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Night photo shoot XII
RAF Northolt
May 9, 2012
In preparation for the London Olympics four Typhoons were deployed to Northolt from Coningsby as part of an for air defence exercise. Phillip Dawe was able to gain the necesssary permission to organise a night photo shoot. Despite minimal notice 220 photographers descended upon Northolt for this unique event.

An 8 Flight Gazelle failed to make it but three Typhoons were towed from their shelters on the far side of the airfield, two 32(TR) Squadron A.109E Power Elites and a BAE 125 CC.2 were joined briefly by the Metropolitan Police's Eurocopter EC-145. A light drizzle persisted throughout the evening.

Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ936 'QO-C') in a recently applied 3(F) Squadron 100th anniversary scheme
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ936 'QO-C') of 3(F) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ936 'QO-C') of 3(F) Squadron.

Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ933 'DF') of 11(F) Squadron and 25 mission marks for weapons dropped over Libya as part of Op ELLAMY in 2011.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ933 'DF') of 11(F) Squadron.

Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ924 'DD') of 11(F) Squadron.
Left to right: Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ924 'DD') of 11(F) Squadron.

Agusta A.109E Power Elite (ZR323) operated by 32(TR) Squadron.
Left to right: Agusta A.109E Power Elite (ZR322 and ZR323) operated by 32(TR) Squadron in the VIP transport role.

Eurocopter EC-145 (G-MPSA) of the Metropolitan Police preapring to go.
Left to right: EC-145 (G-MPSA) of the Metropolitan Police. BAE 125 CC.2 (ZE396) of 32(TR) Squadron.