Monthly Archives: May 2017

Memorial Day 29-5-17

Memorial day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died whilst serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May. So myself and a friend decided at the last minute to take the short trip to the American Cemetery in Cambridge… Read More »

Rafale Solo 28-5-17

With the weekends forecast being a bit uncertain, I made the short evening trip to Cambridge Airport to photograph the French Air Force Solo Display Rafale depart and recover  after doing a display at nearby Duxford. The Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. This particular Rafale… Read More »

Mixed Weather At Shuttleworth

With the weather being as it is, I ventured out to my local to take in the first  of the seasons flying evenings at the home of the  Shuttleworth Collection, in the leafy village of Old Warden, Beds. I arrived at 1500 hrs. and was greeted with sunshine and some great cloud formations, which made  the… Read More »

Goslings At The Lodge.

It’s that time of year again at the headquarters of the Rspb in Sandy Beds, the return of the  Greylag  goose to bring up its new family of 7 goslings and what an attraction for staff  and visitors to enjoy in the garden at the rear of the lodge. whilst during my lunch break I went out to… Read More »

Season Premier 7-5-17

A trip to nearby Old Warden in the heart of the Bedfordshire  countryside for the start of the Shuttleworth Collection 2017 airshow season. This is the first of a number of major airshows that will take part on a monthly bases until October. With the weather starting  out cloudy, it wasn’t long before the sun came out and warmed the place up. With… Read More »

Rude Rams At Lakenheath.

A Recent visit to the fence line at RAF Lakenheath to bear witness  a deployment of  Eight 5th generation fighters, the F-35A Lightning 11. This was the first ever operational deployment of USAF F-35As  to the UK  shores. The joint strike fighters, from the  388th Fighter Wing, 34th Fighter Sqd (Rude Rams) arrived from Hill Air Force base in… Read More »

Bluebell’s At Gamlingay Woods

Made the short trip to Gamlingay wood to witness the carpet of Bluebell’s that were present this time of the year, I left it a bit to late to get the full bloom of the flower, but it still retained its colour. Gamlingay wood is mostly ancient woodland of oak, ash and maple and is owned… Read More »