War Record - Blue Section

#1
Just spotted this on another board. Made me leak wee wee out of my pants.





This is what it says on the back of the picture;

WAR RECORD OF “BLUE” SECTION

These four pilots cost £10,000 each to train. During that time they wrote off or otherwise damaged £160,000 worth of aeroplane. On operations they wrote off completely 3 Spitfire V’s between them at a total cost of £300,000. Their pay amounted to about another £22,000 during their service. They burned up about £25,000 worth of hi-grade petrol, and fired off at least £30,000 worth of expensive ammunition. They gave their C.O. and their Flight leader a nervous breakdown necessitating expensive medical treatment. Two of them were sent to an equally expensive Air-Crew Punishment Camp which had to be maintained at great expense for the likes of them. They stole at LEAST £10,000 worth of gear from the Royal Air Force during the five or six years that it managed to tolerate them. Between them they were solely responsible for no less than SEVEN illegitimate births, the cost of which devolved on the State which employed them. Between them they caused the break-up of three marriages, resulting in expensive divorce cases. Between them they contracted two cases of venereal disease necessitating expensive and time-wasting medical treatment. One of them wounded one of the others in an air-to air firing exercise. Two baled out over England, losing their aircraft which caused considerable damage when crashing, and both stole their parachutes on landing. One caused the Portsmouth gun barrage to fire off a great deal of expensive ammunition at him by getting lost and straying over the D-Day fleet. One shot up an RAF Rescue Boat under the impression that it was an E-Boat. One shot a hangar at Tangmere full of holes and turned a Flight-Sargeant Fitter’s hair white, by fiddling with his gun button which SHOULD have been set to SAFE. Each of these four required the services of 32 skilled men to keep them in the air, and these 128 men had to be paid, clothed and fed.

“Ah,” but you say. “But what did these heroes accomplish against the hordes of Nazi Germany when, smiling and gay they fearlessly (???) flew against the Hun”.

They shot down, or up, as the case may be, one F.W. 190, 3 gasometers (French), about 60 trains (all French), one church, about 200 lorries, one American Destroyer, at least one American Tank, a field latrine of doubtful nationality, and were only prevented from “having a bash” at the Eiffel Tower by the fear that their aircraft letters would be seen and reported.

In view of this enviable record therefore, we have no hesitation in laying the claim that these four pilots did the greatest service to the Third Reich and should have been awarded the Iron Cross First Class by a grateful Fuhrer and Fatherland.
Signed Adolf Hitler
 
#2
Awesome, I hope a copy was presented to each of them on leaving the service.
 
#3
Priceless Flashy, priceless! It brought a lump of pride to my throat reading that! I'm quite emotional now.....

How could we lose with men such as these....???
 
#4
Glad the RAF has such high standards in the past.Told my dad who retired5 years ago fromthe RAF and says this exacting standard has been continued to this present day....he himself flew 6,000 miles from Ascension to Port Stanley only to miss the bl**dy target which was the airfield!!
 
#5
patchemup said:
he himself flew 6,000 miles from Ascension to Port Stanley only to miss the bl**dy target which was the airfield!!
I just finished reading the book about the Black buck raid....... doesn't matter that they missed, the trip there and back was ordeal enough.

Flash would have been visiting the SAAM complaining of popped ears and looking for a note from matron before the Groundies had pulled the cab out of the hangar.

Go and get your old man a pint............ and suck him off from me :D
 
#6
Poke off donut. You used to cry when a cab started up.

patchemup, my dad prob knew your dad. ;)


The Black Buck raids were very impressive.

Have a gander at how the op was pulled off here

Most think it was just a couple of Vulcans dropping a couple of bombs on Stanley but the pic below gives you some idea of the amount of back up the op recieved.

 
#7
My father thanks you for the pint...i'll get it when i get off tour but the sucking off...different thing all together.He asks you not to look at the photo's...he's the one in the issued 1942 shorts photo designated "the primary crew"
 
#8
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Poke off donut. You used to cry when a cab started up.
Only if you were driving......... murderer

Despite them being crabs, total admiration for the bravery of the crews involved, awesome mission from wheels up to landing safely home.
 
#9
minister_doh_nut said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Poke off donut. You used to cry when a cab started up.
Only if you were driving......... murderer

Despite them being crabs, total admiration for the bravery of the crews involved, awesome mission from wheels up to landing safely home.
I was cleared! (5 times...)


I'd say the mission was awesome way before wheels up though. You just need to look at the timespan from being given the op to what the ginger beers achieved bolting and bodging kit to the aircraft.....mostly from museums.
 
#10
Yeah but BATS get no credit....................... ever :D
 
#11
Flash,he probably did.He was 44 Sqn at the time(me thinks),involved with the Vulcan at Brunting thorpe and some where else.Takes them for high speed runs down the taxiways.
 
#12
patchemup said:
Flash,he probably did.He was 44 Sqn at the time(me thinks),involved with the Vulcan at Brunting thorpe and some where else.Takes them for high speed runs down the taxiways.

Good drills!

558 should be up soon?
 
#13
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
558 should be up soon?
Yes, on the same day we nail blancmange to the ceiling.

I've got more chance of spudding Xena Warrior Princess than seeing a flying Vulcan again.......... mores the pity
 
#14
minister_doh_nut said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
558 should be up soon?
Yes, on the same day we nail blancmange to the ceiling.

I've got more chance of spudding Xena Warrior Princess than seeing a flying Vulcan again.......... mores the pity

Be careful what you say mate.

Tombstone over on Pprune made this comment a while back "I will walk into each and every Sqn crewroom at Marham, naked with a rose between my arse cheeks, singing a song of your choice if the Vulcan ever flies again."

Seems he may well have a sore botty in the near future.


Whats your challenge? :D
 
#15
I'll steal it and drive it though Sinn Fein HQ
 
#17
Bet you have a slot reserved at the end of the runway at Brintingthorpe..... with w@nking space and room for your camera and spotting equipment?
 
#19
nope, I'm takign step ladders
 

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