Overheard while listening to an area radar center in England during the early '80s. Two United States Air Force Europe fast jets climbing out of a low flying area were trying to locate each other to join formation.
"Ratch 12, where are you?"
"Ratch 13, one mile south of Chester."
"Ratch 12, say again."
An undentified voice, in a strong Western Drawl:
"I'm a-comin', Marshall Dillon!"
Readers of a certain age will remember "Gunsmoke"!
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