September 30, 2010
|Phillip Dawe put together a collection of aircraft for RAF Northolt's Night photo shoot VII. The second such event of the year was organised to attract donations for the fund to restore the Battle of Britain Op's Room at this former World War Two fighter base.
Unfortunately for 'operational' or 'technical' reasons most of the promised and perhaps ambitious list of invited aircraft were unable to attend. However, the aircraft that presented themselves in the unique night-time setting were more than adequate to satisfy the attending photographers. Both the Metropolitan Police EC-145 and the Royal Navy Jetstream departed during the event, providing the best images of the evening. A pair of specially painted 95th Anniversary 4 FTS Hawks, a Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) Squirrel and various Northolt based 32(TR) Squadron aircraft made up the numbers.
|Ready to go, Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (XX484) of 750 Naval Air Squadron|
|Left to right: Jetstream T.2 (XX484 'CU566') inscribed '1909-2009 100 Fly Navy' on the tail and '100 Years of Naval Aviation' on the rear fuselage'.|
|Left to right: BAE 125 CC.3 (ZE395) of 32(TR) Squadron.|
|Left to right: Westland Squirrel HT.2 (ZJ278 '78') of 60(R) Squadron Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury.|
|Left to right: Hawk T.1Ws (XX349 and XX338) of 19(R) Squadron inscribed '95th 1915 - 2010'.|
|Left to right: The fire engine demonstration provided the water for the reflection for BAE 125 CC.3 (ZE395) of 32(TR) Squadron which is inscribed 'SSAFA125 First In Last Out' and 'HRH Princess Alexandra' by the door, (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)).
Agusta A.109E Power Elite (ZR322) and BAe 146 CC.2 (ZE701) both operated by 32(TR) Squadron in the VIP transport role.
|Left to right: BAE 125 CC.3 (ZE621 and ZE396) of 32(TR) Squadron
|Left to right: Eurocopter EC-145 (G-MPSA) of the Metropolitan Police preapring to go.