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Tony gets his flypast!

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by johnwayne » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:56 am

Great flypast , fitting tribute , F15 'missing man' climbing out of formation superb , Typhoons a bit early overtaking KC135 (or was he a bit slow . Superb at all levels.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by von_trippenhopf » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:21 am

What a brilliant turn out. :thumbs: Lest we forget.
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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by baz1 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:27 am

a great start to the day then a flypast at Madingley as three of the Airman are buried there

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by luke28 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:30 am

Its been a superbly emotional week, the RAF and USAF have done themselves proud.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Richard B » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:35 am

Great turnout, not a dry eye in the house.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Alfie » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:42 am

Really nice piece of television this morning. A big thank you must go out to everybody that made it happen.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by reaper493 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:44 am

That was incredible.

To be there will all those people (reported to be 10,000) on a sunny morning in Sheffield is a sight and sound I will never forget.

That missing man as well, wow, will have woken up half of Sheffield. I'll get some photos up later.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Stroudy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:02 am

Great event and coverage. Makes you feel positive amongst a world full of negative right now.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by andrewn » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:16 am

it was very fitting and Tony was suitably impressed and obviously very touched. Also, it will have done loads more in terms of positive publicity for the RAF and USAF than a million tweets or FB posts!

EDIT: And the Beeb did us proud as well!

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by colevans » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:15 pm

Tony needs to be honoured for this...What a top man....Dan Walker as well...

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:32 pm

Tony who is the sort of person who deserves an OBE. Not ponces like Andy Murray. Nobody should get an honour for something that has made them rich, but this is exactly what they should be used for!

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by paul langshaw » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:47 pm

A fantastic day for Tony, he deserves the recognition, and of course he deserves an OBE. Thanks go to the RAF, USAF and everybody involved in making this happen, Especially Dan Walker at the BBC, thanks Dan.
I hope Tony has a nice rest of the day. I wonder if he went round collecting those £10-00 ?.

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Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:09 pm

Well done to everybody concerned.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Punkrunner62 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:16 pm

What a fine Man, he thoroughly deserved the Flypast, what a fitting tribute to the 10 and all who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can lead the lives we have today. Thanks to the RAF, USAF and BBC for giving it the publicity it deserved.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Seahawk 11 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:26 pm

What a great day, a huge big respect to Tony and a very big well done to Dan walker as well, great bit of television by the BBC as well.


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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Nnthusiast » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:17 pm

Ok, just back.

Felt the flypast by the Americans was fantastic, and the lump i got in my throat at that wonderfully evocative F-15 pull up for the 'missing man' was heart rendingly fitting.
interesting formation undertake by the typhoons, and got a slight topside from the herc and osprey as they banked away.

Having names on each 15 was a great touch, and they were visible through the 300 prime lens i had up front.

Truly and rightly an American show, and very well done too. Guys and Galls of the USAF, if your reading this, you did Tony and your fallen comrades proud, and you can puff out your chests a little further this weekend at a job very well done indeed.


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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by herc15 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:15 pm

the video on bbc news made me feel somewhat emotional, a fitting tribute I think.

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Vulcan74 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:03 pm

A well deserved tribute to the American B-17 crew & Tony for his work in looking after the memorial. Does anyone know what the serial numbers and callsign of the F-15 formation was?

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by Mike » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:10 pm

Photos of the aircraft involved are here :- https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/ ... 6&t=172793
Serials and callsign are in this thread :- https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/ ... 8&t=172775

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Re: Tony gets his flypast!

Post by d555 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:21 pm

What a wonderful tribute.
If anybody has any doubts about our 'special' friendship with the USA, then look no further.
Well done to all involved and especially Tony.Top man.9

Also, this is quite a contrast to the shameful event at Kleine Brogel earlier in the week. I hope those young ladies see this and feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves, though I somehow doubt it.

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