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Wendy and I visited the local Royal Air Force station on the 9th June for the annual airshow.

Raf Cosford

Going on how busy it gets, we arrived about 7:30am to get in early.

We entered the base after about 20 minutes, parked, and decided to have a look around the exhibits before it got too crowded.

RAF Search and Rescue Dogs

RAF Search and Rescue Dogs

It was only 8:30am, so it was nice to get a look around before it got too crowded

Craft Fair Inside Hanger

Craft Fair Inside Hanger

Gurkha

We bought some raffle tickets off these two guys, the prize was a bottle of scotch. Didn’t win….

Flag

Any flag you want

Airshows are a great way of recruiting new young men & women, not only into the Royal Air Force, but also the British Army, as they are usually present at these events. They have the usual trailers like this one below…

Recruiting Booth

Recruiting Booth

And just behind this were two giant cardboard cut-outs

Giant Recruits

Here is one of the world famous ‘Red Arrows’ aerobatic jets. This type of aircraft is the BAe ‘Hawk’ and is used for Fast Jet Training for newly qualified pilots who are going to fly fighters, like the ‘Tornado’.

Solar Powered Jet ?

Solar Powered Jet ?

Tornado Multi Role Aircraft

Tornado Multi Role Aircraft

Not all jobs are in the air, the RAF Bomb Disposal Team are an essential element of the air force.

Bomb Squad

Bomb Squad

After a Good look around, the airshow started as usual with the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team.

Falcons Parachute Display Team

Falcons Parachute Display Team

Red Arrows

Red Arrows – These are the main attraction at most airshows in the UK I think

Standing room only at the flightline

Standing room only at the flight line

A few from where we were parked on the airfeld

A view from where we were parked on the airfield

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Hurricane, Spitfire an Lancaster.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hurricane, Spitfire an Lancaster.

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The Red Arrows like to show off a bit, below, when it comes to airshows. Very cool.

The Red Arrows spreading the love

The Red Arrows spreading the love

The only flying example of the Vulcan Bomber with two stunt planes

The only flying example of the Vulcan Bomber with two stunt planes

Another view from car

Another view from car

RAF merchandise usually sells pretty well

RAF merchandise usually sells pretty well

Wendy is on the right of the above photo

 

Wendy

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And finally me, it was a beautiful day to spend with my lovely Wendy.

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