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12th Sep 2019, 21:23
Replies: 22
Views: 6,603
Posted By tremblerman

You are correct. I think the bus as a "target"...

You are correct.
I think the bus as a "target" was speculation.
The guys in the Q shed were very fortunate, especially the one who was stood next to the aircraft.
I do not recall any answer as to...
10th Sep 2019, 20:58
Replies: 22
Views: 6,603
Posted By tremblerman

As I recall, I was in the hangar at the time, an...

As I recall, I was in the hangar at the time, an F 4 in the Q.R.A. shed launched a Sidewinder at a bus on the St. Andrews road.
Fell in to the Eden Estuary fortunately.
21st Aug 2019, 20:46
Replies: 10
Views: 3,205
Posted By tremblerman

Nowt wrong with being a Trembler!

Nowt wrong with being a Trembler!
4th Aug 2019, 21:30
Replies: 24
Views: 6,642
Posted By tremblerman

As I recall from my own less than glittering...

As I recall from my own less than glittering military career, all sports were open to all ranks.
I played a fair bit of rugby and there were no ranks on the pitch or in the club.
I remember a J/T...
22nd Jun 2019, 21:01
Replies: 24
Views: 6,683
Posted By tremblerman

Lost sun glasses.

I know of one posing a...hole, who, upon being invited to a trip on a rather large yacht, went out and got himself the most expensive Ray Bans he could find.
Questioned why there was a bit of string...
3rd Jun 2019, 20:22
Replies: 43
Views: 11,157
Posted By tremblerman

The "coke bottle"shape of the F4 was straightened...

The "coke bottle"shape of the F4 was straightened out to get the Spey in. This affected the area rule characteristics.
The 7 tank was not in the fin, it was the last tank between the engines. It was...
2nd Jun 2019, 21:25
Replies: 43
Views: 11,157
Posted By tremblerman

The CSDU on the F4 was indeed a nightmare to...

The CSDU on the F4 was indeed a nightmare to replace. The comment made about changing it in a bay situation is absolutely correct.
We found this out when a couple of Woodhall Spa engine bay lads...
18th Mar 2019, 21:27
Replies: 632
Views: 323,365
Posted By tremblerman

The 228 OCU F4s had the 64 Sqdn Scarab Beetle on...

The 228 OCU F4s had the 64 Sqdn Scarab Beetle on the fins when I was on the line.
I still have know idea who I upset during training to get a wondrous posting like that!!!
13th Mar 2019, 21:19
Replies: 632
Views: 323,365
Posted By tremblerman

That is not an OCU paint job. It is a Trembler...

That is not an OCU paint job.
It is a Trembler (111 Sqn.).
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2019, 20:15
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,662,733
Posted By tremblerman

Manchester police arrested 100 Liverpool fans...

Manchester police arrested 100 Liverpool fans with flares last week.
The same ones they were wearing 29 years ago when they last won the title.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 20:07
Replies: 528
Views: 99,766
Posted By tremblerman

Her comments regarding the Manchester bombing...

Her comments regarding the Manchester bombing have earned her the right to a very warm welcome should she be stupid enough to come here.
19th Feb 2019, 19:54
Replies: 395
Views: 219,771
Posted By tremblerman

MRCA

For those of us ancients who can recall, was not the expression "must refurbish Canberra again" attributed to Uncle Roger writing his Straight and Level column in Flight International?
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2019, 20:41
Replies: 24
Views: 3,374
Posted By tremblerman

We had a Crew Chief at a well known but now...

We had a Crew Chief at a well known but now defunct British airline who was well capable of using 10 words when 4 would do.
Upon being informed that a battery overheat relief outlet was corroded...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Nov 2018, 20:32
Replies: 74
Views: 5,561
Posted By tremblerman

JW Lees Manchester Craft Lager is an excellent...

JW Lees Manchester Craft Lager is an excellent brew though a tad expensive, even for a Hale resident.
I quite enjoy the Original Lager, better price as well.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2018, 20:29
Replies: 74
Views: 5,561
Posted By tremblerman

Sorry to dissapoint, I cannot hear the railway...

Sorry to dissapoint, I cannot hear the railway from my hallowed halls so would have no reason to complain.
Why do you have a downer on A.G.S?
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Nov 2018, 20:35
Replies: 74
Views: 5,561
Posted By tremblerman

Krystal, have you ever been to the towns you...

Krystal, have you ever been to the towns you claim to have a social problem?
As a resident of Hale for the past 30+ years, the only social problem I have encountered is the exorbitant price charged...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2018, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By tremblerman

I was referred to as a "radical" for reading the...

I was referred to as a "radical" for reading the Guardian, quite a compliment I thought.
1st Oct 2018, 20:36
Replies: 139
Views: 30,485
Posted By tremblerman

S.W.O. at Leuchars had a corporal puppy name of...

S.W.O. at Leuchars had a corporal puppy name of Henry I think.
892 Sqdn. Royal Navy were also based at Leuchars.
Come embarkation time to the Ark, some wag puts a notice in the corporals club to...
19th Sep 2018, 20:05
Replies: 45
Views: 8,802
Posted By tremblerman

Remember when Dan Air paid a rather expensive...

Remember when Dan Air paid a rather expensive sign writer when one of there own staff could have done it for half the cost.
Ended up with Dan Air Lodon on the 1-11.
13th Sep 2018, 20:10
Replies: 120
Views: 20,574
Posted By tremblerman

Leuchars, mid seventies. Q.R.A. meals all...

Leuchars, mid seventies. Q.R.A. meals all provided by the Officers Mess.
As designated driver, only one allowed out of the Q.R.A. shed unless in an F4, on way to pick up chef and rations when hooter...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2017, 19:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By tremblerman

I knew Rod Temperton quite well as I went to...

I knew Rod Temperton quite well as I went to school with him and we worked together at a North Lincolnshire Holiday Camp during the summer holidays.
He was advised by "Careers Master" not to waste...
31st Jul 2017, 20:52
Replies: 0
Views: 776
Posted By tremblerman

Bill Bishop, Halton instructor.

Does anybody know what became of Bill?
As I remember, he was a Propulsion instructor when I did my fitters course 1976/77 (APF 1).
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jul 2017, 20:34
Replies: 9,718
Views: 758,059
Posted By tremblerman

Pontiscylithe aqueduct, excuse spelling.

Pontiscylithe aqueduct, excuse spelling.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2016, 18:32
Replies: 87
Views: 10,146
Posted By tremblerman

Yes, I worked in Styal prison for a short while...

Yes, I worked in Styal prison for a short while and have no desire whatsoever to go back in any capacity.
8th Aug 2016, 18:01
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,767,013
Posted By tremblerman

Please tell me I am not having flashbacks. ...

Please tell me I am not having flashbacks.
This morning I swear I saw a DC10 / MD11 climbing out of Manchester. I could not see any logo or tell what colour it was as the aircraft was too far away....
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