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Old 19th Jan 2004, 22:55
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In search of a photo

I don't know if anybody can help me, I am searching for a photograph that depicts my Dad standing with his Squadron mates in front of a double line of Harriers of 1(F) Sqn, apparantly it is quite a famous photo and I would like to obtain a copy to give to my Dad as a present (I hope he doesn't read this!!!)

I have seen it in the 1 Sqn history book, unfortunately though I never thought to make a note of who the photo is credited to and have now given the book to my Dad to read.

Anyway, if anybody could help I would be most appreciative

Thanks in advance

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Old 19th Jan 2004, 23:00
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Try calling 1Sqn at Wittering?
If its the one I think it is, its based on a pic of 1Sqn SE.5s in WW1 and the Harrier pilots adopted similar poses had similar dogs in attendance etc. SEs and Harriers lined up tail to tail.
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Old 19th Jan 2004, 23:02
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yeah thats the one, I will give your suggestion a go and see what happens

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Old 20th Jan 2004, 15:29
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Ask for the squadron adjutant;failing that, the Station Community Relations Officer should be able to help.
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Isn't it Cottesmore, rather than Wittering these days?

Pic credit in the later version of Mike Shaw's book is just 'BAe'.

As I assume that , in order to meet your request, BAe would wish to set up an IPT, before delivering a photo of Hunter 9s, several years later than required and with additional costs not factored into the original contract, you might be better off with 1(F).
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Old 21st Jan 2004, 07:50
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1 Sqn is at Cottesmore. Contact the Sqn Adj and ask him. I would suspect that the photo in question is hanging on the Sqn office walls or in a Sqn photo album.
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Old 21st Jan 2004, 17:32
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Sorry BJ, I forgot they moved. Anyway, with the RAF's new & improved civilianised phone network, you'll probably get through to HMP Kinloss.
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Thanks Gainsey and no problem. I tried to call, MOD operator was about as good as..................well I will leave that for you to figure out!! Lots of numbers for 1 Sqn but she couldn't even suggest one that may be of use!

Anyway, having spoken about it with my dear Mother which proved most useful, she provided me with an e-mail address so I am going to write to them as soon as I get the opportunity (thanks Mum xx)

Cheers for your help and suggestions

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