Aeroplane Monthly 1979-12
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R.Williams - The Navy's Northern Reservists (1)
Harvard T2B KF500/203/ST of 1831 Squadron, used for dual training at Stretton.
Piloted by Lt Cdr Hallam of 1833 Squadron Seafire 17 SX242/113/JA went into the barrier of HMS Illustrious during exercises in September 1950.
Piloted by Lt Cdr Hallam of 1833 Squadron Seafire 17 SX242/113/JA went into the barrier of HMS Illustrious during exercises in September 1950. This aircraft, normally flown by Lt W. A. Storey of 1831 Squadron, is seen during recovery. Lt Cdr Hallam was unhurt. The incident was witnessed by Viscount Hall, First Lord of the Admiralty.
Sea Fury T20 VZ354/212/ST in 1954-55.
A Sea Fury being armed at RNAS Hal Far, Malta, May 1951.
Another Sea Fury T20, VX307/210/JA, in 1952-53.
A Sea Fury of 1831 Squadron during exercises Mariner/Momentum, August/September 1953, displays “invasion” stripes.
Sea Fury T20 trainer VX287/210/ST of 1831 Squadron crashed after engine failure on take-off from Stretton on March 14, 1953.
Firefly AS5 WB403/283/ST of 1841 Squadron on patrol during exercise “1984,” March 1955.
A newly delivered Firefly for 1841 Squadron, PP404, prior to removal of the previous owner's (RNAS Donibristle) fin markings.
A Firefly with red and yellow “invasion” stripes for exercises Mariner/Momentum, 1953.
A rare shot of Auster V TJ704 at Stretton, while serving as a communications aircraft with 1831 Squadron.