Aeroplane Monthly 1978-09
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Westland Lysander L4742 of No 4 Squadron, RAF, was photographed by FLIGHT'S photographer during a message pick-up demonstration at RAF Odiham in May 1939.
Saunders-Roe SR A/1 jet fighter flying boat TG263 with test pilot Geoffrey Tyson in the cockpit. The first of three SR A/1s, TG263 first flew on July 16, 1947, and this Flight photograph was taken shortly after that event.
With reference to the article “The Calshot Ploughman” in the June issue of Aeroplane, I enclose a photograph (shown) showing severe damage to “L” of Flying Boat Training Squadron at Pembroke back in 1954/1955, sustained during a landing on a buoy!
AIR PORTRAIT'S picture, taken during a sortie from Old Warden on June 25, 1978, depicts a pair of fine vintage aeroplanes jointly owned by Tom Storey and Martin Barraclough. Nearest the camera is Duxford-based DH89 Dragon Rapide/Dominie G-AGTM/NF875, flown by Marlin Barraclough, whilst the newly-restored Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF, piloted by Brian Smith, is seen behind.
AIR PORTRAIT'S picture, taken during a sortie from Old Warden on June 25, 1978, depicts a pair of fine vintage aeroplanes jointly owned by Tom Storey and Martin Barraclough. Nearest the camera is Duxford-based DH89 Dragon Rapide/Dominie G-AGTM/NF875, flown by Marlin Barraclough, whilst the newly-restored Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF, piloted by Brian Smith, is seen behind.
Brian Smith poses Tom Storey and Martin Barraclough’s Percival Mew Gull for Air Portraits over Old Warden on June 25, 1978
Ex-RAF Chipmunk VH-SSJ (ex-WK507) is now owned by Barry Bell in Australia. Mike Holtby and Bill Barker were aboard when Neville Parnell took this study.
Hugh Field takes A. M. Dawson’s Old Warden-based B.A. Swallow 2 for an airing on May 28, 1978.