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A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

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A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by fisherman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:45 pm

Whilst sorting through the Italian Tornados in my previous post I found these RAF Tornados, predominantly GR.1s from 15 Res Sqn, 27 Sqn, 617 Sqn, and a GR.1A from 13 Sqn all very busy, flying!

1.ImageZA563:TC and ZA608:TK Tornado GR.1s 15 Res Sqn.RAF Honington July 1993. 1993-26 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

2.ImageItaf Tornados visit RAF Honington 1993-8 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

3ImageZA563:TC GR.1 15 Res Sqn RAF Honington July 1993.1993-105 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

4.ImageZA399:AJ-G and ZA556:AJ-C Tornado GR.1s 617 Sqn RAF Honington July 1993. 1993-102 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

5.ImageZA595:TV Tornado GR.1 15 Res Sqn RAF Honington July 1993. 1993-34 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

More at https://legendarymilavia.blogspot.com/2 ... early.html if your interested.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by Snoop 95 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:55 pm

Very nostalgic! Used to spend too much time looking over the fence at Honington. Certainly miss the action now.

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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by eLaReF » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:01 pm

An airfield I only ever visited once - logged 2 frames!!
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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by slogen51 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:24 pm

Really nice photos

I went a quite a few times but never took any pictures

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Post by apex » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:57 pm

Camo and squadron markings, wonderful.

First time I went to Honington they had Buccaneers, sadly no photos but they were very twitchy about spotters back then so I would not have lasted long at the fence.

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Post by Van Bullitt » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:54 pm

Lovely stuff. Honington was a must do for Elderforest and Elderjoust.

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Post by paddyboy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:52 am

Superb shots :thumbs:

Love those big 'Desert Storm' jugs :lol:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by Jason36 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:25 am

I only went there once, must of been over thirty years ago, I remember the HAS shelters looked brand new.

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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by The Phantom » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:27 am

Cracking images from the best era of the Tornado :thumb:

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Post by DanBeeden » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:53 am

Camo Tonkas with full colour squadron markings - fantastic!

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Post by SW Sky Blue » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:04 pm

Happy days Mike :thumbs:

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Post by Knife 04 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:47 am

Missed this thread - cracking shots of GR1s

Nice scans as well

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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by Pi » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:02 am

When it was a proper station !

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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by Weazel69 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 am

Really like picture 3, get the toasting fork out or should we have chestnuts :clap:
and don't talk to me about twitchy as I had my logbook consfiscated there, they did return it minus the honington logs :grr:
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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:37 pm

II remember going there when the TWCU was set up.What a warrior the Tornado turned out to be,great pictures.

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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by Blackcat1 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:52 pm

Stunning! Tornados in camo! Used to enjoy my visits to Honington.
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Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Post by petetasker » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:27 pm

Loved Honington especially the Buccs but they didn't like you hanging around the fence. The number of times we were moved on - miserable buggers!

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