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    Crikey....twelve weeks !!

    Aren't they known as Flight Ops Assistants now?

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    12 weeks waht on earth are they teaching them??? Although I always thought there should have been more met and nav, and more about things like customs clearances. My first posting was to an Ops room not a tower so things like airfield layouts werent that useful.

    As for the 11/XI FTS badge, shows how confusing the use of Roamn numerals can be. Always remember an armourer at Marham telling me hed served on 11 Sqn rocks, in fact he meant 2/II Sqn. In fact he was bulls hitting!

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    And Ive just had a look at the RAF careers website and you have to have GCSE maths and english before you join up as an FOA, I didnt have a single O level or CSE when I joined up.

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    Did'nt need them when I joined up either but the tests scores required are that of a GD now ! So the the trade is getting its share of dulards now !! They are trying to combine AATC/FOA with scopies ! Remember if they could'nt pass TTF that was were they were booted off to! fail TTF and get sent to a better paid job.

    Part of the course envolves a week tree hugging, climbing, canoing and horrible outside things that people do for fun !

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    There was talk of merging with the scopies when I was in, as for dullards I must admit I worked with a quite a few AATCs/FOAs who were a little bit on the thick side.

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    Does anybody know where ther Battle HQ is located at Shawbury, I can`t get a site plan from Hendon as it is still an active site, there is a picture in Pauls book on airfield defences
    so I know it`s there some where.

    Cheers Mike

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    Actually having written over 20 pages on just how the airfield defence organisation worked at Shawbury, and then to actually find the BHQ was a real shot in the arm. It really did make my day and I felt quite humbled by the discovery. Cannot put its location on here though. PM me Newage.

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    Here is a nice Pathe video of the navigation school to Gib, and photo of the Aries Aircraft at Shawbury

    www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=47432





    although the last one may be Luga

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    This has recently appeared on a door on Hanger 2 which is 60 Sqn's, as per the zap !




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    This the hanger doors on hanger 3, showing the stop plates for the modified doors.

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