Friday, 2 December 2011

Greenham Common 1979

Welcome viewers, its 1979 and we are off to the heyday of  the International Air Tattoo at the much missed RAF Greenham Common. Its going to be a squeeze as we are in the MG Midget today so we will have to take the roof off so you can sit on the boot lid as we head south down the A34.

As we walk along the mile of parked aircraft we find an A7 Corsair of VA66 from the USS Dwight Eisenhower.

Landing after its display is Atlantic 61+16 of the German Navy

One of the rarely seen visitors is BAC 1-11 XX105 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment.

Another unusual visitor on this side of the pond is US Coastguard C130 1602

Nearing the end of its service life, and showing its Britannia ancestry around the tail is Canadair Argus 735 of the RCAF.

Even further away from home is Canberra B2 1233 of the Argentine Air Force

And finally we see Fiat G91 32+80 of the Luftwaffe

And so as the Midget disappears  into the sunset back up the A34 we say goodbye to Roger and Reggie till next time.

1 comment:

  1. That was a Venezuelan Canberra, post-overhaul, I think.