TLP @ JEVER 1980s - Updated

TLP @ JEVER 1980s - Updated

Postby BigClick67 on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 1:26 pm

Happy New Year everybody! :clown:
I would like to kick off 2017 in style with a set of some classic jets from the eighties. This set covers the TLP - Tactical Leadership Programme - at Jever Air Base in north-western Germany in the mid-eighties. For a good part of nine years this training programme was stationed here to teach 2 & 4 ATAF aircrews in the art of package leading, bringing together more or less all fast jet types that 2 & 4 ATAF had to offer at that time. Starfighters, Phantoms, Lightnings, Buccaneers, Mirages, Warthogs… you name it, they had it - simply stunning not only from today´s point of view. In eight courses per year (later it was reduced to six) lasting four weeks, each course included 15 missions with mixed packages of fighters operating on local missions.
This is not an attempt at covering the full spectrum of participants of nine years of TLP at Jever, but rather a colourful flash from the past. Please excuse the poor image quality in most of the pics, but these photos represent my very first achievements in aircraft photography. Mostly ISO 200 negatives, the pics a very grainy and many of them have lots of scratches and dust, requiring sometimes tedious Photoshopping to bring them back to this condition. So don´t look at the image quality but at the jets, they are truly great!! Enjoy!
#01 NF-5s from Gilze-Rijen based 314.Sqn together with EC4 Mirage 3Es lined up for take-off (TLP86-5):
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#02 F-104G 23+95 JaBoG 34 Memmingen holding short of RWY28 (TLP86-5):
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#03 Lightning F.6 XR758(AH) No.5 Sqn RAF Binbrook (TLP85-3):
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#04 Lightnings were a rare sight, even at the TLP; XR758 again (TLP85-3):
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#05 A typical TLP scene with A-10s lined-up and the next pair waiting (TLP85-3):
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#06 F-4F 37+12 JaBoG 36 Hopsten (TLP86-3):
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#07 Phantom FGR.2 XV490(S) No.92 Sqn RAF Wildenrath (TLP86-4):
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#08 Phantom FGR.2 XV438(D) No.19Sqn RAF Wildenrath (TLP86-4):
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#09 A-10A 80-0236/WR 81st TFW,78th TFS RAF Woodbridge (TLP85-3):
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#10 A pair of Mirage F.1CRs from ER33 at Reims (TLP85-3):
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#11 F-15C 79-0063/BT 36th TFW,22nd TFS Bitburg AB (TLP86-3):
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#12 Jaguar GR.1 XX970(EH) No.6Sqn RAF Coltishall (TLP86-4):
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#13 Jaguar T.2 XX836(ER) No.6 Sqn RAF Coltishall (TLP86-4):
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#14 Jaguar GR.1 XX766(GP) No.54 Sqn RAF Coltishall (TLP86-4):
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#15 Jaguar GR.1 XX719(EQ) No.6Sqn RAF Coltishall (TLP86-4):
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#16 Mirage 5BA BA-11 2.WTac,2.Smaldeel Florennes (TLP86-3):
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#17 Mirage 5BA BA-10 2.WTac,1.Smaldeel Florennes (TLP85-3):
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#18 Jaguar A A100(11-MP) EC1/11 BA Toul (TLP-Reunion 13Nov86):
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#19 F-4F 37+22 JaBoG 35 Pferdsfeld (TLP85-3):
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#20 F-4F 38+26 JaBoG 35 Pferdsfeld (TLP86-4):
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#21 CF-188 188764 1CAG CFB Baden-Söllingen (TLP86-4):
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#22 F-16A J-245 323.Squadron Leeuwarden (TLP86-3):
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#23 F-4E 74-1057/SP 52nd TFW,81st TFS Spangdahlem AB (TLP86-4):
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#24 NF-5A K-3049 314.Squadron Gilze-Rijen (TLP86-4):
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#25 RF-35 AR-120 Eskadrille 729 FlStn Karup (TLP86-3):
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#26 F-4E 74-1052/SP 52nd TFW,480th TFS Spangdahlem AB (TLP-Reunion 13Nov86):
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#27 CF-188 188742 1CAG,421.Sqn CFB Baden-Söllingen (TLP86-4):
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#28 Lightning F.6 XR755(BF) No.11 Sqn RAF Binbrook (TLP85-3):
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#29 F-4F 38+40 JG 74 Neuburg (TLP-Reunion 13Nov86):
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#30 A pair of Mirage 5BAs lining up for departure (May 1985):
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Thanks for looking ! If you can add shots from the TLP era at Jever please feel free to do so !! I would love to see more of this stuff.
Cheers, Chris :heyhey:
Last edited by BigClick67 on Mon 16 Jan 2017, 6:06 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby D90Man on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 4:14 pm

What a great (nostalgic) selection. Too many gone too soon.....

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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby steved on Mon 02 Jan 2017, 4:48 pm

Great pictures of some great aircraft. Thanks for posting.
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby Wes_Howes on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 11:14 am

Marvellous post Chris! The quality of the subjects far outweighs any lack of image quality :clap:
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby st24 on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 4:38 pm

Great days indeed - so many NATO exercises, meets, exchanges and jollies back then! Jever looked a good location. :up:
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby Spotty_Jag on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 9:13 pm

The Jaguar T2 (from 6 Squadron) in camouflage looks the absolute bee's knee's! :drool:
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby Westy on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 6:32 pm

Fantastic post :clap:
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby Roellodder on Tue 10 Jan 2017, 1:52 pm

What a great post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a small remark though.
314 sqdr. from the Royal Netherlands AF was based at Eindhoven AB and not at
Gilze-Rijen AB.
Gilze-Rijen hosted an other NF-5A/B sqdr that was 316 sqdr.
cheers,
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby awacs on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 4:37 pm

Absolutely tremendous! More of this would be much appreciate :clap:
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s

Postby BigClick67 on Sun 15 Jan 2017, 8:47 am

Many thanks for all your comments! :worship:
On popular demand here are a few more from that era, mostly types already covered above but definitely worth showing!
@ Roel: yes, of course, 314.Sqn at Eindhoven and 316. at Gilze! Sorry, I mixed it up. I remember visiting Eindhoven in August 1986 when Turkish F-5s were on rotation. That was cool, too!

#31 Jaguar A A116(11-MW) EC3/11 BA Toul (TLP-Reunion 13Nov86):
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#32 F-15C 79-0060/BT Bitburg AB (TLP86-3):
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#33 F-4F 38+14 JaBoG 35 Pferdsfeld (TLP86-4):
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#34 Jaguar GR.1 XX970(EH) No.6Sqn RAF Coltishall (TLP86-4):
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#35 the same jet some 45 minutes later landing back at Jever:
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#36 OV-10A 67-14674 601st TCW Sembach AB (TLP84-3). This must have been the only TLP course where Broncos took part. Probably in some FAC(Forward Air Controller) role. It was the only aircraft from that course that I managed to photograph because of a last-minute RWY change…I had no scanner at that time…
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#37 Mirage 5BA BA-21 2.WTac, 2.Smaldeel Florennes (TLP86-3):
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Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s - Updated

Postby f4phixeruk on Mon 16 Jan 2017, 9:47 pm

Remember a Bronco at Jever in1982, when I was there with a joint 111/43 F Sqn course. Cant remember the exact date, but it was around the 25th May 1982. As the Jaguar got bitten whilst we were on the course. 526 TFS were also on the same course with us.
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Re: TLP @ JEVER 1980s - Updated

Postby BigClick67 on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:44 am

f4phixeruk wrote:Remember a Bronco at Jever in1982, when I was there with a joint 111/43 F Sqn course. Cant remember the exact date, but it was around the 25th May 1982. As the Jaguar got bitten whilst we were on the course. 526 TFS were also on the same course with us.


Thanks for the comment! The Jaguar that got foxed...yeah, I remember :-X lucky escape there for the Jag driver...
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