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by Snoop 95
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Memorial Flypast
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Memorial Flypast

by Snoop 95
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 941
Views: 303393

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

This from the local press about the delay to closure. It is disappointing to see that the USAF spokesperson says that the planned consolidation of European Operations will proceed as planned. Sounds a bit set in stone. https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/raf-mildenhall-to-remain-open-until-at-least-2027-say...
by Snoop 95
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Memorial Flypast
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Memorial Flypast

The crew of a B17 which ditched into the River Deben near Felixstowe will be remembered on Thursday. RAF Mildenhall will conduct a flypast, probably with a KC135?
by Snoop 95
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Mildenhall Closure Update
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Mildenhall Closure Update

If what A N has been told is correct then actual closure will not happen until after 2027. If no aircraft will leave before then, as it says, then removal of the hardware and infrastructure will take perhaps another 2 years.
by Snoop 95
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 941
Views: 303393

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

Some clarification here regarding aircraft: https://aviation-news.keypublishing.com/2020/02/14/mildenhall-closure-delayed/ Surely, then, if "no resident aircraft will leave before 2027" as it says in the Aviation news article, that means that all the supporting hardware will be removed after that d...
by Snoop 95
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Duxford storm damage
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

Re: Duxford storm damage

Presumably this is the so-called Super Hangar built in the 1980's as that is the only one near the A505/M11.
by Snoop 95
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RNAS Yeovilton - 5 Feb
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: RNAS Yeovilton - 5 Feb

Nice set and thanks for posting. Your pics illustrate the varied liveries of the aircraft and to me it raises the question of why the Army Wildcats have the same scheme as the RN ones. This query is reinforced by the Jungly Merlin being green, i.e. an RN airframe with a principally land-based role.
by Snoop 95
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: ZP801 first RAF P8 Poseidon arrival to RAF Kinloss 04-02-20
Replies: 24
Views: 2972

Re: ZP801 first RAF P8 Poseidon arrival to RAF Kinloss 04-02-20

I don't know anything really but I assume that as part of the NATO Alliance AR will be provided by a partner in exchange for the maritime patrol work we can now do. I went in one of the 100th KC135's when refuelling Lakenheath F15's and the precise amount of fuel offloaded to each squadron was note...
by Snoop 95
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: ZP801 first RAF P8 Poseidon arrival to RAF Kinloss 04-02-20
Replies: 24
Views: 2972

Re: ZP801 first RAF P8 Poseidon arrival to RAF Kinloss 04-02-20

I notice the boom refuelling dock, which presumably means that they will rely on the USAF or FAF for IFR.
by Snoop 95
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Readiness Exercise
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: Readiness Exercise

Readiness to -------- leave?
by Snoop 95
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Victor gate guard at risk ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Victor gate guard at risk ?

Can't see it on there, but Xk526 is still shown on here: http://www.ukserials.com/
by Snoop 95
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Victor gate guard at risk ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Victor gate guard at risk ?

Rescuing it would cost mega-bucks I imagine. Not many places with either the funds or the space. Incidentally, last time I passed the gate at RAF Honington the Bucc looked rather forlorn. Seems there are not the personnel or resources to keep gate guards looking their best. Or perhaps we should do a...
by Snoop 95
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 3163

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

It seems from this MoD website that RAF Honington is already home to drone deployment, so possibly the new squadron could be there too.
https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation ... s-phase-2/
by Snoop 95
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Heathrow closure, Friday morning
Replies: 38
Views: 3893

Re: Heathrow closure, Friday morning

"As far as I know Sandringham (which is where he is) is still in the UK!!!! Norfolk has not declared UDI!" You know what I meant! Unless you are watching Him waving through the windows at Sandringham Live on the News I wouldn't be so sure. There has been a particular NOTAM in place for Birkhall (on...
by Snoop 95
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: NATO Global Hawk
Replies: 0
Views: 414

NATO Global Hawk

by Snoop 95
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Heathrow closure, Friday morning
Replies: 38
Views: 3893

Re: Heathrow closure, Friday morning

As far as I know Sandringham (which is where he is) is still in the UK!!!! Norfolk has not declared UDI!
by Snoop 95
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Over flying France
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Over flying France

I'm sure someone know the answer to this one, am I correct in thinking that 'armed' aircraft are not permitted to overfly France, I can't remember where I first heard this, any info' guys? Cheers Pune I am not sure if that is set in stone. Going right back to the 1988 US Raids on Libya from Lakenhe...
by Snoop 95
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Krakow Museum 29/12/19
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Krakow Museum 29/12/19

Very interesting, but most could do with more than a little tlc.

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