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C130K Out Of Service Party 8th November 2013 RAF Brize Norton

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C130K Out Of Service Party 8th November 2013 RAF Brize Norton

Old 27th Sep 2013, 14:20
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Snoopy (XV208) went back to Marshalls where it became the test bed for the A400M engine.

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Last time I looked it was sitting rather forlornly, sans engine, at Cambridge.
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Old 28th Sep 2013, 09:21
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gnome fiddler,
yes one went to Sri Lanka. You can just imagine the advert.
For sale C130K, one titled lady owner, several careful drivers and full service history !
The mods to the cargo door where the hose and drogue exited were fairly straightforward to reverse with a bit of metal bashing.
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Old 28th Sep 2013, 16:49
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The K deserves a good send off. I can't be there - even if I was only loosely associated - but I'll raise a glass!
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 12:19
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You can't please everybody!
Those wanting to be there to celebrate the Mighty K's existence will be there regardless. We hope to see you on the 8th with a full glass and a tale or two.

[email protected]@se - it's an outdoor event, feel free to bring a Druids hat.
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Old 30th Sep 2013, 09:42
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XV208 'Snoopy'

Sorry to say XV208 'Snnopy' was converted back to standard C130 config and was the trials aircraft for the A400M prop and now sits with a number of RAF C130K's at Cambridge with all engines missing and the rudder missing :-(

Lets Party !

The RAF Lyneham OM15 Trolley Formation Team (1974 - 1980) will re-form for the C130K party ! so watch this space
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Old 30th Sep 2013, 10:53
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Perhaps those fortunate enough to be able to attend could take some pics and post them here later.
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Old 1st Oct 2013, 14:53
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The whole evening will be covered by the Brize MCO and any photographs will hopefully find their way onto here and the Facebook page after the event.

The stage and tents for the numerous bars will be located outside the front of the Sqn building, bldg 60 at Brize opposite the VC10 sim building.
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Old 1st Oct 2013, 16:33
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Hercules delivery - British Pathe

Could we get a movie made to see the passing out of the C-130 see HERCULES FOR RAF - British Pathé

Or could we get another along the lines of the LXX movie ( mine was destroyed - honest - or - maybe somewhere in the loft - reminder to myself I must find it)
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 10:00
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C130K Party

Contacted Control of Entry with names they didnt seem to know much about it asking for Sponsor etc. I am sure it will all be fine......

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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 10:05
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Who's going? Will it be an early 'Guinness and mince pies' minus the mince pies? Will Brize cope with an outbreak of morale/esprit de corps? I should be flying in to Brize that evening, so should I night-stop or press on to my final destination?
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 12:18
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Contacted Control of Entry with names they didnt seem to know much about it asking for Sponsor etc. I am sure it will all be fine......
NM, One is 'supposed' to sign up via the facebook page, well I think if one is retired that's the case - there's a contact email address or one can ring the 47Sqn ops desk. The organisers will contact CofE.

Wouldn't be appropriate to post either here, obviously.


Will Brize cope with an outbreak of morale/esprit de corps?
I think as long as the fun stops early and the civvies don't outstay their welcome all should return to normal in short order.

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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 18:34
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As a matter of interest, did anyone manage to log all 66 Ks?

If so it would have had to been one of us old farts who were around before the first loss of an airframe at Fairford in '69.

My money would have been on my old mate wee George Brown ( RIP ), possibly J.. O......d or A..... C.....n?
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 18:54
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Fairly sure I did but log books in loft as redecorating. If not all 66 then very close. Was on 8 Herc course in Jan 1968, last trip 24 Dec 1996, no ground tours
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 19:20
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GF wrote

Didn't at least one of them go to Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka still operate it. The K will be around for a while in foreign service. Austria, Mexico and Sri Lanka operate ex-RAF examples.

Sri Lankan C-130K (Ex-XV213)

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Marshall Aerospace begins upgrade of Austrian Air Force's first C-130K - Airforce Technology

Austrian C-130K (Ex-XV292)

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Mexican C-130K (Ex-XV222)

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Demobbed - Out of Service British Military Aircraft
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 20:08
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XV222 to Mexican AF

Mexican C-130K (Ex-XV222)
Somebody actually bought 'Trouble Two'?

I'll wager the ferry crew had a good few nights out when trying to get Albert all the way to Mexico!

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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 20:50
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You can see some of the retired Hecs in the background shots of the Lynx, F4, Seaking auctions that are coming up, see

Sale Stock | Malcolm Harrison Auctions

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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 07:13
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Good to see that 'Trembling Two' is still going. I wonder how much these a/c were sold for.
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Old 24th Oct 2013, 16:39
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Worth a bump.

Tomorrow is the last day to get your names on ze list, vich vill be examined, giving you unescorted access to the Klassic Farewell party.

Also a reminder from the FB page:

Ladies, gents. As this is a CLOSED Facebook invite, please let your Ascoteer buddies know of this event. This page will continue to update you with news and confirmations as time goes on, should anyone wish to join the 'group' drop me a PM. Many thanks, Ernie.
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Old 27th Oct 2013, 23:35
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Back to the top with this important stuff.
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 11:08
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Didn't XV181 go to Austria?

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