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JO at Alconbury 1982

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Gruncle 01
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JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by Gruncle 01 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:27 pm

Found these few slides which I have scanned of the Salty Bee deployment to Alconbury taken in June 1982. Unfortunately I only have these 5 pictures of the 18 RF4C that came over. Hope you like them.
ImageRF4C 690363/JO 363TFW Alconbury 20/6/1982 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageRF4C 660389/JO 363TFW Alconbury 20/6/1982 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageRF4C 670463/JO 363TFW Alconbury 20/6/1982 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageRF4C 641009/JO 363TFW Alconbury 20/6/1982 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageRF4C 660473/JO 363TFW Alconbury 20/6/1982 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

MR TERRY GREEN
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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:47 pm

Phantoms,whats not to like.

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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by tm74sqn » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:52 pm

Great photos - thanks for posting them. In first photo it is interesting to see an RF-4C wearing "363 TFW" fin inscription. Presumably ex 363 TRW.

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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by luxto » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:51 pm

Ah, the memories, great reminders of a superb base - thanks. I was also down that lane, with my trusty cine camera, when they all departed back to Shaw on the 23rd of June. Unfortunately there was no sun but the howl of those engines as they taxied out was terrific.

luxto
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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by luxto » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 pm

tm74sqn wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Great photos - thanks for posting them. In first photo it is interesting to see an RF-4C wearing "363 TFW" fin inscription. Presumably ex 363 TRW.
Good point. It was the 363rd TRW but was re-designated a TFW in late '81 in preparation to become mainly an F-16 wing in 1982

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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by F3 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:44 pm

Military aviation history gold from an age when Tooms ruled the skies.

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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by paddyboy » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:02 am

Hi Michael :P

As Terry says, what’s not to like, they’re shots of ol’ dubly ugly :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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The Phantom
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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by The Phantom » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:19 am

Superb images of a great plane and a great base :thumbs:

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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by 3Greens » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:31 am

Great shots Michael :thumbs:
That lane gave great access and views .. and there always seemed to be something visiting.
Didnt make it down for these 'JO' s as we had 12 x Illinois ANG F4Ds at same time into Finningley on 'Coronet Brave'
Thanks for posting
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Ross Forsyth
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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by Ross Forsyth » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:40 am

Love these kind of shots and thanks for posting them

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Re: JO at Alconbury 1982

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:38 am

What a great spot at Alconbury that was with the little fence and almost a guarantee of something being parked there, you just never knew what you were going to get. Great days indeed.
Cheers.

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