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TOPIC: Gate Guards

Gate Guards 04 Sep 2008 19:14 #1

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As these are a big part of RAF / USAF airfields I thought it would be nice to get a post going with a few photos of gate guards, past and present.

Here is the Javelin at RAF Leeming

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Gate Guards 05 Sep 2008 12:09 #2

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De Havilland Comet C.2 "Sagittarius" (XK699 / 699) at RAF Lyneham

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Gate Guards 05 Sep 2008 17:42 #3

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Heres two form Coltishall

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and lifted off her perch for the trip to Norwich County Hall

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Sad day for me but a honour to be there with Mick Jennings and the OC

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Gate Guards 05 Sep 2008 18:35 #4

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Alconbury.

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Gate Guards 05 Sep 2008 22:00 #5

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NA F-100D Super Sabre at Lakenheath, taken in 1991.

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Gate Guards 05 Sep 2008 22:12 #6

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CDP wrote: NA F-100D Super Sabre at Mildenhall, taken in 1991.


I didn't know there was one at Mildenhall. I've seen one at Lakenheath and I took a photo of one at Wethersfield - being followed by a couple on "snowdrops" - that was a few years back!

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Gate Guards 08 Sep 2008 09:51 #7

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Boozefighters wrote: I suppose the Shackleton at St. Mawgan has long since gone but I remember seeing it in the last 10 years when driving by, so it could still be there.


Still there, and lovingly cared for by a loyal band of enthusiasts.

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Gate Guards 08 Sep 2008 10:24 #8

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....Unlike the poor Phantom at St Athan

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Gate Guards 08 Sep 2008 10:27 #9

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They've not scrapped the Phantom have they?

Do I take it MM that you are one of the "loyal band" with the lovely looking Shackleton?

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The Phantom (really XV500 by the way) was sadly scrapped in August 07, leaving Saints without a gate guardian.

I was one of the band, but sadly had to give it up when I moved to Wales.
I was there from the beginning when we dragged it of the airfield for rebuild, went to Lossie to get spares and when WL756 came to St Mawgan to be used as spares source.

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