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by PeteP
10 Jun 2020, 11:59
Forum: CBFS Forum
Topic: HU! Fsx Blackburn Beverley
Replies: 56
Views: 3221

Re: HU! Fsx Blackburn Beverley

I thought the unit number was familiar, Brian, and a quick Google revealed that 242 OCU moved from Dishforth to RAF Thorney Island the following year. Thorney was just a few miles east of where I grew up and Beverlys, Hastings and Argosys (Argosies?) regularly droned over my house during circuit bas...
by PeteP
20 May 2020, 15:13
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Red Arrows to Remain in Lincolnshire.
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Red Arrows to Remain in Lincolnshire.

...could be/might be a rather crucial decision on whether or not the Red Arrows should continue in their present form. Funnily enough, Nigel, that same thought crossed my mind but they've survived threats to their existence many times before. Despite the fact that they're an absolute and utter pain...
by PeteP
20 May 2020, 09:53
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Red Arrows to Remain in Lincolnshire.
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Red Arrows to Remain in Lincolnshire.

Interesting, Nigel, but it doesn't seem so clear cut in the announcement on the RAF's site https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/red-arrows/news/red-arrows-relocation-to-raf-waddington/ . The sentence " There will now be an assessment study to examine and cost the options before developing a business...
by PeteP
17 May 2020, 18:53
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: WW2 Updated...............
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: WW2 Updated...............

Brilliant stuff! And on the same subject: If WW2 Had Started Last Week Can I have more clarity on the “Your country needs you” slogan, it’s too ambiguous Why aren’t you doing enough to prevent these air raids? Does the siren apply to everyone? There are only male and female toilets in the air raid s...
by PeteP
11 May 2020, 07:39
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: This is French for.....
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: This is French for.....

I see, through further reading (eyeballing, NOT the town!) that Middlesex was officially eliminated in 1965, but I also see that people who live there, still say they live in Middx. Indeed Mike - I think it's part of Greater London now - but despite not existing, it still has a half-decent cricket ...
by PeteP
10 May 2020, 19:28
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: This is French for.....
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: This is French for.....

You beat me to it Pete. I think I’m correct in saying that Reading is the county town of Berkshire ... Yes it is Eric and my 'home' for 29 years. Did I really manage to commute on the M4 from Reading to the Heathrow turn-off for nearly 30 years? Goodness me but doesn't time fly when you're having f...
by PeteP
10 May 2020, 17:51
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: This is French for.....
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: This is French for.....

Airspeed wrote: 10 May 2020, 05:49 Slough is still in Middlesex, Keith ( I just checked, as we used to go there in the 50s)
Heaven alone knows what source you checked for that fact Mike but Slough is in Berkshire! I think you (and Keith) should take a little more water with it. ;)

Pete
by PeteP
15 Mar 2020, 15:55
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Corona Leaders
Replies: 21
Views: 1290

Re: Corona Leaders

blanston12 wrote: 15 Mar 2020, 15:50 I thought it was all on line now.
Well, yes, but an iPad is nowhere near as kind to the bum as newspaper, nor anywhere near as efficient!
P.
by PeteP
15 Mar 2020, 15:49
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Corona Leaders
Replies: 21
Views: 1290

Re: Corona Leaders

Er... wouldn't that imply an ability to read? :hide:

Mr X of Bedhampton
by PeteP
15 Mar 2020, 08:01
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Language difficulty
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Language difficulty

Damned if I know, Mike but you're not the only one to wonder about this. An article in the Financial Times suggested that it was "... in the interest of a pastiche of the 19th-century novel. Why else would the word damned be spelt “d__ned” whenever it occurs;" :dunno: Puzzled Pete of Portsmouth