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by lardyboy999
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chaff and Flare Usage During Exercises
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Chaff and Flare Usage During Exercises

I seem to remember when I was working at Eastern/London Radar at West Drayton in the early to mid 90's that the Cobham/FRADU Falcon 20s operating out of Teesside used to deploy chaff over the North Sea during the "Thursday Wars" - big splodges of radar returns which took an age to clear.... Note to ...
by lardyboy999
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Working from home
Replies: 5
Views: 3746

Re: Working from home

Question is, where's "Home"? Be nice to know as a reference point.

Keep 'em coming!
by lardyboy999
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: New Zealand - mil odds and sods
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: New Zealand - mil odds and sods

Mark wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:59 am
F111's low level..... I can now die a happy man!!
You and me both. Just stunning.

What a set!

:clap:
by lardyboy999
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: New Zealand Seasprites
Replies: 20
Views: 2912

Re: New Zealand Seasprites

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Nice, very nice. Any story to go with the shots?
Freeman
Holy Cow!

Agree with Freeman, don't leave us hanging! There's got to be a back story to how/why/where/when..... :Wow:
by lardyboy999
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Clockwork 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 5621

Re: Clockwork 2019

Is it me, or is it a bit chilly?

Cold just looking at them!

Excellent set.
by lardyboy999
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lakenheath Winter
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Re: Lakenheath Winter

First shot. Belter!

Cracking set.
by lardyboy999
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 20200131 Vlb Volkel
Replies: 10
Views: 1899

Re: 20200131 Vlb Volkel

A set so good, I can "hear" them!

That might just be my tinnitus, but I can live with having F-16's in my head.

Cheers!
by lardyboy999
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Royal New Zealand Air Force November 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3005

Re: Royal New Zealand Air Force November 2019

Very nice indeed!

I do like those NH90's...

:thumb:
by lardyboy999
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Memorabilia
Topic: Squadron Prints going forward in 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Squadron Prints going forward in 2020

Gibbons!

That boy gets everywhere!

Good luck with the new ventures!
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Istrana [LIPS] 30th Anniversary of AMX
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Re: Istrana [LIPS] 30th Anniversary of AMX

Cracking set, canny lad!

Love Shot 4.

Has it really been 30 years? Seems like yesterday they were making their first appearances at TTTE Cottesmore during my first tour 85-88.

*creak*
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Blue Flag 2019 Ovda
Replies: 12
Views: 2890

Re: Blue Flag 2019 Ovda

Very nice.

Think a crop shot of 715 was used on the BBC website a couple of days ago.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50492169

Having said that, it looks like the BBC "Reuters" photo was taken a few seconds later.....

Andy
by lardyboy999
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Oh Shadies, Erics ,Queen Vic, Castaways and a few names are too rude for here ! Ah, happy days! There was new Station Commander not long after I left in Feb 99, and she closed all the bars down except the Naafi. I'd had a run-in with her at a previous posting, so it didn't entirely surprise me she ...
by lardyboy999
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Luckily lardyboy999 my 2 hours Sea King flight was very nice around the Islands and my day at sea on Dumbarton Castle was calm in fact the Navy even gave us crabs free beer !! Free beer? Off the Matelots? Now I've heard everything! :lol: Were you down there when all the squadron bars were still ope...
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Only did the one Sea King trip on a gin clear blue sky day to New Island and back.
Mind you, to compensate for the picket boat trip, I did get the ramp ride on the Chinook. Now THAT was fun.
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Luckily lardyboy999 my 2 hours Sea King flight was very nice around the Islands and my day at sea on Dumbarton Castle was calm in fact the Navy even gave us crabs free beer !! Free beer? Off the Matelots? Now I've heard everything! :lol: Were you down there when all the squadron bars were still ope...
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Helicopter deck landings

I think that might have been the mission that I was thinking of lardyboy, with reference to the pic I saw. I should have said also that, when I said hovering alongside the ship to refuel, the ship was underway at the time. One of my colleagues on the other shift from me went out on one of the train...
by lardyboy999
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Having done a stint on 78 Sqn as one of the squadron ops clerks at MPA late 98 early 99, I can confirm the Sea King crews regularly trained with the resident picket boat. In fact it became essential training, as whilst I was down there one of the Sea Kings carried out one of the longest SAR missions...
by lardyboy999
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Coningsby (mixed dates)
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: RAF Coningsby (mixed dates)

Some nice asymmetric shots there.

:-)
by lardyboy999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019

Speedbird01 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Very nice! Can I ask how many mm you used for those eagles taking off?
The blue sky shots were all around 400mm, the grey skies around 500mm (using a Sigma 150-600mm)

Andy.
by lardyboy999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019

Removed. The photos look shocking on here, but look fine on my PC.

Used "Postimage.org" as an alternative to Flickr. Won't do that again.

Mods, if you want to delete this thread, be my guest.

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