Tag Archives: U.K.

Have You Been Playing in the Sand?

Red Flag may be well known for the fast jet activity but the jets aren’t the only ones that get to play.  The transports also get to have a role.  One of the exercises earlier this year included the U.K. … Continue reading

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I Can Hear You Coming

In the days before radar, there were other techniques that were used for trying to detect inbound enemy aircraft.  One of them was the use of sound.  Dotted along the southeast coast of the U.K. are a number of locations … Continue reading

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Pan Am

Summer of 88 meant I had probably the coolest job someone like me could ever have. My summer break was spent working for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK. I was involved in noise measuring work around airports … Continue reading

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80s Airliners

In previous posts I have talked about the program I am going through the scan all of my old negatives and transparencies.  It is a far speedier process than I used to use but it is still pretty time consuming … Continue reading

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Back to My Roots with the Typhoons

The Brits were at Red Flag in numbers too for 16-1. An E-3D Sentry was part of the AWACS fleet while a C-130J Hercules launched each day I was there. Judging by the dust and dirt on the underside, they … Continue reading

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Cartmel Priory

While Cartmel now seems like a pretty sleepy town, it once was a bustling center of commerce. The Priory was the heart of a local agricultural economy. While that might have changed a lot, the Priory itself is still an … Continue reading

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Ullswater

Ullswater is gorgeous. Not a lot more to say to be honest. A large lake surrounded by impressive hills. Add a sunny day and what more could you want. This place is lovely and, since it is not on a … Continue reading

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Boating on the Lake

A lone boat on the water always attracts my attention. When you see a small boat on a large expanse of water amongst the even larger background of the hills, it seems so vulnerable. I couldn’t resist taking this picture.

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Caves Above Rydal

As we turned back towards Grasmere from Rydal, the path took us up the hill to the overlook of Rydal Water. At the top of the hill was a large cave. I have no idea whether it is natural or … Continue reading

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Cartmel

Cartmel is a small town at the south end of the Lake District. There is a food shop there that specializes in something Nancy wanted to take home which was why we were there in the first place. Of course, … Continue reading

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