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6th Jul 2021, 19:59
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Posted By John Nichol

Thank you MM - truly appreciate your comments

Thank you MM - truly appreciate your comments
6th Jul 2021, 17:01
Replies: 685
Views: 284,118
Posted By John Nichol

Thank you Bob, that's much appreciated. Glad you...

Thank you Bob, that's much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it.
It was a tricky undertaking writing about some of my good friends but it it's been really interesting getting the reactions from many of...
14th Jun 2021, 07:46
Replies: 53
Views: 16,241
Posted By John Nichol

Thanks for that info about the BDR Cat, really...

Thanks for that info about the BDR Cat, really interesting. It really was an incredible feat of aviation that Stew Gillies & Pete Rochelle managed to get that jet home. In different times, I think it...
11th Jun 2021, 11:58
Replies: 53
Views: 16,241
Posted By John Nichol

Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to the...

Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to the debrief...............!
11th Jun 2021, 06:32
Replies: 53
Views: 16,241
Posted By John Nichol

Hi Type, Almost all of my books are available as...

Hi Type, Almost all of my books are available as audio books - just have a look on Amazon.

The loads changed as the ops changed (and the 3 separate Dets also sometimes diverged) but certainly on...
7th Jun 2021, 17:06
Replies: 53
Views: 16,241
Posted By John Nichol

Hope you enjoy it! It's always tricky to...

Hope you enjoy it!

It's always tricky to tell other people's stories but initial feedback from a few chums - and their loved ones back home - who were involved, and draft-read the manuscript for...
15th Apr 2021, 17:06
Replies: 53
Views: 16,241
Posted By John Nichol

There are a lot of myths & misconceptions kicking...

There are a lot of myths & misconceptions kicking around about the employment and effects of the JP233 in GW1, and some of the losses experienced during those ops.
Although I (clearly) wasn't around...
5th Feb 2021, 08:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,613
Posted By John Nichol

Will be raising a real glass, at a virtual FF, to...

Will be raising a real glass, at a virtual FF, to very real, but absent friends.
Stay safe all - see you next year. God willing.
24th Nov 2020, 07:29
Replies: 86
Views: 24,562
Posted By John Nichol

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1600x1269/raf_laarbruch_station_picture_05139bb9cd73205e7e0fdbff17fee22317c8c2f1.jpg
The Staish at Laarbruch (the legendary Gordon McRobbie) saw...
31st Aug 2020, 17:52
Replies: 20
Views: 4,612
Posted By John Nichol

Funny old world. Just writing about all this at...

Funny old world. Just writing about all this at the moment.
Morning one (daylight) I missed a bit on the final run in. But I thought this from a couple of folk who I interviewed might help?
"I...
12th Jun 2020, 09:09
Replies: 29
Views: 9,832
Posted By John Nichol

Thanks for the message Jack - jolly kind of you. ...

Thanks for the message Jack - jolly kind of you.

You make a perfectly valid point. My books aren't really aimed at people who have immersed themselves in the subject for many years. I am trying to...
11th Jun 2020, 13:07
Replies: 29
Views: 9,832
Posted By John Nichol

Cheers - that's much appreciated (I would have...

Cheers - that's much appreciated (I would have been fab selling burgers & fries!) - I have DM'd you about the Gulf.
11th Jun 2020, 11:50
Replies: 29
Views: 9,832
Posted By John Nichol

Not been on this forum for a while. Many thanks...

Not been on this forum for a while. Many thanks for the kind comments about the books.
Many people have asked me about doing Hurricane/Mossie etc etc.- the simple, increasingly sad fact is that my...
19th Dec 2019, 17:07
Replies: 7
Views: 3,791
Posted By John Nichol

Hi Sittingstress - I have a copy of the photo to...

Hi Sittingstress - I have a copy of the photo to which you refer...... If you let me know who you are and what you'd like the photo for by DM?
Alternatively - if you get a hardback copy of TT - it...
18th Mar 2018, 19:31
Replies: 62
Views: 10,305
Posted By John Nichol

Cheers MPN - I was convinced a couple of WRAFs I...

Cheers MPN - I was convinced a couple of WRAFs I served alongside as a young JT/Cpl 82-86 had to leave when they announced they were pregnant. But in the words of Mrs Clinton, I must have...
18th Mar 2018, 16:24
Replies: 62
Views: 10,305
Posted By John Nichol

Many thanks for all these replies. There does...

Many thanks for all these replies.
There does seem to be a bit of disagreement about the "having to leave on marriage" aspect?
MPN11 - can your wiser half confirm that WRAFs actually had to leave...
18th Mar 2018, 14:48
Replies: 62
Views: 10,305
Posted By John Nichol

Back in the day....

Can anyone help me with this:
When I joined in 1981, it was official policy that if a female got pregnant, she had to leave the RAF. Not sure we called it "firing" back then but I am sure this was...
21st Feb 2018, 09:27
Replies: 64
Views: 35,810
Posted By John Nichol

Interesting - I was just thinking about those old...

Interesting - I was just thinking about those old security films yesterday bearing in mind the Jeremy Corbyn "spying" discussion.
In TBT's reply about the RAF films available - is "Operation...
2nd Feb 2018, 09:17
Replies: 24
Views: 5,161
Posted By John Nichol

Many thanks for all of your input and PMs. I...

Many thanks for all of your input and PMs. I think I have replied to all PMs.

One correspondent who mentioned his/her serving relatives has suggested he/she has contacted me by other means but I...
1st Feb 2018, 09:04
Replies: 24
Views: 5,161
Posted By John Nichol

Thanks for the replies and the PMs. They are much...

Thanks for the replies and the PMs. They are much appreciated.
Tuc - thanks for this info. It is good news & hopefully might offer some solutions in the future.

Wyler - I know a number of medics...
31st Jan 2018, 10:16
Replies: 24
Views: 5,161
Posted By John Nichol

In Service Mental Health

Some of you may know that The Mail On Sunday has launched a campaign for better provision of mental health service for SERVING military personnel, in the form of a confidential helpline. It is backed...
16th Dec 2016, 16:44
Replies: 90
Views: 50,431
Posted By John Nichol

I bow to your superior knowledge - it was 30 odd...

I bow to your superior knowledge - it was 30 odd years ago & my memory is not nearly as good as.........
16th Dec 2016, 15:05
Replies: 90
Views: 50,431
Posted By John Nichol

It was certainly a most interesting day to...

It was certainly a most interesting day to graduate. IIRC, it was the 3rd pass - the one Beagle describes above - which took most of the hats off & blew a couple of people (me included) out of line....
3rd Feb 2016, 18:22
Replies: 15
Views: 6,743
Posted By John Nichol

Give Steve my very best and remind him of our...

Give Steve my very best and remind him of our last day of Taceval on the mass launch when I was LCR and he was looking after me. & tell him he'll be missed at Fin Fest on Friday.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2015, 14:37
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By John Nichol

Blesma - book appeal

Dearest Pprune friends,

I’m working with Blesma (the Limbless Veterans' charity) on their “City Veterans Gala Dinner” on Thursday 5 November 2015 at the Imperial War Museum which will raise funds...
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