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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 09:35:52 AM »
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Well not withstanding the fact that 558 is now miles away from Lyneham, the goalposts have now moved and I need a hand this week the put a bit of a shine on 558 so she can impress some new friends.

I have been in touch with the folk who volunteered when this was first posted and have had a fair few pressed men (oops I meant volunteers)

I could do with a hand on Thursday if anyone is free (only Jangor coming at the moment, and I'm worried about the potential Jaffa cake consumption level).

Same drill as before a pm or an e-mail.

you will need either a valid passport or a 2 part diving licence to get into the hangar.

Thanks for listening.

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I know that I like jaffa cakes, but not even I could eat the whole stock......................  :lol:

Did you say at the stall in the viewing area, that there was an eating establishment in hanger 3....................  :?:
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 10:46:10 AM »
PM sent!  ;)
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 12:21:32 PM »
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Well not withstanding the fact that 558 is now miles away from Lyneham, the goalposts have now moved and I need a hand this week the put a bit of a shine on 558 so she can impress some new friends.

I have been in touch with the folk who volunteered when this was first posted and have had a fair few pressed men (oops I meant volunteers)

I could do with a hand on Thursday if anyone is free (only Jangor coming at the moment, and I'm worried about the potential Jaffa cake consumption level).

Same drill as before a pm or an e-mail.

you will need either a valid passport or a 2 part diving licence to get into the hangar.

Thanks for listening.

Sam

I know that I like jaffa cakes, but not even I could eat the whole stock......................  :lol:

Did you say at the stall in the viewing area, that there was an eating establishment in hanger 3....................  :?:

Yes there is a very good Cafe in three hangar and Hannah would be more than happy to feed you up for a very reasonable fee!

Don't forget to bring your camera!
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 02:34:27 PM »
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you will need either a valid passport or a 2 part diving licence to get into the hangar.


Sam

I know the facilities are good at Robin Hood but I didn't realise they had a swimming pool...............................
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2011, 03:16:19 PM »
Sam,

PM sent...

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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2011, 05:08:42 PM »
Is the current jaffa cakes supply sufficient ............... ;)
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2011, 11:13:13 AM »
Always need more Jaffa Cakes .....
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2011, 04:25:53 PM »
Wait 'til Cold Wet Jets.... :-)
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2011, 07:30:10 AM »
Hope you did plenty of polishing yesterday Gordon  ;)  Pics if you have any would be nice :)
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2011, 08:06:15 AM »
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Hope you did plenty of polishing yesterday Gordon  ;)  Pics if you have any would be nice :)


Sorry about the delay in posting yesterdays pictures, but they will be online tonight......... ;)

And you will notice that I have not bent Sad Sams airplane this time..............................  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2011, 10:31:37 AM »
If Gordon hadn't been taking so many photos - we'd have finished that cleaning yesterday!  :twisted:   ;)   :lol:

...and of for anyone that says we missed a bit...  :D

Seriously, I had a great time yesterday.  It was great meet you all and to put some faces to names, spend time with some of the engineers, to see the dedication that both they and we all put into her.  And to get up close and personal to XH558 (although Mouse seemed to be getting a bit to friendly with her trying to put the wheels back on... :oops:  :lol: )

Sorry I couldn't be back again today to help guys.

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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2011, 08:30:12 PM »
We found the bits that you missed today and duly polished them until Dr P could see his face in the reflection,had a great time (despite Gordon and his jokes),lovely to meet the engineers and the very friendly staff at the hangar and what a hangar it is,all gleaming and shiny so it is only right and proper that 558 should match her surroundings and she does after a bit of spit and polish!
Let's hope that the funding is found to keep her flying and at Donny.
Thank's to Sad Sam for the opportunity that he has given us.

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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2011, 09:18:39 PM »
I will most definately second that Mike........................... :D

The jokes were not that bad really........................  :lol:
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2011, 11:06:24 PM »
Evening all,

Back home in the deep South so I thought I' d put a few pictures of the boys (and girls hard at it this week)
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More to come (I cant be bothered with Photobucket any more)
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2011, 11:20:40 PM »
Some more from this week.
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Very sorry but I did not get any pictures of Tim and Jeanette (though pretty sure they have some they could post)

Really good to have you all in three hangar this week many thanks for all your hard work this week folks.

Funnily enough I don't have any pictures of our nice and shiny Vulcan!
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