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Sunday, January 11, 2009

St Athan Airshow 1970

Reported by myself and “BAR” at the show on 19/9/70 were:

Static
XS596 596 Andover C.1 46 Sqdn/Thorney Island
XS742 2 Basset C.1 ETPS/Boscombe Down
XS768 Basset C.1
XP826 Beaver AL.1 St Athan MU/Storage Facility
WE144 Canberra B.2 St Athan MU/Storage Facility
WZ862 B Chipmunk T.10 Wales UAS/St Athan
WB530 Devon C.2 21 Sqdn/Andover
XM698 Gnat T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XV759 Harrier GR.1 Harrier Conversion Unit/
XG252 Hunter FGA.9 St Athan MU
XR701 Jet Provest T.4 5 MU/Kemble
XR751 Lightning F.6 60 MU/Leconfield
WK941 E Meteor F.8 229 OCU/Chivenor
XK862 Pembroke C.1 No. 4 SOTT/St Athan
XV419 Phantom FGR.2 54 Sqdn/Coltishall
WR979 D Shackleton MR.3 St Athan MU/Storage Facility
[203 Sqdn markings]
WL670 Varsity T.1 CFS
XA936 Victor BK.1A 214 Sqdn/Wyton
XM608 Vulcan B.2 unit not known
XR515 Wessex HC.2 15MU/
XP345 Whrilwind HAR.10 230 Sqdn/

No. 4 School of Technical Training “Maintenance Hangar”
XN928 Buccaneer S.1 [marked as LM/631 ex 736 Sqdn]
7659M Canberra B.2
(WP905) 7438M Chipmunk T.10
XK698 8031M Comet C.2 [actually parked outside in static]
7698M P Provest T.1 7699M P Provest T.1
7700M P Provest T.1
(WT746) 7770M/’A’ Hunter F.4 [71 Sqdn markings]
(XF974) 7946M/’F’ Hunter F.4
(XF982) 7948M/’G’ Hunter F.4
(?) 7949M/’C’ Hunter F.4
XF998) 7950M/ Hunter F.4
(WW590) 7769M/’E’ Hunter F.4
(WT567) 7489M/’B’ Hunter F.1
(WT619) 7525M Hunter F.1
(WW637) 7518M Hunter F.1
(WW644) 7521M Hunter F.1
(?) 7768M/ Hunter F.4
(?) 7790M/ Hunter F.1
(?) 7945M Hunter F.1
(?) 7772M Hunter F.1
(?) 7792M Hunter F.1
(WA577) 7718M Sycamore HC.14
7928M/’V’ Vampire T.11 [3 Sqdn markings]
XA893 Vulcan B.1 [nose only]

Historic Aircraft
6232 Be.2c
RD253 Beaufighter X
Fiat CR.42
584219 FW/190
EE549 (7008M) Meteor F.3
WS843 Meteor NF(T).14
K4972 Hart Trainer
XN341 Skeeter AOP.12
MK356 Spitfire IX

St Athan MU storage facility – Picketston Dump area
WR964 Z Shackleton MR.3
XF709 M Shackelton MR.3
XA931 Victor B.1
XA935 Victor B.1
XH533 Vulcan B.1

Flying
XR362 362 Belfast C.1 53 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XL660 660 Brittania C.1 99/511 Sqdn/Brize Norton
WK553 A Chipmunk T.10 Wales UAS/St Athan
WP899 C Chipmunk T.10 Wales UAS/St Athan
XS727 D Dominie T.1
XS729 G Dominie T.1
XS732 B Dominie T.1
WV740 Pembroke C.1
XL389 Vulcan B.2 27 Sqdn/Scampton
XV108 108 VC-10 C.1 10 Sqdn/Brize
Norton

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