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Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

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james baker
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Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by james baker » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:16 pm

Bit of a mixed bag F 4 s plus visitors to say a last farewell to the greatest fighting aircraft of all time.

ImageWATTISHAM 4 07 1992 LIGHTNING by james baker, on Flickr

ImageWATTISHAM 4 JULY 1992 NO 2 by james baker, on Flickr

Image56 SQ PHANTOM Y by james baker, on Flickr

Image56 SQ F4 SHARKS MOUTH by james baker, on Flickr

ImageF 4 IN SPECIAL SCHEME WATTISHAM 01 07 1992 by james baker, on Flickr

ImageXV 470 F4 SHARKS MOUTH by james baker, on Flickr


ImageNEXT WE GOT WET by james baker, on Flickr

ImageHAWK THREE by james baker, on Flickr

Image56 SQ F4 SHARKS MOUTH by james baker, on Flickr

ImageFIGHTER LINE by james baker, on Flickr

ImageFABULOUS PHANTOM by james baker, on Flickr

ImageLIGHTNING F6 WARTON by james baker, on Flickr

ImageTWO HAWKS by james baker, on Flickr

ImageXV 419 92 SQ MARKS by james baker, on Flickr

ImageF 4 IN SPECIAL SCHEME WATTISHAM 01 07 1992 by james baker, on Flickr

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:25 pm

Magic Phantoms.

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by captain scarlet » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Brilliant capture of days gone by! :cool:
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Post by Ratrace » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:31 pm

Superb !!!

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Post by Punkrunner62 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:19 pm

First class shots against some menacing skies.
Cheers.

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by paddyboy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:58 pm

Hi James :P

Wonderful pics there :thumbs:

Surely the 'Finest fighter of all time' was said goodbye to in 1988 :S

THE Lightning :Wow:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by F3 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:00 pm

Great memories of one of the best Photocalls I ever attended for free as was invited down for the w/end by a relative who was stationed at Wattisham. As a bonus he took me to the dump where I literally picked up some F-4 souvenirs.

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by Weazel69 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:52 pm

Whilst I think that you have some great pictures there, I think that I must just query your heading because this was not the actual end
01.07.1992 - saw 56 Squadron stand down
03.07.1992 - saw the arrivals for your said photo call
14.09.1992 - was the date that participating A/c arrived for a mini Tiger Meet
01.10.1992 - saw 74 Squadron stand down, which for me was the actual phinale
I would just like to say that I am not being offencive with your heading, but this is the way I see it
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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by james baker » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:47 pm

The tickets sold by the R.A.F for the day were given that heading I am sure your dates are accurate and no offence taken its great that folks have detailed knowledge of our aviation heritage.

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by Supra » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:29 am

Brilliant Post, but either I'm 'Haluskinating' or I've got major De-ja-vu? Isn't the last shot a copy of #5?...& Shot9 a copy of #4? Not that it much matters coz you can't have too much of a good thing ;)

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by Weazel69 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:47 am

ok well if the tickets were headed that then I accept that just
it's just the way I read it to be, did not go down in my head as correct
if it's Phantoms then I am interested as like many many others, I first saw the UK versions at Farnborough.68 went to Coningsby as they were just coming into service and then the phinal days at Wattisham
also managed to do 3 Phancon's
as I said before great pix.cheers James
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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by james baker » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:23 am

sorry for any duplications I have spent 30 years photographing military aircraft and 1 week posting on fighter control I will get the hang of copy and paste.

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by Weazel69 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:54 am

hi again James. what I would like to know are these scanned from slides, if so very well done because a lot seem to come out ?
or are these from original prints
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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by james baker » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:30 pm

All my photos are taken on 35 mm film I never used slides but wish that I had .

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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by tc2324 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:26 pm

Great shots and thanks for posting, although as Weazel69 states, this was mainly for 56`s stand down Phantom Phinale event, hence the 56 Lightning, 56 F.3. and lack of 74 participants.

74 were still operational with the Phantom for another 3 months after this and had their own Phinale.
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Re: Wattisham July 1992 Phantom finale.

Post by Weazel69 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:09 am

Just for the record James, whilst we are on the subject of Wattisham. on the 07.09.1991 the 2 Squadrons held an F4 Photo Call which was as the name say's on the tin
it was interloped by 2 41 Squadron Jaguars and a 13 Squadron Tornado, but nevertheless a good shoot of the good ol' F4
And from the back of the airfield where the dump was you could get some pictures from the outside of its residents which was mainly ex 111 Squadron F4K FG.1's

if ever I get round to it, I will post some of said pix. but I am currently on another project
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