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by Tim Holden
Fri 06 Oct 2023, 7:47 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Bit late to the Cobra Warrior party
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Bit late to the Cobra Warrior party

Couple of weeks ago I spent at couple of days at Lakenheath & Mildenhall for Cobra Warrior. Weather was not the best but here are my efforts. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53221502693_d4fe125e55_o.jpg a268A6208 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53221699185_77...
by Tim Holden
Thu 07 Sep 2023, 10:09 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Evening at Mildenhall 07/09/2023
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Evening at Mildenhall 07/09/2023

psquiddy wrote:
Thu 07 Sep 2023, 9:43 pm
Cool - where is the second one taken from?
The mound at the 28 end. Its getting really overgrown. Anyone got a chainsaw? :)
by Tim Holden
Thu 07 Sep 2023, 9:26 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Evening at Mildenhall 07/09/2023
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Evening at Mildenhall 07/09/2023

Quick after work trip over to the Hall. As I arrived everyone else left! Desperately trying to get a day off next week. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53170852147_bb022720e9_h.jpg a268A4857 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53171871115_9f7ff6839c_h.jpg a268A4923 b...
by Tim Holden
Sat 18 Mar 2023, 2:16 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Waddington: Cobra Warrior
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Waddington: Cobra Warrior

A couple of days at Waddington for Cobra Warrior. Thanks for the company to everyone I spoke with. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52754971941_a80436b587_h.jpg a268A3535 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52755460008_f223b5aeed_h.jpg a268A3506 by timothyholden , on ...
by Tim Holden
Sun 05 Mar 2023, 8:35 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Wattisham Oldies Part 4 - End of Days
Replies: 2
Views: 3615

Wattisham Oldies Part 4 - End of Days

It was a sad Saturday Morning when the last 2 Phantoms departed Wattisham. They blasted into the air followed by a Hawk chase plane. The hawk reefed into a turn immediately after lift off nearly digging its wing tip in the ground. The 2 Phantoms did a few passes of the field before flying off to Con...
by Tim Holden
Sun 05 Mar 2023, 7:55 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Wattisham Oldies Part 3 - Visitors
Replies: 0
Views: 2149

Wattisham Oldies Part 3 - Visitors

A few visitors to Wattisham. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52728275555_32ef43ab8b_o.jpg a268A3259 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52728274535_91a01576ed_o.jpg a268A3431 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52728274565_2afb1337f3_o.jp...
by Tim Holden
Fri 03 Mar 2023, 6:26 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Wattisham Oldies Part 2. Last parade
Replies: 1
Views: 2347

Wattisham Oldies Part 2. Last parade

Echoes of the past. Lightning tail at the fire section. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52720523540_08e1bc962e_h.jpg a268A3174 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52720368799_b00868ee5b_h.jpg a268A3172 by timothyholden , on Flickr Old gate guard https://live.staticfl...
by Tim Holden
Fri 03 Mar 2023, 1:26 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Wattisham Oldies Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

Wattisham Oldies Part 1

I started cycling up to Wattisham in the late 70's. Alas I did not have a decent camera at the time. By the time I had a camera it was the late 80's/early 90s. Original photos taken on an Olympus OM10. Flying shots were never great due to the awful Hanimex 200 zoom lends and even worse 2x teleconver...
by Tim Holden
Fri 16 Sep 2022, 1:40 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Slick Eagles and Valkeries.
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

Slick Eagles and Valkeries.

A couple of days at Lakenheath. They are trialling a new air to air fit for the F15E known as the "Slick Eagle". They have removed the conformal fuel tanks to make them less draggy and lighter to fill the air to air gap now the C models have gone. I did not know that the AMRAAM recesses on...
by Tim Holden
Thu 05 May 2022, 7:57 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Coningsby back in March
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Coningsby back in March

Back in March I spent a day at Coningsby hoping to get some armed Typhoons on their way to patrol over Poland. It did not pan out but I got a few reasonable shots. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52051552262_ba291b9686_o.jpg a268A1953 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65...
by Tim Holden
Sat 09 Apr 2022, 6:12 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Bombed up F16's at Lakenheath
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Bombed up F16's at Lakenheath

Slightly delayed post from a couple of weeks ago. Slightly surprised to see F16's with rocket pods and what looked like dumb bombs. The dumb bombs look like they have a JDAM tail unit on them?? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51992799018_6d74e5e4f3_h.jpg a268A1492 by timothyholden , on Flickr ht...
by Tim Holden
Mon 07 Mar 2022, 2:32 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Back when we were all friends :(
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Re: Back when we were all friends :(

A few more. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51922780165_06a69d0003_h.jpg aIMG_9640 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51922493059_b40bc4a47c_h.jpg aIMG_9645 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51922253883_e828e469b9_h.jpg aIMG_9646 by ti...
by Tim Holden
Sun 06 Mar 2022, 8:14 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Back when we were all friends :(
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Back when we were all friends :(

With the cold war firmly back on I got nostalgic for the days when we were all friends. I went back through my old photo albums and digitised a few Russians & Ukrainians from days gone by. Sadly most of these types are now fighting each other. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51921190657_c0c5...
by Tim Holden
Wed 08 Dec 2021, 7:43 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Wattisham 08/12/21
Replies: 0
Views: 916

Wattisham 08/12/21

Hoped to get a get a few of the new birds in-between the showers today but the only 2 on the line were towed back to the hanger. Maybe next time. A few of the old birds flew so it wasn't a complete bust. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51733964308_74012bf4ae_o.jpg a268A1035 by timothyholden , on...
by Tim Holden
Mon 03 Aug 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: The 'Big Yin' visits Prestwick, 02/08/20
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: The 'Big Yin' visits Prestwick, 02/08/20

Oh My! Got to love the 225. Never managed to catch it. Would have loved to see it parked with the 747 to get a sense of scale. Nice shots.
by Tim Holden
Sat 01 Aug 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Exercise Aquilas Strike: Wattisham 30/06/20
Replies: 0
Views: 779

Exercise Aquilas Strike: Wattisham 30/06/20

Hi All A bit of a surprise at Wattisham on Thursday. 4 Regiment were conducting exercise Aquilas Strike at Stanta. Visiting Chinooks and Pumas were loading up with troops and inserting them into Stanta. They were escorted in by the local Apaches. Watching them on ADSB the Apaches stayed on station t...
by Tim Holden
Mon 27 Jul 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A few F35's from last week.
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

A few F35's from last week.

Few F35's from Marham last week. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50160409332_d3a5bd22e6_h.jpg a268A7823 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50160162601_efbac7c2e5_h.jpg a268A7832 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50160162211_c142cac0d8_...
by Tim Holden
Sat 25 Jul 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 12 SQN & friends.
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: 12 SQN & friends.

Mighty Tonka indeed! I remember going to the Buccaneer stand down and there was a fair bit of anti Tornado sentiment! 12 sqn were considered to be going backwards from real aeroplanes to having a toy machine. Exactly the same sentiment at the Tornado stand down at Marham. :) A lot of Lightning bash...
by Tim Holden
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 12 SQN & friends.
Replies: 2
Views: 923

12 SQN & friends.

Popped along to Coningsby this week to get some shots of the 12 SQN jets. Last time I photographed 12 SQN they were flying the mighty Tonka. I was not disappointed. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50148869743_f7e9916ba0_h.jpg a268A7495 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by Tim Holden
Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: US Navy Herk at Mildenhall plus a few locals. 17/07/20
Replies: 1
Views: 996

US Navy Herk at Mildenhall plus a few locals. 17/07/20

A few Eagles from Lakenheath and a couple of bits from Mildenhall. US Navy Herk was nice. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50126873898_ff73946b86_h.jpg a268A7337 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50127664712_23e4d0a5cf_h.jpg a268A7343 by timothyholden , on Flickr ht...
by Tim Holden
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Marham 16/07/2020 – Grey but busy
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Marham 16/07/2020 – Grey but busy

Spent a day at Marham. The weather was grey but for Marham it was quite busy. Nice variation in approaches and take offs, some conventional and some VSTOL. They do like to play on the 01 VSTOL strip and nearby hover pads which is frustrating for photography. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50123...
by Tim Holden
Sat 04 Jul 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Mildenhall & Lakenheath June 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Mildenhall & Lakenheath June 2020

Spent some days around Mildenhall & Lakenheath over the last couple of weeks. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50076893092_d00b1872f0_h.jpg a268A6015 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50076642541_ae9ea8e845_h.jpg a268A6122 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://li...
by Tim Holden
Sat 04 Jul 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: An148 and Tu204 in Tegel
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: An148 and Tu204 in Tegel

The AN 148 makes me wish we had gone ahead with the twin engined BAe146 and kept building them in this country. it was another great British missed opportunity.
by Tim Holden
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Mildenhall & Wattisham 16/06/20
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: Mildenhall & Wattisham 16/06/20

Nice set. For someone that's never been to Wattisham, whereabouts in crashgate 2? Are ladders required? Fence is tall! Historically security is not keen on ladders. They have been a tad more relaxed though. The razor wire on top of the fence is dense, 2 rolls side by side and difficult to shoot thr...
by Tim Holden
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Mildenhall & Wattisham 16/06/20
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: Mildenhall & Wattisham 16/06/20

A few more from this evening. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50021076907_ec218631e2_h.jpg a268A5888 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50021076957_967bddecd4_h.jpg a268A5933 by timothyholden , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50021076847_7e02a5c41d_h.j...