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RAF Germany Tribute

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F3
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RAF Germany Tribute

Post by F3 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:40 pm

Watching a news item on the RAF Laarbruch Museum on Forces News last week I was disappointed to hear of the lack of recognition of the role and status of RAF Germany in our own RAF Museum. Whilst my generation grew up with it and are fully aware of its attributes it concerns me how quickly it has been forgotten even, it would seem, by those institutions who have a duty to preserve its memory. I therefore offer my own tribute in this selection of images of the aircraft types and squadrons which constituted the Command during its last decades. There are precious few ex - RAFG aircraft preserved in UK museums. The 92 Sqn. Lightning F2A (shown) in Scotland's Museum of Flight is a rare example.

ImageRAFG - Jaguar T2 II Sqn (2) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Harrier GR3 AP 3 Sqn by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Harrier GR7 1V Sqn by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageGR1 - Z 9 Sqn circa '84 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageGR1 - Z- - - - BE 14 Sqn '97 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageXV341 D XV Sqn Alconbury '83 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageGR1 - ZA 4- - FL 16 Sqn '89 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Tornado GR1 CM 17 Sqn. '89 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Chinook 18 Sqn by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - 19 Sqn F-4 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageGR3 XZ135-P 20 Sqn by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Jaguar DF 31 Sqn. Bruggen '83 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Andover 60 Sqn by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Lightning F2A by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageRAFG - Puma HC1 ZA940 230 Sqn. Gutersloh by Michael Britton, on Flickr

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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by Punkrunner62 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:48 pm

Always used to love seeing them at Lossiemouth on the rare occasions that they visited.
Cheers.

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Maurits37
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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by Maurits37 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:35 am

Superb set Michael!
Cheers,

Maurits

Ratrace
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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by Ratrace » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 pm

Cracking set.

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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by jaybee » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Nice picture flashback, especially the GR3 air to air shot. Some good copies amongst the set, that have stood the test of time... :thumb:
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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by LAHarve » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:13 am

Nice collection of images. Although the Lightning looks good, personally I think the overall natural metal finish was the best.

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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by slogen51 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:16 pm

Super set

Really like the Harrier GR.3 in the air

The Chinook is still going strong and I recently saw it at Horse guards parade during the RAF 100 and hopefully it will see at least another 10+ years if it is converted to an HC6

F3
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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by F3 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:30 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Super set

Really like the Harrier GR.3 in the air

The Chinook is still going strong and I recently saw it at Horse guards parade during the RAF 100 and hopefully it will see at least another 10+ years if it is converted to an HC6
Good value for money there then, given that was taken @ Finningley in '81. Already got 37 yrs. service in!

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Re: RAF Germany Tribute

Post by paddyboy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:20 pm

Hi Michael :P

Awesome post, yet again :thumbs:

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Thanks for posting :thumb:

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