Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wanker Wednesday!

This is quite an enjoyable video IMO. The Bucc was one hell of a naval strike aircraft. A contemporary of the Intruder, the two jets shared a good bit of overlap in their similar missions, and many Intruder and Buccaneer aircrew did exchange tours.

Here at Naval Air Cowman, we embrace the wanker lifestyle.

If you've visited the UK or the Commonwealth, you've heard the term wanker and likely have an idea of the definition. You probably also realized that there were nuances of British and Commonwealth life that you didn't quite get, including insults and pejoratives.

I frequently worked, operated and flew with assorted RAF and FAA types during my time in the Navy and remember most of those times with a great deal of fondness. One thing I noted was that UK aviators often referred to their fellow British Birdmen "on other types" as wankers. To the Sea King bubbas, Lynx aircrew were often wankers, etc.

The British have a different approach to all things aviation, and I like it. Always have. So I'll use this Wednesday space to share a bit of Brit aviation.

No offence (as the British spell it) is offered here, and therefore none is given.

If offense is taken, the offended is quite likely one of those tedious professional victims who has managed, through no little effort, to force itself into a state of severe skivvy bind. Such poor wretches should visit hospital and have their wanker's colic assessed and treated.

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