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Author Topic: RAF centenary parade and flypast  (Read 221 times)

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Offline class37025

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RAF centenary parade and flypast
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:28:50 pm »
what can I say ?

FABULOUS  :thumbsup:

straight lines,
smart drill,
and loads of airframes !

one question,

what is the rank with an SAC's three bladed propeller within a circle.

used, in my day, to be two bladed prop = LAC
three bladed prop = SAC
 four bladed prop = Junior Technician/
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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 01:34:44 pm »
SAC Technician with a circle

Was tremendous and great to see so many Aircraft

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 01:35:38 pm »
Totally agree - fabulous!

SAC Technician.

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 01:38:07 pm »
what can I say ?

FABULOUS  :thumbsup:

straight lines,
smart drill,
and loads of airframes !

one question,

what is the rank with an SAC's three bladed propeller within a circle.

used, in my day, to be two bladed prop = LAC
three bladed prop = SAC
 four bladed prop = Junior Technician/

SAC Technician, New JT's stopped being made in 2005, so except for a few who haven't been promoted or left since the change, there are no more.

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 01:41:11 pm »
Yep, was good. Surprisingly quiet on the Southbank too, sidled up at 12:45 for a riverside vantage point.

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 01:50:19 pm »
At work this morning and unable to watch on telly or whatever, so I had a look at the BBC's news website and was very pleased to see that their report is extremely well illustrated with photos of the ruling elite and very few of real aeroplanes and the like. Still, I always feel my life is more complete knowing what the Royal Family have been wearing on these occasions. (this is not a republican comment BTW, just one regarding the journalistic content and editorial choices made).

Off to the iplayer I think (when Le Tour has done for the day).

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 09:32:02 pm »

SAC Technician, New JT's stopped being made in 2005, so except for a few who haven't been promoted or left since the change, there are no more.

Typical of the powers that be, scrapped the most important rank in the RAF. Buffoons  :veryangry:

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 09:45:51 pm »
Had a great advantage point from a taxiway next to 27R at Heathrow! Was awesome to see them bring Heathrow to a standstill!,

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 11:18:36 pm »



Reds over EGLM

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 11:29:47 pm »
From where I was standing today in Havering, the Helicopters flew in a circuit before altering course for the city then shortly followed by the Dakota etc.

Amazing sights and sounds! 8)

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 11:38:48 pm »
Just finished watching the BBC coverage. The parade was brilliant. A long time to be on parade, and a they made it look easy. The 'RAF 100' finale was a fantastic drill move. :thumbsup:

The flypast didn't pull any punches, with all the latest and dark-shaded toys on show! :thumbsup:

Had a tear in my eye more than once. Fan- :censored: -tastic! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Couldn't make out 101's Colours, but the recording is saved for future reviewing. :tv: Heaven.
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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 06:02:01 am »
Hi Gang,

Caught a smidge of it on the tv via BFBS after our day task around the Gulf region.
Agree that the QCS drill element was superb and the work that went into the flypast was immense and paid off handsomely.
We haven't taken our eye off the ball and are still on various operations around the globe.

Later,
Stu from EGDL
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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:30:00 am »

We haven't taken our eye off the ball and are still on various operations around the globe.




Those Pimms still aren't drinking themselves after 100 years!  :P

The only thing I would have like to have seen would have been the Harrier and Vulcan, I know the Vulcan is grounded and the last remaining Harriers are mothballed but possible 2 aircraft that tell the cold war history of the RAF the best.

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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 07:43:54 am »
@acko22...It's a dry old do out here you know...Stu in OOMN
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Re: RAF centenary parade and flypast
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 07:48:25 am »
It's dry where you are!!!

Has the pilot got lost again or are the hotel just out of Pimms?  :-X

 

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