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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #100 on: January 19, 2019, 07:20:12 PM »

As they say in my job- why jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft! {-)

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2019, 07:27:35 PM »

As they say in my job- why jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft! {-)
Many fresh paras wonít get their wings due to cost cuts these days

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #102 on: January 19, 2019, 07:30:27 PM »

Many fresh paras wonít get their wings due to cost cuts these days




I might be wrong but everytime I've flown from Brize I've seen some Shorts Skyvans sitting on the pans. When I asked about them the aircrew said that they were used for parachute training so perhaps they use those more than the Hercs these days. I was surprised that there were some flying examples of Skyvans considering how old they are!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #103 on: January 19, 2019, 07:32:43 PM »

Theyíre more likely for free fall
Canít really do two sticks of 32 in battle order with full equipment from a flying breadbin  {-)
When I was at Brize in 78 the runway was used by Concorde pilots for night landing touch and go all feckin night
By morning all our bunks has slid to the centre of the billet  {-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #104 on: January 19, 2019, 07:37:58 PM »

May 1978 not long after Prince Charles and Andrew did their course
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #105 on: January 19, 2019, 07:42:25 PM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2019, 07:44:19 PM »

You're braver than me! Even when I'm sitting in the Tonkas with the live Martin Bakers its a scary thought that the handle between my legs can throw me out of the aircraft and shorten my spine by an inch (if I was strapped in!). Its a good thing that we have chaps that are as barmy as you guys to do those missions.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2019, 07:53:40 PM »

My mate on the back row broke his back on the course by landing in a tangle with another chute so practically upside down. Three Scottish lads quit and returned to regiment probably to be dismissed or transferred. One of them refused and the others folded with him. Theres a huge failure rate before the para course just to earn the Beret. 144 on my cadre on day one. 27 passed P company  {-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2019, 08:01:41 PM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #110 on: January 23, 2019, 12:10:13 PM »

Some EMA model supplies Plastic weld - though still have to find some mojo to go in the loft and start finishing victory  %)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #112 on: January 23, 2019, 02:23:30 PM »

Iíll see how close it is to the real thing when I get there! ok2
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #113 on: January 23, 2019, 08:49:39 PM »

Phone Qi charger mount delivered by Prime already. Very pleased with this.


Only suitable vent on the Berlingo is by the quarter light.
My new one on Friday has electric mirrors so the manual adjuster won't be a problem


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #114 on: January 24, 2019, 07:30:48 PM »

2x10L of adblue
I get my later model Berlingo tomorrow
A driving weekend ahead with visits to holy island and Scarborough RNLI
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #115 on: January 25, 2019, 12:18:33 PM »

Had a lovely 'day' with my wife doing the weekly shopping at Fleetwood ASDA  <:(
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #116 on: January 25, 2019, 06:37:41 PM »

2x10L of adblue
I get my later model Berlingo tomorrow
A driving weekend ahead with visits to holy island and Scarborough RNLI




Pull into the truck fuel pumps and fill up with "draught adblu" from the pump as we call it - its cheaper depending on how much you use
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #117 on: January 25, 2019, 06:38:44 PM »

I've bought myself an Osteopath  - he had better sort out this pain in my shoulder when he gets here  {-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2019, 06:39:23 PM »

I canít find pump prices but hear itís dearer than £1 per litre ?


I have 17 litre tank so easy enough to top up from the shed at home at under £1 delivered
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2019, 06:48:14 PM »

I'll have a look for you next week for a price - by boss goes only lets us get a 10L can if its an emergency as I use about 50 - 60 litres a week.  Always out of the pump for us as he tells us its about 30% cheaper?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2019, 07:31:37 PM »

I've bought nothing this week so far, but I am going to Howes tomorrow, so that is likely to change.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #121 on: January 25, 2019, 07:56:32 PM »

My digital camera of 9 years, which has served me very well including a four month detachment to the Falkland Islands during the winter months, bit the dust yesterday. It survived the coldest winter tempertures I have ever experienced and it survived the movers at Brize Norton but the holiday to North Somerset last October caused a chunck of screen to fall away. No matter how I tried dust kept getting in to the gap behind the screen and when I turned it on yesterday the screen gave up!
So I decided to move on to the next generation of camera, a Digital SLR, a Canon EOS 4000 with a standard 24 to 55mm lense. It's not the most sophisticated DSLR, and it's in no way the best either, but I'm happy with this beginner'e entry into DSLR technology. I'm having fun learning the new functions and the manual focus to acheive different results. :-))
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #122 on: January 25, 2019, 08:16:27 PM »

1 meter of high pressure fuel hose for the Jag. (The big spend will begin next week).

Also had my Nikkor 24-70 lens repaired and returned after it fell out of the back of the car. (Was hoping for a new one but the repair was cheaper :(()

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« Reply #123 on: January 25, 2019, 08:28:59 PM »

Also had my Nikkor 24-70 lens repaired and returned after it fell out of the back of the car. (Was hoping for a new one but the repair was cheaper :(( )

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I feel your pain, after doing my research for my new DSLR I have a new respect for modern lenses and the camera they attach to! Not cheap in the slightest!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #124 on: January 25, 2019, 08:42:15 PM »

it survived the movers at Brize Norton



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