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Old 6th Apr 2020, 00:42
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As w800 is numbered 2 and was in the old scheme you can discount 3, see

http://www.delscope.co.uk/aviation/hamble.htm#PHO

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Old 6th Apr 2020, 01:04
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Here is No 8, If you contact the UAS they may be able to tie it down to a number





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Old 6th Apr 2020, 01:11
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Take it you have seen this

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/search?...ch_type=simple
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Old 6th Apr 2020, 04:32
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NutLoose,

In the painting of her at Southampton UAS she wears No 10.
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D-9, probably why it was `mixed` up with Hamble,same airfield...?
I would't have thought that Her Majesties' Chipmunks could be loaned to a private organization, and vice versa - but I don't know either.

While I have Chipmunk histories I only have incomplete listings of which outfits "owned" which Chipmunks. This is very much a work in (slow) progress...

WD346 was with Southampton UAS from 1958 to 1966.
WP800 from 1956 to 1973, noted as coded "2".
WP629 from 1958 to 1966, coded "10".
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Old 7th Apr 2020, 14:27
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Southampton UAS were based at Hamble and shared the same hangar, but were separate entities Dora.

here is 12
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...MygBegUIARDVAQ

and 2 and 3

delscope - Aviation at Hamble

16
https://www.na3t.org/air/photo/AG11344
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Old 7th Apr 2020, 14:37
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VME interesting 10 was also worn by

https://www.na3t.org/air/photo/MIL22556

which has several schemes, see

https://www.na3t.org/air?search=hamble
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Nutloose, thanks indeed for the links, also the clarification about "shared" Chipmunks at Hamble. Good value.

But I thought vmcdemo was talking about the overall silver/yellow bands/red stripe scheme, limiting us to 1953-1959.
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Yes, but when you look at some of the aircraft in the older daglo red / silver scheme that you can see their serial number, the code number on the fuselage is also the same large number you see it wearing in the later yellow / silver / red stripe scheme he is looking at.

I.e XYZ 123 would carry the same number on the side when it changes paint schemes as long as it was remaining on the same UAS otherwise paperwork could get confusing if it changed, if it went for repaint as Sn XYZ 123 code 11 It would come out with its new scheme wearing the same Serial number XYZ 123 and code number 11.

does that make sense?
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Old 7th Apr 2020, 22:12
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No 2 AEF were based at Hamble from 1958 before moving to Hurn. I suspect they shared aircraft with Southampton UAS, as No 1 AEF did with London UAS at Biggin Hill then White Waltham .
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It’s interesting, there is also a photo of WP829 wearing No: 4, and I’ve seen on other pictures at Hamble that some other chipped at Southampton UAS have had several different numbers.

I believe Southampton UAS were in Silver or later Poly grey with dayglo. I was just wondering about the scheme I showed with the horizontal red stripe, I like it, I think it looks sharp. I wasn’t sure which aircraft had it and when?
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I suspect they shared aircraft with Southampton UAS
I think so. I understand this went on a lot, similarly in earlier times there was some interchange between RFS and UAS aircraft based at the same location.

I wasn’t sure which aircraft had it and when?
The "when" is fairly easy as the yellow "trainer" bands were removed in 1958/1959, so prior to that.
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I was at Southampton UAS from late 65 until middle 68.

Originally we were based on the same (town) side as the College but, during my time, we moved to the west side of the airfield, alongside the B3397.

There was a hard standing, dedicated hangar and portakabin type offices, for briefing, admin and parachute etc stores (still there, and accessible, when I last visited (2010?)).

The AEF were also based there.

A railway line ran across the airfield and we had to taxy over it to/from dispersal (it may have been disused by then, but I think it took tankers to a refinery).

Town offices were the grand white building at the foot of Bugle st., in Southampton, which overlooks the Royal Pier.

Many a beer was quaffed standing on the balcony.

Sadly, I have no pictures from the time - too poor for a camera as a student!!


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I got towed many times behind G-AOTF way back in 1972-1976 when at RAF Bicester in the RAFGSA. Halcyon days
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And this one aka The Mighty Munk

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Psst....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-scotch...6clp%3D2334524
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BBMF have put theirs into the schemes

https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams...morial-flight/

https://lancasterassociation.co.uk/the-flight/
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Those are rather old BBMF photos! Last October WK518 was back in ULAS markings and the paint scheme worn in the early 1970s whilst at Whitw Waltham. ULAS ex-members were asked to send any photos they had, so that the repaint would be as accurate as possible.

New photos are available on BBMF's facebook.

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We had two Chipmunks and an Anson for us Hastings second pilots to keep our hand in on 99 Squadron at Lyneham in 1957/9. The Chipmunks were WB 733 and WG 478. 478 now lives in Australia. I used to get more fun out of the Anson, but I do remember one of our second pilots, no names mentioned, getting a couple of bullet holes in his Chipmunk fin over the Salisbury Plain. I suspect he was doing a bit of illegal low flying as he packed in "toy" aeroplane flying after that!
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