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Sqn Ldr Lee Jones Red Arrows

Old 7th Dec 2008, 10:00
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Sqn Ldr Lee Jones Red Arrows

Hope that any members may be able to help: I am trying to locate my Great Uncle - Sqn Ldr Lee (Leo) Jones who led the first Red Arrows team back in the 60's. I believe he also worked out in the Middle East for a time and the last I knew he was living with his wife (Billy) in Southampton... However, this was 10 years ago or so.

If he was still alive he would be around 80 - 90. It would just be nice to know either way.

Many thanks

Mr Chris Botley
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 23:55
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Chris, your Q has been asked over on the Mil site (currently on the first page as of Dec 11th)..............you may want to have a look there. Besides I think you will have more luck in that particular forum. Good luck.
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 21:52
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Lee jones

Hi my name is Michael jones lee jones (Leo) is my uncle the last time I saw uncle Leo was I think 1978 he visited my family in Hampshire my fathers name is christopher jones my father died in 1999 when dad was alive he always talked of uncle Leo apparently when Leo retired from the airforce he went to Jordan and taught them to fly jumbo jets as far as my family know uncle Leo and hiss wife Billy settled down in ring wood in the new Forrest I hope this helps I would love to meet up with you and have a chat I look forward to hearing from you Mick from bosh am west sussex
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Old 4th Jul 2012, 23:06
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Google "Yellowjacks" and you will find an entry for Lee Jones setting up the RAF Display team using Gnats out of Valley.They were painted yellow.
There is also a video out there called "A history of the Red Arrows" or similar with some excellent interview clips with Lee Jones talking about Gnats , the display team , doing twinkle rolls in formation and the roll rate of the Gnat.
I have it in a dusty shoe box in the attic somewhere.

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Old 6th Jul 2012, 22:14
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I was trying to find out if Lee was around afew years ago on other forums. Does he go to any events? I was hoping I'd meet him at Kemble 1 day but it never happened.
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