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Spooky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

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FredM
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Spooky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by FredM » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:38 pm

I've have been photographing the residents at RAF Coningsby for well over 40 years now , and without doubt , to my mind , the best of times were the Phantom years . As well as the resident (at various times) numbers 6 , 29 , 41 , 54 and 64(R)Sqadrons, other UK based units , namely 23 , 56 , and 111 Sqns. also re-formed here with the Phantom .
This small selection were all shot on Kodachrome 25 or 64 slide film .Image

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Thanks for looking , Fred .
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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by XPLUMBER » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:42 pm

WOW!

Thanks

More please
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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:44 pm

Hi Fred :P

:Wow: , :Wow: , :Wow: and did I say :Wow:

Dubly Ugly heaven :thumbs:

Thank you, and I suspect there will be a hill of replies to those pics :whistle:

Best regards :thumb:

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by Rodders » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:09 pm

I am not looking at this thread.....much! Great Photos,thanks for sharing them. :thumbs:

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by herbert » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:35 pm

Magnificent.

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by Yunglee » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:50 pm

Superb :clap:
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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by jetnoise » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:05 pm

Wow -what a set! :clap: :thumbs:
Great shots - any more in the archives?
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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by Kads » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:10 pm

Cracking set of pics. Thanks :Wow: :Wow:

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by Punkrunner62 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:06 am

You could not beat Kodachrome 25/64 for quality back in the day.As your shots show so well.
Thanks for posting, anymore please?
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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by eagle driver » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:55 am

Very very good ,as was said definitely the best era at Coningsby. :thumb:

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Post by phantommadman » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:20 am

Wow,just sublime :thumbs: :clap:
Best post on here for quite a while :)
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Post by reheat module » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:59 am

Phantasticphoonphetishphun !
I do miss my time in the RAF, but every month it reminds me how great it was with a lovely big cheque
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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by gramp.t » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:47 am

Wow! next best thing to a Time Machine! can we have some more please!!

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by seafurysmith » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:04 am

Lovely stuff! Always a good stop off on the way to Binbrook back in the day.... nice shot of XV424, isn't she now at DX?

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by slogen51 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:06 am

Omg!

Superb quality - you could publish these in a book

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by phantom6 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:21 am

Lovely jubbly best aircraft ever built in my oppinion

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by F3 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:29 am

Excellent stuff Fred, esp. the pics of the earlier ground attack role ones of 6 & 41 Sqns. At the risk of being pedantic you're an 'O' short in the title.

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by Blackasenna » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:13 am

Phantastic. cracking set of photos. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by smacken » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:44 am

Well this post has just made my week, thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Post by The Phantom » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:53 pm

Cracking images :Wow:

And i agree with you - they were the best days at Coningsby :thumbs:

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