Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MARS (Cold Winter) Andøya AB (Norway) 10 MARCH - 2 APRIL 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
343 TFW/18 TFS
(
Eielson AFB, Alaskan Air Command)
A-10A (12) AK (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0254[1] 80-0267[1]
Further Info

Only 2 A-10A's identified. Only 6 A-10A's arrived on 10 March (EC-135K Command Post was either 55-3118 or 59-1518, both arrived Mildenhall this date, one of these was probably the support for CORONET AGENA which deployed the same day), the other 6 arrived 11 March (all via Goose Bay). 1 unidentified A-10A crashed 30 March in the Vestfjordan.
[1] Departed to RAF Bentwaters 6 April and departed home via Goose Bay on 7 April.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET AGENA (Cold Winter) Ørland AB (Norway) 10 MARCH - 7 APRIL 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
31 TFW/308 TFS
(
Homestead AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (12?) HS (green/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 82-1003(multi)[1] 82-1023 83-1085 83-1089 83-1028
Further Info

Only 1 cell (6?) of F-16C's arrived on 10 March (EC-135K Command Post was either 55-3118 or 59-1518, both arrived Mildenhall this date, one of these was probably the support for CORONET MARS which deployed the same day), the other cell (6?) arrived 11 March.
[1] Marked '31 TFW'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET COSMOS (Cold Winter) NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 21 MARCH - 4 APRIL 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
159 TFW/122 TFS
(
NAS New Orleans, Louisiana ANG)
F-15A/B (12) - (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 73-0086(yl) 73-0089(yl) 73-0099(bl) 73-0102(rd) 73-0103(gn) F-15B 73-0109(bl) 73-0110(gn)
Further Info

5 F-15's remain unidentified. The following F-15's were detached to RAF Leuchars: 30086/30089/30099/30103/30109/30110 (Between 27-29 March), 30089/30102/30102/30110 (Between 1-3 April)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET DELTA RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 15 APRIL - 13 MAY 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/355 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) MB (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0591 78-0594 78-0654 78-0655 78-0657[1] 78-0673 78-0699 78-0710[1] 79-0112 79-0124 79-0139 82-0660
Further Info

Arrived via Lajes (on 14 April) as Dana 11-16, 21-26. Command post was EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS (Landed at RAF Mildenhall 15 April). Departed as Trap 11-16, 21-24, again via Lajes. The A-10A's also forward deployed to Novenich AB, West germany on rotation. The following were noted:
7 x A-10A departed on 15 April (unidentified) returned ca. 17 April.
8 x A-10A dep on 21 April (80591/80654/80655/80657/80673/80710/90112/90139)
6 X A-10A noted on 30 April (80591/80655/80657/80699/90112/90124)
[1] Departed 18 May.

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-10A 78-0657 one of the 12 A-10A's of 'Coronet Delta', photographed at RAF Bentwaters in May 1987.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MARINER Karup AB (Denmark) 29 APRIL - 21 MAY 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/334 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (12) SJ (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0141 72-0164 72-1489 73-1164 73-1168(multi)[1] 73-1185 73-1195 73-1160
Further Info

4 F-4Es remain unidentified.
[1] Marked '4 TFW'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ECLIPSE Gioia Del Colle AB (Italy) 4 MAY - 23 MAY 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
127 TFW/107 TFS
(
Selfidge ANGB, Michigan ANG)
A-7D/K (12) MI (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 70-0989 70-1025 70-1027 71-0308[1] 71-0323 72-0188 72-0205 72-0214 72-0229 74-1737 74-1752 A-7K 80-0291[1]
Further Info

Diverted to RAF Leuchars en route to Italy on 2 May (8 TDCS Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 also landed here), departed to Italy on 4 May. Callsigns were Diode 61-66, 71-76.
[1] Dropped out of the re-deploy to attend RAF Mildenhall's Air Fete, 23/24 May. Assumed they departed 25 May (did the rest of the deployment stop over somwhere?)

 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed on 23 May 1987 attending RAF Mildenhall's Air Fete 87, is A-7D 71-0308. Another 'Coronet Eclipse'
fffffffffffffffffffffffCorsair II was also present for the show, that being A-7K 80-0291.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Tiang Sim-Shia/Peter Greengrass Collection.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PIONEER (Central Enterprise) Wittmundhafen AB (West Germany) 27 MAY - 19 JUNE 1987
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/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0122 72-0128 72-0136 72-1478 72-1482 72-1483 72-1484 73-1165 73-1187 74-0643 74-0666 74-1633
Further Info

Command Post for the deployment was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which arrived Mildenhall on 27 May & 17 June.

 
ffffffffffffffffff 74-0666 plus another 335th TFS 'Rhino' photographed on a visit to Ramstein AB in June 1986 during 'Coronet Pioneer'
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Charles R Stewart/Via Bob Shane/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SCOUT Gilze-Rijen AB (The Netherlands) 29 MAY - 24 JUNE 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8TFS
(Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command
)
F-15A/B (12) HO (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 77-0081 77-0110 77-0111 77-0114 77-0116 77-0117 77-0118[1] 77-0120 77-0126 77-0143 77-0144 77-0145
Further Info

Support for the Deployment/Re-Deploy was 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118 (at Mildenhall 27 May & 23 June)
[1] Marked '8 TFS'

 
ffffffffffffffffff Taxi-ing out for a mission at Gilze-Rijen AB is F-15A 77-0116. This was the second visit to Europe by '116', six
fffffffffffffffffffffffyears previous it had been part of another 8 TFS 'Coronet' this time to Canadian Forces Base Lahr, West Germany.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Peter R Foster/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET GEMINI RAF Wittering (United Kingdom) 12 JULY - 1 AUGUST 1987
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 70-0958 70-0993 71-0377 72-0194 73-1002 74-1739 74-1743 74-1745 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 69-6213 69-6242 70-1016 72-0200 72-0202 72-0206 72-0228 72-0261 A-7K 80-0290
Further Info

Arrived non stop from Pittsburgh, supported by EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which arrived Mildenhall 12 July.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MERCURY Leipheim AB (West Germany) 19 JULY - 31 JULY 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
128 TFW/176 TFS
(
March AFB, California ANG)
A-10A (10) WI (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No serials identified so far. Arrived/departed via Lajes.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN (Accord Express) Ålborg AB (Denmark) 25 AUGUST - 22 SEPTEMBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
1 TFW/71 TFS
(
Langley AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15C/D (12) FF (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15C 81-0031 81-0033 83-0020 83-0028 83-0032(multi)[1] 83-0037 81-0041 F-15D 83-0048
Further Info
4 F-15's remain unidentified. Exercise was part of AUTUMN FORGE.
[1] Marked '1 TFW'
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '87 Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 27 AUGUST - 24 SEPTEMBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/12 TRS
(Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (orange)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0435 66-0444 66-0472 67-0434 67-0444 67-0452 67-0458 67-0461 68-0552
stagger 68-0553[1] 68-0562 68-0568 68-0574 69-0352 69-0359 69-0366 69-0376 69-0379
Further Info

Command Post was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which was at RAF Mildenhall 27 August & 24 September. Departed as Dew 11-16, 21-26, 31-36.
[1] Marked '12 TFS'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 28 AUGUST - 27 SEPTEMBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
474 TFW/428 TFS
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (24) NA (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0335 79-0337 79-0342 79-0347[4] 79-0348[3] 79-0349 79-0351 79-0352[2] 79-0357 79-0358[1] 79-0360 79-0365(multi)[5]
stagger 79-0366 79-0368 79-0373 79-0375 79-0376 79-0379[2] 79-0381[1] 79-0383 79-0394 80-0484[3] 80-0488 80-0520
Further Info

Deployment returned via Wright-Patterson AFB. Unidentified number of F-16A's departed on 26 September (probably 12)
[1] Arrived 31 August. [2] Departed on 26 September but diverted to RAF Alconbury, returned that day to Ramstein and departed with the rest of the deployment on 27 September. [3] Departed on 26 September (plus more). [4] Marked ' 428 TFS' [5] Marked '474 TFW'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET JUPITER
CORONET VEGA
Sembach AB (West Germany)
Verona - Villafranca
(Italy)
31 AUGUST - 12 SEPTEMBER 1987
12 SEPTEMBER - 25 SEPTEMBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
442 TFW/303 TFS
(
Richards Gebaur AFB, Air Force Reserve)
A-10A (12) KC (black/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0631 79-0090 79-0091 79-0109 79-0110 79-0113 79-0119 79-0120 79-0121 79-0122 79-0123[1] 79-0164
Further Info

Arrived at Sembach, supported by EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS (Landed at Mildenhall 31 August). Deployment then relocated on 12 September to Italy. Crews from the 45 TFS/434 TFW at Grissom AFB took over for the Italian part of the deployment (probably the reason for the different CORONET name)
[1] Departed to Verona - Villafranca on 11 September.

 
ffffffffffffffffff 'Coronet Vega' A-10A 79-0119 seen at Villafranca AB in September 1987. The 303 TFS had arrived at the end
fffffffffffffffffffffff of August at Sembach AB, West Germany as 'Coronet Jupiter' © Lucio Alfieri/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ORION Bardufoss AB (Norway) 5 SEPTEMBER - 2 OCTOBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
124 TRG/190 TRS
(
Boise, Idaho ANG)
RF-4C (12?) - (gold)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  65-0922 65-0923 68-0608 65-0908
Further Info

Only 4 RF-4C's identified and the number of a/c deployed is not confirmed.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 8 SEPTEMBER - 18? SEPTEMBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
906 TFG/89 TFS
(
Wright-Patterson AFB, Air Force Reserve)
F-4D (?) DO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No serials identified. 2 KC-10A's departed from RAF Mildenhall to NAS Keflavik to escort the deployment home on 18 September (but the actual departure date is not known)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ROCKET Lechfeld AB (West Germany) 13 SEPTEMBER - 25 SEPTEMBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
174 TFW/138 TFS
(
Syracuse, New York ANG)
A-10A (12) NY (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger   78-0634 78-0636 78-0650 78-0658 78-0659 78-0670[1] 78-0690 78-0691 78-0692 78-0706 78-0707 78-0712
Further Info

Deployment diverted to Loring AFB en route to Lajes on 11 September (finally making it Lajes on 12 September). Command Post was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which arrived Mildenhall 13 September.
[1] Blue/White command stripe

 
ffffffffffffffffff 'Satans Revenge' A-10A 78-0670 photographed at Lechfeld on 23 September. As can be seen the 138 TFS Hosts fffffffffffffffffffffffhave been busy, the aircraft has been 'zapped' with a JBG32 emblem on the nose and a Bavarian blue/white
ffffffffffffffffffffff Command stripe. © Hans J Schroder/Via Doug Pritchard/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET VIKING Akhisar AB (Turkey) 21 SEPTEMBER - 12 OCTOBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
363 TFW/19 TFS
(
Shaw AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16C (12) SW (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 84-1220 84-1224 84-1225 84-1227
Further Info

8 F-16C's remain unidentified. Deployed via Torrejon AB (where the above a/c were noted on 21 September) and Command Post was probably EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which arrived at RAF Mildenhall 21 September.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PHASER CFB Lahr (West Germany) 24 SEPTEMBER - 20 OCTOBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/58 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15C/D (12?) EG (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15C 85-0095[1] 85-0096(multi)[4] 85-0097[1] 85-0099 85-0100[5] 85-0104 85-0105 85-0109[1] 85-0115 F-15D 85-0130[1]
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/60 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15C/D (12) EG (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15C 84-0007[2] 84-0008[2] 84-0009[2] 84-0010[2] 84-0013[3] 84-0014 84-0020[3] 84-0021 84-0023[3] 84-0026[6] F-15D 85-0132 85-0133[3]
Further Info

Reported that 24 F-15's deployed? If so then two remain unidentified. Re-deploy was possibly supported by EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which was noted at RAF Mildenhall 19 October.
[1] Arrived 25 September after diverting to Loring AFB. [2] These were transferred to 36 TFW at Bitburg. [3] Diverted to RAF Lakenheath en route home on 20 October, departed 21 October. [4] Marked '9th AF' [5] Marked '58 TFS' [6] Marked '60 TFS'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET AURORA Eskisehir AB (Turkey) 26 SEPTEMBER - 9 OCTOBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
155 TRG/173 TRS
(
Lincoln, Nebraska ANG)
RF-4C (12) - (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 
Further Info

No serials identified. Arrived Torrejon AB 25 September as Husker 11-16, 21-26. Departed next day to Turkey.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET NIMBUS Bergen - Flesland AB (Norway) 28 SEPTEMBER - 24 OCTOBER 1987
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW/4 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (?) HL (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 
Further Info

No serials or even number of a/c identified.

 
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