RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby FTS on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 6:00 pm

Hopefully this is the right area for these shots as there wasn't one that fitted all.

On the 7th May, I was fortunate enough to be part of a 4 man group, who via the Centre of Aviation Photography, were granted access to a heritage event/charity photoshoot at RAF Lakenheath. In attendance at the event were Republic P-47D Thunderbolt G-THUN 'Nellie', Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc EE602, F-15C Eagle 86-165 493rd Fighter Squadron (Grim Reapers) and F-15E Strike Eagle 01-2002 494th Fighter Squadron (Panthers).

P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie', wearing its freshly painted wartime 492d Fighter Squadron (FS) markings, was of particular interest at the event to the personnel of the present day 492 FS at Lakenheath. This was the aircraft's first event since returning to the UK in April this year.

Supermarine Spitfire EE602 was also of particular interest at the event as it has the claim to fame of escorting B-17F Memphis Belle on its 25th and final mission during WWII.

Personnel and their families from the 492d FS posed together in front of the American aircraft for their group photo, in a more relaxed informal style than that more commonly seen.

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ImageRAF Lakenheath 7 May 18 by Steven Harrison-Green PHOTOGRAPHY, on Flickr

As usual plenty more on my Flickr;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/89987501@ ... 8737256048
https://www.flickr.com/photos/89987501@ ... 6708095757

Thanks go to the Centre of Aviaiton Photography for facilitating the access.
http://www.centreofaviationphotography.com/

Thanks for looking.
Last edited by FTS on Tue 19 Jun 2018, 5:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby Stagger2 on Tue 19 Jun 2018, 11:18 am

Nice shots from a 'private party' event. Timing on the airborne girlie in shot 20 is spot-on! Would've liked to see an F-15 'Heritage Flybyesque' shot with the WWW2 a/c, but maybe that's for a later Public Event? :whistle:
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 9:25 am

Nice shots Steve! :up:
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby FTS on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 11:02 am

jalfrezi wrote:Nice shots Steve! :up:


Thanks mate
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby Tommy on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 11:11 am

Missed this - great shots bud. :worship:

Obvs the P-47 was the star, but I actually love the low-down Eagle shots. Really nice and relatively (RBFs notwithstanding) clean images. :up:
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby FTS on Fri 22 Jun 2018, 4:06 pm

Tommy wrote:Missed this - great shots bud. :worship:

Obvs the P-47 was the star, but I actually love the low-down Eagle shots. Really nice and relatively (RBFs notwithstanding) clean images. :up:


Thanks mate. The blue on them look a bit intense on my phone but fine on my PC monitor and laptop. Do they look alright to you, or anyone for that matter?
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Fri 22 Jun 2018, 4:27 pm

FTS wrote:The blue on them look a bit intense on my phone but fine on my PC monitor and laptop. Do they look alright to you, or anyone for that matter?


I would say the blue on images 15-18 is a little too intense, but all the others look fine :up:
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby FTS on Fri 22 Jun 2018, 4:46 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:
FTS wrote:The blue on them look a bit intense on my phone but fine on my PC monitor and laptop. Do they look alright to you, or anyone for that matter?


I would say the blue on images 15-18 is a little too intense, but all the others look fine :up:


Thanks appreciate the feedback. I'll give them a tweak when I get a moment.
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Re: RAF Lakenheath Heritage Day 7 May 18

Postby FTS on Fri 22 Jun 2018, 10:10 pm

Well i've given these 2 a tweak. Hopefully they look better this time around :lol: I really need to upgrade my monitor.

ImageLakenheath Heritage Day by Steven Harrison-Green PHOTOGRAPHY, on Flickr
ImageLakenheath Heritage Day by Steven Harrison-Green PHOTOGRAPHY, on Flickr
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