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Sunday, January 11, 2009

St Athan Airshow 14/09/1963

Reported by a correspondent from Air Britain at the St Athan Battle of Britain show in 1963 were:

Static/Flying
0-48913 C-47B USAFE
52-9694 T-33A USAFE
XP249 Auster AOP.9
6232 BE.2C Replica

WT514 Canberra PR.7
XM708/94 Gnat T.1 4 FTS/Valley ?
TG518/518 Hastings
WV398/7767M Hunter No.4 SoTT/St Athan
XH900/7811M Javelin No.4 SoTT/St Athan
XA657/L Javelin FAW.1 5 Sqdn

XA708/U Javelin FAW.5 151 Sqdn
XA717/N Javelin FAW.5 11 Sqdn
XP575/50 Jet Provost T.4
494083 JU-87G-2 Stuka Station Museum

WK941/E Meteor
WA577/7718M Sycamore No.4 SoTT/St Athan
WP201/7707M Valiant No.4 SoTT/St Athan
WP204/7753M Valiant No.4 SoTT/St Athan
XE872/62 Vampire T.11
WF423/P Varsity T.1
XA912 Vulcan B.1A
XP350 Whirlwind HAR.10 22 Sqdn/

No. 4 School of Technical Training “Maintenance Hangar”

N1671 Defiant ..being refurbished by No.4 SoTT/St Athan
WT567/7489M Hunter F.1
WT568/7490M Hunter F.1
WW644/7521M Hunter F.1
(XF309) 7771M Hunter F.4
(XF370) 7772M Hunter F.4
WW421/7689M P Provost T.1
WV483/7693M P Provost T.1

Flying
0-70170 KB-50J
50573 RB-66
41466 F-101A
? F-100
TX177 Anson C.19 RAF Maintenance Command
VP520 Anson
XR109/109 Argosy C.1
XP827 Beaver AL.1 ???
XM518/518 Britannia C.1 99/511 Sqdn/Brize Norton ???
WH869 Canberra B.2
WJ681 Canberra B.2 98 Sqdn
WJ820 Canberra B.2
WK145 Canberra B.2

WK162 Canberra B.2
WB569 Chipmunk T.10
WB733 Chipmunk T.10
XR399/399 Comet C.1
VP976 Devon C.2
XG326 Lightning F.1
XE(F)447 Hunter
XF441 Hunter FGA.
XG157 Hunter
XG170 Hunter
XG235 Hunter
PZ865 Hurricane IIb BBMF/????
XH392 Javelin
XH967/L Javelin 41 Sqdn with XH968/P: XH969/J : and XH978/E

XP616/37 Jet Provost T.4 with XP626/39 : XP633/41 and XR699/34
XD224/614 Scimitar F.1 736 Sqdn/Lossiemouth
XJ482/713/VL Sea Vixen FAW.1 766 Sqdn/Yeovilton with XJ523/710/VL ; XJ575/720/VL and XN686/722/VL - part of "Freds Five" Display Team/RN Yeovilton

WL796/M Shackleton 204 Sqdn/
WR988/K Shackleton 201 Sqdn/
AB910 Spitfire BBMF/????
XP294 Twin Pioneer
WZ391 Valiant B.1 543 Sqdn/Wyton?
XD830 Valiant B.1 90 Sqdn
XJ772/69 Vampire T.11
WJ893 Varsity T.1
XM715 Victor B.1
XH502 Vulcan B.1


another reporter logged the following after the show had finished:

4 SoTT:

Britannia 7708M (G-ALBO)
Valiant WP201/7707M WP204/7753M
Hunter's WT569/7491M, WW632/A/7516M, WV398/RS-28/7767M, XF309/7771M, XF370/7772M, WT568/7490M, WT560/7488M, WT746/7770M, WW644/7521M, WT567/7489M, WW636/7514M, WT696/7515M, WW637/7518M, WN908/7522M, WW641/7520M, WW638/7519M, WW634/7517M, WV404/7768M,
Javelin's XA627/7661M, XA618/7725M, XH900/D/7811M, XA544/7558M,
Sycamore WA577/7718M
Canberra WH695/7657M, WH701/7659M, WV483/7693M, WW450/P-A/7688M, WV444/12/7692M, WV428/7690M
Provost T.1 WV438/R-OQ/7691M, WW421/7689M
Meteor FR9 VW364/7383M, VZ568/C/7261M
Meteor F.8 WA765/B/7264M

Museum Collection:

A1742 Sopwith Scout D replica;
N1671 Defiant;
F1921 Sopwith Camel replica;
6232 Be-2 replica;
No.22 Bleriot Monoplane (was this the frame that became G-AVXV?);
494083 Ju-87G RI+JK/“35961”

Static:

XA657/C Javelin FAW1 5 Sqn
XA708/U Javelin FAW5 151 Sqn
XA717/N Javelin FAW5 11 Sqn
XA912 Vulcan B.1A
XP249 Auster AOP.9
WG364 Chipmunk T.10
WB569 Chipmunk T.10
WB733 Chipmunk T.10
WT514 Canberra PR.7 80 Sqn

19 MU:

VX185 Canberra
WJ825 Canberra 
WJ992 Canberra
XH690 Javelin FAW5 5 Sqn
XH691 Javelin FAW5
XA695 Javelin FAW5
XA647 Javelin FAW5
XA713/W Javelin FAW5 151 Sqn
XA654 Javelin FAW5
XA705/N Javelin FAW5 5 Sqn
XA660/A Javelin FAW5 11 Sqn
XA707/B Javelin FAW5 5 Sqn
XA697/O Javelin FAW5 5 Sqn
XA716/H Javelin FAW5 11 Sqn
XA664 Javelin FAW5 5 Sqn
XA714/D Javelin FAW5 11 Sqn
XA665/F Javelin FAW5 151 Sqn
XA651/D Javelin FAW5 151 Sqn
XA710/Y Javelin FAW5 151 Sqn
XA693 Javelin FAW5
XA718/R Javelin FAW5 5 Sqn
XA712/H Javelin FAW5 151 Sqn
XE872/62 Vampire T.11
WZ565/38 Vampire T.11
XE894 Vampire T.11
XD438/51 Vampire T.11
XD428 Vampire T.11
XH311/71 Vampire T.11
WZ368 Valiant B.1
WZ374 Valiant B.1
WZ364 Valiant B.1
WZ365 Valiant B.1
WZ361 Valiant B.1
WZ362 Valiant B.1
WZ381 Valiant B.1
WZ371 Valiant B.1
WZ372 Valiant B.1
WP212 Valiant B.1
WP213 Valiant B.1
WP215 Valiant B.1
WP216 Valiant B.1
WP220 Valiant B.1

The Valliant’s were all declared Non-Effective and awaiting scrapping.

There were a lot more unidentified Javelins.

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