Aeroplane Monthly 1979-07
Hooton Park /Gone but not forgotten/ (3)
On June 11, 1949, No 610 Squadron held their air display at Hooton. Seen here is a trio of 605 Squadron (County of Warwick) Vampire F.1s
Hawker Hart K4441, built by Armstrong Whitworth early in 1935, pictured at Hooton Park aerodrome in 1938 when it flew with 610(B) Sqn. Later it passed to 25 ERFTS, 10 FTS and finally 3 FTS before being struck off RAF charge in June 1940.
Savage Skywriting S.E.5A G-EBIB at Hooton in 1934.
Avro 504K G-ABAA being cleaned after three months in the open. This Nash Collection aircraft is currently stored at Cos ford as H2311.
On June 11, 1949, No 610 Squadron held their air display at Hooton. Seen here is a general view with Hastings TG569 in the foreground and an Avro Lincoln lurking behind.
Gloster Gladiator K8004 of No 72 Squadron at Hooton in September 1938.
Hawker Hind Trainer L7227 of 610(B) Squadron in 1938.
Amy Johnson seated in Tipsy B G-AFCM at Hooton on September 9, 1938.
Isle of Man Air Services D.H.84 Dragon G-ADCP at Hooton in 1938.
One of Wright Aviation's Auster Autocrats.
Miles M.16 Mentor L4396 of No 24 Communications Squadron at Hooton in 1938.
B.A. Swallow G-AEMS, owned by the Merseyside Aero & Sports Ltd, crashed at Bromborough, Cheshire, on May 1, 1938.
Meteor 8 WH505 of No 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron at Hooton in 1955.
663 (AOP) Squadron Auster A.O.P.Vl from Hooton after coming to grief at Afon Goch in October 1956. A Royal Auxiliary Air Force unit, No 663 (AOP) Sqn moved into Hooton in 1949.
Cierva Autogiro C.25, built by the Comper Aircraft Company Ltd in February 1932. Note the old grandstands in the background.