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Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville

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Joined the RAF in 1964 as a Flight Cadet at RAF College, Cranwell. Initially serving as a Lightning pilot on 5 Sqn, he later undertook a tour on the Lightning OCU. In 1973 he converted to the F4, serving as a QW1 on 43 Sqn. Upon promotion to Sqn Ldr, he took up a post on the Phantom OCU at RAF Coningsby. Staff tours as the fighter specialist at the CTTO, Staff College and NATO followed before he resumed flying F4s as OC Ops Wing at RAF Stanley in the Falkland Islands. In 1983 he assumed command of RAF Coningsby where he oversaw the conversion of the station from an F4 to a Tornado F3 base. During this same period he also flew the Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Formerly Deputy Commander in Chief Allied Forces North Europe, he is currently Commander in Chief RAF Personnel and Training Command and a member of the Air Force Board as Air Member for Personnel.

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An F4 Phantom of 92 Squadron, based at Wildenraf, Germany, about to embark on yet another QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) mission to intercept potential hostile aircraft during the Cold War. ......
Phantom Thunder by Philip West.
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An F4 Phantom of 92 Squadron, based at Wildenraf, Germany, about to embark on yet another QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) mission to intercept potential hostile aircraft during the Cold War. ......

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 An F4 Phantom of 92 Squadron, based at Wildenraf, Germany, about to embark on yet another QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) mission to intercept potential hostile aircraft during the Cold War. ......
Phantom Thunder by Philip West (AP)
Price : £140.00
An F4 Phantom of 92 Squadron, based at Wildenraf, Germany, about to embark on yet another QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) mission to intercept potential hostile aircraft during the Cold War. ......

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No.43 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th April 1916

Gloria finis - Glory is the end

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No.43 Sqn RAF

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No.5 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 26th July 1913

Frangas non flectas - Thou mayst break but shall not bend me

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No.5 Sqn RAF

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Lightning (UK)



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Manufacturer : BAC
Production Began : 1959
Retired : 1988
Number Built : 278

Lightning (UK)

English Electric (later BAC) Lightning. Originally designed by W F Petter (the designer of the Canberra) The first Lighting Prototype was first flown on the 4th August 1954 by Wing Commander R P Beamont at Boscombe Down. The second prototype P1A, The name of Lightning was not used until 1958) (WG763) was shown at the Farnborough show in September 1955. The Third prototype was flown in April 1957 and was the first British aircraft ever to fly at Mach 2 on the 25th November 1958 The first production aircraft made its first flight on 3rd November 1959 and entered operational service with the RAF on the 29th June 1960with |NO. 74 squadron based at Coltishall. The F1 was followed shortly after by the F1A which had been modified to carry a in-flight refueling probe. The Lightning F2 entered service in December 1962 with no 19 and 92 squadrons. a total of 44 aircraft F2 were built. The F3 came into service between 1964 and 1966 with Fighter Command squadrons, re engined with the Roll's Royce Avon 301 turbojets. The Lightning T Mk 5 was a training version Lightning a total of 22 were built between August 1964 and December 1966. The BAC Lighting F MK 6 was the last variant of the lightning, base don the F3, this was the last single seat fighter and served the |Royal Air Force for 20 years. First Flown on 17th April 1964, and a total of 55 F6 saw service with the Royal Air Force, and the last Lightning F6 was produced in August 1967. A Total of 278 lightning's of all marks were delivered. In 1974 the Phantom aircraft began replacing the aging Lightning's, but 2 F6 remained in service up to 1988 with Strike Command until finally being replaced with Tornado's. Specifications for MK1 to 4: Made by English Electrc Aviation Ltd at Preston and Samlesbury Lancashire, designated P1B, All Weather single seat Fighter. Max Speed: Mach 2.1 (1390 mph) at 36,000 feet Ceiling 55,000 feet Armament: Two 30mm Aden guns and Two Firestreak infra red AAM's. Specificaitons for MK 6: Made by English Electrc Aviation Ltd at Preston Lancashire, designated P1B, All Weather single seat Fighter. Max Speed: Mach 2.27 (1500 mph) at 40,000 feet Ceiling 55,000 feet Range: 800 miles. Armament: Two 30mm Aden guns and Two Firestreak infra red AAM's. or Two Red Top. or two retractable contain 24 spin-stabilized rockets each.

Phantom

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Manufacturer : McDonnell Douglas
Production Began : 1960
Retired : 1992
Number Built : 5195

Phantom

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber produced for the U.S. Navy by Mcdonnell Douglas. It became a major part of the United States Navy, Marine Corps and American Air Force. The Phantom F-4 saw service with all American forces during the Vietnam war serving as a fighter and ground attack aircraft. The Phantom first saw service in 1960 but continued in service until the 1980s (being replaced by the F-15 and F-16 ) The last Phantoms saw service during the Gulf war in 1991 being used for reconnaissance. Other nations also used the Phantom to great success. The Israeli Air Force used them during various Arab-Israeli wars and the Phantom also saw service in the Iranian Air Force during the Iran Iraq War. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981, with a total of 5,195 built. The Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy flew versions based on the F-4. The British Phantoms were powered by Rolls Royce Spey engines and also received British avionics, under the names pf Phantom FG.1 and Phantom FGR.2. The last British Phantoms served with 74 Squadron until they were dispanded in 1992.

Aviation History Timeline : 22nd February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
22February1941Flight Lieutenant J Scoular of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a SM79
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O H. Morgan-Gray of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. H. Rothwell of 601, 605 & 32 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. S. Wallis of 23 & 235 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1941Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt R. W. A. Brookman of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
22February1942Feldwebel Bruno Sassen of 10./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 3 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. I. Chaffe of 245 and 43 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1942General der Flieger Helmuth Frster of I. Fliegerkorps was awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Leutnant Hans-Joachim Marseille of 3./Jagdgeschwader 27 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Oberfeldwebel Otto Schulz of II./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1945 Charles Price of 352nd Fighter Group, 486th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 David Fox of 366th Fighter Group, 391st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Gordon Compton of 353rd Fighter Group, 351st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Oliven Cowan of 365th Fighter Group, 388th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Wayne Blickenstaff of 353rd Fighter Group, 350th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945Flight Lieutenant John Stafford of No.486 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
22February1946Gerhard Michalski, a WW2 Ace with 73.00 victories, died on this day
22February1946Knight's Cross recipient Gerhard Michalski of 4./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
22February1988Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt B. Heath of 611 Squadron, Passed away.
22February2007Commander Sidney Hal Jim Suthers DSC DFC RN, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
22February2009Squadron Leader Tom McPhee CB DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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