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Canadian Hornets 1987

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Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by Ferrari » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:41 am

Hi

Were there detachments of Hornets to Binbrook(?) in 1987?

I saw 4 over Pickering (North Yorkshire) on 14 April 1987 and 4 more on 24 September 1987.

Might anyone have the serials?

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by brewerybod » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:54 pm

Looking through my old copies of B.A.R there were four CAF Hornets based at Wittering for exercise Priory from the 13th-15th April,1987 - Serials 188731,188736,188755,188768

But i can not find anything about the September ones.

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by Ferrari » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:55 pm

That's brilliant Graham, thanks for your help

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by GOOSE » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:02 pm

There were 2 in Binbrook sometime in the late eighties, can't remember exactly when though, just tried to find my old book for you but it looks like SWMBO has "tidied" it away............. :roll:

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by SCARECROW » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:27 am

Think there may have been some at Marham or Honington in 87, I'll have a look later for you.
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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by Ferrari » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:12 pm

Thanks a lot

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by seeker33 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:25 pm

Canadian Hornets were at Binbrook for the Elder Forest exercise in April 1986, although this obviously isn't the actual detachment you're referring to. If you need them I'll try to get you the serials. If you want to see them in action seek out the 'Lightnings at Binbrook' Volume 5 DVD made by Chirs Norris. They're available at LPG open days or via their website. Fantastic they are too. How lucky we are the Chris captured and shared hours of footage, to be preserved forever. :thumb:

Apologies of course, if you already know all this. :thumb:

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by GOOSE » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:48 pm

Old logbook found. I have Canadian Hornets 188741 and 188734 noted at Binbrook on both 21st and 22nd April 1986. Hope it helps. :)

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by tigercat » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:28 am

From memory, there was a detachment on sqn exchange at Coningsby around the time, might have been early 1988. I will get the old logs out when I get the chance.
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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by Ferrari » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:09 pm

Thanks gents for your time,

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by STEVIEJAWS » Tue May 23, 2017 3:50 am

Not much help to you but from BAR :

On 22/9/87 the following were deployed to RAF Marham for an exchange with 27 Sq not sure when exactly they left but they were still around on 26/9/87

188729 CF-18A 1st CAG
188741 CF-18A 1st CAG
188743 CF-18A 1st CAG
188758 CF-18A 1st CAG
188759 CF-18A 1st CAG
188760 CF-18A 1st CAG
188761 CF-18A 1st CAG
188918 CF-18B 1st CAG

I checked other base logs but no mention of 4 visiting anywhere on the 24th .
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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by Forestfan » Wed May 24, 2017 10:06 pm

STEVIEJAWS wrote:Not much help to you but from BAR :

On 22/9/87 the following were deployed to RAF Marham for an exchange with 27 Sq not sure when exactly they left but they were still around on 26/9/87

188729 CF-18A 1st CAG
188741 CF-18A 1st CAG
188743 CF-18A 1st CAG
188758 CF-18A 1st CAG
188759 CF-18A 1st CAG
188760 CF-18A 1st CAG
188761 CF-18A 1st CAG
188918 CF-18B 1st CAG

I checked other base logs but no mention of 4 visiting anywhere on the 24th .
Don't do numbers but think these jets may have been from 439 Sqn? There was a 439 zap sprayed in one of the HAS on that site last I saw 10 years ago.

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Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Post by Ferrari » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:32 am

Thanks STEVIEJAWS.

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