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by tommc
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A plethora of aerials at Mildenhall
Replies: 1
Views: 548

A plethora of aerials at Mildenhall

01. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/20101861-0662.jpg Cobra Ball holding short of runway 29 1/2000th sec, F4, ISO 100, 289mm 02. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/20101811-00266.jpg Elvis29 on approach to runway29 1/125th sec, F11, ISO 100, 320mm 03. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/2010181026...
by tommc
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe Down
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Boscombe Down

"Generally speaking" then - mil scheme, mil operated but carries a civilian registration. Just curious as to where the military-only enthusiasts/spotters draw the line. Each to their own of course but the anti-civilian sometimes seems one of extreme distaste. I wouldn't describe it as "anti-civilia...
by tommc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe Down
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Boscombe Down

Nighthawke wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Yes - a list with which I am familiar but has little or nothing to do with my question.
Your original question is too vague. Precisely which aircraft are you talking about that "carries a roundel, Royal Air Force titling but G-xxxx"?
by tommc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe Down
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Boscombe Down

Since a fair chunk of the UK military is civilian registered, where does that leave the "mil-only" brigade? If it carries a roundel, Royal Air Force titling but G-xxxx, do you ignore it? QinetiQ G-DASH CIVVY Tutors CIVVY UK Coast Guard CIVVY FRA CIVVY (except the ex Canadian AF ones) UK Police CIVV...
by tommc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe Down
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Boscombe Down

Since a fair chunk of the UK military is civilian registered, where does that leave the "mil-only" brigade? If it carries a roundel, Royal Air Force titling but G-xxxx, do you ignore it? From https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/article/content/documents/single-sky/cm/library/cmac-defini...
by tommc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe Down
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Boscombe Down

Civvy
by tommc
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: East Anglian Fast Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

Re: East Anglian Fast Jets

Punkrunner62 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Some great angles on the Hornets and Raptors and the weather gods were kind to you.
Cheers.
Just a trek out into the forest away from everyone else. It can be a bit hit and miss depending upon how tight the jets turn.
by tommc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: East Anglian Fast Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

Re: East Anglian Fast Jets

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Tom, those look as though they could have been taken at Nellis were it not for the absence of mountains in the back ground!
Freeman
Thanks. Less heat haze than Nellis
by tommc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: East Anglian Fast Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

East Anglian Fast Jets

Taking advantage of some unseasonably good weather to get some different angles in. 01. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/91018ab106.jpg VFA-11 F/A-18F landing at Lakenheath 02. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/91018ab204.jpg VFA-211 F/A-18F turning in at Lakenheath over the forest 03. http://www...
by tommc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: RAF Odiham
Topic: 8th October
Replies: 0
Views: 152

8th October

Quick stop en-route to Gosport

ZK551
ZK552
ZK553
ZK555
ZK561
Plus one more HC6 on the 7 Sqn ramp.
by tommc
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Eagles transiting Lakenheath 9/11
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Eagles transiting Lakenheath 9/11

A particularly dull day at Lakenheath today, but at least the transiting Oregon and Massachusetts F-15s have some colour 01. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/1191884-0002.jpg Oregon 84-0002 just about to touchdown on 24 at Lakenheath 02. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/1191884-0003.jpg Oregon 8...
by tommc
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: At the bases on a Thursday for a change
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: At the bases on a Thursday for a change

Zoom in on the long fuselage-length stain on the upper fuselage. Is this coming from an exhaust/APU vent?
Image
by tommc
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: At the bases on a Thursday for a change
Replies: 6
Views: 983

At the bases on a Thursday for a change

Early start again to get to Coningsby for sunrise, good to meet everyone at Waddington and Marham. 01. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/308184260.jpg Shiny newly delivered Typhoon ZK433 was out on the flightline 02. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/308184265.jpg Sunrise over a Spitfire 03. http:...
by tommc
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: RE: F-35B Lightning Fleet List 2018 - construction numbers and locations
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: RE: F-35B Lightning Fleet List 2018 - construction numbers and locations

This example is taken from the official register (includes registration date)….

ZM 148 LIGHTNING II Not designated 2BK.0014 15/12/2017
by tommc
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: CANBERRA - B ( I ) 8's - 1970
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: CANBERRA - B ( I ) 8's - 1970

I have a couple of CANBERRA B (I).8's that have been in need of some kind of info for years 1st - 15.06.1970 - RAF CONINGSBY - XM275 was logged with the code J, well I have 3 SQDN - 14SQDN - & 16SQDN around this area but I have not got a Squadron for this particular Aircraft 2nd - 15.06.1970 - RAF ...
by tommc
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Another Tuesday trip around some bases
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Re: Another Tuesday trip around some bases

Dave934 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:58 pm
What a great post. You must be knackered with all that driving !
Dave.
Just a pretty standard day out to be honest.
by tommc
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Another Tuesday trip around some bases
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Re: Another Tuesday trip around some bases

I suppose I could attach the log too. Fleet Hargate WT680 J Hunter Coningsby Typhoons ZK425 425 ZK348 348 (ZJ)916 ZJ931 931 (ZJ)914 (ZJ)939 (ZK)328 ZJ920 920 (ZK)317 (ZK)309 (ZK)381 ZK382 382 (ZK)341 ZK376 376 41 Sqn marks ZK367 EB-R 41 Sqn marks ZK357 357 N242CV Carol Vorderman's Twin Star Waddingt...
by tommc
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Another Tuesday trip around some bases
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Another Tuesday trip around some bases

01. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/2181801.jpg First base of the day was Coningsby, and a very early start 02. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/2181802.jpg 29 Sqn's very anonymous looking flightline 03. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/images/21818030.jpg First target of the day achieved was the el...
by tommc
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: How strange is it going to be?
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

Re: How strange is it going to be?

Yes, they do seem to have been an ever-present. Got my first one on 4th August 1981 (ZA546, Honington, only recently delivered), and eventually cleared them on 26th March 2013 (ZG705 at Marham. Wow, that took a few years to get those last couple!) Worked on them in RAFG for a few years too. I doubt ...

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