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Lossiemouth 1977-79

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Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by daggerfan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:03 pm

Hello All. Some pics from Lossiemouth in the late 1970s. There were no dates on the slide mounts but I was able to narrow some of them down by referring to my only surviving notebook from that time.

Image088_A-7D_x2_EL_5502_FP1 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image090_C-140A_24201_5509_FP2 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image091_CT-39A_0-10679_5434_TS2 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image094_F-104G_FX51_5437_FP1 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image095_Fiat G91R_30+70_5517_TP2 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image096_NC-130B_N929NA_5466_FP1 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image098_OV-10A_83816_5518_TS1 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image099_S-2E_N12-153598_841_5538_FP2 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image100_Transall_51+07_5441_TP2 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image104_S-3A_160144_AA700_5500_TP1 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image106_Buccaneer S2_XV965_R022_5558_FP2 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

Image110_Gannet AEW3_XL500_5560_FP2 by Nikn Mann, on Flickr

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:39 pm

Absolutely tremendous Terry, keep them coming, can't get enough of this.
Cheers.

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:14 pm

Thanks again for excellent nostalgia fix Terry. Remember the OV-10 Bronco's staging through.
Always liked the Buccaneers of 809 NAS.
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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by raptor9 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:13 pm

Viewing threads like these makes some of us realise that having seen all these old aircraft flying reminds me of one of the few pleasures of being old. Many thanks. John [78yrs]. Thankyou. :)

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by Petepilot » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:17 pm

Now that's what I'm talking about! What a selection, many thanks for sharing (and more please!). :clap: Has to be the OV10s passing Heyford swingers for me. :Wow:

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by daggerfan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:40 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments guys.

Happy memories but maybe a wee bit hazy, due to using Kodak Ektachrome 200 at the time. Fortunately a short time!

I always liked the Bronco. I remember seeing some of the German ones staging through on delivery, most in green primer. Alas, no pics of them. I have pics of USMC ones going into Kinloss back in the 90s. Must look them out sometime.

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by f106dart » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:33 pm

Love them all but the EL A-7s do it for me especially with the wrap around camo. The rest aren't bad either. Keep up the great work.

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by paddyboy » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:58 am

Proper WR&N shots there :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by Thunder » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:13 am

Great stuff, certainly the best days of this hobby,

Out of interest is that a line of A-7’s parked up on ‘B’Hard, behind the OV-10?

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by daggerfan » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:14 am

Well spotted! They are indeed 23TFW A-7s.

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Post by Jabba » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 am

Great post again TC. There's a couple of notable things there I missed. The NASA Herk being one and I never even knew there had been a RAN Tracker at Lossie. Must've been summer 1976 since that was year IAT at Greenham Common had all the Australian Navy stuff off HMAS Melbourne.

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by F3 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:44 am

All good, esp the Navy Brick (built to last in Yorkshire).

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by LM47 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:03 am

Another excellent trip down memory lane Terry.
The Bronco arrived with 14652 on 08/10/77 so your pic was probably taken on the 9th on departure.
The VC-140 was on the 7th.
I remember the dose of Germany Buccaneers and Jaguars for that fighter meet. Funny thing memory. I was convinced there were a couple of 'HL' F-16s there but obviously that was at a later meet.

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by Seahawk 11 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:27 pm

Just awesome, great set of photos there,

Rob

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by Mike » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:10 pm

daggerfan wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:14 am
Well spotted! They are indeed 23TFW A-7s.
I was there on 06/10/77 and all 10 23 TFW A-7s were parked next to the tower and the tops of 3(?) of their tails can be seen behind the OV-10, the 6 x UH F1-11Es were parked were VASS is now and the 12 x 12 & 208 sqn Buccs from Honington were parked over on the 226 OCU apron.

Wonderful shots and thanks for posting them, LM47. :thumb:

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by iainpeden » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:25 pm

Jabba wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 am
Great post again TC. There's a couple of notable things there I missed. The NASA Herk being one and I never even knew there had been a RAN Tracker at Lossie. Must've been summer 1976 since that was year IAT at Greenham Common had all the Australian Navy stuff off HMAS Melbourne.
Summer ‘77 I think. It was the Queen’s silver jubilee and a tiger meet at Greenham.

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by Petepilot » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:07 pm

Petepilot wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Now that's what I'm talking about! What a selection, many thanks for sharing (and more please!). :clap: Has to be the OV10s passing Heyford swingers for me. :Wow:
Correction....Has to be the OV10 passing the Heyford swingers AND the 23rd TFW A7s! :Wow:

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by GraemeDavis1872 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:07 pm

Amazing photos thanks for sharing them.

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Re: Lossiemouth 1977-79

Post by SW Sky Blue » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:22 am

Fabulous set :clap:

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