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August 2014

James Dundon does the Ice Bucket Challenge

22nd August 2014

So our very own James Dundon was challenged to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge... and of course, James being James, things couldn't be simple... he had to go one further!

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Posted by Pirate FM at 6:07am

10 years since the Boscastle Floods

15th August 2014

This morning we cast our minds back to the 16th August 2004, when idyllic Boscastle hit the headlines when it was devastated by flash floods.

The waters came storming down the valley, devastating the small village and sweeping cars into the ocean. Meanwhile, trees were ripped up and houses and businesses left in tatters.

Iconic images of people being airlifted from the roofs of their homes were beamed across the world, as Boscastle became the top story...

But luckily, no-one lost their life on that fateful day - thanks to the fast response of the emergency services and RAF.

Boscastle has now recovered, and is once again a thriving community - regaining it's beautiful charm... a million miles away from the devastation it once saw back in 2004.

Posted by Pirate FM at 7:14am

Remembering Robin Williams

13th August 2014

Robin Williams

So yesterday, we woke to the very sad news that legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams had passed away overnight, at the age of just 63.

Throughout the day, we played tributes to Robin including a special show at 2pm and 7pm including music made famous in his films.

By popular demand, we've been asked to offer our special 5 minute montage of favourite moments to listen again - which you can do here.

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Posted by Pirate FM at 11:15am

RNAS Culdrose Airday 2014

4th August 2014

Neil and Tina's Secret Mission

Running up to Air Day 2014, Neil and Tina went behind the scenes at RNAS Culdrose.  Sadly, Neil's cracked rib, prevented him taking part in some of the challenges...but we still hurt him, with all the laughter as you'll see from the videos.  

Tina re-lives the 'horror' of a fitness test

Thanks to 'Dreckly' for helping out.

Wet Drills

Walking the Plank

It's a bit much to ask Tina to walk the plank, but she didn't have any qualms about it!

You can see all the photos in this gallery

Flying the Seaking Simulator

And the piece de resistance, was flying the Royal Navy Seaking Helicopter simulator.  At last, something Neil could take part in...

But how did they get on...have a listen:

And on airday itself, Tina spent the morning at RNAS Culdrose as the station woke up for airday.

If you want to catch up with any of the items, then you can listen again below.

  Tina chats to Capt Mark Garratt RN, RNAS Base Commander 
   Met Office forecasters 
   Who's looking for sugar?
   Tina doing drill with the RAF Cadets
   Tina welcomes home Colin Hicks after 2,500 mile bike ride to SAR bases in UK for Breast Cancer charity 
   Anticipating the Vulcan
   Tina bumps into an old friend
   Air Traffic - Lt Cdr Mark Taylor
   Funfair and Tri-ride motorbikes
  Trainee Observers, Kevin and James
  Lt Cdr Flanagan talks training

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So that's it for another year!

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 5:01am


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