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by TobyV
05 Feb 2019, 23:30
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Tornados return to Marham for Retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Tornados return to Marham for Retirement

I thought it was "Must Replace Canberra Again" (attempt #1 being the TSR.2) or "Mother Riley's Cardboard Aeroplane" (a reference to its intention of being multi-rôle aircraft, something which turned out to be harder to achieve than thought) *-)
by TobyV
05 Feb 2019, 23:04
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Ruddy Traffic Wardens!!
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Ruddy Traffic Wardens!!

The only driving penalty/fine I have ever received was a fine for parking in Rugby. It was just before I moved to Switzerland and I wanted to take an old chair to a charity shop. Knowing that I would need to pay to park in the centre at that time and not wanting to carry in from outside the charge z...
by TobyV
09 Jan 2019, 00:00
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: A postcard from Paris - BEA Viking 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: A postcard from Paris - BEA Viking 1951

Thank you for sharing that wonderful gem, Toby! According to the 1951 timetables, there would have been three flights from London to Paris on which dinner was served: Bealine 345, departing London (Heathrow) for Paris-Le Bourget at 1930 local time; and Bealine flights 347 & 349, departing RAF North...
by TobyV
07 Jan 2019, 00:54
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Say "Aaaaah!"
Replies: 33
Views: 709

Re: Say "Aaaaah!"

Sorry to hear of this Mike, hope your wife is on the mend and some normality returns to 2019 for you. I've never visited Australia, but thanks to your post, I think I've (and anyone else reading this may also have) learned what the emergency services phone number is there, should I or anyone else he...
by TobyV
07 Jan 2019, 00:41
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: A postcard from Paris - BEA Viking 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 223

A postcard from Paris - BEA Viking 1951

Over the Christmas break, my mother showed me this postcard sent by my great grandfather to his daughter (my grandmother), seemingly written in flight from London to Paris in 1951. Assuming the postcard was purchased on board, the aircraft would be a Vickers Viking and I believe in 1951, the route w...
by TobyV
31 Dec 2018, 14:49
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: RIP Kris Ward
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: RIP Kris Ward

It seems he actually died last month (November), following some googling. Not sure why this is appearing in the Telegraph as if happened [very] recently. Perhaps took them a while to put together an obituary? Either way, I hadn't seen this before and both he and his father made valuable contribution...
by TobyV
31 Dec 2018, 13:59
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: RIP Kris Ward
Replies: 5
Views: 162

RIP Kris Ward

Son of Sharkey Ward of Falklands fame and also a Harrier pilot, died suddendly aged 45:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/ ... -soldiers/

Sorry most of the article is behind a paywall, cannot find another source yet.
by TobyV
07 Dec 2018, 09:59
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Happy birthday Filonian.
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: Happy birthday Filonian.

Happy birthday Graham! :cheers:
by TobyV
28 Nov 2018, 22:35
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: A store clerk asked me to do a survey.
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: A store clerk asked me to do a survey.

Dev One wrote:
28 Nov 2018, 22:31
In France a Total station is where one fills ones vehicle with the essential fluid to keep it going!
Funnily enough exactly what I thought!
by TobyV
28 Nov 2018, 22:35
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: A store clerk asked me to do a survey.
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: A store clerk asked me to do a survey.

Read the joke, scrolled down to the Wikipedia link, saw the picture, re-read the joke. Now I get it :) For me, as Mike said, a Transit is a Ford van - "the backbone of Britain" as the advert used to say. Until they closed the factory and moved production to Turkey of course. Small fact to bring us a...