Air Tattoo

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The first Air Tattoo was held at North Weald, Essex in 1971. North Weald was then still owned by the Ministry of Defence although inactive, so had to be re-activated for the event.  
North Weald also hosted the Air Tattoo in 1972 but in 1973 the M11 motorway was being built close to North Weald's main runway so a new location was found for the Air Tattoo at RAF Greenham Common. Greenham Common hosted more aircraft and 2 days were allocated for the event. Due to its success it was also hosted there in 1974.

In 1975 with the loss of the Director of the IAT, the withdrawal of a major sponsor, and an international fuel crisis there wasn't an Air Tattoo. However a proposal was put to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund which decided to support future Air Tattoos at Greenham Common. In 1976 the show became the International Air Tattoo (IAT). The 1977 IAT was the last of the annual International Air Tattoos, as it was then held every other year.

The International Air Tattoos in 1979, 1981, and 1983 became bigger and better with the 1983 IAT being the last to be held at Greenham Common due to the build up of cruise missile facilities and the reduced area for a large airshow. In 1985, RAF Fairford was chosen as the venue to host the Air Tattoo with the static display stretching for nearly 2 miles which was the longest single line-up ever presented in the UK. Fairford hosted the event biennially until 1993 and annually since then.

In recognition of its unique status, the current title of 'Royal International Air Tattoo' was granted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1996.

During 2000 and 2001 the Royal International Air Tattoo was held at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland because RAF Fairford was having its runways resurfaced.  RIAT returned back to RAF Fairford in 2002.




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 RAF Fairford
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Greenham.JPG
RAF Greenham Common





1970's

   
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1976.jpg
1976 Greenham Common
 
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1977.JPG
1977 Silver Jubilee
RAF Greenham Common
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1979.JPG
1979
Lockheed Hercules 25 Years
 
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1979
Lockheed Hercules 25 Years



1980's

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Newbury.JPG
Newbury Air Festival 1980
RAF Greenham Common
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1981%20%282%29.JPG
Sea Search 1981
Lockheed

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1981a.JPG
Sea Search 1981
RAF Greenham Common
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1983%20%282%29.JPG
STAR 1983
TR-1 USAF / Lockheed
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1983%20%283%29.JPG1983 F4 Phantom 
25th Anniversary 
RAF Greenham Common

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1983.JPG
STAR 1983
RAF Greenham Common 
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1983%285%29.jpg
IAT 1983
Strike Attack Reconnaissance
Want It
 
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1985%20%282%29.JPG
SKYTANKER 1985
Concourse D' Elegance Winner
RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1985%20%283%29.JPG
SKYTANKER 1985
RAF Fairford
 


Industry Team 1985
SR-71 TR-1
RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1985.JPG
1985 Douglas DC-3 50
RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1985a.jpg
SKYTANKER 1985
Lockheed 
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1985c.jpg
Lloyds Bank 1985

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1987%20%282%29.JPG
Wings Of Peace Skylift 1987
Lockheed
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1987%20%285%29.JPG
Industry Team 1987
SR-71 TR-1
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1987.JPG
Wings Of Peace Skylift 1987
RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1987%20%283%29.JPG
Wings Of Peace Skylift 1987
Concoure D' Elegance
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1987%20%284%29.JPG
Skyshield 1987
Sunday Express

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1987a.jpg
Lloyds Bank 1987
Want It
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1989%20%282%29.JPG
1989 RAF Fairford
10th Anniversary Friends of IAT
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1989%20%283%29.JPG
Sea Search Wings Of Peace 1989
Lockheed Hercules


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Lockheed Commemorates Sea Search 1989 P-3 C130
 
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Sea Search 1989
RAF Fairford
 
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Sea Search 1989
Royal New Zealand Air Force 
5 Squadron
 



1990's

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1991%20Tiger.jpg
Tiger Meet 1991
RAF Fairford
Want It
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1991a.jpg
 Tiger Meet 1991
RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1991.JPG
Gulf Salute Tiger Meet 1991
Friends of IAT
RAF Fairford

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1993%20%282%29.JPG
1993 75 Years Of The RAF
RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1993.JPG
1993 Friends Of IAT
Royal Air Force 75th Anniversary
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1994.JPG1994 RAF Fairford
40th Anniversary Lockheed 
C-130 Hercules
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1995.JPG
1995 The Victory Airshow
 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1996.JPG
1996 25 Years Silver Jubilee
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1997.JPG
Tiger Meet 1997
RAF Fairford
 
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1998
Want It
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1999.JPG
1999 RAF Fairford
Nato 1949 - 1999
 


2000 - 2009

 
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2000 RAF Cottesmore
75 Years RAF 
 Battle Of Britain 60
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2001%20%282%29.JPG
2001 EADS
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2001.JPG
2001 RAF Cottesmore
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2002.JPG
2002 RAF Fairford
Salute To Bomber Crews
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2003.JPG
2003 RAF Fairford
Celebrating 100 Years Of Flight
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2004.JPG
2004 RAF Fairford
Fighter 04
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2005.JPG
2005 RAF Fairford
Eyes In The Sky
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2006.JPG
2006 RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2007.JPG
2007 RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2008.JPG
2008 RAF Fairford
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2009.JPG
2009 RAF Fairford
 



2010 - 


 


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2010.JPG
2010 RAF Fairford
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2011a.jpg
2011 RAF Fairford
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1971%20-%202011.jpg
Forty Years 1971 - 2011
 



https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2012.jpg
2012 RAF Fairford

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2013 RAF Fairford
 
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2014b.jpg
2014 RAF Fairford
Want It
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Air_Tattoo_2015_Patch.jpg
2015 RAF Fairford
Want It

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/RIAT%202016.jpg
2016 RAF Fairford
 





Others

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/IMG_0300.JPG
IAT Emergency Services
Airborne Servics
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/IMG_0255.JPG
RIAT Aircraft Engineering Team
The Evil Necessary
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/IMG_0253.JPG
IAT Lloyds Bank
Possibly 1981
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1991%20Lockheed.JPG
IAT 1991 F-22 F-117A
Lockheed
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/1991.JPG
IAT 1991 Orion II C-130J
Lockheed
Want It
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Tigers%20Roar.jpg
RIAT 2005 Tigers Roar

 



 

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2014 RIAT Comms & IT Q Team
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2015 RIAT Comms & IT Q Team
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2016 RIAT Comms & IT Q Team


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Technical%20Services.jpg
Technical Services
IAT

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Technical%20IAT.jpg
Technical IAT Services


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1981.JPG
IAT 1981 Canon





Park and View Team

   
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/RIAT.jpg
2012
 
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2013%20Park%20and%20View.jpg
2013

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/2014%20Park%20and%20View.jpg
2014
Want It
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/P%26V%202015.jpg
2015
 

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/p%26v%202016.jpg
2016
 



I normally only collect Patches and Challenge coins, but sometimes there are other items that have different designs that catch my eye.
Some of these are below


Plaques

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1990%20Plaque.jpg
1990 Boscombe Down
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1991%20Plaque.jpg
Tiger Meet 1991
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1992%20Plaque.jpg
1992 Boscombe Down
   
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Plaque.jpg
Small Plaque 1985
 




Stickers

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1986%20Sticker.JPG
1986 Open Day
Allies For Peace
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/1991%20Sticker.JPG
International Air Tattoo 1991
Tiger Meet
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/92%20sticker.jpg
Air Tournament 1992
Boscombe Down





Challenge Coins

 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76509862/Faiford/RIAT/Coins/1989.jpg
1989 Lockheed