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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby DominanceUK » 20 Sep 2021, 12:27

Selby White wrote:Feet up day off today as got a sore knee, result of lots of digging in the garden among other things such as getting old.

Need to get it right so had ice pack on it earlier as got my first competitive table tennis match for 18 month on thursday evening, not a easy one either as playing team who finished just above us in the Doncaster League two seasons back (was no league since).


My foot has been up since last night as I turned on my ankle pretty badly yesterday. Fortunately it's neither broken nor fractured but have damaged some soft tissue. 2 weeks off work was suggested but I'm already bored :yawn:
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Davycc » 20 Sep 2021, 18:44

Selby White wrote:Feet up day off today as got a sore knee, result of lots of digging in the garden among other things such as getting old.

Need to get it right so had ice pack on it earlier as got my first competitive table tennis match for 18 month on thursday evening, not a easy one either as playing team who finished just above us in the Doncaster League two seasons back (was no league since).


Take it easy SW, plenty of rest.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Davycc » 20 Sep 2021, 18:50

johnh wrote:Went down into Maidenhead this morning. Had a hair cut, got straight in a chair, only one other customer in there. Went up the high street and it was almost deserted. Got a few bits and pieces in M&S and went home. No problem parking either. The traffic is quite busy, almost a 'back to normal' situation but it doesn't replicate in the shopping centre.


Reminds me

A guy sticks his head into a barber shop and asks "Hey, Buddy! how long before I can get a haircut?"

The barber look around the shop and says "about 2 hours," and the guy leaves.

A few days later the same guy sticks his head in the door and asks..."how long before I can get a haircut?"

Again, the barber looks around at shop full of customers and says "about 2 hours." The guy leaves.

A week later the same guy sticks his head in the shop and asks "how long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around the shop and says "about an hour and a half". The guy leaves.

The barber looks over at a friend in the shop and says "Hey, Sir John, I'll give you a free cut if you follow that guy and see where he goes."

In a little while, John comes back into the shop laughing hysterically. The barber says, "this must be good, where did he go when he left here?"

John says, "To your house!"
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Selby White » 21 Sep 2021, 07:30

Davycc wrote:
Selby White wrote:Feet up day off today as got a sore knee, result of lots of digging in the garden among other things such as getting old.

Need to get it right so had ice pack on it earlier as got my first competitive table tennis match for 18 month on thursday evening, not a easy one either as playing team who finished just above us in the Doncaster League two seasons back (was no league since).


Take it easy SW, plenty of rest.


Did naff all yesterday and iced up every couple of hours, not too bad today so going to walk to town and back to see how it feels after that.

If ok may strap up and go to Pontefract this afternoon for a practice (usually do tuesdays) can always drop out if I feel it.
Optimistic will be ok for thursday's match we are already two other players down (feels like Leeds Utd).
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby johnh » 28 Sep 2021, 16:59

About 20 odd years ago I did some research into a cousin who was a pilot in the RAF during WW2. He was killed in 1944 in an air accident (not active service). I didn't get very far but recently came across a guy who specialises in this sort of thing. He was brilliant and actually came up with and sent me a copy of, the crash incident report. The aircraft crashed near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It was during a storm, the plane shed a propeller due to metal fatigue (they found the prop several hundred yards from the crash site which indicated it came adrift 'in flight'). The report also mentioned that an overdue service (3 months) hadn't been carried out, nor had a pre-flight check been carried out. Verdict of report: Pilot error! Still, dead men can't defend themselves and it enabled the file to be put away in the archives. He was 21 years old.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Barlow Boy » 28 Sep 2021, 17:43

johnh wrote:About 20 odd years ago I did some research into a cousin who was a pilot in the RAF during WW2. He was killed in 1944 in an air accident (not active service). I didn't get very far but recently came across a guy who specialises in this sort of thing. He was brilliant and actually came up with and sent me a copy of, the crash incident report. The aircraft crashed near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It was during a storm, the plane shed a propeller due to metal fatigue (they found the prop several hundred yards from the crash site which indicated it came adrift 'in flight'). The report also mentioned that an overdue service (3 months) hadn't been carried out, nor had a pre-flight check been carried out. Verdict of report: Pilot error! Still, dead men can't defend themselves and it enabled the file to be put away in the archives. He was 21 years old.

That overdue service is terrible Sir John.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby johnh » 28 Sep 2021, 18:54

Barlow Boy wrote:
johnh wrote:About 20 odd years ago I did some research into a cousin who was a pilot in the RAF during WW2. He was killed in 1944 in an air accident (not active service). I didn't get very far but recently came across a guy who specialises in this sort of thing. He was brilliant and actually came up with and sent me a copy of, the crash incident report. The aircraft crashed near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It was during a storm, the plane shed a propeller due to metal fatigue (they found the prop several hundred yards from the crash site which indicated it came adrift 'in flight'). The report also mentioned that an overdue service (3 months) hadn't been carried out, nor had a pre-flight check been carried out. Verdict of report: Pilot error! Still, dead men can't defend themselves and it enabled the file to be put away in the archives. He was 21 years old.

That overdue service is terrible Sir John.


I don't think my uncle, his father, could have seen this report. If he had, I think he would have kicked up a stink. He died in his 50's from on-going complications from being gassed in WW1.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Davycc » 28 Sep 2021, 19:43

Overdue service, still a common cause of aviation accidents. If anyone is interested the Air Accident Investigation Branch AAIB produce monthly accident reports which are accessable by the public. Aviation safety managers such as myself will sift these reports to see incidents involving the types of aircraft they operate and destinations the regularly route to.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-accident-monthly-bulletin-september-2021
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby NottinghamWhite » 29 Sep 2021, 07:59

Talking of aircraft a clue in today’s Telegraph crossword gave me a new word for my vocabulary.

The clue was Attack From Aircraft (6) ST- - -E
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Mr Russell » 29 Sep 2021, 08:15

NottinghamWhite wrote:Talking of aircraft a clue in today’s Telegraph crossword gave me a new word for my vocabulary.

The clue was Attack From Aircraft (6) ST- - -E


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