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city42
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March

Post by city42 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:32 am

Hi every one is there any more news on a deployment in March
Thanks

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Re: March

Post by Spitfire88 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:22 pm

Still happening from what I hear.

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Re: March

Post by Jodelflyer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:43 pm

Not that I am in "the know" at all, but a deployment in March has not been mentioned anywhere or have I missed something. If true any dates and rough rumours on what is coming?

thanks,

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Re: March

Post by Spitfire88 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:32 pm

Been spoken about for a while away from FC , no idea as to whether it's buffs or bones but it seems likely given the sources the info has come from, the base commander mentioned recently in an interview for one of our local magazine that "2019 would be a busy year for deployments"

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Re: March

Post by herc15 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:35 pm

Spitfire88 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Been spoken about for a while away from FC , no idea as to whether it's buffs or bones but it seems likely given the sources the info has come from, the base commander mentioned recently in an interview for one of our local magazine that "2019 would be a busy year for deployments"
that's what they said last year though :unsure:

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Re: March

Post by Scudpilot » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:23 pm

Bearing in mind the few locations worldwide (as far as I know) that are setup to handle B2 ops, I am surprised, and a little sad, it's sent here so rarely to train.
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Re: March

Post by James Cutting » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:43 pm

Slightly off topic, but anyone know if the BALTOPS dates are out, I think it might be the same as last year?
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Re: March

Post by johnwayne » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:15 pm

James Cutting wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:43 pm
Slightly off topic, but anyone know if the BALTOPS dates are out, I think it might be the same as last year?
3 - 21 JUNE I believe James.

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Re: March

Post by James Cutting » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:18 pm

Thanks mate!!
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Re: March

Post by MRTT » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:10 pm

https://twitter.com/RAFFFDSpotters/stat ... 9533102080

I'd hazard a guess and say this'll relate to the upcoming deployment.

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Re: March

Post by BOLLO » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:45 pm

Or RCH 1815 the US Embassy flt in and out ?
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Re: March

Post by rh226 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:43 pm

The Embassy flight went across the UK this morning. It normally stops in Fairford on its way into Europe and not on its way back home.
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Re: March

Post by STARIL » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:55 pm

I thought there was a recent NOTAM saying there was WIP and fuel restrictions until April?

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Re: March

Post by bizfreeq » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:25 pm

There was but it's been taken down now. So it either expired or it's no longer the situation
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Re: March

Post by graham luxton » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:55 am

There have been 6 times when the Embassy flight for Fairford has gone to Ramstein first. On 5 of those occasions its called in on its way back home so if 00215 does show up It'll be on its 3rd visit to the base.

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Re: March

Post by Pune » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:23 am

From another forum, apparently personnel arriving this week, please don't shoot the messenger.
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Re: March

Post by Spitfire88 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:45 pm

Yes, the base is already under exercise and this exercise is leading to a larger deployment in March.

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Re: March

Post by stealth1234 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:14 pm

Pune wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:23 am
From another forum, apparently personnel arriving this week, please don't shoot the messenger.
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Hi what forum please?
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Re: March

Post by SamP » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:43 pm

The social media kind, I'd imagine.

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Re: March

Post by Pune » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:54 pm

SamP wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:43 pm
The social media kind, I'd imagine.
Correct SamP, FB Fairford page.. :thumb:
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