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Global Aviation Magazine : 60 Years of the Hercules

Old 18th Jan 2015, 15:34
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K- delivery

Initially each crew, on completion of the conversion course with USAF was screened on the delivery flight from Marietta Georgia via Bermuda and Lajes to Marshalls of Cambridge for painting, modding etc. Eventually we had 4 crews based at Lyneham tasked with ferry flights from Lockheed.
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 20:13
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That is the Lockheed factory at Marietta.
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 07:15
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Time to get your Log Books out Gentlemen for this one



Image Credit : MOD RAF : Air Historical Branch

I came across this pic issued by the AHB and wondered if any of our Herc Thread Members were crew on this particular sortie. To help ... C.1s - XV192, XV196, XV205, XV211, apparently out of RAF Lyneham dated 21 Jul 1977.

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PS. I did a quick check ... I don't think this one has been posted before ... no doubt AA62 will put my 'hat on straight' if I'm wrong
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 07:21
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Coffman,
as far as I am concerbed your hat is safe. I was not on this photo trip but perhaps someone on this thresd was.
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 08:06
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If that four was on 21 July 1977, I suggest that they were on return from a Full Rehearsal for the flypast at the Jubilee Review at Finningley on 29 July. (They had been joined by 10 Squadron's VC 10 XV108 for the join-up over the North Sea, and I have that flight in my logbook.)
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 08:18
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Some nice USAAF photos including Hercules pron here:

100 Stunning Photos Of The US Air Force Operating Around Japan
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 13:31
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Found this, appalling living conditions for crews at the ILCA during Op Bushell.
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 13:53
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I think this shot shows the camps for displaced people around Makele.
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 21:07
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ILCA

Questions:

Why do Ascoteers always drink around storm drains?
Why is the German captain ignoring the camera?
Doesn't Rick look thin?
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 21:53
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WIDN ,
1. Because they can.
2. It's the Teutonic way.
3. Bloody hell yes!!
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 23:39
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Is that a really young Obi Wan in that 'photo?
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 12:38
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RAF 1st delivery

Brian 48nav , The Cyril Lougheed you mention as Nav . Did he have an illustrious later life as Nav tutor at CoAT Hamble trying to thump basic principles into the thick skulls of baby nigels ?
If so , a very good mate , having a rare moment of enlightenment ; managed to answer a ques. .....'' 3,000 ft per second Sir '' .
Cyril's , [ well we called him sir ] is still remembered after 43 years .
'' That Mr R+++ would have the flying properties of a brick '' .

ATB guys , and keep them coming ,

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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 09:19
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Gentlemen it would appear that our PPRuNe Herc Thread has been picked up by the Secretary of the 24 Squadron Association who then kindly "Tweeted" the Link and mentioned us on their BLog (see below)



Image Credit : 24 Squadron BLog

Many thanks to the Secretary

Returning the kindness ...

Here is the link for the 24 Squadron BLog along with the link for their active Twitter feed. Their BLog has been running for 8 years !!!

https://the24sec.wordpress.com

https://twitter.com/24SqnAssocSec

Quite a few interesting pics on their Twitter feed ...

Op Bushell adding to our previous pics from 1985.



Image Credit : MOD RAF : 24 Squadron Association (as best can be attributed)

10 Hercs in close formation ... any advance on 10 (with a pic) ?



Image Credit : 24 Squadron Association : Andy Muniandy (as best can be attributed)

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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 12:00
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I count 10 in the pic, plus the one where the pic was taken from so it must be 11!
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 14:35
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I can count 13 ......so it must be 14!
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 17:40
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Wasn't there a 15 ship formation for IAT one year?
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 21:01
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Yes there was..........

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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 08:13
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Many thanks Bengerman

A very impressive sight ... the sound from 60 T56-A-15s in unison ... awesome
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That's a very young and sylph like Bengerman drinking beer in Photo1.
Not at all like the one I went through Prestwick with.
Apart from the Beer that is.
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 09:33
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Coffman,
I see the thread has now hit the 250000 mark. Amazing.
Pic (hope we have not had this before) is of Blenheim Palace as we await our turn to delight the punters at RIAT.
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