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Celebrating 70 years of RNAS Yeovilton - 10th July 2010


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Hmm, looking out of my office right now, I can't see many event organisers or civilian pitch owners walking around the airfield doing a FOD Plod, picking up the gash that their event and stalls created! Cheers for your help, fellas... :oops:


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Junglie_killick said:
...yet the service personnel who do give up a day get no benefit and can't even get there families on for free, the cheapest they can get on is £17, It doesn't seem like much but it makes a big difference if the people who live and work on the base actually want to be there! I think Slim may agree.

That's outrageous!!!! At the Waddington Airshow, all Station personnel get free tickets for dependants and children with all proceeds going to service and local charities. It's an immense balls ache for the Stn but the local good will and positive PR makes up for it.



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Ace of Diamonds Sea Hawk , lovely and is that St Barts in the Background :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
There was also something said about the plans made for visiting personnel, in particular the FPGRM from up in Faslane who came down to take part in the Finale. The OIC said he was disgusted at the treatment of those guys, whilst the lady in charge of the bookings buys herself a new Jag every year!


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I heard that, JK. We had personnel who were required to come into work (i.e. not part of the Air Day demonstrations) and were told that they could not just get in with an RNID card, and would have to buy a ticket - which quickly got resolved when the organisers were 'reminded' that VL remained an operational air station, despite the public event taking place... :roll:


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All these took off from VL many moons ago :wink: Fairey Swordfish (pilot, Rear Admiral P. D. Gick; observer, Rear Admiral H. R.
Janvrin; telegraphist/air gunner, Lt Cdr C. Topliss).
Wasps of 829 Sqn (Lt Cdr K. Mitchell) and 771 Sqn (Lt Cdr J. R. J. Rutherford).
12 Wessexes of 819 Sqn (Lt Cdr P. J. Lynn), 706 Sqn (Lt Cdr J. E. Kelly), 737 Sqn
(Lt Cdr R. Leonard) and 829 Sqn.
Gannets of 849 Sqn (Lt Cdr W. H. Barnard) and 831 Sqn (Lt Cdr J. G. Grindle).
12 Hunters of 738 Sqn (Lt Cdr J. W. Beard) and 759 Sqn (LtCdrA. H. Milnes).
12 Scimitars of 803 Sqn (Lt Cdr P. G. Newman) and 736 Sqn (Lt Cdr J. Worth).
12 Sea Vixens of 899 Sqn (Cdr D. C. Matthews), 890 Sqn (Lt Cdr R. G. M.Campbell)
and 766 Sqn (Lt Cdr G. P. Carne).
12 Buccaneers of 800 Sqn (Lt Cdr J. C. Mather) and 809 Sqn (Lt Cdr J. F. H. C. De Winton) For the 50th Anniversary :) :)
colour photo of some of the fixed wing line up from that day


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