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Nine with a nautical nuance

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Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by paddyboy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:54 am

Hi Peeps :P

Still delving as and when I can ;)

These are from only 2 shows, both in 1988: Mildenhall Air Fete and Norwich Airport :)

I think :whistle:

As I recall, the beast was only on the circuit briefly, as it cost an arm and a leg to run, and these are the only 2 occasions I got to see it flying :'(

ImageIMG_0009 (1086x709) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0008 (1115x756) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0007 (1280x838) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0006 (1280x841) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0005 (1280x835) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0004 (1280x798) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0003 (1131x739) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0002 (1088x713) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0001 (1280x837) by patrick ward, on Flickr

Hope they are worth a peek :lol:

Best regards as always :thumbs:

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by Cessna954 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:05 am

Great pictures Paddy of a real aeroplane.

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by Snoop 95 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:08 am

Nice bit of nostalgia. Fairey Gannet was an iconic aircraft and I do recall this one briefly in the airshow circuit, but what happened to it?

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:13 am

Cracking shots PB. Remember Norwich '88 for this one alone! We must have been near the same spot as I have similar photos but not as good. :Oops:

G-BMYP/XL502 is now preserved at Elvington.

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by NickB » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 am

Fantastic pics Paddy - I've always loved the Gannet 3, especially in 849 B Flight colours. Superb.

I have heard a rumour that the new owners are hoping to restore XL502 to ground running condition - fingers crossed.

XL500 restoration & RTF continues I understand, but they've been stuck with getting the props restored for many years now... would love to see this back on the (now very limited) airshow circuit... fingers and toes crossed for this!

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by jaybee » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:23 am

Number 3 is sublime, I believe it was operating out of Carlisle at that time...well seen and caught Paddy.
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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by AshBailey » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:32 am

I recalled seeing Gannets in and out of HMS Daedalus / RNAS Lee on Solent every now and again. They had a character all of their own! Thanks so much for posting.

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by 3Greens » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:35 am

Brilliant archive shots Paddy :clap:
849 Sqdn. frequently had detachments into Binbrook and worked up and down the Humber Estuary - they just sounded brilliant !
Never managed any decent shots of them so these are just great mate

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by david14 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:33 am

Great stuff Paddy, don't remember ever seeing one of those fly

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Post by F3 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:44 pm

Hats off to you Patrick. That's the best sequence of Gannet pics I've ever seen. #3 is an absolute corker. You can visit her @ Yorkshire Air Museum if ever you want to be re-acquainted.

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Post by SW Sky Blue » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:50 pm

Superb..love the flying shots :thumbs:

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by eLaReF » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:58 pm

paddyboy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:54 am
Hope they are worth a peek :lol:
Emm - That'll be a Yes !!

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Post by mustang5861 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:10 pm

Wonderful shots, paddyboy; they take me back to the 1970s when I watched 849 Sqn's Gannets circuit-bashing at Lossiemouth. A couple of them were still in natural metal and Dayglo Red or Orange, one was in all-over dark grey (think it was a COD bird), but the AEWs wore those gorgeous black and yellow/gold squadron markings - and all of them converted power into noise. Sadly, all I had back then was a Kodak Instamatic, so no photos, which is one reason why your shots are fantastic and really appreciated. I hope one of the survivors gets back in the air or at least ground-running; I would love to hear that sound again before I pop my clogs!

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by slogen51 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:04 pm

Really impressive to see action shots from airshows before the days of digital made it a bit easier as you now of course you can view as you shoot.

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by Dave934 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:15 pm

Wow, they are some seriously good shots !!
What a fantastic looking aircraft.
Thanks PB, really enjoyed seeing them.
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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by XWP29 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:09 pm

Well Paddy :P
As young as I am I haven’t seen a Gannet in flight as I’m sure you’ll understand :whistle: Of course If I did I hope I’d got some shots like this. Sadly I’ve only got the ground shots from Elvinton, on account of being that so much younger :P

Great stuff buddy keep digging. :clap:
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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by paddyboy » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:32 am

Hi Peeps :P

Thanks soooo much for peeking and replying :thumbs:

Makes all the digging/delving/posting worthwhile :thumb:

I'll be back with more soon ;)

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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by Petepilot » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:42 am

Hi Paddy :P 'NNN' - I hadn't realised you were a thespian :whistle: Great shots of a great frame, and with prop blur! :clap:

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Post by Seacat192 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:07 am

Very nice Paddy.

Never seen one flying though!
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Re: Nine with a nautical nuance

Post by Blue Diamond » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:14 pm

Nice set Paddy. I'll have to check my archives. Did the '88 AIr Fete but don't recall bagging the Gannet.
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