3 thoughts on “EGPI Islay”

  1. In case your wondering why there’s an RAF fire appliance in attendance the reason is this.

    The RAF had (still has perhaps?) a pool of appliances and they are sent to airfields such as Islay when the level of fire cover isn’t deemed sufficient for Royal Flights. The pool is also used for other tasks.

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    1. Prince Charles did the RAF pilots course, 145 hours on JPs. He then did no other flying training. He did want to stay in the RAF, but it had been decided, mainly by Mountbatten that he would go straight to the Navy after getting his wings. So in reality he was flying a 146 with in reality not much more than a PPL.

      And my CO in Germany was his instructor at Cranwell.

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