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Offline Sad Sam

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35 years ago today
« on: December 13, 2012, 03:46:51 PM »
A very small young lad sat on a train that took him a lot further North than he had ever been before in his life.

At the start of a very slippery slope that left him as the very last Vulcan rigger in the world!

God I'm feeling old.  ;)
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 04:34:26 PM »
That's 'cos you are  :D
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 05:45:00 PM »
You're only as old as the woman you feel.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 07:52:17 PM »
You mean further north than Eastleigh (home to some of the finest railway engineering facilities outside of the GWR)...?
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 09:27:43 PM »
.. and long may it continue Sam.. merry xmas and a happy new year to you and the rest of the chaps.. and chapess.

Lew
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 09:51:43 PM »
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
A very small young lad sat on a train that took him a lot further North than he had ever been before in his life.

At the start of a very slippery slope that left him as the very last Vulcan rigger in the world!

God I'm feeling old.  ;)

Ah yes, maybe you are feeling old but good to know you don't look it  :D
You travelled North to start your career while I travelled South and West (South Shields to Cosford). Funny old world eh!
Have a great Christmas.
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 11:24:32 PM »
Oooh - 36 years ago I did that as a boy entrant, making al long cold journey to Sleaford - and then to Cosford with only 1 back flight (It was the wire locking thing on the final exam). Ahhh where have the years gone.
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 08:23:56 PM »
Had a thought this evening.  Since I left (or more accurately was thrown out) in 1993 I have now done more time outside of the Royal Air Force than I did as a member of it!
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 12:03:49 PM »
I know no different .....
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 12:46:10 PM »
I won't be 35 until almost this time next year....  :twisted:
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 05:33:28 PM »
Time for a lie down Sam

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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 05:47:25 PM »
:D  Thanks for that. Good to see you're still lying down on the job :lol:  :D

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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 05:58:24 PM »
A couple more from last year......







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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 08:44:43 PM »
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Had a thought this evening.  Since I left (or more accurately was thrown out) in 1993 I have now done more time outside of the Royal Air Force than I did as a member of it!

Funny you should say that, this thread started with '35 Years ago today' and this year it will be 35 years since I left the RAF in November 1978.  I've got the original rail ticket stub somewhere with the date on it of my journey to Cosford in 1965, the old thick card tickets.
Only did 12 years though and the main reason I left was that there was nowhere to go abroad, hardly anyway, and the length of time spent in the UK was getting longer. Luckily, the jobs I've had since meant I never stopped travelling all over EMEA with the odd spots in Russia, Ukraine, USA and Scandinavia.
It's been a good life  :D
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Re: 35 years ago today
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 09:12:16 PM »
Shiny shoes :D  for a shiny aircraft :D
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