Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 9 JANUARY - 29 JANUARY 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
TAWC
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (1?) ED? (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

Arrived as Retro 61 and departed as Retro 71. No serial identified.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET FALCON Bergen - Flesland AB (Norway) 24 FEBRUARY - 19 MARCH 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW/4 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A/B (12) HL (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-16A 78-0046 78-0065 78-0068 78-0072 78-0075[1] 79-0288 79-0290 79-0291 79-0292 79-0293 79-0296 F-16B 79-0411[1]
Further Info

First full overseas deployment of F-16. Flew 268 Sorties, only six were aborted prior to takeoff for mechanical reasons. Command Post for the return to CONUS provided by 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118 (noted at Fairford 19 March)
[1] Went u/s moved to RAF Alconbury 20 March, date they departed to CONUS unknown but they were noted still here 26 March.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SAIL Lechfeld AB (West Germany) 28 FEBRUARY - 14 MARCH 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
174 TFW/138 TFS
(
Syracuse , New York ANG)
A-10A (8) NY (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0649 78-0650 78-0653 78-0658[1] 78-0670 78-0671 78-0684
Further Info

1 x A-10A remains unidentified. 174th TFW was the first ANG A-10A unit to deploy to Germany. An unknown number also diverted to RAF Bentwaters on 14 March, eventually heading for home on the 25 March.
[1] Marked 'Bavaria' on nose.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MAST Andøya AB (Norway) 12 MARCH - 17 MARCH 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
181 TFG/113 TFS
(
Hulman Field, Indiana ANG)
F-4C (7) HF (red/white/blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7418 63-7574 64-0675 64-0757 64-0780 64-0791 64-0840
Further Info

Diverted to RAF Alconbury en route to Andøya on 8 March, continued to Norway on the 12 March. On there return to CONUS they again stopped at RAF Alconbury 17 March, finally leaving for Hulman Field on either the 21 or 23 March, EC-135K 55-3118, Command Post for their return to CONUS was noted at Mildenhall 20 March.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Indiana Guard F-4C 64-0675 getting it's 'Last chance' checks before departing to Andøya on 12 March.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Robbie Shaw/Via Alec Molton/Peter Greengrass Collection
     

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CHART Eskisehir AB (Turkey) ca. MAY 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
122 TFW/163 TFS
(
Ft. Wayne MAP, Indiana ANG)
F-4C (8) FW (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No specific dates or aircraft identified

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CLIPPER Izmir - Çigli AB (Turkey) ca. MAY 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
301 TFW (507 TFG)/465 TFS
(
Tinker AFB, Air Force Reserve)
F-4D (8) SH (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No specific dates or aircraft identified

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
RAF Tactical Bombing Competition RAF Lossiemouth (United Kingdom) 26 MAY - 26 JUNE 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW
(
Hill AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (7) - (none)*
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0359/1 79-0362/2 79-0385/3 79-0386/4 79-0388/5 79-0372/6 79-0360/7
Further Info

Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS arrived Mildenhall 26 May. Competition ran from 15 to 19 June. The Wing scored 7,831 out of 8,000 total points, and getting a 98% score the 388 TFW team won the competition.
* Aircraft carried special marks consisting of a large black number on the rudder, repeated slightly smaller in white on the tail.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed during the competition phase on 18 June is F-16A 79-0356. One of the 388 TFW pilots scored
ffffffffffffffffffffffmaximum points during all phases of the competition. Competitors included RAF Jaguar's/Buccaneer's and USAFE
fffffffffffffffffffff F-111F's from Lakenheath. © Kelvin Wyatt/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CANVAS RAF Wittering (United Kingdom) 30 MAY - 13 JUNE 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
138 TFG/125 TFS
(
Tulsa, Oklahoma ANG)
A-7D (8) OK (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-6218 69-6221 70-0976 70-1028 70-1031 70-1037 70-1039 71-0297
Further Info

 

 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed at RAF Wittering on 9 June is A-7D 70-0976. The Corsair II's wore a mix of South East Asia (SEA)
fffffffffffffffffffffffand SEA Wrap low-viz schemes. © Steve Donald/Via Ashley Annis/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
COOL FOX Trondheim - Værnes (Norway) 5 JUNE - 26 JUNE 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
21 CW/18 TFS
(
Elmendorf AFB, Alaskan Air Command)
F-4E (8) FC (blue/yellow)*
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0276 67-0280 67-0353 67-0396 67-0342 66-0317 68-0374
Further Info

1 x F-4E still remains unidentified.
* Aircraft carried specially marked rudder, blue with white Polar Bear. (See photo)

 
ffffffffffffffffff 18 TFS F-4E 67-0353 seen here whilst visiting RAF Lakenheath on 13 June 1981. The aircraft carried Special fffffffffffffffffffffffmarkings for the exercise, consisting of blue rudder and white Polar Bear.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© David Hedge/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '81 Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 7 JULY - 7 AUGUST 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/12 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0399 67-0432(rd) 67-0433 67-0434(rd) 67-0435 67-0443 67-0444 67-0448 67-0450
stagger 68-0561 68-0594 68-0607(rd) 69-0352 69-0378(or)[1] 69-0381 69-0384 71-0251 72-0156
Further Info

Officially attached 26 TRW/ Zweibrucken AB, West Germany, 7 Jul-7 Aug 1981 (Reports at the time stated 91 TRS?)
Arrival/departure Callsigns were Nylon 11-14, 21-26, 31-36 & Danu 11-16, 21-26, 31-36. EC-135K 59-1518 probably provided the escort to Bergstrom (it was noted at Mildenhall 5 August)
[1] Marked 67 TRW

 
ffffffffffffffffff Seen taxi-ing out for another mission during the annual 'Salty Bee' exercise is 91 TRS assigned RF-4C 68-0561.
fffffffffffffffffffffff© Jost Schreiber/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED
(Ocean Venture)
NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 1 AUGUST - 15 AUGUST 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
158 DSEG/134 DSES
(
Burlington MAP, Vermont ANG)
EB-57B (4) - (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 52-1516 52-1519 52-1545 52-1564
Further Info

 

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET COMPASS (Autumn Forge) Ålborg AB (Denmark) 12 AUGUST - 8 SEPTEMBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/9 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A (12) HO (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 77-0067 77-0069 77-0070 77-0071 77-0073 77-0077 77-0095 77-0098 77-0106 77-0130[1] 77-0151 77-0168
Further Info

Supported from/to CONUS by EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS (it might also have been the escort home as it arrived at Fairford on 5 September)
[1] Exchanged for 77-0148 from CORONET SLOOP

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RUDDER (Oksboel '81) Skrydstrup AB (Denmark) 15 AUGUST - 29 AUGUST 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
301 TFW (508 TFG)/466 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Air Force Reserve)
F-105D/F (18) HI (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-105D 61-0061 61-0069 61-0084 61-0099 61-0108 61-0115 61-0199 62-4242 62-4279 62-4301[2] 62-4328 62-4346
stagger 62-4347[3] 62-4353 62-4375 62-4372[1] F-105F 63-8287 63-8365[4]
Further Info

Arrived as Lama 11-16, 21-26, 31-36 from Westover AFB (noted here 14 August. 62-4361 & 62-4259 were also present and presumably these were Airspares) EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS was Command Post for the trip eastbound. Callsigns for departure were Shook 11-16, 21-26, 31-35.
[1] Crashed of Danish Coast on 26 August [2] Experimental 'Euro One' type scheme, also named 'My Karma' [3] Named 'Star Dust 6' [4] Named 'The Dirty Duck'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 'Star Dust 6' one of the 18 F-105D & F's deployed under the name 'Coronet Rudder' to Skrydstrup AB for the
fffffffffffffffffffffffDanish Air Defence exercise 'Oksboel'. This was the last F-105 deployment to Europe.
fffffffffffffffffffffff© Jost Schreiber/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CRUISE (Autumn Forge) NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 21 AUGUST - 4 SEPTEMBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
149 TFG/182 TFS
(
Kelly AFB, Texas ANG)
F-4C (8) - (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7449 63-7487 63-7517 63-7557 63-7569 64-0818 64-0879 64-0917
Further Info

 

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SLOOP (Autumn Forge) CFB Lahr (West Germany) 24 AUGUST - 16 SEPTEMBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/7 TFS
(
Holloman AFB , Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (6) HO (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 77-0078 77-0104[1] 77-0137[1] 77-0140 77-0148(rd)[2] F-15B 77-0159
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8 TFS
(
Holloman AFB , Tactical Air Command)
F-15A (6) HO (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 77-0108 77-0110 77-0116 77-0126 77-0129 77-0143
Further Info

Part of CRESTED CAP/AUTUMN FORGE exercises. Command Post en route to Germany was EC-135K 59-1518 8TDCS which landed Mildenhall.
[1]
Diverted to RAF Leuchars 16 September departed to CONUS 17 September. [2] Exchanged for 77-0130 from CORONET COMPASS.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 26 AUGUST - 29 SEPTEMBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/334 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (24) SJ (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0295 67-0248 67-0334 69-7585 72-0135 72-0142 72-0143 72-0160 72-0161 72-1494 73-1164 73-1168 73-1172
stagger 73-1182 73-1185 74-0647 74-0646 74-0655 73-1165[1] 73-1187[1] 66-0307[2] 66-0354[2] 67-0217[2] 67-0305[2]
Further Info

EC-135K 55-3118 provided Command Post duties, arriving Mildenhall 26 August & 29 September.
[1]
Arrived 4 September [2] Noted as unmarked, transferred to 50 TFW. 5 ex USAFE F-4E's were noted as marked 'SJ' and returned in in their place. These were ex 50 TFW 74-1626 ,74-1629 and ex 86 TFW 74-1637, 74-1640 & 74-1643.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET JIB (Autumn Forge) Jever AB (West Germany) 2 SEPTEMBER - 25 SEPTEMBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
37 TFW/561 TFS
(
George AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4G (12) WW (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-0245 69-7201 69-7260 69-7303 69-7560 69-7571 69-7572 69-7580 69-7231 69-7272 69-7566 69-0274[1]
Further Info

Part of CRESTED CAP/AUTUMN FORGE exercises. Command Post for the eastbound & westbound legs was 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118 which landed at Mildenhall (2 & 24 September).
[1]
Arrived RAF Wildenrath 4 September with 563 TFS CORONET FLEET deployment. Arrived at Jever 6 September.

 
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET FLEET (Autumn Forge) RAF Wildenrath (West Germany) 4 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
37 TFW/563 TFS
(
George AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4G (13) WW (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-0240 69-0261 69-7208[1] 69-7216 69-7219 69-7234 69-7258 69-7302 69-7546 69-7581 69-7582 69-7587 69-0274(yl)[2]
Further Info

Official dates of deployment 26 August - 2 October. Part of CRESTED CAP/AUTUMN FORGE exercises.
[1]
Departed 1 October. [2] Departed 6 September to join 561 TFS CORONET JIB deployment at Jever.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
F-16 Familiarization Training Hahn AB (West Germany) 10 SEPTEMBER 81 - 5 FEBRUARY 82
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
56 TFW
(
MacDill AFB , Tactical Air Command)
F-16A/B (2) MC (See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-16A 80-0496(multi)[1] F-16B 80-0628[2]
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
474 TFW
(
Nellis AFB , Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (3) NA (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0481[3] 80-0487[3] 80-0498[1]
Further Info

This was a delivery of Maintenance trainers for the 50 TFW, ready for there conversion F-4Es to F-16s December 1981.
[1] Departed unknown date. [2] Uncoded/unmarked. [3] Diverted to RAF Lossiemouth on 10 September, arrived Hahn 11 September.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RIG Gioia Del Colle AB (Italy) 19 SEPTEMBER - ca. SEPT/OCT 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
127 TFW/107 TFS
(
Selfidge ANGB, Michigan ANG)
A-7D (8) MI (unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 70-1025
Further Info

Only 1 x A-7D Identified. Has also been referred to as CORONET JIG (and either could be applicable as they both reference the Sailing/Boat theme for this years Coronet names)

     

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BOOM Bandirma AB (Turkey) 23 SEPTEMBER - 8 OCTOBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
23 TFW/74 TFS
(
England AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (?) EL (unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No A-10A's identified.

     

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET FRONTIER Hohn AB (West Germany) 6 OCTOBER - 16 OCTOBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (8) MB (unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No Squadron or A-10A's identified.

     

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BOOT Nordholz AB (West Germany) 28 OCTOBER - ca. NOVEMBER 1981
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/355 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) MB (white/blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 76-0549 79-0115 77-0187 77-0190 77-0182
Further Info

7 x A-10A's not identified. Aircraft from this deployment noted visiting RAF Bentwaters 14 November.

     
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