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by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: CSG21
Replies: 30
Views: 185
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Re: CSG21

Documentary film maker Chris Terrill will be onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth for the duration of the deployment, in order to produce a documentary series for the BBC in succession to his two previous series about life on the carrier. No doubt UP will see CSG21 as an excuse for more..... .....poncing abo...
by CharlieOneSix
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 5379
Views: 101029
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

EE sent a text back in June offering to change both our sim only fees from £9.62 per month, all calls and texts and 2GB data to £10 a month, all calls and texts and 20GB data per month per sim on a 12 month contract. It seems that as these are "special" terms for existing customers they are incapabl...
by CharlieOneSix
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 32516
Views: 436292
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

How am I meant to work out wind velocity and direction in flight, based upon observed drift in a helicopter, using a CRP 5 analogue computer (whizz wheel) in an R44 which requires hands on cyclic and collective 99.999% of the time, for me anyway, given my modest talent... :-? Shirley you have worke...
by CharlieOneSix
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: CSG21
Replies: 30
Views: 185
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Re: CSG21

Navy ditches ‘grillings’ as it revamps officer training for the modern age Tradition stretching back 200 years is jettisoned in favour of a 'holistic' feedback session Heaven help us! How long before this reflects life rather than a comedy skit....although some may say it's already fact..... https:...
by CharlieOneSix
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: CSG21
Replies: 30
Views: 185
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Re: CSG21

I didn't realise until just now that 617 Squadron is commanded by a RN officer for the first time in its history - the aptly named Commander Mark Sparrow. A genuine comment - not trying to have a dig!
by CharlieOneSix
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: HMS Defender, Russia and all that stuff
Replies: 176
Views: 1559
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Re: HMS Defender, Russia and all that stuff

Following on from FD2's account of the Ailsa Craig AGI, here's an excerpt about that from War History Online of the "On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service" book by submariner Lt Cdr Eric Thompson MBE..... The Captain, the lookout and I, three steely-eyed submariners all wearing uniform navy-blue berets a...
by CharlieOneSix
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 32516
Views: 436292
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Ex-Ascot wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:24 am
.......C16 any chance of SM getting a 'cripple sticker' They used to hand them out like sweeties.......
That day may come but at the moment she’s stubborn enough to cope without one. To be honest with our location and lifestyle it’s not too much of a problem.
by CharlieOneSix
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Views: 436292
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

......There are too many tourists, parking is impossible. Same here. Mrs C16 drove the 9 miles into Stonehaven yesterday, couldn't find anywhere to park without a long walk to the shops - which she can't do because of her back problems - so she drove home again. It beats me why anyone would want to...
by CharlieOneSix
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Views: 436292
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Cb's gave 18mm of rain in an hour at 0500 - a lot for these parts. Shall have to pump a bit out of the pond as it's overflowing. Don't know why the overflow pipe didn't work, probably stuffed full with a dead rat or similar. Can hear thunder in the distance but despite an Amber rain warning the morn...
by CharlieOneSix
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Views: 436292
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

My father died of a heart attack at 58 years old, it was an odd feeling year from my 58th birthday till my 59th. A bit late on parade with this but.... Father died at 67...and all on his side of the family, Grandfather at 56.....Great Grandfather at 65....Great Great Grandfather at 37....Great Grea...
by CharlieOneSix
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 5379
Views: 101029
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

Just had our DPD moment..... Very unusual for DPD. They have never failed us even in the snow or recently with closures on our 10 mile road when others such as Hermes and Yodel gave up without trying. When I've complained about those latter two companies to businesses that I've ordered from, some h...
by CharlieOneSix
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 5379
Views: 101029
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

So Tom Daley is proud to be a gay Olympics Champion. So why is him being gay relevant? In my youth I was proud to be a heterosexual junior County Fencing Champion (Foil) but unlike him I didn't emphasise the sex element. WTF has Daley's excellent achievement got to do with who he prefers to poke on ...
by CharlieOneSix
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Private Flying and Aerobatics
Topic: Wings of the Weird and Wonderful.....
Replies: 2
Views: 49
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Wings of the Weird and Wonderful.....

...borrowing Winkle's book title seems appropriate......ever heard of the Yak 110? Is this guy a genius or just plain mad!
by CharlieOneSix
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Fixed Wing Nostalgia
Topic: Another Navy Wings article...
Replies: 214
Views: 4210
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Re: Another Navy Wings article...

Undried Plum wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:43 am
.......A line of lipstick on a mirror by a Wren upon a billiard table, in a nice way, was used as a demonstrator to the Septics and became called "the ball".......
And there was me thinking Nick Goodhart invented the mirror deck landing sight. You learn something new every day!
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Fixed Wing Nostalgia
Topic: Another Navy Wings article...
Replies: 214
Views: 4210
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Re: Another Navy Wings article...

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:58 am
A long deceased Bristow pilot in ABZ was an ex-Seahawk pilot, having survived an ejection as a result of a mid-air collision with another one when he was based at Lossie......
Just found the details - Seahawks XE401 and WV839 collided during a formation change on 24 November 1960.
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Space Related (& Freight) Ops
Topic: SpaceX 1st Astronaut Launch
Replies: 707
Views: 7967
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Re: SpaceX 1st Astronaut Launch

From that Reuters article.....
The Europa Clipper mission is due for blastoff in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket owned by Musk's company,....
I suppose Heavy is an appropriate description - must be quite a bit of wake turbulence....
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Fixed Wing Nostalgia
Topic: Another Navy Wings article...
Replies: 214
Views: 4210
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Re: Another Navy Wings article...

Nice update on the Sea Hawk restoration in this week's newsletter...... I've always thought the Seahawk was a very attractive aircraft and I would have loved to fly it. A long deceased Bristow pilot in ABZ was an ex-Seahawk pilot, having survived an ejection as a result of a mid-air collision with ...
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Fixed Wing Nostalgia
Topic: Another Navy Wings article...
Replies: 214
Views: 4210
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Re: Another Navy Wings article...

....and then there was the minesweeping Whirlwind HAR1 helicopter from 1955. No idea how successful this was....and not sure if this was a John Sproule invention. The minesweeping gear replaced the ventral fin.
Whirlwind3.jpg
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Fixed Wing Nostalgia
Topic: Another Navy Wings article...
Replies: 214
Views: 4210
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Re: Another Navy Wings article...

.......I read the obituary, not of Cdr Sproule, but of the WREN who was the tester...... Sadly John Sproule was walking in Shoreham when he was killed in a road accident many years ago. A very pleasant man who I met a few times when he used to pop into our offices. Another of his inventions was the...
by CharlieOneSix
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 32516
Views: 436292
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Second day with 8/8 overcast. Slight drizzle and vis about 400 metres. 17C, forecast to be 24C later - can't see that happening. Electricity Board tree surveyor was here again earlier - 12 mature trees, mainly Sycamore weeds, marked with spray paint and to be cut down to provide the necessary cleara...