Bridges of Toko Ri

#4
MMmmmm sounds good and Grace Kelly is better looking than the real Nancy.

"Nancy, who broke every rule in the book to bring this fierce release to the man she loved............."

Oooo er.
 

Seaweed

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#5
Heads up, 1700 Thursday 28th in Film 4, 'The Bridges of Toko-Ri'. The plotline being American has its cheesy moments but the flying and carrier ops 1950s style are good-oh.
 

Seaweed

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#10
Axial decks, real batting, hydraulic cats, barrier prang, what's not to like?

The last axial deck landing in the RN was carried out by a Sea Balliol landing on HMS Triumph in December 1955, when she was on her way home to pay off after her last cruise as Cadet Training Carrier. Cadets got a turn at Talker and Teller during Flying Stations and one 15 minute flip in one of her three Sea Balliols during their senior cruise.
 

Seaweed

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#12
Oh dear. One of her battle honours was 'Korea' - she and her Seafires were sent up there from HK immediately the war broke out.

Meanwhile a survivor from that era - USS Iowa visiting Portsmouth in 1986.

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Real guns. Enough to make a Gunnery Jack come in his pants. Actually I did know a G so carried away by the joy of a shoot that he dropped his lighted cigarette into the pocket of his greatcoat and forgot about it, until it rather advertised its presence.
 
#13
Oh dear. One of her battle honours was 'Korea' - she and her Seafires were sent up there from HK immediately the war broke out.

Meanwhile a survivor from that era - USS Iowa visiting Portsmouth in 1986.

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Real guns. Enough to make a Gunnery Jack come in his pants. Actually I did know a G so carried away by the joy of a shoot that he dropped his lighted cigarette into the pocket of his greatcoat and forgot about it, until it rather advertised its presence.
I met a Gunners Mate 2nd class or something off the Missouri and **** me could he 'bore' for NATO. The only thing that kept me awake is I kept banging my head off the bar when I nodded off!!!!
 

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