Chuck Yeager

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It doesn’t appear to have made it to the forums here. The BBC have reported that Chuck Yeager has sadly died

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Chucks Away then, RIP
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Normannis wrote:
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 7:52 am
It doesn’t appear to have made it to the forums here. The BBC have reported that Chuck Yeager has sadly died
Try Off Topic: Deceased 2020

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This is the appropriate place for it though, surely?

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In this instance, yes, here’s appropriate. I’m ok for a spot of duplication of someone mentions it in Off Topic, too.

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12 kills in WW2, including 5 in a day
Escaped being shot down through Spain to fight again
127 active missions in Vietnam
Trained 26 space bound astronauts
Decades of test flight service
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Jakesplanes wrote:
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 11:09 am
12 kills in WW2, including 5 in a day
Escaped being shot down through Spain to fight again
127 active missions in Vietnam
Trained 26 space bound astronauts
Decades of test flight service
97 years lived to the full.
And almost 80 years of disliking “Limeys”.

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And almost 80 years of disliking “Limeys”
His Twitter feed was always a good read - stereotypical 'Grandpa on social media for the first time' reading.

Many great achievements in this career but civility didn't seem to be a strong suit with him.

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speedbird2639 wrote:
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 11:58 am
And almost 80 years of disliking “Limeys”
His Twitter feed was always a good read - stereotypical 'Grandpa on social media for the first time' reading.

Many great achievements in this career but civility didn't seem to be a strong suit with him.
Whether it was the pilots, the beer or the quality of the “broads” in the local hostelries, he was never complimentary of Britain.

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He outright called Eric Brown a fraud and a liar and said that the UK contributed nothing to the war. Hard to find respect for him, to be honest.
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I think he was quite a marmite character TBH - certainly a brave chap but ruthless as well. His autobiography mentions 'waxing a lot of fannies' with Bud Anderson

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Wissam24 wrote:
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:01 pm
He outright called Eric Brown a fraud and a liar and said that the UK contributed nothing to the war. Hard to find respect for him, to be honest.
I'm glad someone else was thinking it!

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TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:41 pm
I think he was quite a marmite character TBH - certainly a brave chap but ruthless as well. His autobiography mentions 'waxing a lot of fannies' with Bud Anderson

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An autobiography that was apparently ghost-written.

A very eventful life, and as others have said a character who seemed to divide opinion.

RIP.

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I also saw something last night that suggested he was a massive racist who tried to block the first black astronauts, so add that to the list I guess.
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G-CVIX wrote:
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4:33 am
Wissam24 wrote:
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:01 pm
He outright called Eric Brown a fraud and a liar and said that the UK contributed nothing to the war. Hard to find respect for him, to be honest.
I'm glad someone else was thinking it!
+1... I remained really quiet over it. One of those times where if 'you can't say anything nice, don't say it' applies. I was the same with Maradonna to be fair.

And no, I wasn't jumping up and down in delight at their deaths either.

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TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:41 pm
I think he was quite a marmite character TBH - certainly a brave chap but ruthless as well. His autobiography mentions 'waxing a lot of fannies' with Bud Anderson

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What is "waxing a lot of fannies"? I don't think I should Google it.
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It’s his short hand for shooting enemy aircraft down. It made me chuckle each time he wrote it because I am juvenile

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I consider myself fortunate to be able to say I met Chuck Yeager. My wife and
I ran the local post office for many years. He heard we had some aeroplane
related stuff on the walls and popped in for a cuppa and a chat.

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psquiddy wrote:
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4:22 pm
TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:41 pm
I think he was quite a marmite character TBH - certainly a brave chap but ruthless as well. His autobiography mentions 'waxing a lot of fannies' with Bud Anderson

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What is "waxing a lot of fannies"? I don't think I should Google it.
I actually think you should :lol:

In this case, I suspect it's not a euphemism for anything, but rather a statement of fact that fannies were waxed.
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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