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    Default Re: Bruntingthorpe 29th August

    What brilliant photes . wouldn't mind geting hold of a zip lighter like those what a wonderfull souvaneer to have !

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    Default Re: Bruntingthorpe 29th August

    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Thanks Jack, 1959 ish I was at RAF Gaydon as a young Junior Technician. I could afford only matches, no Zippos!
    The USAF NCO clubs were making so much money it became necessary to return some of the profits back to the members. This was done in the form of first class entertainment, free gifts, free member birthday meals with Champaign, happy hour extremely low-cost drinks, etc. It was well known the Officer and Airmen Clubs were loosing money and had to be subsidized from the NCO Club's coffers.

    I arrived at RAF Bruntingthorpe in late 1959 and missed out on the free Zippos. However, I was at RAF South Ruislip in the early 1970s when each member was given a pewter mug (without glass bottom). And Yes, I know the significance of the glass bottom. As you can see, I still have mine. Jack
    Mug - NCO Club South Ruislip - 1970.jpg
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    Hello Steve (laugemsue), I have been reviewing some of the earlier posts and came across one of yours. In the last paragraph you mentioned a friend who still had a road sign for RAF Bruntingthorpe, do you think you can get a photo of it and post it or send a copy to my email address? Jack
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    Hi Stevie,

    can you confirm location of concrete plinth and man hole please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie View Post
    I can remember watching the Guppy coming in to land. It really is an amazing aircraft. Heres my last batch of pics....

    Not to sure what to make of this all green colour scheme for this jag.
    Below - F104
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    Some sort of structure or shelter amongst the undergrowth





    ..and finally a look back from the peri track at some of the great selection of classic jets etc at Bruntingthorpe. Whats good about here is that theres no fences around the aircraft and there are people actually working on the aircraft whilst you are there who are only to happy to chat and show you round there aircraft and inside the cockpits. Well worth a visit.

    steve, the one on the thread above, 2nd from last? looks interesting?

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    Default Re: Bruntingthorpe

    It's amongst the old ex USAF parking pans where all the Cold War Jets are now parked up. As far as i can remember there's a few of them around the airfield. That one was in this general area below -
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=brun...ngdom&t=h&z=18

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie View Post
    It's amongst the old ex USAF parking pans where all the Cold War Jets are now parked up. As far as i can remember there's a few of them around the airfield. That one was in this general area below -
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=brun...ngdom&t=h&z=18

    Cheers
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    Thanks Stevie, we will have a look this weekend

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    Default USAF dropped a nuke...in 1958

    Some of the story here. Hmmmmm...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-playhouse-195

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    Default Re: USAF dropped a nuke...in 1958

    I think you mean
    The remarkable story of how the U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped a nuclear weapon onto a little girls' playhouse in 1958

    Nukes at Bruntingthorpe mentioned

    Caution, newspaper story, not all facts may be accurate.....

    kevin

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    Default Re: Bruntingthorpe

    I have been racking my memory as to whether I listed my Flickr link for the RAF Bruntingthorpe images on my Flickr site. I reviewed all 31 pages of this thread and could not find a posting.

    Some of these images are mine, the rest are provided by many persons (American as well as British) anxious to spread the story of RAFB. At this time there are 317 images available. I have credited the providers in the description under each image.

    Please feel free to explore my entire Flickr site. There are many files with a variety of subject matter.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/acres-n...7624425840202/

    If you have any photos of RAF Bruntingthorpe dating back to the USAF years (circa 1960), please get in touch with me. I upload most of the images sent to me.

    My email address: wjoycejack@sbcglobal.net

    Jack
    Last edited by MSgtWilliamsUSAFRet; 05-05-2012 at 18:37.

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