Farewell Vera

Farewell Vera

Postby Tonka 617 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 3:34 pm

I received an invite to RAF Coningsby after receiving a request asking if one of my Waddington photos could be used to be framed and presented to Gp Capt Stringer as a leaving present

It was a privilege to be so close too two beautiful aircraft and witness Vera & Thumpers last flypast together. A morning which most certainly is the highlight of my year.

Here are some photos from this mornings event.

ImageCanadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster "Vera" by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageCanadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster "Vera" by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageFueling & Loading Vera For Home by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageVera & Thumper Awaiting Their Crew by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageBBMF Lancaster "Thumper" by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageBBMF Lancaster "Thumper" by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageCanadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster "Vera" by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageThumper Watching As Vera Taxis Out by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageThumper Waving Goodbye To Vera by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

ImageVera & Thumper Taxi Out to Take-off by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

Vera & Thumpers final flight together was an emotional sight to witness
ImageOne Last Flypast Together by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr

A huge thank you to the CWHM for bringing Vera over to give us an unforgettable summer.

Have a safe journey back and a well earned rest :clap:

ImageFarewell Vera - Thank You For The Memories by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby flashman8 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 3:54 pm

cracking shots............. :yahoo: :yahoo:

love the final flypast one, its brilliant :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby pompeydave on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 4:33 pm

Excatly what flashman said :up: .Very sad its going back,will airshows ever be the same? :sad:
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 5:23 pm

Love the shots! I bet there were a few with Lumps in their throats. Its been an Awesome Tour. Safe flight home guys.
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby RRconway on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 5:44 pm

What a fabulous opportunity, congratulations on your photograph being used :clap:
Which photo was it?

Number 6 and 9 for me!!!!

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby Spiny Norman on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 6:04 pm

There's some very nice images in there, especially the taxying out shots. Real sense of occasion today.
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby Tonka 617 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 6:57 pm

Thanks for the comments guys, it was an incredible and emotional morning witnessing the final moments in this chapter of aviation history.

RRconway wrote:What a fabulous opportunity, congratulations on your photograph being used :clap:
Which photo was it?

Number 6 and 9 for me!!!!

Cheers,
Jeff.


This is the photo that the station commander asked to use, Jeff. Gp Capt Stringer was flying the Spitfire in the flypast
ImageSpitfire & Typhoon D-Day Flypast by Michael Hallam Plane & Simple Photography, on Flickr
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby flashman8 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 8:32 pm

that's a belter Michael.............. :yahoo: :yahoo:
have made you a contact on flickr, under the name Gordon McGeachie........ :biggrin:
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Re: Farewell Vera

Postby iGol66 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 9:00 pm

The photo with two fighters on each side of the Lancs is beautiful
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