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Sunday, January 11, 2009

St Athan "Battle Of Britain" Airshow 18/9/1971

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Noted by relatives of "mikeyf" and also reported by “BAR” at the time the following were present at the Battle of Britain show at St Athan on 18/9/1971 were:

Static
65-0919/AS RF-4C Phantom 30thTRS/10thTRW/Alconbury
XP282 Auster AOP.9 St Athan Storage
XS774 Basset CC.1 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XP817 Beaver AL.1 St Athan Storage
XM518/518 Britannia C.1 99/511 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XN928 ‘631/LM’/ 8179M Buccaneer S.1 No.4 SOTT/St Athan
WE144 Canberra PR.3 St Athan Storage– 231 OCU markings
WP899/C Chipmunk T.10 University of Wales/St Athan
(XK698) 8031M Comet C.2 No.4 SOTT/St Athan
WB533 Devon C.2 21 Sqdn/Andover
XS106/36 Gnat T.1 4FTS/Valley
(WW590) 7769M Hunter F.4 No.4 SOTT/St Athan - E/26 Sqdn marks
(XF951) 7947M Hunter F.4 No.4 SOTT/St Athan – C/56 Sqdn marks
XR643 Jet Provost T.4 5MU/Kemble
XM180 Lightning F.1A 226 OCU/65 Sqdn/Coltishall
XS452 Lightning T.5 60MU/Leconfield –
[aircraft possibly on No 4 SOTT strength]
(WV753) 8113M Pembroke C.1 No 4 SOTT/St Athan
(WV499) ‘P-3’ 7698M P Provest T.1 No.4 SOTT/St Athan
XV583/G Phantom FG.1 43 sqdn/Leuchars see top picture
WG558/Y Shackleton MR.2C St Athan Storage– ex 210 Sqdn
XP846 Scout AH.1 663 Sqdn/
XV320/B Sioux AH.1 CFS/Ternhill
XG544 Sycamore HC.14 32 Sqdn/Northolt
WL635/B Varsity T.1 5 FTS/
WL635 B 5FTS St Athan 180971
(TerryG)
XA940 Victor BK.1 St Athan MU
XL390 Vulcan B.2 Scampton Wing
XT605/AD Wessex HC.2 15MU/
XN261/61 Whirlwind HAS.7 705 Sqdn/

Musuem
A92-999 Jindivik RAE Aberporth
K4972 Hart St Athan
S1596 S,6B St Athan
BL614/ZD-F Spitfire LF.5B St Athan (4354M)
MK356/ZI-V Spitfire St Athan (5690M)
WS843/Y Meteor NF(T).14 St Athan (7937M)
XN341 Skeeter AOP.12 St Athan (8022M)
WL505 Vampire FR.9 St Athan (7705M – 23 Sqdn mks)
KI-46 ii St Athan (BAPC84)
FA.330 St Athan
470581/GM-AK8 Fi-156C St Athan
584219/3C FW-190C St Athan
701152 He-111H St Athan
494083 W8+A JU-87D St Athan
V-1 St Athan
MM5701/13-95 CR-42 St Athan
G-ADRY Pon De Ciel Private
HE.111 RAF Musuem/St Athan

No.4 SOTT (School of Technical Training) Hangar
WP905 Chipmunk .T.10 7438M
(WT746) A/71 Sqdn Hunter F.4 7770M
(WT619) H Hunter F.4 7525M
(WT567) B/74 Sqdn Hunter F.4 M7489
XL111 Whirlwind HAR.10 8000M – marked as XP345

Static/Flying
Four F-100D from 493rdTFS/48thTFW/Lakenheath AFB
Four F-4C from 91stTFS/81stTFW/Woodbridge AFB
A-005 Saab A-35XD Draken Esk-729/Karup
A-009 Saab A-35XD Draken Esk-729/Karup
A-012 Saab A-35XD Draken Esk-729/Karup
A-017 Saab A-35XD Draken Esk-729/Karup
529 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
534 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
541 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
542 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
544 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
545 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
561 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
562 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
563 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
576 CM-170R Magister FrAF/Patrioulle De France
XS602/602 Andover C.1 46 Sqdn/Thorney Island
XP826 Beaver AL.1 132 Flight/Netheravon
XR362/362 Belfast C.1 53 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XV348 Buccaneer S.2A ?
WT308 Canberra B.6 RAE Farnborough/Pershore?
WK553/A Chipmunk T.10 University of Wales Air Sqdn/St Athan
WZ846/D Chipmunk T.10 University of Wales Air Sqdn/St Athan
WP962/O Chipmunk T.10 3 AEF/Filton
XF516/49 Hunter F.6 234 Sqdn/229OCU/Chivenor
XN600 Jet Provost T.3 St Athan MU
PA474 KM-B Lancaster BoBMF/Coningsby
XM177 Lightning F.1A Wattisham TFF/Wattisham
XV256/256 Nimrod MR.1 42 Sqdn/St Mawgan
WB947 Sedbergh TX.1 634 CGS/St Athan
XS562 ‘(HC)/418’ Wasp HAS.1 829 Sqdn/Portland NAS
[HMS Hecate Flight]
XV101/101 VC-10 C.1 10 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XL161 Victor SR.2 543 Sqdn/Wyton
XM603 Vulcan B.2 Waddington Wing/Waddington
XS121 ‘-/435’ Wessex HAS.3 737 Sqdn/Portland NAS
XP351 Whirlwind HAR.10 22 Sqdn/Chivenor
(flyby and rescue stand-by)
G-ASHS SV-4C private
G-ATKC SV-4C private
G-AXRM BN-2A Islander private
G-AXRN BN-2A Islander private
G-AYKZ KZ-8 private

Visitor elsewhere
XS789 Andover CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt

Residents elsewhere
WZ862 B Chipmunk T.10 University of Wales Air Sqdn/St Athan

Picketston Area/Dump
WJ774 Canberra B.15 (outside store - ex 32 Sqdn)
WH637 Canberra T.4 (dumped ex Akrotiri S.F)
WH651 Canberra T.4 (dumped ex 45 Sqdn)
WH706 Canberra T.4 (dumped ex 81 Sqdn)
WH706 Canberra T.4 (dumped ex Wildenrath S.F)
WG554/V Shackleton MR.2C (outside store – ex 210 Sqdn)
WG556/B Shackleton MR.2C (outside store – ex Ballykenny)
WR969/A Shackleton MR.2C (outside store – ex 205 Sqdn)
WJ898/N Varsity T.1 (ex 6 FTS/Finningley)
XA931 Victor B.1 (outside store - ex 214 Sqdn)
XA935 Victor B.1 (outside store - ex 214 Sqdn)
XL164 Victor B.2 (outside store - ex AAEE
)

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