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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Visit to RAF Linton

Thursday, 13th July.

The U3A York Military History Group organised a trip to Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse base. This is the closest base to our home and very often we see aircraft on the landing flight path.

The base is now used as a flight training school with a squadron of Tucanos.

The old control tower, now replaced.


Tucanos





I did not use my camera very much so the following are images I found through Google.

The base also has a couple of these trainers which look like a flying bubble.


We always know when a Chinook is visiting the base.


The base was built during the mid-Thirties rearmament push. It was used by Bomber Command during WW2, initially with Whitleys then with four engined Halifaxes.

A Whitley being armed

A Halifax bomber


A good day out - its always nice to visit the neighbours.

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