REQ: Den Helder - Vlootdagen 1980 - long shot

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REQ: Den Helder - Vlootdagen 1980 - long shot

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Hi,

Over 40 years ago (well, 40 years and couple of weeks), I visited the Vlootdagen (Navy Days) in Den Helder, on 21 June 1980.
Being a young and innocent spotter, who only just started the hobby a couple of weeks earlier (this was the 3rd entry in my log book!!), I didn't exactly what to write down yet...

So I still have two question marks from this day :(
  1. An Aeronavale Alouette 3, which I wrote down as "313". I always assumed this to have been "2313", but anybody able to confirm?
  2. A Fleet Air Arm Wasp, which I have as "478". I assume this was the code, not part of the registration, but up till now, I have been unable to retrieve more details.
Anybody out there, who is able to help out this in the meantime old, but still innocent, spotter?

Thanks!
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Re: REQ: Den Helder - Vlootdagen 1980 - long shot

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Hans,

SG De Kooy website can be of help with this:
http://denhelderaviationphotos.weebly.com/1980.html

the Alou3 seems indeed 2313, while the Wasp is XT434/476
these were on board of FNS Loire and HMS Leander respectively.

those were the days,
cheers
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Re: REQ: Den Helder - Vlootdagen 1980 - long shot

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Your Alouette 3 is indeed 2313, 313 SA319B 2313 Withdrawn from use ,from Scramble French Mil. Data Base.
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Re: REQ: Den Helder - Vlootdagen 1980 - long shot

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Antilliaan wrote:SG De Kooy website can be of help with this:
http://denhelderaviationphotos.weebly.com/1980.html

the Alou3 seems indeed 2313, while the Wasp is XT434/476
these were on board of FNS Loire and HMS Leander respectively.

those were the days,
cheers
Bloody hell.... I just looked at that site earlier this afternoon, I completely overlooked this!
Thanks mate (long time, no see!)

Those were the days indeed ;-)
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Re: REQ: Den Helder - Vlootdagen 1980 - long shot

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Antilliaan wrote:while the Wasp is XT434/476
Too bad I saw this this one 5 years later again, at Portland :lol:
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