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Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2020, 11:31
Replies: 58
Views: 4,082
Posted By ian16th

With the Gee-H aerial built into the leading...

With the Gee-H aerial built into the leading edge, that is on the B2 at least.

At Conningsby c1956, on a hanger inspection, a Minor or some such, I snagged one because the aerial to earth...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2020, 11:15
Replies: 58
Views: 4,082
Posted By ian16th

Brought back memories, of 'tuning' and...

Brought back memories, of 'tuning' and 'balancing' the twin Strombergs on my Imp Sport.

Can't remember ever disposing of my ColourTune. I wonder what happened to it.
17th Dec 2019, 13:57
Replies: 346
Views: 163,494
Posted By ian16th

A56 Thanks for the pictures. That Nav's...

A56
Thanks for the pictures.
That Nav's position is very different to the Varsity's that worked on at Lindholme c1954-6.

Of course Green Satin hadn't been invented then!
14th Dec 2019, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 3,244
Posted By ian16th

The problem isn't just related to above ground...

The problem isn't just related to above ground buildings.
I am aware of a guy the died, as a result of working in an underground signals facility in Germany.
4th Dec 2019, 20:42
Replies: 2
Views: 2,526
Posted By ian16th

SAA crashes and burns. It's the end of the...

SAA crashes and burns. It's the end of the airline. (https://www.businessinsider.co.za/bruce-whitfield-saa-2019-12)
4th Dec 2019, 20:41
Replies: 2
Views: 2,526
Posted By ian16th

SAA crashes and burns. It's the end of the airline.

SAA must go into business rescue, Ramaphosa orders (https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/breaking-saa-must-go-into-business-rescue-ramaphosa-orders-20191204)
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2019, 09:30
Replies: 90
Views: 10,218
Posted By ian16th

The benefit was that the one parking light used...

The benefit was that the one parking light used less current than the cars 4 side lights.
Thereby decreasing your chances of having a flat battery next morning.

Some cars had a system where when...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2019, 15:40
Replies: 90
Views: 10,218
Posted By ian16th

Methinks you know your PCB's from your Feed CB's....

Methinks you know your PCB's from your Feed CB's.
Could you still grasp the program drum, hit the release key, and say if the friction clutch was OK?
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2019, 15:27
Replies: 90
Views: 10,218
Posted By ian16th

When I travelled a lot, I used to keep one for...

When I travelled a lot, I used to keep one for the coinage of each country.

The coin that wouldn't fit was the UK 50p.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Nov 2019, 09:46
Replies: 22
Views: 3,707
Posted By ian16th

Never mind Gauloises and Gitanes, the real French...

Never mind Gauloises and Gitanes, the real French cigarette was Troupes!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/400x400/troupe_545b966a2fc98dcccdff2763bea68e439271a13d.jpg

At Istres...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Oct 2019, 15:17
Replies: 41
Views: 4,330
Posted By ian16th

One of the few luxuries left in my life, is...

One of the few luxuries left in my life, is making use of my barber every 6 weeks or so.
Besides the traditional haircut, I have him shave me.

The whole haircut & shave deal costs me 5.73 at...
19th Oct 2019, 11:46
Replies: 141
Views: 58,304
Posted By ian16th

So discipline doesn't matter any more in the...

So discipline doesn't matter any more in the modern military?[/left]
19th Oct 2019, 11:43
Replies: 29
Views: 7,630
Posted By ian16th

There is a member of Johannesburg RAFA who was a...

There is a member of Johannesburg RAFA who was a NS pilot, flew Halifax's out of Gibraltar, in the late 40's.
I'm not in touch, as I moved away, but might be able to arrange an intermediary.
5th Sep 2019, 15:01
Replies: 114
Views: 57,459
Posted By ian16th

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x419/03s_2045ac9ac8d6b18efcf97c7a110a6ff5c0c95fca.jpg
We started early, but the sun came up quickly on the Equator.
5th Sep 2019, 14:58
Replies: 114
Views: 57,459
Posted By ian16th

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x415/13s_a538b2cc2d1404cc46a1f513dc03e85d85919880.jpg
Jav's following the Valiant's.
5th Sep 2019, 14:57
Replies: 114
Views: 57,459
Posted By ian16th

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x396/10s_9382014c653f598f9b392fb0b6e527872c75a02f.jpg
214 at Gan 1960. Taking Javelins home after a SEATO exercise. The Brit is for us Erks to...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2019, 15:08
Replies: 75
Views: 8,040
Posted By ian16th

Spinach, it always reminds me of grass cuttings.

Spinach, it always reminds me of grass cuttings.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2019, 12:33
Replies: 117
Views: 22,154
Posted By ian16th

Staithes pronounced Steers Chop Gate pronounced...

Staithes pronounced Steers
Chop Gate pronounced Chow Yat.
14th May 2019, 13:42
Replies: 47
Views: 15,592
Posted By ian16th

From her previous displays of her mathematical...

From her previous displays of her mathematical capabilities, I don't think that Ms. Abbott can do multiplication.
26th Apr 2019, 08:21
Replies: 27
Views: 5,875
Posted By ian16th

Not the Beverley.

Not the Beverley.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2019, 11:59
Replies: 117
Views: 22,154
Posted By ian16th

I think that you are confusing L&P with HP Sauce....

I think that you are confusing L&P with HP Sauce.
HP production has moved to Holland.

From a Redcar Lad that lived in Worcester.

UTB
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2019, 10:37
Replies: 49
Views: 4,667
Posted By ian16th

Shopping Malls are the modern Department Store,...

Shopping Malls are the modern Department Store, with parking.

Its just each department is now a separate business.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2019, 09:57
Replies: 94
Views: 17,760
Posted By ian16th

If you were trained at Yatesbury as a Boy...

If you were trained at Yatesbury as a Boy Entrant, that wouldn't be a problem.

One of our early workshop missions was to make one!
16th Mar 2019, 09:56
Replies: 148
Views: 111,223
Posted By ian16th

The rank of Chief Tech came into being in 1951! ...

The rank of Chief Tech came into being in 1951!

Flt Sgt's were called 'Chief' for many years after that.

Dunno if they still are.

Chief Tech and Junior Tech were the only Tech ranks to...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2019, 09:32
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
Posted By ian16th

I also thought about an XF, when I was in my...

I also thought about an XF, when I was in my 70's.
I didn't, I'm now in my 80's and looking at a Mazda3.

That's if I can get the run out model at a discount.
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