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January, March and November 2015
A brief photo-report from four days outside RAF Coningsby.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK304 'FM') of 1(F) Squadron.
November 2015
With so many special tails around and with the four Typhoons having recently returned from the Falkland Islands after being away since 2009 it was a good time to re-visit Coningsby especially as the forecast was perfect for a descent sunset with good light most of the day.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK331 'BT') and Typhoon T.1s (ZJ806 'BE' and ZJ810 'BI') all of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK349 'GN-A') of 29(R) Squadron in WWII anniversary markings for the 2015 display season and Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK315) of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron in 1916-2016 anniversary markings.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ949 'H') in the markings of 1435 Flight based on the Falkland Islands.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ949 'H') in the markings of 1435 Flight fully armed following a QRA launch.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZK382 'BG'), Typhoon T.1As (ZJ813 'BL and ZJ814 'BH') and Typhoon T.1 (ZJ807 'BF') all of 29(R) Squadron
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4s (ZK320 'BR', ZK331 'BT'), Typhoon T.3 (ZK382 'BG') and Typhoon T.1 (ZJ806 'BE') all of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4s (ZK325 'FK' and ZK304 'FM') of 1(F) Squadron and Typhoon T.1 (ZJ807 'BF') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.1 (ZJ807 'BF') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.1 (ZJ807 'BF') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK304 'FM') of 1(F) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK304 'FM') of 1(F) Squadron and Typhoon T.1A (ZJ814 'BH') of 29R) about to depart on a night fling sortie.
Left to right: E-3A Sentry (ZH103 '03' and ZH102 '02'). Visitng was Falcon 20EW (G-FRAW) of Cobham.
BN-2T Defender AL.1 (ZG995) of 5 Regiment, 651 Squadron Station Flight (North) Army Air Corps normally operating from RAF Waddington.
Left to right: BN-2T Defender AL.1 (ZG995).

Special tails Typhoon FGR.4s (ZJ925 'DXI' and ZK315) of 11(F) and 41(R)TES Squadrons line up for the lauch of the seven-ship photo-shoot.
November 2015
With so many special tails around and with the four Typhoons having recently returned from the Falkland Islands after being away since 2009 it was a good time to visit Coningsby. At 09:30 the sounds of Typhoons drifted across to the eastern end and the scanner anounced that a seven-ship was about to launch for a photo-shoot. Shortly after the four special talis and one of the Falklands jets were all taxiing to the holding point. Unfortunately the weather was very cloudy all day and not as forecast.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK353 'BQ') of 29(R) Squadron inscribed '1915-2015 100th Anniversary'.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ925 'DXI') of 11(F) Squadron inscribed '1915-2015 100th Anniversary'.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK315) of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron in 1916-2016 anniversary markings.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ949 'H') in the markings of 1435 Flight based on the Falkland Islands.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ949 'H') in the markings of 1435 Flight based on the Falkland Islands.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK349 'GN-A') of 29(R) Squadron in WWII anniversary markings for the 2015 display season.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK381 'EX') of 6 Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4s (ZJ939 'QO-R' and ZJ921 'QO-G') of 3 Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK325 'FK') of 1(F) Squadron and Typhoon T.3 (ZJ813 'BL') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3s (ZJ814 'BH' and ZJ808 'BP') and Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK320 'BR') all of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3s (ZK382 'BG' and ZJ813 'BL') and Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK331 'BT') all of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: E-3A Sentry (ZH105) inscribed '1915-2015 VIII Squadron' it is on temporary deployment to Coningsby while the runway at Waddington is being re-built.
Left to right: E-3A Sentry (ZH103).

Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK308 'TP-V') of 29(R) Squadron
March 2015
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK308 'TP-V') and Typhoon T.3 (ZJ805 'BD') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA546) and Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ924 'DD') of 11(Fighter) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZJ808 'DW') and Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ935 'DJ') of 11(Fighter) Squadron.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK343 'BX') of 29(R) Squadron
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK343 'BX') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZJ801 'BJ') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZJ813 'BL') of 29(R) Squadron.
Typhoon T.3 (ZJ815 'EB-H') of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ946 'EB-A') of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK339 'EB-B') of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZJ815 'EB-H') of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron.
Typhoon T.3 (ZJ807 'BF') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZJ807 'BF' and ZK383 'BN') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK349 'BZ') of 29(R) Squadron.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK325 'FK') of 1(Fighter) Squadron
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK325 'FK') of 1(Fighter) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ913 'QO-M') of 3(F) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ911 'QO-Z') of 3(F) Squadron.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ920 'QO-A') of 3(F) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ916 'QO-S') of 3(F) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ920 'QO-A') of 3(F) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ925 'QO-R') of 3(F) Squadron.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK349 'BZ') of 29(R) Squadron
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZJ805 'BD') of 29(R) Squadron, Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK325 'FK') of 1(Fighter) Squadron, Typhoon T.3 (ZJ808 'DW') of 11(F) Squadron and Typhoon T.3 (ZJ807 'BF') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: E-3A Sentry (ZH102) on temporary deployment to Coningsby while the runway at Waddington is being re-built.
Left to right: Super King Air B200 (ZK452 'L' and ZK460 'U') of 45(R) based at Cranwell. Beechcraft Shadow R.1 (ZZ504) of 14 Squadron and AAC Lynx AH.7 (XZ617) making a fuel stop.

Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ916 'QO-S') of 3 Squadron
January 2015
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK327 'FR') of 1(F) Squadron and Typhoon T.3 (ZJ815 'EB-H') and Typhoon FGR.4s (ZJ946 'EB-A' and ZJ947 'EB-L') all of of 41(TES) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3 (ZJ815 'EB-H') and Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ946 'EB-A') both of 41(TES) Squadron and Typhoon FGR.4s (ZK349 'BZ' and ZJ921 'BY') of 29(R) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon T.3s (ZK379 'BB', ZJ800 'BC',ZJ807 'BF' and ZJ813 'BL') of 29(R) Squadron.