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31st Oct 2018, 16:52
Replies: 60
Views: 11,622
Posted By Dundiggin'

Hi folks. In answer to the never-ending drama...

Hi folks. In answer to the never-ending drama with the 'monkey harness' you may like to know that I was a long in the tooth SH helicopter crewman and was posted to Tactics and Trials Flight at Odiham...
25th Nov 2017, 12:34
Replies: 746
Views: 202,179
Posted By Dundiggin'

Who could ever forget the pain of playing...

Who could ever forget the pain of playing football in Aden.

Notwithstanding the previous post, it 'never' rained in Aden. The pitches consisted of sun baked hard compressed sand/rock...
6th Nov 2017, 17:19
Replies: 746
Views: 202,179
Posted By Dundiggin'

Flying boots....

Nutloose - you are dead right. I 'wigged' the sole pattern of his boot and it was definitely the same flying boot 'square type' pattern I had used for 38 yrs in the RAF...:ok: That flying boot...
21st Oct 2017, 20:52
Replies: 746
Views: 202,179
Posted By Dundiggin'

JJ had a lot to answer for in Aden ;)

JJ had a lot to answer for in Aden ;)
21st Oct 2017, 10:47
Replies: 746
Views: 202,179
Posted By Dundiggin'

smart looking rozzers....

Danny...

As I said in an earlier submission I was at Steamer Point living in the highest airman's block up the mountain. Sweaty or wot! But I am sure there were similarities between the two...
16th Oct 2017, 22:29
Replies: 746
Views: 202,179
Posted By Dundiggin'

Aden....what a dump!

I know the Aden program (The Last Post) has been criticised for irrelevant medal ribbons. But I was in Aden for two years 65/67 and was one of the very last servicemen to leave Steamer Point. In...
13th Oct 2017, 04:18
Replies: 95
Views: 20,327
Posted By Dundiggin'

I remember in my dim and distant past, a time...

I remember in my dim and distant past, a time when the 'discerning' among us had our No 1 uniform jacket modified by having a 'bespoke' tailor shorten the jacket to the waist, replace the front...
9th Oct 2017, 21:01
Replies: 44
Views: 7,548
Posted By Dundiggin'

PPPPPP.........

On helicopters any crewman worth his salt would have a basic Decca (old days) or GPS Tans template ready for any diversion or IFR type let down to anywhere relevant to the sortie.

The basic...
9th Oct 2017, 09:29
Replies: 746
Views: 202,179
Posted By Dundiggin'

Bedbugs.......!!

I was at Steamer Point 65/67 living in the block on the hill with the longest walk back (and up!) from the airman's mess. I moved out of the rooms in this non air conditioned block on to the...
9th Oct 2017, 09:20
Replies: 746
Views: 202,179
Posted By Dundiggin'

Bedbugs.......!!

I was at Steamer Point living in the block on the hill with the longest walk back (and up!) from the airman's mess. I moved out of the rooms in this non air conditioned block on to the veranda to...
28th Sep 2017, 06:15
Replies: 24
Views: 6,761
Posted By Dundiggin'

Congratulations young Cpl Tartare Jnr. My...

Congratulations young Cpl Tartare Jnr. My advice is never ever become over confident. An example of which I witnessed yesterday when a cocky bastard landed with his wheels up. Best of luck and...
21st Jun 2017, 19:10
Replies: 94
Views: 25,550
Posted By Dundiggin'

But there is. The seats are removable. Of...

But there is. The seats are removable.

Of course we know that is possible, but given this 'elf and safety' [email protected] of the modern world you cannot plan to do that. Despite that, if you get rid of...
21st Jun 2017, 19:01
Replies: 66
Views: 38,820
Posted By Dundiggin'

theloudone.... What's that all about at...

theloudone....

What's that all about at Brize?
19th Jun 2017, 20:00
Replies: 94
Views: 25,550
Posted By Dundiggin'

Gnd..... If the there is not enough room for...

Gnd.....
If the there is not enough room for the Crewman to move safely about the cabin then how can he do his job? I'm exasperated by your response!!
5th Jun 2017, 18:28
Replies: 94
Views: 25,550
Posted By Dundiggin'

I only flew in the WS70 for a short time but had...

I only flew in the WS70 for a short time but had to make a quick assessment of what I thought of the cabin. My opinion was that the transverse arrangements of the rear seats (WITHOUT troops or...
2nd Jun 2017, 18:21
Replies: 94
Views: 25,550
Posted By Dundiggin'

Just this once.... I agree with most of your...

Just this once....
I agree with most of your points but if you fill the Blackhawk cabin with troops there is virtually NO room to work the USL hook. There is much more room in the 'war frenzy'...
1st Jun 2017, 17:43
Replies: 94
Views: 25,550
Posted By Dundiggin'

If you blokes reckon the Puma 2 cabin is too...

If you blokes reckon the Puma 2 cabin is too small, then you haven't flown in the Blackhawk cabin. Years' ago Westland built a WS70 (?) (Westland Blackhawk) and we trialled it at Odiham. Good...
30th May 2017, 20:00
Replies: 94
Views: 25,550
Posted By Dundiggin'

In a past forum about the refit of the Puma 1 to...

In a past forum about the refit of the Puma 1 to Puma 2 specification, I waxed lyrical about the 'idiocy' of not including an extra fuselage plug in that programme. However, despite the lack of the...
21st May 2017, 15:38
Replies: 74
Views: 17,700
Posted By Dundiggin'

I remember years' ago, a restored Catalina landed...

I remember years' ago, a restored Catalina landed in the Plymouth Sound and snotted one of the buoys. This put a hole in the Catalina which unfortunately started to sink! Luckily, quick thinking...
21st May 2017, 07:55
Replies: 161
Views: 95,836
Posted By Dundiggin'

I stand corrected - but what a bloody mess!

I stand corrected - but what a bloody mess!
20th May 2017, 21:41
Replies: 74
Views: 17,700
Posted By Dundiggin'

Mountbatten was at Plymouth.

Mountbatten was at Plymouth.
20th May 2017, 19:49
Replies: 161
Views: 95,836
Posted By Dundiggin'

5th May 2017, 08:40
Replies: 122
Views: 37,959
Posted By Dundiggin'

Hey Wensleydale....please tell us more...

Hey Wensleydale....please tell us more...
5th May 2017, 08:37
Replies: 122
Views: 37,959
Posted By Dundiggin'

Hey Wensleydale.....please tell us more...

Hey Wensleydale.....please tell us more...
27th Apr 2017, 20:10
Replies: 29
Views: 10,478
Posted By Dundiggin'

Thanks Bengo!! I must get to more launchings!!

Thanks Bengo!! I must get to more launchings!!
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