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Sqdn Ldr Ray Hanna AFC*

Old 6th Jan 2006, 10:17
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Re: Ray Hanna AFC

Tribute thread moved (with link) from Rumours & News today, at 149 posts and 56,766 views.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 09:18
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Re: Ray Hanna AFC

Hi, Just wondered where you got your DVD of 'Piece of Cake'. I have been trying to find video/DVD of that TV series for years, but no success, can you help.

Regards Norm
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 12:09
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Re: Ray Hanna AFC

NTSC version from Amazon UK.
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Old 2nd Feb 2006, 11:34
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Arrow Ray Hanna Memorial Service

A number of people asked for details of the Memorial Service to be posted when arranged.

PPRuNe has received the following -

Date : Thursday 2 March 2006
Time : 12:00
Venue : Church of the Royal Air Force, St Clement Danes, Strand, London WC2
Dress : Lounge suit. Serving Officers, non-ceremonial day dress.

Those wishing to attend should write to:

Flying Officer D Birch
RAF Ceremonial Office
RAF Bentley Priory
Middlesex HA7 3HH

Or email : [email protected]


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Old 5th Feb 2006, 08:48
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I am sure that Ray would appreciate this thread ending on a high, especially as it is his high!

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Old 5th Feb 2006, 11:05
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I agree.

This has become the biggest tribute thread in the history of PPRuNe.
As PPRuNe Pop said earlier, it can be kept as a permanent tribute, brought to the top on anniversaries in years to come.

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Old 6th Feb 2006, 21:10
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The Memorial Service is not yet a ticketed event but if that changes in the next 3½ weeks (as is likely) people who've notified the RAF that they wish to attend will be issued with tickets.

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Old 6th Feb 2006, 23:17
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Flying Lawyer - any details on that photograph, one of the best flying shots I have ever seen, the man himself I assume?

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Old 8th Feb 2006, 10:03
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The Hanna's

Sad to hear the news, I first knowingly saw Ray and Mark at Terry Holdings Orsett airshow, Mark flew the Kittyhawk and as he came past the crowd line Brendan O'brien gasped as Mark looked like he was pulling so hard he would rip the harness from its mountings, Ray flew as he always does, immaculately..... another thing that stood out that day was Eddie Coventry's 'John Derry under' that nearly ended prematurely in his Silver Spitfire, as the saying goes there are old pilots and bold pilots, I think Ray was one of the few to wear both caps. I have pictures somewhere I'll post them if they have not faded away.

hold on to each other guys and dont let go....
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Old 12th Feb 2006, 09:23
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Ray in his "office"

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Old 13th Feb 2006, 18:35
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That's a great shot - the smile says it all, really.
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Old 13th Feb 2006, 22:16
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ray hanna

Wonderful pic, cameratwo,thankyou, made me smile too ! when, where & how was that taken?! Just had to join up ............ I have found comfort in the tributes to Ray H. ( so accurate & consistent ). I first met Ray in the 70's when we flew together with Lloyd International Airways, I was a mere fledgeling air stewardess ! It was a privilege to have known him and to experience his flying as one with his unique Spitfire, MH434 , at last years Goodwood Revival, this will never be forgotten or be the same again. He was a VERY special person ...... so missed. Goodnight Ray. P.S. is there anyone else with contacts/memories of Lloyd I.A. ?
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Old 13th Feb 2006, 22:38
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It is a still image from a film I made about MH434, where I had the privilege to spend a Summer with two of the finest warbird pilots in the world.
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Old 21st Feb 2006, 11:41
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The photograph was taken during team practice in 1966.
I found it on the web while doing some research about Ray leading the Arrows, but can't now remember where.

I don't know who (if anyone) owns the copyright.
It's up to you if you take the risk but, if it's for non-commercial use ...............

NB: That is not legal advice.

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Old 21st Feb 2006, 14:53
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I'm pretty sure it is a still from a film made Arthur Gibson, now sadly no longer with us, and maybe Catalina.org could put you in touch with his 'estate managers'?
It was a 'presentation' on the team and how they worked/practiced. It used to be shown when asked to give talks to schools/WI's /flying clubs etc.
A couple of (scanned) pictures - also copyright Arthur, for the thread and for TimS, the first I think also from the film shoots and the second for amusement.

NB The next mate lurking behind the smoke................

Ray has worked out there will be no need to duck!

Edit: TimS - I may have located the film - PM on its way. If I have it was 1969.

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Old 21st Feb 2006, 15:17
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I saved the first pic - it's outstanding. Interesting if you look at the size of Rays helmet in the cockpit you get a sence of how small the Gnat really was.
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Old 28th Feb 2006, 19:38
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Would love to have been there - but at least will be plugged in controlling the airspace above you!!

Any plans for anything RR powered to overfly??
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Old 28th Feb 2006, 20:09
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Red One

Please excuse the lateness of this tribute, but I have only just discovered thise site.

I have been a lifelong lover of all things aeronautical, but never managed to aspire to the ultimate and fly myself. However, I think that through Ray and his wonderful displays, especially those wonderful trips down into the valley at Biggin, I managed to do just that.

Ever since the his days with the Reds I have admired and wondered at the skill with which he performed.

Thanks, Ray, RIP, you will forever be Red One.
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Old 1st Mar 2006, 20:09
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Some Photos

My earlier post reflected on how, as a youngster in the 70's, Ray 'blew me away' while flying MH434. These photos are mostly from that era.

VMT to those who posted some of these own shots onto the internet - credits will be added if required.

(Link fixed)

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Old 2nd Mar 2006, 17:24
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Images of todays service

Queuing to enter the Church - 600+ people attended to pay their respects

After the Service .....

Mrs Eunice Hanna

Mrs Sarah Carr - Ray's daughter, read a poem 'The Airman's World'

(Centre) Nigel Lamb - 'OFMC' pilot, Ray Hanna's 'Breitling Fighters' wingman
Thedy Schneider (Breitling), Stefano Albinati (Breitling Aviation Director), Jacques Bothelin (Leader 'Breitling Jets' Display Team)

(Left) Simon Ames - former Fleet Air Arm pilot,Trustee of the de Havilland Flying Foundation and Brooklands Aviation Museum
(Right) Tudor Owen FRAeS - aviation barrister, former 'OFMC' pilot, PPRuNe 'Flying Lawyer', gave the Eulogy

Wg Cdr Brett Marshall - New Zealand Air Attaché

(Left, facing front) Capt Jock Lowe FRAeS - former Chief Pilot of BA, Master of the Guild of Air Pilots & Navigators
(Back, coming out of church) Raymond Baxter OBE - WW2 Spitfire pilot, veteran broadcaster

Alain de Cadenet - broadcaster

(Left) Ray's Gnat QFI's RAF Valley
(Front left) Rob Metcalfe - CAA SRG, Jane Larcombe (Fighter Collection, Duxford)

(R) David Boyce - aviation insurance consultant

(Left) Duncan Prentice - helicopter pilot, worked on Air America with Mark Hanna

Ian and Pauline Senior - Goodwood Revival

Light snow falling

PPRuNe has been sent some names to add to the pics.
If you know any others, please let us have them.
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