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bentwaters81tfw last won the day on June 8 2016

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  1. Brough Phantom

    Had a talk by an ex Phantom nav a few weeks ago. He showed a photo of an F-4 in flight with the wings folded. Pilot forgot to deploy them. It flew back and landed safely. He also related a story from Col Richard Graham, noted SR-71 jockey and author, about his time on Phantoms. A new C.O. rocked up one day (one of these I'm here to create an impression types). He noticed the red indicator pins on the F-4s, and thought they looked untidy. He ordered some airmen to file them flush! I'll wait until I see Richard Graham again and ask. He has promised to give us a talk on his Vietnam F-4 experiences.
  2. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    where the Blazing Saddles

    Not to mention both sources are not exactly 'Brexit Friendly' The disinformation continues apace.
  4. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    Dr Who's latest foe
  5. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    beat 'em, join 'em
  6. Brough Phantom

    No missiles or ballast rounds.
  7. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    mind that lettuce, skipper
  8. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    before the lock in
  9. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    numbed by the curry
  10. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    Flat Earth Temperance society
  11. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    sounds like the ex
  12. You Know You're Getting Old When ......

    These worked by typing an original copy against a pre inked paper on the back, like reversed carbon paper but more like a wax. This gave you a 'master' in negative form, which you loaded in the machine. Each revolution of the handle took the 'master' through a spirit bath (could have been CTC) then through a roller faced with the document to be copied. The copies came out wet and printed, but the spirit evaporated within about 10 seconds. I think about 30 good copies off a master before the quality was gone. It was enough for ships documents, where you rarely produced more than 10 of each item. Normally a purple inked master, probably a similar formulation. This was around 1970, and the photocopier was becoming affordable for smaller offices.
  13. FOUR culture's sake (or, here we go again!)

    than a DFS sofa
  14. You Know You're Getting Old When ......

    Yes I looked at that. I used a spirit duplicator, not a machine you put ink in. It was made by Gestetner, like the link Max used, just a smaller hand operated machine.