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by Arthur Tee
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: R.I.P Chris Haslam
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Re: R.I.P Chris Haslam

Remember a 'Car Share' with Chris - with him picking us up from Shawbury - and him throwing away most of his exhaust system on the hard-shoulder of the M54 before we had even reached Cosford! A 'very noisy' day ensued - but we still covered most of southern England including a visits to Gosport and ...
by Arthur Tee
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Gate Guard question
Replies: 33
Views: 3140

Re: Gate Guard question

When I was an Air Cadet at Ely we met on the RAF Ely hospital site. There was a Meteor NF14 on the main gate and we used to wash it once, maybe twice a year. As previously said it may now not be allowed due to either health and safety or contractual obligation by another company. When the hospital ...
by Arthur Tee
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Gate Guard question
Replies: 33
Views: 3140

Re: Gate Guard question

Regarding Station Personnel cleaning aircraft - in the good old days those on 'Jankers' (Defaulters) often completed the task. At RAF Shawbury one poor lad (well idiot to be precise) got charged twice in the same day. In the morning he was Charged via the usual Form 252. In the evening (whilst washi...
by Arthur Tee
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: IAT 1995 - Victory Salute - Tiger Moths
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: IAT 1995 - Victory Salute - Tiger Moths

Gents,

Thanks for the responses - much appreciated!

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: IAT 1995 - Victory Salute - Tiger Moths
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: IAT 1995 - Victory Salute - Tiger Moths

Mustang,

Thanks for that - can't explain how I didn't see the list on Scramble - I usually look there first - and ask questions later!

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: IAT 1995 - Victory Salute - Tiger Moths
Replies: 5
Views: 754

IAT 1995 - Victory Salute - Tiger Moths

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has a list of the Tiger Moths that took part in the Victory Salute at the end of the show on SUNDAY 23rd July 1995. I know the majority were probably wearing civilian marks :blush: - but I'm struggling to make anything new that's military (or ex-military) nowadays! Thanks...
by Arthur Tee
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: LAA Rally Sywell - 2nd Sep 2017 - C-17 OTT
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: LAA Rally Sywell - 2nd Sep 2017 - C-17 OTT

Mike,

An excellent and very quick reply - never thought to look there!😳

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: LAA Rally Sywell - 2nd Sep 2017 - C-17 OTT
Replies: 3
Views: 346

LAA Rally Sywell - 2nd Sep 2017 - C-17 OTT

Whilst queueing to get into the LAA Rally at Sywell on Saturday 2nd September 2017 - a USAF C-17 was noted overhead at 09:07 hrs.

Anyone get an ID for this?

TIA,

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: REQ - Benson 2nd June 1985
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: REQ - Benson 2nd June 1985

Is there any chance that 'P' could be a mispole for 'B'? If so, MAM 1985 says Venture T.2 ZA628 was coded 'B' and operated by No. 632 VGS at RAF Ternhill. MAM 1986 has ZA628 still coded 'B' but now operated by No. 637 VGS at RAF Little Rissington. Managed to find my old Military Aircraft Markings b...
by Arthur Tee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: REQ Marham - May 1985 - Portuguese A-7’s
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: REQ Marham - May 1985 - Portuguese A-7’s

Thanks Mate. I suppose we are spoilt nowadays with times on the digital photos.
Shame we hadn’t got the same back then!

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: REQ - Benson 2nd June 1985
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: REQ - Benson 2nd June 1985

Thanks Steve - funnily enough 1985 was my first complete year of BAR - so now you can see why I asked the question!

Many thanks for checking - it is appreciated!

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: REQ - Benson 2nd June 1985
Replies: 4
Views: 566

REQ - Benson 2nd June 1985

2nd June 1985 - a Slingsby Venture coded “P”.

Thanks,

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: REQ Marham - May 1985 - Portuguese A-7’s
Replies: 2
Views: 347

REQ Marham - May 1985 - Portuguese A-7’s

Very much a long shot...
I noted 2 x A-7 Corsair (accompanied by two Tonkas) at low level near Stratford-upon-Avon at 1145 hrs local on 7th May 1985.
Anyone have a log that includes departure times?

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 1979 Greenham Common C-130 25th
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: 1979 Greenham Common C-130 25th

My first IAT - but I'm certain I wasn't responsible for all that FOD!

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: "Vertical, supersonic Victor"
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: "Vertical, supersonic Victor"

XA917 - the nose of which still survives in Fife.

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAFM Hendon ~ 22nd February 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: RAFM Hendon ~ 22nd February 2020

Doesn't the place look better (and the light improved) now that they've removed all those old blue carpets?

Arthur
by Arthur Tee
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Why RAF Boscombe Down?
Replies: 49
Views: 5966

Re: Why RAF Boscombe Down?

Any one know which military bases can handle 747 400s aside from Brize, Fairford, Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Marham and MoD Boscombe Down, does not look like the commercial airfields can afford the disruption I’ve seen a 747 freighter at Waddington in the past. (Diversion from Mildenhall). Liverpool? ...
by Arthur Tee
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Why RAF Boscombe Down?
Replies: 49
Views: 5966

Re: Why RAF Boscombe Down?

Wittering has had 747s in the past. For today it could then be left at the main gate - A1 to Knottingley - M62 Westwards and then onto the Wirral. An easier/shorter journey for those in quarantine? And how are you planning to remove the 747 from the grass once it’s failed to cope with a 30-40 degre...
by Arthur Tee
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Why RAF Boscombe Down?
Replies: 49
Views: 5966

Re: Why RAF Boscombe Down?

mushbuster wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:47 am
Any one know which military bases can handle 747 400s aside from Brize, Fairford, Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Marham and MoD Boscombe Down, does not look like the commercial airfields can afford the disruption
I’ve seen a 747 freighter at Waddington in the past. (Diversion from Mildenhall).
by Arthur Tee
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Why RAF Boscombe Down?
Replies: 49
Views: 5966

Re: Why RAF Boscombe Down?

Has no-one taken into account the direction of a rather strong breeze? Why struggle with a crosswind and then struggle with a diversion to a alternate airfield that’s not prepared for the logistics of such an arrival. Boscombe - dead quiet and straight into the wind. A couple more hours on a bus wit...

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