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BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

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BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby BOLLO » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:41 pm

Tonight saw the departure from the Hall for this deployment of the two C-2A's from VRC-40 "BUSHWHACKERS"and what a departure it was . :thumbs: :thumbs:

Image1-ROMEO-GOLF-02-C-2A--16215 by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

Image2-ROMEO-GOLD-02-C-2A-VRC-40 by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

Image3-ROMEO-GOLF-02-climbs-out- by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

Image4-RG-02-climb-out-and-away. by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

Image5-ROMEO-GOLDF-01-C-2A-16216 by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

Image6-C-2A-162168-45-ROMEO-GOLF by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

Image7-RG-01-top-side-. by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

Image8-RG-01-C-2A-162168-45-VRC- by Paul Callaghan, on Flickr

They said they were going to do it and they did.Safe trip home boys and thanks for the fun . :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby Dan D'Air » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:47 pm

Yes, thanks lads. It's been a good few weeks "observing" from a distance, something different. I have the greatest respect for USN and its assets.
Also, thanks to all on FC in sharing information so we can all enjoy our hobby.
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby slogen51 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:48 pm

They have flown well

Thought they were the Rawhides ? The badge is like a cowboy on a stallion or is Bush Wackers the name for the det?
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby BOLLO » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:52 pm

slogen51 wrote:They have flown well

Thought they were the Rawhides ? The badge is like a cowboy on a stallion or is Bush Wackers the name for the det?


I believe BUSHWHACKERS are flying these on this DET,well thats whats on the patches from the crews I have . :unsure:
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby slogen51 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:07 pm

Ta

Sorry , another question - I probably should know this but do the greyhounds stay with the carrier back to Norfolk or do they make their own way back via Kef etc as they are not strictly part of CVW-8 ?
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby matt e » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:38 pm

nice shots
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby Thunder » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:49 pm

More than likely they will stay with the carrier for the trip back home just in case the boat gets diverted or has a medvac situation. They will leave the carrier when they get to about 1000miles from the US coast along with the rest of the air wing. In the past they used to rotate airframes through Sigonella (or Naples) where they had a semi permanent detachment and they would meet up with whatever carrier as it approached the Mediterranean or South West approaches, they would then stay with the carrier or closest friendly land facility.


Regards the pics, not often you get a topside shot of a C2 :clap:
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby SamP » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:10 pm

slogen51 wrote:Ta

Sorry , another question - I probably should know this but do the greyhounds stay with the carrier back to Norfolk or do they make their own way back via Kef etc as they are not strictly part of CVW-8 ?


They will remain on the carrier and they are in fact a part of CVW-8.

'Bushwhackers' is the nickname for the Detachment of this cruise, Det II, VRC-40 Rawhides.

Always awesome crews the Rawhides :thumb:
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby gramp.t » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:58 am

Very nice! a great departure, an unusual visitor, and colourful aircraft! Despite a week of visiting MH, I only got one set of one C-2 airbourne, so no jealousy here then!
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby Yunglee » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:00 am

Great departure shots :clap:
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby BOLLO » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:07 pm

Thanks for the kind comments chaps,very much appreciated . :thumb:
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby Dave934 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:37 pm

Very smart ! :thumb:
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby prefontaine72 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:38 am

Epic shots as ever Paul first class mate :thumbs: and guess what I manage to miss them at Prestwick :grr:

Dougie :D
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby Yunglee » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:11 pm

Found this page that explains the different detachments:

http://www.c2greyhound.com/index.php/sq ... 40rawhides
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Re: BUSHWHACKERS depart the Hall.

Postby BOLLO » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:13 pm

Thats a cracking find that,nice one . :thumb:
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