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10th Oct 2020, 09:22
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Posted By dragartist

I left in 2011. In my last years a number of HOEU...

I left in 2011. In my last years a number of HOEU Loadmasters had been trained as instructors for the Precision Airdrop System (PADS). They were presented with an instructors badge. (I have one...
13th Aug 2020, 10:54
Replies: 6
Views: 2,847
Posted By dragartist

Thanks for letting us know Jacko. Ian was a...

Thanks for letting us know Jacko.
Ian was a great guy, I would spend hours discussing the latest Nimrod Rack layouts with him when I was looking after the design office at Wyton.
The same Keith...
25th Jun 2020, 20:20
Replies: 21
Views: 5,425
Posted By dragartist

It was always stated in AvP 970 that such bays...

It was always stated in AvP 970 that such bays were white (or light coloured) to aid inspections. Imagine being out on the pan one dark night with your torch if the bays were black or dark.
13th Apr 2020, 21:09
Replies: 11
Views: 3,446
Posted By dragartist

Sue, Thanks for posting the whereabouts of your...

Sue,
Thanks for posting the whereabouts of your brother, Bob. I have just scanned some photos to print and put in an envelope and post down to Torquay.
Like Alan Mills I too visited the USA with...
1st Apr 2020, 21:00
Replies: 35
Views: 8,401
Posted By dragartist

Thanks Janda, Perhaps his brother. There is a Ken...

Thanks Janda, Perhaps his brother. There is a Ken who flew Canberras. currently writing a book and involved in the Marham Heritage Scene.
Thanks YS. I have replied to your PM
1st Apr 2020, 19:04
Replies: 35
Views: 8,401
Posted By dragartist

My Dad helped build the Gaul at Beverley Ship...

My Dad helped build the Gaul at Beverley Ship Yard before he rejoined the RAF.
Is Flt Lt Delve in the picture the Ken Delve now associated with Canberra.
I read Blackman book "Nimrod Boys" have...
9th Sep 2019, 10:06
Replies: 12
Views: 5,199
Posted By dragartist

https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/376693-ru...

https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/376693-russian-overflights-raf-crews-during-cold-war.html?highlight=Russia+overflights

here you go. I think this was the original thread
9th Sep 2019, 10:00
Replies: 12
Views: 5,199
Posted By dragartist

There is quite a lengthy thread on here about...

There is quite a lengthy thread on here about this not long ago. Try a search. It included contributions from those involved.
long before my time but I do remember people on 51 recalling the...
25th Aug 2019, 13:55
Replies: 133
Views: 98,069
Posted By dragartist

Those of you who subscribe to the book of faces...

Those of you who subscribe to the book of faces may be interested in the EE Canberra Appreciation Group. A chap called Eduardo Luis Angelelli is posting a few pictures of the Canberra being bombed up...
19th Jul 2019, 17:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By dragartist

Could try Brian Riddle at the RAeS library...

Could try Brian Riddle at the RAeS library Farnborough
[email protected]
15th Jul 2019, 07:09
Replies: 29
Views: 10,823
Posted By dragartist

Just hearing on the local news that MoD is facing...

Just hearing on the local news that MoD is facing four claims for damage due to the sonic boom. Including one for a crack in a car windscreen.
This really annoys me. Should perhaps fall to the...
23rd Jun 2019, 15:44
Replies: 398
Views: 373,574
Posted By dragartist

Airbus did take it all quite seriously in the...

Airbus did take it all quite seriously in the beginning. Every nation had competing needs. There was quite a lot of customer engagement. They even employed a good few knowledgeable staff from those...
23rd Jun 2019, 09:49
Replies: 398
Views: 373,574
Posted By dragartist

Exrivo, some earlier discussion on this back at...

Exrivo,
some earlier discussion on this back at post 330.
can get more out of the side doors in a shorter time hence greater concentration on DZ.
static line out of the ramp on c130 when following...
26th May 2019, 18:27
Replies: 133
Views: 98,069
Posted By dragartist

Marcantilan, Henry Jones, (H Jones grandson) is...

Marcantilan,
Henry Jones, (H Jones grandson) is running a “On this day” commentary on his Twitter page. Some interesting documents and pictures coming to light.
Thought others may be interested...
20th May 2019, 21:33
Replies: 57
Views: 31,981
Posted By dragartist

Fairy, check out the RAeS web site for Rich...

Fairy, check out the RAeS web site for Rich giving lectures at a number of the Branches. He comes over to UK twice a year. Based in Cambridgeshire. Likely to appear at Duxford talking to youngsters...
5th May 2019, 08:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,519
Posted By dragartist

Dr Jennie Gray runs the Pathfinder Archive, they...

Dr Jennie Gray runs the Pathfinder Archive, they are affiliated to the Heritage Centre at Wyton.
best contact is through their Facebook Page. The Wyton web site with the Pathfinder stuff on appears...
17th Mar 2019, 18:33
Replies: 49
Views: 36,644
Posted By dragartist

Thank you Mariano, very well put together. I am...

Thank you Mariano, very well put together. I am sure more will be revealed over time.
20th Feb 2019, 14:15
Replies: 133
Views: 98,069
Posted By dragartist

TD recently republished his bit on Black Buck a...

TD recently republished his bit on Black Buck
a few interesting pictures I had not seen before.
20th Feb 2019, 14:10
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By dragartist

Pathfinder Archive

I guess my interest stems from being at Wyton for over 30 years. I also support a local guy who has written a book “Stirling to Essen” he donates the proceeds to local good causes. Through his pages...
6th Feb 2019, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By dragartist

Oshiv, Most design offices had developed their...

Oshiv,
Most design offices had developed their own standards. The ones we had in the EWAU design office were developed over the years. I guess the beginning of it was based on those from the...
3rd Feb 2019, 13:39
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,229,106
Posted By dragartist

Jack, probably around 2001 we were experimenting...

Jack, probably around 2001 we were experimenting with a modified SARBE. Dedicated frequencies away from the Emergency ones. These were coded and would burst transmit a GPS location over UHF. This...
1st Feb 2019, 17:28
Replies: 150
Views: 65,996
Posted By dragartist

Over 650 now. shared on Social Media channels

Over 650 now.
shared on Social Media channels
31st Jan 2019, 18:37
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,971,575
Posted By dragartist

Really stupid spotter type question: Saw a...

Really stupid spotter type question:
Saw a single F35 flying just north of Corby today.
Appeared to have the u/c down. Just appeared odd quite a long way from any airfield.
I guess the nearest is...
11th Jan 2019, 17:30
Replies: 157
Views: 33,879
Posted By dragartist

When the wind was blowing in the wrong direction...

When the wind was blowing in the wrong direction at Alconbury a plane like the one described never came into our hangar at Wyton for safe keeping.
A bowser would turn up to defuel those really big...
1st Dec 2018, 18:34
Replies: 31
Views: 6,582
Posted By dragartist

Ah, White Tea, I was quite instrumental in...

Ah, White Tea, I was quite instrumental in setting up the equipment clearances for that job. With the help of VX 275 who provided the old wartime technical manual from his personal archive. If I...
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