From todays EDP:
Wonder if anyone could help me out with this...
Been trying to find out just what it was, and if anyone else saw it, but no luck so far. I made a request to the base but they refused to disclose.
Whatever it was, it was NOT a Bloodhound missile launch (or a Thor for that matter).
Bloodhound was only ever fired from UK soil at Aberporth. Bloodhound was not based at Marham in the 1970s - they left there in the early 1960s. Bloodhound did not lauch vertically - it went off at the angle shown in the pic on your thread, and very fast.
The only vertical launch missile we had, Thor, was never based at Marham and they were only ever launched in the USA.
Were you watching an aircraft climb out from Marham using reheat?
Last edited by WJT; 06-06-2012 at 08:14.
We discussed this in another thread as I recall. The statement is full of improbable lines.
A few photos from a rather damp, but very enjoyable morning at RAF Marham. Thanks to Ade for organising the visit.
1 - 'Shiny Two'
2 - Aircraft Armed
3 - Stop
4 - Airpower
5 - Canberra
6 - Control Tower
7 - Cheiftan Tank
8 - HAS
9 - Inside the Parachute Packing Store
10 - Yarnold Sangar Pillbox
And a few more continuing on from the ones above....
11 - Shiny Two
12 - Shiny Two
13 - Shiny Two
14 - Victor
15 - 31 Sqn 'Goldstars' Memorial
16 - HAS Site
17 - Tucked in a HAS somewhere
18 - Type 22 Pillbox
19 - Pair of Tornados recovering to base
20 - The lone Tornado returns home
All for now...
Very nice Rich and I see your Wrecks & Relics Canberra has made an appearance in the thread
Cracking images Richard, as for the paper item, at least this RAF station may have a future in this MOD gloom and Doom
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