Airport firefighter tests out prototype mini tender

Thought I would share this picture of Ivan Rendall multitasking at KOI.  Thought the headline would grab you:)



And a couple of visitors this week

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Thanks for looking

All the best

Neil 😉



Never in the field of human conflict…………………….

I thought I would add my bit to honour the few as I have collected many pictures of my own, however, they pale into insignificance compared to the images I am about to post. Some will have seen them before but they have never been posted on this blog.

These pictures are courtesy of French aviation photographer Jean Marie Urlacher who yo may have seen an article on in the Orcadian a few weeks ago, flying from Paris in an open top beetle powered kit aircraft.

He is a regular visitor to Orkney and an outstanding photographer, please enjoy them as much as I have.  This is the Spitfire we took to Orkney in 2010 to honour the few on the 70th anniversary,

First of all, let me introduce Jean Marie


And the star of the event

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An outstanding event and great memories.

Thanks for reading

All the best

Neil 😉

For Simon Eardley and Kris Bain

It is a number of years since RAF Kinloss became Kinloss barracks.  I am lucky that I have a lot of photos from it’s busy period.

While on my travels I have bumped into lots of people and I have amassed a number of photographs, particularly of the MR2 which is one of my favourite aircraft of all time.

This particular set of photos was taken by a friend from Forres who is a self proclaimed Typhoon nut but has lots of photos from the Moray bases.  So thank you Alan Fair for sending them to me and giving me permission to share them.

The aircraft need no introduction:










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As always, thanks for taking the time to visit.  I am working on getting my own photos sorted so I can display them here.

All the best

Neil 😉