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The sun goes down on the only remaining English Electric Lightning at the former RAF station at Binbrook, Lincolnshire, UK.

Binbrook’s Lightnings provided quick reaction cover for UK airspace during the Cold War, and the Squadrons based there were the last to operate the type.

Lightnings were retired from RAF service at the end of the 1980s. RAF Binbrook closed down upon their retirement.

A proportion of the sales of this image will go to the Dave Cole Memorial Fund.

Dave rocked.

http://www.justgiving.com/davidcole

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Comments

  • daimonic
    daimonicabout 6 years ago

    Badd, that is a wonderfully emotive image. My father was stationed at Binbrook for twelve years, left in ’72. I have fond memories of the Lightnings, Canberras and even Meteors as a child. Took him to Hendon last month, found one of the old squadron Lightnings there.
    Great work.

    Cheers

    Chris

  • Jessica Leavitt
    Jessica Leavittabout 6 years ago

    hahaha… woow!

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 6 years ago

    What a sky and what a fantastic capture. Beautifully processed.

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsabout 6 years ago

    Crikey! Looks like Armageddon! Brilliant shot!

  • Hena Tayeb
    Hena Tayebabout 6 years ago

    stunning sky. congrats on the sale.

  • Ryan Piercey
    Ryan Pierceyabout 6 years ago

    Amazing colors!

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 6 years ago

    Great shot, awesome colours and light..

  • DarkStars
    DarkStarsalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome!!!

  • SimplyScene
    SimplyScenealmost 5 years ago

    Great image.

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