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RNAS Culdrose. Fleet Updates.

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Re: RNAS Culdrose. Fleet Updates.

Post by Biffodog » Sat May 10, 2014 3:36 pm

Only one arrival on Wed 7/5 making two Wessex at Culdrose:

Wessex V in olive drab colours XT771 coded (6)20 "PO"
Wessex V SAR coloured XT761 which has been around since the SAR60 celebrations last year.
Both are in C2 hangar

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Post by Malfatron Malkovic » Sat May 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Thanks very much for the news and serial, most helpful. It was my father that spotted them, i can only assume both were moved into C2 hangar at the same time.
At least XT771 has been 'rescued' from Gosport in good condition,
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most of the other Wessex at Gosport now look to be headed to this condition(XR518 pictured)
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Re: RNAS Culdrose. Fleet Updates.

Post by buzzer » Sat May 10, 2014 5:36 pm

Biffodog wrote:Only one arrival on Wed 7/5 making two Wessex at Culdrose:

Wessex V in olive drab colours XT771 coded (6)20 "PO"
Wessex V SAR coloured XT761 which has been around since the SAR60 celebrations last year.
Both are in C2 hangar
Thanks for the update. Any idea were the 2 lynx that are now ment to be stored at culdrose are? XZ233 ( I noted this on a low loader heading towards culdorse) and XZ288. ?.

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Post by Malfatron Malkovic » Tue May 13, 2014 5:17 pm

I've a feeling XV705/29 lately of Prestwick is currently at CU, maybe worth your while looking out for it, Kyle.I doubt you've snapped that particular cab yet.It might not 'hang around' for long.

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Re: RNAS Culdrose. Fleet Updates.

Post by EGVP » Tue May 13, 2014 5:20 pm

Routed through the Manchester low level route as NVY216.

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Post by buzzer » Tue May 13, 2014 6:32 pm

ChrisGlobe wrote:Routed through the Manchester low level route as NVY216.
Think ( but might be wrong! ) heard above callsign mid morning on its way in to CU. ?? :thumb:

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Post by MarkS » Tue May 13, 2014 6:47 pm

[quote="Malfatron Malkovic"]Thanks very much for the news and serial, most helpful. It was my father that spotted them, i can only assume both were moved into C2 hangar at the same time.
At least XT771 has been 'rescued' from Gosport in good condition,
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Incredible, it's still pretty much marked the same as it was 30 years a go !
Here it is at Yeovilton air show in 1984.................

ImageWessex HU.5 XT771-PO-620 (1024x683) by mark1stevens, on Flickr

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Post by Malfatron Malkovic » Wed May 14, 2014 5:25 pm

Malfatron Malkovic wrote:I've a feeling XV705/29 lately of Prestwick is currently at CU, maybe worth your while looking out for it, Kyle.I doubt you've snapped that particular cab yet.It might not 'hang around' for long.
If you're interested in a snap of it, as of ten minutes ago, '29' is parked hard-by the road(outside 771 hangar)could be there for an hour or so yet.

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Post by Malfatron Malkovic » Wed May 14, 2014 7:15 pm

Thus;
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Post by KyleG » Wed May 14, 2014 7:21 pm

Malfatron Malkovic wrote:
Malfatron Malkovic wrote:I've a feeling XV705/29 lately of Prestwick is currently at CU, maybe worth your while looking out for it, Kyle.I doubt you've snapped that particular cab yet.It might not 'hang around' for long.
If you're interested in a snap of it, as of ten minutes ago, '29' is parked hard-by the road(outside 771 hangar)could be there for an hour or so yet.
Wrong day for me I'm afraid, was up NQY most the day, although I still missed the C-130! :lol:
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Post by buzzer » Wed May 14, 2014 9:49 pm

Malfatron Malkovic wrote:Thus;
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Humm. Hopefully she's just in for some TLC. . BUT did you notice she's missing the winch and the green protective pad that's normally fitted by the door :S
Hope she's not in for parts removal before she heads of to Gosport? !!

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Post by Seafire 47 » Fri May 16, 2014 3:11 pm

buzzer wrote: Humm. Hopefully she's just in for some TLC. . BUT did you notice she's missing the winch and the green protective pad that's normally fitted by the door :S
Hope she's not in for parts removal before she heads of to Gosport? !!
Not to worry Pete,I drove past her earlier and the winch was refitted.

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Post by Malfatron Malkovic » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:38 pm

I have no idea when it returned, but while driving past a moment ago, i noticed ZA166/16 is now back with us, from Fleetlands.

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Post by Malcolm » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:35 am

Merlin ZH852 is now at AgWHL Yeovil, parked behind the mound with no rotors.

Could you send ZH849, 855 and 858 over next please :-)

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Post by buzzer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:24 pm

Wessex HU5s XT761& XT7791
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And lynx XZ228 Image
And lynx XZ233Image
All out on the dummy deck for the preview event.

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Post by Red Hound » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:25 pm

Sea King HU5 XV673/27 which was listed at Fleetlands, in the original post, was present at Culdrose today 29/8/14. I don't know when it returned.

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Post by KyleG » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:47 pm

Had another look at my Air Day photos and found this one, XX205 is the other Hawk marked up in the new 736 paint :)

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Post by RickIngham » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:55 pm

ZA137 is now a Boscombe resident. Currently in for maintenance but will be out and about afterwards.

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Post by Reheat2004 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:28 pm

Hi,
Has anyone any idea where XV647 current whereabouts are? Listed in Octobers MAR 'departed Culdrose16/09/14 to unknown location for storage/disposal'. Sultan maybe??
Stu

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Re: RNAS Culdrose. Fleet Updates.

Post by raptor309 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:22 pm

Can anyone help out with an up-to-date (i.e. June/July 2015) list of based aircraft/helicopters please.
Cheers
Rob

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