Sunday, 6 October 2019


This event will be dedicated to my friend and member of the LPG, Peter O'Callaghan who recently passed away

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Sad News

Received an email from a 5 squadron pal with the sad news that my pal and good friend Peter O'Callaghan who has been in a care home since early this year, sadly passed away yesterday afternoon.

I have known Peter since my days on 5 Squadron Lightnings at RAF Binbrook and caught up with him back in 2009 when he introduced me to the 2 Lightning jets they operated at Bruntingthorpe Airfield, so of course I got involved myself.

Peter lived in Louth as do I, and I often visited him to see how he was coping with his wife who had a stroke and him being a 24/7 carer. He had to pack in his full time job and was basically stuck in the house apart from an early morning walk with his dog.

Last year he broke a hip during a fall at home, and had an op to repair it, he suffered complications and contracted sepsis. A recurrence of his hip injury saw him back in hospital where we found out that he also had terminal lung cancer.

Peter was transferred to a care home early this year, where he was reunited with his wife who had a room 2 doors from his. Along with 2 squadron buddies we visited Peter regularly even managing to take him out for the day to a Lincolnshire airfield to a cafe, and also for a quick half pint at a pub in Wragby.

Slowly Peter started a decline in health and it was sad to see what was happening to him, he became very stressed as time went on and it was hard to watch him struggle. My visits eventually stopped as I wanted to remember him as he was, a happy, kind friend.


The funeral will be held on Monday 21st of October at 11am at Alford Crematorium, Station Road, Alford LN13 9LH.

Rest in Peace my friend.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Lockheed P3D Flight Sim

Been a while since I have looked at the Flight Sim, so loaded up an English Electric Lightning and flew a sortie out of RAF Binbrook and did a circuit of the Humber Bridge. Here are a couple of screenshots of the flight.



Monday, 2 September 2019

Gas Boiler

Today we had our Gas boiler annual service done, also cleaned out the filter (surprised how much silt it had accumulated. A New TRV valve also fitted. Brilliant plumber and very efficient. 

Monday, 26 August 2019

Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets open day

Good day out although the heat was unbearably hot. Took a back seat and let the younger team members have a go at Starter crew, so spent the day meeting old buddies. For a couple of years I have been trying to meet Michelle Middleton at Brunters, with the promise of a famous biscuit, but for some unknown reason we have never managed to meet up. This time she tracked me down and of course managed to get a biscuit or two, so mission accomplished.



Starter crew for this event


Friday, 9 August 2019

Amy Wadge

After watching series two of " Keeping Faith" I was taken by the vocals of Amy Wadge, unique and what a talent, just had to google her details and listen to some of her many songs.