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.|
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.