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6th Aug 2020, 10:52
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Posted By Hipper

Mauripur 1951

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x387/r18s_eba4e9cbc2249b4bd8437b57276f3ac88a4766a6.jpg


Anybody any idea what is going on here?

This was taken in 1951 at Mauripur RAF...
16th Jun 2020, 09:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By Hipper

Be interesting if you could have a go again now...

Be interesting if you could have a go again now and see if you would get through.

Not quite the same but I failed my eleven plus. Recently I took a similar exam on line and passed. Unfortunately...
12th Jun 2020, 11:16
Replies: 29
Views: 7,674
Posted By Hipper

The classic book on RN submarine warfare is...

The classic book on RN submarine warfare is Edward Young's One of Our Submarines. Later in the book he enters the Japanese war and as you say, at this time they were feeding on scraps.
12th Jun 2020, 11:12
Replies: 29
Views: 7,674
Posted By Hipper

I first saw the original Das Boot as a television...

I first saw the original Das Boot as a television mini series on BBC2. According to Wiki this comprised six fifty minute episodes and was in 1985. The original 149 minute film had been released in...
27th Jan 2020, 20:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By Hipper

I never heard of this and I thought I knew a bit...

I never heard of this and I thought I knew a bit about Enigma. I don't recall it mentioned in Hinsley's British Intelligence in the Second World War although I could have missed it.

Here's a bit...
14th Dec 2019, 10:58
Replies: 8
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hipper

AAIB report on the BBC: ...

AAIB report on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-50780832

How strange that it has some things in common with this crash in August 1960 involving my father's Valiant...
4th Dec 2019, 18:47
Replies: 34
Views: 8,334
Posted By Hipper

I thought the point of Air Gunners, at least in...

I thought the point of Air Gunners, at least in practice (as opposed to theory) was not just using the guns but also - perhaps mostly - to look out for friendly aircraft (collisions), their bombs,...
23rd Jun 2019, 11:32
Replies: 60
Views: 16,443
Posted By Hipper

Giles take on the effects on Londoners of the V1...

Giles take on the effects on Londoners of the V1 campaign.

'It's ridiculous to say these new flying bombs have affected people in any way!'

...
19th Jun 2019, 12:52
Replies: 79
Views: 27,931
Posted By Hipper

I'm not aircrew. Is there really a problem...

I'm not aircrew.

Is there really a problem with this landing. Presumably there are no passengers on board so that's not an issue. What about stress to the airframe?
19th Jun 2019, 12:45
Replies: 60
Views: 16,443
Posted By Hipper

My Dutch born mother was in The Netherlands...

My Dutch born mother was in The Netherlands during the war. She had a scar on her forehead and told us young boys it was caused by a V2 rocket. Of course I assumed she meant that the rocket had hit...
11th Jun 2019, 18:39
Replies: 44
Views: 12,336
Posted By Hipper

The King's Choice - the sinking of the Blucher: ...

The King's Choice - the sinking of the Blucher:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ79i11JSnU

I think this is pretty good but on the IMDB someone points out that 'The rate of fire from the smaller...
6th Jun 2019, 11:31
Replies: 44
Views: 12,336
Posted By Hipper

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3486080/reviews?ref_=t...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3486080/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

This review seems fair. Basically the film had a budget of 80,000!
6th Jun 2019, 11:23
Replies: 44
Views: 12,336
Posted By Hipper

'You can't tell a book by it's covers' is true! ...

'You can't tell a book by it's covers' is true!

I knew an author of war history and he told me he had little say on the cover art.
20th May 2019, 17:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By Hipper

Snaith Days by Keith S Ford (superb book if you...

Snaith Days by Keith S Ford (superb book if you can find it) has the following on pages 45-46:

Base and aircraft were allocated operational call signs for both R/T (voice) and C/W (morse)...
12th May 2019, 19:04
Replies: 103
Views: 46,898
Posted By Hipper

'All three of them'.

'All three of them'.
14th Apr 2019, 14:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,803
Posted By Hipper

I don't know what the situation is with Canadians...

I don't know what the situation is with Canadians who flew in the RAF but the next of kin of a British RAF personnel can get info about their career:
...
7th Mar 2019, 09:28
Replies: 2,157
Views: 2,653,122
Posted By Hipper

Another question then. When a pilot submits his...

Another question then. When a pilot submits his flight plan does he have to show his Flight Crew Licence?
5th Mar 2019, 21:07
Replies: 113
Views: 45,279
Posted By Hipper

Norway is an area where a few WW2 German ships...

Norway is an area where a few WW2 German ships got spectacular damage.

Gneisenau:

Gneisenau - Gallery - Operation "Juno" (http://www.scharnhorst-class.dk/gneisenau/gallery/gallgneisejuno.html)...
2nd Mar 2019, 12:09
Replies: 2,157
Views: 2,653,122
Posted By Hipper

I generally agree with the 'rules is rules'...

I generally agree with the 'rules is rules' concept and that they should be followed as I presume they are designed for safe flying, but I'd like to ask, are there more accidents involving 'grey...
27th Feb 2019, 14:15
Replies: 2,157
Views: 2,653,122
Posted By Hipper

I'm not in the aviation industry, just...

I'm not in the aviation industry, just interested, and I would like to ask a couple of questions please.

1. In relation to VFR and IR flying, firstly, I presume it is reasonable to assume that a...
26th Feb 2019, 15:04
Replies: 67
Views: 20,072
Posted By Hipper

Thanks to everyone for their contributions. I...

Thanks to everyone for their contributions. I appreciate everyone posting openly on a troubling subject. I'm more enlightened as a result.
22nd Feb 2019, 12:04
Replies: 67
Views: 20,072
Posted By Hipper

Question: Pilots in Crashing Aircraft Avoiding People on the Ground

This may be a subject that is a bit distasteful and if the mods think it unacceptable they are welcome to delete it with my apologies.

A current thread marks a flypast for a crashed USAAF aircraft...
17th Feb 2019, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Hipper

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-44769549/the-last...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-44769549/the-last-survivor-of-the-great-escape-camp-tells-his-story
10th Feb 2019, 18:08
Replies: 2,157
Views: 2,653,122
Posted By Hipper

Mr Ibbotson was 59. Lawyers etc. have...

Mr Ibbotson was 59.

Lawyers etc. have internships where they don't get paid to get experience.
5th Feb 2019, 10:25
Replies: 40
Views: 15,412
Posted By Hipper

Thanks or that. I love the one about a third...

Thanks or that.

I love the one about a third the way down where a Liberator has tail damage caused by a collision with 'another Liberator who didn't see her and got too close'!
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