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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 17:35
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Another Pot Boiler

Vulcan OCU RAF Waddington
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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 18:35
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I'll go for Abingdon
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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 22:20
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Not Cranwell, Waddington or Abingdon.
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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 22:53
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Church Fenton?

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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 22:54
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Leuchars, though its already been shown...
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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 23:37
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No and No.

Clues: the date of the first photo. The 2nd photo.
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 12:14
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Late eighties, could be our friend XH558 at Farnborough?
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 12:40
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On reflection........... Finningley, now Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster.

There were Vulcans based there and keeping us awake when I visited as an ATC Cadet for a weeks camp, so many years ago.

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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 12:51
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 15:42
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North south runway with Bulldogs = Benson
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 15:59
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North south runway with Bulldogs = Benson

....or Colerne.....
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 17:05
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Corsairoz has it.

The Vulcan pic was taken during the airshow in the late 80s before it was retired from service and the Bulldog photo was taken in 1989 when the runway was being resurfaced.

The ATC vehicle was typical of Training Command airfields.
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 22:51
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I remember 3 Vulcans taking off in quick succession while I was at Finningley I think in the Easter of 1969.....I can still EXACTLY remember that sound......and I also rememebr the Vulcan ALMOST getting it very wrong on a low swoop over the car park into Greenham Common IAT.

I need a few hours to hunt tomorrow morning.

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Old 24th Jan 2009, 12:24
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the ATC memories triggered my idea for Finningley. Here is the picture:

Easter 1969:



BUT.......and following the ATC theme...Where did I go the following year? ? ?

Easter 1970



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Old 24th Jan 2009, 12:30
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Grimsby International, Binbrook.
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Old 24th Jan 2009, 12:41
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Not Binbrook.
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Old 24th Jan 2009, 13:01
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Wattisham then.
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Old 24th Jan 2009, 13:23
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Not Wattisham. And it was not a visiting Aircraft either, so no tricks.
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Old 24th Jan 2009, 13:37
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RAF Middleton St George
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Not Middleton St George.

There was a whole line of them on the apron too...it was not a single aircraft....
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