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Old 5th May 2010, 20:11
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Pretty much anything and everything on posting images to PPRuNe can be found here. Image sizes can now be max of 850px (width or height). Hope that helps - look forward to seeing your pics.
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Has anyone got any pic's of the scout in Bessbrook?
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Right lads this is not working if you got facebook look me up malcolm Stanford and request me as friend and then i will invite you to join the Rockwood group

sorry lads

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Any pics of the Sea Kings out there (846 NAS) from the early 90s?

Great memories here.
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Sioux, Puma and Scout in south Armagh

A couple of links. The first

YouTube - Explosion on the loco

dates from 15th August 1973 and records an ‘incident’ at Meigh Crossing, nw of what eventually became R21, while

Brigadiers Visit Bessbrook

is a 1975 1 Bn Royal Green Jackets Henshaw Collection set of a Brigadier’s Scout at Bessbrook.
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Old 17th Jun 2010, 06:28
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On mals links; replace the final "s" with an "n" to get photos rather then tiny thumbnails.
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Puma Crash

Thanks for posting the images Mal and thanks for the enlargement tip, Tiger Mate. Great shots mate. We had a similar crash at the OP above FKL, in 85 I think, where a Wessex caught a radio mast guywire and went over on it's side. The loadie perished unfortunately and several others on board seriously injured. - Very sad indeed
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Old 20th Jun 2010, 08:05
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The Shinners were whinging as usual I recall:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...nd/1877462.stm

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One For The Webfeet.

Having covered both Crabair and TWA, just to re-light the thread here’s an 846 Jungly on a quarry lift from Drumadd. ZF121’VJ’ with Lt K******, Lt C********, PO N***, PO G** and RIR Dispatcher Cpl G***** C******. 4th June 1997.


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72 Squadron

Some absolutely marvellous reminiscences on here, lots of which I remember and some of which I took part in, for example I know exactly what was written on the hangar roof! Anyhow there are a few more (300 +) photos on the 72 Sqn Facebook page plus more stories. Mainly from an engineering standpoint and from the early 80's. Worth a look.
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A Suitably Seasonal Scene.

Couldn’t let the snow depart without one last try at re-lighting the thread – and have just discovered it’s been re-lit; thank you 72forever. Any chance of you posting a story or two please? TWA at R850 again, with a 72 Sqn cab to keep the Crabs happy! Almost ten years between the two shots as ZA774 departs spot 10 on 30th December 2000 with XR506’V’ on spot 5.


The thaw arrived on Sunday, but up til then this was the view from the same position on 5th December past.



In any other part of the world it would just be an anonymous, snow-covered field. Note the Phamous shadow on right!

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What happened to the Wessex's after they where retired ?
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 23:07
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Many were sold to Uruguay and I believe are still being operated.
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Well I'm pleased to see that some of the old ladies are (were) still around... even if a bit disfigured. My fingerprints (from 26+ years ago!!) may well still be on the yellow bits (Twas a good cab was 518!) - I've got no idea when she picked up the camouflage scheme cos as far as I'm aware she was a SAR cab, therefor yellow, from at least 80 onwards...
Westland Wessex HC2, XR518, Royal Navy

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Royal Navy!!! how dare they!!
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Ah memories!

RUCAWO - Those brown boots were mine, in fact they were Rhodesian Bush Boots, very comfortable and yes somewhat distinctive viewed from the back.

Dundiggin - Harry Secombe; Paul and I set it all up and the bloke left in the mountains was me, I had a beard then and was able to wear a pussers mac and beret to look completely different and out of context. Certainly caused a stir on landing at Aldergrove as the SB came rushing out to 'apprehend' stranger, Staish was less than impressed but eventually conceded after Harry retold the story with humour and relish and apparently signed the the Sqn book.

Never flew the Pope where did that come from!?! I went fixed wing and am still committing aviation.
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Mzee...........

Good of you to acknowledge my version of the Harry Secombe event. It has been so long ago that I cannot remember your name. Perhaps you could pm me some details.....
Cheers
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Walrus75 whats happening with the wessex in your picture? are any of them still able to fly i always liked the look of them
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There are some other stories on NI, one in particular of VCP's one early morning after a mess dinner in 'Fly Navy - a view from a Jungly Cockpit', a great collection of stories from 1958 to 2008. Every penny to the RN Historic Flt - plug over!

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