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ZA718 BN

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:14 am

Hi all,

Can someone advise if ZA718 (BN), the sole survivor from the Atlantic Conveyor is still in active service and if so, has she been seen recently?

Many thanks in advance

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by cfett75 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:24 am

from two quick searches...

UK Serials shows her as active currently, having been upgraded to HC4 standard in late 2011/early 2012.

The RAF Odiham foram shows her reported multiple times in March 2016 but nothing later.

Hope this is of some help, suspect you're going to need an Odiham local to properly answer this!

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by TB1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:38 am

With thanks to Graeme's UK 2019 Review in January's M.A.R. it would seem that Fleetlands is a good bet.

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by Sparts99 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm

I thought it had been earmarked for preservation?
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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by colt99 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:04 pm

Sparts99 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm
I thought it had been earmarked for preservation?
My understanding is, yes for preservation, but when the RAF have finnished with her, so could be a while yet :D to go to RAF museum when she does retire.

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:22 pm

Charmed helo for sure, what do they do with them at Fleetlands? never mind, I googled!
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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:10 pm

colt99 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Sparts99 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm
I thought it had been earmarked for preservation?
My understanding is, yes for preservation, but when the RAF have finnished with her, so could be a while yet :D to go to RAF museum when she does retire.
So there is a chance to see her in service once the maintenance is completed?
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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by Vulcanone » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm

Presume its undergoing conversion to HC.6 standard.

Bit like triggers broom, no retirement in sight yet.

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by colt99 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:56 pm

Mark wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:10 pm
colt99 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Sparts99 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm
I thought it had been earmarked for preservation?
My understanding is, yes for preservation, but when the RAF have finnished with her, so could be a while yet :D to go to RAF museum when she does retire.
So there is a chance to see her in service once the maintenance is completed?
Yeah should be. Don't think Fleetlands do any sort of RTP, might be wrong though.

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by noelb1-b » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:35 pm

I was on HMS Plymouth and had the pleasure , of watching this grand old lady. What a sound in the San Carlos waters

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by tommc » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:34 am

Vulcanone wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Presume its undergoing conversion to HC.6 standard.

Bit like triggers broom, no retirement in sight yet.
It is still an HC4. (The upgrade actually takes it to HC6A standard).

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Re: ZA718 BN

Post by Mark » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:04 pm

She really needs zapping with an ACL logo!!
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