 55,749
Posted By Old Hairy

Sadly, I have heard this morning of the death of...

Sadly, I have heard this morning of the death of Capt. Vic Hodgkinson,

who died in his sleep on the 20th. at the age of 94: Vic was the last of our BOAC FB Captains

that served at Poole, and...
16th Sep 2010, 19:21
Replies: 23
Views: 7,452
Posted By Old Hairy

I suppose I am ancient! As I can recall the...

I suppose I am ancient! As I can recall the various places that Imperial Airways,Supermarine and RAF flew from.
The old man flew with IA and it was from Berth 101 and off the Royal Pier. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2010, 09:07
Replies: 60
Views: 3,986
Posted By Old Hairy

Sometime ago,there was a thread on Jersey spuds....

Sometime ago,there was a thread on Jersey spuds. I lugged four barrow loads of seaweed up from the beach and dug it in.This year.Interesting flavour ,definately different.But I wonder if I have the...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2010, 19:18
Replies: 40
Views: 2,774
Posted By Old Hairy

Poor old BP

Florida real estate agents to share $16 million of BP payout
Florida real estate agents on Monday were awarded one of the first major settlements with the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Fund, which...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2010, 09:20
Replies: 40
Views: 3,479
Posted By Old Hairy

Called for National Service in 1948.applied for...

Called for National Service in 1948.applied for aircrew,accepted if I signed for 8 years and four reserve.enjoyed it so much that I stayed for the next 32 years!
Flew 27 types from flying boats to V...
9th Aug 2010, 09:31
Replies: 2,041
Views: 496,551
Posted By Old Hairy

We could, perhaps, reopen the Sunderland...

We could, perhaps, reopen the Sunderland production line...

Now thats an interesting thought....There are still a few barnacle encrusted exponents of the art available for consultation:ok:
10th Jul 2010, 11:38
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,786,581
Posted By Old Hairy

Reg. One of its manifestations was the "D" hatch...

Reg. One of its manifestations was the "D" hatch just aft of the bombay,which used to float 4 to 6 inches above its seating in flight due to the slipstream. Many a W/Op going aft to wind out the...
10th Jul 2010, 09:18
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,786,581
Posted By Old Hairy

True. The Wimpey was really a cloth covered...

True. The Wimpey was really a cloth covered Ornithopter:eek:
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2010, 08:11
Replies: 60
Views: 3,988
Posted By Old Hairy

Ain't got there yet.....still on the up. So you...

Ain't got there yet.....still on the up. So you youngsters got nothing to worry about:ok:
13th Apr 2010, 09:20
Replies: 162
Views: 55,749
Posted By Old Hairy

Pasir, I rather feel he was shooting you a line...

Pasir, I rather feel he was shooting you a line !!
Normal access was via the front door,which when moored is a step down from the launch.The rear door,never used it once in three years on the...
8th Apr 2010, 08:00
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By Old Hairy

Unless its four Pratt and Witney Twin Wasps:{

Unless its four Pratt and Witney Twin Wasps:{
20th Mar 2010, 13:11
Replies: 162
Views: 55,749
Posted By Old Hairy

Double Zero. I think you are confusing my...

Double Zero.
I think you are confusing my nom-de-plume,with the "Old Harry" rocks;)
"Old Hairy" has a diferent meaning.
As for writing a book!!! I did cobble together a version of my formative...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2010, 10:13
Replies: 93
Views: 7,057
Posted By Old Hairy

Old Hairy. 1. Because I'm both 2. From...

Old Hairy.

1. Because I'm both

2. From my formative days on flying boats,when all the ancient crew members from WWII were called "Old Hairy's". Which in turn is derived from the nautical...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2010, 13:09
Replies: 78
Views: 5,491
Posted By Old Hairy

The last straw

Ive had enough. Im 80,still paying tax,this is what its being used for. Please tell me I'm not being unreasonable,but surely these Council morons are taking the p*ss.
I have recently fought tooth...
23rd Jan 2010, 21:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By Old Hairy

!99 at Honington, ECM. We did not have a Canberra...

!99 at Honington, ECM. We did not have a Canberra there.When they moved to Finningly and morphed into 18 Sqn.I had left,so I am not sure of the task there,maybe thats where the Canberra came into the...
23rd Jan 2010, 19:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By Old Hairy

1957/59 ...199 Sqdn. had Sgt AEOps.flying in both...

1957/59 ...199 Sqdn. had Sgt AEOps.flying in both the AEO and Spec.Ops. role. They did the Gaydon OCU and a Spec Ops course at Watton.Normal squadron flying had them proform both tasks.Im not aware...
14th Dec 2009, 13:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Old Hairy

I can add 615 &616 in Nov. 1959 to that list.Also...

I can add 615 &616 in Nov. 1959 to that list.Also flew 934 and 936
8th Dec 2009, 18:35
Replies: 112
Views: 32,586
Posted By Old Hairy

The Cat that was rebuilt/repaired at...

The Cat that was rebuilt/repaired at Lee-on-Solent.left today bound for the USA I believe
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