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Re: RAF100

Postby PeterR on Fri 18 May 2018, 4:57 am

Harrier GR3 is a real airframe, as posted above it is the ex-Hendon machine. And the Wessex is real, on holiday and then returning to RAF Cosford next week for our show.
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Re: RAF100

Postby Harvo266 on Fri 18 May 2018, 10:26 am

A400M ZM416 is now sporting the flash.
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Re: RAF100

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Fri 18 May 2018, 3:37 pm

Harrier on gate guard at Stafford had a full red tail with the logo on.
looks atrocious as the rest of the aircraft is in camo :wall:
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Re: RAF100

Postby borismorris on Sat 19 May 2018, 3:34 pm

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Harrier on gate guard at Stafford had a full red tail with the logo on.
looks atrocious as the rest of the aircraft is in camo :wall:


I'd disagree Dave, personal opinion and all that.. It looks better than a tacky little sticker.
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Re: RAF100

Postby Ledhead27 on Wed 23 May 2018, 1:11 pm

A Hawk T1 has been seen at Leeming sporting the logo, and it's arguably the worst one yet. The angle of the sticker doesn't even match the angle of the tail.
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Re: RAF100

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 23 May 2018, 1:22 pm

The RAF's lacklustre approach to their centenary is beginning to make me resent them almost. Spectacularly backfired.
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Re: RAF100

Postby st24 on Wed 23 May 2018, 2:40 pm

Harvo266 wrote:A400M ZM416 is now sporting the flash.

Which actually, is the best of a (very) bad bunch..
borismorris wrote:
HeyfordDave111 wrote:Harrier on gate guard at Stafford had a full red tail with the logo on.
looks atrocious as the rest of the aircraft is in camo :wall:


I'd disagree Dave, personal opinion and all that.. It looks better than a tacky little sticker.

Why are they wasting time and effort doing anything to gate guards?? I just don't get that, just put a logo flag up or something..
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Re: RAF100

Postby Stagger2 on Thu 24 May 2018, 9:05 am

Why waste money on Flags? If ill-fitting tacky stickers & flags is seen as acceptable symbols of celebration for 100 years of the underfunded RAF, then I can't see them lasting much longer as a separate entity.
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Re: RAF100

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 24 May 2018, 9:59 am

Wissam24 wrote:The RAF's lacklustre approach to their centenary is beginning to make me resent them almost. Spectacularly backfired.


+1. I was expecting so much more. Some heavies in transport command schemes or just anything apart from this mess they're doing! :hide:
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Re: RAF100

Postby verreli on Thu 24 May 2018, 10:07 am

+2. I've lost interest.
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Re: RAF100

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 24 May 2018, 10:11 am

Its sad because we're seeing other nations pull out all the stops for some special schemes. :sad:
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Re: RAF100

Postby jasonT1981 on Thu 24 May 2018, 12:59 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Its sad because we're seeing other nations pull out all the stops for some special schemes. :sad:


Even when its not a special occasion.
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Re: RAF100

Postby MiG_Eater on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:10 pm

...... I quite like the fin flash.
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Re: RAF100

Postby vulcanshammer on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:25 pm

MiG_Eater wrote:...... I quite like the fin flash.


Get out :mad:
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Re: RAF100

Postby Binbrook 01 on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:27 pm

Perhaps the vast majority of the UK population will not notice a small portion of the UK populous self imploding over the teenie weenie sticker....

Just enjoy the flypast if you see it...

And remember we still have more aircraft than some of our European friends do, IE get over it we ain't getting anything else, alternatively go vent your spleen over the Vulcan.... :ninja: :tumbleweed: :tumbleweed: :tumbleweed: :tumbleweed:
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Re: RAF100

Postby Stagger2 on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:33 pm

Just to put this charade into context. We've had a Grob & Hawk with large roundels on the underside, we've had multiple Tucano schemes in Camo', Red/White/Blue & covered in Poppies, we've had 2x Atlas, 2x Sentinel, 4x Hercules & multiple Typhoons with tails, spines & canards painted, even the whole camo' airframe in years previously!
So why the Donald Duck do we get a poxy piece of plastic adhesive for the Centennial year? :facepalm:
Take one look at the Armée de l'air Rafale due at Duxford this weekend & try to summon any pride in the RAF? :tumbleweed:
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Re: RAF100

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:38 pm

MiG_Eater wrote:...... I quite like the fin flash.


HERETIC!!!! :shock:
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Re: RAF100

Postby Binbrook 01 on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:54 pm

Maybe you should write to the treasury and ask them for a bigger celebratory budget..... I suspect they will shaft the Armed Forces in July anyway

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Re: RAF100

Postby effects on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:57 pm

Stagger2 wrote:Just to put this charade into context. We've had a Grob & Hawk with large roundels on the underside, we've had multiple Tucano schemes in Camo', Red/White/Blue & covered in Poppies, we've had 2x Atlas, 2x Sentinel, 4x Hercules & multiple Typhoons with tails, spines & canards painted, even the whole camo' airframe in years previously!
So why the Donald Duck do we get a poxy piece of plastic adhesive for the Centennial year? :facepalm:
Take one look at the Armée de l'air Rafale due at Duxford this weekend & try to summon any pride in the RAF? :tumbleweed:

You should be proud of the RAF because of their past, the people who serve and have served, not who's got the best colour scheme.
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Re: RAF100

Postby Beefy on Thu 24 May 2018, 2:07 pm

effects wrote:
Stagger2 wrote:Just to put this charade into context. We've had a Grob & Hawk with large roundels on the underside, we've had multiple Tucano schemes in Camo', Red/White/Blue & covered in Poppies, we've had 2x Atlas, 2x Sentinel, 4x Hercules & multiple Typhoons with tails, spines & canards painted, even the whole camo' airframe in years previously!
So why the Donald Duck do we get a poxy piece of plastic adhesive for the Centennial year? :facepalm:
Take one look at the Armée de l'air Rafale due at Duxford this weekend & try to summon any pride in the RAF? :tumbleweed:

You should be proud of the RAF because of their past, the people who serve and have served, not who's got the best colour scheme.


Why? The government clearly has no pride in the R.A.F., so why should I. And I think what most people are getting at here (which you seem to be missing), is that they just don't seem to give an arse about it themselves, so sorry but I have nothing to be proud of in today's R.A.F. The past yes, but today's R.A.F. can go and swivel on it.

My brother served in the R.A.F. in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan - I am extremely proud of him but not who he served for.
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Re: RAF100

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 24 May 2018, 2:10 pm

Binbrook 01 wrote:Maybe you should write to the treasury and ask them for a bigger celebratory budget.....

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/mal ... ary-garden

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Re: RAF100

Postby CJS on Thu 24 May 2018, 2:23 pm

effects wrote:
Stagger2 wrote:Just to put this charade into context. We've had a Grob & Hawk with large roundels on the underside, we've had multiple Tucano schemes in Camo', Red/White/Blue & covered in Poppies, we've had 2x Atlas, 2x Sentinel, 4x Hercules & multiple Typhoons with tails, spines & canards painted, even the whole camo' airframe in years previously!
So why the Donald Duck do we get a poxy piece of plastic adhesive for the Centennial year? :facepalm:
Take one look at the Armée de l'air Rafale due at Duxford this weekend & try to summon any pride in the RAF? :tumbleweed:

You should be proud of the RAF because of their past, the people who serve and have served, not who's got the best colour scheme.


Totally missing the point - no-one has said they're not proud of the RAF and what they do/did to protect our country and others around the world. Edit - no-one apart from beefy that is...

But no-one is saying that about the French either, or about the RAF when they did manage to rustle up a few decent specials.

It's got nothing IMHO to do with 'pride'. I think the RAF100 is a big let down, but that doesn't make me less proud of the RAF and what they do for our country. I don't see why it should? :dunno:
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Re: RAF100

Postby Wissam24 on Thu 24 May 2018, 5:33 pm

If the RAF can't show any pride in having the single biggest event in military aviation history for a very long time, why should I?
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Re: RAF100

Postby borismorris on Thu 24 May 2018, 6:02 pm

If anyone wants to post a snap of the Stafford Harrier fin I have one, obtained with permission..

I dont have the photothingy account though..so inbox me an email and I will send it for someone to post it on here..
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Re: RAF100

Postby Berf on Thu 24 May 2018, 7:29 pm

Strange to mention England, Wales and NI on this page https://www.RAF.mod.uk/display-teams/chinook-display-team/displays/ only highlights the fact that in the 100th year the team is not going to Scotland.
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