ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by EGDGZTCW » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:26 pm

Does 150 still have its Vickers Armstrong badges on the yokes?

The RAF did remove, more recently, the RWR from the tail but the housing is still there so you can't tell from the casual look....

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by ACLVC10 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:43 pm

Yes I was amazed to see them still firmly attached to the yokes, just hope the souvenir hunters don't come looking for them......must be the only 10 that still has them I would guess??

Can anyone at Dunsfold confirm this?

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:47 pm

ZA150 does not have the badges installed unfortunately.
Buttons . . . check. Dials . . . check. Switches . . . check. Little
colored lights . . . check.

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by ACLVC10 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:54 pm

That is a shame :(

Wonder if Gary @GJD could rustle some up for her?? I guess they are all gone by now.
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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by 1103 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Jelle Hieminga wrote:ZA150 does not have the badges installed unfortunately.
We have a pair under lock and key for now :D

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Post by ACLVC10 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:14 pm

Just looking through Scott Hendersons book and found 148 in her early days .... She's at the front ....

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Post by Jelle Hieminga » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:05 pm

That photo is also on the page about the airframe: http://www.vc10.net/Airframes/cn_883__5yada.html
1103 wrote:We have a pair under lock and key for now :D
That's good to hear! The yokes were definitively empty when ZA150 was delivered.
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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by Thumper » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:14 pm

I think I read somewhere (may have been Tonks) that some yoke badges were auctioned off before the last few flights. I'm sure he'll be along to confirm or deny this.

I'd be making sure that 148's badges are firmly held in place!

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by ACLVC10 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:16 pm

I can assure you they are under a watchful eye and rightly so, wouldn't want them to go walkies :(
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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by petet16 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:29 pm

Years and years ago you used to able to order the badges through the RAF stores system, but that source long since dried up, you could also get the Silver foil RR badges that used to be on the C1 nacelles.

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by 1103 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:58 pm

Jelle Hieminga wrote:
1103 wrote:We have a pair under lock and key for now :D
That's good to hear! The yokes were definitively empty when ZA150 was delivered.
Yes, I noticed that too at the time.

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Thumper wrote:I think I read somewhere (may have been Tonks) that some yoke badges were auctioned off before the last few flights.
IIRC three or four badges were auctioned at the 101 Squadron dinner in June 2012 at Brooklands. I'll check later tonight as I've got a list from that auction. Those were all from airframes that had already been sent to Bruntingthorpe by then. At the farewell dinner after the final operational flight (20 September) another auction was held and more badges were indeed auctioned, but I don't know how many and from which airframes. One item in that auction was a complete yoke with badge.
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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by EGDGZTCW » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:45 pm

So.... If I said ...... "dinners off" ......would you know what I meant. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ =D> :-D


The badges are being watched very closely.....no one goes on the flightdeck or indeed, anywhere else without a guide.

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Post by ACLVC10 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:49 pm

EGDGZTCW wrote:So.... If I said ...... "dinners off" ......would you know what I meant. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ =D> :-D


The badges are being watched very closely.....no one goes on the flightdeck or indeed, anywhere else without a guide.
Over the moon with this comment :):):):):):):)

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Re: ZA148 @ CAF Visit 18.11.13

Post by Tonkenna » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:59 pm

There were indeed several badges auctioned off at the Brooklands Dinner (2) and at the final dinner (2 Yokes with badges fitted and one may be two separate)... sadly well outside my funds. The Yokes went for £12-1500 and the badges around £900 each!!!

I have a yoke but sadly no badge so I want to try and make one for it... I have the design for the vickers badge underneath but need to find away of making the perspex bit???

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