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The Last Hercules Flight from RAF Lyneham

On the 1st July 2011 the last flight of Hercules transporters left the RAF base at Lyneham. The last flight performed a circuit around north Wiltshire as a special thanks to the people of this great county for their support over the years. No more will the drone of the Fat Alberts be heard in this little corner of England. A great shame. Wiltshire's loss is Oxfordshire's gain as the planes will be based at RAF Brize Norton in future.

Fare to the Herulces of Lyneham

The planes flew low over many of Wiltshire's towns. Here they are banking near Westbury about to begin their run to Devizes:

RAF Lyneham final flight by Hercules July 1 2011

Approaching Devizes:

Final Four from RAF Lyneham

The final four over Devizes before turning over the Pewsey Vale.

RAF Lyneham final flight by Hercules July 1 2011

Over Treasure Island.

RAF Lyneham final flight by Hercules July 1 2011 over Treasure Island

Over the White Horse at Alton Barnes

RAF Lyneham final flight by Hercules July 1 2011 over the White Horse

Banking onver the Downs. The chase plane just keeping up.

RAF Lyneham final flight by Hercules July 1 2011 near the Monument

Fly by of the Monument near Calne.