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**Updated** Reds to Waddo

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Re: Reds to Waddo next week

Post by 100arw » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:14 am

jamesg23 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:20 pm
100arw wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:59 am

I under the belief that they will fly from waddington. Im sure that has been the plan for them.
It sure was in 2018 and planned for 2021. So I guess like all other MOD plans, it will come to fruition dead on time :-)
P.

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Re: Reds to Waddo next week

Post by Rhubarb » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:34 pm

All good stuff lads ! Having been a regular visitor to the wave I have wondered for some years just where the U.A.V. s are being allegedly controlled from on the airfield ? Perhaps from the shiny white air warfare building :S Then I put my M.O.D. chip in and think " its a nice easy obvious, perhaps too obvious a target "! So i think its in the old bomb store area where the practice attack buildings are, somewhere inside or underneath. :roll: I don't expect an answer from on-site. But would you put it on full view ?
I assume our two Elint raf kc135's are still based at Wado ? Not seen these for some time but Covid has stopped my wanderings since March and i'm desperate for a fast jet fix :'(
"A Rhubarb" is a sortie of opportunity !

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Re: Reds to Waddo next week

Post by Agent K » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:41 pm

Rhubarb wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:34 pm
All good stuff lads ! Having been a regular visitor to the wave I have wondered for some years just where the U.A.V. s are being allegedly controlled from on the airfield ? Perhaps from the shiny white air warfare building :S Then I put my M.O.D. chip in and think " its a nice easy obvious, perhaps too obvious a target "! So i think its in the old bomb store area where the practice attack buildings are, somewhere inside or underneath. :roll: I don't expect an answer from on-site. But would you put it on full view ?
I assume our two Elint raf kc135's are still based at Wado ? Not seen these for some time but Covid has stopped my wanderings since March and i'm desperate for a fast jet fix :'(
I think you’ll find there are actually 3 RC135’s in service and as for the UAV ops would they not be in standard shipping containers like they are in Creech (or were in the early days)?

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Re: Reds to Waddo next week

Post by reaper493 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:05 pm

The drones are controlled from 4 hangar. There's a video on Facebook/YouTube of the containers.

665 is in America for upgrades, 664 has been operating recently and 666 has been hangared since mid September.

Edit - it's in BBC news.

BBC News - Inside Britain's military drone base at RAF Waddington
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25425711

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Re: Reds to Waddo

Post by reaper493 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:53 pm

Reds should be arriving tomorrow, staying for a month.

Support was seen arriving by road on Friday.

With thanks to the wave page.

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by baz1 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:53 pm

Reds up now not sure how many!

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by baz1 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:07 pm

inbound Waddo RNWY 20 in 5 Mike

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by reaper493 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:17 pm

7 Reds landed 15:13

1-5/8+9.

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by reaper493 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:24 pm

They have parked on Alpha (E3 Dispersal)

Unsure if any more jets are joining them at any point.

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by reaper493 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:27 am

Reds prepping for departure 09:25

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by reaper493 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:10 am

Red 8 in bound just now, will make 8 jets on the ground.

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by reaper493 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:54 pm

Red 9 inbound, believe he departed from Scampton just as the last Reds practice slot was getting airborne, 9 jets on the ground potentially now

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by Widget 01 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:36 pm

The 7 that flew today were reported as;

XX232
XX245
XX278
XX311
XX319
XX322
XX323

There are also 2 more present totalling 9.

Regards
Ben

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Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

Post by reaper493 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:07 pm

311 was Red 8 that arrived on his own after the 1st sortie, so it will have been a different one in the first sortie.

One of them does not have a smoke pod fitted, Red 1 has been using that jet up until at least the first sortie this morning.

Cheers for the info.

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