My own Global Power Mission 8th June 2015

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My own Global Power Mission 8th June 2015

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Hi all a few photos from a very long Day at the fence RAF Fairford Yesterday.
Wanting to make good use of the low sun, I was happy the B52 crew turned up at 05:40

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/trSkQP]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (1)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u784aS]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (2)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/trSkPX]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (3)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/uoiuNU]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (4)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/uoUJTr]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (5)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/trSkEP]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (6)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/uoiuL9]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (7)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/uoUJKF]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (8)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/trSkvF]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (9)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u783TQ]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (10)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/umoekf]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (11)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u78jeG]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (12)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/umoedm]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (13)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u78jay]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (14)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/uoUJuR]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (15)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/umoe67]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (16)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/trSkcK]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (17)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u7g7gB]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (19)

It was really fascinating watch icer11 and 12 getting prepped for there mission but then there was a long wait till there recovery
Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u783z3]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (20)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/trFVTb]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (21)

Then attention swung too Pants flight of B2 that were crossing the Atlantic
Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u7g7e2]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (22)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u783tb]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (23)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u7g6Zp]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (24)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u783qW]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (25)

By time they departed after 22:00 it was getting very dark!
Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/uoUJaT]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (26)

Image[url=https://flic.kr/p/u7g6Ri]RAF Fairford 8thJune2015 (27)

A over excitable video of there departure can be found here :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjIO_byjwOA

Great banter with all the chaps at Fairford Yesterday :wave:
Got in the door after midnight
Cheers Rich
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Superb set of what looks like a rewarding day at the fence.
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Loving seeing these photos from an exercise I can't get too, thanks for keeping us less fortunates updated with the pics :-)
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First one of the Buff pair is a beaut- not often you get 2 in one frame that close up!
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Looks like they're parked close to the fence then?
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Best shots I've seen from this deployment so far - well done. :clap:
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Awesome set Rich :clap:
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Great set of photos Rich :worship:
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Fantastic set :clap: :clap: :worship: :worship:

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Stunning set Rich best set I've seen including last years :clap: :clap:

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yes, yes and yes, well done Rich from an excellent day at Fairford :yahoo:

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Brilliant set there Rich! :)

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Lovely stuff, really enjoyed looking at these, thanks for sharing :smile:
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Love the ground ops shots. Over the fence?

Despite the complaining going on about lower numbers, units and deployments there still is much to enjoy with you lot...

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You must be proud of these photos they are excellent.

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As everyone else has commented, a wonderful set. If only I could get B-52's "human clutterless" shots like this at RIAT! :clap:

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Another master-class in 'luck-making'. Superbly pre-positioned (during a 20 hour mission) to yield the excellent diverse shots in this collection. Always playing the sun/angles like a one-string fiddle!! Good job well done. :clap:

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