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RAF Tornado F.3 Display

The 2004 RAF Tornado F.3 display is flown by a crew from 56 (R) Squadron based at RAF Leuchars, Fife.

Display pilot for the season is Fit Lt Tim Freeman who joined the RAF in 1991. Tim undertook his Tornado F.3 conversion course in 1996, after which he served for three years with 43 (Fighter) Sqn at RAF Leuchars, Fife. During this time he graduated from the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) and also flew on exercises throughout Europe and North America. He also took part in operations patrolling the Southern ‘No Fly Zone’ over Iraq, operations in the Falkland

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RAF Hercules crash

AFTER ALMOST 20 years of virtually accident-free flying with the Hercules, the RAF suffered a tragic blow on the afternoon of May 27 when an example en route from Lyneham to Lossiemouth crashed in a remote Scottish highland glen with the loss of all nine personnel. The aircraft was undertaking a routine low-flying exercise in clear weather and is believed to have flown into a hill in Glen Tilt, on the edge of the Grampian mountains, 10 miles (16km) north east of Blair Athol.

Three RAF helicopters, one from the RN, a 120 Sqn Nimrod MR.2 from Kinloss and two

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RAF – IT IN LOGISTICS

Supplied free of charge to educational and training establishments, from the Inspectorate of Recruiting, Directorate of Recruiting and Selection, PO Box 1000, Cranwell, Lincs, NG34 8GZ.

NOW HERE’S a treat. You may remember some time ago, the RAF released the first in a series of ‘IT in … ‘ packs, aimed at schools, and for free. Being the exception that proves the rule, the first pack, all about air/sea rescue, was worth considerably more than you paid for it. Judging from the mail received by us, you were interested too. So, good news, there’s a second in the series, this

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RAF Crusaders in Canada

THE ROYAL Air Force’s 14 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire, deployed 141 personnel, including 14 pilots and 12 navigators, to Maple Flag on an RAF Tristar for the second period of the exercise. Nine Tornado GR.4s were already at CFB Cold Lake, having been involved in the first period flown by II(AC) Squadron from RAF Marham, Norfolk. Wg Cdr Basnett, OC 14 Squadron, told AFM: «We are flying six jets in the morning and four in the afternoon. The engineers have had to work extremely hard to make that happen, because we are a long way from home and

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ProAc Response D40/R

£6125

As is the way with ProAc, it’s going to be rather hard to get excited about the D40/R speakers based on their looks and specification. But as we learned with the D18s on page 64, the relatively small British manufacturer is capable of producing extraordinary sound from rather ordinary-looking boxes.

Take a closer look at the D40/Rs and there are a couple of details that might hint at something more than ordinary. There’s a ribbon tweeter for a start — a 6 x 1cm unit that gives the speaker the ‘R’ in its name. You can buy a standard

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RAAF livery refinements

CONTINUOUS EVALUATION AND experimentation into the effectiveness of camouflage schemes has led the RAAF change the livery of their P-3C Orions.

Although the ‘toning down’ the P-3Cs has been tried previously, a three-tone grey livery has now been adopted and will be applied to the entire inventory as depot level maintenance is carried out on each machine. The livery is representative of the various camouflage schemes adorning the ASW/Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft of most Western nations and is particularly suited to low-level operations over oceanic backgrounds.

Trials with a new livery for the F/A-18 inventory recently began with William town-based No

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R&W Febry & Sons Ltd

Individually, the Fabry’s most prominent (arm would have been that of R8W Febry of Chipping Sod bury, which at its height was operating a fleet of 150 haulage vehicles. Although in partnership with his brother, William, the firm was spearheaded by the chairman and managing director Richard (Dick) Febry.

Dick was the eldest of six sons and six daughters born to Albert and Alice Febry at Old Sod bury. He started work at the age of 12 at the Cross Hands Farm. Old Sod bury.

As a 17-year-old in 1921 Dick went to work for a local coal-merchant where he

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R A W L I C I O U S GREEN SMOOTHIES

You can smell the fresh fruit from outside the R a w l i c i o u s store, and you can hear the blenders go full throttle on delivery days. There’s also a small fleet of riders out to make deliveries throughout the metro, bringing freshly made green smoothies to a pool of over 500 customers. And if you speak to the customers or read their blogs, you’ll find fervent testimonials about the health benefits of Rawlicious’ products.

“It wasn’t always like this.

We used to have to force people to taste our samples! ” laughs Angela L

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Quiet Spike To Suppress Sonic Booms

A RESEARCH project called Quiet Spike, which investigates suppression of sonic booms, has begun at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, at Edwards AFB, California. A joint team of Gulfstream Aerospace and NASA Dryden engineers and technicians has fitted a 24ft (7.3m) retractable spike on the nose of Dryden’s F-15B research test-bed aircraft. Made of composite materials, Quiet Spike weighs 4701b (213kg) and extends from 14ft (4.26m) in subsonic flight to 24ft (7.3m) in supersonic flight.

It creates three small shock waves that travel to the ground, parallel with each other. These produce less noise than the typical shock waves which

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10 RUDE QUESTIONS!

1. Where’s the strangest place you’ve had sex?

“It was in a lift! We only had to go up two floors so it was very exciting and the thought that somebody might be waiting for the lift at the top felt very naughty.”

2. What’s your trademark move in the bedroom?

“Sex from behind, mainly because of my bum and long ponytail. I love not being able to see the bloke but being able to hear him. I’ve been told my bum’s a massive turn-on, too!”

3. What really turns you on?

“Watching naughty programmes! There’s something about seeing hot

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