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BBC programme "Skywatch" circa 1974

Old 23rd Oct 2016, 15:02
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I was at boarding school at Stamford. We were allowed to watch it and could hear the aircraft taking off from Wittering as we watched live.
Lived in Southorpe, about a mile to east of Wittering at the time. Remember watching various aircraft over flying the house and seeing them a few minutes later on TV. Almost remember watching a Nimrod leaving later that night, heading north.
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Old 24th Feb 2018, 15:59
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Smile BBC Skywatch 1974.

Afternoon All

I recall seeing seeing the Vulcan on tv doing the bombing run, and then saw one fly over the house near Lincoln low level about some half an hour later back to RAF Waddington. A very good programme as it's now on You Tube.

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Old 27th Dec 2019, 07:35
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For anyone keen to revisit Skywatch, it is back on YouTube:
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 13:47
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Aah, Bisto

But did I notice one error in the commentary - the Harrier the first British aircraft sold to the US since WW1 - surely not, what about the Canberra?
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 00:09
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Originally Posted by GLIDER 90 View Post
Afternoon All

I recall seeing seeing the Vulcan on tv doing the bombing run, and then saw one fly over the house near Lincoln low level about some half an hour later back to RAF Waddington. A very good programme as it's now on You Tube.

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In 1976, I did a weeks detachment at the RAE observation post (OP3) at Larkhill; the vehicles were still there not far away from our site.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 11:55
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Stirring stuff, though the quality of the recording on YouTube is pretty ropey, looks like a poor copy of a VCR.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 00:15
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Thanks for the link. It is VERY dated!! Very much the 'tally ho' era of glory. I agree that Baxter was supreme. He held the whole thing together between the pre-recorded sections, the remote feeds and what was happening outside his cabin.
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