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Old 12th Aug 2017, 00:51
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Flt Lt Alan Pollack RAF

I always wondered what became of Flt Lt Pollack, the RAF pilot who flew his Hunter through Tower Bridge in 1968, ending his career in the process.

Anyone know the rest of the story ?
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 07:40
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Well, there's this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker...ridge_incident

(Bear in mind that it is from Wikipedia)

And from the man himself

http://www.rafjever.org/4sqnper004.htm
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 14:52
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It's Alan Pollock and he is still around and doing wonders in the service of the Hunter Association despite not being very well.
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Read 'Hunter Boys' by Richard Pike. There's a whole chapter on the event written by the man himself.
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Originally Posted by Wholigan View Post
It's Alan Pollock and he is still around and doing wonders in the service of the Hunter Association despite not being very well.
Sorry to hear he is unwell, I always admired his spirit for doing what he did.
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Al Pollock is a one off and works B*&%$y hard to keep friends together and informed generally about matters to do with the RAF - only this morning he sent an email to his wide circle of mates, about the passing of someone else.

There aren't too many like him around.

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Very true Old Duffer, very true indeed.
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Is there a website for the Hunter Association please?
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Tim webb used to run a Hunter database some while ago, but I don't think it exists any more. I'll ask around.
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I thought this would re-emerge for the centenary! Perhaps the mods would correct the spelling in the thread head...
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