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June 14, 2014, 12:35:30 PM
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Sheer nostalgia, as I used to fly these.

June 14, 2014, 12:36:11 PM
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One for each foot?  :))
A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

June 17, 2014, 06:48:42 PM
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One of my favourite early jet aircraft George. I remember seeing them at Hooton airfield in the 1950's. They must have been just visiting though as 610 squadron, who were based there, flew Meteors. Although Vauxhall Motors now occupy the site a small part of the airfield is preserved as a museum and has three grade 2 listed Belfast Hangers.
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June 17, 2014, 06:50:40 PM
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Hooton 1953
 

June 27, 2014, 07:33:02 PM
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The very first jet I flew was a Meteor trainer, at RAF Horsham St. Faith. The driver, who revelled int the name of Coutts-Smith, said "you can fly a Chipmunk", so try this" - put his hands on his head "sign for "you have control") and I had fifteen thousand horsepower up my jaxie, and the freedom of a clear blue sky! Civil engineering, with horizons of one inch and six inch sewage grids, took a rapid journey into history!