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by 3Greens
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Cottesmore RIAT 2001 - large post
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Cottesmore RIAT 2001 - large post

Excellent set Paul :thumbs:
The approach was brilliant as was the general layout .. an excellent job by the organisers.
Saved the usual exodus all the way down to FFD.
I did witness the 'flying chairs and children' aft of the B-1B :Wow:

Thanks for posting
3Greens :thumb:
by 3Greens
Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: CVN-71 USS Theodore R Roosevelt back in'96
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: CVN-71 USS Theodore R Roosevelt back in'96

Just brilliant Bart :clap:
Never had the opportunity to get up close to a USS flat top

Thanks very much for posting :thumbs:

3Greens :thumb:
by 3Greens
Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: CONINGSBY APRIL 1988
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: CONINGSBY APRIL 1988

Nice to see some F3s once more. CF-18s seem to be mainly in mks of 409 (Nighthawks) Sqn. Unusual that the 'exchange' was with 229 OCU rather than as usual an operational squadron. All Tornado F.2/F.3 crews were 'new kids on the block' so were all still busy working up on type. From my log a bit of ...
by 3Greens
Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987

Great pictures and background info 3greens. I’ve said this countless times before, but for someone who would have been too young to appreciate it at the time, these pictures are a great way of trying to live vicariously through others’ experiences of Binbrook and the Lightning. I regularly drive th...
by 3Greens
Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:40 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987

Great pictures and background info 3greens. I’ve said this countless times before, but for someone who would have been too young to appreciate it at the time, these pictures are a great way of trying to live vicariously through others’ experiences of Binbrook and the Lightning. I regularly drive th...
by 3Greens
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987

Good to see XS925/BD - this was the first Lightning to ever land at RNAS Culdrose for the air day in July 1986 - might sound as it's nothing special, but Culdrose only has a 6000ft main runway with no RHAG or barriers and a busy public road not far from the end of the active runway that day! I clea...
by 3Greens
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987

Biggin Hill was my local airfield and I attended a lot of shows there. I can confirm that the Target Facilities Flight provided the Lightning for displays and it was an F.1 or F.1A., operating from the base. Similarly on the rare occasion that F-104s participated at the At Home displays, the Sliver...
by 3Greens
Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

RAF BINBROOK hangar & flightline tour 5th August 1987

My 'working day' visits to Binbrook continued on 5th August 1987, again hosted by 11 Squadron. As per the visit on 9th July I followed the same format of having a good look around inside first before moving out on to the flight line. It was quite noticeable that 'hangar space' was already being crea...
by 3Greens
Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: N508XX & 62-4134 01/02/24
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: N508XX & 62-4134 01/02/24

Now they are three very nice frames in excellent light Jay :thumbs:
Thanks for posting

3Greens :thumb:
by 3Greens
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar tour 9th July 1987
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: RAF BINBROOK hangar tour 9th July 1987

Excellent post! It reminded me of the excellent (at the same time sad) day during the following month when the final Binbrook airshow occurred (22/8/87). I made a special trip with friends from Bournemouth that day to attend the show and I remember seeing all those lovely frames in hangars, outside...
by 3Greens
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar tour 9th July 1987
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: RAF BINBROOK hangar tour 9th July 1987

Absolutely awesome! Much better weather than in August of that year! 😭 I never managed to get into the hangars during the airshow so seeing these shots is superb! Thanks for sharing. I never realised the F-100 was based there temporarily Yes, the "Last, last Lightning Show" was a tad wet! :unsure: ...
by 3Greens
Thu Feb 01, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF BINBROOK hangar tour 9th July 1987
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

RAF BINBROOK hangar tour 9th July 1987

I was able to enjoy quite a number of 'working day' visits to Binbrook during the final months of operations. Both 5 and 11 Squadrons were very obliging. I particularly enjoyed seeing the engineering side of this magnificent aircraft, and although the 'cull' had started to reduce some short houred f...
by 3Greens
Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: How many types of C-47 have you photographed ? (with added Russian copies)
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: How many types of C-47 have you photographed ? (with added Russian copies)

Caught this one Keith while visiting Tours during family holidays on 16th August 1979. Serial on fin was pretty 'washed out' no matter which angle I tried to photograph it, but I have a serial in my log book given by a French spotter of 42-15276. Maybe someone can confirm this. I reviewed my 'French...
by 3Greens
Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Binbrook 22 October 1985 - PRIORY 2/85
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

Re: RAF Binbrook 22 October 1985 - PRIORY 2/85

Thanks to all for the comments much appreciated. :thumbs:
Hard to believe that these were 38 years ago :O - to see the F-16A's was just awesome as they were relatively new.

Thanks again, will see what else I can dig out :lol:

Keith (3Greens) :thumb:
by 3Greens
Fri Jan 19, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Binbrook 22 October 1985 - PRIORY 2/85
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

RAF Binbrook 22 October 1985 - PRIORY 2/85

As has been mentioned the 'PRIORY' exercises provided quite a number of visiting NATO aircraft to the U.K. bases. Here's my selection of the visiting Dutch and Norwegian participants working from Binbrook, noted on 22nd October 1985 The F-5's especially for Paddyboy :thumbs: F-16A's from R.Neth.AF 3...
by 3Greens
Thu Jan 18, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Alconbury fire dump 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: Alconbury fire dump 1978

Hope you don't mind me adding these Keith, was working through some early Alconbury slides and discovered these taken on 25th April 1976 of 42203 '11-MW'. I have a note that 42269 '11-ER' was the frame allocated to Lakenheath. We had a magic day in May 1976 when invited to Sculthorpe to view and pho...
by 3Greens
Thu Jan 18, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF CONINGSBY 21-10-1985
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: RAF CONINGSBY 21-10-1985

Great set Blue Diamond :thumbs: I spent the 22nd at my local Binbrook for the Norwegian and Dutch participants, then onto Coningsby the following day 23rd... in the same position as you. That taxi way was (and still is) just awesome particularly with all the exercise visitors. Thanks for posting and...
by 3Greens
Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kinetic 1:48 Mirage IIIs J-2327
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Kinetic 1:48 Mirage IIIs J-2327

That's a lovely job Jonathan :clap: and I have great shots of that ACMI detachment at my nearby Waddington. Always a lover of the Mirage III, particularly the French. We had EC-5 with silver frames in Binbrook many moons ago, but I always loved the really worn/weathered camo 'C's detached to Djibout...
by 3Greens
Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 1973 Retrospective
Replies: 26
Views: 2660

Re: 1973 Retrospective

Excellent memories and great scans Arnold :thumbs: The early French jets bring back memories of the BBC children's TV programme featuring pilots 'Tanguy' and 'Laverdure' (showing my age now) :lol: The 49TFW Holloman 'HO' jets were also a great memory. A photo record book by Geert Mast I bought many ...
by 3Greens
Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Leconfield Open Day - 20th July 1974
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Leconfield Open Day - 20th July 1974

Leconfield so close yet so far ! As a Binbrook local often noted Lightnings just 'hopping' over the river 10 mins to go in for service/maintenance. Until the Humber Bridge opened in July 1981 it was either a crossing on the Humber ferry or a lengthy drive around the estuary through Goole, so never g...

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