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Old 09-07-2017, 07:50
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Thanks to all.

Barry ref HMS Rooke. This site note in its later years as just Rooke Site closed down last year and was handed over to the Gibraltar Government. Seems the Government sold it to a private developer who is in the process of demolishing the buildings.

Ref the Gibraltar Squadron. We are all wondering what boats are to replace the current LPVs although replacements have been muted for many years now. Seems that two incidents with spanish navy warships in the bay has accelerated this process or could even be some future planning in case we do get the new HMS Queen Elizabeth in port (or at least at anchor in the Bay).
So even you guys on the Rock don't have any notion what the sqdn might be getting. let's just hope it's something which makes a point to your neighbours.

As far as the QE is concerned I'm sure you will be seeing her in Gibraltar waters, it is inconceivable that she would not visit this iconic place. Mind you the neighbours will probably call it 'intimidation' .
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Old 15-07-2017, 11:10
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Royal Navy WILDCAT HMA2 (ZZ531) from HMS DUNCAN at RAF Gibraltar on the 24th June to pick up stores whilst the ship sailed past through the Strait of Gibraltar.
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Old 15-07-2017, 15:27
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Royal Navy WILDCAT HMA2 (ZZ531) from HMS DUNCAN at RAF Gibraltar on the 24th June to pick up stores whilst the ship sailed past through the Strait of Gibraltar.
Thanks Dan, looks like the days of displaying the ships name on the front of them are now gone?

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Old 16-07-2017, 15:26
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If I remember correctly I think the Merlins that landed on HMS QE had the ships name on.

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Old 17-07-2017, 10:59
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Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, 15 July 2017.
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Old 17-07-2017, 18:50
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Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, 15 July 2017.
Many thanks Paul, I see the name on the front. Perhaps they didn't have a signwriter onboard HMS Duncan, or it was just a loan draft

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Old 17-07-2017, 19:43
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Many thanks Paul, I see the name on the front. Perhaps they didn't have a signwriter onboard HMS Duncan, or it was just a loan draft

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For info Jim, the Wildcat on Lancaster F229 was without the host ship name when the ship was open to visitors in Liverpool 28/2/2015, see attachment below.



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Old 17-07-2017, 21:57
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For info Jim, the Wildcat on Lancaster F229 was without the host ship name when the ship was open to visitors in Liverpool 28/2/2015, see attachment below.



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Old 17-07-2017, 22:06
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Also Wildcats don't carry an individual three digit squadron code carried by all naval aircraft from the early fifties onward.
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Old 17-07-2017, 23:30
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Royal Navy WILDCAT HMA2 (ZZ531) from HMS DUNCAN at RAF Gibraltar on the 24th June to pick up stores whilst the ship sailed past through the Strait of Gibraltar.
I thought that ships had to touch port at Gibraltar so that overseas pay started.
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Old 18-07-2017, 17:55
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Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) patrol vessels SABQAT (1066) and RAFAQAT (1068) aboard the cargo ship NORFOLK in Gibraltar today. They are the ex US Coast Guard Island Class patrol vessels USCGC GRAND ISLE (WPB 1338) and USCGC KEY BISCAYNE (WPB 1339) respectively.
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Old 18-07-2017, 21:15
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Many thanks Dan, thats some cargo

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Old 18-07-2017, 21:21
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Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) patrol vessels SABQAT (1066) and RAFAQAT (1068) aboard the cargo ship NORFOLK in Gibraltar today. They are the ex US Coast Guard Island Class patrol vessels USCGC GRAND ISLE (WPB 1338) and USCGC KEY BISCAYNE (WPB 1339) respectively.
It is quite amazing to see how many ex-USCG ships of all shapes and sizes have been purchased by foreign navies/coast guards around the world.
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Old 19-07-2017, 07:06
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Is it in part a form of military aid to "friendly" countries that the US doesn't want to sell/give combat naval ships to.
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Old 27-07-2017, 17:12
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Royal Navy refurbishing old Gibraltar signal station

"The UK Royal Navy announced an investment of £2 million for the expansion and modernization of Gibraltar’s ‘Windy Hill’ monitoring station.

Sitting high above the Strait of Gibraltar, personnel at the monitoring facility keep an eye on 60,000 ships entering or leaving the Mediterranean, or crossing between Africa and Europe.

But after more than a century of constant operations, keeping an eye on traffic visually, over the radio and electronically, Windmill Hill Signal Station needs work.

Over the next 12 months, the complex will be expanded and improved, with extra monitoring equipment installed.

Around 30 personnel work in the station, which is located on the hill of the same name about one third of a mile from the southern tip of Gibraltar – allowing near-panoramic views of the strait and neighboring bay.

Although now under Joint Force Command rather than reporting directly to the RN, it draws the bulk of its staff from the RN.

They feed information back to the UK and its allies and also support the international fight against drug trafficking; the narrow waters separating the two continents are a known route for shipping narcotics into Europe – an information provided by Windy Hill has led to illegal shipments of drugs and tobacco being seized.

The Commander British Forces Gibraltar, Commodore Mike Walliker, got work under way on the extension with a ceremonial breaking ground ceremony at the site – nicknamed Windy Hill because of its exposure to a near constant onrush of air.
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Old 30-07-2017, 11:21
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Royal Navy refurbishing old Gibraltar signal station

"The UK Royal Navy announced an investment of £2 million for the expansion and modernization of Gibraltar’s ‘Windy Hill’ monitoring station.

Sitting high above the Strait of Gibraltar, personnel at the monitoring facility keep an eye on 60,000 ships entering or leaving the Mediterranean, or crossing between Africa and Europe.

But after more than a century of constant operations, keeping an eye on traffic visually, over the radio and electronically, Windmill Hill Signal Station needs work.

Over the next 12 months, the complex will be expanded and improved, with extra monitoring equipment installed.

Around 30 personnel work in the station, which is located on the hill of the same name about one third of a mile from the southern tip of Gibraltar – allowing near-panoramic views of the strait and neighboring bay.

Although now under Joint Force Command rather than reporting directly to the RN, it draws the bulk of its staff from the RN.

They feed information back to the UK and its allies and also support the international fight against drug trafficking; the narrow waters separating the two continents are a known route for shipping narcotics into Europe – an information provided by Windy Hill has led to illegal shipments of drugs and tobacco being seized.

The Commander British Forces Gibraltar, Commodore Mike Walliker, got work under way on the extension with a ceremonial breaking ground ceremony at the site – nicknamed Windy Hill because of its exposure to a near constant onrush of air.
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Old 30-07-2017, 23:08
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Re. Royal Navy refurbishing Gibraltar Windmill Hill Signal Station AKA Maritime Data Control.


For information; I have added two posts relating to this topic on the 'Masts for Sensors - Not for Sails' thread in Other Naval Topics forum. The second of the two posts includes excerpts from an article that differs (a little) to that carried in navaltoday.com.


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Old 31-07-2017, 12:53
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The Commander British Forces Gibraltar, Commodore Mike Walliker, got work under way on the extension with a ceremonial breaking ground ceremony at the site – nicknamed Windy Hill because of its exposure to a near constant onrush of air.[/I
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You would of thought that they would of twigged the nickname of Windy Hill is due to the full name being Windmill Hill rather than anything to do with the wind flow!
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US Navy Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (s/n 167888) from HSC-9 deployed aboard the US aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush (CVN 77). As the aircraft carrier was crossing the Strait of Gibraltar bound for Portsmouth, her helicopter made a quick stop at RAF Gibraltar to pick up a number of Royal Navy officers who will be getting some experience aboard the aircraft carrier which will be then used on the new RN carriers.
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HMS PENZANCE M 106 in Gibraltar on the 22nd July.
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Old 01-09-2017, 23:45
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HMS PENZANCE M 106 in Gibraltar on the 22nd July.
Great shots as always Daniel - thank you.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:37
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Nice pics, Dan. Thanks

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Old 02-09-2017, 16:59
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HMS PENZANCE M 106 in Gibraltar on the 22nd July.
As always Dan, excellent, many thanks.

I take it you are in a boat when photographing.
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HMS DIAMOND D 34 arriving in Gibraltar on the 8th and leaving on the 10th September.

USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 arriving in Gibraltar on the 6th September.

Royal Navy MERLIN HC3i helicopter from HMS OCEAN.

Although not Navy, they do belong to the Gibraltar Defence Police (similar outfit as the Military Defence Police in UK). Three new launches which have been acquired to replace their older boats which are coming to over 39 years of service.
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HMS DIAMOND D 34 arriving in Gibraltar on the 8th and leaving on the 10th September.

USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 arriving in Gibraltar on the 6th September.

Royal Navy MERLIN HC3i helicopter from HMS OCEAN.

Although not Navy, they do belong to the Gibraltar Defence Police (similar outfit as the Military Defence Police in UK). Three new launches which have been acquired to replace their older boats which are coming to over 39 years of service.
Great shots Daniel - thank you.
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