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by Alf
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: More lightnings on the way
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: More lightings on the way

Coincidentally, I’d been wondering earlier today when the next delivery was going to happen and I happened to see this just now. Our next 3 F-35B Lightning II aircraft have departed the @LockheedMartin factory flown by pilots from @OC617Sqn and @OC207Sqn . This increases the UK fleet to 21 F-35s th...
by Alf
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: Birmingham BHX
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Birmingham BHX

Boeing link states RAF E-7 work has begun at BHX

https://www.boeing.co.uk/news-media-roo ... ngham.page
by Alf
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russian Spy Ships Near RAF Lossiemouth
Replies: 30
Views: 4212

Re: Russian Spy Ships Near RAF Lossiemouth

I had a very enjoyable week in Kaliningrad 18 months ago. Very interesting looking around the area and with no security problems in any way. Even booked an overnight stay through booking.com on an old "research ship", moored next to a submarine. P. amazing... what were the visa requirements etc...?...
by Alf
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Cambridge Airport
Topic: Herc's at CBG November 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: Herc's at CBG November 2020

STN RAMP RAT wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:51 pm
List edited 12th November to delete 84008 which departed today having been at Cambridge for a year and six days.
Is 5601 still outside or did it go straight into a hangar?.. will be working that way soon so might call in if its outside. Thanks.
by Alf
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: RAF Shawbury & Ternhill
Topic: Westland 11
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Westland 11

reds1966 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:41 am
ExPortugese Navy Super Lynx ZH583 arrived between 11.25 and 11.30 this morning. Not sure how long it is staying.

Ex Portugese? This is still a Portuguese Lynx being refurbished by Westlands at Yeovil and due for redelivery eventually back to Portugal.
by Alf
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1409
Views: 383787

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Interesting thanks for posting certainly sounding positive for both bases. With Lakenheath getting two F-35 squadrons along with it's three F-15 squadrons that wouldn't leave a lot of room for deployments of fighter units to lakenheath. Wonder if that is why Fairford is to become a DAB (Deployable ...
by Alf
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: ZP804 name now revealed 2/11/20
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: ZP804 name now revealed 2/11/20

Also looks to be on the way to Lossie, FR24 has it heading East over Montana... maybe Lossie tomorrow evening after an east coast stopover today.
by Alf
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1409
Views: 383787

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Interesting thanks for posting certainly sounding positive for both bases. With Lakenheath getting two F-35 squadrons along with it's three F-15 squadrons that wouldn't leave a lot of room for deployments of fighter units to lakenheath. Wonder if that is why Fairford is to become a DAB (Deployable ...
by Alf
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: New T-6 delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 1817

Re: New T-6 delivery

With the current "firebreak" restrictions in place in Wales and various Tier 3 lockdowns in England at present and tightening elsewhere in England, only relatively very few will be able to see these arriving early next week. Only essential (so non spotting) journeys allowed now in Wales so will hav...
by Alf
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: F35 Fleet - last noted dates
Replies: 8
Views: 4148

Re: F35 Fleet - last noted dates

ZM154 and ZM155 were photographed flying at forth worth a few days ago, so ZM153/154/155 all now active.. so maybe we will see this years planned 3 deliveries before year end.
by Alf
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: New T-6 delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 1817

New T-6 delivery

Looks like the 4 new T-6s are on the way.. currently near Ottawa.. guess a day or two before they make it to Valley.. ZM340/341/342/343..
by Alf
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Website ADS-B.NL update !
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Website ADS-B.NL update !

Probably should be in the website section There is some terrific information in the database - I just found out where 58-0055, my last KC-135 is - last flew from Kadena to Naha 26/10/2020 so still Japan based. Great effort Book marked That must have been a short flight, they are about 15 miles apar...
by Alf
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Website ADS-B.NL update !
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Website ADS-B.NL update !

Should this not be in the "Promotion of your website" section rather than here?....
by Alf
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lakenheath 27/8/1988
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Lakenheath 27/8/1988

Another great set, Michael :thumbs: I thought Air Fete ‘88 was the first appearance of the B1B at a British airshow :unsure: I could, of course, be wrong :halo: Thanks for posting :thumb: Paddyboy :clap: No, the first B-1B in the UK (there was a B-1A at Farnborough before this) was Lakenheath in 19...
by Alf
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Tom_J at Yeovil
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Tom_J at Yeovil

Thanks Tom Jones, great pictures..but as you say they are "not unusual".. sorry couldn't resist...
by Alf
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Duxford Shows
Topic: IWM axes flying legends for good.
Replies: 61
Views: 6632

Re: IWM axes flying legends for good.

North Weald would be another possible... the IAT started there.
by Alf
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Duxford Shows
Topic: IWM axes flying legends for good.
Replies: 61
Views: 6632

Re: IWM axes flying legends for good.

Just putting something out there would Kemble be a good choice two runways one of which is paved and one grass both running parallel the same as Duxford. A proven display line and airfield that has proved it can host a large airshow lots of room for parking and a nice long display line. No altitude...
by Alf
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mildenhall Train station
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Mildenhall Train station

Shippea Hill station to RAF Mildenhall is 6.5 miles and Lakenheath Railway station is 7.8. I think Mildenhall railway station had a turntable in steam days,but nowhere big enough for Tornado, :) and also a small loco shed. Kennet seems the best option. Lakenheath station has no trains week days and...
by Alf
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mildenhall Train station
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Mildenhall Train station

Thanks all.
by Alf
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mildenhall Train station
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Mildenhall Train station

Anybody know where this was? It was the end of the Cambridge to Mildenhall line and closed in 1962. The train station building is still in use as a private residence.. where was/is it? Thanks.

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