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Mexe Pad Monday - For all things Harrier

Old 22nd Jun 2015, 07:41
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 08:55
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Trailing...



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Old 27th Jul 2015, 09:11
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Harrier Trail Photos (above)

Is this the Harrier relocation from Wildenrath to Gutersloh?
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 10:03
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Good attempt at a witty crack .
However I see that either RAFG History or aircraft recognition is not your forte
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 13:13
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I found this one morning in FI, not sure if it was just the wind, or a DIY HAS.

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Old 27th Jul 2015, 13:36
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From 40 years ago in RAFG:


I held with 20 Sqn at Wildenrath for a while between my Gnat course and Hunter refresher; this was during a typical RAFG Maxeval at Hövelhof International Mudport.....
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 14:43
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Does anyone out there have pics of the 12in = 1ft model Harriers set out in the sticks for recce trials in RAFG in the late 60s? Better still, any air-to-grounds?
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Old 17th Aug 2015, 18:39
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More Mexe

Endex. Lots of Mexe, with Sappers waiting to rip it up. Can the jet be fixed in time to fly out, or will it be a road move?

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Old 17th Aug 2015, 18:59
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Taceval Officer question....

... so, can you give zee turnaround to zee F104 Starfighter?

You get it in, and we'll turn it round.

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Old 17th Aug 2015, 19:17
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Wildenrath to Gutersloh.................

"Good attempt at a witty crack .
However I see that either RAFG History or aircraft recognition is not your forte"


A little harsh perhaps? I'm sure it's probably tongue in cheek........................
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Old 17th Aug 2015, 19:47
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3 Sqn Engine Change

"Endex. Lots of Mexe, with Sappers waiting to rip it up. Can the jet be fixed in time to fly out, or will it be a road move?"


Memory fades over the intervening years but was it Sqn Ldr Keith Holland who 'air tested' a 3 Sqn aircraft, after an engine change in the field under one of those blow up rubber hangers (and after everyone else had decamped back to Wildenrath, excepting the engineers + fire & ATC bods) with Sappers waiting impatiently to rip-up the MEXE pad - possibly 1975/76?


I seem to remember a vertical 'rotating' departure from MEXE pad after much faffing about with engine revs etc, followed by a low level (below tree height) fly by in front of assembled engineers - who seemed quite appreciative of said pilot's efforts!


It may have been the same deployment that saw the Canadian Air Force 'attack' us through the trees with their CF-104's which led the ATC controller to put just one word in his log after logging the attack - "WOW!!".


On the other hand they may just be distant memories distorted by the rapid passing of time...........
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 02:05
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Are there many photos of heavily armed Harriers, I remember the iconic 4 SNEB RAF recruiting photo of a GR.3 unloading (over the Wash?) - but mostly it always seemed to be a pair of drop tanks and the ADENs.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 10:27
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Thanks Bird Controller!

"Good attempt at a witty crack .
However I see that either RAFG History or aircraft recognition is not your forte"


A little harsh perhaps? I'm sure it's probably tongue in cheek........................
Haraka is quite right, I'm certainly not an RAFG Harrier history geek, but even I knew Moggie Morgan was flying a wetjet, not a bonajet, in the S Atlantic!!!

Touche, great mate!
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 14:29
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Is #29 pic is showing the top secret 150% lerx?
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