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by mustang5861
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994

In Scottish terms, Lossiemouth was 'local' to Edinburgh, where I lived, so we had a few holidays up there. Camped in Silver Sands Caravan & Camping site under the approach and spent our days in the infamous pill-box. This was the sort of Gannet view you got https://live.staticflickr.com/1560/237468...
by mustang5861
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994

RNAS Lossiemouth was known as HMS Fulmar until it transferred back to the RAF in September 1972, fortunately 849(HQ)Sqn RNAS, remained at RAF Lossie with it’s Gannets until it’s disbanding in December 1978. I can just about remember them circuit bashing over Elgin in the Summer evenings, and seeing...
by mustang5861
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994

Dayglo heaven! Brings back great memories of watching Gannets bashing the circuit at what was then RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Osprey) along with Dayglo-trimmed Sea Princes; definitely at least two (if not all) of the Gannets in the photos. Then the RAF came along and it was all change to loads of Jaguars...
by mustang5861
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Lossiemouth Fri 16th Aug 19
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Lossiemouth Fri 16th Aug 19

Not a bad haul for a Friday morning!
by mustang5861
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: RAF Tornado GR.1 serials required from 1993
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: RAF Tornado GR.1 serials required from 1993

'N' ZA_ _ _? is a 617 Sqn machine and not 13 Sqn, also searching for AJ-Y 617 Sqn. Can anybody confirm that 15R machine 'F' was ZA558 And 'TK' ZA608? 'TC ZA_ _ _? Again, all from 'BAR': 'N' of 617 Sqn: Noted as ZA613/N in the 1/93 list and again in the 10/93 edition, then 'AJ-N' in the 1/94 list. '...
by mustang5861
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: RAF Tornado GR.1 serials required from 1993
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: RAF Tornado GR.1 serials required from 1993

Likely someone else will fill in the gaps; if not, I'll post any details I can find from 'BAR' on Tuesday night.

Cheers,
M
by mustang5861
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: Rip Off !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Rip Off !!!

Agree with that, PaulN. Thing is, if a potential seller saw a Roden C-5B selling for around £30, why would they then pitch their kit with a starting price of, say, £50? Just doesn't make sense. Read the market. Like I said: they have £ signs in front of their eyes, blinding them to reality. Got to g...
by mustang5861
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: Rip Off !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Rip Off !!!

Totally agree with you - and it's the same for model kits. Can't understand why some of these people don't do a bit of homework first, like checking the prices other sellers are asking and buyers are willing to pay for the same item they're trying to offload. Seems to me that it's just laziness, or ...
by mustang5861
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: A400 woes in the news
Replies: 17
Views: 1897

Re: A400 woes in the news

The Telegraph does say that sometimes only two A400s had been available and also said the plane could not be used for parachuting. The final paragraph states that the A400 will replace all the Hercules and will be better as it has propellers rather than jet engines! I can hardly wait to go to RIAT ...
by mustang5861
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Canadian Hornets 1987
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

Hi all, Sorry have come late to this subject. I also saw 4x CF-18As on the ramp at Linton on ouse on 14th January 1988 and have never tied them up. Not a peep! Cheers skyine15 Nothing in 'BAR' re. CF-18As at Linton in January 1988. The nearest I can find is three CF-18As (188742, 188748, 188766) an...
by mustang5861
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: ids seen on a UK trip in september 1992
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: ids seen on a UK trip in september 1992

Yes, it did cross my mind that 'AH' was representative of the type, but the earlier ref in the line to it being an 'Army Lynx' makes the 'AH' superfluous. Anyway, no sign of any reference to an AAC Lynx in the Honington report in 'BAR' for September 1992, though there is a full listing of the FAF de...
by mustang5861
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: ids seen on a UK trip in september 1992
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: ids seen on a UK trip in september 1992

Can't find anything on an AAC Lynx coded 'AH'. There were a small number which had a number following the 'A' code, e.g. 'A1', but AAC Lynxes in general carried only a one-letter code. Nothing in the 'BAR' entries for Honington re. an AAC Lynx, so this one remains unidentified at the moment. Cheers, M
by mustang5861
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: ids seen on a UK trip in september 1992
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: ids seen on a UK trip in september 1992

hi, I'm still looking :Oops: for some ids seen on a 2 day trip to the UK. main goals were RAF Honington (rotation with French AF Mirage 2000s and Jags) and the show at Farnborough. Lakenheath 11sep 10 x FAF Mystere at dump 3 x USAF F-4 at dump (63-7471/LN + 63-7610 + ?) Honington 11sep Tornado code...
by mustang5861
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Waddington Photo Call 28.4.90
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Waddington Photo Call 28.4.90

It was often the case with 'BAR' that participants in large exercises involving multiple bases and air forces were given their own listing separate from those for the visitors listed in those bases' entries in the main sections of the journal, so it's always worth checking to see if there's any such...
by mustang5861
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Waddington Photo Call 28.4.90
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Waddington Photo Call 28.4.90

The May 1990 edition of 'BAR' has a listing (MY386-387) of the Exercise Elder Forest participants noted at various bases in the UK for the period 24 to 27 April. LX-N90453 is noted as having been at Waddington for the duration of the exercise and 'was airborne each day to control long-range intercep...
by mustang5861
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: SARO Seater - Dusseldorf Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: SARO Seater - Dusseldorf Airport

Can you remember anything about the colour scheme it wore?
by mustang5861
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Diversionary Airfields
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Re: Diversionary Airfields

Boscombe Down & Thurleigh are 10,500 ft Unless of course somebody knows different! Thurleigh (RAE Bedford to me) used to get a lot of military visitors on practice approaches and airliners bashing the circuit on crew-training flights, making full use of what was one of the longest runways in the UK...
by mustang5861
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tristar Air LLC Awarded Refueling Contract
Replies: 15
Views: 2962

Re: Tristar Air LLC Awarded Refueling Contract

Just wondering if they'll bring in the required expertise from Marshalls at Cambridge to do the work on site?
by mustang5861
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: A question about the VH-3Ds
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: A question about the VH-3Ds

Thanks for the info, igorski. You don't often see views of the right-hand side of those choppers.

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