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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

How did he know my call-sign was Yankee Mike Charlie Alfa?

There was a piece on the Scottish TV news last night about an aircraftman at RAF Lossiemouth who has become rather famous on YouTube (especially in the USA) on account of his dancing antics while marshalling Tornado fighter-bombers. I should perhaps explain that these are performed (a) with the foreknowledge of the pilots of the aforementioned pieces of expensive machinery and (b) for charity, or at least committed to video for that purpose. Apparently both his mother and his mother-in-law died young from cancer.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Aircraftman Dean Tabreham. Sometimes I feel very proud to be British.

For non-UK viewers, the "118" on his running vest in the Scissor Sisters segment (disappointingly short on aircraft movement IMHO) is a reference to a British TV ad for a telephone number enquiry service.


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