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1st Nov 2019, 20:35
Replies: 5,925
Views: 1,581,222
Posted By BomberH

Engines

Hi Engines - you seem to know what is going on in this programme - (program for our cousins!)

I emerge from hibernation because you have offered information that was unknown to me before.

I had...
21st Aug 2019, 20:04
Replies: 32
Views: 14,797
Posted By BomberH

I think most Lightning pilots did!

I think most Lightning pilots did!
16th Aug 2019, 20:25
Replies: 34
Views: 12,375
Posted By BomberH

Pas de Noblesse

The Duc or Marquis or Baron or whatever he or she is has no taste....................

A Lightning and several other runway-bound jets, but not a Harrier to be seen.

Clearly someone who does not...
15th Aug 2019, 20:06
Replies: 102
Views: 52,630
Posted By BomberH

Fascinating

I started this thread out of general interest having stumbled across a 1982 "This Is Your Life" Douglas Bader broadcast on YouTube - little realising where the thread would go.

I have found many...
11th Aug 2019, 15:07
Replies: 102
Views: 52,630
Posted By BomberH

Douglas Bader

I stumbled across this last night on YouTube.................

"This Is Your Life - Douglas Bader" - first aired, I believe, in Mar 82.

I had not seen it before - if you haven't, you might enjoy...
1st Aug 2019, 20:25
Replies: 14
Views: 5,700
Posted By BomberH

Farewell PPW - aka "Wallington of Tring". My...

Farewell PPW - aka "Wallington of Tring".

My Boss on 1(F) 74 to 76.

Great Boss - took us to Belize in 75 - saved me from the wrath of the Staish at Wittering of the time - Laurence Alfred J****...
26th Jul 2019, 20:43
Replies: 40
Views: 11,147
Posted By BomberH

Thank You Bob!!

I hope that tears were running down your cheeks as you watched it.

If I had been there with you, we could have had nostalgic memories of what was good in life in the past, and what might have...
23rd Jul 2019, 19:51
Replies: 40
Views: 11,147
Posted By BomberH

What lovely photos - thanks to those who posted...

What lovely photos - thanks to those who posted them.

Brings a serious tear to the eye that we have our Spanish colleagues to remind us of our heritage with this aircraft and what we should now...
27th Apr 2019, 19:39
Replies: 19
Views: 5,298
Posted By BomberH

Guy Your Dad was my first operational...

Guy

Your Dad was my first operational squadron commander - 20 Sqn Harriers at Wildenrath - 1972.

The picture posted by Morton of him some 10 years later is exactly as I remember him.

As a...
17th Apr 2019, 19:38
Replies: 57
Views: 18,084
Posted By BomberH

Back to Thread............. For those...

Back to Thread.............

For those unfamiliar with cinemas in the USA, the audience tends to be more interactive than the reserved audiences in UK cinemas.

I was on exchange with the USN in...
8th Mar 2019, 19:34
Replies: 33
Views: 11,873
Posted By BomberH

A Great Man. A pleasure to have known him -...

A Great Man.

A pleasure to have known him - and flown with him.

Your assessment of him is spot on, Rog.

He was the man who stopped me dropping LGB's on a retreating Argentinian army from...
5th Mar 2019, 20:54
Replies: 52
Views: 17,573
Posted By BomberH

KenV - I have flown all three. My Hawk time...

KenV - I have flown all three.

My Hawk time is very limited - but I found it an easy aircraft to fly and very forgiving. The view from the rear is great for a trainer, but because the rear...
17th Feb 2019, 20:23
Replies: 26
Views: 12,727
Posted By BomberH

What else would you expect from 3(F)?

What else would you expect from 3(F)?
7th Feb 2019, 21:17
Replies: 71
Views: 14,878
Posted By BomberH

Uncertain what BEagle has to do with real Fighter...

Uncertain what BEagle has to do with real Fighter Pilots.........

My QFI at BFT was a WIWOL - excellent chap.

Absolutely nothing against them - they were great in their time.

But life goes...
7th Feb 2019, 20:11
Replies: 71
Views: 14,878
Posted By BomberH

TT Don't understand your comment. CG...

TT

Don't understand your comment.

CG has got it absolutely spot on.
31st Jan 2019, 08:38
Replies: 23
Views: 5,424
Posted By BomberH

I was on VX-5 at the same time as Rosemary -...

I was on VX-5 at the same time as Rosemary - Conatser as she then was - at the end of the 70's.

Far too young to depart.

RIP Rosemary.

Having since checked my log-book......

I took her...
30th Dec 2018, 17:13
Replies: 57
Views: 11,957
Posted By BomberH

If Belize is re-activated - you'll need Harriers...

If Belize is re-activated - you'll need Harriers again!

Can we get some out of the boneyard?

I am available to re-train anytime after tomorrow.
25th Aug 2018, 21:08
Replies: 128
Views: 90,419
Posted By BomberH

Thanks for that info PN. I wish you had been...

Thanks for that info PN.

I wish you had been on NORLAND in '82 with us - you would have made us feel a whole lot happier!
25th Aug 2018, 20:15
Replies: 128
Views: 90,419
Posted By BomberH

Subs or Whales - The Ultimate Question!!

I was one of the brave souls heading south from Ascension with Harriers, Chinooks, and other stuff that we had carefully placed on ATLANTIC CONVEYOR. Because of limited accommodation on ATLANTIC...
17th Jun 2018, 21:33
Replies: 31
Views: 3,515
Posted By BomberH

I Loved The Jag!!

After two Harrier tours, I went to the Jaguar and flew it for just 12 months before going to the USN on exchange..

Half was instructing on 226 OCU, and half was at Bruggen.

In the 12 months,...
17th Jun 2018, 19:58
Replies: 58
Views: 18,438
Posted By BomberH

Thrusts etc John was an amazing man, and we,...

Thrusts etc

John was an amazing man, and we, as a nation, should have given him recognition for what he did which was way better than those who get national awards singing songs, riding bicycles...
17th Aug 2017, 19:40
Replies: 32
Views: 6,147
Posted By BomberH

Pots??? Kettles???

I doubt that you ever did anything so outrageous during your time, newt!!

Mind you, if two Lightnings had done the same thing over Norwich - that far from Coltishall - by the time you had heard...
21st Jul 2017, 20:45
Replies: 40
Views: 7,859
Posted By BomberH

Wholigan

No tips??

Must have been a very short display!!
11th Jul 2017, 16:01
Replies: 111
Views: 41,263
Posted By BomberH

Plan to fly straight at it. That way, you...

Plan to fly straight at it.

That way, you are sure to miss it!!
23rd Jun 2017, 12:46
Replies: 1,950
Views: 336,280
Posted By BomberH

sittingstress

Definitely get the external gas connection - plus a lengthy gas pipe so you can position your BBQ downwind such that the smoke drifts onto your neighbour's pitch, rather than detracting from the...
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