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colmac

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  1. Having maintained Naval helicopters for some time I can only say that, but for WD40 ( dubs) and masking tape, many of our aircraft would have been grounded. This fact was never revealed to the aircrew as it may have affected moral. Pleased to report though that all of my aeroplanes returned safely.
  2. Ah but the VC 10 was crab air so not nearly as safe and well maintained.
  3. Not usually but I think the cumulative effects of 2 weeks on the piss probably contributed . We were on detached duty up from Portland and therefore free of the usual constraints of home. Flew over the review a few times and I don't think it was quite as impressive as it would have been many years ago when we had big ships and lots of them. Mind you we didn't have helicopters then so it wasn't a proper navy !
  4. WE were at Daedalus ( wafus ) for the queens' jubilee in '77 and were issued with a tot at the end of the operation. I got a tad squiffy on dark rum on my 21st and couldn't stand the stuff but we could have a triple tot of any thing we wanted, I had whisky and spent the rest of the day asleep.
  5. Many years ago we hired a Black Prince boat called Drummer Boy or Girl from Silsden on the L&L. I remember that shortly before we arrived there had been a dreadful accident with another Black Prince boat which turned over in a Lock with terrible loss of life I believe and I think it was near Gargrave ? Anyone any memory of this ?
  6. Thank you. Not the end of the world if we can't but we need provisions.
  7. Will we be able to moor Thursday ( 23rd ) ? Ta
  8. Just come through the bridge, be there 12 noon Mondays and Fridays, no probs.
  9. Have just heard on the Middlewich that there is a problem on the Liverpool Link. Not on the web site yet and no info from CRT on the phone. We are booked in on the 8th May so have you any further details ? Sorry, just read the other post concerning this, must pay attention ! As you were.
  10. I have to put my hands up and be honest here. I will still have 6 brass portholes ( scuttles ) to satisfy my need to rub something vigorously.
  11. Thank you all. As an ex-matelot and merchant seaman ( EDH Lifeboats ) I have painted a yard or two of brass especially on No. 9's ( matelots will understand the reference ) The mushrooms in question are 22 years old and have been polished to death so a coat of paint , pushers red lead sounds good, is the answer.
  12. I have decided, for various reasons, to paint my elderly mushrooms so I don't have to polish them any more. Any paint boffins out there who could offer advice on whether there is any prep required prior to painting and is there a specific paint to use. Thank you.
  13. Thank you all, will buy it then. I have downloaded and printed out the C&RT skippers guide as well so all should be well for our visit in May provided the canal remains intact.
  14. Hi, does anyone know if the latest Nicholsons book 5, North West, includes the Liverpool Link. The edition I have doesn't have the link on it, just a dotted line i.e yet to be completed. Can buy one on line, hence the reason I can't just look in it. Thank you.
  15. Since my typo I have been amusing myself ( as you do ) with changing vowels all over the place such as the Tront and Morsey canal etc. but, quite frankly it got a bit silly so stopped as I was spending far too much time giggling to myself in a corner.
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