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More relics from the loft

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More relics from the loft

Post by paddyboy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:02 am

Hi Peeps :P

With Xmas deccy duties duly performed, a bit more digging unearthed this sorry batch :lol:

I think the captions are accurate, but you know me :whistle:

ImageHonington 1992 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageHonington 1992 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIAT 1989 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageBoscombe Down 1990 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageConingsby 1989 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageConingsby 1989 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageBoscombe Down 1990 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageBoscombe Down 1990 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageBoscombe Down 1990 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageBoscombe Down 1990 by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIAT 1989 by patrick ward, on Flickr

Hope they are worth a peek, anyways ;)

Best regards as always :thumbs:

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Re: More relics from the loft

Post by The Phantom » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:17 am

Excellent as always :Wow:

FGR2 is a cracker :thumb:

...but those Swiss Hunters are very gorgeous :thumbs:

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Post by XWP29 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:45 am

Very nice Paddy :Wow: Can’t beat a flight of Hunters but the Phantom’s cool. Keep on rummaging.
See you soon hopefully :thumb:

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Post by jpickers56 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 am

Nice shots Paddy and happy memories of two great Boscombe shows.

Keep them coming.

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Post by phantom6 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:24 am

Yes a lovely bit of nostalgia there Paddy

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Re: More relics from the loft

Post by Sparts99 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 am

what they said
In this world there's two kinds of people, my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.

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Post by pawlee1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:51 am

Cheers Pads, I miss those beefy Drakens.
Thanks for the memories. :thumbs:
All the best
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Post by Blue Diamond » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:30 am

Boscombe Down 1990. Thanks for reminding me of one of my more memorable hangovers - if thats the correct term. Stayed in an inn in Porton. On the Sunday night the landlord announced that it was his last day and the more beer we drank, the easier his stock take in the morning. We did our best but by golly did we suffer the following day. :) Keep 'em coming.
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Post by AshBailey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:38 am

Thanks for posting!

I had the honour of collecting the PR9 pilot at Fairford, and taking him to flight ops for a bit of a lecture! A great guy...

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Post by paddyboy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:11 pm

Hi Guys :P

Thanks so much for peeking and replying :thumbs:

BD: :lol:

You are obviously my sort of guy :lol:

Is there such a thing as a bad hangover: I can't remember :lol:

Best regards ;)

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Post by warferry » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:16 pm

PR9 for me, sorry to see them go. Good on you Paddy keep digging . Terry

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Post by Blue Diamond » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:08 pm

paddyboy wrote:Hi Guys :P

Thanks so much for peeking and replying :thumbs:

BD: :lol:

You are obviously my sort of guy :lol:

Is there such a thing as a bad hangover: I can't remember :lol:

Best regards ;)

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No idea. But we made it to the FRIAT grandstand for Monday departures. :)
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Post by TankBuster » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:05 pm

Love the Phantom! Time stood still with that shot, it looks just as if it could have been taken at one of this years shows :thumb:

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Post by Hunter49 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:32 pm

Great to see pics of aircraft that are know longer in service, been doing the interest in milatary avaition for 50 plus years , there was not the amount of people interested then.The amount in numbers of aircraft and types was great, every day no matter what part of the uk you were at the sky was always busy ROB

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Post by grumpy616 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:31 am

Wonderful stuff Paddy, thanks for posting. :thumbs:

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Post by slogen51 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:44 am

Great memories

The UK military airshow calendar was so full back then especially with the extra USAF bases.

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Post by paddyboy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks again, guys, for peeking and replying :thumbs:

Mike: you are sooooo right :(

We had Hall, Heath, Alconbury, Woodbridge, Benty, UH, Shepherds Grove, (I am ancient) Sculthorpe, to name a few ;)

Halcyon days, never to return :(

Best regards as always :thumb:

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Post by F3 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:59 am

Must have missed these PB. Nothing sorry about such subjects esp. Swiss Hunters + the Tomb!

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Post by jpickers56 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:48 pm

Lovely stuff Paddy always enjoy your shots from the past.

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Re: More relics from the loft

Post by ST24 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:48 pm

Very nice PB, quite the collection!
AshBailey wrote:Thanks for posting!

I had the honour of collecting the PR9 pilot at Fairford, and taking him to flight ops for a bit of a lecture! A great guy...
Aaah! I've long wanted to know the back story to the red card incident - any info??.. :S

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