Calm Chris

V22's over the back garden

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Thursday PM saw 2 X V22's in plane mode.

I believe they were full of SAS on central London training, Hereford to central London 25 minutes, and land nearly anywhere.

Odd looking beasts.

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Doubt they're be SAS on what are US aircraft.  If any UK special forces were doing anything in conjunction with the USAF over central London you'd have almost certainly have seen an exercise announcement on it.

 

They're based at Mildenhall anyway so that must be reasonably close?

 

p.s. Mind you, they're a remarkable sight. 

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'Kin 'ell CC that must be one hell of a back garden you have!

Most people struggle to get a kiddies slide in, you have the world's biggest big wheel.

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That's a great shot. Must have been quite surreal for those passengers in The Wheel pods.

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It says "the SAS were expected to take delivery of the new anti-terror choppers this year."

 

I'm still not convinced that is who they belong to.  Could be wrong but the MOD almost always announced when forces, even special forces, take delivery of new hardware - and the Osprey would be a very special delivery.  I think it would have been published by now if they were theirs.

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This seems accurate, I stand corrected-

As is typical for the U.K. press reporting on Special Forces matters, it can not be assumed that this story is completely accurate. It may well be that the SAS has been training with the Osprey, possibly with the help of the Americans. The USAF's 7th Special Operations Squadron (7th SOS) , based at RAF Mildenhall operates the CV-22B Osprey. The press may have gotten wind of some joint training between the SAS and the 7th SOS and assumed that a UK Osprey acquisition was imminent. It may be that UKSF wanted to get some hands on experience with the aircraft type in order to evaluate it as a possible future procurement.

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They have been seen a lot round North Yorkshire in the last few months. In and out of Catterick.

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I saw them too by London Bridge. Made a hell of a racket as they were in semi-chopper mode by then.

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Was it the same ones that escorted Ombama in and out? 
They seem to be racking up the flight hours.

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Was it the same ones that escorted Ombama in and out?

Is he the president of Umbago?

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Oops  :roflmao:

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Is he the president of Umbago?

Umbongo.

(They drink it in the Congo)

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