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by gyvespa
Sun May 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RIP Freddie Starr.
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: RIP Freddie Starr.

Paddyboy. I saw him in Gt Yarmouth too, twice. I think you’ll find it was at the Regal, I can only remember going to the Regent for movies ( and ABC Minors ). I used to see most of the Summer Shows, the first time I saw Freddie Starr he was Brilliant, however I saw him a few years later and he was a...
by gyvespa
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PlusNet mobile opinions sought
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: PlusNet mobile opinions sought

I’d just like to join in here. I was an Orange customer from almost when they started. (I transferred to EE (same company) when they tempted me with a better offer) I’m on a SIM only deal too. One time my bill had been about 4 times what it should have been, I didn’t notice until I got my bank state...
by gyvespa
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Banks Service?
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: UK Banks Service?

HSBC your local bank.
That always makes me smile.

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corperation if I remember correctly.

I can remember when the TSB was the East Anglian Trustees Savings Bank, now that’s local.
Assuming you lived in East Anglia at the time.
by gyvespa
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Great Yarmouth Air Show.
Replies: 21
Views: 5493

Re: Great Yarmouth Air Show.

Update on 2019 Show.

Been on local radio news.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/GreatYarmouth ... l&mt_nav=0

No Airshow for 2019.
Hardly surprising with the huge loss they made.
by gyvespa
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: B2 Flypast (USA)
Replies: 0
Views: 598

B2 Flypast (USA)

Interesting pictures. https://theaviationist.com/2019/01/01/here-are-the-aerial-shots-of-the-b-2-spirit-stealth-bomber-doing-the-rose-parade-flyover-earlier-today/ And https://www.markholtzman.com/search#q=Spirit+&i=0 All credits to the photographer. I bet you need some serious permission for shots ...
by gyvespa
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Hawker Hunter crash.
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Hawker Hunter crash.

Yep, you read it right.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/milita ... sh-hawaii/

Yesterday off the coast of Hawaii.
Pilot in hospital with ‘ejection related’ injuries.
by gyvespa
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: B21 Bases
Replies: 0
Views: 886

B21 Bases

Someone is looking ahead here. https://warisboring.com/u-s-air-force-picks-new-stealth-bomber-bases/ Official link for the sceptics amongst us. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1693107/air-force-announces-bases-to-support-b-21-raider-mission/ Anyone got any British bases they’d like t...
by gyvespa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Paul Allen dies.
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Paul Allen dies.

Just seen on BBC website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45871379 Anyone who’s wondering about what this has to do with aircraft needs to do a bit of research. https://flyingheritage.org/Explore/The-Collection.aspx I remember seeing some of his aircraft being restored. An ME262 and a Civ...
by gyvespa
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Rare low-flying Norfolk / Cambs; a question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Rare low-flying Norfolk / Cambs; a question.

There’s a lot of things Archant (the parent company) aren’t familiar with, including.

Facts, spelling, grammar, remembering to change captions on ‘stock pictures’, etc, etc, etc.

But they are occasionally a useful source of vague information.
by gyvespa
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Rare low-flying Norfolk / Cambs; a question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Rare low-flying Norfolk / Cambs; a question.

Just seen this on the EDP website.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/raf-lakenhe ... -1-5716588

Not much hard information but it does suggest that next week might not be the time to stay indoors.
by gyvespa
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Great Yarmouth Air Show.
Replies: 21
Views: 5493

Re: Great Yarmouth Air Show.

I just heard on Radio Norfolk that the first Great Yarmouth Air Show has posted a loss of £584,000. Organisers (Councillors ?) have just had a meeting and announced it. That’s a huge amount of money, I don’t know how this affects future shows but it doesn’t bode well. I thought they’d committed for ...
by gyvespa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How bad is your ISP
Replies: 12
Views: 1248

Re: How bad is your ISP

I’m sure that when a friend moved a year or two back, he went to Virgin as an ISP. It turned out that there wasn’t any fibre to his new house, so until they could connect him they provided a ‘copper’ connection with BT. Billed by Virgin. Although, there was a nearby cabinet. Most of our local area w...
by gyvespa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How bad is your ISP
Replies: 12
Views: 1248

Re: How bad is your ISP

My opinion. When anyone asks who they should go with, I reply Virgin Media if available, BT if it’s not. On the whole both companies run their own infrastructure so they can’t in theory keep blaming someone else. I have had problems with Virgin, including a dead modem and they’ve sorted them out fai...
by gyvespa
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New trains for Greater Anglia made in Switzerland
Replies: 22
Views: 2031

Re: New trains for Greater Anglia made in Switzerland

I for one will miss the Class 37’s that they’ve been using from Gt Yarmouth and Lowestoft to Norwich. It’ll be the end of an era, there can’t be that many Diesel Loco hauled trains nowadays. There’s one of the drivers who occasionally sets off the car alarms at GY station, a couple of weeks ago we w...
by gyvespa
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK Low flying 1970s, 1980s
Replies: 31
Views: 3258

Re: UK Low flying 1970s, 1980s

Living in Gt Yarmouth during the Cold War years I’ve seen quite a lot of low flying. Events that spring to mind are (in no particular order). A Harrier flying over the old Power Station, below the height of the Chimney (300 ft Ish). A Jaguar going along the River Yare at what seemed like mast height...
by gyvespa
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Bimbling Around Camden Town, London ~ 15Jun18
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Bimbling Around Camden Town, London ~ 15Jun18

We go to Brighton quite regularly (wife is from the area).
I thought the shops there were over the top.
There’s some good graffiti in The Lanes, if that’s your thing.

Excellent photos again.
by gyvespa
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ATC Summer Camp - West Raynham 1974
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: ATC Summer Camp - West Raynham 1974

Slightly off topic, but. I remember going to Motorcycle Races at West Raynham in the late Seventies. I remember the catering being particularly good. Also. The Air Defence Radar Museum at Neatishead has some info on West Raynham, including a scale model of the base and a Bloodhound Missile with all ...
by gyvespa
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Queens fly past
Replies: 65
Views: 9008

Re: Queens fly past

Re: Forming up over the Coast.

Regarding the RAF 100th flypast, am I correct in remembering that they didn’t do the Southwold form up for the 90th flypast.
I seem to remember it was more south coast based.
Just a thought.
It’s good that we still do stuff like this, long may it continue.

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