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St Mawgan Airday

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mancman
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St Mawgan Airday

Post by mancman » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:17 pm

A very damp St Mawgan Airshow and drier arrivals day. Not sure what year these were taken(the Vulcan maybe a different year as it's suspiciously sunny), some time in the late 80's I think.

ImageXL426 Vulcan St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageP-3 Orion Dutch Navy RAF St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageBucaneer RAE St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageF-104 Starfighter German Navy St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageC-12 USN St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageBr Atlantic French Navy St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageF-111 USAF St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageRF-4 USAF St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageProvost T.1 St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImagePhantom RAF St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageRF- 4 Luftwaffe St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageLynx Dutch Navy St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageCP-140 Aurora CAF St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageF-104 Starfighter Italian AF St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageP-3 Orion USN St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageBr.Atlantic German Navy St Mawgan by Andy Bird, on Flickr

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by eLaReF » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:34 pm

A search thro' BARG DVD files shows these were St Mawgan 7/8/85
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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by paddyboy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:54 am

Hi Andy :P

Great memories there :thumbs:

If I recall correctly, 426 was 558s predecessor as display ship of choice until her FI dictated a change :unsure:

Would that hooter have been one of the Vikings :S

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by F3 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:45 am

V. nice esp the 29 Sqn. Toom and the Rhinos.

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by mancman » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:23 pm

Hi Paddy,

I don't remember seeing the Vikings at St Mawgan,so I think the German 104 was a singleton.

Rgds

Andy

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by Kevin Brewer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:24 pm

Andy

I've checked my logs and your pictures were taken at the airshow on 7th August 1985, and Vulcan XL426 was also present that year. As a native Cornishman who attended virtually all of the St Mawgan shows from the early 60s through to the last one around 1998, I think I can explain the 'suspiciously sunny' background. If I remember correctly, St Mawgan switched from the traditional mid-September Battle of Britain airshow format to the mid-week August date to capitalise on the large numbers of tourists that were present in mid-summer. On the plus side, the mid-week date meant that the show seemed to attract a lot more 'passing' foreign visitors, particularly British but also French and UK-based USAF. However, on the downside, the weather on show days invariably started off cold, wet and pretty miserable. By lunchtime however, and by virtue of the prevailing south westerly breeze, the clouds would clear away and the sun would come out for the rest of the day. By process of deduction, I suspect your Vulcan shot may have been taken on the same day, but when landing at the end of it's afternoon display slot!

Thanks for posting - we don't see many pics from St Mawgan on here. (Note to self - must start to digitise some of my own pics). As a teenager I spent many, many happy hours at the end of the runway at St Mawgan, not to mention a few Chipmunk flights there with the Air Cadets. I even managed to get on board a Nimrod once, only for the flight to be scrubbed - apparently the first time they had ever canned a flight due to engine failure on start-up. Happy days!

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by Seacat192 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:47 pm

Some nice hardware on show there.

Never got to any of the St Mawgan Air Shows, so nice to see these. Thanks for posting.

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by NickB » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:26 pm

Great pics - I remember this show very clearly. I'm also a proud Cornishman (in exile) and spent a fair amount of time at St Mawgan - we probably met at some point? I'm sure you would have met my cousin Chris Lethbridge (RIP) who visited almost every Wednesday without exception.

The Italian F104s were very faded and the RAE Bucc was from the arrivals day IIRC?

That year I remember the hardstanding in front of the huge 'Nimrod' hangar was coated in some kind of brown substance - it certainly didn't reflect light very well for photography!

Was it 1984 that a load of French aircraft were due in on the day and even got close to the airfield, but 8/8 of the deck prevented them from attending. By 6pm that evening the sun was shining!

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by matt e » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:05 pm

A great set of some great aircraft

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Re: St Mawgan Airday

Post by dragonchaser » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:19 pm

Nice selection of P3’s there, good nostalgia, that 8G UC12 brings back some memories.

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