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22nd Mar 2019, 23:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,843
Posted By langleybaston

The end of the Wildenrath MDA status celebration...

The end of the Wildenrath MDA status celebration was memorable. I have a massive commemorative stein ............... I can scarcely afford to fill it, and I would pass out if I drank the contents.
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15th Mar 2019, 16:55
Replies: 354
Views: 355,872
Posted By langleybaston

Any gap on the plane's surface would reflect...

Any gap on the plane's surface would reflect radar waves.

Really? new physics concept perhaps? Otherwise radar signals would be absorbed and re-radiated by deep space.

I think what is meant is...
14th Mar 2019, 20:47
Replies: 43
Views: 10,050
Posted By langleybaston

We know what it means but what is the relevance...

We know what it means but what is the relevance please?
14th Mar 2019, 19:02
Replies: 43
Views: 10,050
Posted By langleybaston

In a word, No. The Public Interest test is...

In a word, No.

The Public Interest test is far more nuanced.
14th Mar 2019, 15:43
Replies: 43
Views: 10,050
Posted By langleybaston

Where is the "public interest" aspect of this...

Where is the "public interest" aspect of this prosecution? I accept that there might be a reasonable chance of conviction [although how you chose a jury in NI baffles me] but public interest?
Not as...
10th Mar 2019, 23:53
Replies: 284
Views: 140,158
Posted By langleybaston

Yes, this may well be a MeToo thing for retired...

Yes, this may well be a MeToo thing for retired folk. Out of bed for the mandatory pump ship, but the carpet was not visible because I manoeuvre in the dark.

Terrifying. My doctor was very calm...
10th Mar 2019, 20:14
Replies: 284
Views: 140,158
Posted By langleybaston

a lot of holes in a lot of cheeses suddenly...

a lot of holes in a lot of cheeses suddenly happened at a very precise and very unfortunate moment in time?
https://www.pprune.org/images/statusicon/user_online.gif...
8th Mar 2019, 22:41
Replies: 284
Views: 140,158
Posted By langleybaston

The very nature of trial by jury ensures that...

The very nature of trial by jury ensures that some verdicts are unexpected, and some unpopular. Yes I too am uneasy about the case and the verdict.

Talk of retrial, as indeed of a second...
8th Mar 2019, 15:48
Replies: 284
Views: 140,158
Posted By langleybaston

As a reasonably well-informed layman I am...

As a reasonably well-informed layman I am surprised by the verdict.

Clearly it has sharply divided those qualified by experience and training to comment.

It is therefore hardly surprising that...
6th Mar 2019, 19:00
Replies: 395
Views: 203,761
Posted By langleybaston

I remember being shown a Tornado engine, in...

I remember being shown a Tornado engine, in pristine condition. I am not an engineer, but was struck by the sheer beauty, almost filigree in detail.
5th Mar 2019, 21:11
Replies: 113
Views: 39,017
Posted By langleybaston

and the Tirpitz ....... as to IX or 617 I...

and the Tirpitz .......

as to IX or 617 I know not, and nor do they.
4th Mar 2019, 18:18
Replies: 395
Views: 203,761
Posted By langleybaston

That video shows to me, a mere earthling, what...

That video shows to me, a mere earthling, what hard work went into the formation.

Hat off to the aircrew, the aircraft, the maintainers and the station. Thank you so much.
4th Mar 2019, 16:27
Replies: 15
Views: 5,165
Posted By langleybaston

I am reminded of the apocryphal RN destroyer...

I am reminded of the apocryphal RN destroyer survey into self abuse at sea:
95% said that they did, 5% were liars.
4th Mar 2019, 14:09
Replies: 1,923
Views: 296,517
Posted By langleybaston

Got something against the English, have we?...

Got something against the English, have we? Because the weather in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is always just so peachy?

Not so: I am English [don't claim to be British, both sides of...
28th Feb 2019, 20:35
Replies: 17
Views: 4,781
Posted By langleybaston

"We hold these truths to be self-evident." I...

"We hold these truths to be self-evident."
I see no honest and logical argument to disagree with the good judge.
28th Feb 2019, 19:56
Replies: 113
Views: 39,017
Posted By langleybaston

along with a few careers, one suspects

along with a few careers, one suspects
28th Feb 2019, 18:19
Replies: 67
Views: 17,658
Posted By langleybaston

My son was at RAFC [in the road!] for the 9 ship...

My son was at RAFC [in the road!] for the 9 ship today at 1515...... says there were lots of long lenses about. The weather was decidedly iffy, with patches of fairly low stratus associated with...
28th Feb 2019, 18:01
Replies: 79
Views: 16,158
Posted By langleybaston

Melchett, your "................ Wives insisting...

Melchett, your "................ Wives insisting on being saluted is up there with civil servant claiming to be ‘a wing commander equivalent’ " calls for a little amplification or clarification as...
27th Feb 2019, 21:56
Replies: 79
Views: 16,158
Posted By langleybaston

I do believe, by virtue of his full corporal...

I do believe, by virtue of his full corporal status and serving with the Household Division in London District, said soldier is/ was appointed a lance-sergeant and therefore to be addressed as...
27th Feb 2019, 20:09
Replies: 1,923
Views: 296,517
Posted By langleybaston

As far as I am concerned, a BBQ [the process, not...

As far as I am concerned, a BBQ [the process, not the kit] is to provide good food in an attractive social context.
For some it borders on an obsession or a cult or a religious practice.

The...
26th Feb 2019, 18:19
Replies: 395
Views: 203,761
Posted By langleybaston

Glad it is PM ..... I am in with a chance. All I...

Glad it is PM ..... I am in with a chance. All I need is the route so I can preposition!
23rd Feb 2019, 17:32
Replies: 21
Views: 3,110
Posted By langleybaston

everyone grasps the non-essential. I...

everyone grasps the non-essential.

I consider it relevant to protect the forum's continued tolerence of my presence.
Not being aircrew [despite my ambitions] or indeed RAF [medical reject] I just...
23rd Feb 2019, 17:07
Replies: 21
Views: 3,110
Posted By langleybaston

NONSENSE. Read the brief ....... it even...

NONSENSE.

Read the brief ....... it even includes weather-guessers.
21st Feb 2019, 15:13
Replies: 395
Views: 203,761
Posted By langleybaston

Saw them near M Keynes yesterday, and my...

Saw them near M Keynes yesterday, and my daughter's telephoto did the trick.

Please are there details of Cranwell rehearsal 28th Feb .... if it is PM I could manage it.
Morning would be a b*gger.
14th Feb 2019, 18:52
Replies: 51
Views: 29,665
Posted By langleybaston

#metoo! New boss took an instant [mutual]...

#metoo!

New boss took an instant [mutual] dislike. I waited until the last straw [delivered in writing to me] and then asked for interview with his boss.
Interview seemed neutral and...
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