June saw our annual trek to the Netherlands to attend the excellent 2-day KLu show.
The show takes place on a Friday & Saturday, and admission is free, unlike UK shows.
The show rotates between the three main bases - Leeuwarden, Volkel & Gilze-Rijen
in a 3-year cycle. It was due to be Gilze's turn to host the show this year,
but the base is still a building site, so Leeuwarden took over the running.
The main theme this year was rotaries, and the show produced some nice displays.
Especially nice to see was the RN Merlin display, which went down well with the crowd.
The Dutch navy took the opportunity to show off their newest toy, the NH-90.
On the fixed-wing side, it was good to see the Lancaster display on the Friday
and the OV-10 Bronco was a welcome sight too - I can't remember the last
time I saw one fly in the UK. The airfield attack was as spectacular as ever.
The static had one or two gems including both Greek & Turkish F-4s, plus
the star of the lineup - "Polly Grey" - J-876 with a special tail to mark
the 65th anniversary of 322 Sqn's foundation.

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