The Phantomeers



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.

Sad News

I have just found out via Colin Sighe that Mick Stanley sadly passed away during the afternoon of the 7th Aug 2016 in hospital after fighting a severe infection that also affected his lungs and breathing and vital organs failed. Mick also had Leaukimia which caused major problems. He had no immune system to fight. After 7 seven days in hospital Mick lost his fight. A lot of guys will remember Mick from The Phantom School as well as the other units he served on.

Funeral Details for those who want them:

23rd August at 11.30 am

Pleasington Crematorium and Cemetery,
Tower Road
BB2 6AF.

R.I.P Mick.

Reunion 2015

23 May 2015

A fine time was had by all who attended this years little get together. With people coming from as far as Australia it was wonderful to touch base and find out what everyone was doing.

A Big Thanks goes to Rog Canfield, not least for organising the doo, but for his humanitarian run up to Carlisle for Al Tennant (hope everything is OK Al.....).

Steve Hanson did a quick write up for RAFA which reads:

The reunion was a great success and as usual the Phantom Engineers, wives and partners were generous to a high degree. A total of £649-05 was raised for RAFA Cranwell Branch Wings Appeal 2015. We were les than a hundred strong, yet the raffle of a rare and aged bottle of scotch whiskey, donated by our organiser, Roger Canfield, raised in excess of £330. The framed 43 Sqdn  Phantom Print, donated by Jason Roffey, JMR Cranwell, raised £150 on a lucky number grid lottery. The remainder was by sale of RAF/Phantom merchandise and, mainly, donations, in particular £50, by Al Tennant.

RAFA Presentation

The donation handed over by Roger Canfield, reunion organiser and was accepted by Steven Hanson, one of the RAFA Cranwell Wings Officers and Diana Hanson, the RAFA Cranwell Honorary Welfare Officer.

If you have any pictures, send them in with a description and names if you can and I'll put them up for all to see.


First Phantom

Sunset Phantom


Low Fly Phantom

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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 - 708
Last Site Update - 08 Aug 2016

Having been born out of an idea for a reunion of ex-Phantom techies, The Phantomeers has grown to over 650 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.

British Phantoms Phorever!

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).

43 Phantom Emeny Art

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:

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:

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:

F4UK 1968-1992

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!

Q Sheds, Wattisham


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