The Joys of spotting :)

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Copper2
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The Joys of spotting :)

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Hi all
Havent had nothing to post since Riat, Rain and Family Illness and bereavement.
So before i start id like to dedicate this post to Alf my Girlfriends Father who sadly passed away Sunday Morning.
Some of you will recognize Nicky and Alf from the FRIAT stand
(Taken Dawlish 2007)
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Ok on to Today
Spent a nice Day with Dave and his 2 young Grandsons.
At 12 i was ready to give up.... by 5 i had filled my boots :smile:

Gauntlet 49 Apache
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With Yeovilton on limited flying and Merryfield shut the Lynx (skua340) had no where better to go :clap:
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Finally the star !
Swedish Air Force 847
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Till Dawlish next week
cheers for looking
Rich
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Top bombing on the Swedish Herc Rich - nice & sharp.

Sorry to hear about Alf.
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Now that is a nice catch indeed. Good shots.

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Mate, really sad to hear about Alf!! :sad: :sad:

Please pass on my condolences to Nikky.

Your shots from today are fantastic - every single shot of the Swedish Herc is a beauty.

I hope you lot have a good time at Dawlish, unfortunately I won't be there; I have some bigger fish to fry! :yahoo:

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Very nice Rich, great catch on the Swede. Sorry to hear about Alf.

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Some very nice shots there Rich and pass on my condolences to Nicky you both been very good to me over the last 9 months thoughts are with you
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Very sorry to hear of you and your girlfriends loss.

Wow how lucky are you with that Swedish herc :shock: ultimate jealousy right now. :clap: Very nice quality too.
Always love seeing the navy Lynx there - they do like to throw it about as your pics show.
The swede is at Lyneham with no time down to leave yet and what with the strip booked a few more times this week i wander if its worth visiting again....

Good work. :clap:

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Great catch with the Swedish Herc!! :clap:
Do like shot 3 :smile:

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Very sad news Rich and I'm sorry to hear that.

Some lovely pics in there mate and what a capture with the Herc. Nice one fella, see you next week.

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Those are lovely Rich. Sorry to hear of Alf's passing.

Regards,

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What a nice way to remember your sad loss - I hope you and your Girlfriend remember the celebration of his life and achievements as well as the sadness of his passing
from someone who understands the loss of loved ones
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Love the last Lynx shot :clap: :clap:

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That's a bit rare on the plain, great set of photo's all round :clap:

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Swedish Herc shots are fantastic, particularly the frontal ones. :clap:

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Swedish Herc on the plain :shock: :clap:

Sorry to hear about Nicky's dad, always a good neighbour during RIAT :sad: Please pass on my condolences.
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The Apache and the Lynx are superb Rich but the Herc is just stunning mate.

Perfect!!!!

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Rich,
Glad the trip to Deptford brought you something special mate.

Nicky, I'm sure your Dad, my Uncle Alf, is up there with Uncle Fred now reminiscing over the shows we all attended when we were youngsters.
My thoughts are with you all. God bless.

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Chuffed to see you got at least a little luck during these tough times mate. The Swede is absolutely fantastic!

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Thanks for all the comments.

Nicky sends her thanks.

Im glad some others got to see the Swedish :smile:

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Sorry to hear of Alf's passing, Rich...

On the positive side of things, what a set of images!! The Lynx shots are rather lovely, let alone the Swedeforce Herc! :drool: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'll see you on Thursday?! :biggrin:

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