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29th Nov 2019, 23:30
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Posted By Ormeside28

Because of the high casualty rate of Glider...

Because of the high casualty rate of Glider pilots at Arnhem, we pilots, home from the Empire Air Training Scheme and the British Flying Training Schools in the USA, and awaiting further training for...
14th Nov 2019, 21:40
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Views: 3,674,557
Posted By Ormeside28

Thank you Geriaviator. Still around!

Thank you Geriaviator. Still around!
14th Nov 2019, 12:56
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,674,557
Posted By Ormeside28

Thank you Danny. You welcomed me so many years...

Thank you Danny. You welcomed me so many years ago. I was lucky enough to be trained at 1 BFTS in Texas, you suffered under the Arnold Scheme. I am glad that we were able to communicate one to one...
8th Oct 2019, 15:13
Replies: 1,174
Views: 807,945
Posted By Ormeside28

Joined up on 9 March 1942, my eighteenth...

Joined up on 9 March 1942, my eighteenth birthday. Two weeks later interviewed in Birmingham, medical and number. Told to go home and await instructions. Finally called to Air Crew Receiving...
16th Sep 2019, 23:16
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Posted By Ormeside28

As a “newly winged “ RAF pilot expecting to fly...

As a “newly winged “ RAF pilot expecting to fly Spitfires or Mustangs, because of the casualties suffered by the Glider Pilot Regiment on the 17th September 1945 and the following week, I became a...
12th May 2019, 16:49
Replies: 67
Views: 17,460
Posted By Ormeside28

Many years ago and a long time after I left the...

Many years ago and a long time after I left the R.A.F my hearing was checked and I was given an award of, if I remember correctly, 1500. This was put down to flying several thousand hours in the...
10th May 2019, 13:27
Replies: 67
Views: 17,460
Posted By Ormeside28

Shackleton ear!!

Shackleton ear!!
14th Nov 2018, 19:32
Replies: 161
Views: 33,898
Posted By Ormeside28

Thank you Danny for welcoming me on YOUR ...

Thank you Danny for welcoming me on YOUR programme so many years ago. I wish you a safe voyage and a welcome reunion in the Crewroom which we all ( hopefully ) aspire to. My condolences to your...
10th Nov 2018, 17:27
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Views: 3,674,557
Posted By Ormeside28

A very happy Birthday Danny from Ormeside. Big...

A very happy Birthday Danny from Ormeside. Big parade tomorrow. Bonfire on the Orme summit tomorrow evening. Kind regards.
15th Oct 2018, 22:52
Replies: 5
Views: 2,007
Posted By Ormeside28

Time of take off, time of landing

Time of take off, time of landing
28th Sep 2018, 22:18
Replies: 48
Views: 9,422
Posted By Ormeside28

bacanguy, I feel that you think that I am...

bacanguy, I feel that you think that I am advocating a return to hazing, certainly not. We had 20% American Aviation Cadets on our course18 at Terrell. And they regaled us with horror stories of...
28th Sep 2018, 16:08
Replies: 48
Views: 9,422
Posted By Ormeside28

As one lucky enough to be trained in Texas from...

As one lucky enough to be trained in Texas from 1943/1944 at 1 British Flying Training School at Terrell, 30 miles east of Dallas, I envy those equally given good fortune. We didn’t suffer the...
28th Aug 2018, 15:23
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Views: 3,674,557
Posted By Ormeside28

When I rejoined in Feb 1951 my first posting, to...

When I rejoined in Feb 1951 my first posting, to await further training, was to Valley as a Link Training Instructor. Nobody was interested in the Link, so I attached myself to 20 Squadron. I was...
16th Aug 2018, 12:53
Replies: 29
Views: 7,471
Posted By Ormeside28

Dave68.And the locals would be delighted to see...

Dave68.And the locals would be delighted to see the RAF back!
10th Aug 2018, 18:51
Replies: 29
Views: 7,471
Posted By Ormeside28

In my happy days in Coastal Command in the 50s...

In my happy days in Coastal Command in the 50s and 60,s we were operationally run by the Royal Navy through joint Maritime Headquarters in U.K., Malta and Singapore. Never a problem, and we enjoyed...
24th Jun 2018, 14:04
Replies: 28
Views: 3,367
Posted By Ormeside28

A dear friend of mine, since deceased, was an...

A dear friend of mine, since deceased, was an Observer in the Fleet Air Armfrom 1939 onwards and later in the Reserve. He flew the last Swordfish ( his pilot did!) out of Crete under fire and...
18th May 2018, 23:32
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,674,557
Posted By Ormeside28

Poor Danny! Not only were you way out in the...

Poor Danny! Not only were you way out in the sticks, but you suffered demerits and senior course syndrome. Our American Aviation Cadets. ( 20 % ) on our course at Terrell couldn’t believe...
18th May 2018, 15:02
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Views: 3,674,557
Posted By Ormeside28

The Stearman, PT17s which we had at Terrell ( 1...

The Stearman, PT17s which we had at Terrell ( 1 BFTS ) were numbered and we logged the numbers in our log books, likewise the “Harvard” or AT6a. Our pay October to June 1943/4 was 25 dollars every...
15th May 2018, 22:48
Replies: 16
Views: 2,563
Posted By Ormeside28

I once had a Yorkshire Navigator who reckoned...

I once had a Yorkshire Navigator who reckoned that Eskimo started north of Stockton a W—S south of Bawtry. And he was ea good Nav!!
29th Apr 2018, 14:18
Replies: 18
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ormeside28

Danny. Yes, I am quite sure that PNB after ITW...

Danny. Yes, I am quite sure that PNB after ITW and LAC was 7/3 per day, as I left Barclays as a junior clerk on joining RAF in Nov 1942 at a weekly wage of 35/- shillings and increased that by nearly...
28th Apr 2018, 05:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ormeside28

In the PNB Scheme, passing out from ITW as an LAC...

In the PNB Scheme, passing out from ITW as an LAC meant seven shillings and three pence a day, up from three shillings. Riches indeed!! (1942/3)
14th Apr 2018, 12:08
Replies: 201
Views: 37,718
Posted By Ormeside28

It is still OUR Royal Air Force. Good show lads...

It is still OUR Royal Air Force. Good show lads (and lasses!) Salute!!
11th Apr 2018, 14:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ormeside28

Another good man gone. My condolences to his...

Another good man gone. My condolences to his family
17th Mar 2018, 18:27
Replies: 66
Views: 15,137
Posted By Ormeside28

Sometimes though Pontious it was “ plus three,...

Sometimes though Pontious it was “ plus three, plus two, zero boost minus two, minus four then a frantic MY POWER!! Shades of 47 At Topcliffe. Happy days!!, kind regards.
17th Mar 2018, 13:35
Replies: 66
Views: 15,137
Posted By Ormeside28

I remember my Flight Engineers. All older than...

I remember my Flight Engineers. All older than me, all gone. Where would we have been without them. In the Neptune Harry ———— sat on a wooden stool in the entranc to the cockpit, next to the bank...
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