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ALSO PHOTOS OF A CEREMONY AND FLYPAST OVER THE MONUMENT AS PART OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 70TH ANNIVERSARY
25TH / 26 MAY 2013
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The Barracuda Parachute club used the runway and tower in the 1980s
HMS RINGTAIL MONUMENT BEFORE CONSTRUCTION 2004
HMS Ringtail monument B5242 Pippin St Burscough
SUNSET OVER FORMER HMS RINGTAIL 2012
It is 70 years since Royal Naval Aircraft enjoyed the skies over HMS Ringtail we are proud to be instrumental in cooperation with Her Majesties Royal Navy (Air) Branch that they did so again on Sunday 26th May. In a commemorative flypast to honour the importance of RNAS Burscough’s (HMS Ringtail) contribution in the Second World War.
‘ Proud Heritage’
Cede Nullis / Vires aquirit eundo.
·Yield to none / Strength through progress.
PHOTOS BELOW OF FLYPAST
ALSO SOME PHOTOS OF CEREMONY AT MONUMENT 25.5.13
FLY PAST BELOW
Lead aircraft is* Swordfish TSR Mk 2 LS326 which itself served in combat at sea during battle of Atlantic. Legend Mk 2 denotes, it was rocket-equipped to operate in a fighting-pair combination, usually with a Martlet fighter from the escort carrier. *Now based at Yeovilton & Duxford in rotation.
Astern is a Lynx HMA Mk 8 (of either 815 NASqd or 702 NAS RNAS Yeovilton.
The large grey helicopter is a Merlin HM Mk 1 from RNAS Culdrose.
The red / grey helicopter Sea King HU Mk 5 Search & Rescue 771 NAS at RNAS Culdrose.
The striped aircraft is a Sea King HC Mk 4 of 845 NAS (one of 4 FAA squadrons that constitute the Royal Navy Commando Helicopter Force at RNAS Yeovilton).
My gratitude to Capt Nick Blackman. Asst Chief of Staff R.N.
see film footage of the flypast on either on the home page / video of this website
or HMS Ringtail section / film footage
ABOVE IN FORMATION
Lynx. HMA Mk8
Sea King. HC Mk 4 Sea King HU Mk 5
Merlin. HM MK1
NAVAL HELICOPTERS OVER HMS RINGTAIL HANGARS
PHOTO 1944 OUTSIDE BULL AND DOG INN – TEDDY KEY 1772 SQDN
PHOTO 25TH MAY 2013
MEMBERS OF ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE AIR BRANCH RE CREATE 1944 PHOTO ABOVE
VETERANS RE CREATE 1944 PHOTO
BEFORE THE CEREMONY AT THE HMS RINGTAIL MONUMENT
MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE AIR BRANCH PLACED CROSSES ON THE NAVAL GRAVES AT ST JOHNS CHURCH BURSCOUGH
At The Graveside of Pte William H Boulton Royal Marine’s died 7th Sept 1918.
BELOW ARE SOME PHOTOS TAKEN AT RAF WOODVALE ON THE AFTERNOON OF 25TH MAY – THE HELICOPTERS AND SWORDFISH WHERE BASED THERE FOR THE WEEKEND
PHOTO BELOW TAKEN BY R HOUGHTON
L/R Pilots; Charles Gough, Jack Thomas, Eric King; Navigator Frank Jackson.
Crew of today
L/r. CPO Andy Vanes, Lt Cdr Andy Thompson (Observer) Mick Jennings,
‘Fraz’ Fraser, Lt Simon Wilson (Pilot).
The Iconic Swordfish TSR Mk 2 LS326, rocket equipped version.
PHOTO TAKEN BY R HOUGHTON
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