Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby red_snow on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 11:43 am

Just had a Sea King low between Amersham and Lt Chalfont, heading NE. Quite an unusual sight around here!!! :shock:

Not on RDR, any info would be welcome.

Thank you
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Re: Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby rdchawk on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 11:47 am

red_snow wrote:Just had a Sea King low between Amersham and Lt Chalfont, heading NW. Quite an unusual sight around here!!! :shock:

Not on RDR, any info would be welcome.

Thank you



Yep - just saw it over Hatfield, lovely sight, especially as i thought not many flying at all now.
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Re: Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby red_snow on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 11:53 am

Was very nice to see, presumably an RN "bagger" from Culdrose, however only caught the back of it and didn't see the radar "bag"?
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Re: Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby rdchawk on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 11:59 am

red_snow wrote:Was very nice to see, presumably an RN "bagger" from Culdrose, however only caught the back of it and didn't see the radar "bag"?


Definitely a naval one as was grey and did see the radar (as was nice and low over my office window!)
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Re: Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby 138EAW on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 12:52 pm

Should be one of the two going to Leeuwarden

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... t-fighting
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Re: Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby red_snow on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 12:59 pm

138EAW wrote:Should be one of the two going to Leeuwarden

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... t-fighting


Excellent, thanks Gary .... :smile:
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Re: Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby 5944 on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 1:01 pm

Except that link is dated January 2016...
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Re: Sea King - Amersham, Bucks

Postby 138EAW on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 1:28 pm

:oops: wrong link



Scramble Magazine
6 hrs ·
Two Royal Navy 849sq Sea Kings Mk7s from Culdrose (UK) will arrive today, 29 January 2018, at Leeuwarden air base in the Netherlands. They will arrive as "Navy 810" and "Navy 811". Estimated time of arrival will be 15:34 Zulu, which is 16:34 local time in Leeuwarden.
The Cornish aviators are getting set to hop across to Holland to polish their war fighting skills. They will work closely with the F-16s of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and some other jets of neighbouring countries. The goal is to ‘direct' the jets in mock battles over the sea using the powerful radar of the Sea Kings. The radar operators in the Sea Kings can detect and track targets of interest in the air, on the sea or on land with the radar.
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