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Yet more '80's memories

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Yet more '80's memories

Post by paddyboy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:40 pm

Hi Peeps :P

Back home and a bit more digging and delving done :whistle:

All the usual suspects, venue-wise, are there, and as some of you will know, the last 3 are from somewhere dear to my heart :'(

ImageIMG_0018 (1280x872) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0017 (1280x860) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0016 (1280x866) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0015 (1280x872) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0014 (1280x861) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0013 (1280x858) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0012 (1280x865) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0011 (1280x867) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0010 (1280x871) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0009 (1280x868) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0008 (1280x871) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0007 (1280x868) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0006 (1280x871) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0005 (1280x867) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0004 (1280x866) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0003 (1280x869) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0002 (1280x866) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0001 (1280x852) by patrick ward, on Flickr

Hope they are worth a peek; certainly had my memory stirred, if not shaken :O

Best regards as always :thumbs:

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by Knife 04 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:04 pm

Worth a peek and thorough review as always Mr W - good to see some more from you mate

Love that green HH-53C banking over like that - top shot mate

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by wolfie138 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:29 pm

what's the purpose behind that yellow/black striped paint scheme?

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:04 pm

They were target towing aircraft. The colour scheme was intended to stand out.

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by eLaReF » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:40 pm

So they didn't get shot down!!
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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by F3 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:44 pm

Some great Jet Warbirds there Patrick. I recognise that Canberra from Finningley '91 - ably displayed by Dave Piper.

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:45 pm

That too :lol:

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by Thunderbolt II » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:59 pm

Excellent stuff, thanks for posting. 100sqn Canberras always looked the biz.

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by Blue Diamond » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:29 pm

Loving the Ginas.
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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by paddyboy » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:50 am

Hi peeps :P

Thanks for peeking and replying :thumbs:

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by grumpy616 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:26 am

Great stuff as always Paddy :thumbs:
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Post by Seacat192 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:50 am

Good stuff Paddyboy :thumb:

Seeing the Canberra reminds me of when FRADU still had them at Yeovilton, and they would be a near daily sight flying over to/from the training areas off the South West coast, quite often get the Hunters as well. :thumb:

So much more variety back then :clap: :clap:

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Post by Blackcat1 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:34 am

Beautiful!! Those were the days Paddyboy, and not an F35 in sight ! Ahhh bliss 😁
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Post by C24 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:14 am

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Gosh! A real blast from the past. That Mosquito takes me back to school days, Sgt Braddock in the Rover, anyone else remember that character?
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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by roughcutter » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:37 pm

Hi Pat, The Ginas, were they taken a Coltishall -Spring 1988 by any chance? My plans to go down to see them fell through at the last minute. :(
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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by paddyboy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:21 am

Hi peeps :P

Sorry for the tardy reply, but been on a break up at the coast :whistle:

Thanks again for peeking and replying :thumb:

Roughcutter: yup, 1988; Scottow crashgate ;)

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by Uuoret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:19 pm

Lovely Paddy!

The pics are lovely too!!

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by jaybee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:23 pm

Hi Paddy...Awesome set of retro show stuff. Reds and Concorde are well seen and taken ,(best formation they both did) I saw the red Hunter at my first Mildenhall show 86/87?, I think Mike Carlton brought it in, it looked brilliant in the light at the time in the static Park. Thanks for posting in and showing us 90s show goers , what we missed :unsure: :thumb:
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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by matt e » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:58 pm

nice set,especially the green giant

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Re: Yet more '80's memories

Post by jpickers56 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 pm

Classic set Paddy, great memories

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