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11th May 2015, 21:53
Replies: 39
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Posted By pbk

The picture was almost definitely taken from...

The picture was almost definitely taken from Tacan Hill, but not necessarily at the top. VicDet Tents were located at the bottom of tacan hill as were HercDet.
Sad to see some kn#bs have desecrated...
4th Aug 2014, 11:33
Replies: 145
Views: 28,685
Posted By pbk

I dont generally catch this sort of tv programme,...

I dont generally catch this sort of tv programme, and really only started watching as I couldn't find the remote. However, having deliberately avoided anything to do with the Red Arrows over the...
28th Jul 2014, 13:35
Replies: 101
Views: 38,356
Posted By pbk

Best........... Thorney Island, such a holiday...

Best........... Thorney Island, such a holiday camp just didnt know it: Still nice to see the sailing club at reunion time every year along with Big E. Wonder what happened to Imshee?

Waddo, Line...
22nd May 2014, 21:55
Replies: 4,756
Views: 1,271,099
Posted By pbk

A62 Re: your#67, The Jato cans did have a...

A62
Re: your#67,
The Jato cans did have a connection with the Sqdn at the very least. I was at a beercall as the 79 Rodeo team was put together (XV210) and they were specifically pointed out to me...
19th May 2014, 21:24
Replies: 4,756
Views: 1,271,099
Posted By pbk

Previous post may give the impression that SFS...

Previous post may give the impression that SFS was fitted to Vs. It wasnt, only to Britts, but you already knew that, just making sure you knew that I knew that................etc etc.
19th May 2014, 21:17
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Posted By pbk

The RAF did actually use JATO, but possibly only...

The RAF did actually use JATO, but possibly only once. The 'cans' that were used were in one of the sqdn crew rooms at Rompers (dont ask which one, the sqdns were just a blur to Linies).

The auto...
12th May 2014, 22:44
Replies: 4,756
Views: 1,271,099
Posted By pbk

GOPHER01 Were you at the Thorney reunion on...

GOPHER01
Were you at the Thorney reunion on saturday (10th)?

70 ex Thorney personnel turned up at the sailing club for our 3rd annual reunion and talk dirty about when we were 18 and falling over...
25th Mar 2014, 13:50
Replies: 234
Views: 51,414
Posted By pbk

Sept 66, G196....

Sept 66, G196....
23rd Mar 2014, 16:50
Replies: 234
Views: 51,414
Posted By pbk

Getting back to Fulton Block on Saturday morning...

Getting back to Fulton Block on Saturday morning after 24 + hrs in sick quarters curtesy of Doc 'arold after your 1st ever night on the p*ss and finding you still have a ten bob note and some change...
19th Mar 2014, 10:38
Replies: 234
Views: 51,414
Posted By pbk

When you took part in the Royal Tournament that...

When you took part in the Royal Tournament that celebrated the 1st 50 years of the RAF, and we are only 4 years away from the service centenary.

When the very boyish client who commissions you to...
19th Feb 2014, 09:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By pbk

Ex Vimy ground crew? Great Grandad would love an...

Ex Vimy ground crew? Great Grandad would love an afternoon out.......
10th Feb 2014, 23:05
Replies: 120
Views: 21,580
Posted By pbk

Funny how you remember a/c numbers, XV 307 brings...

Funny how you remember a/c numbers, XV 307 brings back a terrifying moment as my pension was due in a couple of months; winter 89/90, towing 307 to bay 43 at Rompers, directly in front of ops, wet...
28th Dec 2013, 13:45
Replies: 45
Views: 10,531
Posted By pbk

I think rather more of us a at least secret...

I think rather more of us a at least secret modellers, but I am sure that modelling was almost a right of passage in my schoolboy days. Not many lads went without an Airfix Spitfire, a brilliant...
13th Nov 2013, 21:32
Replies: 103
Views: 42,527
Posted By pbk

Unfortunately, The front end of the aircraft slid...

Unfortunately, The front end of the aircraft slid past me at J16 of the M4 at around 2pm today, heading east, roughly cut, and in a sorry state.....
6th Sep 2010, 23:21
Replies: 28
Views: 8,116
Posted By pbk

Funny, but my Flt Sgt at Marham in 85 reckoned...

Funny, but my Flt Sgt at Marham in 85 reckoned those conifers were Norfolk Pine
14th Jul 2009, 21:47
Replies: 18
Views: 3,286
Posted By pbk

TSR2?........................

TSR2?........................
25th May 2009, 22:02
Replies: 26
Views: 5,449
Posted By pbk

Interested to see the negative comments regarding...

Interested to see the negative comments regarding the ergonomics of the beam compass display. Always remember what a pain in the butt it was to change it on the Vulcan. Perhaps this explains the...
27th Mar 2009, 22:03
Replies: 104
Views: 15,258
Posted By pbk

As an afterthought, in this day and age of...

As an afterthought, in this day and age of expensive fuel and diesel cars, I wonder what the average fuel consumption of the liney landies work out at?
27th Mar 2009, 21:59
Replies: 104
Views: 15,258
Posted By pbk

When Albert jumps the chocks on "brakes off" on...

When Albert jumps the chocks on "brakes off" on bay 43 and rolls towards the bund road and your pension appears to be rolling away in front of your eyes.

Topping up allison engine oils with a...
26th Mar 2009, 21:38
Replies: 144
Views: 76,538
Posted By pbk

Had a conversation with a client about 15 yrs...

Had a conversation with a client about 15 yrs ago, he was ex aircrew, I was ex linie on hercs at Thorney and Lyneham. discussing life and times in the mob, turned out he was the Flight engineer on ...
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