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Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

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Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by chrisward123 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:36 pm

https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation ... n-england/

3x Chinooks to operate at Woodvale from 7/9/20-11/9/20

7/9/20
13:37L - ZA710/Kukri1 ZA714/Kukri2 (Chinook HC.6A/28 Sqn) Arrive RAF Woodvale from RAF Benson. Went out on sortie from 16:01L-16:42L (Longridge Area)
14:00L - ZH895/SHF262 (Chinook HC.6A/28 Sqn) Arrive RAF Woodvale from RAF Benson
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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by ac2348 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:37 pm

The third is in, it came with ZA714 saw the pair heading over Maghull, followed by ZH985 a while later. No I.D on the second but hoping to get down there tomorrow.

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by reds1966 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:48 pm

The first two arrived as Kukri from Swynnerton Barracks in Staffordshire, both with 12 POB. ZA714 was showing on adsb but the second had an incorrect Hex and couldn't decide whether it was ZK565 or ZA710 (or something else). They were definately a pair as they went low level near Cosford but I can't read the serials from my photos.

Vortex 262 was ZH895 and called into Shawbury on the way up. Reported as 6POB.

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by sschofield » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 pm

Definitely not ZK565 for the 3rd one as that serial doesn't exist! Would be interested to find out if it's actually ZA710.

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by reds1966 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:37 pm

sschofield wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Definitely not ZK565 for the 3rd one as that serial doesn't exist! Would be interested to find out if it's actually ZA710.
Thats a good point, I never looked it up, just noted what was showing on adsb!

ZA710 is reported on other sites but I haven't seen any photos to confirm it.

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by Motley » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:16 pm

Zh895 za714 and za710 are the 3 cabs that are currently at Woodvale for the exercise

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by TB1 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:01 pm

>>>Zh895 za714 and za710

Did you read these off?

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by Motley » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:43 am

Yeah i read them off, ZA714 and ZA710 have flown all week so far with ZH895 not having moved since it arrived

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by TB1 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:14 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by chrisward123 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:15 pm

13:15L - ZA714/Kukri1 & ZA710/Kukri2 tracking east of Blackpool RTB Woodvale (13:21L)

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Post by MrBlueSky » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:25 pm

ZH900 (Vortex 446) has just done an approach at LPL so maybe joining the other three

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by chrisward123 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:28 pm

ZH900/SHF446 tracking Mersey heading north at 700ft, landing Woodvale 13:34L

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by Tarnished1 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:53 pm

chrisward123 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:28 pm
ZH900/SHF446 tracking Mersey heading north at 700ft, landing Woodvale 13:34L
ZH900 [43C5F7] 27 Sqn (not with 28 Sqn) departed Woodvale @ 1430L heading east initially. Returned to Odiham (arr 1729L), not Benson where 28 are based. So not staying for this Ex by looks of it.

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by chrisward123 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:48 am

10/09/2020
10:30L - ZA714/Kukri1 & ZH895/Kukri2 Dep to the East then route to Stoke area. Altcar 12:51L then RTB 12:56L
12:45L - ZZ396/Talon02 (Wildcat HMA2/Royal Navy) To Woodvale/Altcar. Unsure if still there?

16:04L - ZA714/Kukri1 land Woodvale after approach to Liverpool 15:50L and land Altcar 15:58L-16:02L. Routing from Stoke/Stafford area
16:10L - ZH895/Kukri2 land Woodvale after approach to Liverpool 16:01L. Routing from Stoke/Stafford area

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by chrisward123 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:54 pm

12/10/20
Not Related to Kukri Dawn but saves making another thread for Woodvale

15:45L - ZJ955/Warlock1 & ZJ956/Warlock2 (Puma HC.2/33/230 Sqn) Arrival from the SE. Dep 16:15L to NE direction

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Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Post by David Thompson » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:30 pm

chrisward123 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:54 pm
12/10/20 Not Related to Kukri Dawn but saves making another thread for Woodvale
15:45L - ZJ955/Warlock1 & ZJ956/Warlock2 (Puma HC.2/33/230 Sqn) Arrival from the SE. Dep 16:15L to NE direction
Exercise Northern Tempest 12-17 October and also based at Woodvale , details here and probably worthy of a new thread ? ;
https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation ... n-england/ .
Virtual radar showing ZJ956/WRLCK2 heading back to Woodvale passing St Helens .
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