A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby steved on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 3:15 pm

You never knew what to expect, but even without visitors the TR-1s, F-5s and Phantoms were usually fairly active with missions morning and afternoon. Happy memories of parking up and trekking around the edge of the field with camera bag, sandwiches and the essential stepladder.

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt 11 80-170 WR 509 TFS 81 TFW USAF
Imagea1 by S D, on Flickr

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt 11 80-146 WR 511 TFS 81 TFW USAF
Imagea2 by S D, on Flickr

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt 11 146 WR 511 TFS 81 TFW USAF
Imagea3 by S D, on Flickr

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom 71-259 AR 1 TRS 10 TRW USAF
Imagea4 by S D, on Flickr

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom 69-370 AR 1 TRS 10 TRW USAF
Imagea5 by S D, on Flickr

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom 68-589 AR 1 TRS 10 TRW USAF
Imagea6 by S D, on Flickr

Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter 28+01 JBG-34 WGAF
Imagea7 by S D, on Flickr

Aermacchi MB-339A MM54511 61 61º Stormo IAF
Imagea8 by S D, on Flickr

Aermacchi MB-339A MM54509 57 61º Stormo IAF
Imagea9 by S D, on Flickr

Cheers

Steve
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Re: A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 6:56 pm

Very nice indeed! That TF-104G is gorgeous :love: unfortunately I never made it to Alconbury in those golden times, too bad... :facepalm: there were just too many other cool places to go to at that time...
Thanks for sharing - if you've got more from Alconbury I' d love to see that, too!
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Re: A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby POD on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 11:35 am

Superb :worship:
Tiger Tiger!
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Re: A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby SPLAT on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 3:21 pm

Hog heaven , I would have used rolls and rolls of film there! :clap:
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Re: A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:20 am

Another set of photos taken weeks before I was born, just down the road in Huntingdon :sad: Great to see though, thanks for posting them.
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Re: A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby andrewn on Sat 29 Sep 2018, 8:37 pm

Great pics - went past the old place the other day, in the process of being redeveloped - doubt there will be much left of it soon. Just as sad was Wyton, airfield site now looking very neglected and likewise on borrowed time before the housing developers move in I suspect.

You know you're getting old when other posters weren't even born when these places were in their prime!
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Re: A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby soundbarrier on Sun 07 Oct 2018, 6:19 pm

Nice ... love the clean background. Was there only once in 1983. Did not realise then, that it all would change. :sad:
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Re: A nice variety at RAF Alconbury 4th September 1986.

Postby AlexC on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 12:11 pm

The airshows held there were pretty good too. I was there for those held in '82, '84, '85, '87' and '91.
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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