JET PROVOST DISPLAY TEAMS, AIRCRAFT AND DETAILS

 


BY DAVID WATKINS &

RAY DEACON 

XW293/86 and XW297/80 Jet Provost T5A's of the Red Pelicans aerobatic

team during a photo-shoot over Little Rissington during 1971

1958:

Four Jet Provost T.1s of the CFS, Little Rissington, “The CFS Jet Aerobatic Team”.

Flt Lts N H Giffin, D McClen, F W J Packer and D Millington. Reserve: Flt Lt M Edwards.

XD675, XD676, XD677, XD678, XD679, XD680, XD693 

The ‘CFS Jet Aerobatic Team’ in their Jet Provost Mk.1s high over the Cotswolds in 1958 (Alex Wickham via Ray Deacon).

The ‘CFS Jet Aerobatic Team’ JP.1s landing in formation at

Farnborough, September 1958 (Ray Deacon Collection).

The ‘CFS Jet Aerobatic Team’ practicing their leader-inverted

formation in 1958 (Norman Giffin via Ray Deacon).

1959:

Two Jet Provost T.1s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Redskins”.

Flt Lts P J Hirst and J R Rhind.

XD675, XD676, XD677, XD678, XD679, XD680

 

The 1959 team from the CFS comprised a pair of JP.1s flying a synchronised display and were known as ‘The Redskins’. Here, XD677 and XD680 practice the mirror formation (Norman Giffin via Ray Deacon).

Jet Provost T.1s of CFS synchronised display team

(XD678 and XD679) at Farnborough, September 1959

1960:

Four Jet Provost T. 3s of CFS, Little Rissington,

The Central Flying School Aerobatic Team”.

Flt Lts R Langstaff and F R Brambley, Plt Off B A D McK McDonald and Flt Lt J G Nicklin.

XM411:R-G, XM413:R-H, XM423:R-K, XM425:R-L, XM426:R-N, XM428:R-M

 

Four Jet Provost T.3s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, Flt Lts W D P Jones, D J Rowe and R T Stock, M Pilot J McTavish.

XM370:9, XM383:27, XM405:34 , XM409:39

 

Jet Provost XM370/9, XM383/27, XM405/34 and XM409/39 of 2 FTS

The newly formed ‘Pelicans’ JP.3 aerobatic team with underwing smoke generators, practicing over Little Rissington in the summer of 1960 (RayDeacon).

1961:

Four Jet Provost T.3s of the CFS, Little Rissington, "The Central Flying School Aerobatic Team".

Flt Lts F R Brambley and D T McCann, Plt Off B A D McK McDonald and Flt Lt I K McKee. Reserves: Flt Lts T H Whittingham and W W Elsegood.

XN511:R-W, XN512:R-X, XN549:R-W, XN550:S-A, XN554:S-E, XN557:S-F, XN573:S-G

 

Four Jet Provost T.3s of RAF College, Cranwell, Flt Lts J R Lees, D J Hine, Master Pilot F Bright and Flt Lt A R Pollock.

The above being just one example of the handful of informal College JP teams produced during this period at Cranwell and Barkston Heath.

 

Four Jet Provost T.3s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, “Gin Section”.

Flt Lt R G Corck, Lt C C N Davis, RN, Flt Lts H W J Rigg and A P Fox. (Team reduced to three aircraft in early 1961, resulting in Flt Lt Fox being removed.)

XM465:16, XM467:15, XN461:22, XN469:25, XN502:29, XN504:34, XN506:31, XN507:33, XN509:35, XN556:18.

 

Four / three Jet Provost T.3s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, Flt Lt J A Spreadbury, Fg Off B J Stephens, Flt Lts J E Watts-Phillips and C J Wilmot.

(Flt Lt C J Wilmot dropped from team following m/a/c of Feb 1961)

XM371:12, XM402:31, XM408:38, XM409:39, XM410:41

 

1962:

Five Jet Provost T4s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Red Pelicans”.

Flt Lts I K McKee, K F Beck, I Bashall, J E S Rolfe and R G Fox. Reserve: Flt Lt A J R Doyle.

XP550:41, XP551:42, XP552:43, XP553:44, XP554:45, XP572:48, XP573:49

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College, Cranwell, Flt Lts J Gale, J F Farley and S Cutbill.

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, “Gin Section”.

Lt C C N Davis RN, Flt Lts D M Robinson and H W J Rigg.

XP589:36, XP621:38, XP626:39, XP627:40, XP637:42.

 

Three Jet Provost T.3s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, Flt Lts W Elsgood, P D Jennings and W Dodds. Reserve: Flt Lt D A Bell.

XM374:11, XM412:40, XM414:45

 

Four Jet Provost T.3s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, Sqn Ldr R W Glover, Flt Lts G J Bailey, W H W Norton and K Marshall.

 

Three Jet Provost T.3 / T.4s of No.6 FTS, Acklington, "Cock's o' The North / Suntan”.

Flt Lt J S Laing, Fg Offs R A C Wakely and R I Morris. Reserve: Flt Lt M R D Butt. Solo display pilot: Flt Lt B M Shadbolt.

XN603:7, XP638:42, XP662:45

 

XP553+XP572+XP549+XP571+XP573_1962 – The increase in

engine power encouraged the ’Red Pelicans’ to expand to a 5-ship

formation for the 1962 season (Aviation Bookshop via Ray Deacon).

XP572+XP573+XP551+XP549+XP553+XP552

The 1963/4 seasons saw the ‘Red Pelicans’ adopt an all-over red colour scheme

and an increase in the formation to six aircraft (Ian Bashall via Ray Deacon).

 1963:

Six Jet Provost T.4s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Red Pelicans”.

Flt Lts I Bashall, K F Beck, A J Hawkes, N T Raffin, RAAF, B A Nice and T E L Lloyd.

XP549, XP550:41, XP551:42, XP552:43, XP553:44, XP554:45, XP571:47, XP572:48, XP573:49

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College, Cranwell, "The Poachers".

Sqn Ldr I H Panton, Flt Lt H E B Mayes, Flt Lt J L Blackford and Flt Lt G E Ord.

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, “Gin Formation”.

Flt Lts D M Robinson, R Holliday and H W J Rigg.

In July 1963 the team line-up was changed to Flt Lts R Holliday, H W J Rigg and T G Thornton.

XP616:37, XP633:41, XP626:39, XP637:42, XR665:38, XR668:45, XR672:43, XR674:44, XR700:46.

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, Flt Lts A W Elsegood, P D Jennings and W Dodds. Reserve: Flt Lt D A Bell.

XP614:41, XP625:49, XP641:34, XR648:33

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, "No.3 FTS Aerobatic Team".

Sqn Ldr D W Tanner DFC, Flt Lts E D Evers and A W Parr.

XP686:35, XR697:33, XR677:34

 

Three Jet Provost T.3 / T.4s of No.6 FTS, Acklington, "Cock's o' The North / Suntan”.

Flt Lt J S Laing, Fg Offs R A C Wakely and R I Morris. Reserve: Flt Lt M R D Butt. Solo display pilot: Flt Lt B M Shadbolt.

XR664:41, XR654:44, XR656:54

1964:

Six Jet Provost T.4s of CFS, Little Rissington “The Red Pelicans”.

Flt Lts T E L Lloyd, B A Nice, W A Langworthy, D F Southern, H R Lane and R S S Cox - the latter being replaced by Flt Lt E C F Tilsley in March 1964.

XP549:40, XP550:41, XP551:42, XP552:43, XP553:44, XP554:45, XP571:47, XP572:48, XP573:49

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College, Cranwell, "The Poachers".

Sqn Ldr I H Panton, Flt Lt H E B Mayes, Flt Lt J L Blackford and Flt Lt G E Ord.

XP557:72, XP558:73, XP560:74, XR681:94.

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, “Gin Formation”.

Flt Lt T G Thornton, Lt S Thomas RN, and Lt J Carver RN.

XP615:35, XP665:38, XP668:45, XP674:44.

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, "Viper Red".

Sqn Ldr J M A Parker and members drawn from Flt Lts D Henderson, J T Kingsley and Capt E R Harris USAF.

XR648:33, XR707:45, XR673:30

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, "No.3 FTS Aerobatic Team".

Sqn Ldr D W Tanner DFC, Flt Lts E D Evers and A W Parr.

XP618:50, XP667:38, XP675:37, XP686:35, XR697:33, XR703:30, XS181:32, XS184:53

 

Three / four Jet Provost T.4s of No.6 FTS, Acklington, "Cocks o' The North / Suntan".

Flt Lts J J Walker and R D G Gunning, Fg Offs R I Morris and H W Farquhar-Smith. Solo display pilot: Flt Lt B M Shadbolt.

XR649:53, XR652:52, XR659:55

“The Poachers” RAFC Cranwell, in 'Box' formation, during April 1964

  A rare photo of 2 FTS 'Viper Red' Display Team, the aircraft are thought to be XP672/36, XP669/37, XP630/50 and XP667/38

The ‘Red Pelicans’ JP.4s and ‘Yellowjacks’ Gnat T.1s practice their

synchronised display over Valley in August 1964 (Ray Deacon).

 

1965:

Four Jet Provost T.4s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The 1965 CFS Jet Provost Aerobatic Team”.

Flt Lts W A Langworthy, D A Bell, R Booth and J J Maynard. Reserves: Sqn Ldr D McClen and Flt Lt M Baston RAAF.

XP549:40, XP550:41, XP551:42, XP552:43,

XP553:44, XP554:45, XP571:47, XP572:48, XP573:49

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College, Cranwell, "The Poachers" .

Sqn Ldr I H Panton, Flt Lts J L Blackford, P D Jennings and G E Ord. Reserve: Flt Lt A L Thomas.

XP558:73, XP559:74, XP560:75, XP561:76, XP565:80,

XP566:81, XP548:83, XP575:92, XS181:96, XP667:98

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare, Manby, "The RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team”, Flt Lts W R Shrubsole, J K Bancroft (replaced by P R Evans from July), T H Bliss and A J Sheppard.

XP560:34, XR679:21, XR704: 28, XR705:29

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, "Gin Formation".

Flt Lt N Grove DFM, Flt Lt D A Smith, Lt P H Cadoret RN and Flt Lt P D Jarvis (solo aerobatic pilot).

XP662:48, XP668:50, XR665:38, XR699:34

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, "Viper Red" led by Flt Lt D Henderson and with team members drawn from Flt Lts F J Hoare, G Hall, T Kingsley and Fg Off G Lee.

XP614:41, XP630:50, XP665:38, XP669:37,

XR647:32, XR667:44, XS176:36, XS183:46.

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.6 FTS, Acklington, "Cocks o' The North / Suntan".

Flt Lts J J Walker, R D G Gunning and H W Farquhar-Smith. Reserve: Flt Lt J R Lobley.

XR675:59, XS180:61, XR706:62

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.7 FTS, Church Fenton, "The Pudding Formation".

Flt Lts D M Robinson, A Gunn and C J Thomas.

XP617:H, XP670:B, XR655:V

Having been ousted as the RAF’s premier aerobatic team by the ‘Red Arrows,

four instructors formed a 4-ship team for the 1965 season using the old Pelican

team aircraft; it was called the ‘CFS Jet Provost Team’ and this photograph

depicts a practice sortie over Little Rissington (Michael Rigby via Ray Deacon).

 

1966:

Four Jet Provost T.4s of CFS, Little Rissington, "The Red Pelicans”'.

Wg Cdr D L Edmonds AFC, Sqn Ldr D McClen, Flt Lts C J Thomas and J J Maynard (replaced by C J Sturt).

XN468:41, XS212:40, XS213:46, XS217:50,

XS222:43, XS225:47, XS226:42, XS229:49

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of the RAF College of Air Warfare, Manby, “The RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team”.

Flt Lts W R Shrubsole, A J Sheppard, T H Bliss and A W Vine AFM.

XP632:30, XR705:29, XS186:10, XS209:11, XS210:12, XS219:35

 

Three Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, "Gin Section".

Flt Lt N Grove DFM, Lt M E Todd RN and Flt Lt D A Smith.

XP615:35, XP616:37, XP662:48, XP668:50, XR665:38, XR699:34, XR700:46.

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of No.2 FTS, Syerston "Viper Red".

Flt Lt D Henderson, Fg Off W A Aspinall, Flt Lt W Surtees and Fg Off G Lee.

Synchronised display team.

Jet Provost T.4s of CFS “Red Pelicans” on 18 Aug 1966, pilots Wing

Cdr Edmonds, Sqn Ldr McClen, Flt Lts Thomas and Sturt.

 

1967:

Four Jet Provost T.4s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Red Pelicans"'.

Sqn Ldr P J Hirst, Capt J K Snow USAF, Flt Lts D J Smith and M S Lovett. Reserve: Flt Lt K A Clark.

XN468:41, XS212:40, XS213:46, XS225:47, XS226;42, XS229: 49

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare, Manby,

"The RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team".

Flt Lts W R Shrubsole, A J Sheppard, P G Cowen and Sqn Ldr A W Vine.

XP575:33, XR704:28, XS179:20, XS210:12, XS211:14, XS214:17, XS216:19

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, "The Linton Gin".

Flt Lt T J Burns, Lt K A Harris RN, Fg Offs B Todd and E A Hemson.

XP561:51, XP615:35, XP627:40, XP637:42, XP668:50, XP678:45, XR655:52, XR657:37, XR665:38, XR672:43, XR699:34, XP700:46, XP701:47.

 

Two Jet Provost T.4s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, "Viper Red 1967".

Sqn Ldr J J Maynard and Flt Lt G Lee.

Synchronised display team.

XP677:35, XS175:36

The Macaws during 1968

 

1968:

Four Jet Provost T.4s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Red Pelicans”. Flt Lts J D Smith, J B Robinson, M S Lovett and J D Blake.

XN468:41, XS213:46, XS217:50, XS222:43, XS225:47

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College, Cranwell, "The Poachers".

Wg Cdr J M A Parker, Sqn Ldr W P Jago, Flt Lts E G Hudson and Bahar-ul-haq PAF.

XP555:70, XP556:71, XP558:73, XP584:68, XP671:91, XS181:96

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team, Manby, "The Macaws”, Flt Lts W R Shrubsole, P G Cowen, J D T Wingfield and J H Adams.

XP629:26, XP640:27, XP672:25, XP686:32, XP580: 34

XR704:28, XS179:20, XS210:12, XS215:18

 

XP580/34 Jet Provost T4 from "The Macaws" at Lakenheath on 11/05/1968

Four Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, "The Linton Gin".

Flt Lts M A B Collin and R B Mackenzie-Crooks, Lt D R G Brittain RN and Fg Off P S Kiggel. Reserve: Fg Off B Todd.

XP615:35, XP627:40, XP633:41, XP662:48, XP668:50,

XP678:45, XR655:52, XR666:47, XR672:43, XR699:34, XR700:46.

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, "The Vipers".

Sqn Ldr J J Maynard, Flt Lt P G H Perry, Capt K Redding USAF and Flt Lt G W Broadbent.

XP624:48, XP664:38, XP665:42, XP669:37.

 

Two Jet Provost T.4s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, "The Gemini Pair".

Flt Lts E R Perreaux and M R French.

Synchronised display team.

XM379:10, XP562:49, XP579:44, XS184:62

The 'Vipers' during 1968

The 'Poachers' of RAFC Cranwell during 1969  

XP584:88, XS179, XP555:70 and XS181:96

 

1969:

Four Jet Provost T.4s of CFS, Little Rissington, "The Red Pelicans”.

Flt Lts J B Robinson, A J Davies, R B Mackenzie-Crooks and R M Clayton. Reserve: Flt Lt J W Davy.

XS212:40, XN468:41, XS226:42, XS213:46, XS225:47, XS217:50

 

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College, Cranwell, "The Cranwell Poachers".

Sqn Ldr W P Jago, Flt Lts R H Screen, R F J Harrison and G W Timms. Reserve: Flt Lt M B Langham.

XP583:87, XP584:88, XP555:70, XP556:71, XP671:91, XS179, XS181:96

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team, Manby, "The Macaws”, Flt Lts W R Shrubsole, J D T Wingfield, R H Stalker and J H Adams.

XP556:71, XP558:20, XP583:87, XP584: 88, XP672:25, XP686:32,

XR647:15, XR654:34, XR660:17, XR701:26, XS211:14, XS215:18

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, "The Linton Gin".

Sqn Ldr S A Edwards, Fg Offs A D Colesky, J J Whitfield and Flt Lt W D S Waddington. Reserves: Flt Lt D C Coldicutt and Fg Off J L Bishop.

XP633:41, XP634:49, XP679:36, XP681:53, XP683:51,

XR666:47, XR670:54, XR672:43, XR700:46, XR707:45.

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of No.2 FTS, Syerston, "The Vipers”.

Sqn Ldr J F Merry and Flt Lts J Abell, J Haddock and T Hall.

XP617:49, XP630:50, XP641:34, XR644:36, XR707:45

 

Two Jet Provost T.4s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, “The Gemini Pair”.

Flt Lts P R Rayner and J J Pook.

Synchronised display team.

XS177:43, XP676:64

XR666 (Front), XR670 (Left), XP683 (Right) and XP679 (Back) all Jet Provost T.4's of the 'Linton Gin' Display Team at Gaydon on 20/09/1969

XR700/46 Jet Provost T4 operated by 1 FTS in the 'Linton Gin'

colour scheme visiting Upper Heyford on 14/06/1969

 

1970:

Four Jet Provost T.5s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Red Pelicans”.

Sqn Ldr E D Evers, Flt Lts T R Francis, J W Davy and K J Tait. Reserve: Flt Lt R D Brown.

XW287:80, XW288:81, XW289:82, XW290:83, XW291:84,

XW292:85, XW293:86, XW294:87 and XW295:88.

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College, Cranwell, "The Cranwell Poachers".

Sqn Ldr W P Jago, Flt Lts J B Hill, P J Day and G W Timms.

XP557:72, XP560:75, XP563:78, XP583:87,

XP586:90, XR673:97, XS178:99, XR662:90

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team, Manby, "The Macaws”, Flt Lts J D T Wingfield, M Engwell, B R Hoskins and R Stalker.

XP680:23, XP688:22, XR654:34, XS180:10, XS210:12, XS211:14, XS216:19

 

Four Jet Provost T.5s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, "The Linton Blades".

Flt Lts W D S Waddington, J J Whitfield, D C Coldicutt and Fg Off D R Carvell.

XW296:57, XW297:59, XW298:55, XW299:56, XW300:58, XW301:60, XW302:61, XW303:64, XW304:62, XW305:63, XW306:65, XW308:67, XW309:68, XW310:70, XW312:71.

 

Two Jet Provost T.4s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, "The Gemini Pair".

Fg Off R W B Pattinson and Flt Lt G Revell.

Synchronised display team.

XR670:63, XS182:55, XP564:61

XW287+XW291+XW290+XW288

The final four years (1970-73) of the Jet Provost’s association with CFS aerobatic teams comprised a 4-ship formation flying the Mark 5. Still called the ‘Red Pelicans’, the team is seen performing an undercarriage-down, slow flyby (Keith Watson via Ray Deacon).

 

1971:

Four Jet Provost T.5s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Red Pelicans”.

Flt Lts T R Francis, B Donnelly, M B Langham and R Lewis.

XW287:80, XW288:81, XW289:82, XW290:83, XW291:84,

XW292:85, XW293:86, XW294:87 and XW295:88.

 

Four Jet Provost T.5s of RAFC Cranwell, "The Poachers”.

Sqn Ldr J B Robinson AFC, Flt Lts D A Z James, I D Macfadyen and C Mitchell. Reserve: Flt Lt M G Christy.

XW360:69, XW363:79, XW352:62, XW359:74, XW357:68, XW336:60,

XW354:65, XW420:91, XW369:81, XW375:90, XW373:80, XW353:64, XW356.

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team, Manby.

The Macaws”, Flt Lts B R Hoskins, D Brooke, M Engwell and P J Diggance.

XP680:23, XP688:22, XS180:10, XS215:18, XS216:19

 

Four Jet Provost T.5s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, “The Linton Blades”.

Sqn Ldr R M Turner, Flt Lts D R Carvell, D M Grey and A Nicholson. Reserve: Flt Lt O M Hammond.

XW296:57, XW298:55, XW301:60, XW302:61, XW303:64, XW304:62,

XW305:63, XW306:65, XW307:66, XW308:67, XW309:68, XW310:70, XW312:71,

 

Two Jet Provost T.5s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, “Gemini Pair”.

Fg Offs R W B Pattinson and R A Sergeant.

Synchronised display team.

XW370:49, XW406:48, XW407:50, XW410:51

 

1972:

Four Jet Provost T.5s of CFS, Little Rissington, "The Red Pelicans”.

Sqn Ldr C Mitchell, Flt Lt R Lewis, Capt R Lord USAF and Flt Lt P Tait.

XW287:80, XW288:81, XW289:82, XW290:83, XW291:84,

XW292:85, XW293:86, XW294:87 and XW295:88.

 

Four Jet Provost T.5s of RAF College, Cranwell, “The Poachers”.

Sqn Ldr J B Robinson AFC, Flt Lts C Woods, I D Macfadyen and Fg Off G S Roberts. Reserve: Fg Off M A Micallef-Eynaud.

XW360:1, XW363:2, XW352:3, XW359:4, XW357:5, XW336:6,

XW354:7, XW420:8, XW369:9, XW375:10, XW373:11, XW353:12

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team, Manby.

"The Macaws”, Flt Lts B R Hoskins, A J G Blyth, K Walters and P J Diggance.

XP640:27, XP688:22 , XR701:26, XR704:28,

XS177:17, XS180:10 , XS216:19, XS219:35

 

Four Jet Provost T.5s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, "The Linton Blades”.

Sqn Ldr D G Robinson, Flt Lts M Hall, P Hood and J L Buckler.

XW299:56, XW301:60, XW302:61, XW304:62, XW307:66,

XW311:69, XW312:71, XW334:73, XW364:74, XW374:75, XW409:78.

 

Two Jet Provost T.5s of No. 3FTS, Leeming, “The Gemini Pair”.

Flt Lts J T Galyer and D G Trusler.

Synchronised display team.

XW370:49, XW407:50, XW410:51

Ray Hanna flying the Spitfire IXB belonging to the Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airlines, Sir Adrian Swire,  during a visit to Leeming on 4 July 1972. The Gemini Pair JPs flown by John Galyer and David Trusler. The Spitfire wears a 1944 camouflage scheme and the owner's initials as squadron code letters

The 'Macaws', CAW Manby, during August 1973

 

1973:

Four Jet Provost T.5s of CFS, Little Rissington, “The Red Pelicans”.

Sqn Ldr I C Gibbs, Capt R Lord USAF, Flt Lt B Byron RAAF, Lt M Edwards RN.

XW287:80, XW288:81, XW289:82, XW290:83, XW291:84,

XW292:85, XW293:86, XW294:87 and XW295:88.

 

XW293 Jet Provost T.5 of the 'Red Pelicans' in a

formation take off from Bentwaters on 26/05/1973

Four Jet Provost T.5s of RAF College, Cranwell, “The Poachers”.

Sqn Ldr J B Robinson AFC, Flt Lts C Woods, B A S Lawrence and E T M Danks. Reserve: Flt Lt J Barnett.

XW360:1, XW363:2, XW352:3, XW359:4, XW357:5, XW336:6, XW354:7, XW420:8, XW369:9, XW375:10, XW373:11, XW353:12.

 

Four Jet Provost T.4s of RAF College of Air Warfare Formation Aerobatic Team, Manby.

"The Macaws", Flt Lts P J Diggance, J D Aldington, M A Fox and M B R Marriott.

XP558:20, XP672:25, XR654:34, XR701:26, XR704:28, XP672:25 XS210:12

 

Four Jet Provost T.5s of No.1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, “The Linton Blades”.

Sqn Ldr R I Oakden, Flt Lts M Fowler, J Anders and J L Buckler. Flt Lt D N Carnegie (Reserve / Manager.)

XW304:62, XW306:65, XW310:70, XW311:69, XW312:71,

XW364:74, XW374:75, XW404:77, XW409:78

 

Two Jet Provost T.5s of No.3 FTS, Leeming, “The Gemini Pair”.

Flt Lt C R Thompson and Fg Off G R Miller.

Synchronised display team.

XW406:48, XW407:50, XW410:51

Gemini Pair over the Alps, on 21 May 1973, piloted by

Flt Lt Bob Thompson and Fg Off Graham Miller

 

1974:

Four Jet Provost T.5s of No.3 FTS, Leeming “The Swords”.

Flt Lts C R Thompson, J D Aldington, M A Fox and R D Thomas.

XW370:49, XW407:50, XW424:52, XW426:53, XW428:54

 

1975:

Four Jet Provost T.5As of RAF College Cranwell, "The Poachers”.

Sqn Ldr P B Curtin, Flt Lts E T M Danks, M B Stoner and D L Webley.

XW360:1, XW363:2, XW352:3, XW359:4, XW357:5, XW336:6,

XW354:7, XW420:8, XW369:9, XW375:10, XW373:11, XW353:12.

 

1976:

Four Jet Provost T.5As of RAFC, Cranwell, "The Poachers".

Sqn Ldr P B Curtin, Flt Lts P M Boreham, M B Stoner and D L Webley.

XW360:1, XW363:2, XW352:3, XW359:4, XW357:5, XW336:6,

XW354:7, XW420:8, XW369:9, XW375:10, XW373:11, XW353:12.