........and another here -
Two photos from Nigel Bailey-Underwood taken on 28 May 1960
........and another here -
Here is copy of an email I sent to all of the former RAF Bruntingthorpe USAF and a small band of British who share an interest in the history and future of RAFB:
Happy Anniversary to the entire RAF Bruntingthorpe Alumni; fifty two years ago today we at RAFB conducted a very successful Open House and Air show. The date was May 28, 1960. Thanks to Nigel Bailey-Underwood the programme (British spelling) for that event is attached to this email.
How many of us still remember all the displays and activities of that day?
For myself, I was assigned to the AACS Detachment at the time and as such we (AACS) did not provide any displays or activities. We were working behind the scene providing Air Traffic Control for the flying portion of the show. The Control Tower and GCA were vectoring aircraft into and out of the viewing area as directed by the timetable set forth for this event. I was the lucky one; I had the day off. The Air Force equipment I was responsible for was automatic and did not require my presence to function.
I did my part by inviting two neighborhood families to engage in the festivities and excitement of the day. Our little band of revelers totaled thirteen.
Many of our photos of the Open House can be seen in this Flickr site:
If you want to watch a slideshow of the Opern House:
All the very best and God Bless,
The attachments are shown below:
Page 6 - Open House - 28 May 1960 RAF Bruntingthorpe England..jpgBack Cover - Open House 28 May 1960 - RAF Bruntingthorpe England.jpgCover - Open House RAF Bruntingthorpe 28 May 1960.jpgPage 2 - Open House - 28 May 1960 RAF Bruntingthorpe England.jpgPage 3 - Open House - 28 May 1960 RAF Bruntingthorpe England..jpgPage 4 - Open House - 28 May 1960 RAF Bruntingthorpe England..jpgPage 5 - Open House - 28 May 1960 RAF Bruntingthorpe England..jpg
Last edited by MSgtWilliamsUSAFRet; 29-05-2012 at 20:29.
Thanks for the memories..........
Anyone get any photos of the VC10 (possibly XV104) that arrived this afternoon (Wed 4th July) ?
Last edited by TOB; 04-07-2012 at 23:07.
Here's a set from yesterday's Lightning Quick Reaction Alert scramble at Bruntingthorpe. Both myself and Hydealfred were absolutely amazed at just how realistic this was. Ten out of ten to the Lightning guys at Brunty for organising this. The commentry was excellent and affective and they did it almost within 2 minutes. It was really quick!! -
All's quiet -
The alarm is raised, Hangar doors opening, Pilot and crew scramble to the aircraft -
Into the cockpit -
Cockpit closed , starting to taxi -
Taxying out at speed -
To the runway threshold -
Blasting off -
Back home after a successful sortie -
Parked back up in the QRA Shed, waiting for the next scramble -
..Not forgetting the Victor which would have supported the Lightning with fuel -
Excellent day. Great to also have some of Brunty's other residents demonstrating during the day as well as a VERY LOUD second Lightning run later in the day.
Many thanks to Rich (Hydealfred) for the great company as well.
Hello Steve, I am curious about the last photo. Of the five in flight suits, 4 of them have gray T-shirts on. They appear to have some art-work on the front. Does anyone know what they show? Also, who are the three in fatigues?
I like the "Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund" painted on the side.
All the best, Jack
Last edited by tigger; 06-08-2012 at 21:33.
The guys in fatigues might be exchange guys. The guy on the right looks to be wearing German pattern DPM.
The T Shirts are standard amongst our Crabs and the emblem will the squadron crest.
All the best,
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