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RAF Cosford, the training wing, Picture intensive

Old 27th Apr 2019, 18:40
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RAF Cosford, the training wing, Picture intensive

Had a visit last week and took some pictures, bit of a quick tour. but hey ho, I will upload some images for you to see of the Jags and Tornado's etc that now inhabit the place as and when I process them, the first one has got to be one of the RAF's longest serving training aids and I was pleasantly surprised to still see her teaching future generations, it was at Saints when I did my course way back in 76 some 40 plus years ago, and she wasn't new then. sorry for any poor quality in the shots, the lighting was tricky with some hangars not having the lighting on and the light source coming in through the windows.


JP trainer Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Jaguar training Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Jaguar training wing Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Jags and Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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My old WO would be turning in his grave at the sight of this first image, panels lying on the floor next to an empty rack.... and a training establishment to boot.


Sea Kings Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Sea King trio Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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Six Sqn Jags Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr

Display Jag Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr

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Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


XV Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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Great pics Nutty,

A few of us have been banging Cosfordís drum for many years now! As a training establishment it really is second to none and the old JP in your first picture still gives a first class insight into many of the standard airframe construction methods.
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Great pictures.

Are the staff still allowed to drive the Jags?
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When I was there for a night shoot some time back the staff told me they had ceased to do it as it had come down from on high, however one of the organisers of this one said they had recently, so I do not know for sure.
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Gr4 Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


025 Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


F3 Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


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110 Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


054 Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


outside stored Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


XV Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Tornado Cosford by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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Any photos of xx840? Last Jag I flew (and last person to fly it). Sadly it was a T Bird but that meant I got to share the flight with a good friend.

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Any photos of xx840? Last Jag I flew (and last person to fly it). Sadly it was a T Bird but that meant I got to share the flight with a good friend.

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Bob - popped it into Google Images - seems it was a popular photogs jet! https://www.google.com/search?q=xx84...w=1920&bih=947
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Any photos of xx840? Last Jag I flew (and last person to fly it). Sadly it was a T Bird but that meant I got to share the flight with a good friend.

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Still has your 'Last flown by...' graffiti below the front cockpit.
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Excellent. Thankyou. Thatís what I was wondering. No need for a photo on here though.

I prefer the term calligraphy to graffiti though. Although with my handwriting maybe I should have been a GP rather than a pilot.

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I do not see it in the current crop I took Bob, however all is not lost, I probably have it from some of my previous visits and will have a look.

here are a few of the Tbirds from various times


Shitty Six TBird by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


T Birds by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Night Cat by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Jaguar.. In the shadow of the trainer lurked the fighter it would become. by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Jaguar T2 by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Jaguar Pair by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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Some really great pictures

I still vividly remember going through Cosford on various courses in the 90's and the JPs that used to trundle around the airfield with instructors who would follow the marshaling signals of us trainees even when we got our left and right mixed up - so funny looking back. A great Station and some amazing memories and these pictures do a real justice to those who have been through what I consider to be a fantastic training system.
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Thereís a pretty bloody good airforce in those hangars ! Shame !
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I prefer the term calligraphy to graffiti though. Although with my handwriting maybe I should have been a GP rather than a pilot.

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I was surprised that you constrained yourself to just one colour.




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I take it from the art work on the wall of the hanger wall it was the old indoor sports arena? I recall running around that track in the early 80's.
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