Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: I知 feeling apprehensive!  (Read 1152 times)

raflaunches

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,291
  • The Penguins are coming!!!
  • Location: Back in the UK, Kettering, Northants
I知 feeling apprehensive!
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:13:17 AM »

Well today is the day that for the first time in 13.5 years that I知 truly apprehensive and probably a little scared...


Today the last of the Tonka ground crews find out where we go to after the Tornado goes to the great scrap yard in the sky in March. Many of us are on tender edge as the management have sent out the Padre to talk to us which indicates bad news, probably... {:-{


For me I知 feeling apprehensive as I致e never moved base before outside of training, just moved around different sections and squadrons so it痴 like being a young LAC again not knowing a damn thing and not knowing where anything is!


So many rumours around the squadrons both home and away, some we would like to be true others not so.


Fingers crossed that we get something good but I知 not counting on it... :((


P.s. I知 being pessimistic so if I get something good it値l be brilliant. :-))
Logged
Nick B

Help! The penguins have stolen my sanity, and my hot water bottle!

Illegitimi non carborundum!

Bob K

  • Bob K
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,587
  • Location: Windsor
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 07:14:27 AM »

Nick,   If you can't get a posting to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (maybe a last minute vacancy) then the new F-35 should be deploying fairly soon.  It might even come with a UK posting.
Best wishes, we will all be keeping our fingers crossed for you.
Logged
HMS Skirmisher (1905), HMS Amazon (1906), HMS K9 (1915), Type 212A (2002), HMS Polyphemus (1881), Descartes (1897), Iggle Piggle boat (CBBC), HMS Royal Marine (1943), HMS Agincourt (1912)

gingyer

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,440
  • Location: Glasgow
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 07:36:38 AM »

good luck Nick,
hopefully you get what you want but if its Lossie... then let us know I am sure we can
look after you when up here  :}
Logged

suffolk1928

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 08:11:12 AM »

Good luck Nick and fingers crossed!
Logged

KitS

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 196
  • Getting back into the hobby after years adrift...
  • Location: Lydney, Glos. UK
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 09:41:58 AM »


......the new F-35 should be deploying fairly soon.  It might even come with a UK posting.


At least four of them are already here, they flew into Marham about a month ago. That's almost commuting range from Kettering too.  ok2
Logged
Regards
Kit

raflaunches

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,291
  • The Penguins are coming!!!
  • Location: Back in the UK, Kettering, Northants
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 10:44:32 AM »

Thanks guys


Unfortunately the chances of a F35 vacancy is slim, I知 already at Marham and we致e been told that those who are on the new squadrons and support sections already know who they are. I知 not one of them :((


BBMF no vacancies for another two years at least as it痴 a fixed time tour.


Strangely Lossiemouth is full according to manning levels, so what does that leave? Hopefully not Benson or Odiham as I don稚 want to work helicopters...Brize Norton or Waddington apparently almost full so it痴 a bit worrisome as to what I値l get.


We will see this evening...
Logged
Nick B

Help! The penguins have stolen my sanity, and my hot water bottle!

Illegitimi non carborundum!

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9,500
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 10:55:00 AM »

Maybe a transfer to the RN and QE  ok2
Good luck this evening and let us know how things go.

Colin
Logged

roycv

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,027
  • Location: S.W. Herts
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 11:31:12 AM »

Good luck, hope all goes well, last time I was at RAF Marham they had RAF Washingtons and I was 14.
best regards,
Roy
Logged

rnli12

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 600
  • Location: Cornwall
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 12:40:11 PM »

I remember my appointer just said life in a blue suit go where you're drafted.............
Logged
Regards,

Rich

Neil

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,307
  • Location: near Fleetwood
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 12:45:40 PM »

Thanks guys

Hopefully not Benson or Odiham as I don稚 want to work helicopters...




in today's cutbacks in the armed services, a job is a job....and working on different aircraft only enhances your position when you finally leave the service and are looking for private work in the public service where those experiences and further qualifications will help enormously.


I wouldn't be too despondent, but look forward to new challenges. O0 :-))


bon chance'
Logged

Shipmate60

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,176
  • You bark - I will bite!!!
  • Location: Fareham
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 12:54:59 PM »

You will be fine Nick. Most of us have been there drafty can be a pain.


Bob
Logged
PFC, down but not out

raflaunches

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,291
  • The Penguins are coming!!!
  • Location: Back in the UK, Kettering, Northants
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 01:22:19 PM »

Fingers crossed  :-))


The problem with helicopters is the stuff that it comes with- living in a field for most of the year and going to some truly awful places. I致e worked really hard (unnecessarily sometimes) on Tornado and wouldn稚 mind something good for a change- really feels at times that you池e not appreciated by the RAF for the previous work you致e done. The last four years have been stupidly difficult with an aging airframe and lack of spares and when I got offered BBMF last year I thought that at last I壇 been rewarded for my work, sadly not so, I was promised to be on the first tranche of releases, sadly not so (I知 on the third and last), I was promised to only to do half this current operational deployment- I致e had to do an extra two weeks already! So you can see a pattern here... I don稚 mind working and having a job but it would be nice once in a while to see the icing and cherry on top of the cake!


I値l go where I知 ordered to go but there is only so much people will put up with, they better deliver this time <*<




Logged
Nick B

Help! The penguins have stolen my sanity, and my hot water bottle!

Illegitimi non carborundum!

timgarrod

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 263
  • Location: derby
    • Alvaston Pirates Model Boat Club
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 01:48:12 PM »

fingers crosses,

I was brought on bases in germany. All the Bases and towns/Schools I went to are now closed down. so many good memory of people and bases and hang over  {-) .


Logged

Neil

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,307
  • Location: near Fleetwood
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 02:05:27 PM »


there's always working on this one.....coming in for an attack on my Bismarck over my house this lunch time.


torpedo clearly viewable under her belly in the fuzzy shot ready for the home run.
Logged

KitS

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 196
  • Getting back into the hobby after years adrift...
  • Location: Lydney, Glos. UK
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 03:55:54 PM »

The training helicopters at Shawbury don't end up in fields and mud etc. They're spick and span the entire time, but you might get tee'd off with polishing them I guess.
Logged
Regards
Kit

raflaunches

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,291
  • The Penguins are coming!!!
  • Location: Back in the UK, Kettering, Northants
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2018, 04:09:41 PM »

Unfortunately helicopters at Shawbury are all civilian ground crews, same with Valley and Linton on Ouse.
Logged
Nick B

Help! The penguins have stolen my sanity, and my hot water bottle!

Illegitimi non carborundum!

Hotglove

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 114
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Rochester Kent
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 04:51:18 PM »

Can't offer any practical help, but my Brother, Brother-in-Law and Father-in-Law all served in the RAF, so just some appreciation for past efforts?
All the best,
Ian
Logged

dougal99

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,813
  • Huntingdon, Cambs, England
  • Location: Huntingdon, England
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 05:46:26 PM »


Nick from my time un the RAF (30+ years) I seem to remember something about 'taking a joke'


Best of luck wherever you end up.
Logged
Don't Assume Check

Perkasaman2

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 885
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: North East
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 07:40:30 PM »

My brother was in the raf and he always counselled and drilled the importance of P M A - positive mental attitude in every situation both in the service and in life in general. He flew 1200 hours in Lightnings at Binbrooke as a member of Eleven Squadron and as a LTF Instructor. He is now a Jumbo captain in BA and has just qualified as a glider pilot instructor aged 60. He lost three good friends all killed flying during his service.
We all need pma and I am sure your vital fast jet expertise won't be wasted in the current climate of cutbacks and financial troubles. Good luck.
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,356
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 09:01:47 PM »


One hopes not. Hey Nick, wishing you the best of luck. I am sure you are an expert on planning so focus your worry energy into working out what to do with your next posting and you will best it.


Perhaps the RAF need to get their jaguars out to give them a once over (assuming we still have some parked somewhere?!)
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

raflaunches

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,291
  • The Penguins are coming!!!
  • Location: Back in the UK, Kettering, Northants
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 05:27:42 AM »

Hi everyone


Thanks for the words of wisdom and support


A bit of a weird one for my posting and requires another interview in November to confirm my position before the potential 2 year courses start in April next year. All I can say that some of the year when the course is finished will be spent in Waddington but the course is something worth having- if I pass it I値l become a LAE (gotta love those military TLAs) or professionally a Licensed Aircraft Engineer!


But it depends on that interview in November so fingers crossed  :-))
Logged
Nick B

Help! The penguins have stolen my sanity, and my hot water bottle!

Illegitimi non carborundum!

Klunk

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 4,388
  • If you know who I am, please remind me!!
  • Location: luton, beds
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2018, 05:32:40 AM »

hey Nick. heads up mate. no idea where they could place you.....but you could go to do an exchange somewhere. maybe Norway! see you at deans open day if your still going
Logged
SECRETARY - LUTON AND DISTRICT MODEL BOAT CLUB
WARWICK IS AROUND THE CORNER........WHO IS UP FOR TRICKS ON PHIL?

raflaunches

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,291
  • The Penguins are coming!!!
  • Location: Back in the UK, Kettering, Northants
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2018, 05:42:49 AM »

Certainly will Pete, got leave booked around the Dean痴 mad weekend of fun- not going to miss it for the world! :-))
Logged
Nick B

Help! The penguins have stolen my sanity, and my hot water bottle!

Illegitimi non carborundum!

gingyer

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,440
  • Location: Glasgow
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 07:29:48 AM »

Pete.....
maybe its on hold until November and then your on Poseidon training... stateside!!  :-)) 
the first are due some point 2019


Now, how many fancy US kits/Hulls can we fit in a Posiedon hold my good bestest mate!  :D :D :D
Logged

gingyer

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,440
  • Location: Glasgow
Re: I知 feeling apprehensive!
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2018, 09:43:15 AM »

Pete.....
maybe its on hold until November and then your on Poseidon training... stateside!!  :-)) 
the first are due some point 2019


Now, how many fancy US kits/Hulls can we fit in a Posiedon hold my good bestest mate!  :D :D :D


Sorry Nick, pass why I said Pete there %)
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up