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by lardyboy999
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter

Seacat192 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Fantastic!
And there's a circle in that having watched the Buccs and the blow up dolls, sorry tanks, in my youth, my last tour in the RAF was as a Controller on the range at Holbeach.....go figure!

:whistle: :lol:
by lardyboy999
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter

Thanks Andy. What area of the SW did you live in? Roger About 12 miles north west of Okehampton. Andy Thanks. That would have been a handy place for activity over the Moor ranges. Didn't need to. My Dad was a teacher at a boarding school, and just about every thing that flew back then used it as a ...
by lardyboy999
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter

Seacat192 wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:02 am
lardyboy999 wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:18 pm
Excellent set!

Grockles! Now there's a word I've not heard since I was a kid growing up down there. Grockles and Emmets, I seem to recall.......brilliant!

Andy
Thanks Andy.

What area of the SW did you live in?

Roger
About 12 miles north west of Okehampton.

Andy
by lardyboy999
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Otis and Nighthawk Flights arrive at MCAS Exeter

Excellent set!

Grockles! Now there's a word I've not heard since I was a kid growing up down there. Grockles and Emmets, I seem to recall.......brilliant!

Andy
by lardyboy999
Fri May 28, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Typhoon Display Jet
Replies: 41
Views: 2347

Re: Typhoon Display Jet

Agent K wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 11:55 am
I may be alone here........ but I think it's hideous......... I'd much rather the style of those wonderful 11, 29, and 41 Squadron aircraft of a few years back.
Yup.

Awful.

:grr:
by lardyboy999
Wed May 26, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Patrouille Suisse F-5 down
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Re: Patrouille Suisse F-5 down

Meh, bit of bodge tape and it'll do a trip.....

Glad the driver got out ok and only some snow got vaporised.....

Andy
by lardyboy999
Mon May 17, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 19 and 78 Squadron to return
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: 19 and 78 Squadron to return

As a former member of 78 Sqn in the Falklands and of Swanwick's predecessor at LATCC (Mil) West Drayton, I'm oddly conflicted by this..... :blush: :'( :O :huh:

Andy
by lardyboy999
Fri May 14, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: The death of Fighter Control
Replies: 62
Views: 9490

Re: The death of Fighter Control

Like many commenters above, I've been on here since the early days - I was formerly known as darkstar back in the day - remember the first B2's at Holbeach? Man, the sh1t I got for that.........and to think that was nearly 20 years ago..... I can only offer my sincere thanks, not only to Gary and St...
by lardyboy999
Wed May 12, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: VMM-162 visits RAF Leuchars and RM Condor
Replies: 21
Views: 2309

Re: VMM-162 visits RAF Leuchars and RM Condor

Semper Fi, Muthertruckers!

Cracking set.
by lardyboy999
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Another one from "Warsaw-on-the-Mole"
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: Another one from "Warsaw-on-the-Mole"

Are these the prison flights that used to go into Biggin Hill?
by lardyboy999
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Ascot 126
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Ascot 126

sdad wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:49 am
Beach?
See here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=203499
by lardyboy999
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Martin-Baker Meteor T.7 at Newcastle (EGNT)
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Martin-Baker Meteor T.7 at Newcastle (EGNT)

Fabulous!

Well caught, canny lad!
by lardyboy999
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 1987 St Mawgan Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: 1987 St Mawgan Part 2

Damn, you didn't get the 6 FTS Jetstream I flew in on!

Cracking set.
by lardyboy999
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: C-17A Incident at Charleston
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: C-17A Incident at Charleston

Oops. That'll ruin your day after a long trip.

Good to know no-one was hurt.
by lardyboy999
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: AAC Apaches in Newcastle (from home!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: AAC Apaches in Newcastle (from home!)

Canny! Is that the old Eagle Helicopters place round the back of the Arena? Used to be the gas works?

Andy (exiled Mag)
by lardyboy999
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: December last year ......
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: December last year ......

Cracking set! Always loved the Avanti. Such a pretty machine, hard to believe they've been around sine the late 80's now, remember them coming into Cottesmore back in the days of TTTE (my first tour). Am I right in saying the Italians are the only country operating both the EH101 and NH90? Cheers. A...
by lardyboy999
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Brawdy + Biggin Hill 1979 (back seat Hawk T1)
Replies: 50
Views: 2545

Re: Brawdy + Biggin Hill 1979 (back seat Hawk T1)

I had the pleasure of working for John Thorpe for many years in his position as Airfield manager at RIAT. He always used to check out display lines and heights using the Boscombe FGA9 Hunter which he loved. I remember very well the day he came into Brize in the Navajo as I was on shift at VASS that...
by lardyboy999
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Comet 451 A400 down in the Boondocks, South Lincolncestershire
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Comet 451 A400 down in the Boondocks, South Lincolncestershire

COMET 451, A400, low level, Donington, nr Spalding, from my front door (ZM405 according to adsb).

Image

Image

Makes a lovely howl in the turn!

Andy
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Google Earth - Fairford
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Re: Google Earth - Fairford

Someone's stolen the RIAT Party Hangar!

13 very, very, drunken Sunday night's were had by Yours Truly........

Eng Ops Jnr (Retd)
by lardyboy999
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Norvenich 12-10-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: Norvenich 12-10-2020

Always good to see a Tonka Toy!

Nice set, danke/dank je.

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