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by toom317
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4667
Views: 352757

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

iainpeden wrote:
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 7:13 pm
... and it all led to those classic test questions: if it takes 3 men and a dog half a day to dig 3/4 of a hole how long is a piece of string.
Tuesday?
by toom317
Thu 16 Sep 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Top Gun 2 - Its Happening
Replies: 73
Views: 15524

Re: Top Gun 2 - Its Happening

Any longer and the F18 will be out of service. :grin:
by toom317
Thu 16 Sep 2021, 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aeralis Red Arrows?
Replies: 14
Views: 1660

Re: Aeralis Red Arrows?

DerekF wrote:
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 9:17 am
When the RAF only have ten Texans, and 28 Hawk T.2s a 9-ship is a luxury that will become increasingly difficult to justify.
With so few aircraft/pilots in the RAF nowadays, can the RAF justify having 9 pilots, who will probably come from the Typhoon/F35 fleet, tied up with display flying?
by toom317
Thu 16 Sep 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2279
Views: 138353

Re: The UKAR politics thread

starbuck wrote:
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 4:13 pm
Liz Truss. FFS....
FFS indeed.

by toom317
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2279
Views: 138353

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Tommy wrote:
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 8:15 am


Crucial point. But I daresay no one will consider asking Javid how that statement and the voter ID proposals mesh.
Can't get on an internal UK flight without photo ID. Are they scrapping that as well?
by toom317
Sun 05 Sep 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 282
Views: 30445

Re: The 2021 departures board

That's no age at all. Very sad.
by toom317
Sun 05 Sep 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Dowding Memorial, Moffat 5 Sept
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Dowding Memorial, Moffat 5 Sept

That time of year again, Battle of Britain weekend, and the flypast over the memorial to ACM Hugh Dowding at Moffat. This year Spitfire 19, PM631, did the honours. 3 flypasts over the memorial, but the pics taken from up a hill to the West of the town, with big crops. https://i.postimg.cc/HxLDj5Wv/Z...
by toom317
Fri 03 Sep 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2279
Views: 138353

Re: The UKAR politics thread

There is no trade deal with Narnia. The wood the wardrobe was made of, didn't come from a sustainable forest.
by toom317
Thu 02 Sep 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Prestwick 02/09/21
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Prestwick 02/09/21

Like that Shadow, haven't seen one in that scheme yet. Your Apache is ZJ220, not 200, but at least you got a nice bit of light on it to read it.
by toom317
Thu 02 Sep 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2279
Views: 138353

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Just watching Raab get a roasting. How did he get so far up the power structure. so utterly out of his depth I personally think it's because Boris surrounded himself with Brexit Yes (Wo)men. Anyone who supported Brexit got a prominent position in the Cabinet regardless of their strengths or weaknes...
by toom317
Sun 29 Aug 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Prestwick 28/08/21
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Prestwick 28/08/21

Very Nice Dougie.
by toom317
Thu 26 Aug 2021, 8:39 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: F15's Leeming 25th Aug
Replies: 0
Views: 483

F15's Leeming 25th Aug

Had a good day at Leeming, getting 8 of 11 F15's that were present throughout the day. https://i.postimg.cc/1zXHCWgm/Leem-01.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/J0V5hMp0/Leem-02.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dV469MVN/Leem-03.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/fRw5XWD0/Leem-04.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BbTcLkzg/Leem-05.jpg htt...
by toom317
Fri 20 Aug 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Buccaneer XW530 for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1270

Re: Buccaneer XW530 for sale

Domvickery wrote:
Fri 20 Aug 2021, 6:48 pm
£28k is very strong money for that
I don't know, chuck in a full tank of petrol and some pine tree air fresheners...
by toom317
Sun 08 Aug 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2279
Views: 138353

Re: The UKAR politics thread

FarnboroJohn wrote:
Sat 07 Aug 2021, 11:22 pm
... suddenly there's a story about how dear Boris was nearly drowned during his Scottish holiday: "oh, please don't hate me, please love me, I nearly died again..." Tosser.
Not so much nearly drowning, more like the sea rejected him, :face_vomiting:
by toom317
Sun 08 Aug 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Historic Helicopters...in the sun!
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Historic Helicopters...in the sun!

That looks like a decent day out, especially the sunny shots.
by toom317
Sun 08 Aug 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Captured Argentinian aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 2212

Re: Captured Argentinian aircraft

Farnboro John, I was in the Falklands back end of 82 into 83, and there were loads of those Mercedes jeeps on the go at the time. Certainly the Commander British Forces FI had one, as did a few other senior ranks. I think it was only the Army that was using them, I don't recall any being used by the...
by toom317
Sat 07 Aug 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Captured Argentinian aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 2212

Re: Captured Argentinian aircraft

Bearing in mind these airframes would have had no paperwork with them how did they fly them legally? Because in war you work with what you've got, and if utilising captured enemy aircraft helps with the task, then so be it. The guys who fly and maintain our stuff aren't stupid, and would be more th...
by toom317
Wed 04 Aug 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tokyo 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 2202

Re: Tokyo 2020

Caught a bit of the speed climbing this morning, whaaaat! Impressive stuff. :open_mouth:
by toom317
Mon 02 Aug 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Farewell E-3D Sentry
Replies: 45
Views: 5097

Re: Farewell E-3D Sentry

Tommy wrote:
Mon 02 Aug 2021, 12:07 pm
To be fair, the RAF Puma force just did an excellent 50th birthday flypast of much fo the country,
Well a bit of England anyway. :helicopter:
by toom317
Mon 02 Aug 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Identity Cards,your feelings/doubts
Replies: 48
Views: 1288

Re: Identity Cards,your feelings/doubts

A printed utility bill with your address on it! (Surprisingly difficult to find these days) most of my bills are now sent digitally, but most if not all have my name and address on still [/quote] 1st point, true, I usually have to use my council tax bill, which thankfully still comes by post. 2nd p...
by toom317
Sat 31 Jul 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Identity Cards,your feelings/doubts
Replies: 48
Views: 1288

Re: Identity Cards,your feelings/doubts

On the argument about visiting countries where ID is required, you do have the choice of not visiting that country. Having worked in a few countries where not only was an ID required, you had to carry it 24/7, and it isn't a pleasant feeling when the first thing a police officer asks you for is your...
by toom317
Sat 31 Jul 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tokyo 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 2202

Re: Tokyo 2020

Why the clown face? More gold today 🥇🥇 I believe the clown face is because Shriever's win comes just two years after she was forced to launch a £50,000 crowdfunder to finance her path to Tokyo as she does not receive funding from UK Sport. Correct, and I see today that one of the so called "elite" ...
by toom317
Fri 30 Jul 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tokyo 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 2202

Re: Tokyo 2020

Sport UK must be feeling really proud of themselves, after Beth Shriever's performance today. :clown:
by toom317
Tue 27 Jul 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Movies!
Replies: 674
Views: 167166

Re: Movies!

One of the great things about being a movie fan is discovering hidden gems. Stumbled across this last night, as with many Ozzy movies, it really is a Western (many references to "Bad Day at Bad Rock" - one of my favs) but nothing wrong with that, it's actually a sequel (looking forward to seeing "M...
by toom317
Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Stoneykirk Aviation Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Stoneykirk Aviation Museum

TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Tue 20 Jul 2021, 7:07 am
I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard of this museum
Me too. Just went to their site and I might try and do it in August. It's a long drive, but if the weather stays fine it will be a nice run out. Like you say the Dumfries Museum isn't open on Sundays, so no double header possible.