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  • low'n'slow
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2006
    • 1436

    No.II (AC) Sqn Centennial at RAF Marham

    While the AAC were celebrating at Middle Wallop, we were proud to be the guests of No.II (AC) Sqn, the oldest RAF aircraft squadron at RAF Marham.



    Check out the tail art on the Tornado!

    www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk
  • Denis
    The past is preferable!
    • Mar 2004
    • 1515

    #2
    I was at the 95th anniversary as a guest of the then C/O Wing Commander Andrew Hine. His aircraft was painted in a similar style. I remember one of the senior pilots quipping about the fact that they might have to borrow an aircraft for the 100th due to forthcoming cuts...and that was in 2007!
    It was still a great night in the Officers mess for the evening meal though, no stops in the budget there

    Hertfordshire Airfields Memorial Group
    http://hamg.co.uk

    Hunsdon, Sawbridgeworth and Matching Green airfields..
    http://www.wartime-airfields.com

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    • The Blue Max
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2005
      • 2126

      #3
      A great wekend and as L&s said we were proud to be invited to be part of it. Many thanks to all at No2 Sqn for their hospitality.
      Attached Files
      "I see something of the cobra in you Stachel!"

      Sywell Airshow 17th August 2014

      www.sywellairshow.co.uk

      www.Biggles-Biplane.com

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      • Andy in Beds
        Hawker Aircraft Fan
        • Oct 2003
        • 2900

        #4
        Matt/Steve.
        What a great day and a set of pictures.
        Good stuff--I love the Tornado tail scheme.

        I also think it's worth remembering that 2 Lt. William Rhodes-Moorhouse was awarded the Victoria Cross after an operation to bomb railway installations at Kortrijk, Belgium, on 26 April 1915, while flying a BE2C of No.2 Squadron.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William...odes-Moorhouse

        Cheers
        Andy.
        It is better to be born a beggar than a fool.

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        • The Blue Max
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2005
          • 2126

          #5
          Indeed it is Andy and No2 are very proud of their history and certainly are not forgeting it in any way, as you can see the Centennial Scheme bears Rhodes- Moorhouse's name under the cockpit.
          Also in 2015 keep your eye's peeled for a change of Scheme for "Biggles Biplane"
          Attached Files
          "I see something of the cobra in you Stachel!"

          Sywell Airshow 17th August 2014

          www.sywellairshow.co.uk

          www.Biggles-Biplane.com

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          • Andy in Beds
            Hawker Aircraft Fan
            • Oct 2003
            • 2900

            #6
            Matt.
            Yes, Major C.J. Burke is a charcter worth recounting too.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles...h_Army_officer)

            You'll note he was killed back with his infantry regiment at Arras in 1917.
            This I think illustrates how many officers were only 'attached' to the RFC in those days.

            Andy
            It is better to be born a beggar than a fool.

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