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DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:54 pm

Widget 01 wrote:Many thanks I appreciate it. I had heard Shawbury was very anti-spotter, a shame really as the visits were excellent.

Do you have a departure date for ZJ269 (G-BXJN) I noticed it doesn’t seem to have been sold to the states?

Thanks again,
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No Im afraid. Got a feeling it may well have gone to the states with the others (spares maybe?) The other four which are now on the FAA register got away unseen, probably in containers I should think.

The new CO leaves a lot to be desired in his attitude shall we say and is totally not to be moved or even enter into dialogue. Gone are the days of spotter tours and storage movements on the website. I even pointed out on their Facebook page that they seemed happy to post pics of helicopter visitors to the general public but not appreciate aircraft spotters and there contribution to security etc. I was promptly banned from posting on their page again.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:31 pm

A formation flight of 2 Squirrels and 2 Griffins took place this afternoon as 'COBHAM FORMATION' with a chase/photo ship Squirrel in tow as 'SHAWBURY12'. Included a flypast at Shawbury, flight around the local area for photos and a fly through at Sleap airfield.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by twinstar » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:57 pm

As a regular at Shawbury how does this new anti spotter policy manifest itself outside the fence?

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Post by dubmasteruk » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:20 pm

twinstar wrote:As a regular at Shawbury how does this new anti spotter policy manifest itself outside the fence?
Just chance your luck.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:28 pm

End of an era today with the last Griffins and Squirrels departing for storage...

Departing this morning to Hurn were Griffins ZJ238/Y and ZJ707/O and Squirrels ZJ264 & ZJ267 as 'Shawbury100 combine' (Squirrels may have had a separate callsign?)

Departing this afternoon to Hurn were Griffins ZJ234/S and ZJ708/K as 'Shawbury90 combine' and Squirrels ZJ268 & ZJ271 as 'Shawbury 11 combine'

Squirrel ZJ271 having the honour of being the last Cobham a/c to depart. :'(
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Post by dubmasteruk » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 am

A couple of visitors today bringing back the crews that took the last Griffin and Squirrels to Hurn yesterday.

ZA766 Gazelle as 'AAC744' & Bell 212 ZJ969 as 'AAC735'
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by SpilsbyPete » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:37 pm

Dubmasteruk.

Many thanks on your updates (withdraw) of the Shawbury DHFS Squirrel and Griffin Fleet.
So does this only leave the Army machines active.
I believe them to be
Squirrel
ZJ243,ZJ244,ZJ246,ZJ247,ZJ248,ZJ250,ZJ252 and ZJ254
Griffin
ZJ240 and ZJ242

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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:36 pm

243 244 254 are all at Bournemouth, 246 is at Newquay as are the two Griffins you mention
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by rh226 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:51 pm

ZJ247 was w/o 29/05/2008
ZJ252 is at Newquay

So just leaves ZJ248/250 to go.
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Post by IanM » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:11 pm

Does anyone know when ZJ243 & ZJ244 were flown to Bournemoth, and when ZJ246 was flown to Newquay?

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Post by raameagle » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:32 pm

248 and 250 are reported as being at Newquay too.
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Post by SCARECROW » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:46 pm

All Squi's are withdrawn as the contract has ended

Got 244 dep to Hurn 26 Mar
Got 243 dep to Hurn 29 Mar
EX TTTE ATC BCU & A SQN
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by rh226 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:58 pm

raameagle wrote:248 and 250 are reported as being at Newquay too.
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Thanks, Mark.
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Post by IanM » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:13 pm

Thanks to all for the info on this thread!

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Post by Seahawk 11 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:58 pm

Yes a very big thank you to all on here, its been a great help,
cheers,
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Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:11 pm

Gents,

And a thanks from me too

Pete

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Post by dubmasteruk » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:06 pm

Widget 01 wrote:Many thanks I appreciate it. I had heard Shawbury was very anti-spotter, a shame really as the visits were excellent.

Do you have a departure date for ZJ269 (G-BXJN) I noticed it doesn’t seem to have been sold to the states?

Thanks again,
Ben
A bit more info come to light.....

ZJ269 left Shawbury along with ZJ256,260,266 & 275 all by road on the 28/11/17 to Hurn, pressumably in containers for shipment. G-BXJN (ZJ269) has now been struck off the UK register and followed the other 4 onto the FAA register as N41BM again with Dalks Leasing. Registered on the 29/03/18
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Post by bizfreeq » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:17 pm

ZJ269 did indeed arrive here by road but wasn't crated, it was in plain sight on the truck. There was no sign of the now U.S civil registered Squirrels so they could well have arrived in containers or may have already been shipped out
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:16 pm

Bound to be a few corrections/errors and additions.

DHFS SQUIRREL DEPARTURE DETAILS

HT2's

ZJ243 29-Mar-18 TO HURN AA 726 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ244 26-Mar-18 TO HURN AA 708 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ245 22-Mar-18 TO HURN GRAVEL 1 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ246 UNKNOWN TO NEWQUAY AA 726 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ248 20-Mar-18 TO NEWQUAY CRUSADER 2 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ249 22-Mar-18 TO HURN GRAVEL 2 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ250 UNKNOWN TO NEWQUAY (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP?)
ZJ251 15-Mar-18 TO HURN (FROM SHAWBURY)
ZJ252 20-Mar-18 TO NEWQUAY CRUSADER 3 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ253 22-Mar-18 TO HURN CRUSADER 2 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP)
ZJ254 26-Mar-18 TO HURN AA 710 (FROM MIDDLE WALLOP) * REPORTED AT NEWQUAY

HT1's

ZJ255 22-Feb-18 TO HURN SYS 100 TO G-BXAG (27/02)
ZJ256 28-Nov-17 TO HURN BY ROAD TO G-BXCE THEN N38RM (09/02)
ZJ257 13-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 103 TO G-BXDJ (16/03)
ZJ260 28-Nov-17 TO HURN BY ROAD TO G-BXGB THEN N119CA (11/01)
ZJ261 13-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 12 TO G-BXGJ (16/03)
ZJ262 22-Feb-18 TO HURN SYS 76 TO G-BXHB (27/02)
ZJ264 28-Mar-18 TO HURN COBHAM 3
ZJ265 15-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 103 TO G-BXHX (20/03)
ZJ266 28-Nov-17 TO HURN BY ROAD TO G-BXIL THEN N131TC (09/02)
ZJ267 28-Mar-18 TO HURN COBHAM 2
ZJ268 28-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 11 COMB
ZJ269 28-Nov-17 TO HURN BY ROAD TO G-BXJN THEN N41BM (29/03)
ZJ270 22-Feb-18 TO HURN SYS 11 COMB TO G-BXJR (27/02)
ZJ271 28-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 11 COMB
ZJ272 23-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 76 COMB
ZJ273 22-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 52 COMB
ZJ274 22-Feb-18 TO HURN SYS 11 COMB TO G-BXKR (27/02)
ZJ275 28-Nov-17 TO HURN BY ROAD TO G-BXLB THEN N34JK (11/01)
ZJ276 13-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 52 TO G-BXLE (16/03)
ZJ277 23-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 76 COMB
ZJ278 22-Feb-18 TO HURN SYS 52 TO G-BXMB (27/02)
ZJ279 22-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 52 COMB
ZJ280 22-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 28 TO G-BXMI (03/04)

DHFS GRIFFIN DEPARTURE DETAILS

ZJ234/S 28-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 90 COMB(SYS 102)
ZJ235/I 21-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 102
ZJ236/X 26-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 94
ZJ237/T 26-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 90
ZJ238/Y 28-Mar-18 TO HURN COBHAM 4
ZJ239/R 19-Mar-18 TO HURN BY ROAD
ZJ240/U 20-Mar-18 TO NEWQUAY SYS 102
ZJ242/E 20-Mar-18 TO NEWQUAY SYS 100
ZK707/O 28-Mar-18 TO HURN COBHAM 1
ZK708/K 28-Mar-18 TO HURN SYS 90 COMB
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:44 pm

Griffin ZJ235/I was restored to the UK Register on the 05/04/18 as G-BXBF
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