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by jakdaw
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: FINNINGLEY 1993 ARRIVALS
Replies: 20
Views: 2731

Re: FINNINGLEY 1993 ARRIVALS

JPs, 56sqd Tornado, 74sqd Hawk, Victor what's not to like? Oh hang on, the fact this was quarter of a Century ago!!! What a show Finningley put on and a one day show at that!! Thank you for sharing.
by jakdaw
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Hello

I was at Lakenheath when the F4 Phantoms went back to the States, all of them within one morning, if I remember right there was about 100 in total, they taxied down in blocks of 8 and took the salute of the commanding officers and all shut their cockpits at the same time in salute, it was a magic m...
by jakdaw
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Hello

Welcome to the group. I wish I had seen F-4 and F-111 at Lakenheath much as I love F-15 it would have been pretty cool. Having holidayed along the coast at Weymouth it is quite light on jets, as you say saw a few Chinooks about and I enjoy the big ships too so all was good!!
by jakdaw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello from Sleaford
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Re: Hello from Sleaford

Welcome to another member from RAF Lincolnshire. Enjoy the group.
by jakdaw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello from Cambs
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Hello from Cambs

Welcome to the group, I am only about 30 minutes from Coningsby and apart from popping by when I'm passing probably got to Mildenhall & Lakenheath for the day more often!! Enjoy the group and hobby.
by jakdaw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tail code
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Tail code

During the early 1990s 229OCU/65sqd (at Coningsby) ran out of letters (AA-AZ) so used numbers following the A for a while I have ZE794 carrying A4. Don't know if all the numbers were used but I logged A2, A4, A5, A7, A8. If only the OCU now had over 30 airframes, damn simulators!!
by jakdaw
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello from Tyneside- new chap.
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Hello from Tyneside- new chap.

Welcome aboard and hope you enjoy the group.
by jakdaw
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello from Oxfordshire
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Re: Hello from Oxfordshire

Welcome on board and back to the hobby, I look forward to your posts

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Question about serial numbers
Replies: 33
Views: 3205

Re: Question about serial numbers

I'm a "framer". This is one of the best and most interesting threads for a while. I think to answer original poster as has been said already its whatever you are happy with. But most of these additional questions I have had to ask myself too at some point. Have seen parts of aircraft that are larger...
by jakdaw
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Grey Jet Provost/Strike Master
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Grey Jet Provost/Strike Master

Good Afternoon

Is it definitely grey, there is a camo jet provost flies quite regularly from Nottingham Tollerton Airport if you search for Jet Provost T52 G-PROV for pics maybe the one you see?!

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Interesting RAF Station Crests
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Interesting RAF Station Crests

I have always enjoyed the story that the RAF Scampton Crest, of a bow and arrow, represents the main runway with the arrow and the bow is the curve of the A15 which was bent when the runway was extended for the Vulcans having been perfectly straight since the Romans.
by jakdaw
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Seeking Americans & Russians in the West & South
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: Seeking Americans & Russians in the West & South

Welcome aboard Duxford (Imperial war museum) is about 3 hours away but well worth the extra travel, though not cheap, is good value for money the American Air Museum has a U-2, SR-71 and B-52 and is the only chance of the SR-71 in the UK (B-52 & U-2 along with B-1 and B-2 do deploy to RAF Fairford s...
by jakdaw
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hi I'm very new to this.
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Hi I'm very new to this.

Hi Billy

Welcome on board hope this group can help and inspire you to further and share your hobby and for those 51 weeks of the year you are not near airfields enjoy the mass of photos and posts that the group shares.

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: Newbie

Welcome Alex

You live in a great place to hone your new hobby, enjoy the group and hope you share some shots for us to enjoy!!

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Mystery Vulcan nose 1980s.
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Mystery Vulcan nose 1980s.

Morning all Quick question during the 1980s I used to travel through Scampton village regularly and remember as you drop down the hill into the village, a bungalow on the right used to have a Vulcan nose section on there drive just wondered if anyone knew which airframe this was. Obviously loads of ...
by jakdaw
Wed May 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!

Hi again hopefully this link works, ZG914 is the airframe.

https://www.facebook.com/BBCLookNorth/v ... 393334403/
by jakdaw
Wed May 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!

What a stupidly misleading header which has utterly wasted my time. ADMINS!!!!! I'm sorry my friend, I thought most on the group would be aware both the Lynx and RAF Wainfleet had had there day so tongue was firmly in cheek with header (obviously I thought, sorry). So although factually correct and...
by jakdaw
Wed May 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!

On BBC Radio Lincolnshire this morning they were talking to the owner of the former RAF Wainfleet buildings which are now or are being converted into holiday lets. He has recently taken delivery of a Lynx which he plans to restore the cockpit area and put a sofa bed in the back for kids to play/stay...
by jakdaw
Tue May 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Least favourite aircraft?
Replies: 90
Views: 10450

Re: Least favourite aircraft?

When flying the Andover E3 used to be my least favourite. Back in the day when you just turned up at an airfield and see what happened, you could be enjoying a busy day of flying at any military airfield then 115sqd would turn up and everything else would clear off and it was an afternoon of Andove...
by jakdaw
Tue May 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Least favourite aircraft?
Replies: 90
Views: 10450

Re: Least favourite aircraft?

When flying the Andover E3 used to be my least favourite. Back in the day when you just turned up at an airfield and see what happened, you could be enjoying a busy day of flying at any military airfield then 115sqd would turn up and everything else would clear off and it was an afternoon of Andover...

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