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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2010, 10:50:20 AM »
Quote from: "isibob"
On the same tack as the ATHENA

A friend of mine was lucky to survive the 1979 Fasnet Race, which you may recall resulted in 15 people losing their lives, 20% of the boats were disabled or lost and over 125 crew saved. During the rescue Nimrods, three I believe, were ever present spotting and coordinating the numerous other rescue craft and helicopters.
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   Yes that's correct if you are 1000 miles off,or even further mid Atlantic, without Nimrod the coastguard loose there eyes,and then they just have to hope that there are ship's in the area
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2010, 11:07:21 AM »
I wrote to MP the other day asking the wisdom of cancelling the MRA4, he spoke in the commons last week about his concerns of losing that capability, he has promised to speak to the secretary of state on my behalf and ask why he believe we can do without it!!


And I have to say as an Island it's always amazed me that the RNLI is run with no government help
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2010, 12:12:09 PM »
Mayfly... the MP will say it is part of the our "big society" we all have to help each other.... :|
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2010, 05:46:37 AM »
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And I have to say as an Island it's always amazed me that the RNLI is run with no government help

Your right there Mayfly, another great organization which survives off of peoples donations.

They do a fantastic job as do the SAR & the Nimrods when called on to help ships in distress i.e The factory ship which caught fire in the Atlantic just yesterday.

They should put all the Mp's in lifeboats and see where they would be without the Rescue and help when on the high seas. :shock:  :shock:

Not a good feeling and there are some big ponds around the UK

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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2010, 07:44:41 AM »
I may not be impressed with the reply I get & if I believe it is a load of old flannel I will get back to my MP and tell him so, but at least I'm trying to establish facts -

and to be honest I've been hit 3 times now with delay in pensions - something I'm not happy about but am willing to bear with a smile because if something isn't done soon this country will be bankrupt.



and I sent him another email yesterday complaining about the ridiculous self assessment system .... he'll black list me soon  :lol:



And who's nicked my avater!!!!  :cry:
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2010, 09:00:35 AM »
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and to be honest I've been hit 3 times now with delay in pensions - something I'm not happy about but am willing to bear with a smile because if something isn't done soon this country will be bankrupt.

And who's nicked my avater!!!!  :cry:

Do not get me going on Pension Mayfly :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  The way it is going I will still be at sea when I am 70 (it does not bear thinking about trying to use a Zimmer frame on a tilting deck & they will not put a stair-lift for me to get to the ships bridge "I have asked")

Not sure who pinched your Avater????? :o  :o  It was there while you was sleeping and I was at work earlier to-day!!!! Most strange :roll:  :roll:

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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2010, 12:49:07 PM »
Falmouth Coastguard during various interviews yesterday mentioned several times that their area of responsibility for maritime rescue coordination extends to approximately 1200 Miles into the Atlantic !!  :o
So .... short of HMG fitting in-flight refuelling kit to the SAR Seakings , or buying some ex-USCG HH-60s & HC-130s , I would think that rather screws HMG's justification for binning the Nimrod by saying "we don't need it" !!
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2010, 02:39:36 PM »
According to a posting on the Milscanners newsgroup , there's a Nimrod just departed Kinloss { Callsign NIMROD 51 }.
Checked on "livemode-S" { http://www.live-mode-s.info/ } , it's showing as Nimrod R1 XW664 }
Wonder what the destination is ??
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2010, 03:49:15 PM »
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 Wonder what the destination is ??




 Did you ever find out  the destination of that Nimrod  ... ;)
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2010, 04:04:23 PM »
XW664 was on airtest at Waddington on the 22nd first time it had flown since July - could have been going back home to Waddington
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2010, 04:43:17 PM »
Ref. my earlier post......
Never did find out what the Nimrod was up to.
It was shown on "livemode-S" as being up overScotland for about half hour or so , then it disappeared off the plot !
As it didn't appear to be transitting to anywhere { although "livemode-S" pos-reps sometimes aren't the most accurate } , I have no idea what it was up to.
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2010, 04:59:34 PM »
I am now officially confused !!  :o
Just been looking on "livemode-S".....

2010-10-30 10:25:20
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Dunholme Lincoln GB
2010-10-30 10:34:16
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Stevenage, GB
2010-10-30 10:40:55
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Naaldwijk Test 1, NL
2010-10-30 10:42:54
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Eggesford,Devon,UK
2010-10-30 11:10:26
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Beaumont, BE
2010-10-30 11:47:26
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Murten, CH
2010-10-30 11:48:26
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Bern, CH
2010-10-30 12:25:08
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    G, IT
2010-10-30 13:14:46
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Luqa, MT
2010-10-30 14:58:34
43C138    XW664    NIM 51    NIMROD R1    United Kingdom    51SQ    Pafos, CY
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2010, 05:20:40 PM »
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I am now officially confused !!  :o
 
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That look's very odd..... :roll:  :roll:..Mike
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2010, 05:38:47 PM »
Looks like she gone out to Cyprus - It's the locator beacons that are picked up isn't it not necessarily where she is. 4 hrs 20 mins flight time, about right I would have thought.

Edit: and according to FC FX644 took off from and landed back at Waddington on Thursday,
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2010, 06:14:40 PM »
It's the "Pafos, CY" that gave it away !!  :lol:
The reason I'm confused is that if the 'Rods have been binned , why would one be going to Cyprus ??
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