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Wing Commander Steve Griggs AFC

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Steve Griggs has flown the Jaguar since 1976 with 31, 54(F) and 41(F) squadrons. In 1982 he ejected twice within a five-month period; the first after being shot down over Germany by an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile fired inadvertently from an RAF F-4 Phantom; the Second after a catastrophic engine fire over Northeast Scotland. He was awarded the Air Force Cross for pioneering night low level flying in the Jaguar With night vision goggles and was at the time of signing the print, the Officer Commanding 41(F) Squadron.



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 The Jaguar served with the Royal Air Force from 1974 to 2007 as a strike / attack and reconnaissance fighter bomber, equipping eight squadrons in Germany and the UK during the Cold War, and in the Balkans conflict.  Now at the end of its RAF career,......
Jaguar Sunset by Michael Rondot. (AP)
Price : £120.00
The Jaguar served with the Royal Air Force from 1974 to 2007 as a strike / attack and reconnaissance fighter bomber, equipping eight squadrons in Germany and the UK during the Cold War, and in the Balkans conflict. Now at the end of its RAF career,......

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A striking portrayal of a simulated low-level attack by four Jaguars from RAF Coltishall, over the beautiful pastoral landscape of Kilduff, in East Lothian, Scotland. Since its introduction in the 1970s to front-line service in the ground attack; nuc......
Jaguars Over Kilduff by Michael Rondot.
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A striking portrayal of a simulated low-level attack by four Jaguars from RAF Coltishall, over the beautiful pastoral landscape of Kilduff, in East Lothian, Scotland. Since its introduction in the 1970s to front-line service in the ground attack; nuc......

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Jaguars Over Kilduff by Michael Rondot (AP)
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Wing Commander Steve Griggs AFC

Squadrons for : Wing Commander Steve Griggs AFC
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Wing Commander Steve Griggs AFC. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.31 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 11th October 1915

In caelum indicum primus - First into Indian skies

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No.31 Sqn RAF

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No.41 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th April 1916

Seek and destroy

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No.41 Sqn RAF

Founded in 1916, 41 Squadron was disbanded at the end of World War One, but reformed on 1st April 1923.

No.54 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th May 1916

Audax omnia perpeti - Boldness to endure anything

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No.54 Sqn RAF

No. 54 Squadron was formed on the 5th of May 1916 at Castle Bromwich. The squadron was equipped with BE2C's and Avro 504's and was part of the home defence force. Shortly after 54 squadron changed to day fighter duties and moved to France then equipped with Sopwith Pups. Their role was to escort bombers and attack observation balloons. Near the end of the great war 54 squadron was re -quipped with Sopwith Camels and tasked with ground attack as well as fighter sorties. In February 1919, the squadron returned to RAF Yatesbury and on 2nd October 1919 54 squadron was disbanded. On the 15th of January 1930, 54 squadron was reformed at RAF Hornchurch as a fighter squadron equipped initially with Siskin aircraft. The Siskins were subsequently replaced with Bulldog fighters and in September 1936 54 squadron was re-equipped with Gloster Gauntlets and in April 1937, they recieved Gloster Gladiators. In March 1939 the squadron recieved the new Supermarine Spitfire. After the outbreak of world war two, 54 Squadron was given the duties of patrolling the Kent coast, until having to support and give air cover to the evacuation of Dunkirk in May and June 1940. The squadron was heavily involved during the Battle of Britain until November 1940 and after the Battle of Britain had ceased the squadron moved in November 1940 to RAF Castletown where its duties were coastal patrols. In June 1942 the squadron moved to RAF Wellingore to prepare for the squadron moving to Australia. In January 1943 54 squadron joined No.1 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force. The Spitfires of the squadron were given the role of air defence duties against Japanese air attacks in the Darwin area. After the war had ended 54 squadron was disbanded in Melbourne on the 31st of October 1945, although the squadron name continued when on the 15th of November 1945 No.183 Squadron was renumbered 54 Squadron and flew initially Hawker Tempests. Taking up jet aircraft, the squadron subsequently used Vampires, Meteors, Hunters, Phantom and Jaguars before disbanding on 11th March 2005. 54 Squadron reformed on 5th September 2005 as an ISTAR (Intelligence Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance ) unit equipped with Sentry, Nimrod and Sentinel aircraft.
Aircraft for : Wing Commander Steve Griggs AFC
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Jaguar



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Jaguar

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Aviation History Timeline : 20th February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
20February1941Flight Lieutenant L G Schwab of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flight Lieutenant R J Abrahams of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flying Officer Edwin Thomas Banks of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. Mcadam of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. A. Angus of 611 & 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. R. Pilch of 302 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Pilot Officer Henry W Harrison of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Pilot Officer Jack Lawson Groves of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1945Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt V. B. Corbett of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
20February1977C Venter, a WW1 Ace with 22.00 victories, died on this day
20February1995Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. K. AFC Quill of 65 Squadron, Passed away.
20February2011Colonel Bob Goebel, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
20February2011Robert Goebel, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day

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