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Old 31st Jan 2015, 06:42
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Tiger Mate et al,

Sycamore pointed me to an update of this Thread.

I can confirm that the print is top notch, thank you.

As to the Belvedere, I'm uncertain as to the Tengah connotation. 66 were based at Seletar throughout their Far East life but of course detachments and individual aircraft roamed all over the place - the ferry of several Belvederes across the sea from Singapore to Kuching must have been pretty exciting for those who did it!

There are some sensitivities regarding the transfer of aircraft from Aden (26 Sqn) to Singapore/Borneo and whether the crews (air and ground) remained on 26's books or were reposted to 66. However, that won't affect your painting but what will, is the colour scheme you choose. I hope the photos you have and the contributions from others will have been of use to you.

Although never associated directly with the Belvedere, I am looking forward very much to the results of your labours - put me down for a couple of LE prints!

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Old 16th Jun 2015, 12:40
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My log book shows I last flew **484 on 20 December 1968 my crewmen being M.NAV MELTON and Flt Sgt CLARKE. This was as SAR pilot with 103 sqn in Singapore. Task detail merely says"MCU airman swallowed dye" . I was posted back to Tern Hill in Jan 1970 to run the Elect Eng section but managed to do a small amount of post maintenance test flying until I was forced to attend JC&SS. Looked like **484 just disappeared.
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Old 20th Jun 2015, 16:21
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my crewmen being M.NAV MELTON
... presumably Tony Melton, ex Javelin back-seater who banged out over Pakistan east-bound in 63/64???
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 15:38
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Westland Whirlwind XP397

With the Cameronians at Bad Lippspringe 1963
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 06:25
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Somebody should tell the Jocks, that the door's on the other side!

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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 09:04
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" .... with their backs to the wind in the Northern Hemisphere ..."
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