II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby onemac on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 6:36 pm

Taken today at Lossie heading down to Marham for the ceremony tomorrow.

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Image_MG_1464__Typhoon_ZK344_II_II(AC)-Sqn by onemacguru, on Flickr

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Image_MG_1496__Typhoon_ZK344_II_II(AC)-Sqn by onemacguru, on Flickr

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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Takamota on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 7:38 pm

Wow! that's a lot of views for no comments! Cracking set Al in great light to boot!
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby onemac on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 7:46 pm

Thank you for your comment Tom - it means a lot to me!

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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby NAM Updater on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 7:46 pm

They'll be flocking north soon - as ever nicely caught! :smile:

Another thought: I think this is one of the first II(AC) Squadron 'gatherings' in recent years that NAM hasn't been asked if we can send the Swift to it!! :hide:
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Slappywag on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 8:28 pm

Pretty poor effort there. The bars are good, but then you'd easily miss the rest. Surprised it's not a shield like the rest of the fleet, and framed on a darker background?
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby PeterR on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 8:31 pm

Slappywag wrote:Surprised it's not a shield like the rest of the fleet.


I agree! However I was mocked on social media for expecting some kind of uniformity, why II(AC) haven't got a shield like every other frontline squadron operating the Typhoon is beyond me..!

Nice images Al, you Scottish boys certainly seem to get some nice light.
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby dinger on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 8:45 pm

Sadly, not every special tail or set of squadron markings is going to please everyone. I would just be thankful that the Typhoon squadrons are retaining some sort of identity unlike the Tornado squadrons which have become very bland of late by having very few marked up jets.
As has already been mentioned, very nice capture in cracking light. Right place at the right time.

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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby onemac on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 8:50 pm

PeterR wrote:
Slappywag wrote:Surprised it's not a shield like the rest of the fleet.


I agree! However I was mocked on social media for expecting some kind of uniformity, why II(AC) haven't got a shield like every other frontline squadron operating the Typhoon is beyond me..!

Nice images Al, you Scottish boys certainly seem to get some nice light.

Who mocked you on social media? All I saw was two differing views.

Peter - the afternoon light, and fortunately the morning light today, can be absolutely superb. What you don't see is the snow/sleet showers in between :lol:

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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Takamota on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 8:51 pm

it was me, some folk are never happy lol
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby F16 on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 9:10 pm

I applaud them for daring to be different and for the higher command allowing them to bend the rules a little to get some individuality - Looking forward to a 'colourful celebratory' 2015 for some Squadrons :clap: :clap:
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Takamota on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 9:29 pm

Here Here!!!!! Roll on.
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby onemac on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 9:36 pm

F16 wrote:Looking forward to a 'colourful celebratory' 2015 for some Squadrons :clap: :clap:

I'm with you there Ms F-16. I think it's going to be a great year :yahoo:

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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Oldtower on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 9:36 pm

Am i right in thinking as 2 squadron is going Typhoon, 12 squadron is being reformed with Tornado as sure i read that somewhere... back at Lossie??
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby F16 on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 9:48 pm

I believe 12(B) Squadron will call RAF Marham it's home
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby PeteM on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 9:56 pm

Very nice :smile:
I wonder what codes will be used? It would be nice to see them displayed inside the fin triangle.
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby toom317 on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 10:21 pm

Slappywag wrote:Pretty poor effort there. The bars are good, but then you'd easily miss the rest. Surprised it's not a shield like the rest of the fleet, and framed on a darker background?


I'm glad it's not the shield design seen on the rest of the Typhoon fleet. A nice bit of individuality.
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby TIGER TIM on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 10:53 pm

The swop over is indoors in one of the Hangers with two Squadrons - No.II (AC) and No.12 (B), things are going to be a little tight. :smile:
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby toom317 on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 11:26 pm

Hope he does the decent thing on Monday, and pops into Selkirk to Moffat, on the way back to Lossie. :biggrin:
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Binbrook 01 on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 11:45 pm

41 Sqn broke the mold when they took over the Typhoons from 17. At least its got some colour, bet the 17 Sqn F-35s will have grey on grey. But what did you expect all black tails?

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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Richard E on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 12:05 am

PeteM wrote:Very nice :smile:
I wonder what codes will be used? It would be nice to see them displayed inside the fin triangle.


I wonder if that's the intention, I think the squadron have operated an aircraft with a "II" code in the past.
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby AndyXH558 on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 1:13 am

Bugger I've just noticed that. I kind of like it in a strange way especially the knot.... perhaps make the roundel markings a bit bigger but its great to see the future of 2 sqn finally flying. Cant wait to see more.
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby toom317 on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 10:18 am

Richard E wrote:
PeteM wrote:Very nice :smile:
I wonder what codes will be used? It would be nice to see them displayed inside the fin triangle.


I wonder if that's the intention, I think the squadron have operated an aircraft with a "II" code in the past.


As far back as the Jag and the Phantom at least, 2 Sqn had a single letter in the triangle on the tail, although I can't remember if there was one particular aircraft on the Sqn, with the roman numerals "II". When the Tornado fleet went to fleet tail codes, these codes began to disappear, and I think for a while, blank triangles were on the tail. What aircraft that carried 2 Sqn markings then began to appear with "II" in the triangle. (That is my recollection anyway, don't treat it as gospel).
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby blackcat on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 1:09 pm

Were II sqn not Coded in the letters to read SHINY TOWER? or even SHINY TWO? can't remember
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby Takamota on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 1:45 pm

The tail codes will be S H I N Y T W O II A C I was told this by a 2 sqn pilot yesterday
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Re: II (AC) Sqn marked Typhoon.

Postby onemac on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 5:08 pm

Takamota wrote:The tail codes will be S H I N Y T W O II A C I was told this by a 2 sqn pilot yesterday

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