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Old 19th Apr 2004, 21:44
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HM's birthday flypasts

Heading towards Buckingham Palace:

1975

1976

1980


Are there records kept of this type of flypast?
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 11:09
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Product of a rainy afternoon in the CAF PR office at Halifax some years ago. They let me rummage their old pic files for an hour. I guess that this was probably taken at RCAF Greenwood. More to follow if anyone is interested?

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Old 21st Apr 2004, 12:11
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 13:40
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IIRC this outfit with the swordfish/marlin badge was based at Greenwood, do not know where the Neptune and Canso seen below were from as there is nothing on the prints to indicate this, ditto the Lanc line up, but possibly Greenwood. As for that clattery Piasecki thing...

Will scan some more later. Good fun this innit?







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Old 21st Apr 2004, 15:49
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Please post your pictures in the VULCAN thread on the Military Forum - with exactly the same questions - or a few more and I would be prepared to guarantee that you will be given the names of the Captains on the Vulcans and the Jags and a lot of other information you didn't think of.

ONLY in the Vulcan thread please.

Great pictures by the way.
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 17:00
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Roghead, not sure but think there may be a return or a space between the JP and the G... copied your link and the G didn't... as it were...



BRL, if you are reading this, gainesy's last pic is a Piasceki HUP Retriever... lovely little helicopter!
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Old 22nd Apr 2004, 10:06
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Banshee over (I think) Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Anyone know what the tubes on this Clunk's wingtips are?



And the ubiquitous...

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Old 22nd Apr 2004, 13:29
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A couple of pictures I got from my uncle who worked at Supermarine in Southampton, eastleigh, Hursley park and Chilbolton.

The first is of the seventh production Spitfire K9793 at Eastleigh in 1938 before joining 19 Squadron at Duxford. Destroyed 11/9/40 in combat with Ju88 while serving with 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill (pilot Sgt S Duszynski ? listed as missing).

The second was taken at Chilbolton just after the war when they were working on the Belgian Air Force contract.

A Belgian Air Force Mark XIV Spitfire hand-over ceremony. My uncle, Bill "Tommy" Tucker is centre right in overcoat, and had signed the aircraft off for flight.

The Belgian Air Force officer on his right served in the RAF during the war (F/O Van de Wale, B Flight, 349 (Belgian) Squadron). The aircraft is possibly SG108 (IQ-V), which served with the Fighter School at Koksijde in a silver and yellow scheme.

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Old 22nd Apr 2004, 15:55
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I will see what we can do. Flying Lawyer did a good one and I will ask to do that.
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Old 23rd Apr 2004, 14:35
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A very weary looking old lady




Anybody know the story behind the non-standard fin marking (different flag)?



And anybody know the Canadian designation/name for this?

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Old 23rd Apr 2004, 14:50
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Grumman SA-16...

Not sure about that flag - Was it operated in Europe, or a British protectorate somewhere?
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Old 23rd Apr 2004, 15:00
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I wondered if the Canucks had another name for it, they have a tendency to re-name stuff.

Thought it might be a Dominion flag, but my Boy's book of flags has gone astray. And the other a/c all wear the Maple Leaf. It's fairly indistinct on the original, even through a shufti-scope.

Don't know where the a/c was operated, but it looks brand new in the pic

Ed to add: Sorry Canucks, just consulted a flag nutter's site and found that Dominion & Maple Leaf is the same thing (I think; flag language is weird). However it could possibly be the flag of Ontario Province.

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Old 23rd Apr 2004, 15:32
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Gainesy,

References I've just skimmed through suggest still the Albatross.

Neptune does look nice and new doesn't it?

Flag seems to have been fairly universal at some stage:

...pics

Super pics on this thread by the way...
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Anybody know the story behind the non-standard fin marking (different flag)?
Gainsey, it's the old Canadian flag, which was a Red Ensign with the Canadian Coat of Arms. This flag was replaced by the Maple Leaf flag in 1965. Some older Canucks still think this was a retrograde move, but I like the very distinctive Maple Leaf. We don't get confused any more with
a British protectorate somewhere
like Bermuda or the Cayman Islands

For a good picture and all you ever wanted to know about Canadian flags, see this Canadian Heritage site

And I've just noticed that you can see the old Canadian flag on MOTF's photo of the Old Warden Chipmunk on page 1 of this thread, which raises a question I've been wondering about. Why is a British T10 painted in Canadian colours? All the RCAF ones had bubble canopies and no undercarriage fairings and look quite different from the T10.

And finally, while seaching for a picture of an RCAF aircraft with a clear example of the flag (before I noticed MOTF's picture), I stumbled on the following picture, which, speaking as an occasional floatplane pilot, I think is the best example of formation flying I have ever seen:

Three RCAF Albatrosses in formation
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Old 27th Apr 2004, 09:07
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Many thanks, another little mystery solved. That Albatross pic is an absolute cracker BTW.
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Old 27th Apr 2004, 10:37
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Well folks, what do you think this is.?

It's my first try at posting!



It works now.
You had url in the boxes. For images to show it must be img.

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Old 27th Apr 2004, 12:02
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Off the top of me head... BA Eagle?
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Old 27th Apr 2004, 13:50
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HMS Ark Royal late 60s / early 70s

I've some (I think) publicity shots of HMS Ark Royal, taken in 1974 , all black and white 8 by 10's. From the initial picture it would appear 809, 824, 849 and 892 squadrons are in residence. Can anyone here direct me to a web site who would want these pictures uploaded?
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Old 27th Apr 2004, 13:59
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Why not post them here ??

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthr...hreadid=123136
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Some publicity shots of HMS Ark Royal - taken in 1974












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