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15th Jan 2020, 11:37
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Posted By Vampiredave

...........Or, perhaps this one?

...........Or, perhaps this one?
15th Jan 2020, 11:36
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Views: 33,998
Posted By Vampiredave

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14th Jan 2020, 13:06
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Posted By Vampiredave

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Red Pelicans in 1973: Ivor Gibbs, Dick Lord, Bruce Byron, Marcus Edwards and Adrian Wall
14th Jan 2020, 12:04
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Posted By Vampiredave

Rod: A slight mis-pole, Sqn Ldr Eric Evers was...

Rod: A slight mis-pole, Sqn Ldr Eric Evers was leader of the 1970 team. Ivor Gibbs assumed command of the team in 1973 This was the last CFS Jet Provost display team.Four Jet Provost T.5s of CFS,...
14th Jan 2020, 11:16
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Posted By Vampiredave

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RAF CAW Aerobatic Team, Manby 'The Macaws', 1968. L-r: Flt Lts WR Shrubsole, PG...
3rd Nov 2019, 11:46
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Posted By Vampiredave

RAF Student JP Training at Linton

The training of students on the Jet Provost was revived at No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse in January 1968. No.1 (RAF) Course graduated with 14 students from No.1 FTS on 28 October 1968. A bit of a long...
3rd Nov 2019, 11:45
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Views: 479
Posted By Vampiredave

Thank you. Done!

Thank you. Done!
3rd Nov 2019, 11:35
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Views: 479
Posted By Vampiredave

RAF Student JP Training at Linton

The training of students on the Jet Provost was revived at No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse in January 1968. No.1 (RAF) Course graduated with 14 students from No.1 FTS on 28 October 1968. A bit of a long...
28th Aug 2019, 11:58
Replies: 18
Views: 4,782
Posted By Vampiredave

WK591: 15 Central Flying School, RAF Little...

WK591: 15 Central Flying School, RAF Little Rissington 23 June 1961 - 29 September 1966
12th Aug 2019, 18:53
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Views: 5,617
Posted By Vampiredave

One tends to forget that he was also an...

One tends to forget that he was also an accomplished aerobatic pilot:

1961: Sixteen Hunter F.6s of No.92 Squadron, Middleton St George / Leconfield. Various unofficial names, including "The...
8th Aug 2019, 13:33
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Views: 4,213
Posted By Vampiredave

Jet Provost T Mk.4 XP665 Psn 10/30 AwCn 30-8-62;...

Jet Provost T Mk.4 XP665 Psn 10/30 AwCn 30-8-62; 2FTS/38 31-8-62; 27MU 8-10-69; NES 26-1-71; sfs Blackbushe Eng 17-8-71

Jet Provost T Mk.4 XR667 Psn 1/37 AwCn 30-4-63; 2FTS/44 3-5-63; 3FTS/51...
1st Aug 2019, 14:38
Replies: 18
Views: 4,782
Posted By Vampiredave

You may recall that the OCU moved to Cottesmore...

You may recall that the OCU moved to Cottesmore in May 1969 and, like 'Longer Ron', my memory is also quite vague and I do not recall any Ethiopian students during this period. Therefore your comment...
31st Jul 2019, 08:57
Replies: 18
Views: 4,782
Posted By Vampiredave

231 OCU Cottesmore August 1972 Lt to Rt: Flt Lt...

231 OCU Cottesmore August 1972 Lt to Rt: Flt Lt Dickie Lees, Flt Lt Cowap, Lt Col Bizuwork, Sqn Ldr Merriman One is around but quite unwell
15th Jun 2019, 11:56
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Views: 866
Posted By Vampiredave

Third and final JP Mk.1 Course at Hullavington

Can anyone recall - or was even a student - on the third Jet Provost Mk.1 course at No.2 FTS, Hullavington, in 1957?

The ORB states that No.125 (Jet) Course ran between March and November 1957,...
2nd Jun 2019, 15:49
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By Vampiredave

David: That's a very good image of the Meteors. I...

David: That's a very good image of the Meteors. I know one of the members of Meteor team and he very kindly sent me some photographs of the aircraft, the guys who flew them and a list of displays...
31st May 2019, 13:01
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By Vampiredave

According to Air Britain: 12 MU 25 Mar 1952;...

According to Air Britain: 12 MU 25 Mar 1952; No.226 OCU 14 May 1952 - engine fire, main spar damaged 28 Jan 1953; Cat 3R; Recat 4R at FRL 5 Mar 1953; 12 MU 29 Apr 1954; issued to FEAF 9 Aug 1954;...
23rd Apr 2019, 15:35
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,162,921
Posted By Vampiredave

All Jet Provost Mk.1 to Mk.4 airframes, including...

All Jet Provost Mk.1 to Mk.4 airframes, including T.Mk.51 and T.Mk.52 armed versions of the Mk.3 and Mk.4, respectively, were built at Luton. Wings built at Hurn
23rd Apr 2019, 15:09
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Posted By Vampiredave

Hunting merged / acquired by BAC on 1 January...

Hunting merged / acquired by BAC on 1 January 1964

Luton factory closed 31 July 1966

Production of Jet Provost Mk.5 and Strikemaster transferred to Warton; ten Strikemaster fuselages finally...
24th Mar 2019, 11:41
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,162,921
Posted By Vampiredave

Ceylon Jet Provosts at Luton

I would agree that the Gearing book is full of errors. Anyway, thanks to several enthusiasts I have found out that XN117 did not go to Ceylon AF as 'CJ701' but was placed into open store at Luton...
21st Mar 2019, 13:32
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,162,921
Posted By Vampiredave

Ceylon Jet Provosts at Luton

I am aware that this excellent forum focuses on the civilian operations at Luton Airport but I wonder if anyone can provide me with help regarding Jet Provost deliveries from Hunting/Percival to the...
10th Mar 2019, 14:45
Replies: 33
Views: 11,700
Posted By Vampiredave

For those interested in Fred Trowern’s formation...

For those interested in Fred Trowern’s formation display career:

1958: Four Provost T.1 of No.2 FTS, Syerston, “The 2 FTS Piston Provost Team”.

Flt Lts F A Trowern, R Gayer, W D P Jones and...
1st Jan 2019, 16:03
Replies: 16
Views: 4,052
Posted By Vampiredave

The BARG book 'Royal Navy instructional...

The BARG book 'Royal Navy instructional Airframes' states: WF158/A2441 Class II GI Arbroath 9/11/58 coded 697/FD (ex-764 Sqn); WOC 22/10/59; downgraded to Class III at Arbroarh 25/9/61; to Staravia...
24th Jul 2018, 14:26
Replies: 23
Views: 4,396
Posted By Vampiredave

Chris Strong

It would appear that Chris Strong was also a keen aerobatic pilot: 111 Sqn 'Black Arrows' 1960; 92 Sqn 'Blue Diamonds' 1961 / 1962; 229 OCU 'Black Dragons' 1963. I think that he was a member of the...
14th Jun 2018, 10:45
Replies: 5
Views: 2,461
Posted By Vampiredave

Sabre F 4 RCAF 19472 / XB541 Ferried across the...

Sabre F 4 RCAF 19472 / XB541 Ferried across the Atlantic as part of 'Bechers Brook Two' in March 1953 and delivered to No.5 MU 12 March 1953. Issued No.3 Squadron / L 22 May 1953. Returned UK 6 March...
30th Apr 2018, 12:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,540
Posted By Vampiredave

Alex, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your...

Alex,
I am so sorry to read of the loss of your father.

He kindly supported my research when I was putting together my books on the DH Vampire and RAF aerobatic teams. His generous, enthusiastic...
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