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  • Handley Page Victor B.1A ‘XH589’ by Alan Wilson
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    Built 1959. Later converted to a K.1A tanker. Retired to StAthan in 1976 and scrapped in 1978 Visible approaching from the far right is Avro Shackleton MR.2 ‘WL796’. Built 1953, scrapped 1967. Seen at the RAF Battle of Britain day RAF Finningley 19th September 1964 Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith

    #Handley Page Victor #aircraft
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  • Sukhoi Su-27P ‘39 blue’ by Alan Wilson
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    c/n 36911035818 Operated by the 831st Guards Tactical Aviation Brigade (831 BrTA), Ukranian Air Force, based at Myrhorod Air Base. 2019 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK 20th July 2019

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  • Valiant B.1 ‘WP213’ & Chipmunk T.10 ‘WK624 / 10’ by Alan Wilson
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    Part of the static display at the 1962 RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day In the foreground is:- DHC1 Chipmunk T.10 ‘WK624 / 10’ c/n C1/0637 Built 1952 Sold July 1995 and became G-BWHI. Still current in June 2020 Behind the Chipmunk is :- Vickers Valiant B.1 ‘WP213’ Built 1955 and operated in the Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) role by 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force. The unit disbanded on 31st March 1963 but has since reformed and currently flies the Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham. Valiant WP213 was retired and sold for scrap in April 1965 Visible in the background are:- Gloster Javelin FAW.9 ‘XH962 / P’ from 29sqn at RAF Leuchars. Built in 1959 and written off 27th June 1963 when it swung on take off at RAF Akrotiri after a mainwheel brake problem, causing the undercarriage to collapse. The remains were moved to the Akrotiri fire dump. Avro Shackleton MR.2 ‘WG555 / N’ from 204sqn at RAF Bellykelly. Built in 1952 and retired to Catterick Fire school in May 1972, Vickers Varsity T.1 ‘WL622 / R’ of Signals Command. Built in 1953 and retired 1970 to the fire dump at Manby and Westland Lysander ‘R9125 / JR-M’ which is now part of the RAF Museum Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith on 15th September 1962

    #Vickers Valiant #DHC.1 #de Havilland Canada Chipmunk #aircraft
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  • Hunter F.6 ‘XE561 / 58’ and Vulcan B.2 ‘XL389’ by Alan Wilson
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    Part of the static display at the 1962 RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day In the foreground is:- Hawker Hunter F.6 ‘XE561 / 58’ c/n 41H-679936 Built in 1956 and operated by 234 Squadron, part of 229 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) based at RAF Chivenor. Later sold back to Hawker Siddeley at Dunsfold (in March 1970) and rebuilt to FGA.9 standard. Sold on to Chile as an FGA.71 with the serial J-726. Delivered to Chile in May 1971 and now preserved at Puerto Montt. Behind the Hunter is:- Avro Vulcan B.2 ‘XL389’ c/n PS40 Built 1962 and delivered on 11th July that year, making her only two months old when this photo was taken. Operated by 230 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU), a Finningley based unit. Retired to RAF StAthan in April 1981 and sold as scrap in August 1981 In the foreground is a sign board for a ‘Messerschmitt 410’, which would be the aeroplane now preserved by the RAF Museum at Cosford. Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith on 15th September 1962

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  • Hi, young souls
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    Kayuh baskat baik2 naa 😀
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    Cheers 😎
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    #aviation #avgeek #aircraft #airport #aircraftengineer #lae #airbus #instaaviation #instaplane #fly #aviationdaily #jet #flight #sky #aviationgeek #aircraftmechanic #caam #malaysiaairlines #malaysia #airasia #fireflyz #malindoair #boeing #maswings #kerjaya #maukerja #lepasanspm #icao (at Plant-Plant kayuh)
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  • Avro Anson C.19 ‘TX186’ by Alan Wilson
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    c/n 33756 Built 1946 Although not readable in this photo, it carried the titles ‘Headquarters No1 Group’. RAF Finningley, Yorkshire 15th September 1962 Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith

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  • Valiant B.1 ‘WP213’ & Chipmunk T.10 ‘WK624 / 10’ by Alan Wilson
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    Part of the static display at the 1962 RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day In the foreground is:- DHC1 Chipmunk T.10 ‘WK624 / 10’ c/n C1/0637 Built 1952 Sold July 1995 and became G-BWHI. Still current in June 2020 Behind the Chipmunk is :- Vickers Valiant B.1 ‘WP213’ Built 1955 and operated in the Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) role by 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force. The unit disbanded on 31st March 1963 but has since reformed and currently flies the Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham. Valiant WP213 was retired and sold for scrap in April 1965 Cropped scan from a slide taken by J.Smith on 15th September 1962

    #Vickers Valiant #de Havilland Canada Chipmunk #DHC.1 #aircraft
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  • Gloster Javelin FAW.9R ‘XH871 / F’ by Alan Wilson
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    Part of the static display at the 1963 RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day XH871 was a Javelin FAW.9R from 64 Squadron at RAF Duxford. Built 1959 as an FAW.7 but converted to an FAW.9 before delivery, she was later updated to an FAW.9R. Written off at RAF Binbrook after control failure while landing on 7th November 1963. Repaired, but declared a ‘rouge’ aircraft due to repeated aileron snatch and delivered to Bovington for the fire section. In the background is Vickers Valiant B.1 ‘WP219’. Built in 1955, it was retired in 1965 and scrapped. Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith on 14th September 1963. I can only assume that the lad in the foreground would by Tony Smith, who kindly gave me his father’s slides sometime in the early 2000s.

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  • Javelin, Lightning and Hunter. Finningley 1963 by Alan Wilson
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    Part of the static display at the 1963 RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day From left to right:- Gloster Javelin FAW.9R ‘XH871 / F’ from 64 Squadron at RAF Duxford. Built 1959 as an FAW.7. Converted to an FAW.9 before delivery and later to an FAW.9R. Written off at RAF Binbrook after control failure while landing on 7th November 1963. Repaired, but declared a ‘rouge’ aircraft due to repeated aileron snatch and delivered to Bovington for the fire section. English Electric Lightning F.2 ‘XN780 / H’ from 19 Squadron at RAF Leconfield. First flew 7th December 1962 and delivered 12th March 1963. Later converted to F.2A standard. Written off in September 1975 after a fire during ground runs at RAF Gutersloh. Used as an instructional airframe until scrapped in 1984. Hawker Hunter F.6 ‘XG204 / B’ from 63 Squadron, part of 229 Operational Conversion Unit (229OCU) based at RAF Chivenor. Built 1956 and written off 15th August 1969 when it flew into ground at Rhosneigr after take off from RAF Valley, killing the Lebanese pilot. Also hiding between the Javelin and Lightning is Hunter T.7 ‘XL592 / 93’, also from 229OCU. Built 1958 as c/n 41H/693686. To Scampton in 1984 for ground instruction. Now preserved at Thrift Wood Farm, Maidenhead. Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith on 14th September 1963

    #Gloster Javelin #English Electric Lightning #Hawker Hunter#aircraft
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  • Gloster Meteor T.7 ‘WF791 / 27’ by Alan Wilson
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    Part of the static display at the 1963 RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day WF791 was built in 1961 and is seen while being operated by the Central Flying School at RAF Little Rissington. She went on to become half of ‘The Vintage Pair’ with Vampire T.11 ‘XH304’ until replaced by Meteor ‘WA669’. After both aircraft were lost in a mid-air collision at the 1986 Mildenhall Air Fair, ‘WF791’ was returned to flight for solo displays, but crashed at Coventry in May 1988 when the airbrakes were left open as the undercarriage was lowered. This had been a known problem with the Meteor T.7 when in regular service and resulted in an unrecoverable ‘Phantom Dive’. Visible directly behind the Meteor is Vickers Varsity T.1 ‘WJ941 / B’. Built in 1955 and retired in 1975, after which she was scrapped at Kemble. To the left is the tail of Avro Shackleton MR.2 ‘WL748 / X’. Operated by 210sqn from RAF Ballykelly, she was built in 1953 and was retired to the Catterick Fire School in May 1972. Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith on 14th September 1963

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  • 0306:G-CGYJ / TD314 by David Whitworth
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    Spitfire HF.IX, Duxford 12-4-19

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  • Gnat T.1 ‘XP541/ 41’and C-124C Globemaster II ‘0-15205’ by Alan Wilson
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    Part of the static display at the 1963 RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day In the foreground is Hawker Siddeley Gnat T.1 ‘XP541 / 41’ c/n FL543, she was built in 1963 and delivered on 10th June that year. Seen while being operated by No4 Flying Training School (4FTS) based at RAF Valley. She was retired in November 1978 and went to Abingdon for Battle Damage Repair Training with the Maintenance serial 8616M. She moved to Catterick in April 1986 but was sold in April 1987 and exported to the USA where she flew with the civil registration N8130Q. She was one of the Gnats used for filming the ‘Hot Shots’ movie in 1989, painted in US Navy colours but with ‘THE NAVY’ titles. She has since been deregistered and was on display at the Santa Maria Museum of Flight in California until at least 2015. Stealing the shot, however, is Douglas C-124C Globemaster II ‘0-15205’ c/n 43615, her full US military serial was 51-5205 Seen while being operated by the 52nd Troop Carrier Squadron, part of the 63rd Troop Carrier Wing of the United States Air Force based at Hunter AFB in Georgia. She was retired to MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB, in January 1972 and eventually broken up. Visible at the nose of the C-124 is Westland Lysander ‘R9125 / JR-M’, now part of the RAF Museum. In the background from left to right are:- Avro Vulcan B.2 ‘XL389’ from 230 Operational Conversion Unit (230OCU). Built in 1962 with c/n PS40, she was retired and scrapped in 1981. English Electric Canberra PR.7 ‘WT532’ from 31 Squadron based at RAF Laarbruch in Germany. Built in 1955 with c/n 71449, her nose is now preserved at the Bournemouth Aviation museum. Vickers Varsity T.1 ‘WJ941 / B’. Built in 1955, she was retired and scrapped in 1975. Avro Shackleton MR.2 ‘WL748 / X’ from 203 Squadron at RAF Ballykelly. Built in 1953, retired in 1972 and expired at the Catterick Fire Training School Vickers Valiant B.1 ‘WP219’. Squadron not known. Built 1955, retired 1965. And finally, just visible under the rear fuselage of the C-124 is:- Handley Page Victor B.2 ‘XM718’ from 100 Squadron at RAF Wittering. Built earlier in 1963 and delivered on 2nd May that year, she was later converted to SR.2 standard for strategic reconnaissance. She was retired in March 1976 and later scrapped. Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith on 14th September 1963

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  • North American F-100F-15-NA Super Sabre ‘GT-983’ by Alan Wilson
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    c/n 261-9 Built 1961 with the US military serial 58-6983. Delivered to the Royal Danish Air Force on 12th February 1961 where it served as GT-983. Seen here while operated by Esk 730, based at Skrydstrup. Written off 1st June 1977 when it crashed near Tange Lake, Denmark, caused by loss of power as a result of a fuel bypass system fault while on approach to Karup Air Base. Despite ejecting, both crew were sadly killed. RAF Finningley Battle of Britain day 14th September 1963 Scanned from a slide taken by J.Smith

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  • ‘Double Concorde’ Red Arrows & Patrouille de France. RIAT 2019 by Alan Wilson
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    This formation celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the first flight ofConcorde. The Supersonic airliner was a joint Anglo-French project and carried out UK test flying from Fairford, so it was very appropriate that the national display teams from the two countries join together over Fairford, each in ‘Concorde’ formation, to create a one-off ‘Double Concorde’ The Red Arrows Hawks were:- XX177, XX219, XX232, XX242, XX244, XX245, XX319, XX322 and XX323 The Patrouille de France Alpha Jet were:- E20 / F-TEMS ‘4’ E44 / F-UHRE ‘1’ E46 / F-UHRF ‘7’ E113 / F-TETD ‘8’ E127 / F-UGFK ‘5’ E129 / F-TELP ‘6’ E139 / F-UGFC ‘3’ And E146 / F-UHRR ‘2’ 2019 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK 20th July 2019

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  • 0322:G-DFDO by David Whitworth
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    EV-97 Eurostar SL, Duxford 14-4-19

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  • 0316:G-BMSB / MJ627 by David Whitworth
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    Spitfire IX Trainer, Duxford 13-4-19

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  • 0317:G-BMSB / MJ627 by David Whitworth
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    Spitfire IX Trainer, Duxford 13-4-19

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  • 0318:G-BULO by David Whitworth
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    Luscombe 8F Silvaire, Duxford 13-4-19

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  • 0319:G-CTED by David Whitworth
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    Van’s RV-7A, Duxford 13-4-19

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