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by Snoop 95
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: C17 landing without nose gear
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: C17 landing without nose gear

Very well controlled landing. Incredible how far it travelled after the nose had touched the ground.
by Snoop 95
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Kinloss week ending 9th Oct
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Kinloss week ending 9th Oct

Nice atmospheric shots. I notice that the P8 '02' is named 'City of Elgin'. Do the other two have names as well?
by Snoop 95
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Kinloss Bolthole
Replies: 26
Views: 2886

Re: Kinloss Bolthole

Excellent set and thanks for posting. The differences in the grey paint is interesting though. The P8's have a gloss finish but the Typhoons matt. If gloss is OK for the P8's then why matt for the Typhoons? Downside must be that the Typhoons don't slip through the air as well and get very grubby too!
by Snoop 95
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Cuts to the RAF’s E-7 Wedgetail Fleet now only 3?
Replies: 73
Views: 6770

Re: Cuts to the RAF’s E-7 Wedgetail Fleet now only 3?

Interesting article in the Observer this weekend about China and Russia exploiting any instabilty or uncertainty in the White House as the election looms. Seems to me we are reaching a similar situtaion here with an electorate increasingly at odds and dissatisfied with the current leadership and br...
by Snoop 95
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Cambridge Airport
Topic: Marshalls Win 10 Year USMC Contract
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Marshalls Win 10 Year USMC Contract

USMC C130J aircraft will be seen regularly at Cambridge with the success of this contract: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british ... -contract/
by Snoop 95
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Southern England
Topic: RAF Welford
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: RAF Welford

Thanks for the info guys. So are the munitions mainly for use by Fairford deployments or also by Mildenhall and Lakenheath, although the latter would seem to be too great a distance and I believe Lakenheath has its own store anyway.
by Snoop 95
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Southern England
Topic: RAF Welford
Replies: 7
Views: 775

RAF Welford

I passed a sign to this Berkshire base today and as I had never heard of it I put it into Google when I got home. To my surprise it is an active USAF base and is the second largest munitions store in Europe. here is the Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Welford. Seems it comes under the jurisd...
by Snoop 95
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: MILDENHALL Wx DIVERTS
Replies: 25
Views: 1647

Re: MILDENHALL Wx DIVERTS

Certainly yesterday the wind was from due North and so would have resulted in cross-wind conditons at both Lakenheath and Mildenhall. Today, however, the wind is from the North West and so will favour Mildenhall whose runway at 290 degrees is WNW and a KC 10 has just landed in that direction.
by Snoop 95
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Air bases blocked on google satellite view
Replies: 13
Views: 2526

Re: Air bases blocked on google satellite view

From memory all the Luftwaffe bases in Germany are 'fuzzed'
by Snoop 95
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname

Snoop 95 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Fen Tigers
Here's a bit of background to my suggestion
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/h ... p-18645541
by Snoop 95
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname

Fen Tigers
by Snoop 95
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Aviano F-16 Deployment?
Replies: 140
Views: 22356

Re: Aviano F-16 Deployment?

jwramsay wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:06 am
Ar they still on nights?
Some of them certainly were last night - up to 2200. I could hear them 10 miles away!
by Snoop 95
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 25059

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

I note from the Queens Harbourmaster, Portsmouth that MHS Queen Elizabeth is down to sail from there at 1145 tomorrow (16/9). However, she is only shown as sailing to anchorage, so when aircraft will leave Marham to embark on her remains to be seen.
by Snoop 95
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Movements 12.9.20
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Movements 12.9.20

As a matter of interest, why are the RAF Voyagers so regularly at the Hall now?
by Snoop 95
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Fairford yesterday 10/9
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Fairford yesterday 10/9

Very nice but does anyone know why Beale seem to have overpainted the 'BB' on the tails of the U2's?
by Snoop 95
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Victor gate guard at risk ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3970

Re: Victor gate guard at risk ?

Local paper seems to conclude scrapping is likely:
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/no-takers- ... -1-6831647
by Snoop 95
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Exercise Point Blank
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Exercise Point Blank

Regular exercise involving several air forces due to take place soon as reported here:
https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/raf-lakenhe ... -1-6831731
by Snoop 95
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 25059

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

HMS QE sailing has been delayed due to Coronavirus being found in some crew members according to UK Defence Journal, which presumably means that the USMC F35's will be flying from Marham for longer than planned!
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/coronav ... t-carrier/
by Snoop 95
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RNAS Lossiemouth Air Day 1969
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: RNAS Lossiemouth Air Day 1969

"I think I'm looking back with rose-tinted specs. Hardware and spotting opportunities seemed much better in those days!"

Amen to that daggerfan!
by Snoop 95
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 2021 SDSR
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

2021 SDSR

This extensive article in the UK Defence Journal makes interesting reading in advance of next year's Strategic Defence and Security Review:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-202 ... -prospect/

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