54Squadron Jaguars

54Squadron Jaguars

Postby Fred Martin on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 10:10 am

Sadly missed by many , this is a selection of slides of the first UK based squdron to disband on this most versatile and cost effective mud mover used by the RAF . As I am in the process of scanning all of my Jag slides there maybe a few more to come in the not to distant future .

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All of these were photographed between 1976 and 2005 , further details can be found in the image code/URL .
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby freebird on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 10:29 am

Thanks for posting those shots. It just reminded me of some good times I had at Colt :yahoo:
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Postby stevieb on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 12:09 pm

Great stuff Fred! Have you got any more of XX723? Either when it was 'GG', 'GQ' with 54 Sqn or when it was '05' at 226 OCU. Many thanks. :clap:
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby RoverDriver on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 1:36 pm

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Postby Westy on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 2:10 pm

RoverDriver wrote:What would I give to see RAF aircraft back in camouflage instead of dull grey???


Half as much as I'd give to see the Jaguar back in RAF service. Lovely set as always :worship:
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby jaguar on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 2:44 pm

Brilliant Jaguars, really enjoyed looking at them, they sure are missed.
Well done :clap: :clap:

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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby jag636 on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 3:01 pm

Simply divine :clap: , anyway of 829 she's now at newark in her retirement home sadly not live but enjoying a long earned rest. :sad:

I am looking forward to the next instalment of your superb pictures, thanks for shareing :drool:
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby Tim Holden on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 9:08 pm

I miss Coltishall. Wish i had spent a lot more time there. I have very few Cammo shots of Jags. Like these shots though.
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby Koen L on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 9:46 pm

Never get enough of these kind of topics! :rock:
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby DanBeeden on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 12:23 pm

A terrific set of shots. Loss of Coltishall and soon after, the Jag itself, were sad days. Coltishall was a fabulous place to photograph - that rickety old wooden fence by the threshold. I did my high school work experience with 54 in April 1995 and had a magnificent week. One particularly memorable afternoon was spent outside the approach controllers caravan with my old 35mm camera photographing the many arrivals and departures.

Thanks for a super post :yahoo:
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Postby stevebond on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 1:21 pm

Excellent, thank you very much for sharing these. I was at Lossiemouth with a Harrier detachment in 1974 that coincided with the entry into service celebrations for the Jaguar. We scruffy Wittering lot thought it highly amusing that as soon as it looked like raining, the line-up of shiny new RAF and French AF Jaguars was hurriedly put back in the hangar - not before I'd photographed them all though!
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Postby Danny on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 1:30 pm

Stunning, thanks for posting!

Many happy days spent at Colt.
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby Abingdonman on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 1:34 pm

One of my favourite aircraft was the Jag,a welcome regular in the 70s/80s airshows....
I have a great memory of visiting Abingdon airfield(late 70s?)standing near the end of the main runway,having the thrill of a Jaguar right overhead to land using the chute.... :drool:
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby Sekrap78 on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 10:23 pm

Great shots. I will have to point these in the direction of my brother as he was on 54 from 2001 until it disbanded in 2005.
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby jag636 on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 8:11 pm

This is my favourite post as the Jag is the most beutiful jet I have worked on and all of those are mainly museum types now, but at one time they were all front line but they still can't touch the Jag, she's shapely and just drop dead gorgeous. :topbombing: for the thread, if you have anymore keep them coming :snack: many thanks :up:
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby shaggie on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 9:31 am

Lovely set of images
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby Stu on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 10:47 am

Fantastic to see some Jaguars posted up thanks very much Fred :clap: :clap:
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby King Cobra on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 10:10 am

RoverDriver wrote:What would I give to see RAF aircraft back in camouflage instead of dull grey???


+1
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby King Cobra on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 10:13 am

Some beauties in there.
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Re: 54Squadron Jaguars

Postby jag636 on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 8:07 pm

King cobra, you can see a camo version as a GR1 at Norwich air museum along with two or more nose's as various colour schemes they are all on display to the public, :clap: enjoy :music:
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