Sep 4 2007, 05:06 AM
Sep 4 2007, 07:05 AM
HAHAHAHA I actually found that quite amusing
Just the way they were talking sounded so funny.
Sep 4 2007, 10:33 AM
Just another day on the job, eh.
Sep 4 2007, 10:54 AM
How legit was that recording? The reason I ask is one, very few interceptors got shot down and secondly, they didn't sound young enough. The average age of these guys was just over 20 and these people sounded a good deal older than that, like my age (old!).
Sep 4 2007, 04:46 PM
I was kinda' wondering about that myself. It sounded just too non-chalant, even for the ever-cool British. Very informal commands and replies also.
Sep 5 2007, 02:03 AM
I don't know really, I mean, RAF pilots in those days were stereotyped for speaking in a very "posh" manner, and keeping exceptionally cool heads, the latter still exists. I really don't know.
Sep 6 2007, 01:39 PM
Only in the films were they posh. The average aircrew member (pilots included) was a non-commissioned officer (ie. not a "Sir") and was generally equipped with CDF (an Australian term for Common Sense) and very large balls. Their background was typically not upper class but a more normally middle and working class. It's like the myth that the Spitfire won the "Battle of Britain" - It was really fortunate combination of politics, ego, tactics, technology, weather, Hurricanes and a very large lump of "good fortune" (luck to you and me). Spitfires were there, but they alone didn't win it.
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