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Old 14th May 2020, 17:22
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No Harrier anti-FOD flaps on any of those - so no retreads Harrier to Lightning !
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Old 14th May 2020, 21:03
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Disrespectful.

Your immature and juvenile one liners aren't appropriate...
pleonasm detector alert
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Old 14th May 2020, 21:34
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At least one of those guys did go on to fly the Harrier...
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Old 15th May 2020, 08:17
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Any idea when that photo was taken? There are a few faces that look familiar from years later.
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Old 15th May 2020, 08:24
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Put a sock in it!

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Old 15th May 2020, 08:35
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That's either RFK.....or Grant Shapps, who bears a resemblance in all but hooligan manner!

The Binbrook Boots are a part of the local history of the area - I really hope that some gastropub hasn't ruined the relevance, much as the White Hart at Brasted 'renovation' has for the Battle of Britain.....

Out of town pubs can only survive if they sell food these days, it is true. But surely they can do that without losing historical connections?
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Old 15th May 2020, 09:07
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How about a new name for the pub? Duke of Wellingtons!

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Old 15th May 2020, 09:47
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I hear you about history and I agree about itís importance. I feel a touch of realism may be required though.

Binbrook closed in 1988. How many locals to the area were ever employed on the base or even remember it?

If the pubs local to ex-RAF Coltishall were to similarly expunge such relics I couldnít really complain. I donít live there any more and itís up to the landlord at the end of the day.

Of course itís sad for items to be consigned to history but thatís life.

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Old 15th May 2020, 19:16
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I live locally

[QUOTE=Tarnished;10782072]Tradition had it that any successful ejectees nailed their flying boots to the ceiling of the Binbrook officer's mess bar. When Binbrook closed, the boots were relocated to the "Blackies" aka the Nickerson Arms nearby. It appears that in the course of redecorations the boots have gone into hiding. Any information regarding there whereabouts would be appreciated.




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I live fairly locally and have been an infrequent visitor over the last several years. I can confirm that they definitely arenít there now.
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Old 15th May 2020, 19:22
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Rubic, it may be that you could be the gumshoe who can locate them...
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Old 15th May 2020, 20:56
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Iíll hot foot it down there once it reopens to investigate
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Old 16th May 2020, 10:45
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I live in the next village, and occasionally visit the Blacksmith’s Arms at Rothwell. There haven’t been boots there for a very long time, but Nigel runs quite a nice gastro pub.
Binbrook closed in 1988. How many locals to the area were ever employed on the base or even remember it?
I’ve always been a local, and served through the 80s. In fact Ray Knowles (RIP) in that picture was an instructor of mine.

Although I said I’m an occasional visitor to the “Blackie”, I pretty much always drive straight past it on my way to the Click’em. (Another Binbrook regular haunt!) A much better pub that hasn’t changed at all in 40 years! Better beer. Better food, great crowd and still loads of RAF memorabilia all over the place. The boots should have been left there. They’d still be on show!

If you visit. Just ask for Terry. Either of them!
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Old 16th May 2020, 10:52
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Originally Posted by Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP View Post
Any idea when that photo was taken? There are a few faces that look familiar from years later.
88 or 89
Dick Coleman
Barry Lennon
Craig Penrice
Jim Wild
Ray f'in Knowles RIP
Simon Manning
Charlie Chan
Jake Jarron
Ttbd
Tbd
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Old 16th May 2020, 15:16
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88 or 89
Dick Coleman
So the boots nearest the camera are the last pair to ever escape from a doomed Lightning then.

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Old 16th May 2020, 16:07
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And at least one of those names has had to hang up two pairs of boots?

And in verifying the above, I came across this video -

2:15 in...
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Old 16th May 2020, 21:23
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I live in the next village, and occasionally visit the Blacksmithís Arms at Rothwell. There havenít been boots there for a very long time, but Nigel runs quite a nice gastro pub.

Iíve always been a local, and served through the 80s. In fact Ray Knowles (RIP) in that picture was an instructor of mine.

Although I said Iím an occasional visitor to the ďBlackieĒ, I pretty much always drive straight past it on my way to the Clickíem. (Another Binbrook regular haunt!) A much better pub that hasnít changed at all in 40 years! Better beer. Better food, great crowd and still loads of RAF memorabilia all over the place. The boots should have been left there. Theyíd still be on show!

If you visit. Just ask for Terry. Either of them!
we must be neighbours and agree the Clickíem is the better pub
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Old 17th May 2020, 07:19
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Indeed I have.

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