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  • Birthday 08/08/1948
 
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    Lincoln. UK
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    Glass engraving
 
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  2. I am pleased to announce the arrival of Sgt Puffy to our training unit Sqdn/Ldr Cam
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  4. What 85 Squadron is about Squadron Purpose The Squadron exists for two mutually supporting purposes: To provide a vehicle for players of Cliffs of Dover to join together and play the game in a supporting group in order to enjoy the camaraderie involved in working together for a common purpose. To provide an effective unit for the Red team Commanders to thwart the wilers of the evil Blue team. Primarily, 85 Squadron will be tasked with defending the British Isles, its Airfields and Industries. That means shooting down German Bombers and recon aircraft. Dogfighting and killing Enemy fighters, whilst fun and sometimes necessary, is not our job. Squadron Ethos 85 Squadron follows from it’s purpose and can be summed up in four words: Fun Teamwork Fairness Professionalism Fun: Cliffs of Dover is a game. The Servers are vehicles for adding another level to that game. It still remains a game that we play and enjoy and have fun. Teamwork: This overlaps with both fun and professionalism – only by working together as a team will our members maximise their enjoyment and only by working together as a team will they maximise the Squadrons’ and their own effectiveness . Working together is essential, there is no room in 85 Squadron for "Prima Donnas" who are only interested in racking up their own personal kills. Fairness: 85 Squadron does not believe in fighting fair – sneaking up behind the enemy and killing him before he knows you are there is, as far as the Squadron is concerned the Acme of fighting. However, the Squadron will not tolerate cheats, so any computer hacks, cheats or bots are forbidden and the discovery of such will result in immediate expulsion. Professionalism: Whilst working together as a team, we are also are part of a larger team. Members are therefore expected to work to develop their own skills as pilots, to fly in accordance to the rules laid down for the campaign server (when we are flying in the Campaigns). Squadron Organisation As in all Military organisations, 85 Squadron works on the principle of one man-one vote. The Squadron CO is the one man and he has the vote (he does consult with the Adjutant though). However, as is also the case in all effective Military organisations, the Boss will want to take into account the views and needs of his people (even Wellington asked his staff for their views). The Squadron Adjutant (responsible for Admin), 2 i/c plans and ops, general dogsbody and whipping boy is will be appointed by the C.O. and will take over Command in his absence. The Squadron does not fly in Vics, and all that other 1940’s stuff, but in PAIRS. The Squadron Roster shows the pairs that will be as a matter of course. However they must be flexible, depending who is available to fly at any given time. The exists on the closed section of the forum, a set of standing orders which detail how, in practical terms the Squadrons’ purpose and ethos arte to be carried into practice during missions. All members are expected to comply with those orers whilst flying in missions. Squadron Mission Time Most of the servers are up 24/7. 85 Sqdn are encouraged to fly as often as they can, subject to standing orders about lone-wolfing (during Campaigns). However, Monday evenings, with a core time of between about 19:00 and 20:00 (UK Time) will be Squadron play time. All members are asked to attend so that we can fly and train as a Squadron TOGETHER. Communications Tactical communications are provided by teamspeak and all 85 Pilots are obliged to use this medium whilst flying. Off-Mission, the Squadron has it’s own forum which, as you are reading this....you already know about, with a closed section (password protected) used for our own chat about methods admin and so on. Members also provide an email address that they do at least regularly monitor. This enables the Command team to bring to the attention of members any information that they may need. If Pilots wish to gus the Command team their mobile phone (cellphone) numbers so that they can receive SMS from us that would be good (but not mandatory). Training Please see the separate thread on Recruitment and Training on this forum. Suffice it to say here that 85 believes that every pilot can be a BETTER pilot and our members accept that they have a responsibility to MAKE themselves better pilots. However, we also believe that everyone has different needs at different times. Therefore, rather than running a weekly training session, we have instituted the Pilot Development Programme....which focuses on the individual. Conclusion Cliffs of Dover and the various servers is a GAME. 85 Squadron exists so that its’ members get the maximum amount of enjoyment out of the game. Our rules and procedures have been developed with that in mind. IF (and please...only IF), you like our approach and can sign up to all of the above, then please look at the Recruitment and Training Thread.
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  7. I am pleased to welcome a new pilot to our ranks. His name is Sgt Redherring and he hails from the USA. I am sure that all pilots will givew him the usual welcome. All drinks in the bar are free for one hour tonight/ Sqdn Ldr Cam
  8. On behalf of 85 Sqdn, I would like to welcome Sgt Hawker to the Hurricane 'Team'. He assures me that the drinks are on him in the mess tonight, chaps. Sqdn/Ldr Cam
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  10. On behalf of 85 Sqdn, I would like to welcome Sgt DanglyBob to the team and hope he will join us in the mess for bevvies tonight. All drinks are on Skewer Cam
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  14. Thats an excellent model Woody. Where did you get the transfers and what scale is the model?
  15. On behalf of 85 Squadron, I would like to welcome Sgt Woody to our ranks. He will be a new Spitfire pilot that can only enhance our fighting force and frighten the blasted Jerries. Drinky poos in the Mess tonight, Sqdn.Ldr Cam