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Yesterday (July 17th)

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Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by Toplist14 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:45 am

Noted yesterday were the following (between 11.00 and 14.00):-

Typhoon FGR.4s of No.1 Squadron:-

ZK325/FK
ZK304/FM "Jedi 12"
ZK348/FN "Jedi 11" (pm)
ZJ928/FQ "Psycho 21"
ZK333/FS "Tribal 21"/"Jedi 12" (pm)

AS.365 Dauphin of No.658 Squadron:-

ZJ780 "1RM19"

Grob Tutors of ESUAS:-

G-CGKJ
G-CGKK
G-CGKP

With the imminent demise of RAF Leuchars as an active RAF airfield, it may be of interest to include here, details of my first log of aircraft at this base, 66 years ago (if only in recognition of many absorbing years of noting and observing). The log covers a week's Summer Camp, starting on July 17th, 1948. With your indulgence, here it is:-

Lancaster GR.3/ASR.3s of No.120 Squadron:-

RF309/BS-A; PB641/BS-C; RE207/BS-D; RE221/BS-F; RF302/BS-G; PB529/BS-H; SW284/BS-K [flew in both RE221 and RE207]

Spitfire PR.19s of No.541 Squadron and No.237 OCU:-

PM612/WY-C; PS885/WY-E; PM500/WY-K; PS908/BE-82; PM622/BE-83

Spitfire LF.16E of No.237 OCU:-

RW395/BE-80

Mosquito T.3s of No.237 OCU:-

VP344/LP-91; HJ982

Mosquito PR.34s of No.540 Squadron and No.237 OCU:-

RG180/DH-C; PF662/DH-T; RG285/LP-94; RG189/LP-99; RG288

Oxford T.2s of No.120 Squadron and No.237 OCU:-

V3190/BS-X; EB813/LP-75

Anson 1 of No.11 RFS:-

MG906

Anson C.19s of No.18 Group and CRE:-

TX218; VP514/V

Martinet TT.1 of the Leuchars Station Flight:-

MS849

Harvard T.2B of No.237 OCU:-

FX210

Proctor C.2s of No.18 Group and No.31 Squadron:-

LZ96/2V-B; DX238/VS-G

Tiger Moth T.2 of No.11 RFS:-

N6664/RCR-H

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Re: Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by Phil H » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:42 am

Noted 1(F) Squadron Typhoon FGR4s, ZK348:FN, ZK333:FS & ZK304:FM, returning approx 15.15 local

Nice to see your 1948 log 'Toplist14'. Excellent, very interesting. Would you consider posting some more, in the future?
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Re: Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by Bragail » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:30 am

Great log from 1948 - I second Phil H's comment - some more of the same would be greatly appreciated. Cheers,B

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Re: Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by venom » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:54 pm

very interesting iain a fanytastic log am not sure if duxfords got a flying anson but a superb log
all the best

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Re: Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by Mike » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:46 pm

That's a wonderful log of 1948, Toplist. Would love to see some of your others, my 50th anniversary of this mad hobby is celebrated on 08/08/14. :)

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Re: Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by Toplist14 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:40 pm

I can, of course, come up with further very old log notes, if that would be of interest. My reason for posting in this instance hinged on the fact that my very first notes for Leuchars resonated with the date. July 17th, In this instance, July 17th 1948!

If it doesn't clog up the system, then I will provide further logs for Leuchars in 1950 and 1951. I was a pupil at my Stalag (Boarding School) in Perthshire between 1946 and 1951, so visits were severely limited. But I'll include two separate lists before the second Typhoon squadron moves out to Lossiemouth.

Good to know that there are some other "oldies" on FC!

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Re: Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by alanp » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:04 am

Great to see the log for '48. My dad was a national serviceman engine fitter on 120 Sqn Lancs at Leuchars 1948-49 so fascinating to find out what he would have been immersed in.
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Re: Yesterday (July 17th)

Post by Mike » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:08 am

Toplist14 wrote:I can, of course, come up with further very old log notes, if that would be of interest. My reason for posting in this instance hinged on the fact that my very first notes for Leuchars resonated with the date. July 17th, In this instance, July 17th 1948!

If it doesn't clog up the system, then I will provide further logs for Leuchars in 1950 and 1951. I was a pupil at my Stalag (Boarding School) in Perthshire between 1946 and 1951, so visits were severely limited. But I'll include two separate lists before the second Typhoon squadron moves out to Lossiemouth.

Good to know that there are some other "oldies" on FC!

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Yes please, Ian - the more, the merrier. :thumb:

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