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Magnum
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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by Magnum » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:59 pm

Dad moved onto VC10's with 10 Squadron in August '68, then in May '73 he became a Navigator Instructor on 241 OCU at Brize.

I have found the following entries with your grandad listed as the the pilot:-

1969
XV103 Jan 6 Brize - Sharjah Flt No 2794
XV103 Jan 8 Sharjah - Akrotiri
XV105 Jan 11 Akrotiri - Brize Flt No 2334
XV109 Jan 17 ? (Dont understand my dad's shorthand)
XV102 May 12 Again I need to ask dad what the abbreviations mean in his entries

1971
XV104 May 17 Brize - Bahrain Flt No 2728
XV109 May 20 Bahrain - Gan Flt No 2224
XV109 May 21 Gan - Changi Flt No 2224
XV107 May 23 Changi - Gan Flt No 2227
XV102 May 25 Gan - Akrotiri Flt No 2450
XR808 May 28 Akrotiri - Brize Flt No 2731

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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by petet16 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:31 pm

Magnum, your Dad is listed in my Dads logbook.

1972
XV103 Feb 11-12-13 Brize - Montreal Flt2153
Montreal - Washington
Washington - Montreal
Montreal - Brize

Magnum
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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by Magnum » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:09 am

petet16 wrote:Magnum, your Dad is listed in my Dads logbook.

1972
XV103 Feb 11-12-13 Brize - Montreal Flt2153
Montreal - Washington
Washington - Montreal
Montreal - Brize

Ah yes, i got it, flying with Sqn Ldr Yates, Flight no 2153

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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by AJW » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:20 pm

Evening all,

I have uploaded my grandfathers logbooks to Dropbox now.

If you'd like a copy of them, feel free to drop me a PM or email to vc10jlw@gmail.com

Andy

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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by ICM » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:51 pm

Andy: I hope you've ordered a copy of "From Brooklands to Brize" - it has a familiar face (twice, if I recall rightly)! Ian.
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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by AJW » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:52 pm

Certainly have, thanks Ian. I'm looking forward to that dropping though the letterbox!!

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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by ICM » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:42 pm

Andy: Good - and you shouldn't have long to wait now. They were delivered to Dick King late yesterday afternoon and I understand that about 50 have already been posted. Dick's delivering mine on Saturday and after over three years working on it, I fancy that'll be quite a relief. Ian.
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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:45 pm

Do enjoy the end result of all your hard work Ian! And don't worry about the small things you'll find in there that you would've liked to have done differently :mrgreen: :wink: I like to bet my students that I can find a typo on the first page I open in their 'finished work'. :-)////)
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Re: Jack 'Johnnie' Walker

Post by Eric Hills » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:56 pm

I remember your Grandfather a very professional pilot. I flew as part of his crew (ALM) on several occasions in the early 70's.

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