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Some stunning coldwar images of Lightnings etc

Old 20th Feb 2015, 11:37
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Dang and blast ... I failed to spot the shadows in the grass at Finningley


Thanks, BEagle. I shall sleep soundly tonight

Apologies, vascodegama. I should have taken your early call more seriously.
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 11:52
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Well done Beags. Another triumph for GD/P!

It looks like XP 702(C) has been flying in the box slot, either that or bl00dy fast!
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 13:42
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Old Pax

Could be they are doing options of producing the MR 1 and 3, The early MR 2 did have a mid upper turret.

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Old 20th Feb 2015, 14:03
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Presumably the liquid on the tarmac under WG557 in that photo is engine oil?

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Old 20th Feb 2015, 15:23
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The mid-upper was removed from the Mk2 by 1956.
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 16:26
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Airfix are doing an MR2 with early and late period markings, with an AEW 2 coming later (NOt official, but they displayed a test model with a radome!)
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 16:49
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I particularly liked the shot of Ulf Burberry and his crew scrambling towards a Victor. I had a bit to do with training Ulf on the Argosy when he became Station Master at Benson and I have to say that he was a joy to fly with. Mind you, I never saw him running!
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 16:56
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In keeping with the allegedly poor security and USSR penetration of UK instituitions , the second Mail picture of the three recruits and the Flight Sgt type appears to show a young Mikhail Gorbachev , the man nearest the non com trying to infiltrate the RAF..... just an observation
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 16:59
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ISTR I was about the only single cadet there with a car, which somewhat enhanced my prospects with fellow cadets of the fair sex.
Wasn't a Triumph Herald was it ? If so, I may have travelled back from the pub in it in the back seat with a WRAF cadet

...the second Mail picture of the three recruits and the Flight Sgt type
He's a warrant officer (see cap badge and patch pockets on the tunic). Call him "flight" instead of "sir" at Feltwell and you'd have been standing at attention getting the "hairdryer" treatment!
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 17:05
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I'm guessing that the 74 Sqn Hunter shot with the rather attractive SACW was at Horsham St Faith (now Norwich airport)?
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 17:10
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gayford reyr #10

You called?
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 18:59
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@ Tankertrashnav ... no, just an old upright Ford Popular, but in my case it was the only show in town
My car-sharing days were [briefly] confined to the course at Shawbury, before I became a 2-car a/plt off and hired one out

BTW, I noticed the gent on the right on the Feltwell photo appeared to have a pen in his breast pocket.
One assumes he didn't graduate?
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 19:23
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I clicked on the daily mail link in the first post and thought I had been diverted to the caption competition thread
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 20:02
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BTW, I noticed the gent on the right on the Feltwell photo appeared to have a pen in his breast pocket.
One assumes he didn't graduate?[
Yes, I noticed that, and his rather naff tieclip. Still, I suppose he was shown the error of his ways. I'd stopped eating peas with my knife by the time I graduated
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 22:02
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The Victor scramble had a proper Chief Technician as well.
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Old 21st Feb 2015, 05:55
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Mr Winklepicker has a classic FLATUS DETECTED UNKNOWN ORIGIN expression, and his bag is the exact kind that was advertised in the back of RAF Flying Review. Trendy chap!
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Old 21st Feb 2015, 06:55
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What a pity the UK does not have an airworthy Lightning that we could send to intercept an ageing Bear intruder and shame the Russians into stopping their petty "threats"
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Old 21st Feb 2015, 18:14
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With a pen in the breast pocket, one is neither an officer nor a gentleman....
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Old 21st Feb 2015, 19:46
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With a pen in the breast pocket, one is neither an officer nor a gentleman
What about wearing jeans?
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Old 21st Feb 2015, 21:47
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Remember DC at Binbrook giving a sqn ldr a very low F1369 score for wearing jeans for gardening, but it was about 1981!


In the production control office at Marshalls in 69/70 I was told that I should have pencils or pens in my breast pocket of my jacket as that lent an air of authority. I did not succumb!
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