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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Page 47 - St Athan Airshow 1982

Recorded by a member of “BAR” at the Battle of Britain Airshow at St Athan on 18th Sept 1982 were: thanks to Keith Morgan for the pics

A-549 Pucara Ex Argentine AF
A-549 Pucara Ex Argentine AF
PA-12 SA-330L Puma Ex Argentine Prefectura Naval
PA-12 SA-330L Puma Ex Perfectura Naval Argentina
14652 OV-10A 601stTCW/Sembach AFB/WG
14652 OV-10A
RT-662 CF-104G ESK-726/RDAF
RT-662 CF-104G
XT284/H Buccaneer S.2A 237 OCU/Honington
XW987 Buccaneer S.2B St Athan MU – for RAE Farnborough
[recent repaint in red/white and blue colours]
XX625/01 Bulldog T.1 University of Wales AS/St Athan
ZA721/BF Chinook HC.1 7/18 Sqdn/Odiham
ZA721/BF Chinook HC.1

(pic Dave Newman)
VP977 Devon C.2 207 Sqdn/Wyton
XS726/T Dominie T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XZ132/36 Harrier GR.3 1 Sqdn/Wittering [possibly on MU Strength]

(pics Dave Newman)
XX179/179 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XX353 Hawk T.1 151 Sqdn/Chivenor
XX353/353 Hawk T.1
XV195/195 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham
XG252 Hunter FGA.9 1 TWU/Brawdy
XZ358/L Jaguar GR.1 41 Sqdn/Coltishall
XZ358/L Jaguar GR.1
XW408/24 Jet Provost T.5A RAFC/Cranwell
XX500/H Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XR751 Lightning F.3 St Athan MU
XV253/253 Nimrod MR.2 Kinloss Wing
XV253/53 Nimrod HR.2
XV433/F Phantom FGR.2 228 OCU/Coningsby [possibly on St Athan MU strength]
XV439/D Phantom FGR.2 19 Sqdn/Wildenrath [possibly on St Athan MU strength]
XV439/D Phantom FGR.2
XZ457 Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU
XZ457 Harrier FRS.1
XR597 Scout AH.1 AAC Recruiting Unit
XL161 Victor K.2 St Athan MU – 55 Sqdn marks
XL161 Victor K.2
XM597 Vulcan B.2 44 Sqdn/Waddington

(pic Dave Newman)
Sadly the correspondent for BAR at the time couldn’t stay for the afternoon extravaganza and this was the only show I didn’t attend between the years 1968-1994.
However the following are believed to have flown during the afternoon

PA474/AJ-? camo Lancaster B.1 BoBMF/Coningsby

(pic Dave Newman)
XV585/P Phantom FG.1 43Sqdn/Leuchars

(pic Dave Newman)
ZA673/FG Chinook HC.2 240 OCU/Odiham

(pic Dave Newman)XX323/323 Hawk T.1 234 SAqdn/1 TWU/Brawdy
ZA555/555 Tornado GR.1 TWCU/Honington
XV107/107 VC-10 C.1 10 Sqdn/Brize Norton
69-0004 C-5A 436thMAW/Dover AFB/USAF

(pic Dave Newman)

Falklands Flypast
XV239/239 Nimrod MR.1
XV291/291 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham

Hangar - CTTS
XR541/(8602M) Gnat T.1 CTTS/St Athan [grey colours]
XP558/(8627M) Jet Provost T.4 CTTS/St Athan
VX275 Sedburgh TX.1 Ex 634 VGS/St Athan – CTTS Hangar

Base Flight Hangar
XX626/02 Bulldog T.1 University of Wales AS/St Athan with XX627/03, XX628 /04 and XX612/05

WT744 ‘VL/868’ Hunter GA.11 FRADU/Yeovilton
WV318 Hunter T.7B Laarbruch Station Flight
XM357 Jet Provost T.3 St Athan Station Flight
XM378 Jet Provost T.3 St Athan Station Flight

Hangar 366
WK144 “W”/8689M Canberra B.2 Driving School/St Athan

Hangar – 634 VGS
WB919 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan
with WB926, WB947, WB983 and
Musuem Hangars [also includes the outside static displayed examples]
WE600 Auster T.7 Antartic
XR243 Auster AOP.9
P2183/36 Battle 1 [dismantled]
WD935 Canberra B.2
475081 Fi-156
584219 FW-190F
120227 HE-162A
WB188 Hunter F.3
XD674 Jet Provest T.1
5439 KI-46
5539 Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah III
191904 Me-163B
EE549 Meteor F.4
WL168 /A Meteor F.8
WS843/Y Meteor NF.14
WA634 Meteor T.7
WV499/G-P P Provost T.1
Z7917 Proctor III
XN341 Skeeter AOP.12
BL614/ZD-F Spitfire Vb
MT818 /G-M Spitfire VIII Formerly G-AIDN
MT818/G-M Spitfire Vlll
MK356/21-V Spitfire IX
MK732 Spitfire IX
WK281/S Swift FR.5 79 Sqdn marks
WL505 Vampire FR.9
XR486 Whirlwind HCC.12

XL387 Vulcan B.2 Ex 50 Sqdn – dumped with
XM608, XM650XM602 Vulcan B.2 Ex 101 Sqdn – dumped with XM611, XM646 XM649

Civilians noted were


G-AXXH BN-2A Islander



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