HMS Ark Royal, 892 Naval Air Squadron Phantom FG1

HMS Ark Royal, 892 Naval Air Squadron Phantom FG1

Postby bigcrow on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 8:43 am

Looking through my late fathers, Mick Freer's vast collection of slides over the weekend found this which maybe of interest?

XT872/R-004 Phantom FG1 892 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Yeovilton caught departing it's home base resplendent in Royal Silver Jubilee markings. The aircraft was scrapped at RAF Wattisham, October 1991.

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Postby Mad Dan on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 9:44 am

Happy days - your Dad certainly took a mean photo...

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Postby Maisie on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 11:58 am

Superb photo!

I would love to see some more? :)
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Postby canon55k on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 1:41 pm

Cracking Image, any more like that.
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Re: HMS Ark Royal, 892 Naval Air Squadron Phantom FG1

Postby bigcrow on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 2:25 pm

canon55k wrote:Cracking Image, any more like that.


Thanks... Plenty more, my Dad starting shooting slides (Kodachrome 25/64) from 1971, probably around 10,000 in his collection.
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Postby Mr Flibble on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 2:31 pm

Awesome.
Love Phantoms, and I love them the most in their Fleet Air Arm guise.
Only wish I had been around to see them in active service.
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Re: HMS Ark Royal, 892 Naval Air Squadron Phantom FG1

Postby st24 on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 6:34 pm

Spey Phantoms were just very special and that's a cracking image (as expected!) by your dad Stu. One point though - 892 moved to Leuchars in 71/2?-ish as their shore base. :smile:
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Postby Fleet flyer on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 7:24 pm

Mr Flibble wrote:Awesome.
Love Phantoms, and I love them the most in their Fleet Air Arm guise.
Only wish I had been around to see them in active service.

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Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 7:36 pm

Cracking shot!!!!!!
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Postby PhilEAF92 on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 9:57 pm

Now I do like that :)
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Postby AndyXH558 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 11:37 am

I have very vague memories of the Royal Navy Phantoms. your dad was a great photographer and that is a great picture, cant wait to see more please.
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Re: HMS Ark Royal, 892 Naval Air Squadron Phantom FG1

Postby bigcrow on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 12:48 pm

st24 wrote:Spey Phantoms were just very special and that's a cracking image (as expected!) by your dad Stu. One point though - 892 moved to Leuchars in 71/2?-ish as their shore base. :smile:


Thanks Geoff, but by June 1977 when this was taken, wasn't there shore base Yeovilton?
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Postby st24 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 1:01 pm

bigcrow wrote:
st24 wrote:Spey Phantoms were just very special and that's a cracking image (as expected!) by your dad Stu. One point though - 892 moved to Leuchars in 71/2?-ish as their shore base. :smile:


Thanks Geoff, but by June 1977 when this was taken, wasn't there shore base Yeovilton?


Hey Stu, they operated out of VL in June for the Silver Jubilee flypast (hence the crowned 77 logo on the nose) over the Solent, which unfortunately got canned due to inclement weather. They were joined by the Gannets of 849 (shore based at Lossie) but I think the Buccs operated out of Honington - their shore base. They were to form up in an EIIR formation with the FRADU Hunters flying an anchor - joined by something like 120 helicopters if memory serves... :hypno:
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Postby bigcrow on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 1:52 pm

st24 wrote:
bigcrow wrote:
st24 wrote:Spey Phantoms were just very special and that's a cracking image (as expected!) by your dad Stu. One point though - 892 moved to Leuchars in 71/2?-ish as their shore base. :smile:


Thanks Geoff, but by June 1977 when this was taken, wasn't there shore base Yeovilton?


Hey Stu, they operated out of VL in June for the Silver Jubilee flypast (hence the crowned 77 logo on the nose) over the Solent, which unfortunately got canned due to inclement weather. They were joined by the Gannets of 849 (shore based at Lossie) but I think the Buccs operated out of Honington - their shore base. They were to form up in an EIIR formation with the FRADU Hunters flying an anchor - joined by something like 120 helicopters if memory serves... :hypno:


Thanks for the info Geoff, bit before my time mate, it must have been one hell of a sight... He shot the Gannets on the same day as well, when I've got time I'll scan those as well...
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Postby Phantom 892 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 6:55 pm

Awesome image caught by your dad! Phantastic :clap:
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Postby Blackbird on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 9:55 pm

Just excellent :clap: :clap:

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Re: HMS Ark Royal, 892 Naval Air Squadron Phantom FG1

Postby Trembler on Sun 29 Dec 2013, 8:48 pm

bigcrow wrote:
st24 wrote:Spey Phantoms were just very special and that's a cracking image (as expected!) by your dad Stu. One point though - 892 moved to Leuchars in 71/2?-ish as their shore base. :smile:


Thanks Geoff, but by June 1977 when this was taken, wasn't there shore base Yeovilton?


They were at Leuchars in 77 when I was posted there in the July.
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Re: HMS Ark Royal, 892 Naval Air Squadron Phantom FG1

Postby Traveller on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 5:18 pm

I'm not going to ask you to scan all 10,000. I insist on it!!!
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