The Mick Freer Archives (Updated more photos added 07/12/17)

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A beautiful selection of helicopter I love the Alouette with floats and the H-34. However your Whirlwind is a HAR.10 not a HCC.12. The main exterior difference being the HCC.12 had four windows in the cabin and the HAR.10 only had two.

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Great photos!

Is that five Canadian F-104 Starfighters in the background of the Whirlwind shot?.... :smile:

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It's Point Mugu, you muppet - it says so on the tin!!! Mind you, to be fair, I see you got it right once........

Love the German Choctaw and Danish Alouette - I reckon I must have been standing next to your dad at Lee-on-Solent when these were taken - or possibly even on top of him!!!

And the 32 Squadron Whirlwind must be Greenham - with the Canadian CF-104 team visible in shot... Weren't the HCC.12s the Queen's Flight ones? XR486 and XR487 if memory serves...

Was the Italian Chinook Middle Wallop, by any chance?

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Timc wrote:Great photos!

Is that five Canadian F-104 Starfighters in the background of the Whirlwind shot?.... :smile:


It is indeed, the Tiger Romeos team + spare at IAT '77, 5 of the 22 Starfighters there that year. As discussed elsewhere Stu the Whirlwind is a HAR10 and was written off in '88, and unfortunately now looks like this.. :sad:
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LennyL the Italian CH-47 & Swedish Hkp-4 were taken at Broadlands House taking part in the World Helicoptor Championships which was the week before the Middle Wallop show, they still appeared in the static there.

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bigcrow wrote:LennyL the Italian CH-47 & Swedish Hkp-4 were taken at Broadlands House taking part in the World Helicoptor Championships which was the week before the Middle Wallop show, they still appeared in the static there.


I was there. What happened to the World Helicopter Championships and the 'SAR Heli-Meets'. Do they just not bother any more? They were great events.
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It's been a while since I've updated this thread so here are a few more recent scans I've done, from his second favorite home RAF Brize Norton...

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ImageXR365 Belfast C1 53 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#84

ImageXV108 VC-10 C1 10 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#85

ImageXR413 Argosy E1 115 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#86

ImageXS643/D Andover C1 115 Sqdn (Ex-84 Sqdn), RAF Brize Norton by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#87

ImageNZ7621/21 Andover C1 RNZAF, RAF Brize Norton by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#88

ImageNZ7628/28 Andover C1 RNZAF, RAF Brize Norton by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#89

ImageMM62013\31-13 DC-9-32 Italian AF, 31 Stormo, Rome-Ciampino Airport. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#90

Image5-8311 Boeing 707-3J9C Iranian AF, Tehran-Menrabed Airport. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#91

Image130308 CC-130E 435 Squadron, CFB Edmonton by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#92

ImageXV304 Hercules C1 Lyneham Tactical Wing, RAF Lyneham. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#93

ImageXV200 Hercules C1 Lyneham Tactical Wing, RAF Lyneham. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#94

Image51+12 C-160D WGAF, LTG 61, Landsberg AB. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#95

ImageNAF914 C-130H Nigerian AF, Lagos-Murtala Muhammel Airport. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#96

Image13703 CC-137 RCAF, 437 Squadron, CFB Trenton by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#97

Image109159 CC-109 RCAF, 412 Squadron, CFB Uplands. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#98

ImageXX367 Brittania C1 A&AEE, MOD(PE) Boscombe Down by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr
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Did the Light Stone/Dark Earth C-130's fly with the red/white/blue roundels before "tone down"?

Great to see by the way.
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superb stuff Stu... :rock: :rock:

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Another cracking set of scans. Never saw a Britannia fly :sad: On a more positive note, the first RNZAF Andover is in the reserve collection at the RNZAF museum at Wigram, outside Christchurch. I walked through it 2 years ago :smile: It's the only one left in NZ the others were sold off I think :sad:

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Another great set. The dayglo Transall looks cool

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Cracking set of slides, thanks for sharing. What a time to be a spotter....
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Thanks for posting more, superb! Lovely images of the C130Ks at Lyneham and yes when first delivered the Ks did have hi-viz roundels.

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Great pics, I remember one of the Iranian 707s being impounded at Manchester airport.
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This maybe a really stupid question are they C130s in pic 83?

They look similar but don't look quite right.

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The aircraft in picture 83 are Short Belfasts. :smile:
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Pic 83 (the first) shows Shorts Belfasts.
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Brilliant, thanks guys.

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iainpeden wrote:Did the Light Stone/Dark Earth C-130's fly with the red/white/blue roundels before "tone down"?

Great to see by the way.


Yes they did. First RAF C-130 with red/blue roundels was XV177 seen at Lyneham in April 1972.
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Have not updated this in a while so here's a few more from dads archives.

#100

Image64-0555 MC-130E 7th SOS, Rhine Maine AFB. RAF Fairford, May 1982 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#101

ImageXV572\N Phantom FG1 43 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, NAS Yeovilton, August 1978 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#102

Image61-2491 VC-140B USAFE, 58th Military Airlift, Ramstein AB, RAF Greenham Common, June 1977 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#103

ImageMM6795\9-52 F-104S AMI, 9 Stormo, Grazzanise AB. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#104

ImageXP450 Argosy C1 (Ex 70 Sqdn, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus) 5MU, RAF Kemble by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#105

ImageXN851 Argosy C1 (ex-115 Sqdn) 5MU, RAF Kemble. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#106

Image159756\AB-705 S-3A VS-32 'Maulers', USS John F. Kennedy, NAS Cecil Field by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#107

Image20+29 F-104G West German Navy, MFG-1, Schelswig AB shot at NAS Yeovilton, August 1980. Photo Copyright: Mike Freer. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#108

ImageXP754/R Lightning F3 111 Squadron, RAF Wattisham, NAS Yeovilton, Sept 1974. Photo Copyright: Mike Freer by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#109

ImageAT-152 TF-35 Eskadrille 729, Karup AB, RAF St Mawgan, August 1991 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#110

Image34 IL-78 Midas, Russian AF, Ryazan AB. IAT1994 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#111

ImageXH669 Victor K2 57 Squadron, RAF Marham by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#112

Image62-4414 F-105F 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, Richmond IAP by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#113

Image62-4413 F-105F 121st Tactical Fighter Squadron, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Andrews AFB. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#114

ImageEC-121T 54-2307 Mildenhall Air Fete 1978 by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#115

ImageXM192 Lightning F1A Wattisham Target Facilities Flight. RAF Wattisham. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#116

Image67/10-RC Mirage IIIC FAF, EC-10, Nancy AB, RAF Fairford, July 1980. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#117

Image155882/NH-100 F-4J VF-213 "Black Lions" NAS Miramar, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#118

Image153072\1 F-4J US Navy, Blue Angels, NAS Pensacola, Fl by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageXT872/R-004 Phantom FG1 892 Naval Air Squadron, RAF Leuchars by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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This thread is the gift that just keeps giving! :yahoo: Bravo!

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Fantastic stuff, its like Xmas day for me with every update :clap:

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Well, after viewing all these over and over again, I am still in awe, they are truly superb!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Those Thuds :love: What I'd give to see one in the air