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Old 3rd May 2015, 15:28
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Originally Posted by bike2lv
P6 Driver- nice pic, especially so in B&W. Groundcrew on the grass- looks just like pics from 1940, except slightly different aircraft!
Lots of nice piccies today.
Yes, I was just thinking the same...quite reminiscent of the line drawing in the bar in Hendies...
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Mostly Air Defence, although we were strafe qualified before the FI. The word must have got out. One day during the only station exercise I have ever known at Akrotiri, instead of shooting at the banner we got tasking for a 4 ship FAC strafe mission. Brilliant fun, especially the FAC callsign: "Sailor"

There was also a rather peculiar Skyflash attack profile for fast patrol boats, which I tried on TLP; not sure it would ever have worked!
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Pest you may like this


1/7 scale F-4J (UK) Phantom by Andy Lindsley - General Discussion - LSP Forums
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Old 8th May 2015, 01:05
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We are now CXI Sqn, en route back to CGY from Wattisham.


One of my favorites- Konica camera, Kodak slides
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Old 8th May 2015, 07:35
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Yes, I know it's a crap photo but it's been scanned from a photo lifted from the F95 camera and I don't think that's top of David Bailey's tips on how to get the best photographs. Anyway, mucking around with 74 Sqn (I think) in Deci.

"We are four sheeps":


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Old 8th May 2015, 08:18
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Not 74.
FGR.2s with checkered RWR fin top - 56 ?
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Old 8th May 2015, 09:16
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Around 1974, we took a maintenance crew and spare wheels to an 892 cab that was sitting in the way on the Deci runway




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Old 8th May 2015, 09:19
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Love how the pilot is nonchalantly walking away from the scene of the 'accident'.

"It was like that when I got here!"
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Arrow

No idea why, but nearly all landings were left wheel first. Anyone?





Regardless of how interesting the runway width and associated parked cabs



Notice the crew in the Sea King on 6 Spot waiting for the paraffin pigeons to stop faffing around so they can spread the blades and get started!
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Originally Posted by melmothtw
Love how the pilot is nonchalantly walking away from the scene of the 'accident'.

"It was like that when I got here!"
Well, it was. He was my co-pilot in the Sea King
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No idea why, but nearly all landings were left wheel first. Anyone?
I've always subscribed to the view that it's better to stop first and then land, so I certainly have no expertise whatsoever in catching wires on the back of a boat. However, my thoughts would be that, relatively speaking, the ship is moving from left to right on an angled deck, so the 'downwind' wheel would touch first.

I'm probably completely wrong but I'll try not to let it interrupt my sleep pattern

PS: If the Phantoms with whom we were playing were not 74 Sqn, then it would not have been Deci but rather some exercise off Scotland, or possibly off Cyprus after GWI. Either way they made nice targets
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Duxford 2014. I wonder how many of us made the 1:72 Airfix model of this one



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I can't remember where we were going, maybe somewhere nice but not too far away.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 8th May 2015, 16:30
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More outstanding pics ... Well played Gents
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6 SQN APC AKROTIRI '69

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Duxford 2014. I wonder how many of us made the 1:72 Airfix model of this one




Yes I did. And when I was a bit older, blasted it to pieces with my airgun....as you do
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Hi Coff, is your grandfather named "Hucks"?

Nothing matters very much, most things don't matter at all.
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Avoiding the skyline - Cyprus

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Hi Busta old chap ... Very good
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