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A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:12 am
by Leebee0
Hi All

Here are a few old pics taken at RAF Cosford First three by my dad the rest by me. I know that as me and my bro are in the first three.

Avro Vulcan B1 XA900 the last B1 in existence she stood next to Victor B1 XA923 both were scrapped at Cosford after spending many years there as instructional airframes. Much debate over if these machine flew into Cosford (most seem to think yes). Victor scrapped 1985 Vulcan 1986.

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Shorts SC-5 Belfast C1 XR371 in the colours she was delivered in early 80's

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Vickers VC10 G-ARVM again just after delivery this machine did land at Cosford and as soon as i can find my pic of it landing i will post it.

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Ok a few from July 1986


Handley Page Victor K1A XH592 the second of at least three Victors that have filled Cosford's hangers again not sure if she flew in but i do know when scrapped the nose section ended up at Bruntingthorpe i think its still there.

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Canberra the Gnat and the Javelin all outside in the July sunshine!

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Avro Vulcan B2 XM598 we know this machine landed there as she was brought in by her Black Buck pilot John Reeve!

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What no Cold War Exhibition! Vickers Varsity WF379 no longer at Cosford HS Trident 1 G-ARPH smashed for scrap and Bristol Britannia G-AOVF just after her repaint.

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One from the 1987 Airshow randomly Harrier GR3 going through its paces during its display that year. In fact i think it was the last time a GR3 displayed at Cosford as no display in 88 and 89 saw the first display by the GR5!

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And finally an interesting pic of Concorde G-BOAG turning over our estate in Kingswinford August 1987 affectively flying across the front of the house while performing a few passes at Halfpenny Green Airport just about three miles from our house. Looking at her position she would have been flying right over the town centre! I just remember the noise being amazing as she powered away. Those were the days!!

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Hope you have enjoyed these few pic from my past.

Thanks for looking

Lee

Re: A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:49 am
by Dougs
Leebee0 wrote:What no Cold War Exhibition! Vickers Varsity WF379 no longer at Cosford HS Trident 1 G-ARPO smashed for scrap and Bristol Britannia G-AOVF just after her repaint.

EH? thought this is the one being preserved at sunderland?http://www.savethetrident.org/
such a shame about the mk1 bombers tho still erk's a bit that they scrapped the last ones :-o

Re: A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:09 am
by Ramshornvortex
I think Lee means HS Trident1C G-ARPH was the one at Cosford as part of the now dispersed/destroyed BA Collection.

Re: A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:01 pm
by Leebee0
Ramshornvortex wrote:I think Lee means HS Trident1C G-ARPH was the one at Cosford as part of the now dispersed/destroyed BA Collection.


Hi yes thanks for that for that. Sorry for that error now edited.

Cheers

Lee.

Re: A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:46 pm
by Mayfly
Is that a little LeebeeOlet in the first couple?

Edit As pointed out to me Lee says it's him in the first post - NOT a senior moment as mentioned!!!!

More 'should have gone to spec savers!!!! :p

Re: A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:58 pm
by Leebee0
Arrrr thanks Pam yes it is my brother and I photographed by my late father. I think the first three photos were from my first trip to Cosford in 1980. We have been lucky to live so close to the RAF Museum and see it change over the years. :)

Hope your both well look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers

Lee.x

Re: A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:25 am
by Aceyone
Good stuff !

Re: A Few Cosford Oldies

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:41 pm
by Kermit
Those were the days, indeed ......
Thanks for sharing, Lee, wonderful stuff :)