US Navy in the UK

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Not the best set of slide copies I've posted in Golden Oldies but some great aeroplanes. The Vigilante shot is dreadful but what an airframe

USS Independence 1969

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USS Nimitz late 70s

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Greenham Common ?

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Yeovilton ?

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No idea where this was

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Great shots the landing VF-142 Tomcat is shot arriving at IAT76 at Greenham & the EA-3B is at Greenham arriving for IAT77

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Fabulous stuff, great to see, whatever the condition. So miffed I never got to see a live Vigilante... :sad:

The Viking is Yeovilton show 5 August 1978.

bigcrow wrote:Great shots the landing VF-142 Tomcat is shot arriving at IAT76 at Greenham & the EA-3B is at Greenham arriving for IAT77

The 'cat also flew in the display so it could be a practice? The Whale could be '76 or '77 Stu as the same one ( :sleepy: :grin: ) rocked up both years!
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Damn, I need to change my underwear........ :lol:

These are fabulous, who cares about quality with content as wonderful as this :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Airwolfhound wrote:Damn, I need to change my underwear........ :lol:



I've never had that effect before
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Nice! :king: :king:

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Could the C1 be at Lee on Solent?

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PhilS wrote:Could the C1 be at Lee on Solent?



I thought Lee but the building structure on the right of the shot doesn't look right
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Nice to see the Viking at Yeovilton Air Day from 1978 .

I was "holding" at Yeovilton between pilot training courses in August 1978. Part of my duties involved hosting the US Navy aircrews arriving for the air Day which comprised F-14, Viking and an A-6 Prowler. The F-14 burst a tyre on arrival so couldn't take part in the air display.

On the Monday after the show a replacement tyre arrived in a COD twin prop all the way from Sicily (I think). It too went U/S on arrival and if I recall it was sat forlornly on the pan at Yeovilton for some days before departing back to the ship.

I sat in the Viking and the Prowler for engine runs which was a nice bonus. Much local cider was downed by the visiting crews as we enthusiastically did our hosting thing over the weekend ! ! :cool:

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Super stuff.

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No, not the best quality at all..... NOT!

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I've got a very similar shot of the Trader 136760 'Mamie' taken at Lee-on-Solent on July 16, 1983 open day, looks just like this shot, but from a slightly different angle. It's on A.net.
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