Welcome to the Phantomeers Website!
At last I've managed to get a bit of work done on the Gallery. All the flying units are now populated and the Station links will be filled shortly. Then I'll get around to filling the backlog of stuff thats been regularly flowing in! The site should be fully accesible from your tablet or Smartphone, so make the most of showing your mates!
As always, if you have something you think would be of interest to the Phantomeers, please send it in here and I'll really try to get it on the site!
If you have joined the merry throng and, bearing in mind that there is a reunion coming up, you haven't sent in a recent picture of yourself so that you can be recognised in your elderly guize, feel free and I'll amend your entry.
Very Sad News - Gran Marriott
As reported by his son on his own Facebook page:
"This is a message I thought I would never have to post. I am his son Granville Jnr and this is a message from our family to all of my dads family and friends.
Yesterday, 26th Jan 2017, at 04.15 we lost the most special person in the world. He was the most loving husband to his wife Linda and the best dad and grandad any family could ever hope and wish for. He loved all his family and friends with all of his heart and would do anything for anybody.
From my dad I ask that you all enjoy your lives raise a glass and toast the happy memories you all shared.
From us all thank you so much for being his family and friends he will most definitely be missed but never ever forgotten but you all shared part of his life and provided so many happy memories for us all to share."
R.I.P Gem and save us some beer in heaven for when we get there!
More Phantom Memories
Bren Murphy's new book "Imps and Aces - Tales of a Phantom Phixer", is now published on Amazon Kindle.
It's the twelve year autobiography of his time in the RAF on Tooms in the 70's and 80's, from join up to demob.
As his time was mainly on 29, 19 and 23, plus the MCS bays, many of you may remember him and the events (mostly humorous, some tragic) he relates.
So, take a stroll down memory lane, get a bit of nostalgia, and he really does need to buy an Aston Martin!!!
|CALLING ALL EX-RAF
F4 PHANTOM ENGINEERS!
This website has been created to further contact and information between all the Royal Air Force aircraft engineers that have served on the McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom II aircraft from 1968 at RAF Coningsby until its demise in 1992 at RAF Wattisham.
Registered Members - 716
Last Site Update - 17 Feb 2017
Having been born out of an idea for a reunion of ex-Phantom techies, The Phantomeers has grown to over 700 strong with service dates ranging from the mid- sixties right up to the end of the Phantom Era. If you worked on the "Tomb" and would like to get in touch with some of your old workmates, go to the Members page and fill in the form to get on the members list. As well as trying to put old friends back in touch with each other, the site is also interested in all things Phantom from its time within the RAF. If you have any interesting items, do send them in.
43(F) Phantom Art
Matthew Emeny is an artist from Suffolk UK and has been commissioned to paint a 43 Squadron PHANTOM F4 intercepting a Tupolev. (Click on image for larger version).
The painting is now complete. He thought it would be quite fitting to approach the Phantomeers and give all those with a connection to the Phantom and also 43 squadron the opportunity to reserve a low numbered print. Once the painting is complete; there will be a limited edition run of 250 signed and numbered prints, priced at £35 + postage. Size is expected to be A3+ including borders. (each print will come with a certificate of authenticity)
There is a reserve list currently in place which he would like to give our members the opportunity to add their names first before it goes out to the wider public.
Should anyone like to add their name to the list, simply contact him directly by sending him an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure that you mention you are a member of the Phantomeers association in your email.
You can view more of his work, which includes other aviation paintings, by visiting his website at: www.emenyart.com
If you have any questions at all, then please do not hesitate to contact Matthew personally.
A New Book from Ian Black!
A new edition from Firestreak Publishing, featuring our beloved Phantom is:
The book is chock full of superb images from various photographers all the way from the prototype, through every Squadron, up until it's demise in 1992. Ian Black, himself, was a Nav on 19(F) Sqn in Germany before completing pilot training and flying Lightning, Tornado F3 and Mirage 2000 on an exchange tour in France.
He is pleased to offer members of the Phantomeers FREE P&P if you order on-line using the link below - just mention where you saw the link!
More gen can be found here.
This is for information only - it is not available through this website!