19
Apr
12

Navy Airdales: Yeah, We’re Lucky Stiffs

Here’s a great old commercial. I haven’t a clue when it was made, but it’s pretty doggone good. It certainly captures the beau ideal that we of the Navy’s Aviation side of the family see ourselves as filling.

BTW: For a great and insightful look at what life was like on liberty for my fellow blueshirts,  There’s a wonderful article from The Goat Locker entitled “Airdale Liberty Bars“.  If you have a few moments, it’s a good read and good gouge. That was my youth.

H/T to my friend Thomas Cheever for the link.

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7 Responses to “Navy Airdales: Yeah, We’re Lucky Stiffs”


  1. 2 Scooter Pie, AW1, Retired
    April 19, 2012 at 13:17

    Really great Tim! Thanks for giving me a smile today.

  2. April 20, 2012 at 01:43

    Hilarious. I think cigarette commercials were banned in ’72 or ’73 so it’s at least 40 years old.

  3. 4 scottthebadger
    April 21, 2012 at 06:26

    At least the Sailors looked like USN Sailors, rather than 3rd World military types in Sea Smurf suits.

    • 5 AW1Ed
      May 1, 2012 at 17:31

      George the Crook’s, Lajas, Azores.

      • May 1, 2012 at 18:33

        Bottle of Mateus red and a ball of Goat’s Cheese and a loaf of bread. Life didn’t get any better than Lajes on a day off. If I were single, I’d be hard pressed to find a better place to retire to. Maybe Rota, or somewhere just outside Seville. But……. yeah. Thanks, Ed.

  4. 7 Tim
    May 8, 2012 at 01:40

    It’s an Aussie or Brit commercial from around 1996. USS Lexington.
    Tim (A different one)


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