Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CASTLE (Mallet Blow) RAF Sculthorpe (United Kingdom) 5 APRIL - 16 APRIL 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
121 TFW/166 TFS
(
Rickenbacker ANGB, Ohio ANG)
A-7D/K (9) OH (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 71-0303 71-0307 71-0347 71-0368 71-0369 72-0211 72-0216 73-1000 A-7K 80-0291
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
178 TFG/162 TFS
(Springfield, Ohio ANG)
A-7D/K (9) OH (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 69-6237 70-0967 70-0975 70-0994 70-1007(u) 71-0315 72-0234 74-1757 A-7K 80-0293
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
180 TFG/112 TFS
(
Toledo, Ohio ANG)
A-7D (6) OH (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-6214[1] 70-1054 71-0304[1] 74-1747 74-1759 70-0992(u)
Further Info
Arrived via Keflavik. Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 59-1518. Returned direct to Springfield.
[1]
Went u/s and departed later (unknown date)
 
ffffffffffffffffff Attending the RAF Marham Open Day on 9 April is A-7D 71-0303 from the 166 TFS, Ohio ANG.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Ashley Annis/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '83 Aviano AB (Italy) 5 MAY - 1 JUNE 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/91 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0435 67-0440 67-0443 67-0454 68-0561 68-0587 68-0589[1] 68-0590 68-0591[2]
stagger 69-0352 69-0358 69-0359 69-0376 71-0259 72-0147 72-0149 72-0150 72-0156
Further Info
Departed to RAF Alconbury as Silva 11-16, 21-26, 31-36, on 1 June. Departed to CONUS 6 June with ex 26 TRW 68-0596.
[1] Arrived at RAF Alconbury 26 May and transferred to 10 TRW. [2] Marked ' 91 TFS/AMU'
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED RAF Brawdy (United Kingdom) 3 MAY - 18 JUNE 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
3246 TW/3247 TS
(
Eglin AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
F-4C (2) AD (white/red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7407[1] 64-0869[2]
Further Info

Weapons Trial. Diverted to RAF Alconbury on 2 May. Returned Alconbury late June (see serial notes) and departed to CONUS 21 June.
[1] Arrived Alconbury 18 June ADC Gray scheme, no Tailcode. [2] Arrived Alconbury 20 June. SEA Wrap scheme with Tailcode.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CROSS RAF Woodbridge (United Kingdom) 20 MAY - 16 JUNE 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
23 TFW/75 TFS
(
England AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) EL (black/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0175[1] 79-0206 79-0210 79-0216 80-0140 80-0141 80-0142 80-0152 80-0153 80-0161 80-0175 80-0199
Further Info

Arrived via Lajes AB, Azores and forward deployed to FOLs (Forward Operating Locations) in West Germany on 30 May. They arrived back at Woodbridge on or about 14 June and departed to CONUS 16 June, supported by 8 TDCS EC-135K 59-1518.
[1]
Marked '75 TFS'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 75 TFS A-10A 80-0152/EL photographed at RAF Woodbridge on 10 June during 'Coronet Cross'.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Dave Hedge/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SHIELD RAF Finningley (United Kingdom) 3 JUNE - 17 JUNE 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
113 TFW/121 TFS
(
Andrews AFB, District of Columbia ANG)
F-4D (12) DC (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-7531[1] 66-7549 66-7556[1] 66-7561[1] 66-7634 66-7658 66-7666[2] 66-7677 66-7684 66-7688 66-7693[1][3] 66-7712[1]
Further Info
Support EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS arrived Mildenhall 3 June.
[1]
Diverted to RAF Alconbury 17 June, departed to CONUS 19 June [2] Diverted to RAF Alconbury 17 June, went u/s and eventually departed to CONUS on 8 December! as Retro 63 [3] Carried red fuselage band, commanders a/c.
 
ffffffffffffffffff Commanders aircraft F-4D 66-7693 seen at Twenthe AB on a visit with 66-7561 in the background.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BISHOP Ingolstadt-Manching AB (West Germany) 4 JUNE - 18 JUNE 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
123 TRW/165 TRS
(
Standiford Field, Kentucky ANG)
RF-4C(12) KY (white/blue/red)*
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-1070 64-1071 64-1081 64-1083 74-1084 65-0822 65-0823 65-0835 65-0837 65-0851 65-0873 65-0944
Further Info

Callsigns for arrival/departure were File 11-16, 21-26 & Extol 51-56, 61-66.
* Aircraft carried a crowned Bishop chess piece on rudder with Coronet Bishop 83 below and in front of jet intake the German cross.

 
ffffffffffffffffff RF-4C 65-0822 photographed at Manching on 10 June. AS can be seen the aircraft were extensively marked
ffffffffffffffffffffffffor the deployment, including 'Iron Cross' on the splitter plate!
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Gerhard Lang/Via Bernard Lestrad/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET LANCE Ahlhorn AB (West Germany) 12 JUNE - 26 JUNE 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
434 TFW (917 TFG)/47 TFS
(
Barksdale AFB, Air Force Reserve Command)
A-10A (12) BD (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0696 78-0700 78-0716 79-0105 79-0136 79-0142 79-0143 79-0145 79-0146 79-0147 79-0148 79-0156
Further Info

 

 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed at Ahlhorn AB whilst preparing to depart back to Barksdale AFB on 26 June.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Kurt Thomsen/Via Milslides/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET JOUST RAF Coltishall (United Kingdom) 23 JUNE - 7 JULY 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
117 TRW/106 TRS
(
Birmingham, Alabama ANG)
RF-4C (12) - (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7745(rd) 64-1036(rd) 64-1041(rd) 61-1044(rd) 64-1047(rd) 64-1055(yl) 64-1057(yl) 64-1058(yl) 64-1065(bl) 64-1082(bl) 65-0843(bl) 65-0893(bl)
Further Info

Arrival/Departure Callsigns were Sow 11-16, 21-26 & Havoc 11-16, 21-26. Command Post eastbound was EC-135K 59-1518 which landed at Mildenhall 23 June & 55-3118 supported the return to CONUS (arrived Mildenhall 6 July)

 
ffffffffffffffffff RF-4C 64-1047 just about to Launch from RAF Coltishall on a mission with RAF Jaguar's 1 July 1983. This was
fffffffffffffffffffffffthe first of two visits by the Alabama Guard to Coltishall during the 1980's, the next one would be 'Coronet Mobile'
fffffffffffffffffffffffin September 1986. © Peter R Foster/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MAIL RAF Wittering (United Kingdom) 8 JULY - 22 JULY 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
112 TFG/146 TFS
(Greater Pittsburgh IAP
, Pennsylvania ANG)
A-7D/K (9) PT (black/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 70-1049 71-0296 71-0362 72-0175[1] 72-0194[1] 71-0321 74-1739 72-0255 A-7K 81-0074
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
150 TFG/188 TFS
(Kirtland AFB, New Mexico ANG
)
A-7D/K (9) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 72-0200 72-0206 72-0261 72-0224 72-0225 71-0335 70-1034 69-6242 A-7K 80-0290
Further Info

Command Post from/to CONUS was EC-135K 59-1518 which landed at Mildenhall 8 July and again on the 20 July.
[1]
Attended International Air Tattoo '83 at RAF Greenham Common and departed to Pittsburgh 25 July.

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-7D 72-0194 arriving at RAF Greenham Common for the International Air Tattoo in July 1983.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Henk Scharringa/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SPIKE Ghedi AB (Italy) ca. JULY - AUGUST 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
474 TFW/430 TFS
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (8) NA (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0389(u) 80-0476 80-0485 80-0489 80-0497(rd/wh) 80-0515 80-0516 80-0517
Further Info
Deployment commenced mid-July and was expected to last 30 Days. Noted at Aviano AB doing approaches between 26 July & 9 August.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP* (Autumn Forge) Lahr AB (West Germany) 26 AUGUST - 23 SEPTEMBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/7 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (24) HO (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 77-0066 77-0078 77-0085 77-0086[1] 77-0091 77-0098 77-0103 77-0105[1] 77-0110 77-0112[2] 77-0113 77-0118 77-0121[1]
stagger 77-0122 77-0123 77-0124[1] 77-0125[2] 77-0126[1] 77-0127 77-0140 77-0144[1] 77-0147 77-0152 F-15B 77-0165[1]
Further Info

Command Post EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS landed at Rhein Main 26 August. 5 F-15's did not depart on 23 September but departed later.
[1] Arrived 27 August. 77-0121/144 had diverted to Soesterberg on 26 August, 2 to Keflavik and the others to Wurtsmith AFB [2] One report shows 77-0070 & 77-0117 instead of these.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET GAUNTLET Rygge AB (Norway) 31 AUGUST - 28 SEPTEMBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
363 TFW/19 TFS
(
Shaw AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (18) SW (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0363 80-0493 80-0494 80-0521 80-0530 80-0533 80-0534 80-0535 80-0536 80-0540
Further Info
8 F-16A's remain unidentified. Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 landed Mildenhall 31 August. Departed using Doxy 51-56, 61-66, 71-76 Callsigns and Command Post was EC-135K 55-3118 (which had arrived at RAF Fairford on 26 September)
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 5 SEPTEMBER - 3 OCTOBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/336 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (24) SJ (yellow - except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-1397 72-0135[1] 72-0161[3] 72-1479[2] 72-1490 73-1164[1] 73-1165 73-1168[1][2] 73-1172[1] 73-1186 73-1187 73-1188[1]
stagger 74-0646 74-0647(bl) 74-0649 74-1040[4] 74-1042 74-1043 74-1047 74-1061 74-1621 74-1627[1] 74-1631 74-1649[5]
Further Info

Command Post was EC-135K 55-3118 (arrived Rhein Main 5 September) and 59-1518 (arrived Mildenhall 2 October) supervised the return to Seymour-Johnson. The 3 F-4E's that diverted to RAF Alconbury (see below) departed to CONUS 19 October with F-4E 68-0338/GA from CORONET MOAT and 2 ex 401 TFW F-4D's 66-7558/66-7609. The following 4 F-4E's also visited Alconbury for the annual open Day on 24 September, 74-0646, 74-1649 (both static display), 74-1047 & 74-1621.
[1] Arrived at Ramstein 6 and 7 September. [2] Diverted to RAF Alconbury 3 October, departed 19 October. [3] Diverted to RAF Alconbury 4 October, departed 19 October. [4] Wing 'Flagship' Marked with large 4 on tail & multi colour fuselage band. [5] Carried yellow fuselage band.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Visiting RAF Alconbury on 18 September was F-4E 72-1479 one of the 24 4 TFW Phantom II's deployed to
fffffffffffffffffffffffRamstein AB for the annual 'Crested Cap' exercise. Aircraft wore a mix of SEA Wrap & Euro One schemes.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ARCHER A&AEE Boscombe Down (United Kingdom) 8 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
27 TFW/522 TFS
(
Cannon AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-111D (8) CC (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 68-0094 68-0130 68-0132 68-0134 68-0135 68-0141 68-0144 68-0145
Further Info
Arrived via Keflavik, Command Post EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS landed Mildenhall. Departure Callsigns were Lorr 11-14, 21-24 and Command Post was this time 59-1518 which arrived Mildenhall 21 September.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CAMELOT Vandel AB (Denmark) 17 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
442 TFW (926 TFG)/706 TFS
(
NAS New Orleans, Air Force Reserve Command)
A-10A (12) NO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info
No A-10A's have been identified. Arrived via Lajes AB.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MOAT Nea Ankhialos AB (Greece) 23 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
35 TFW/39 TFS
(
George AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (10)* GA (gold - except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0376 67-0377 68-0338[1] 68-0345 68-0347 68-0409 68-0448 69-0291 67-0270 67-0324(bk/sv)
Further Info

EC-135K 55-3118 provided Command Post duties, landing at Aviano on 23 September. Greece pulled out of the NATO exercise, requiring the F-4E's to depart to Aviano AB (8 arriving on the 30 September and 2 more on 1 October). They departed to Spangdahlem AB 4 October, finally leaving for CONUS on the 6 October.
[1] Noted arriving at RAF Alconbury 13 October (so presumably went u/s at Spangdahlem) it finally departed to CONUS 19 October in company with the 4 TFW F-4E's & ex 401 TFW F-4D's (see 4 TFW Crested Cap above)
* There was a report that the deployment was 12 aircraft strong, and I have one source who quotes 67-0224 being at Aviano (but this could be simply a 'mispole' for 67-0324?) Other reports state only 10 arriving at Aviano and Spangdahlem.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CROWN Balikesir AB (Turkey) ca. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
122 TFW/163 TFS
(
Fort Wayne MAP, Indiana ANG)
F-4C (?) FW (blue/yellow)*
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7565 63-7512 63--7567
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
188 TFG/184 TFS
(
Fort Smith Airport, Arkansas ANG)
F-4C (?) - (red/white)**
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0726
Further Info

Only 4 F-4s so far identified and no specific dates.
* Deployment markings consisted of Multi stripped rudder (possibly only some of the aircraft) plus Crown and 'Coronet Crown' in white.
** Deployment markings consisted of Marked with Crown plus 'Coronet Crown' in white on rudder.

 
ffffffffffffffffff F-4C 63-7565, only one of three identified F-4C's from the 'Coronet Crown' deployment to Turkey in September
fffffffffffffffffffffff1983. Photographed here a year later on 25 August 1984, still marked for the deployment.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Tom HIldreth/Peter Greengrass Collection
 
ffffffffffffffffff F-4C 64-0726 still carrying 'Coronet Crown' marks in April 1984. It is assumed that the 184 TFS aircraft
fffffffffffffffffffffffdeployed to the same base, Balikesir, as the Fort Wayne based 163 TFS.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Bob Shane/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET VIKING Bodø AB (Norway) 4 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER 1983
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
363 TFW/17 TFS
(
Shaw AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (12) SW (white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0495 80-0509[1] 80-0512 80-0513 80-0534 80-0521 80-0535[1] 80-0536
Further Info

4 F-16A's remain unidentified. Command Post was either (or both?) EC-135K 55-3118 or 59-1518 which arrived 4 October at Fairford and Mildenhall respectively.
[1] Diverted to RAF Lakenheath 4 November, departed to CONUS unknown date.

 
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