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Sunday, January 11, 2009

St Athan "Battle of Britain" Airshow 14th Sept 1974

Recorded by myself (MikeyF) and further notes in BAR for the St Athan Battle of Britain show in 1974 on 14-9-74 were:

Static
XN847 Argosy C.1 No.4 School of Tech Training/St Athan
XP820 Beaver AL.1 6Flt/Netheravon
XS734/N Dominie T.1 6FTS/Finningley
XR534/65 Gnat T.1 4FTS/Valley
WD499 Hastings C.2 RRE/Pershore
XF974 7949M Hunter F.4 No.4 School of Tech Training/St Athan
[“carried G/8 Sqdn Markings”]
XL621/81 Hunter T.7 4FTS/Valley
XH897 Javelin FAW.9 AAEE/Boscombe Down
XM411 Jet Provost T.3 No.4 School of Tech Training/St Athan
XW427 Jet Provost T.5 St Athan MU
XX480/33 Jetstream T.1 CFS/Little Rissington
XT861/V Phantom FG.1 Phantom OCU/
XV648 ‘CU-591’ Sea King HAS.1 706 Sqdn/Culdrose
XM612 Vulcan B.2 St Athan MU

St Athan Historic Aircraft Collection
WZ662 Auster AOP.9
Avro 504K Replica Airframe
6232 Be-2C Replica Airframe
D3419 Camel Replica Airframe
Canberra nose [carried c/n EA3-6660] VX185?
MM5701 13-95 Fiat CR.42 [located in No.4 SOTT Hangars]
475081 FI-156C
584219 FW.190
701152 He.111
494083/W8-A Ju-87G
360043 Ju.88R
KI-456
4101/12 BF-109
730301/OL Me-110
WS843 (7937M) Meteor NF(T).14
WA634 Meteor T.7 marked up as “MBA634”
WV499/P3 (7698M) P Provost T.1
A1742 Scout Replica Airframe
XN341 Skeeter AOP.12
MK356/21-V Spitfire IX
WL505 Vampire FB.9
BAPC-47 Watkins Monoplane

No. 4 School of Technical Training “Maintenance Hangars”
XN928 8179M Buccaneer S.1
XN930 8180M Buccaneer S.1
XN953 8182M Buccaneer S.1
XN972 8181M Buccaneer S.1
WT490 Canberra T.4
(WP905) 7438M Chipmunk T.10
(WT746) 7770M Hunter F.4
XN512 Jet Provest T.3
XN554 Jet Provest T.3
XG327 8188M Lightning F.1
WV703 8108M Pembroke C.1
WV704 8109M Pembroke C.1
WV741 8110M Pembroke C.1
WV743 8112M Pembroke C.1
WV753 8113M Pembroke C.1
XK862 8194M Pembroke C.1
XL111 8000M Whirlwind HAR.10

634 VGS hangar
XA289 Cadet TX.1
XA308 Cadet TX.1
WP962/V Chipmunk T.10 3AEF/Filton

University of Wales UAS hangar
XX625 Bulldog T.1 UWAS/St AThan
XX627 Bulldog T.1 UWAS/St AThan
XX628 Bulldog T.1 UWAS/St AThan
WG363 Chipmunk T.10 ex RAFC/Cranwell
[actual unit/operator not known]
WK553 Chipmunk T.10 UWAS/St Athan
WP845 Chipmunk T.10 Ex Northumberland UAS - damaged
WP857/24 Chipmunk T.10 UWAS/St Athan
WP899 Chipmunk T.10 UWAS/St Athan

CCAS [Civilian Craft Apprentices School]
WB555 [7924M] Chipmunk T.10
WA591 [7917M] Meteor T.7
WV666 [7925M] P Provost T.1
XG547 S-T [8010M] Sycamore HR.14

Elsewhere – Picketston and Dump Areas.
XP827 Beaver AL.1 in Storage Hangar 868
XA298 Cadet TX.1
XN252 Cadet TX.1
[both located in Glider Refurbishment Unit hangar]
WH637 Canberra T.4 dumped rear fuselage only
WH841 Canberra T.4 dumped rear fuselage only
XH645 Victor K.1A [ex 214 Sqdn] dumped

Flying/Elswehere
XS602/602 Andover C.1 46 Sqdn/Thorney Island
XS608/608 Andover C.1 46 Sqdn/Thorney Island
[Two flew in “Set Piece demonstration” with Harrier/Phantom and Wessex]
XN817 Argosy C.1 AAEE/Boscombe Down
XX507 Bae 125 CC.1 32 Sqdn/Northolt VIP visitor
XV360 Buccaneer S.2A 237OCU/Honington
[VM791] Cadet TX.3 Air Cadets – serial incorrect
XH135 Canberra PR.9 39 Sqdn/Wyton
VP968 Devon C.2 207 Sqdn/Wyton VIP visitor
XW860 (CU)/64 Gazelle HT.2 705 Sqdn/Culdrose
XP542/42 Gnat T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XV762/44 Harrier GR.1 233 OCU/Wittering
XW922/49 Harrier GR.1 233 OCU/Wittering
XW266/51 Harrier GR.1 233 OCU/Wittering
[latter four flew in “Set Piece demonstration” with Andover/Phantom and Wessex]
? Hurricane I BBMF/Coningsby
XX145/N Jaguar T.2 Jaguar OCU/Lossiemouth
XW315/30 Jet Provost T.5 3FTS/ Swords Display Team
XW370/49 Jet Provost T.5 3FTS/ Swords Display Team
XW407/50 Jet Provost T.5 3FTS/ Swords Display Team
XW424/52 Jet Provost T.5 3FTS/ Swords Display Team
XW428/54 Jet Provost T.5 3FTS/ Swords Display Team
(G-AIEK) RH378 Messenger Private
PA474/KM-B Lancaster B.1 BBMF/Coningsby
WA669 Meteor T.7 CFS/Little Rissington
XV230/30 Nimrod MR.1 236OCU/
? Phantom FGR.2 228OCU/Coningsby
? Phantom FGR.2 228OCU/Coningsby
? Phantom FGR.2 228OCU/Coningsby
? Phantom FGR.2 228OCU/Coningsby
XT908/P Phantom FGR.2 6 Sqdn/Coningsby
XV423/R Phantom FGR.2 6 Sqdn/Coningsby
XV442/F Phantom FGR.2 6 Sqdn/Coningsby
XV490/M Phantom FGR.2 6 Sqdn/Coningsby
[latter four flew in “Set Piece demonstration” with Andover/Harrier and Wessex]
? Spitfire BBMF/Coningsby
XH304 Vampire T.11 CFS/Little Rissington
XR806/806 VC-10 C.1K 10 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XM594 Vulcan B.2 Waddington Wing
XT779 ‘-/462’ Wasp HT.1 829 Sqdn/HMS RothesayFlight
XM833 ‘PO/656’ Wessex HAS.3 737 Sqdn/Portland
XR506/AV Wessex HC.2 72 Sqdn/Odiham
XR524/AF Wessex HC.2 72 Sqdn/Odiham
XT669/AT Wessex HC.2 72 Sqdn/Odiham
XV723/AQ Wessex HC.2 72 Sqdn/Odiham
XV725/AC Wessex HC.2 72 Sqdn/Odiham
[latter four flew in “Set Piece demonstration” with Andover /Harrier and Phantom]
XP395 Whirlwind HAR.10
22 Sqdn
/Brawdy

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