Can you remember where you where forty years ago today? by Bermudan 75

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Bermudan 75
RAF High Wycombe, HQ Strike Command, in the office of Sqn Ldr Tony Wright CMLO. He entered our office and announced, 'Gentlemen we have our first casualties, I have just been informed that one of our ships has been hit by an Exocet missile'.

Operation Corporate, 4 May 82.

Posted 04 May 2022, 15:09 #1 

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Was living and working in France on state of the art computer control and robotics in the armaments industry. I was quite concerned at the amount of French supplied stuff being used by the Argies and contacted our embassy in Paris to say so, informing them that I could easily pull the plug on current and future production especially on the Mirage plane. The secretary that I spoke to listened with interest and told me that the noises the French government were making to their public were not the same as being expressed at diplomatic level and not to worry. "However", he said, "I'll take your phone number if I may". Quite amusing with hindsight.

Posted 04 May 2022, 21:42 #2 

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I was working at Smiths Industries in the calibration department, myself and another did the optical calibration on the sea harrier master mirrors fixture used to set up the test bench to set up the head up displays fitted to the sea harriers on board Invincible

Posted 04 May 2022, 22:01 #3 

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I was still single, playing lots of football and owned an immaculate Austin 1800 land crab which I bought from my uncle ,I was working for Inland Revenue which changed to HMRC in 2005 and am still there after 50 years !
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Posted 28 Jun 2022, 10:40 #4