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Old 24th Jul 2018, 14:18
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Yellow Sun
Join Date: May 2002
Location: UK
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Originally Posted by mcdhu View Post
Steve, Sadly, I never flew the Attacker. But, my ol’ Dad Was the PMO (SMO) at RNAS Abbotsinch (HMS Sanderling) in the mid ‘50s.i remember him taking me around the hangars showing me the latest naval aircraft which were the Sea Prince, the Meteor and the Attacker which the kindly maintainers would let me sit in (I was around 9 at the time). I think the resident squadron was 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron.
Tail wheel jet - wow!!
I recall clearly the Attacker at Sanderling, in the latter years it was gate guard at the Inchinnan \Abbotsinch Road gate and I think it spent its last few years mounted on a pole. I saw a lot of things fly into or from Abbotsinch; including Gannets being towed in convoy through the streets of Paisley; but can not recall ever seeing an Attacker airborne.

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