View Full Version : Ormond Haydon-Baillie

3rd Mar 2007, 16:42
I was looking through some old photo's i have & came across this great display pilot of his time;

Ormond Haydon-Baillie.

He flew 2 palnes that i remember seeing on the display circuit back between 1970 & 1974, i can't remember wether i saw him at Little Rissington, Cosford or Tern Hill.

His planes were a Lockheed T-33A/N Silver Star whick he had his trade mark black Knight on it & also a Hawker Sea Fury (WH589) F.B.11 with his initials on it (OHB).

I was going to ask if ayone knew what had happened to him but seached Google & found out that he was tragically Killed at a flying display 30 years ago.

Here are the photo's i have, the signed one was to me (trevor) & my younger Brother Nigel.




Sorry about the quality as these are scanned photo's also i do not have the photographers name to credit.

Thanks for looking.


3rd Mar 2007, 17:24
See http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=97753

4th Mar 2007, 11:11
What was his relationship to Wesley Haydon Baillie? WHB seems to be getting a lot or press at the moment because he is trying to reclaim his former mansion in S Yorks, Wentworth Woodhouse. Sounds quite a character. believe there is a book recently published about him.


Dr Illitout
4th Mar 2007, 13:26
I think that they are brothers.

Rgds Dr I

4th Mar 2007, 17:51
Many years ago a mate and I were wandering round Duxford (before it was commercialised, must've been about '76 or '77) and bumped into Ormond. We asked politely if we could see his workshop (we were just outside) and he let us in and chatted to us; hell of a nice guy and tragic he was killed (Mainz? in a Mustang?)

5th Mar 2007, 06:09
I worked on the Blenheim team in the 80s (it crashed nearly 20 years ago, three weeks after its post restoration flight; no fault of the aircraft or its rebuild but caused by a dodgy pilot).
The Blenhiem - actually a Canadian-built version known as the Bolingbroke - was an OHB legacy; he recovered the airframe from Canada in the 70s.
Unfortunately, the T33 came to grief at Duxford last year but with no loss of life or serious injury.

17th Sep 2007, 19:55
Apologies for bouncing an old thread but thought you chaps may like to see these:



17th Sep 2007, 19:58


18th Sep 2007, 18:22
Excellent. Thanks for sharing.:)

Tessa Jardine
8th Mar 2008, 19:31
Dear Trev,
I was so happy to see your photos of my uncle, Ormond! I stumbled across this site after a google search and was wondering if you had any others or if I was even able to get some copies of the ones you have. Please contact me if you get this, I would love to hear about when you met him and what he was like as I never had the opportunity to meet him! My email is [email protected]
Thank you
Tess x

8th Mar 2008, 21:11
I believe that he flew the CF100 into Duxford that now hangs in the roof of the refurbished AirSpace museum.

8th Mar 2008, 21:31
Tess, sent you an email, hope it helps.