Air International 1980-11
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??? - Ace qualifying at Akrotiri
A Lightning F Mk 6 of No 5 Sqdn photographed over the Cypriot countryside after completing a firing sortie during the Squadron's recent Armament Practice Camp at Akrotiri.
A Lightning F Mk 6 of No 11 Squadron on the approach to Akrotiri during deployment from RAF Binbrook for weapons training.
Binbrook Wing Lightning F Mk 6s - a No 11 Sqdn aircraft in the foreground and two more of the squadron's aircraft plus one of No 5 Sqdn, but all flown by pilots of the latter squadron during AIR INTERNATIONAL'S visit - awaiting their turn to fly academic sorties.
Lightnings being re-armed at Akrotiri between firing sorties.
A Binbrook Wing Lightning F Mk 6 taxying in at Akrotiri after completing a shoot
A Lightning T Mk 5 of No 5 Sqdn that accompanied the Binbrook Wing's F Mk 6s for the A PCs of the component squadrons
No 5 Squadron's T Mk 5, the task of which at Akrotiri was primarily dual checks but also flew range safety missions, coming in to land.