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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   19/1/2013, 14:05


"Crab" and "Crab Air" appeared in the mid-seventies. (We Pongos had nothing to do with it).

I'd heard Brylcreme types mention it, but didn't take much notice, (well, you don't, do you ?).

Last time I went through Aldergrove, there were mugs on sale, bearing the legend;
"Fly Crab Air !"

I'm surprised it's still in use, after all this time.
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   19/1/2013, 14:08

[quote="cartav"]

But in all seriousness (for once ! ) Having read through Steve's account of why we still have something to fill lonely days, it looks like we've a lot to thank the Scaleys for. That's it,
congratulations on a job well done you lot !

There's a lot of grovelling going on here. What's the matter with everybody ?

Get off your knees and strap on a pair ! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   19/1/2013, 14:17

Quote :
My Father in Law was a Scaley (TOT),

Does he have a name???Could have bin around in my day.
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Number of posts : 2986
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   19/1/2013, 14:43

Gordon, his name was Major SWEG Bowser, he died in harness in 1967. His last posting was with 30 Sigs in Blandford.
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PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   19/1/2013, 17:03

Didn`t know of him..I didn`t get to Blandford untill 68..
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Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1003
Age : 75
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   19/1/2013, 19:01

Don't worry

REME is sitting quietly in a lay by ready to clear the mess you lot are going to leave behind

I think the term "Crab Air" was in use in the 1960s
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Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 783
Age : 86
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   20/1/2013, 11:45

Gordon. wrote:
Didn`t know of him.............

Referring to your Avatar Gordon ? Looks familiar, but he could do with a haircut.
Reminds me of a lad who was known for the verses he scribbled in the latrine cubicles............ Something like :-

Wee slickit timorous chieftain o' the pudding race......

or
Leeze me on drink ! It gies us mair
Than either school or college.
It kindles wit, it waukens lear,
it pangs us fou o' porridge........
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Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1003
Age : 75
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   20/1/2013, 11:57

When did Teenie, Weenie Airlines (a pun on the American Trans World Airlines) with reference to the AAC come into use?
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Number of posts : 2986
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   20/1/2013, 12:03

JPW, I believe that it was first used by American forces during the Vietnam war. I first heard the phrase around the mid 70s when stationed in Colchester (We had a resident AAC Flight next door).
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Number of posts : 748
Age : 68
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   20/1/2013, 13:59

Same in the late 60s at 1 Div Verden-Aller also with a AAC flight sharing Caithness Barracks with the Signal Regiment
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   20/1/2013, 19:25

CRAB AIR. a name given to RAF helicopter pilots, (when tasked with search and rescue tasks the pilots have a tendancy to aproach the casualty site side ways on ) i could be wrong but its the best one i have heard.

TWA or teenie wennie airways, a long time ago when every senior rupert wanted his personal helicopter it seemed like a small airline company at times.
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Number of posts : 783
Age : 86
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   21/1/2013, 09:32

[quote="dandc"] CRAB AIR.

Thanks ! Logical and sounds like the best answer so far.
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Number of posts : 952
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   4/2/2014, 18:42

Things are getting tough ... what next I wonder

Len (Ciphers)
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Kit and Equipment page - main site   4/2/2014, 21:28

Speaking an ex-paramedic, who's watching the patient ?
(That's a Sturmley-Archer bicycle lamp, I used to have one of them on my bike).
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