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A selection of interesting and unusual photographs from my collection. Apologies for the quality of some - the circumstances under which I took them were sometimes difficult.
Real Sea Harriers (at sea) Follow this link
Dubai Airshow 1996
Early Morning Muharraq - VC10 Tanker - Bahrain In The Rain 1996
Operation Southern Watch - Tornados, Prowlers & Hornets
The Mailman Cometh:
Somewhere in the Arctic Circle; mid 1980s:
Signal to Pearl "Flash - Main Body"
Pulling a Flanker: Not an impromptu airshow, but an explicit demonstration that this QRA, is armed and not very happy.
Shortly after I took this photograph in September 1987 just north of Murmansk, one of these aircraft intercepted a Norwegian P-3 Orion patrolling the Norwegian EEZ. The Su-27 pulled close alongside the Orion, but misjudged his distance and impacted the Orion's airscrew. Both aircraft were forced to make emergency landings; thankfully no lives were lost.
Just a little SHAR: 800 NAS, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS 1984
First SHAR up the ski jump: HMS HERMES 1981
Falklands Islands Residents 1991 (don't look up):
Vulcanicity Gibraltar 1984
Adriatic (Operation Sharp Guard) 1994
GWS25 910 Radar
Sea King W
Boarding - Rapid Roping
Twin 30mm Firing
HMS NOTTINGHAM & BRILLIANT in Corfu
Get a Hat & Get Ahead
Rudloe Manor Site 3 - Burlington Nuclear Bunker