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Cottesmore, 13th,14th & 15th now added

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Cottesmore, 13th,14th & 15th now added

Post by nigelblake » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:12 am

A truly fantastic couple of hours after the long cold wait for the action to start, some of the best light I've ever seen on Harriers; great to see lots of familiar and new faces.
A very big thanks to all the pilots and crew at Cotty. I'll be back again today!

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BAe Harrier at RAF Cottesmore by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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BAe Harrier at RAF Cottesmore by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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BAe Harrier at RAF Cottesmore by Nigel Blake, on Flickr


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BAe Harrier at RAF Cottesmore by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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BAE Systems Harrier GR9 ZD437 49 cn P49 at RAF Cottesmore by Nigel Blake, on Flickr
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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by jester » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:44 am

Absolutely stunning Nigel.
I feel great joy and also great sadness looking at those - knowing the end is nigh.

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by MattyAJessop » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:11 am

Stunning Nigel... Was a fab afternoon.. See you wednesday!!
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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by f-4 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:36 am

The master at work... :thumbs:

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by liamkillington » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:53 am

Absolutely FANTASTIC! :clap: genuinely lost for words on these shots!

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by neilf92 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:35 am

I can see why you went large on this post - stunning pictures at an emotive point in the Harrier's history .

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by CH2 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:21 am

When are you running a masterclass?

Stunning images. :clap: :clap:
Cheers,

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by beefsteak » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:31 am

Absolutely belting!!
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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by catkins » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:10 pm

It's a bit like seeing a girlfriend for the last time after you have just told her that you're moving on - why do they have to look so drop dead gorgeous, all glammed up and doing their level best to make damn sure that you always regret your decision!! Really fab shots in amazing light and with some wonderful makeup!
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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by BOLLO » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:26 pm

Smart as f :grr: k Nige,hope it goes well over the next few days for ya. :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by PeteHemsley » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:31 pm

cracking set nigel! i'm just sorting through my photos now with a rather large smile on my face. what a brilliant, but somber day.

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Post by windoze11 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:24 pm

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by tornado17 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:24 pm

Amazing sunset shots :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by glencoe » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:58 pm

Awsome Nigel - brings a huge lump to the throat - no they are not tears, I have something in my eye :blush:

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by glasfryn » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:02 pm

Wow!! :thumbs:

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by Aquila » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:33 pm

Jeez!!! What can I say? #23 looks as though it's gonna come roaring out of the screen! Don't believe you can better these! :clap:

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by captain scarlet » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:55 pm

Top shooting mate. :thumb:
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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by Mark Owen » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:31 pm

One word amazing. :Wow: :Wow:

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by jdupons » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:07 pm

Some of the very best aircraft pictures I have seen-ever- ! Bravo !

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Re: Monday at Cottesmore, awesome!

Post by Dan D'Air » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:39 pm

Blimey, you have set the bar too high mate!

Fantastic photos of a fantastic aircraft. (I justifiably use the word twice)

This government is going to regret the removal of the Harrier Force.
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