Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby gallers74 on Sat 13 Feb 2016, 8:47 pm

The Sea King helicopter comes to the end of its service life with the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) on 31 March 2016 having been taken into service with CHF in 1997.

I had the opportunity to fly with 848 Naval Air Squadron for one last jaunt out of RNAS Yeovilton.

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ImageSMG_6905 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_6897 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_6854 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_6772 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_4375 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_6762 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_6832 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_4332 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr
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ImageSMG_4405 copy by Simon Galloway, on Flickr

Hope you enjoy.
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Re: Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby Tommy on Sat 13 Feb 2016, 10:14 pm

Lovely (and poignant) shots, Simon. You've covered it well. It'll be a mighty sad day when the Ol' HC.4s shut down for the last time.
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Re: Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby K213 on Sun 14 Feb 2016, 5:30 am

I like the shots of the Sea King in the air with the sun behind the aircraft.

I was also lucky enough to attend the event, however the position of the aircraft on my sortie did not allow such dramatic shots.

The end of March will be a sad day when 848 stands down their remaining HC4s.
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Re: Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby In a Maze on Sun 14 Feb 2016, 10:20 am

What are the plans for the aircraft after retirement.
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Re: Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby K213 on Sun 14 Feb 2016, 11:29 am

Understood the King of the Junglies (with RPG damaged panels that were removed following an incident in Afghanistan) will be going to the FAA Museum.

The others appear up for disposal.
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Re: Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby Pablo on Sun 14 Feb 2016, 9:25 pm

K213 wrote:I was also lucky enough to attend the event, however the position of the aircraft on my sortie did not allow such dramatic shots


Likewise but you've certainly made good use of the opportunity - the opening shot's a real peach.
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Re: Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 14 Feb 2016, 9:37 pm

Fabulous shots and great to see :smile: gonna miss the junglies though :sad:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Air to Air with 848 Naval Air Squadron.

Postby capercaillie on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 12:04 pm

The opening shot is stunning :up:
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