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11th Jul 2021, 08:51
Replies: 21
Views: 6,019
Posted By 4mastacker

My father was a shipwright at Swans and I was...

My father was a shipwright at Swans and I was expected to follow him into working at one of the Tyne yards (grandfather and uncles all worked in the various yards). Was a bit like the dockers at the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2021, 08:53
Replies: 145
Views: 13,316
Posted By 4mastacker

But it's alright for them to simultaneously show...

But it's alright for them to simultaneously show the cross-country snooker from St Andrews or the bonk-bonk thirtay fortay from Wimbledum on both channels?
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2021, 23:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By 4mastacker

Errr.... Ms Coates is CEO of Bet365... and she's...

Errr.... Ms Coates is CEO of Bet365... and she's pulling in over £400 million a year. I'm glad that I have never contributed to her obscene salary.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2021, 23:10
Replies: 145
Views: 13,316
Posted By 4mastacker

Strange?? What makes you think it's Harry's...

Strange?? What makes you think it's Harry's words?

RIP Prince Philip - a fine man.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 23:28
Replies: 734
Views: 154,581
Posted By 4mastacker

I received a text message scam this afternoon...

I received a text message scam this afternoon that I haven't seen before.

It was from a mobile no. - +447554586833

The text read as follows:

"LLOYDS ALERT:

You have successfully paired a...
7th Feb 2021, 19:47
Replies: 22
Views: 5,002
Posted By 4mastacker

The place wasn't in exactly pristine condition...

The place wasn't in exactly pristine condition when I was stationed there late 70s/early 80s. The MQs were a disgrace.

After the Vulcans ceased flying, there was some uncertainty about the future...
21st Jan 2021, 21:36
Replies: 450
Views: 106,697
Posted By 4mastacker

I had the opportunity to take advantage of a...

I had the opportunity to take advantage of a well-used and unoriginal bit of rank banter with another member of the canal restoration society to which we belong. This chap is a retired Major who...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2020, 16:59
Replies: 14,387
Views: 2,174,123
Posted By 4mastacker

Very much reminds me of the time when I was a...

Very much reminds me of the time when I was a young, happy, single with a full head of hair airman doing an air movements tour at Fairford. One task was loading two Sioux helicopters onto a C130...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2020, 19:38
Replies: 34
Views: 3,399
Posted By 4mastacker

My wife and I attended a family wedding in...

My wife and I attended a family wedding in Wisbech not long after Tony Martin's trial. I was chatting to another guest about the case and he rather chillingly said "Serve 'em right. If Tony hadn't...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Dec 2020, 10:08
Replies: 14,387
Views: 2,174,123
Posted By 4mastacker

Loadsa Harry and Megans descending from the sky. ...

Loadsa Harry and Megans descending from the sky. The good news is that it's ideal for making snowballs.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Dec 2020, 10:05
Replies: 25
Views: 3,225
Posted By 4mastacker

Sallyann1234 wrote: Are you sure about...

Sallyann1234 wrote:


Are you sure about that? I sat on a jury where video recordings from a private CCTV (mounted on a house) were shown as prosecution evidence. What's the difference between...
24th Nov 2020, 23:32
Replies: 24
Views: 5,694
Posted By 4mastacker

Mrs 4ma was doing her PA to the Station Commander...

Mrs 4ma was doing her PA to the Station Commander stuff when she took a call from Boscombe Down asking her to kindly inform the Station Commander that one of the new Chinooks had inadvertently...
11th Nov 2020, 19:12
Replies: 28
Views: 4,263
Posted By 4mastacker

The school the grandsons attend is built on the...

The school the grandsons attend is built on the site of the former RAF Swinderby. This video of their Act of Remembrance was posted on the school's facebook page.

Remembrance Day 2020...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2020, 08:13
Replies: 14,387
Views: 2,174,123
Posted By 4mastacker

Did jury service last year. Judge said he...

Did jury service last year. Judge said he expected the trial to take no more than three days. It lasted best part of a fortnight because m'learned friends kept saying "On a point of law Your...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2020, 15:55
Replies: 14,387
Views: 2,174,123
Posted By 4mastacker

Pity humans can't hibernate for the whole of the...

Pity humans can't hibernate for the whole of the winter like some other animals then we wouldn't have to endure dark nights, crappy weather and endless repeats on the BBC.
15th Sep 2020, 13:29
Replies: 30
Views: 5,711
Posted By 4mastacker

FB, you could be correct although I didn't think...

FB, you could be correct although I didn't think my memory was that bad. Could have sworn it was '79. Myself and the, then, brand new Mrs 4ma remember standing in front of 111's hangar looking down...
14th Sep 2020, 16:01
Replies: 30
Views: 5,711
Posted By 4mastacker

Mrs 4ma, who was also stationed at Leuchars, is...

Mrs 4ma, who was also stationed at Leuchars, is sure there was an airshow in 1979. We were posted not long afterwards to - in her words - "warmer climes".

I'll plead advancing years if I've got...
14th Sep 2020, 12:19
Replies: 30
Views: 5,711
Posted By 4mastacker

Are you sure about that? I was stationed at...

Are you sure about that? I was stationed at Leuchars from Jul 1974 until October 1979 and I don't recall a second Bolthole. Leuchars was always very busy and toward the end of my tour there, the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 19:49
Replies: 278
Views: 29,398
Posted By 4mastacker

Generally, only if you have gone through the...

Generally, only if you have gone through the whole BBC complaints procedure.

I referred a complaint about the fake news item "NHS Director - Have you got Burberry's phone number" after the BBC...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2020, 18:10
Replies: 48
Views: 3,153
Posted By 4mastacker

Not yet and and I'm not holding my breath for a...

Not yet and and I'm not holding my breath for a reply this side of Xmas ( I'm not guessing which year). I happen to be meeting him during a "fact-finding" tour of his constituency in the next week...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2020, 12:30
Replies: 48
Views: 3,153
Posted By 4mastacker

I wrote to my MP and pointed out that, as the...

I wrote to my MP and pointed out that, as the scrotes who murdered PC Harper were inadequately sentenced because of the guidelines in place, he and his 649 colleagues in the House of Commons have the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2020, 16:23
Replies: 14,387
Views: 2,174,123
Posted By 4mastacker

A new meaning for "drinking from the furry cup"? ...

A new meaning for "drinking from the furry cup"?

Hot and sticky hereabouts, SWMBO has decided that we're not having a cooked dinner tonight - fine by me, three cans of chilled Thatchers Gold and...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2020, 16:16
Replies: 48
Views: 3,616
Posted By 4mastacker

A search for 'Jim Browning' on You Tube will...

A search for 'Jim Browning' on You Tube will point you to a series of videos this bloke made of how he deals with scammers. He's not a hacker as such; he responds to their spoof messages by claiming...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2020, 22:09
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By 4mastacker

I top up my reservoir from the barrels which...

I top up my reservoir from the barrels which capture the rain water off my garage roof. Not a penny goes to the water utility.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2020, 19:56
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By 4mastacker

I've used a system called 'Autopot" for gawd...

I've used a system called 'Autopot" for gawd knows how many years. It's a self-contained, expandable system attached to a reservoir (mine is a 100 litre tank - I'm thinking of upgrading to a 210...
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