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by Hawkkeeper
Fri 01 Apr 2022, 6:59 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Final Hawk T1s from RNAS Culdrose
Replies: 7
Views: 4272

Re: Final Hawk T1s from RNAS Culdrose

Not quite the end of Hawk at Culdrose XX280 has been gifted to the base as a gate guard, the location on Culdrose has NOT been finalised yet, but it will appear in 2023.
by Hawkkeeper
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Sea King at Lee Airfield 7th September 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 11151

Re: Sea King at Lee Airfield 7th September 2017

Both of those SK's have revisited their old stamping ground after being rebuilt & flight tested.
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 25 Jul 2015, 5:44 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RNAS Culdrose: June 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 6047

Re: RNAS Culdrose: June 2015

Hawk 161 is a returning airframe, [Swapped out for 187], we had it on FRADU years ago & sent it into storage pending a major service, now it's back with us on 736 [Formely FRADU].
by Hawkkeeper
Wed 24 Sep 2014, 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gloster Javelin FAW 4 XA634 (for sale by MoD)
Replies: 22
Views: 8826

Re: Gloster Javelin FAW 4 XA634 (for sale by MoD)

it'll need a lot of work, I was up at Leeming recently, had to drive past it every day, needs lots of TLC & a good repaint.
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 09 Aug 2014, 11:03 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RNAS Culdrose 08/07/2014.
Replies: 18
Views: 3687

Re: RNAS Culdrose 08/07/2014.

Very interesting and a base I'm yet to visit.The Hawk with the lightning strike on the tail looks smart, and the memories of the formidable Sea Harrier. Thanks for the kind words. I could be wrong, but the tour guide mentioned this would be the new livery for 736 Naval Air Squadron, but as repainti...
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 09 Aug 2014, 10:58 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Photo Request - New RN Hawk
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: Photo Request - New RN Hawk

all 14 will be done eventually, us engineers on 736 will get used to it at some point.

nose numbers will run from 840 to 854 inclusive, the 2 above are the first, note 205 was one of the 7 in 100 years of naval aviation scheme
by Hawkkeeper
Fri 25 Apr 2014, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: BRDTA Rally- Somerset Stages
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: BRDTA Rally- Somerset Stages

Some nice one's there. Still love to see the MK1 & 11 Escorts racing still look good. Car number 55 is that an old 2 door Morris Marina certainly got my attention with that one. Motor sports is something i want to have ago at this year so thanks for posting Stan It's a Hillman Avenger nice set,...
by Hawkkeeper
Fri 25 Apr 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Austrian Hercules at Cambridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1753

Re: Austrian Hercules at Cambridge

the 3 Austrian Herks are actually ex-RAF aircraft

XV181 to Austrian AF as 8T-CA
XV291 to Austrian AF as 8T-CB
XV292 to Austrian AF as 8T-CC
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 18 Jan 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Railway Round-up
Replies: 19
Views: 3021

Re: Railway Round-up

Super photo's love the 59's & the 70.
by Hawkkeeper
Thu 16 Jan 2014, 9:35 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Sunset 11.01.14 and a bonus pic...
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Sunset 11.01.14 and a bonus pic...

like those, great colours
by Hawkkeeper
Thu 16 Jan 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Class 70
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Class 70

great photo, love the class 70 it's just looks purposeful.
by Hawkkeeper
Fri 29 Nov 2013, 6:37 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: When the U.S Navy invaded Oxfordshire...
Replies: 32
Views: 8624

Re: When the U.S Navy invaded Oxfordshire...

haven't seen a pic of the S3 for years, good catch, IIRC the crew jumped out 7 were on their cameras straight away.
by Hawkkeeper
Fri 29 Nov 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Any idea what happened to these ? RAF Abingdon Dec 1987
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: Any idea what happened to these ? RAF Abingdon Dec 1987

IIRC most of the AEW nimrods were cut up at Abingdon I was based there on Bucc & Hawk majors when these all flew in.

scrapped because the radars couldn't be made to work correctly was part of the reason.
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 23 Nov 2013, 11:03 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Wildcat at Rennes 20.11.13
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: Wildcat at Rennes 20.11.13

1 lynx & the wildcat dropped into Culdrose for fuel yesterday [friday 22/11] then contiinuned their trip home to Yeovvilton, the other 2 lynx didn't arrive, 1 was reported as u/s,
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 09 Nov 2013, 9:38 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: First Flight Primer Typhoon Warton 7/11/13
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

Re: First Flight Primer Typhoon Warton 7/11/13

that S76 is NOT a RAF a/c, it's owned outright by Her Majesty, I've handled it at culdrose a few times when it visited, the crew told me it's not a military helo.
by Hawkkeeper
Fri 01 Nov 2013, 9:53 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Corn field and my German Shepherd
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: Corn field and my German Shepherd

he's a handsome chap.
by Hawkkeeper
Tue 24 Sep 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Norfolk Ploughing September 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Norfolk Ploughing September 2013

some nice machinery there, love the dog picture
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 21 Sep 2013, 11:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Joint Warrior 2013 2
Replies: 18
Views: 4862

Re: Joint Warrior 2013 2

4 x Mirage 2000N at Leeming up to 2 x USN P-3 at Lossiemouth 1 x German P-3 at Lossiemouth 2 x Canadian CP-140 at Lossiemouth 1 x French Atlantique at Lossiemouth (possibly 2 but rumour only) Hawks and Falcons (Cobham) at Lossiemouth/Leuchars/Teeside Various E-3's, Voyager(s), Tristar, Sentinel, C-...
by Hawkkeeper
Wed 18 Sep 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Nene Valley Railway Standard Class Steam Gala
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Nene Valley Railway Standard Class Steam Gala

great set, never been to that railway, must make that right one day.
by Hawkkeeper
Wed 18 Sep 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Bedford Steam and Country Fayre - Old Warden
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Bedford Steam and Country Fayre - Old Warden

god set of traction engines, like the Shire too.
by Hawkkeeper
Fri 13 Sep 2013, 6:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Recent Builds
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Recent Builds

the nose u/c leg on your Hawk isn't sat correct, the upper part should be vertical & the wheelfork trailing rearwards l http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/western214h/Hawk%20walkround/Noseuclegfromstbside.jpg this oleo is fully extended because the parent a/c is on jacks, with the weight on ...
by Hawkkeeper
Sat 07 Sep 2013, 9:41 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Finns at Valley 05/09
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Finns at Valley 05/09

great to see the Finnish hawks, very rare for them to leave home.
by Hawkkeeper
Sun 01 Sep 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Tûranor PlanetSolar Solar Powered boat in London
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Tûranor PlanetSolar Solar Powered boat in London

what a weird looking machine.
by Hawkkeeper
Mon 26 Aug 2013, 12:33 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: VC10 in to Newquay Classic Air Force 28 Aug
Replies: 2
Views: 904

VC10 in to Newquay Classic Air Force 28 Aug

found this on their facebook page here -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Classic- ... 4324396196

The VC10 is expected to arrive overheard around 1030L, with the final touchdown as close to 1101L as possible (as it's a ex-101 Squadron aircraft)!