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by Thunder
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diego Maradona dies aged 60
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Very sad news, one of the greatest if not the greatest. Saw him play once for Barcelona back in 82/83, and even then although I was only a 10yr old I knew I was watching a footballing genius.
by Thunder
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Lossie 'old' runway lights for sale !
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Lossie 'old' runway lights for sale !

I wonder how many of those I fixed over the years?
by Thunder
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Devolution Gaff?
Replies: 42
Views: 1164

Re: Scottish Devolution Gaff?

Where as the SNP are very firmly in the we award those that don’t contribute at the expense of those that do corner.
by Thunder
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1745
Views: 102844

Re: COVID-19 UK

Thing is CV-19 doesn’t recognise religion, so if a lockdown of some sort over the Christmas helps get rid of this dreadful virus then so be it. Let’s face it most of the country moan every year that they dread Christmas either because of the cost or having to visit/entertain relatives that they don’...
by Thunder
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1745
Views: 102844

Re: COVID-19 UK

If supermarkets have proper procedures in place for their staff and one member caught CV-19, then only colleagues that have been in direct contact with the infected one need isolate ie: been in close proximity less than 2 mtr without face protection or for more than 15 mins with face protection. The...
by Thunder
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Kinloss early 2000's ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Re: Kinloss early 2000's ?

Thanks for providing the missing two serials and for confirming the date. :thumb: I'm not sure why I didn't photograph these two? I think they may have arrived after the main party and I couldn't hang around or maybe because they were standard schemed jets I concentrated on the specials. Being in th...
by Thunder
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Kinloss early 2000's ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Re: Kinloss early 2000's ?

I imagine that 'Bluetail' has the missing one/two from the above list. I'm fairly sure that these jets were in Romania for an exercise as the Canadians normally deploy jets without Squadron marks for combat deployments and all these were marked, also it appears that Canada left the Balkans in Dec 20...
by Thunder
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Kinloss early 2000's ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Re: Kinloss early 2000's ?

The date I have for the Canadians is August 2001, they arrived roughly at 1520l on a Friday(I got a heads up from the guys at VASS at Kinloss, and I left work at Lossie at 1500). The first jets entered the overhead just as I was arriving at Kinloss. From memory some of the a/c carried out a couple o...
by Thunder
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Kinloss early 2000's ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Re: Kinloss early 2000's ?

Can you remember if they wore special marks and what day ie: Monday/Friday?
by Thunder
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Greece set to acquire F-35
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Greece set to acquire F-35

Haven’t seen any mention of this until now, but it seems that Greece have recently done a deal for 22 F-35’s.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/10/27/p ... urkey/amp/


https://thaimilitaryandasianregion.blog ... s.html?m=1
by Thunder
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest news from Washington - Trump not happy..........
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Latest news from Washington - Trump not happy..........

It’s Sacramento, you must be old and losing your faculties :whistle:
by Thunder
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest news from Washington - Trump not happy..........
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Latest news from Washington - Trump not happy..........

He was one of the few US politicians that fully supported Britain during the Falklands crisis, so he clearly doesn’t hate us. He was however against Brexit, but needs to remember that the people spoke then just like they’ve done now in his neck of the woods.
by Thunder
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Once a Blue Angel, always a Blue Angel
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Once a Blue Angel, always a Blue Angel

Fantastic set, with some brilliant memories for yourself. I've only seen them twice, both at shows and in both instances they didn't fly due to conditions.
by Thunder
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: FC Position During Lockdown.
Replies: 63
Views: 5167

Re: FC Position During Lockdown.

Is it only Dundee City that's Tier3 or Tayside as a whole? Ok found the answer to the above it's only Dundee that's Tier3 with all surrounding areas being in Tier2. Seems to be confusion from Dundee CC on what travel restrictions are applicable, as the Scottish Gov website states the following... If...
by Thunder
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: FC Position During Lockdown.
Replies: 63
Views: 5167

Re: FC Position During Lockdown.

Geoff, I don’t know if you were referring to this but it does state within the Scottish guidelines that travel should not be undertaken between Tier1 and Tier3(or above) areas, except for essential circumstances. Exercise or spotting is not deemed to be essential enough to warrant travelling between...
by Thunder
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth 1991
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Lossiemouth 1991

I think there was a pair of 57FIS F-15's as well, if I remember correctly?
by Thunder
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lockdown Scans part 2
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

Re: Lockdown Scans part 2

Loving the ‘Drakens’ at Lossie, a frequent visitor not really appreciated at the time☹️.
by Thunder
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth 1991
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Lossiemouth 1991

The Portuguese visit in 1993 was a Sqd Exchange with 16(R)Sqn and weren’t officially part of the 12 Sqn open afternoon.
by Thunder
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth 1994
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Lossiemouth 1994

Great set revitalising memories of the past. I was attached to 12 Sqn during this time and looking back the pride of having your jets fully emblazoned with Sqn marks/codes is now very evident, as can be seen in the last shot.

Like Terry, I seldomly photographed the locals much to my regret nowadays.
by Thunder
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth 1991
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Lossiemouth 1991

Portuguese A-7’s may have been Sept 1993, the TU-154 visited Lossie on several occasions but I don’t think as early as ‘91’.

Spanish F-5’s were ‘91’.

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