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by Buz41
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: REQ: Merlin '86'
Replies: 13
Views: 2668

Re: REQ: Merlin '86'

The fact that the gentleman has is evident by there being no posting of the three 820 squadron Merlins that departed for the west coast of Africa on RFA Argos, under current military.
As usual masses of routine rubbish from the hall, which is akin to counting Airbuses at Heathrow.

Buz41 :Wow:
by Buz41
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: South West England
Topic: Fast jet(s) over west Cornwall
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: Fast jet(s) over west Cornwall

As posted several times in the pasts it is not unusual to have CU aircraft flying on Sundays
The aircraft heard mid morning today were 3 Hawks in line abreast when they passed over Helston heading north. :clap:
by Buz41
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: ID Request, for a cab without any...(?)
Replies: 18
Views: 3852

Re: ID Request, for a cab without any...(?)

Sorry for the delay in responding but I wanted to check with my son in law, who has served in both the RAAF & FAA who now works for a private contractor at CU before I replied. Centaurus 18 posted on Sept 11 that we should not refer to. 736 Hawks as Cabs. Aircrew on 736 are mainly RAF & refer to air...
by Buz41
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 736 NAS
Replies: 17
Views: 3452

Re: 736 NAS

On which planet are you living 7? There are no perfectly serviceable Sea Harriers, the ex RAF & FAA Harriers were all dismantled & shipped off to the States for spares. There are a few taxiable examples on CU dummy deck & elsewhere but it would probably cost more to get them airworthy than buy cheap...
by Buz41
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: army/navy 4x4's
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: army/navy 4x4's

Wally, Just how long have you lived in the Helston area? Military vehicles loaded with troops have been traversing the area for as long as I ca n remember, wether it's for an exercise at Predannack, beach landing at Porthoustock or just out for a jolly from Penhale camp. The possibilities are. Endle...
by Buz41
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Very low flying Sea King - any I.D. please?
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Very low flying Sea King - any I.D. please?

It is not unheard off for Merlins to fly on Sundays. MDMF is operated by contractors so they will fly at weekends if they are catching up on air testing. As for night flying on Tuesdays, I can remember 20 plus Firefly, Seafury & TMB Avenger in the circuit well into the early hours of Wednesday. The ...
by Buz41
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: ID Request, for a cab without any...(?)
Replies: 18
Views: 3852

Re: ID Request, for a cab without any...(?)

Why not call them a cab as the people who fly & maintain them often do. It's also not new, ground attack Typhoon & Tempest would form up in a cab rank awaiting a target from a forward ground controller.

Buz41 spotting at CU since 1947!
by Buz41
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 736 NAS
Replies: 17
Views: 3452

Re: 736 NAS

Since my last posting there has been a steady flow of Hawks overflying Helston & heading west. As I am house bound I cannot tell how many are involved but they are probably those being reported in the Cam/Red area.
To see the performing like that in this area is almost a daily occurrence.


Buz41
by Buz41
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 736 NAS
Replies: 17
Views: 3452

Re: 736 NAS

Two Hawks have just 1005 taken off from CU. As they are mainly flown & operated by civilian company ie SERCO they do not follow Navy leave patterns. buzz41
by Buz41
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Merlin in emergency landing!
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Merlin in emergency landing!

Not certain if they failed to set handbrake. Date of incident 24th May 1961. Location reported at time as Pemboa, which is on the road from Helston recycling centre to Gweek. A/C Dragonfly HR.3 WG722. possible code 548 of 705 Squadron< Culdrose. Reported as having made an emergency landing after tra...
by Buz41
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Anyone any idea what this noise was?
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Anyone any idea what this noise was?

Think some people are missing the point. The original post was on Wednesday, so there is little wonder there were no restrictions on Sunday. When FOST Flag Officer Sea Training was based in Portland the firing area was farther p the channel. When FOST moved to Devonport, a few years ago now, the ran...
by Buz41
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Anyone any idea what this noise was?
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Anyone any idea what this noise was?

Sounds like the naval ranges off Dodman Point were being used. It's not just on Thursdays that the wars take place.
by Buz41
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Unknown helo heading to southwest!!
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Unknown helo heading to southwest!!

BBC Radio Cornwall news report of search involving Devon & Cornwall Police helicopter in Lands End area over night. They were looking for an elderly man on a mobility scooter. He was found safe & well at a hotel in Camborne 28 miles away. I wish my buggy could travel that far. Now some child had bet...
by Buz41
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: NAF DC-10 arrives at newquay for parting out!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Re: NAF DC-10 arrives at newquay for parting out!!

Despite doubts during the week glad to see you made it to Newquay and took such a great set of snaps. I also like the action of the tyre smoke.
by Buz41
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Late visitor?
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Late visitor?

Aircraft with 2 white strobe lights was seen to overshoot or depart CU last evening. It banked left (over Breage) as if it was doing a circuit. Two minutes later it reappeared again banking left returning towards CU. it did not appear again. Too dark to see if it was rotary or fixed wing. A Merlin h...
by Buz41
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Permission to stand on Malfs/ Buzzers wall.
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: Permission to stand on Malfs/ Buzzers wall.

Nice photos Malf, perhaps you should post them under Current Military as they are still operational?
They are still live & on the books so to speak even if they don't fly. Judging by the exhaust heat a couple of them look as though they are about to lift off.
by Buz41
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Culdrose 24/12/13
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Culdrose 24/12/13

According to local radio & TV 2 people (1 French 1 Swiss) rescued from a yacht 170 miles SW Lands End by a ship. Both cabs unable to complete the rescue the one from Culdrose due the high winds & limited time on scene. The RAF one from Chivenor due to a technical fault, with a suggestion it had to p...
by Buz41
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: HMS Gannet flight helo?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: HMS Gannet flight helo?

ZH544 left Culdrose 0950 on Saturday.
by Buz41
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: SAR Sea King callsign
Replies: 38
Views: 4196

Re: SAR Sea King callsign

Chivenor will not have an SAR unit. North Devon will be covered by St Athen, which is opposite to what happens now as the south Wales area is covered by Chivenor.. Chiv is being reconsidered, read the article Rich posted ;) Yes I saw this item when it was featured on BBC Spotlight, but don't hold y...
by Buz41
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: SAR Sea King callsign
Replies: 38
Views: 4196

Re: SAR Sea King callsign

Chivenor will not have an SAR unit. North Devon will be covered by St Athen, which is opposite to what happens now as the south Wales area is covered by Chivenor. As for 771 Sqn they evolved from Station Flight and were for military rescues in the days of Walrus & Sea Otter aircraft and the Dragonfl...

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