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Sqdn Ldr Ray Hanna AFC*

Old 5th Jan 2012, 13:49
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India Four Two

I don't know the origin of the picture but, having now looked at it more closely, I suspect you may be right.

I believe the picture below is genuine but can't vouch for it.




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I agree with you re the second photo you have posted. It seems to have the same attitude and height as the video - unlike the first one..

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 07:04
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC* 28-08-1928 - 01-12-2005

RAY HANNA Birthday Remembrance ....



Remembered Always ......
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 21:43
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Ray Hannah under Bridge.

This is a genuine picture of Ray Hannah flying under the bridge at Winston near Barnard Castle UK for the TV series Piece of Cake 1988. At the time Ray was 59 years of age.

Video in post #276
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 08:45
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC*

Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC* 28-08-1928 -- 01-12-2005


In Memory

7 years on .....

Look up to the skies .... ALWAYS remembered.....
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For Ray & Mark, may your Gods smile upon your skills in flying the heavens. Ray was an honor to know you from the Reds through Cathay to Jet Avtn DC8.

Thank you Master
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 19:12
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC* 28-08-1928 - 01-12-2005

85th Birthday Remembrance Ray ....


Never forgotten .....
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 12:42
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I remember Ray flying a Spitfire at Tollerton airshow circa 1971. I for reasons unknown was slightly forward of the crowd line at one end. His low pass caused the grass around my feet to blow around as he went straight over me. I often wonder how close I was to being minus a head.
I think he was the first pilot I knew by name and reputation. Still remembered and missed.
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC* 28-08-1928 - 01-12-2005

Ray Hanna .....

8 years on .....

Memories never forgotten.....

R.I.P.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 19:26
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A friend of mine has recently published a 'walk around' book on Merlin engined Spitfires and MH434 features, as do several other Duxford based aircraft.

I sadly never saw Sqd Ldr Hanna fly in the flesh, but have seen some memorable footage.....
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Rare to see a Royal look as if they're genuinely enjoying themselves, but Prince Andrew really is. He's beaming in the picture with Jim Lovell.
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC* 28-08-1928 - 01-12-2005

RAY HANNA Birthday Remembrance



Never Forgotten .......
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 21:44
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC* 28-08-1928 - 01-12-2005

In memory ...... 9 years on....

Ray Hanna

R.I.P.
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 08:40
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RIP Ray, 9 years on & my memories of you are still fresh as ever - a master Aviator & a fantastically warm & genuine person. I salute you & your memory.
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Linton-on-Ouse 1979

Sven I am grateful for your comment in here as I've told the tale a few times and nobody will believe what we saw that day. It must have been '79 as I was posted to Kinloss in October that year. I recall him flying so low between the two rows of JP's that you couldn't see him.

I'd love to see your photo.

I think I met Ray (it might have been Mark) whilst at Bruggen, a Spitfire landed and our squadron was away in Deci but a few of us remained to do handling, etc. I did a see-off with another lad - that must have been in 1985 or 86 but I'm certain it was PL965...

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Old 28th Aug 2015, 20:06
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC*

RAY HANNA Birthday Remembrance 28-08-1928 - 01-12-2005


Remembered Always...
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 22:33
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Halfpenny, with you on that one.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 16:44
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC*

1st December 2015 ... 10 years on ...

RAY HANNA R.I.P.


Will never be forgotten .....
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 14:39
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Indeed never forgotten

A story! Many years ago (late 60s) Ray used to frequent the Tiger Club at Redhill - flying Luton Betas with another ex Red Arrow and also a (Adrian Squire's) Spitfire.


One day after landing (following a few low passes of the type that only he ever did) the phone rang. An irate Naval gentleman (later a Sea Lord) was complaining about the low flying over his house.


Ray said something like he would have never complained about Spitfires in the war and, if he wants to complain about low flying I will show him what low flying is.


He then took off and buzzed the Naval man's house at ever lower altitudes until eventually the TV aerial or the roof was in severe danger. On landing Ray said I enjoyed that; I hope he complains again.


Ray, a very special pilot!
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 19:12
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Squadron Leader Ray Hanna AFC* 28-08-1928 - 01-12-2005

For tomorrow Ray..

Birthday Remembrance 28th August 2016


Memories.....
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