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by Tom
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Sgt. Dickie arrives at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 33
Views: 9335
Wales

Re: Sgt. Dickie arrives at Sutton Bridge

Hello from Canada, nice to meet you all! Dickie Some clarification is obviously needed here. By 'all' this is not a reference to 1, 43 or 145 sections. Indeed, if it were a reference to any of those sections it would be more in the case of significant irony, as in "It's nice to meet you all... ah, ...
by Tom
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Sgt. Dickie arrives at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 33
Views: 9335
Wales

Re: Sgt. Dickie arrives at Sutton Bridge

If he didn't also destroy a staffel of Me110s and a schwarm of 109s, using the Hunter patented ramming manoeuvre, then he's probably not good enough for 601!

Welcome Dickie old chap!
by Tom
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 82
Views: 21122
Wales

Just read Stuka Pilot by Rudel. Very interesting and somewhat surprisingly for me it doesn't dwell on politics at all. The style isn't great and is very factual - you get a sense that that is what he was like, but some descriptions are relentless. It gets a bit monotonous - mission, mission, mission...
by Tom
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 82
Views: 21122
Wales

The Silver Spitfire by Tom Neil. Not much fighting but I love his style of prose - he may have been 91 when he wrote it but he captures the essence of a 23 year old boy racer (from the '40s).
by Tom
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 82
Views: 21122
Wales

Badger wrote:Salute

are there any books about the BoB written from the Hun Pilots point of view?

danke
Spitfire on my Tail covers it a bit.
by Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 82
Views: 21122
Wales

Luftwaffe Eagle - Walter Schuck Fighter in my Sights - Tom Neil Winged Victory - W V Yeats Spitfire into Battle - Duncan Smith Stormbird - Hermann Buchner All of the Robinson books about Hornet Squadron The Malazan Empire books by Steven Erikson and Ian Esselmont - not to everyone's tastes but they'...
by Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 82
Views: 21122
Wales

Recommended books

Post your recommended reads here. Doesn't matter whether it's about aviation etc or not.
by Tom
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND
Replies: 12
Views: 6941
Wales

I thought Hunter and Merlin had a good stab at leading last night. Hints for everyone if you're leading: 1. Go slow at the start, or everyone gets strung out and have to work extra hard to get in place. Bear in mind that the 109s are slippery beasts and go fast at low power - get to 200kmh then back...
by Tom
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Radio Tangmere/Newsreels
Topic: Not again.....another BoB 70 anniversary movie
Replies: 24
Views: 2865
Wales

I'd volunteer to be a 109 or 110 pilot! do we have those in the sim? :twisted: But you are passing the essential thing (lawyers :evil: ): do you see it possible, apart from others in TP, to do such a demanding project? Yes. A 5 minute film would be good and 601 will play whatever part is needed.
by Tom
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Radio Tangmere/Newsreels
Topic: Not again.....another BoB 70 anniversary movie
Replies: 24
Views: 2865
Wales

I'd volunteer to be a 109 or 110 pilot!
by Tom
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Radio Tangmere/Newsreels
Topic: Not again.....another BoB 70 anniversary movie
Replies: 24
Views: 2865
Wales

Very nice. Wish it had been a wing show.
by Tom
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Radio Tangmere/Newsreels
Topic: No1 showing off a Hurricane Mk. IIc.
Replies: 6
Views: 1367
Wales

I love the propaganda bit,"the new fighter has already proved vastly superior to the latest German single seater, the Me-109F" :mrgreen: I've already posted this but here's a video of 601 testing their Airacobras. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4ppL1hsNuI Hehe and they got rid of them as soon as p...
by Tom
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND
Replies: 12
Views: 6941
Wales

You'll be up for it soon Cheese... Look on it as part of appreciating what the leader needs to know, and that will help you be a better wingman.
by Tom
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND
Replies: 12
Views: 6941
Wales

Re: TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND

TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND 1. Each pilot should have the capacity to think and to act, and to give and take orders I find this first point lets down many inter-squadron co-ops. Few individual pilots take responsibility for their own preparation: they don't read the brief to determine their role in the ...
by Tom
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND
Replies: 12
Views: 6941
Wales

TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND

TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND This is my guide to how I see the leadership function within the Tangmere Wing. It is not perfect and leadership is always subject to the particular idiosyncracies of the pilot in command of each unit. Each squadron also has its own identities and will do things in specific w...