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by Red Hound
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: South West England
Topic: What was flying around St. Austell overnight.
Replies: 29
Views: 6747

Re: What was flying around St. Austell overnight.

I don't know if it is linked but whilst checking http://www.live-mobile-mode-s.eu/search ... geven=EGDR, Cornwall, UK I noticed that a Chinook was out and about at 01:18 this morning.
by Red Hound
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 2 Helicopters over Truro.
Replies: 7
Views: 2251

Re: 2 Helicopters over Truro.

Sounds like the final Apache has departed Culdrose this afternoon. Heard it passing Redruth but didn't see it.
by Red Hound
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: South West England
Topic: Puma HC2 over Falmouth 6/10/14
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Puma HC2 over Falmouth 6/10/14

Noted a Puma over Falmouth at 15:25 BST. It appears 2 were around today ZJ954 & XW237.
by Red Hound
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Dovon VP973 Forced landing 1971?
Replies: 18
Views: 1855

Re: Dove VP973 Forced landing 1971?

Military versions of the Dove were known as Devon in RAF service and Sea Devon in RN service.
by Red Hound
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: RAF St Mawgan & Newquay
Topic: Newquay 01/10/14.
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Newquay 01/10/14.

I had part of the day here visiting the Classic Airforce. They did not fly anything however there were several visitors. A C-130 was seen in the circuit from Newquay at around 0930 hrs but had gone by the time arrived at the airfield. An hour or two later another RAF Herc (ZH881) was seen. Later on...
by Red Hound
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: South West England
Topic: Puma HC2
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: Puma HC2

Hi Paul, Undoubtedly the same aircraft and at a similar height to my sighting. At the time I was unsure about where it went as I was driving on the A30. Red hound
by Red Hound
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: South West England
Topic: Puma HC2
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: Puma HC2

Seems it went to RNAS Culdrose. viewtopic.php?f=34&t=104327
by Red Hound
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: South West England
Topic: Puma HC2
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Puma HC2

Noted a Puma HC2 over the A30 in the Indian Queens area heading W/SW at 14:30BST. Would appear to be ZJ955 call sign Warlock 1.
by Red Hound
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Royal Navy HC3 Merlin! !
Replies: 20
Views: 4468

Re: Royal Navy HC3 Merlin! !

The hand over of the (first/or all) Merlins to the Royal Navy is on the 30th September according to Janes Alas I can't find the link right now Tim S A little bird told me that the guys in depth were told there was to be no photos of the merlins with navy titles and no disclosing the fact that they ...
by Red Hound
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Last flight of Vixen
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: Last flight of Vixen

In an update to the article it says it says 'The 1950s fighter jet is being gifted to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust and will continue to be used in displays at air shows.'
Looking at the Fly Navy Heritage Trust site it appears to support the activities of the Historic flight and museum.
by Red Hound
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Southern England
Topic: Sea Kings for scrapping at Eastleigh.
Replies: 25
Views: 9670

Re: Sea Kings for scrapping at Eastleigh.

A few are already in museums in the UK XV663 at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, HAS 6 XV677 is on display at AeroVenture, Doncaster & HAS.6 XZ574 is on display at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. Overseas India Sea King Mk 42 IN505 is on display at the Naval Aviation Museum at Dabolim...
by Red Hound
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: South West England
Topic: Hercules Redruth 10/9/14
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Re: Hercules Redruth 10/9/14

It reappeared heading east at 11:45 BST, assuming it was the same aircraft.
by Red Hound
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: South West England
Topic: Hercules Redruth 10/9/14
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Hercules Redruth 10/9/14

Noted a Hercules heading west at approx. 10:30BST and a few 1000 feet. Would appear to be C5 ZH884.
by Red Hound
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 771 squadron aircraft - 'additional markings'.
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: 771 squadron aircraft - 'additional markings'.

There was a discussion on here last year about preserving at least one of the rescue Sea Kings expressing, the hope that the Classic Air Force at Newquay do so. Preserving the marked sponsoons would be a good way of commemorating and remembering the work of 771 around Cornwall and beyond. Is one mar...
by Red Hound
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: RNAS Culdrose. Fleet Updates.
Replies: 59
Views: 36260

Re: RNAS Culdrose. Fleet Updates.

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.
by Red Hound
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 771 squadron aircraft - 'additional markings'.
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: 771 squadron aircraft - 'additional markings'.

Thanks for the information. Having seen the markings today I was curious as to its significance. Now intrigued as to what other rescues are commemorated in this way.
by Red Hound
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 771 squadron aircraft - 'additional markings'.
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

771 squadron aircraft - 'additional markings'.

I was able to attend 824 Squadron's family day today and fly in a Merlin. Sea King XV673/27 was outside the hangar. I noticed a reference to the Drum England rescue of August 1985 when Simon le Bon of Duran Duran and others were rescued from the capsized hull. This was in black low down on the fusel...
by Red Hound
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: RMB Chivenor
Topic: Merlin
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Merlin

I noted a RAF Merlin heading north, near Redruth in Cornwall, at 16:10 BST. According to www.live-mobile-mode-s this was ZJ129.
by Red Hound
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: 736NAS
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: 736NAS

Yes it looks good. The first aircraft in the new scheme was photographed in June viewtopic.php?f=16&t=100012&p=627635&hilit=736 and the thread gives some information about it.

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