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A Blakey | Fairey Swordfish

Fairey Swordfish

W5856 is the oldest surviving Fairey Swordfish in the world. She first flew on Trafalgar Day (21 October) 1941 and was a “Blackfish”, built by Blackburn Aircraft at Sherburn-in-Elmet and delivered to 82 MU (Lichfield) on 20 October 1941 for overseas transport to Gibraltar. W5856 served with the Royal Navy’s Mediterranean Fleet for a year. Little is known of her role while on active Service in the Mediterranean but it is likely W5856 was based at North Front, Gibraltar, carrying out patrols over the Straits. She was then returned to Fairey’s Stockport factory for refurbishment during winter 1942/43.
A Blakey | Redbull aerobatic display team

Redbull aerobatic display team

The team started in 1994 under the umbrella of Richard Goode who had been flying and organising aerobatic displays since the mid 70s’. He saw the need for a team aerobatic display using the Sukhoi aerobatic aircraft to add to his already popular solo displays. The team started with Paul Bonhomme as leader and Warwick Brady as “wingman”. Proving that the team was in the midst of the aerobatic world’s most creative minds, the team was called the “Sukhoi Duo”. In 1997, Steve Jones brought his competition aerobatic skills to the team and we flew a handful of shows as a “three”. Warwick was obviously so impressed with the new format that he left the team to make yoghurt in Poland. They now fly as a two ship
A Blakey | Redbull Matadors

Redbull Matadors

The team started in 1994 under the umbrella of Richard Goode who had been flying and organising aerobatic displays since the mid 70s’. He saw the need for a team aerobatic display using the Sukhoi aerobatic aircraft to add to his already popular solo displays. The team started with Paul Bonhomme as leader and Warwick Brady as “wingman”. Proving that the team was in the midst of the aerobatic world’s most creative minds, the team was called the “Sukhoi Duo”. In 1997, Steve Jones brought his competition aerobatic skills to the team and we flew a handful of shows as a “three”. Warwick was obviously so impressed with the new format that he left the team to make yoghurt in Poland.
A Blakey | Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (RAFBBMF) is administratively part of the Royal Air Force No 1 Group and operates from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The aircraft are regularly seen at events commemorating World War II, upon British State occasions, notably the Trooping the Colour celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's birthday and at air displays throughout the United Kingdom and Europe
A Blakey | Lancaster Bomber, Battle of Britan Memorial Flight

Lancaster Bomber, Battle of Britan Memorial Flight

Taken At Sunderland international airshow, The Avro Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two. It is a legend that lives on today and the contribution made by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, never be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its first flight from Woodford, Manchester, on 9th January 1941; the first production Lancaster flew later that year on 31st October.
A Blakey | Red Arrows - Vixen Break

Red Arrows - Vixen Break

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and promote the best of British. Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience.
A Blakey | Red Arrows Break

Red Arrows Break

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service.
A Blakey | Red Arrows, color chase

Red Arrows, color chase

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and promote the best of British. Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience.
A Blakey | Spitfire and Hurricane

Spitfire and Hurricane

The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England) was an effort by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) during the summer and autumn of 1940 to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the United Kingdom in preparation for the planned amphibious and airborne forces invasion of Britain by Operation Sea Lion. Neither the German leader Adolf Hitler nor his High Command of the Armed Forces (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, or OKW) believed it was possible to carry out a successful amphibious assault on Britain until the RAF had been neutralised. Secondary objectives were to destroy aircraft production and ground infrastructure, to attack areas of political significance, and to terrorise the British people into seeking an armistice or surrender.
A Blakey | red arrows

red arrows

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and promote the best of British. Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience.
A Blakey | andy blakey

andy blakey

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and promote the best of British. Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience.
A Blakey | Flying Scotsman, onward

Flying Scotsman, onward

The Flying Scotsman steams through Newcastle on its way to Edinbrugh
A Blakey | Flying Scotsman Leaving Newcastle Central Station

Flying Scotsman Leaving Newcastle Central Station

Flying Scotsman Leaving Newcastle Central Station on a run to Edinburgh
A Blakey | Lancaster Bomber, Battle of Britan Memorial Flight

Lancaster Bomber, Battle of Britan Memorial Flight

The Avro Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two. It is a legend that lives on today and the contribution made by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, never be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its first flight from Woodford, Manchester, on 9th January 1941; the first production Lancaster flew later that year on 31st October.
A Blakey | Tanfield Graveyard,gateshead

Tanfield Graveyard,gateshead

The Tanfield Railway is a 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge heritage railway in Gateshead and County Durham, England. Running on part of a former colliery wooden waggonway, later a steam railway, it operates preserved industrial steam locomotives. The railway operates a passenger service every Sunday, plus other days, as well as occasional demonstration coal, goods & mixed trains. The line runs 3 miles (4.8 km) between a southern terminus at East Tanfield, Durham, to a northern terminus at Sunniside, Gateshead. Another station, Andrews House, is situated near the Marley Hill engine shed. A halt also serves the historic site of the Causey Arch. The railway claims to be the world's oldest railway.
A Blakey | End of the line, Tanfield

End of the line, Tanfield

these old overgrown coal trucks are being left to decay at the Marley yard of Tanfield railway, it looks likely that they will nevere be moved again
A Blakey | Economic buses Maintenance Van

Economic buses Maintenance Van

the economic bus service Run from a garage and offices in Whitburn, the firm, I believe, could trace its origins back to the mid-1920s, Read more: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/time-of-our-lives/a-trip-down-memory-lane-on-the-economic-bus-1-7011568#ixzz4ApXbaQNY
A Blakey | Scammel Tractor

Scammel Tractor

A 1945 Scammell ballast tractor, pictured at the end of the 2016 HCVS Tyne-Tees Run. Named Clyde & numbered 17, it's in the livery of E & N Ritchie Haulage Contractors.
A Blakey | The Red Arrows DISPLAY TEAM

The Red Arrows DISPLAY TEAM

The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Scampton. The team was formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of unofficial teams that had been sponsored by RAF commands.