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It’s like riding a bike…….

Just like riding a bike – some things are never forgotten

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February 1954 – 60 years ago
The Golfer was finally old enough to join the airforce in a scheme that took young men, educated and trained them in a relevant trade ready for men’s service in the RAF.

21st Engines
21st Engines

1955

Aircraft and their engines were to be his life for many yearsVenom E Seat

Even after retirement there was still that pullThe Golfer

Coming home from Singapore last December,  as we approached Australia I asked him to take a quick photo of the sunrise outside.
Guess what he actually took the photo ofRolls Royce engine

Yes you’ve got it
Look carefully and you will see
no beautiful sunrise but a
A Rolls Royce (RR) aircraft engine lol

click photos to enlarge

24 thoughts on “It’s like riding a bike…….”

  1. G’day Cathy. Fabulous photo’s . It’s still a good pic looking out the window of the plane. Take care. Liz…

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  2. We toured countless ships and have countless pictures of engine rooms that I can tell you nothing about and Ron could talk about forever. I mean who knew how much a person could say about this knob and that button and that lever?

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    1. I bet you loved every minute Annie and go over them in your head every day. Its amazing the knowledge these ‘experts’ carry around with them – some of it might be out of date but there’s usually someone they can discuss it with.

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  3. 1954… I graduated HS, that year. -grin-

    Great old pics. And newer ones.

    I understand him wanting to take pic of, a fancy part of the airplane. My husband learned to fly, years ago, and we had a little airplane. He had to stop, when his eyes began to give out on him. But he still loves anything about flying. 🙂

    But he would have taken a snap of the sun too. :-)))))

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    1. Yes Tessa there was one of the sunrise as well – trouble was we were looking directly into the sun so it wasn’t the best. At least he tried tho lol

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  4. Hello Cathy, so happy to have you visit my spot. It’s good to be back.
    Loved this post of yours – what a handsome man, and aren’t those black and white photos so precious.
    Lol, I just loved his version of the sunrise… and he looks so innocent too ;D)
    Cheers for now

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  5. Love old photos and hearing about the past, he sounds like my hubby. Cannot get into anything with a motor without diagnosing what wrong with it or telling me it sounds spot on lol

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