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Author Topic: In the News !!!  (Read 615035 times)

Baldrick

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1725 on: October 06, 2020, 07:38:02 pm »

Nato deployment.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1726 on: October 06, 2020, 09:11:58 pm »

Thats a funny image of the USS The Sullivans... :o  she is an Arleigh Burke Destroyer of some <<< sub 9,000 tonnes .... Derek


[PS I had to check as in OZ we have a television series call The Sullivans]
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1727 on: October 06, 2020, 09:28:49 pm »

But yes, here she is ....the USS The Sullivans ..3rd to Stdb off HMS Elizabeth..... :-X
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1728 on: October 07, 2020, 06:42:25 am »

Having read a bit about the 5 Sullivan boys I am not sure if I would name a ship after them.   Bunch of hooligans by all accounts.   Glorified by U.S. Navy to help enlistment after the Navy stuffed up.  >>:-(
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1729 on: October 08, 2020, 09:24:31 pm »


Mystery Deepens Around Unmanned Spy Boat Washed Up In Scotland:
https://tinyurl.com/yxgo8dlm


       
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1730 on: October 09, 2020, 09:04:50 am »


Mystery Deepens Around Unmanned Spy Boat Washed Up In Scotland:
https://tinyurl.com/yxgo8dlm



Just out of curiosity, how big are these things. Anyone know?

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1731 on: October 09, 2020, 09:21:24 am »

Looking at the picture on the link about 6foot long.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1732 on: October 09, 2020, 12:13:20 pm »

Looking at the article in tinyurl (the US manufacturer has identified the owner), and the other news above, it may well be that the US or another NATO ally is playing with floating drones to spot Russian subs. A bit like remote sensing.


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« Reply #1733 on: October 14, 2020, 09:07:26 am »







     In the Baltic Canal in Poland, they thought it was dodgy and they were dead right.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-54533860
     
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Re: WW2 Tallboy bomb finally goes off
« Reply #1734 on: October 14, 2020, 09:31:01 am »

My former squadron apologises for the fuse not being set correctly, the Armourers from 1944/5 are being retrained to prevent this from happening again! %) ;)
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Re: WW2 Tallboy bomb finally goes off
« Reply #1735 on: October 14, 2020, 10:44:26 am »

When I was seconded to the Kenyan Armed Forces I had the job of getting rid of 8 or 9 unexploded RAF 250 lb bombs which had been dropped during the Mau Mau  troubles.   Despite being very well tamped, they made lovely circles in the Bamboo plantations.   Pete
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Re: WW2 Tallboy bomb finally goes off
« Reply #1736 on: October 14, 2020, 02:25:05 pm »

Dear Nicks former Squadron.


We appreciate their efforts on retraining their armourers and reccomend that they use more Duct tape and Milliput in the future.


Kindest regards, Reassured of Crewkerne.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1737 on: October 19, 2020, 10:35:51 pm »

Forgive me but on seeing this in the local news I had one immediate question (I think it safe to assume HOW it got there)......  but NO mention of WHY??????????  I continually lose my faith in news reporting these days...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-54590948

Rather ironically I moved up here to Inverness in the first place to essentilly work on a long gone re-purposed airstrip and Catalina base!
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1738 on: October 19, 2020, 10:58:13 pm »

Look carefully children! can you see the man, he's waving  {-)




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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1739 on: October 19, 2020, 11:32:21 pm »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1740 on: October 19, 2020, 11:43:33 pm »


Just out of curiosity, how big are these things. Anyone know?

...Fascinating!  A quick google search reveals a lot bigger than I expected from the pic, but not so surprising given the task.  But the second submerisble part beneath also I would never have guessed.

Very interesting thanks.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1741 on: October 20, 2020, 12:20:20 am »

We used to moor up in Los Angeles by a bridge. One of these PBYs? Used to land on the water right next to us then put the wheels down and taxi up a slipway to do whatever then reverse the process and fly off again.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1742 on: October 20, 2020, 08:55:24 am »

more great pics here...


   A beautiful bird.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1744 on: October 20, 2020, 11:34:35 am »

Thought martin might have used picture 3 as the cat almost landing on nessy - hence why it needed towing  O0
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1745 on: October 20, 2020, 03:19:28 pm »


I think i have the HobbyKing Catalina  kit in the loft somewhere.... I wonder if AndyN wants it.....

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1746 on: October 21, 2020, 09:16:17 am »

You'd more than likely assume correctly  %)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1749 on: October 25, 2020, 06:32:29 pm »

There are posts on another forum apparently showing Chinook helicopters lowering fast RIBs near the tanker. Presumably SBS from Poole HQ.

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