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  1. I can work with/and use both the Imperial system and the Metric system,but the one thing I cannot my head around is Newton Metres,when torque loading,inch pounds and foot pounds i can understand but am totally lost with Newton/Metres , must be an age thing [68]
  2. I might have posted this before, if so I apologise, also certain scenes may upset some, for which I also apologise:
  3. We actually have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs,sorry for being a pedant
  4. I was actually a Corporal Marsh, a rigger, not General Duties.
  5. RAF4EVER

    Lt. Uhura dead.

    Trailblazing Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols dies at 89. American actress Nichelle Nichols, best known for her role in 1960s sci-fi TV series Star Trek, has died aged 89. Ms Nichols broke barriers in her role as Lieutenant Uhura in the series, becoming one of the first black actresses in the US to play a figure in authority. She was later employed by Nasa in an effort to encourage more women and African-Americans to become astronauts. She died of natural causes on Saturday night, her son Kyle Johnson said. In a statement posted on Facebook, Mr Johnson wrote: "I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years. "Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration." The Star Trek TV series broke down stereotypes in the 1960s by casting black and minority actors in high-profile roles. Ms Nicholls was cast in the series as Lt Uhura, who was portrayed as a competent and level-headed communications officer - shattering stereotypes. In 1968, she and Star Trek star William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the series, broke new ground when they shared one of television's first interracial kisses - though it was not a romantic one. Despite her success, however, Ms Nicholls had initially considered leaving the show. But she was convinced otherwise by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who described her as the "first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black woman in television history". She went onto feature in the first six Star Trek movies following the series' end in 1969. As well as working as an actress, Ms Nicholls also became an ambassador for the US space agency Nasa, helping to recruit women and minorities to its Space programme.
  6. Just found this on You Tube,hope it helps
  7. Brian Jackson: Star of Man from Del Monte adverts dies aged 91. The actor who starred in the catchy Man from Del Monte TV adverts of the 1980s has died at the age of 91. Bolton-born Brian Jackson died at his home in London's West End after being treated for prostate cancer. A statement from his family said the father-of-five's final moments were with his wife and youngest daughter. Jackson played a suave white-suited businessman in a panama hat in the fruit juice commercials, which continued to run for some 20 years. In them, he would be asked to approve fruit produce for the Del Monte company, to which he would reply: "The man from Del Monte, he say yes!" He starred in 25 of the adverts, which were viewed around the world and saw his catchphrase becoming a familiar cultural reference around playgrounds, television shows and comedy acts.
  8. From reading the caption,she is not in a dry dock,but outside the construction hall. I think that a dry dock will be completely different. Just my thoughts.
  9. No chance of splicing the mainbrace then? The sun is over the yardarm.
  10. Monument to 220 airmen lost over IJsselmeer during WWII unveiled. A national monument has been unveiled to more than 200 airmen who were shot down over the Netherlands during the Second World War but whose bodies were never recovered from the sea. The memorial in the Frisian village of Molkwerum, on the edge of the IJsselmeer, was an initiative by local residents after they discovered there was nothing to commemorate missing servicemen. It was inspired by the story of Tom McCrorie, a 27-year-old Scottish pilot who was shot down on June 23, 1943, over the lake near Ten Oever. The bodies of five of the seven-man crew of the Short Stirling bomber were washed ashore in the subsequent days and McCrorie’s grave in Molkwerum is the scene of an annual commemoration. But two of his colleagues, flight engineer Sgt Eric Grainger and bomb aimer Sgt James Richards, from New Zealand, were never found. Until now their names have only been commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial near Windsor, UK. Fekke Bandstra, one of the villagers who worked on the memorial project, said the idea for a Dutch memorial took shape in 2020 during discussions about how to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war. ‘We discovered that there was no monument or memorial stone for them,’ he told NOS. ‘Usually airmen were buried in the country where they died and that became a memorial site where their memories were kept alive. But there was nothing for the missing. That gave us the idea for a national monument for all missing airmen over the IJsselmeer so that they can be remembered for the sacrifice they made.’ The unveiling of the monument, a four metre-high rear wing of a Stirling bomber that sticks out of the water, was the culmination of three days of commemorations attended by relatives of the missing airmen. The village committee has also set up a website, nationaalmonumentmissingairmen.nl, which includes the names of all 220 airmen commemorated at the site. Read more at DutchNews.nl:
  11. The cockpit photo has been reversed.
  12. Try looking here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/14-airbrushes/
  13. What colour? https://www.google.nl/search?q=hi+vis+jacket+colours&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&vet=1&fir=cfqXaAR5JoHFaM%2CBo34gToXxBMBCM%2C_%3BYVHhIW-QM7LdUM%2Cem_tI_aVJcdFHM%2C_%3BLDHLRdVpVhdlCM%2CgGlfBi0c_9IMoM%2C_%3BHgoO2BLYR-NE6M%2CS1As9ivE58mqqM%2C_%3Bc8dCN6MwOIyrTM%2Cem_tI_aVJcdFHM%2C_%3BtTrJqY0gkfJhQM%2CmfBUJe1qJKsFFM%2C_%3BxTidS58UO7b90M%2CN-6RnCg5FX6aNM%2C_%3B6c71cAXN59r_qM%2Cem_tI_aVJcdFHM%2C_%3BsWKW6HjJsFvuGM%2CDr9sdjinAypYRM%2C_%3BsgWSTFe5n6LpUM%2CrfO61YY-hqwWtM%2C_%3B7mDjN48sruMtmM%2CYSG0ZmEejck4kM%2C_%3BbMJ2sILYTebUTM%2CYheEXR44z-Y2lM%2C_%3B-z_iH69dIOGXnM%2CWBPAk-wobucbTM%2C_%3BovLX6z04EM5Z7M%2CbrM2MNEWQizKuM%2C_&usg=AI4_-kRYYahToMddS5nE75YoVKL0YlGaQA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiOub2crZj4AhVjhf0HHVSKBu8Q9QF6BAgYEAE#imgrc=LDHLRdVpVhdlCM
  14. AH-1J is a HueyCobra, think you mean A-1J
  15. https://uk.yahoo.com/news/us-navy-aircraft-carrier-broken-184858081.html
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