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Title: Globe Trotting Again!
Post by: wilfb on August 05, 2015, 01:07:53 PM
Hi.

Please note that Pam & I will be on holiday from today until end of August. 

I will be locking the membership register in a few minutes as finding out the 'badies' is otherwise a daily chore.

The register will be open Sat/Sun each week until we gat back.  Must go - a plane to catch!!!....

Will.
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Post by: eric on August 05, 2015, 02:02:35 PM
Enjoy your holidays (but if coming to Ireland bring your winter clothes and wellies)
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Post by: nursesue on August 06, 2015, 01:56:16 PM
same shite weather here in Scotland as well Hope Wilf managed his escape ok as Athens ATC had a strike yesterday!
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Post by: backman on August 06, 2015, 05:57:43 PM
Bloomin' Norfolk is ok if you are passing although I'd usually advise people to carry on passing.The countdown to Welsh Wales has begun.
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Post by: caro7b on August 07, 2015, 07:54:48 AM
It's gorgeous in Alderney😀 and I am having a four week sabbatical SO ...... I am going to Bournemouth to see my family, having turned down invites to travel the world. mmmmh ??? enjoy your jolly days everyone
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Post by: barrysutton on August 07, 2015, 11:50:50 PM
Norfolk is too far away, Welsh Wales is good anytime come rain or shine.
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Post by: wilfb on August 13, 2015, 03:16:54 PM
Hi - happy holidays!!  

Not Ireland I'm afraid Eric - though one day - promise... Wellies and all.  Last time I went to Scotland Sue I quartered at the Glasgow YMCA! Plus Wellies! But then I was piloting a very large Triumph motorcycle - that probably cost more than the entire YMCA building back then. Alderney? I think that my wife was once there holidaying with GOSH colleagues, but I have never had the pleasure Caroline...

Blooming Norfolk - I have never gotten over those magnificent Gorleston fish and chips Peter (thanks Steph') but unfortunately the nearest we will get to those will be Stamford - around 13 days time.

For anyone wondering after my whereabouts - a clue! Yesterday I was At BAE Systems being guided around that magnificent Avro Vulcan B2 (XH558) - who still has a couple of displays in her before she retires (around October this year) - I more or less grew up only around 5 miles from the Avro runway and spent many very happy hours getting neck-ache as she took off and landed.  The visit was a birthday gift from my son (now our technical wiz kid!). Superb. I was able to touch her once more before her retirement... And our names are in the bomb-bay!! No more Port Stanley's Barry....

But some Absolutely magical gains in consolation - badges, hat and hair pins, sewing gear (ladies) and nurse belts.  The latter have already been published - but the former, mouth-wateringly gorgeous addition  - well that must await the next news page. Not long now.

Guess about my current (mobile!) location?  Wish you were all here....

Will.
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Post by: Magpie on August 13, 2015, 06:42:27 PM
Put us all out of our misery then!! Weather awful today.
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Post by: backman on August 13, 2015, 09:40:48 PM
I probably would have said Lincolnshire(lots of Airfields) but I cheated so Doncaster?
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Post by: nursesue on August 14, 2015, 09:48:31 AM
I'm guessing Duxford Cambridgeshire
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Post by: caro7b on August 14, 2015, 12:22:34 PM
I'd guess Duxford an all. Lovely aircraft. Saw it beautifully close in Jersey in a display over the beach at St helier ( was a long time ago tho) my husband didn't know whether to look at the topless Jersey Belles or the aircraft. I will leave you to guess which he picked........ Can't wait to see the badge

Tell us about your name in the Bomb bay?
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Post by: wilfb on August 14, 2015, 08:48:23 PM
Hi.

Lincolnshire sometimes. But that really is a wide space. And there is another Vulcan as gate guardian only around 1000 yards away right now, but we will shortly follow Tom Cruise's footsteps - although not his stunts, near then 'George'....

Will.
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Post by: backman on August 15, 2015, 07:24:31 AM
http://plane-crazy.k-hosting.co.uk/Aircraft/Jets/Vulcan/avro_vulcan.htm 

Newark?

I know Tom Cruise was at RAF Wittering,but as far as I can recall I associate that with the Harrier jump jet,but it may well have been a Vulcan outside the main gates on the A1 towards the lovely market town of Stamford?
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Post by: wilfb on August 15, 2015, 09:24:57 PM
Hi.

Nice try - but no, the Vulcan in Newark is part of an air museum, the one near me right now is on an active air-base! The Wittering base still has a Harrier as gate Guardian. But yes, Stamford is a lovely town....

I think that this is becoming a case of 'Catch me if you can'!  But I will reveal that at least one of the Vulcans in the Port Stanley raid on the Falklands came from here.....

Bomb bay names?  Caroline you can't
expect me to give the game away!

Back to the hare and hounds.... Sorry about all the rain - but after the 39c and rising temp at home it feels gorgeous....

Will.
Ps. Where are they now?


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Post by: caro7b on August 15, 2015, 11:11:24 PM
RAF Waddington?
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Post by: Sarah Rogers on August 16, 2015, 02:03:34 PM
Biggin HIll is the current temporary home of  the Red Arrows- 3 trips over SEvenoaks in 2 days- over our house:)... and 18th sees a special show theire- 18 spitfires etc!...sit on the roof? ...typing left hand as had op on tuesday... sorry for typos!S

Several very large planes went over this week; Eastbourne AND Headcorn and one other having displays- the rain caused a few problems ...
Title: Re: Globe Trotting Again!
Post by: wilfb on August 17, 2015, 02:05:23 PM
Hello.

Ok - Caroline. You win this one! RAF Waddington it is (right now) but don't expect me to stand still for long, and Peter has already burnt me on RAF Wittering (next) so I will have to work on the clue for the next move but one.

Maybe I will be able to hand out an old Lincoln badge or two for anyone able (or best shot) to line up all my moves by the time I get back. But be warned, the last move may be very difficult to get.

However, the next move but one has yet to be declared.  The game is still on.....

Will.
Ps. I did stop it raining Magpie, but I might give in, I like it a lot!!
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Post by: barrysutton on August 17, 2015, 04:06:54 PM
Why are you going to North Luffenham
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Post by: caro7b on August 21, 2015, 11:43:20 AM
Will you be in Poole this weekend?
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Post by: wilfb on August 21, 2015, 02:04:55 PM
Sorry, I am not giving out/away anything.

I may be simple but please, not stupid!!  Next you will be asking for the answers!! But please, try me.....

Game on.

Will.
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Post by: barrysutton on August 22, 2015, 03:29:20 AM
Well there's one certainty, it won't be R.A.F. Sealand, Valley or Mona.

Multi Role Combat eh' Barry - but you are correct!
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Post by: caro7b on August 22, 2015, 04:58:04 PM
I didn't think you were stupid - Sorry. That was conversational  :(
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Post by: wilfb on August 22, 2015, 08:22:48 PM
Hello Caroline.

The apologies are all mine.... I'm afraid that sometimes my sense of humour gets just a little out of hand! I was laughing at the time, but now I am sober as a judge...

I know that you don't think me stupid.  Please forgive me? You are a valued member - I would not like you to feel offended.

Game on! Those badges are at stake....

Will.
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Post by: caro7b on August 23, 2015, 02:01:54 PM
Oh it's just me being stupid. I am on balcony in Southboure just watching for vestiges of display. Come and have cuppa tea/glass Pimms if you are about 😋
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Post by: backman on August 23, 2015, 03:37:52 PM
Stating the obvious it is wet in Wales!
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Post by: wilfb on August 24, 2015, 12:05:43 AM
Hi....

NO! Never. Wet in Wales.... I can't believe that is my next destination but one!! Funny name 'Wet in wales' - was/is that an RAF base?

Enjoy!

But the Game is still on...

Will.

Ps. I packed those (Lincoln) badges today... All ready to post!! But where to?
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Post by: barrysutton on August 24, 2015, 04:03:45 PM
Its not wet in N.Wales today and lucky me I don't require the Lincs badges.
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Post by: Magpie on August 24, 2015, 09:37:56 PM
Hi Caro7b
Wish I'd known you were in Southbourne, I was in Westbourne, we could have had a glass or two!! Rosemary
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Post by: caro7b on August 25, 2015, 01:05:58 PM
Oh that would have been lovely!! Would love to have met up.I am not globetrotting at the moment I am sat at Southampton airport because Aurigny aren't finding. Apparently it's weather in Alderney - anyone would think it was Wales
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Post by: caro7b on August 25, 2015, 01:11:53 PM
Stab in the dark -RAF  Scampton. Did the Vulcan retire on Sunday just gone?
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Post by: barrysutton on August 25, 2015, 03:50:05 PM
That's not nice, Wales has some wonderful weather & scenery.
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Post by: backman on August 25, 2015, 06:38:47 PM
Some of which I experienced today.MY dog Baxter was up to his belly in mud at Tredegar House gardens today,and seemed quite happy.I however was slightly less amused as the car smelt like a farmyard! looking forward to brilliant sunshine in Oxfordshire at a festival on Sunday.
Hope everyone's holidays recharge their batteries for a autumn of activity on the Schols of Nursing website?
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Post by: myk1066 on August 25, 2015, 11:16:36 PM
I'm in Brighton enjoying the rain but looking forward to a autum of activity too on the SoN front.
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Post by: Sarah Rogers on August 26, 2015, 08:51:46 AM
Biggin Hill? we have enjoyed free flypsts of spitfires, again to days ag nd also red arrows for several days-
 or RAF connisbrook, my grandad flew bombers from there in 2nd world war- and survived 34 missions.. ? I am just guessing! RAF Mildenhall? Sarah
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Post by: nursesue on August 26, 2015, 10:12:49 PM
weather not too bad in Scotland - has been rather sunny!! As for me am still housebound with sciatica and wishing I was at Edinburgh airport finding somewhere warm and exotic
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Post by: Sarah Rogers on August 27, 2015, 12:55:46 PM
Oh Sue, that is bad luck.. sciatica is grim:(...
I also meant to add Binbrook!
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Post by: caro7b on August 27, 2015, 02:49:36 PM
Hope you get rid of it soon. Ow!!
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Post by: backman on August 27, 2015, 04:49:07 PM
RAF Lakenheath?
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Post by: barrysutton on August 29, 2015, 03:29:32 AM
It will be Greenham Common next?
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Post by: Sarah Rogers on August 29, 2015, 09:09:35 AM
Thats not RAF anymore...but there is a Museum...on site.
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Post by: wilfb on August 29, 2015, 03:49:18 PM
Hi.

Binbrooke - no, sorry, but wern't those Lightings just something else?!

Lakenheath? Well, not quite there!

Greenham Common - no, but all seem to be homing in!  I had better move!  And that final destination can only be one of two. No more clues.....

Game on!

Very Best,
Will.
Title: Re: Globe Trotting Again!
Post by: wilfb on September 04, 2015, 08:08:34 PM
Hello...

Last but one clue - yes I said 'no more clues' but everyone deserves better than that.  My final UK station begins with 'M'.....

And my final destination was Chania and the attached Hellenic Air force base - the question is who is stationed there?

So there we are - an English base beginning with 'M' and a Hellenic Air force base in Chania, Crete.

The prizes are en-route and should be here around the 25th!!

Final Game on.....

Will.
Ps. *You will have gathered that I am here on Crete again.
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Post by: backman on September 04, 2015, 08:50:19 PM
My First thought was Manston but I was not sure if you were Kent bound?? As far as Chania is concerned I go have an idea but will sit back and let others take the glory!
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Post by: caro7b on September 05, 2015, 07:02:21 PM
I was just about to ask if you were coming to Channel Islands for our display, so I give in 😀
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Post by: barrysutton on September 05, 2015, 08:33:21 PM
Marham
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Post by: wilfb on September 05, 2015, 08:52:44 PM
Hi....

Oh dear!!

Well, a bit of a cheat I suppose - "M" is for 'Royal Air Force Mildenhall or RAF Mildenhall  is a Royal Air Force station located near Mildenhall in Suffolk, England'. And yes, I know - it was disguised as a USAF base to clutter the plot for seekers! So I will have to give everyone contributing a pass on the one, even if you did not guess!!

But - there is one left - the airport at Chania is a Greek military base (take photographs at your peril if caught!) so maybe if you Google it..... Go on, give it a go.

I suspect that Peter is has the answer already - but a final clue - this base has F16 and is on full alert around the clock....

Game ends with all correct answers!!
Will.