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by blackbox
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: RAF Wittering & Cottesmore
Topic: Final Ever Harrier List - 16/12/2010
Replies: 10
Views: 13990

Re: RAF Cott and Witt Opening Times 01/11/10 to 31/12/10

yes but they will still be an hour behind us.
We will all be on UTC from tomorrow.......
by blackbox
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: RAF Wittering & Cottesmore
Topic: Final Ever Harrier List - 16/12/2010
Replies: 10
Views: 13990

Re: RAF Cott and Witt Opening Times 01/11/10 to 31/12/10

NOTAM U3143/10 gives Wittering opening hours as 0900-1700 Mon-Thu, closed Fri., from 1/11/10.
by blackbox
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: zk311
Replies: 28
Views: 3049

Re: zk311

Tarnish 9 delivered an airframe to Conongsby this morning, might be the one?
by blackbox
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: The Centurion Lindholme
Replies: 31
Views: 2871

Re: The Centurion Lindholme

tg13 Fascinating stuff there, would be very interested to see any more, thanks for the post.
by blackbox
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: The Centurion Lindholme
Replies: 31
Views: 2871

Re: The Centurion Lindholme

This post reminded me of my time at Lindholme/Northern Radar in the early seventies so, if any one is interested, here is a flavour of the times...... 29/4/71 Sea Prince T1 WM738/LM-628, WF128/LM-638, WM735/LM-648, WP320/LM-658, WP321/LM-659, 750Sq Lossiemouth. (Visit to Northern Radar) 23/7/71 Vulc...
by blackbox
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: The Centurion Lindholme
Replies: 31
Views: 2871

Re: The Centurion Lindholme

Would agree with sheff on the location as Finningley but the date may be 61 or 63, any way, great film and nice to see Victors doing the scramble demo!
by blackbox
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: The Centurion Lindholme
Replies: 31
Views: 2871

Re: The Centurion Lindholme

tg13 thanks for the brilliant airshow clip. I have early memories of a Battle of Britain air show at Lindholme and have often tried to identify which year my visit took place. As far as I have been able to discover, shows were held there in 1957/8/9 but nothing later, so the reference to 1962 on thi...
by blackbox
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Worksop
Replies: 12
Views: 2172

Re: RAF Worksop

As a child growing up in Retford, with an aviation mad Dad, the Meteors and Vampires from Worksop (known to many locals as Scofton) were some of my earliest aviation memories. Unfortunately I do not remember going to the airfield but our part of Retford was under the final approach to one of the run...
by blackbox
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Canberras - 85 Squadron Binbrook finale
Replies: 27
Views: 5586

Re: Canberras - 85 Squadron Binbrook finale

Great photos there, happy memories - any shots of the Meteors with 85Sq Keith? I last noted any on 23/10/69 when F8 WH291/T and T7 WL378/W were active.
by blackbox
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Meteor WH291
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Meteor WH291

By coincidence came across this today - WH291 in happier times, at Finningley, September 1973

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by blackbox
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Radar station on St Kilda Island
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Radar station on St Kilda Island

The radar on St Kilda supports operations in the danger area complex west of the Hebrides. In the 1980s these ops included Rapier SAMs, Lance battlefield nuclear missiles (without the warhead!) and release to service trials of Martel and Sea Eagle. The Sea Harrier was from Boscombe Down, carrying a ...
by blackbox
Wed May 19, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Any movements today
Replies: 23
Views: 2055

Re: Any movements today

Quid 31 currently heading for AARA 13 to refuel Talon 72, both chatting on 315.925
by blackbox
Mon May 03, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Where about's of BBMF Dakota
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Where about's of BBMF Dakota

The Dak did a flypast at Holmes Chapel, Cheshire at around 1540 local yesterday and departed southbound.
by blackbox
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Llanbedr
Replies: 36
Views: 11130

Re: Llanbedr

Its a while ago (and the memory is not so good!) but pretty sure it was a Llanbedr crew using a "Nugget" call-sign. I believe Tarrant Rushton closed in 1980 so guess it may have been transferred to RAE. WK143 had been originally converted for AAR trials along with WH734, another Llanbedr Canberra wh...
by blackbox
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Llanbedr
Replies: 36
Views: 11130

Re: Llanbedr

Llanbedr based Canberra B(TT)2 WK143 was a fairly regular visitor to Benbecula for target towing duties on the missile ranges to the west of the Hebrides. Seen there between sorties on 25/5/83
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by blackbox
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: RT03 ( ZK012 )
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: RT03 ( ZK012 )

Tarnish 08 landed at Warton in a Hawk T2 between 2 and 3pm local, which could tie in.

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