swindonweb®  home    make this my homepage
myswindonweb   LOGIN / REGISTER  
Date added: 03 July 2011

A Herculean Goodbye 

Final flyover for legendary aircraft
RAF Lyneham waved goodbye to its longest and best-serving aircraft yesterday, as the four Hercules C-130s took off for their final flight.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of nearby towns and villages to bid an emotional farewell to 'Fat Albert', as the plane has become affectionately known. A familiar site in the skies over Swindon for nearly 50 years.
Final flight from RAF Lyneham:
four Hercules C-130s
The official flyover was organised just weeks before RAF Lyneham closes as an operational base for the RAF’s Tactical Air Transport Force, with all aircraft and support moving to RAF Brize Norton.
"It's the end of a proud era for everyone who has served at Lyneham," said station commander Gp Capt John Gladstone.
Excercising Their Freedom
Excercising Their Freedom Locals brave downpours for The Rifles regiment parade - SEE PICTURES
More14 April 2016
Swindon Armed Forces Day
Swindon Armed Forces Day Early details announced for this year's celebration of our nation's armed forces...
Hello, Mr President!
Hello, Mr President! Air Force One soars over Swindon as Obama flies in to RAF Fairford - SEE PICS
More04 September 2014
Armed Forces Day Swindon 2014
Armed Forces Day Swindon 2014 Full FREE day of entertainment in Faringdon Park showing support for the Armed Forces - 28 JUNE
Armed Forces Day 2011
Armed Forces Day 2011 Military parade, veteran's badge ceremony plus a full day of family entertainment - SEE OUR VIDEO AND GALLERY...
MoreTV27 June 2011
Swindon shows its support for Armed Forces Day
Swindon shows its support for Armed Forces Day Swindon Joins Thousands to Fly the Flag for Armed Forces Day...
More21 June 2011
The Last Parade
The Last Parade Blue skies and sunshine as RAF Lyneham bid farewell to Swindon - SWTV...
MoreTV03 June 2011
RAF Lyneham - Plan B
RAF Lyneham - Plan B Meeting hears alternative plans to save the local economy if Army say NO...
MoreTV07 April 2011
Skies Over Swindon
Skies Over Swindon 09 APRIL 1969 - 50 years ago Concorde flew in to Swindon - and in them days you were allowed on the runway! WATCH VIDEO
Janet's Puppy School
Chelworth Windows and Conservatories, Swindon, Wiltshire