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RAF Displays & Formation Flypasts 1970's Call Signs.

Old 13th Feb 2018, 23:14
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RAF Displays & Formation Flypasts 1970's Call Signs.

Hello All

With an interest in the RAF in the 1970's which I consider were the best times. Does anyone know what Callsigns the Vulcans used on solo displays and formation flypasts including the 1977 RAF Sliver Jubilee at RAF Finningley.

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Old 14th Feb 2018, 08:53
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No idea, but I know who used the callsign "Vulcan"
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For Vulcan Solo I think we used our standard ATC callsign. For the Lancaster, just Lancaster.
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Just a quick smart arse point, they didn't have a solo Vulcan on the Flying Display Programme at the Silver Jubilee air show at Finningley, they did have four, one from each of the Waddington squadron in the quick reaction scramble and three, one from each of the Scampton squadrons (minus OCU) in the 1 Group section of the flypast!

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Refresher Flying Sqn at Leeming; JP formation airborne to Linton zone radar:

"Resign, check in"

"Resign 2"

"Linton zone, Resign formation, good morning"

"Station calling Linton zone, is that Resign formation?"

"Affirmative, Resign as in PVR....."
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RFS used to have an aerobatic team sponsored by a well known manufacturer of razor blades. Later, even after the sponsorship ceased, they still used callsigns "Sword" and " Blade". We sometimes flew 3 or 4 formation sorties a day and it wasn't unknown for the leader to use the wrong callsign, when across the ether would come the helpful advice, "Come on Blade (Sword), sharpen up!"

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During flying training at Linton in the 70s....our squadron trigraph was Foxtrot Uniform X-ray....(!) Formation callsign was "Sputum"...so we were "Sputum Yellow" or "Sputum Green"....
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Originally Posted by cheese bobcat View Post
RFS used to have an aerobatic team sponsored by a well known manufacturer of razor blades. Later, even after the sponsorship ceased, they still used callsigns "Sword" and " Blade". We sometimes flew 3 or 4 formation sorties a day and it wasn't unknown for the leader to use the wrong callsign, when across the ether would come the helpful advice, "Come on Blade (Sword), sharpen up!"

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Originally Posted by Molemot View Post
During flying training at Linton in the 70s....our squadron trigraph was Foxtrot Uniform X-ray....(!)
Yes I may have to apologise for that! Back in the 70s Linton would periodically receive a batch of new trigraphs, and it was ATC's job to select and allocate them to the Squadrons. There was plenty of choice from the long list, so we always tried to choose the most, ahem, 'suitable' ones!
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Smile Thanks For Reply's.

Afternoon All

Thanks to everyone for the reply's.

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New Call Sign Glider90

It's now Glider90.
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