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It's Back! Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 4

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by slogen51 » Sun May 01, 2016 7:32 am

Oops

Sorry I thought it was a kind of requiem - a very nice one at that.

(My shots don't come out on a cloudy day let alone at night!)

Mike.

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Post by Vulcanone » Fri May 13, 2016 7:15 pm

Evening folks

Did Phil ever get to see the Canberra storage area/MU at Wroughton before it became a RNAY for helicopters? Or for that matter did anyone on here visit it in the good old days?

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by Graf Zeppelin » Tue May 17, 2016 9:40 pm

Yes I did. October and November 1971 they were turfing Canberras out of storage at a fair old rate and chopping them up for scrap. Including WN467 the prototype T.4.

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by Vulcanone » Tue May 17, 2016 9:59 pm

Phil

Do you have pictures? I'm guessing you might have them (well hoping :halo: )

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Post by Graf Zeppelin » Wed May 18, 2016 8:19 pm

Vulcanone wrote:Phil

Do you have pictures? I'm guessing you might have them (well hoping :halo: )

Tim
I can't remember! I will have to have a look! :)

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Post by Vulcanone » Wed May 18, 2016 8:50 pm

Hello Phil

:clap: :clap:

Fingers and so on crossed, I only ever got the Lightning outside Coningsby and the Phantoms dumped at Wattisham during the July 1992 photocall. Oh and the Hunter and JP that were at Halton about the same time, but not much if anything else.

Tim

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Post by DJ17 » Wed May 18, 2016 11:42 pm

Fantastic collection of pics.

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Post by Northolt Nobbler » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:34 am

Hello, boys, I'm b-a-a-a-c-k!!

After a bit of pestering and cajoling from His Nibs, here are some more aircraft in various states of repair.

2 August 1974

Vampire T.1 7203M / TG349 at Baldock
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23 July 1975

Some properly broken aircraft, including a Hunter of sorts (possibly at Predannack?)
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22 July 1975

RAF Locking

7118M / LA198/JX-C - Spitfire F.21
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7920M / WL360 - Meteor T.7
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19 May 1976

Canberras and a couple of 'Whistling T*ts' at RAF Halton

7387M / WD999 - Canberra B.2
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8492M / WJ872 - Canberra T.4
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It's also a little-known fact that the RAF conducted a series of trials with the aim of creating man-eating aircraft in the 1960s...

8204M / XM271 - Canberra B(I).8
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8221M / XP409 - Argosy C.1
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8454M / XP442 - Argosy T.2
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As ever, more info about the airframes can be found on Phil's Flickr pages.

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Post by Punkrunner62 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:52 pm

This is classic stuff,realy enjoying looking through them.
Cheers.

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Post by F3 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:41 pm

Great set of images of some very sad a/c. Only wish he'd got a close- up of those Sqn. badges on the nose of the Last NEAF Strike Canberra! Recognise those of 6 + 32 Sqns. but not t'other two.

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Post by loadmaster100 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:24 pm

Thanks for posting, fantastic pics bringing back some great memories :thumbs: Any more ? always welcome. Thanks again.

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Post by chippy622lec » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:12 pm

Happy Memories

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Post by Vulcanone » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:24 pm

If memory serves the other 2 Sqns in the NEAF Strike Wing at Akrotiri were 73 and 249 Sqn

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Post by warthog56 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:43 pm

I love these. It's upsetting to see them in such a sad state but I often wish that I had been older when we had an effective air force in the 50's and 60's. So many bases I could have visited and I would suspect that military aircraft would have been flying every day. I even missed out on seeing my local airfield at Syerston when 2FTS were flying Jet Provosts (although we did sometimes see them over Nottingham). Oh for a time machine and to be able to have a modern digital camera to record everything. Please keep posting these historical images.

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Post by paddyboy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:13 pm

:'(
XH558, always the first lady in my life
Just remember, please don't tell the wife


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Re: It's Back! Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 4

Post by Precinct7 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:34 am

Indeed great memories there

"" Some properly broken aircraft, including a Hunter of sorts (possibly at Predannack? ""

defiantly not Predannack , but I do not recognize the location, I think the fuselage is a Valletta

please do all possible to get Phil to post more

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Re: It's Back! Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 4

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:51 am

Its the one on the fire dump at Weston Super Mare

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