111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

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111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 11:34 am

111(F) Squadron Press Call for Disbandment
No comment from me apart from Great Jet in the air, Great People on the ground - The "Last of the F3W", you should be very proud
Getting sadder by the day :'(
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Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 11:37 am

Great Photos.

Its a real pity that there was so little media coverage of this. All we got was a few minutes on BBC Scotland.

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 1:29 pm

They are a lovely set of images Gill ,thanks for posting them and sharing with us .

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 3:27 pm

Thanks gill for posting these images a fitting tribute to the F3. The first one is very atmospheric, I also like the knife edge pass shot. But the whole set is classy. :clap:


Ian

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 4:22 pm

Loving the touchdown shots, Gill. Tis a nice angle. :smile:

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 4:45 pm

Now thats a really nice Box! These guys flew an immaculate formation at RIAT too the other year - put all the rest to shame. :worship:

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 4:47 pm

With Typhoons going on deployment to police Libya will they have enough fighters to maintain home QRA without 111? Lets hope for a stay of execution. With the world going to hell in a handbasket any sane government would think twice about continuing to slash defence...... we do not however have a sane government. :loser:

Nice pics BTW. Wish I could make it up there.

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 4:55 pm

I suspect for the moment Coningsby will be providing Typhoons against Mr G.

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Fri 18 Mar 2011, 8:33 pm

WOT, NO AIR FORCE :loser: A they want our brave people to lay down their lives, what with we have NO DAMN AIR FORCE its a disgrace the politicians should all be put against a wall and shot, thats "ALL" of them. :mad:


That said love the pictures and I wish all who have served with the "BEST" of the best past present and future the best for all you have had to endure under the worst conditions in "peace time" :surrender:

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Sat 19 Mar 2011, 9:22 pm

jag636 wrote:WOT, NO AIR FORCE A they want our brave people to lay down their lives, what with we have NO DAMN AIR FORCE its a disgrace the politicians should all be put against a wall and shot, thats "ALL" of them.


Wow, chill out man. Maybe with all the money they are saving, the government will invest it in education. :roll:

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Tue 22 Mar 2011, 1:56 pm

Cracking Pictures, looks like my last glimpse of a flying F.3 was at RIAT last year :sad:
Love the 1st Knife Edge Pass shot! :tongue:

Christian

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Tue 22 Mar 2011, 2:43 pm

Chrisward123, regarding your last glimpse of a flying F.3, mine was ZE734 JU flying along side a Spitfire and a Typhoon at Leuchars last year, unfortunately had to leave before the formation finale - due traffic etc - .

Any news of what happened today? Now I discover I didn't only miss the Disbandment Parade but now I hear there's(been) a Russian Il-96 at Edinburgh - oh the pitfalls of work...............

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Wed 23 Mar 2011, 9:22 am

Great shots there Gill on a very sad day indeed :sad:
all the best Dougie :biggrin:

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Mon 04 Apr 2011, 6:55 pm

I served as a National Serviceman with 111 Squadron as a photographer, processing the gun camera films during 1953 to 1955 at North Weald. They were great times with great Pilots. I remember Squadron Leader Topp as a remarkable Pilot. I still have my original Squadron Blazer badge and will always wear it with pride.
Long live the memory of Treble One.

2703653 SAC Charity

Re: 111(F) Squadron Disbandment Press Day

Tue 05 Apr 2011, 9:52 am

Superb set,says it all :cool: :cool: :rock:
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