Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET WRANGLER (Elder Forest*) RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 13 APRIL - 7 MAY 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
474 TFW/429 TFS
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A/B (12) NA (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-16A 79-0378 79-0382 79-0384 79-0389 79-0390[1] 79-0391 79-0392 79-0399 79-0403 79-0404 79-0405 F-16B 79-0429
Further Info
8 TDCS EC-135K Command Post's were, eastbound 55-3118 which recovered to Mildenhall on 13 April and westbound 59-1518 which arrived Mildenhall 5 May.
* In the middle of April some of the USAF F-16 fleet was grounded (those that had completed more than 200 Hours) and the Squadron's involvement in exercise 'Elder Forest' was cancelled.

[1]
Crashed 4 May near Beccles, Norfolk. Pilot ejected safely.
 
ffffffffffffffffff F-16A 79-0378 (two months later on 16 June aircraft crashed) from the 429 TFS taxi's at RAF Bentwaters on
ffffffffffffffffffffff16 April. This wasn't a successful deployment for the 474 TFW, their involvement in 'Elder Forest' was
fffffffffffffffffffff cancelled due to the grounding of part of the F-16 Fleet and on 4 May they lost 79-0390.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Peter R Foster/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SIDEWINDER I
(Central Enterprise)
Gilze - Rijen AB (Netherlands) 17 MAY - 4 JUNE 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
1 TFW/27 TFS
(
Langley AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A (12) FF (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 74-0103 74-0125 74-0130 75-0019 75-0027 75-0058 75-0077 76-0073 76-0084 76-0091 76-0102 76-0116
Further Info
Eastbound/westbound Command Post was EC-135K 55-3118 (landed Mildenhall)
 
ffffffffffffffffff F-15A 76-0073 assigned to the 27 TFS seen taxi-ing at Gilze-Rijen during 'Coronet Sidewinder I'
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Martin van den Hurk/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '82 RAF Alconbury (United Kingdom) 20 MAY - 23 JUNE 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
363 TFW/62 TRS
(
Shaw AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) JO (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-1009(multi)[2] 64-1026 66-0389[1] 66-0410 66-0453 66-0459 66-0470 66-0473 66-0475
stagger  66-0476 67-0449 67-0463 67-0464 67-0465 67-0467 68-0575 68-0578[1] 69-0363(rd/bk/wh)[3]
Further Info

Used Callsigns arrival/departure Calmy 11-16, 21-26, 31-36 & Litch 11-16, 21-26, 31-36. Command Post on arrival was EC-135K 55-3118 which landed Mildenhall.
[1] Diverted to Pease AFB, finally arrived at Alconbury 24 May as Retro 44/45 [2] 9th Air Force 'Flagship', shadow number plus 9th AF badge in place of Wing badge.
[3] Marked '363 TFW'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 363rd TFW 'Flagship' 69-0363 photographed at RAF Alconbury 2 June 1982. A week after returning home the
fffffffffffffffffffffff62 TRS was reassigned to the 67 TRW at Bergstrom AFB, as 62 TRTS on 1 July 1982.
ffffffFFFFFFFFFF © Peter R Foster/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
BEST FOCUS '82 Karup AB (Denmark) 28 MAY - 15 JUNE 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
123 TRW/165 TRS
(
Standiford Field, Kentucky ANG)
RF-4C (8) KY (white/blue/red)*
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-1060 64-1075 64-1080 64-1084 65-0836 65-0837 65-0851 65-0873
Further Info

Arrived using Milt 11-14, 21-24 Callsigns & Lunar 11-14, 21-24 on departure.
* Special markings consisted of a red/white/blue 'stars & stripes' rudder with black Eagle. Also Danish/NATO/USA Flags with the word 'Best Focus 82' below in white on intake.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Awaiting it's next mission is RF-4C 65-0851 one of the eight Kentucky Air Guard Phantom II's which attended
fffffffffffffffffffffffthe NATO Photo Recce Competition at Karup AB in June 1982.
ffffffFFFFFFFFFF © Unknown/Via Alex Knoops/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SIDEWINDER II Soesterberg AB (Netherlands) 7 JUNE - 23 JUNE 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
1 TFW/71 TFS
(
Langley AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/C/D (12) FF (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 75-0022 75-0060 75-0067 76-0071[1] 76-0093 76-0095 76-0105 F-15C 80-0049 80-0050 80-0052 81-0020 F-15D 80-0059
Further Info
EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS supported the deployment to Soesterberg (recovered Mildenhall 7 June)
[1]
Marked '71 TFS'
 
ffffffffffffffffff Following on from Coronet Sidewinder I was Sidewinder II, another 1st TFW deployment to the Netherlands.
fffffffffFFFFfffffffThis time it was the 71st TFS and the venue was Soesterberg AB.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Greg Meggs/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BRAVE RAF Finningley (United Kingdom) 12 JUNE - 25 JUNE 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
183 TFG/170 TFS
(
Capitol Airport, Illinois ANG)
F-4D (12) - (Various?)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-7583(u) 66-7589 66-7596 66-7652(yl) 66-7663(u) 66-7701 66-7705 66-7726 66-7730 66-7766(u) 66-8705 66-8723
Further Info
Command Post for the return to CONUS was EC-135K 59-1518.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CACTUS RAF Leeming (United Kingdom) 26 JUNE - 9 JULY 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
131 TFG/110 TFS
(
St. Louis, Missouri ANG)
F-4C (12) - (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7434 63-7620 64-0661 64-0666 64-0704 64-0747 64-0749 64-0789 64-0838 64-0905 64-0910 64-0928
Further Info

Supported by EC-135K 59-1518 which arrived Mildenhall 26 June.

 
ffffffffffffffffff F-4C 64-0666 photographed two days before departing home on the 7 July at RAF Leeming.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Kelvin Wyatt/Via Greg Meggs/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MUSKET Karup AB (Denmark) 12 AUGUST - 2 SEPTEMBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/335 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (12) SJ (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0136 72-1494 73-1160 73-1163 73-1164 73-1176 73-1196 74-0643 74-0644 74-1629 74-1625 74-0645
Further Info
Command Post for deployment to Karup was EC-135K 55-3118 (landed Mildenhall)
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RODEO NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 22 AUGUST - 3 SEPTEMBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
159 TFW/122 TFS
(
NAS New Orleans, Louisiana ANG)
F-4C (6) - ("Louisiana" in black)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7556 63-7637 63-7704 64-0673 64-0823 64-0852
Further Info
Some possibly marked "Coonass Militia" ?
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP* (Autumn Forge) Leck AB (West Germany) 26 AUGUST - 27 SEPTEMBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/353 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) MB (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 77-0185 77-0200 77-0201 77-0203 77-0207 77-0208 77-0210 77-0211 77-0216 78-0664 78-0724 79-0096
Further Info

Diverted to RAF Bentwaters en route to CONUS, departed 28 September supported by 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118.
* Probably took part in CRESTED CAP/AUTUMN FORGE, might have had a 'Coronet' name assigned?

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Bremgarten AB (West Germany) 30 AUGUST - 29 SEPTEMBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/58 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (24) EG (blue- except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 75-0021 75-0028 75-0034 75-0036 75-0045 75-0048 75-0056 75-0065 75-0068 75-0069 76-0010 76-0012 76-0014
stagger  76-0016 76-0031 76-0032 76-0033(rd/yl/bl)[2] 76-0037 76-0058 76-0029(yl) 76-0017[1] 76-0028[1] F-15B 75-0087 76-0126
Further Info

33 TFW assumed CRESTED CAP responsibilities from 4 TFW for this year it seems (see below also).
[1]
Arrived 4 September after diverting to Gander, New Foundland. [2] Marked '33 TFW' plus nose art 'Gulf Spirit'

 
ffffffffffffffffff F-15A 75-0065/EG photographed on a stop-over at RAF Mildenhall September 18 1982. Two of the 33rd TFW's
ffffffffffffffffffffffsquadrons deployed to West Germany during September for the 'Autumn Forge' series of exercises.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Bob Archer/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) CFB Baden - Söllingen (West Germany) 1 SEPTEMBER - 23 SEPTEMBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/59 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (12) EG (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 74-0116 75-0052 75-0062 75-0074 76-0009 76-0019 76-0029 76-0034 76-0043 76-0059[1] F-15B 75-0088 76-0128
Further Info
EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS supported the deployment to Germany (Arrived Mildenhall 1 September)
[1]
Marked '59 TFS' for squadron commander.
 
ffffffffffffffffff F-15A 75-0062/EG photographed departing for a mission at Baden-Sollingen, West Germany in September 1982
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Bernard Lestrad/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RAWHIDE (Northern Wedding) Stavanger - Sola AB (Norway) 6 SEPTEMBER - 16 SEPTEMBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
108 TFG/141 TFS
(
McGuire AFB, New Jersey ANG)
F-4D (12) NJ (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No serials identified.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED Monte Real AB (Portugal) ca. SEPTEMBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
114 TFG/175 TFS
(
Sioux Falls, South Dakota ANG)
A-7D (6?) SD (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 70-0933[1]
Further Info
Only one aircraft identified.  Possibly deployed for Exercise DISPLAY DETERMINATION?
[1] Arrived (from Monte Real? or CONUS?) RAF Lakenheath 13 September, departed 16 September (To Monte Real? or CONUS?)
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BONANZA
(Display Determination)
Verona - Villafranca AB (Italy) 21 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
434 TFW/45 TFS
(
Grissom AFB, Air Force Reserve)
A-10A (12) IN (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 77-0192 77-0228 77-0230 77-0239 77-0249 77-0257 77-0245 77-0267
Further Info
4 A-10A's remain unidentified.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED Izmir - Çigli AB (Turkey) ca. OCTOBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
301 TFW/457 TFS
(
Carswell AFB, Air Force Reserve)
F-4D (?) TH (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info
No dates or aircraft identified
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SPUR (Autumn Forge) Yenisehir AB (Turkey) 1 OCTOBER - 15 OCTOBER 1982
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
104 TFG/131 TFS
(
Westfield-Barnes MAP, Massachusetts ANG)
A-10A (12) MA (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No serials identified. Via Lajes. NOTE: This deployment was reported at the time to be by 104 TFS/175 TFG, Maryland ANG. The 131 TFS anniversary yearbook says that the squadron deployed 280 plus personnel and 12 A-10s to participate in the Autumn Forge exercises.

 
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