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D-day stripes

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Just wondering if it's worth keeping a log of any D-day commemorative striped aircraft to highlight the efforts being made by several air arms and also to highlight the (current) complete lack of anything from the UK.
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https://twitter.com/15WAirTransport/sta ... 17954?s=19
Belgian C-130 CH11, (525 Sqn)
Belgian F-16x2 FA124 349Sqn, FA72 350Sqn
Norwegian F-16 691
French AF Rafale (dual Tiger)... /30-GN
4? USAF RS C-130s 78608,
3 USAF LN F-15s "010" 493FS, "603" 494FS, "219" 492FS
USAF 100ARW KC-135R (no stripes but ww2 codes and old style star and bar)

I'd be surprised if the Canadians don't do something; perhaps the Herc due for RIAT??..
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Go on RAF, why not another Typhoon in D-Day Stripes? Looked quite good in 2014?

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Why not a RAF C130 , would look impressive!

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wouldn't mind an RAF C-130 in camo green with D-day stripes on the wings and rear fuselage,
maybe with some C47 type nose art to truly reference it with the aircraft involved?

Another Typhoon would be nice, maybe referenced to a Typhoon that flew in the war?

However, in this day and age where individuality and actually doing something positive P.R. wise (apart from giving presenters rides in jets) is almost dead, its left to the USAF and Europe to put the RAF to shame, yet again.
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Only two RS C-130s, no USAF C-17. There's a few CONUS based USAF stuff that's been painted too.

Threshold.aero have a full list in their data centre.

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Image of a USAF C-17 with invasion stripes has been circulating.

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cg_341 wrote:Only two RS C-130s, no USAF C-17. There's a few CONUS based USAF stuff that's been painted too.

Threshold.aero have a full list in their data centre.


Are you on commission? :whistle:

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It seems the decision makers in the RAF these days are hell-bent on pursuing the corporate, sterile, joyless image and with that comes an apparent unwillingness to commemorate, celebrate or recognise their past in any visible way.

I’d be very happy to be proved wrong, but after last year’s farce I highly doubt that I will be.
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Abbo46 wrote:Image of a USAF C-17 with invasion stripes has been circulating.

Photoshop by all accounts. I wish people would find something better to do...! :roll:
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Ah ffs. :roll:

Cheers for confirmation. :up:

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Big Eric wrote:Are you on commission? :whistle:

No, I just wrote the article about them!

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JJC wrote:It seems the decision makers in the RAF these days are hell-bent on pursuing the corporate, sterile, joyless image and with that comes an apparent unwillingness to commemorate, celebrate or recognise their past in any visible way.

I’d be very happy to be proved wrong, but after last year’s farce I highly doubt that I will be.


Could tar and feather the accountants in stripes, 2 black tar, 3 white feathers.... I reckon you could sell tickets!

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Surely the BBMF Dakota at least could have invasion stripes added?
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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CJS wrote:Surely the BBMF Dakota at least could have invasion stripes added?


More? :grin:

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Oh poos, I didn't actually look it up.

Anyway, the more the merrier.

Invasion invasion stripes. Just paint the whole thing like a zebra.

In fact, just fly a zebra this year.
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Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?

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Here are two to add:
A-10C 79-0136 KC 303rd FS 442nd FW D-Day stripes on horizontal surfaces
ImageaIMG_0849 by Matt Ellis, on Flickr
C-130J-30 14-5802 314th AW
ImageaIMG_6250 by Matt Ellis, on Flickr
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GertrudetheMerciless wrote:Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?


Are you available for children's parties? :tongue:
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GertrudetheMerciless wrote:Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?

I don't think painting a couple of black and white stripes on an aircraft would break the bank.

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GertrudetheMerciless wrote:Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?

Indeed, the Chelsea Flower Show is just around the corner.
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Agg wrote:
GertrudetheMerciless wrote:Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?

I don't think painting a couple of black and white stripes on an aircraft would break the bank.


This is the MoD we’re talking about. They’d probably sign a contract at £1m per stripe.

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capercaillie wrote:
GertrudetheMerciless wrote:Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?


Are you available for children's parties? :tongue:


Not after the last one...

The day we can fly at least one serviceable aeroplane of each type in the RAF simultaneously would be nice to see though.

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349(F) Sqn D Day jet has been unveiled https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxr52ZFB3oo ... eegy6toy9x
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138EAW wrote:349(F) Sqn D Day jet has been unveiled https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxr52ZFB3oo ... eegy6toy9x


Looks very good, but they could have spent the money on something better. :whistle:
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Agree with Caper..... maybe a small red sticker on the tail mentioning the anniversary date os something equally as dumb.

I know i'm exaggerating but at the moment it looks like pretty much every country in the world is making an effort except the UK?

Whats up boys? so devoid of passion for your forefathers fantastic deeds, you just shrug and go 'me-h'?
Where is the passion? Although granted that might have been beaten out of you.
Yes i know its the mucky mucks that make these decisions, but as loads have been so painted and shown off, dont you think a leak here and there to the newspapers, and perhaps some questions in the house might just get them off their jacksies?

All this and we didnt get a point at Brexitvis.....oh sorry, Eurovision.
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