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Red Arrows

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • bryanbbryanb Forumite
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    Buellguy wrote: »
    Not the ones we met at Waddington LOL. Although (I was army and worked Tri-service most of my career) the funniest was when being visited by a whole load of aircrew, my boss (Wing Commander ATT) pulled about 3 of them aside and asked them why they were wearing flying suits on a visit to an office environment. I was (semi) privy to the conversation that went somewhat along the lines of 'by coming in here dressed like that you are going specifically against the orders of your station commander, shall I just phone him now? Oh, and by the way, everyone out in that office thinks you look like a complete and utter c%^k, now on your next visit I expect to see you all in blues, GO AWAY, you are an embarrassment'


    Left work with a smile on my face that day LOL (and I'm not just picking on the RAF, if an Army bloke had turned up in scruffy field kit or Navy in working rig they'd have got the same)


    Had a similar experience in 71. We landed at Thorney island unexpectedly, and without our backup Hercules. All uniforms etc in the Herc carried on to base. We were forbidden to enter Sgts Mess to eat. SWO unbending in applying rules.
    The Gnat had no place to stow anything larger than a screwdriver BTW.
    This is an open forum, anyone can post and I just did !
  • BuellguyBuellguy Forumite
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    bryanb wrote: »
    Had a similar experience in 71. We landed at Thorney island unexpectedly, and without our backup Hercules. All uniforms etc in the Herc carried on to base. We were forbidden to enter Sgts Mess to eat. SWO unbending in applying rules.
    The Gnat had no place to stow anything larger than a screwdriver BTW.

    Nah, don't believe that LOL
  • edited 27 July 2014 at 9:23PM
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    edited 27 July 2014 at 9:23PM
    At 1550 hours today, we were sat in our back garden when the Red Arrows flew across directly above us!

    Presumably they were leaving the Cleethorpe's air show and heading home?
    In memory of Chris Hyde #867
  • I've never been to the air show or heard of it despite living in the north east for the last few years :o
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  • Lincoln_ImpLincoln_Imp Forumite
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    amistupid wrote: »
    At 1550 hours today, we were sat in our back garden when the Red Arrows flew across directly above us!

    Presumably they were leaving the Cleethorpe's air show and heading home?

    Heading to Cleethorpes ,Their display started at exactly 16.00

    Got some pics to post up when i get a minute
    Have a nice day :)
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    amistupid wrote: »
    At 1550 hours today, we were sat in our back garden when the Red Arrows flew across directly above us!

    Presumably they were leaving the Cleethorpe's air show and heading home?


    Nope I sorted that for you Adey :) Glad you enjoyed it!
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Just watched the program on BBC2 Under the bubble. Really makes you appreciate how good those guys are......
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Heading to Cleethorpes ,Their display started at exactly 16.00

    Got some pics to post up when i get a minute

    I hear it started rolling display and switched to Full....was a rolling display at Sunderland this morning.
  • edited 28 July 2014 at 8:00AM
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    edited 28 July 2014 at 8:00AM
    colinw wrote: »
    Just watched the program on BBC2 Under the bubble. Really makes you appreciate how good those guys are......

    The OH has just watched it, she said they fly as close as four feet from each other.

    Which is closer than I can get to her when I feel randy. :)
    In memory of Chris Hyde #867
  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    We just watched the documentary they are amazing...not sure I would cope with flying upside down myself.
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