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RAF Wildenrath (G) , July 5th , 1968 (arrivals for 50 Years R.A.F. Open Days)

January 13, 2018 |

On July 5th , 1968 Hans went to Royal Air Force Station Wildenrath , a few miles across the Dutch-German border . He positioned himself near the landing-approach lights and awaited the aircraft and helicopters that were to arrive to attend the two Open Days that were planned there on the next two days.

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Spotting at Volkel (NL) , September 15th , 1988 ( 35 years 306 squadron , K.Lu.)

November 10, 2017 |

In September 1988 it was 35 years ago that 306“reconnaissance“squadron of the K.Lu. came into operation.

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Spotting at RAF Fairford , U.K. July 1987 (International Air Tattoo)

September 12, 2017 |

In July 1987  Hans boarded the ferry-boat from Hook of Holland to Harwich with his car and after arrival in the U.K.he  travelled to RAF Fairford.

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Spotting at Leeuwarden (NL)

July 22, 2017 |

For the first time Hans visited Leeuwarden AB (NL) as an aircraft-spotter in August 1967. In later years he came back several times. Needless to say it never was easy to picture aircraft in their landing-pattern and otherwise !

 

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Auto & Technik Museum , Sinsheim (G) , 1989

August 5, 2014 |

In Sinsheim, Southern Germany , not far from the Speyer Museum (see elsewhere on our website) , the Auto & Technik Museum is located. Hans paid a short visit there on August 24th , 1989.

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Tactical Weapons Meet 1968, Jever (Germany)

December 12, 2013 |

Fliegerhorst Jever in Northern Germany hosted the 7th NATO Tactical Weapons Meet , which was an exercise between 2 & 4 ATAF (Allied Tactical Air Force). Units involved were : 311/312 sq.,K.Lu.(Volkel) ; 16 sq., RAFG (Larbruch); 3rd Wing, RCAF (Bad-Söllingen) ; 11th Escadre , FAF (Toul-Rosières); 50th TFW , USAFE (Hahn) ; 48th TFW , USAFE (Lakenheath) ; 10th Wing , BAF(Kleine Brogel); JBG31/33 , WGAF(Nörvenich/Büchel) and LeKG42 , WGAF (Pferdsfeld). This gallery comprises a photo-report of the aircraft participating and also of some visiting and resident aircraft. Hans visited the Meet from 17 to 19 June 1968. Some aircraft-spotting pictures could be taken on the 17th. Special thanks to J.A.H. van den Oever and F.Spangenberg.

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Wildenrath (Germany) Open House & Air Show 1968

February 12, 2013 |

On July 6th , 1968  , 50 Years of Royal Air Force was celebrated at RAF Wildenrath in Germany with a great Open House and Air Show and Hans was present to enjoy what was happening and to take a number of black and white pictures.By the way, RAF Wildenrath was one of the bases of RAF Germany and is now closed. Read More

Royal Air Force Wildenrath (Germany) Open Day, July 5th, 1970

October 24, 2012 |

Wildenrath was one of the airbases of the RAF in Germany, and in July 1970 it was mainly accomodating the last Canberras, the first Harriers and nr.60 squadron Pembrokes. The base closed in April 1992; nowadays it is merely an industrial site where the Siemens group is testing trains. Frank was one of the visitors in 1970 and conserved a number of pictures he took there as an 18 year old boy.

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Spotting in Germany

October 18, 2012 |

The pictures in this gallery were taken in Germany by the authors throughout the years often under difficult circumstances , always staying outside the gates and fences of military airfields.

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