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LXX Squadron RAF Disbandment

Old 13th Sep 2010, 19:09
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It was Ankara but it was also 24 Sqn.


Top parade and flypasts, excellent dinner and can't remember much about the party.

Top squadron and top send off.
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Old 14th Sep 2010, 05:40
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Sqn Standard now lodged in CHOM at Cranwell awaiting LXX standing back up as the first A400M Sqn
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Old 14th Sep 2010, 07:25
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Of course it was XXIV, it would never have been LXX!!!

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ps Where on earth did they get two K model frames that look 'serviceable'??
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Old 14th Sep 2010, 11:50
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ps Where on earth did they get two K model frames that look 'serviceable'??
XV305 - SCRAPPED
XV290 - RETIRED

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Old 14th Sep 2010, 14:45
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Originally Posted by Blighter Pilot View Post
XV305 - SCRAPPED
XV290 - RETIRED

Quite apt for this sort of occasion
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Old 14th Sep 2010, 17:06
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ps Where on earth did they get two K model frames that look 'serviceable'??
Went to an open day for the RAFVR Medevac Squadron at Lyneham last Saturday which included being shown round a 'K' set up for the job. Looked serviceable (though well-worn admittedly) and still had 'LXX' painted on the side. Don't know about the other one though.
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Old 15th Sep 2010, 06:30
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Ex LXX members are encouraged to join the LXX Sqn Assoc.

A quick Google search will get you the details - there is also a Yahoo Group for information and messages.
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Old 19th Sep 2010, 09:59
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It's probably been asked before but what has happened to the lads and lasses who were currently on the squadron? Gardening leave, obscure ground tours, whatever? Has 47 "expanded" into the newly vacated office space (all be it for a shortish time!!)?
Are the redundant K frames ( the ones 47 don't want anyway!) en route the knackers yard or being flogged off?
Sadly I couldn't make the disbandment "do" on the 8th; best wishes and good luck to those that now find themselves "squadron-less".

XFT (late of 30/36/47/242OCU/LXX/57(R)/47 in that order)
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