RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#136 by chocks , Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:46 pm

Me too. A great aircraft. Let's hope the Merlin earns its colours as the King has.

 
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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#137 by chocks , Sun May 08, 2016 7:35 am

My latest acquirement of Buccaneer pic' of both the S1 & S2

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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#138 by Frothy , Sun May 08, 2016 7:38 am

Beautiful plane


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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#139 by chocks , Mon May 09, 2016 6:50 pm

Here's another nice one. The Supermarine Seafire.

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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#140 by Frothy , Mon May 09, 2016 9:07 pm

Excuse my ignorance chocks, I've never heard of a Seafire. Must be the navel version of the Spitfire?


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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#141 by chocks , Fri May 13, 2016 6:53 pm

Boy the Navy knew how to pick some ugly planes

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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#142 by Frothy , Sat May 14, 2016 7:21 am

Yes but at least we had a Navy, Army and Air force them days


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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#143 by chocks , Sat May 14, 2016 7:44 am

So true

 
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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#144 by Frothy , Sat May 14, 2016 7:50 am

The Short Sturgeon SB3 got the right name
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RE: Blackburn Buccaneer .

#145 by Frothy , Sat May 14, 2016 8:08 am

Just been looking at Predannack Airfield near Mullion on Google Earth. Looks like they've tidied the place up?


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RE: RE:HMS Vulture

#146 by Frothy , Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:12 pm

This will interest you chocks.
We are going on holiday to Padstow this year. The holiday camp is built on part of St. Merryn airport. I found this write up on it

RNAS St Merryn operated from 1937 to 1956 was also known as the HMS Vulture and HMS Curlew. Initially the airfield was built with an airstrip and one hangar for civil purposes. In 1940, following construction of buildings for military use, it became an aircraft training centre for training for airborne observers and aircraft carrier flight manoeuvres. The airfield was renamed the RNAS St Merryn, HMS Vulture at that time. The following year German aircraft bombed the field; it was rebuilt in 1942. The Ward Room was housed within the Cornish Arms Inn; there is an honour roll posted at the location commemorating the aviators of the St Merryn air field. In 1952 the HMS Curlew unit joined the airfield for Naval reserve and airborne observer training. The field was closed for military purposes in 1956. There is limited aviation on the landing strips now and some of the former airfield is used for industry, farm land and leisure activity. The control tower and other airport buildings are visible in the area.

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Three rocket-armed Fairey Swordfish of 774 Naval Air Squadron during a training flight from Royal Naval Air Station St. Merryn, Cornwall (UK).


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#147 by chocks , Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:55 pm

Interesting Frothy. I've checked all my books and I can't find any reference to St Merryn being known as Curlew. That's not to say it wasn't because many of these airfield names did pass around from time to time.

Here's the badges for both.

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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#148 by Frothy , Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:23 pm

Certainly going to look around if I can.


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RE: RE:HMS Vulture

#149 by Frothy , Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:20 am


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RE: HMS Vulture

#150 by chocks , Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:40 am

Great phot's mate. I worked with people who had actually served there. All said it was a "Happy Ship"


 
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