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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

St Athan "Battle of Britain" Airshow 15/09/1962

With due credit to a member of Air Britain the following were recorded at the "Battle of Britain" Airshow


XP251 Auster AOP.9
XP827 Beaver AL.1
G-ALBO/7708M Brittania No.4 SOTT/St Athan
WB733 Chipmunk T.10 University of Wales Air Sqdn/St Athan [aircraft also flew in display]
VP980 Devon C.2 ETPS
LF363 Hurricane IIb
XN576/79 Jet Provost T.3 CFS
XP665/38 Jet Provost T.4 2 FTS
(WP201)7707M Valiant No.4 SOTT/St Athan
(WP204)7753M Valiant No.4 SOTT/St Athan
XD608 Vampire T.11
WJ940/M Varsity T.1 Signals Command

No. 4 School of Technical Training "Maintenance Hangar" or Static Display

WH701/7659M Canberra B.2
WW632/7516M Hunter F.1
XA554/7558M Javelin FAW.1
WA577/7718M Sycamore


90326 KB-50J [with several F-101] (this may be a mispole, 90326 was Japan based at the time, whilst 90356 & 90376 were with the 420thARS at Sculthorpe)
EI-AKG F-27 Aer Lingus/Dublin
XN849 Argosy C.1
WE171 Canberra PR.3 231 OCU
XK697 Comet C.2
XM696 Gnat T.1
XJ694 Hunter FR.10
XH393 Javelin T.3
XH967/L Javelin FAW.8 41 Sqdn
XH968/P Javelin FAW.8 41 Sqdn
XH969/J Javelin FAW.8 41 Sqdn
XH978/E Javelin FAW.8 41 Sqdn
XP614/41 Jet Provost T.4 2 FTS
XP622/45 Jet Provost T.4 2 FTS
XP623/44 Jet Provost T.4 2 FTS
XG333 Lightning P.1B A&AEE
XM188 Lightning F.1
RF505/K Lincoln B.2 (Avro 694) click on serial to see an image of this aircraft at the 1962 Biggin Hill show
WB944 Sedbergh TX.1 634 GS/St Athan
WZ377 Valiant B(PR).1
XD535/54 Vampire T.11
WF377/G Varsity T.1 2 ANS
WJ898/D Varsity T.1 2 ANS
WL672/Y Varsity T.1 2 ANS
XA926 Victor B.1
XH497 Vulcan B.1A
XJ410 Whirlwind HAR.10

Also reported were a formation of 3 Canberra from RAFFC

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