Falklands under threat again? Bring back 'The girls'

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Murray Keene
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Falklands under threat again? Bring back 'The girls'

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On the radio today apparently Argentina may try again for the Falklands AND Russia has supplied them 2 long range strategic bombers :shock: Right thats it MOD get the VC10's BACK and ready to haul out now we need a reliable aircraft JIC! (just in case for non military!) :D The Tristar (or shall we call it ....Tries poorly) is unreliable.

Brings to mind our trip down the South Atlantic on MV Keren, to the Falklands we were overflown by a Victor up high - a mighty shout of "TANKER *ANKERS!" went up from the assembled ground crewage. We thought no more of this until a few minutes later theres a shout " OI that Vickys coming back!" The pilot had turned around and was at about 100 feet AGL and overflew us with waving crew and waggly wings - what a sight! =D>
Considering we were gazzilion miles from nowhere (water, water everywhere etc) this was a wonderful gesture - I always wondered who the crew were and if they ever got caught for that? Would have been red faces all round if the blowers had gone out at such a low height......dinghys all round chaps?

If you ever read this Captain ??????? Thanks, you made the day for a boat load of bored landlubbers! =D>

petet16
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Re: Falklands under threat again? Bring back 'The girls'

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Tristars are long since retired mate

Murray Keene
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Re: Falklands under threat again? Bring back 'The girls'

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Ah ha! Thats that then - I flew to Wideawake on one of them years ago, awful thing - the seats were the wrong way round they faced FORWARDS :o

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