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Hello guys

 

I am as name suggests a pom now living in Darwin and learning to fly a trike, done about ten hours and love it!:thumb_up:

 

 

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G'day and 098_welcome.gif.81ff07d492568199326e4f64f78d7bc6.gif TFP. Where do you hail from in UK and how long you been here? Being ex RAF "I've been everywhere man"but mainly Essex and Norfolk. I've been here 30 years and I think I still speak with an English accent. My family in UK think otherwise.

 

 

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G-Day Doug

 

Brief history, born in Kent, lived in Surrey, Wiltshire & Somerset been in Aus 14 months

 

Have a wife here and ex-wife and 3 teenage boys in UK, Miss the boys but not the weather or costs!!!

 

 

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G'day Pom from another pom. Also born in Kent, Ramsgate, but lived Middlesex Norfolk Devon, Sussex and Shropshire with time in the army in Herts, Cambridge, and Wiltshire, so been around a bit.

 

 

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I would have loved to fly over the Wiltshire downs, Such beautiful country side. I spent a couple of years at RAF Yatesbury and lived in Calne and Swindon.

 

For the unknowing, Yatesbury was a bomber station during the war, then later, the runways reverted to farmland but a huge airborne radar training school was established. It has noe all been reverted to farm land but some of the original buildings and hangers are still there. Look on Googlearth. Find the White chalk horse, and Avebury stone circle.

 

 

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Small world Doug I lived in Compton Bassett about 5km's from Calne and wandered round the old Yatesbury site! Walked round the stones as well! (drank in the white horse:thumb_up:)

 

 

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I have great memories of there. Is Smokey Joes Transport cafe still on the corner of the CB turnoff? We always ended up there after a night out in town. Had to have a greasy fried egg and tomato sauce sandwich, and coffee, before heading back to Yatesbury. If we were lucky, we might tag onto a lone WRAF and escort her back up to CB Radio Training School. If we were even luckier, we got a leg over before heading home. Bear in mind, we walked everywhere as very few of us could afford cars. No wonder we slept though a lot of our classes. 006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif

 

 

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Happy Days! Don't remember the Cafe, there was an derelict building opposite CB turn off that could have been it? Yatesbury was about to be developed into housing when I left.

 

Cheers Adam

 

 

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098_welcome.gif.81ff07d492568199326e4f64f78d7bc6.gif Adam,The Flying Pom,

 

Just recently another Pomy couple moved into a house just up the road from us, so I called in to say Hello and greet our new neighbours.

 

I proceeded to explain that I flew Recreational Aircraft and asked if they had any concearns with this,as I fly from my own strip on our property and that I was going flying that afternoon,they said they had no problem with this and as quick as a flash he asked would I take him flying,I did and he got his first flight in an Ultralight.

 

Cheers,

 

Frank.

 

 

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