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D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes

Post by Thunder » Wed May 08, 2019 10:59 pm

Posted within the Marine Monitoring section are links showing the two fabulous F16’s, one each from Belgium and Norway painted up to commemorate the 75th D-Day landings. All I can say is Wow!! :Wow:

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by Unknown74 » Thu May 09, 2019 2:26 am

As I've posted elsewhere, If memory serves correctly did the RAF not dress a Typhoon in D-Day Stripe Markings back in 2014? For the display team or something, bit of a shame they couldn't have kept it on until now or revive it?

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by Gary » Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 am

I'd expect BAF 349 Sqn might also get a special, they took part on D Day. They squadron has just unveiled the first of their commemorative patches too

Had a lecture with SERCO from Marham in February. They produce the decal for most the RAF special tails. At that point no plans for any D Day jets

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by GVLCN » Thu May 09, 2019 5:43 am

Absolute joke if we don’t have any jets painted up to mark the anniversary, saying that we celebrated 100 year anniversary with a few stickers 😄

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by The Phantom » Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 am

Who knows - maybe the RAF will surprise us all and reveal a beautifully painted Typhoon.....
Or at least they might nip back down to Halfords and get a few more stickers to put on anyway!

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by Thunder » Thu May 09, 2019 6:31 am

Unknown74 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:26 am
As I've posted elsewhere, If memory serves correctly did the RAF not dress a Typhoon in D-Day Stripe Markings back in 2014? For the display team or something, bit of a shame they couldn't have kept it on until now or revive it?
They did indeed for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, but in all fairness though you couldn’t expect them to keep the scheme for 5yrs until now.

It’s going to be extremely embarrassing for the RAF and the UK if we don’t do anything, especially after seeing the two F-16’s, the three Lakenheath jets and if rumours are true of USAF F-16’s joining the party as well.

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by roughcutter » Fri May 10, 2019 7:45 pm

GVLCN wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:43 am
Absolute joke if we don’t have any jets painted up to mark the anniversary, saying that we celebrated 100 year anniversary with a few stickers 😄
Somehow I very much doubt it (I'm sorry to say) :@
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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by reaper493 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:25 pm

I think I've seen Ramstein have done a C130 and Mildenhall have definitely done a KC135 as well. The RAF really need to hurry up if they are going to do anything. Maybe the BBMF Dakota and one of ths Spitfires is all we will get.

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by Kurnass » Sun May 12, 2019 5:49 pm

No they can’t.

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Mon May 13, 2019 12:21 am

And how do you know? You know something the rest of us don't?

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Re: Belgian and Norwegian D-Day F16’s

Post by roughcutter » Mon May 13, 2019 7:31 am

The Phantom wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 am
Who knows - maybe the RAF will surprise us all and reveal a beautifully painted Typhoon.....
Or at least they might nip back down to Halfords and get a few more stickers to put on anyway!
Somehow I very much doubt it, I'm sorry to say :(
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Re: D Day 75th anniversary Schemes

Post by Gary » Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm

Thread tidied up, name also changed so, we can post all the D Day schemes in one thread

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Re: D Day 75th anniversary Schemes

Post by Gary » Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm

Belgian C-130 also marked up

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The origin of Belgian Air Force 15th Wing Air Transport - Belgian Air Force lies with the Royal Air Force (UK).
In October 1944, more than 40 Belgian pilots were stationed at Crosby-on-Eden (Welford) where they were retrained on DC-3 Dakota. After their training period, they were re-assigned to the 187 and 525 Squadrons at Membury to gradually replace the British crews. At the end of 1944, the 525 Squadron consisted exclusively of Belgian crews. In April 1946 the 525 squadron moved to Belgium at Evere Airfield. The same year the "Belgian Flight of Metropolitan Communication Squadron" from Hendon was also stationed at Evere.
These two units merged together and were renamed the 169 Wing with two squadrons. The 366 Sqn, equipped with five DC-3 Dakotas and the 367 Sqn, equipped with nine Avro Anson, six Airspeed Oxford, four DeHavilland Dominie and three Percival Proctor.
On February 1, 1948, the 169 Wing is renamed 15 Vervoers- en Verbindingswing. The 366 and 367 squadrons become the 20 and 21 Squadron respectively. Their emblem is a Sioux Indian, on a blue or red background. "Tenacity" (steadfastness) becomes the slogan.
In honor of this ‘Belgian’ RAF 525 Sqn, the 15th Wing’s Paint Shop re-painted one of their C-130 Hercules tactical transport planes. This special livery consists of the highly visible ‘Invasion stripes’ which are a tribute to all the allied transport crews who gave all they got during Operation Overlord and further on during the invasion of Europe.
Source: Dakotamuseum Foto: 1SM Serge Bailleul

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Re: D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes

Post by Tooks » Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 am

The RAF already have a fitting tribute to WWII and that’s the BBMF.

Maybe we don’t appreciate it as much as we should but it’s a magnificent setup and the Dakota and other aircraft will be playing a full part in the 75th anniversary I’m sure.

I think it would be quite sad if all the RAF did was put a few stripes on a Typhoon to be honest.

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Re: D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes

Post by plmc135 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:25 am

And the Dakota already sports D-Day stripes so no need for anything else it is a more fitting tribute than putting them on a Typhoon.

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Re: D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes

Post by C24 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:46 am

Some snaps here

viewtopic.php?f=287&t=96810

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Re: D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes

Post by Gary » Mon May 20, 2019 2:26 pm

349(F) Sqn D Day jet has been unveiled https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxr52ZFB3oo ... eegy6toy9x

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Re: D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes

Post by Sparts99 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:46 am

Here's an idea, shame it's too late and will never happen.

viewtopic.php?f=112&t=176010&p=1087560#p1087560
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