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Old 1st Jun 2009, 13:32
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Valley

Sorry to intrude on the Military forum...if this is posted in the wrong spot, feel free to move it accordingly...

I've got 2 small kids who have an encouraging fascination for all things that fly and seeing as I've got a caravan in N Wales, I'd love to take them to Valley to see some military action. Where's the best place to get a view of take-off/landings? As a former inhabitant of deepest darkest N Norfolk, I've got pleasant memories of being taken by my Dad (ex-RAF) to watch the planes at Coltishall/Marham etc and of visiting Mildenhall Airshow - I'd love to give the same oppportunities to a couple of plane mad kids...

Thanks!
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 13:40
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Why not send a request to the station public relations officer and see if you can get a closer look, ie a station visit? Valley has a public beach on pretty much 3 sides of it so thats usually a good place for a bit of spotting.
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 13:41
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Google is your friend:

XPlanes - RAF Valley

BBC - North West Wales Holyhead - RAF Valley
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 13:45
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 13:58
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I am considering an email to social services, taking your kids to Anglesey, what sort of parent does that
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 14:31
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The caravan site at Rhosneigr is offset about 100 yards from the approach to and is a couple of hundred yards from the end of 32 at Valley. (I remember it well. Our son booked us into a B&B the other side of the road once).
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 19:01
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if thats your bag there is a little car park right next to the hunter gate guard at valley, next to the taxiiway and threshold for 19
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 11:01
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Thanks everyone for the advice - much appreciated!
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 15:15
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if thats your bag there is a little car park right next to the hunter gate guard at valley, next to the taxiiway and threshold for 19
When I did a Hawk refresher course at Valley in 1979, some enterprising students on one of the courses bought up most of the stock of squadron prints, zaps, badges etc. Which somewhat mystified the QFIs - until said students were spotted posing in flying suits by said car park whilst doing a lively trade in flogging the stock to the grockles at a considerable mark up.

An enterprise worthy of the legendary 'lad' Milo Wildpig!
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 15:27
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Is it just me or does that photo in the RAF Valley contact us website look like something out of a porn video?
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 15:31
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Photo taken from afore-mentioned car park

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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 15:50
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Is it just me or does that photo in the RAF Valley contact us website look like something out of a porn video
Dunno - the link is broken:

Welcome to the Royal Air Force

The page you requested has not loaded correctly.
But then again, isn't almost everything else in the RAF these days.....
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 16:25
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The link works fine. Nice looking lady or is that me about to be ostracised again for being 'sexist' about nice looking ladies!

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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 16:38
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You're too old to be sexist about anything!! Happy birthday.

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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 22:35
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The Golfers Solution

If you play golf, play round Rhosneigr Golf Club. You would have cheap caddies.
If not nip in for tea and biscuits, the planes will cause you to duck as they fly over the patio area
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 08:44
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Beags, that must have been about the same time the 2 lads from Supply Sqn were charging tourists for parking there at lunch time. Made a few bob on it as I recall.
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 10:45
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Is it just me or does that photo in the RAF Valley contact us website look like something out of a porn video?

Saudipc-9 - Perhaps we don't all have your experience!

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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 19:18
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It's either my experience or just that I have a dirty mind
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Its Kenny Craig's sister - look into my eyes, not round my eyes.
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 17:19
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If you can all tear yourselves away from looking at the lady in the picture, and look at the bigger picture.

It is abviously a picture of somebody looking at a radar screen, so why do we not see the letters and numbers back-to-front? Since we can read them, they must be back-to-front on her radar screen.

Or maybe it's really like that, and that's why she looks confused.

I'll get my coat.
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