Air Enthusiast 1995-09
I.Spring - Quick Return
Line-up of the 208 Squadron Meteor FR.9 deployment to South Africa on the ramp at Swartkop in June 1954. VZ588 ‘C’ has its canopy frame painted in a dark colour (blue?); note also the SAAF Dakota behind.
Meteor FR.9 WX970 ‘X’ being refuelled at Swartkop, June 1954, during Exercise Quick Return. Note the light-coloured extreme nose.
Another view of the 208 Squadron Meteor FR.9s, showing the coloured noses to advantage.