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Marshall of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Craig of Radley, GCB OBE

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Lord Craig entered the RAF in 1951and was a QFI and Hunter fighter pilot before joining No 35 Sqn in 1962 to fly the then brand new Vulcan B2. He commanded No 35 Sqn until 1965 and flew numerous other types during his distinguished career. He was Commander-in-Chief RAF Strike Command, Chief of the Air Staff, Chief of the Defence Staff and in 1991 was appointed a Life Peer. His affection for the Vulcan has remained undiminished and he has the unique distinction of having flown the Vulcan in every rank in the RAF from Squadron Leader to Marshall of the Royal Air Force.

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Few aircraft have evoked such strong emotions with the airshow-going public as Vulcan XH558. Climbing almost vertically, with black smoke pouring from its thundering Olympus engines at full power, the Vulcan could bring any airshow to a complete stan......
Vulcan XH558, The Loved One by Michael Rondot.
Price : £80.00
Few aircraft have evoked such strong emotions with the airshow-going public as Vulcan XH558. Climbing almost vertically, with black smoke pouring from its thundering Olympus engines at full power, the Vulcan could bring any airshow to a complete stan......

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Pack 555. Pack of two Vulcan bomber art prints by John Young and Michael Rondot.
Pack Price : £140.00
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Lone Ranger by John Young.
Vulcan XH558, The Loved One by Michael Rondot.
RAF Vulcan MKB2 by Barry Price.

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Marshall of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Craig of Radley, GCB OBE

Squadrons for : Marshall of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Craig of Radley, GCB OBE
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Marshall of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Craig of Radley, GCB OBE. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.35 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st February 1916
Fate : Disbanded 28th February 1982
Madras Presidency

Uno animo agimus - We act with one accord

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No.35 Sqn RAF

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Aircraft for : Marshall of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Craig of Radley, GCB OBE
A list of all aircraft associated with Marshall of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Craig of Radley, GCB OBE. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Hunter

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Manufacturer : Hawker
Retired : 1971
Number Built : 1972

Hunter

Hawker Hunter F-1 to Fr-10 jet fighter and fighter reconnaissance aircraft first flew with No43 squadron Royal Air Force in July 1954. The Hawker Hunter continued service until 1971. The Hunters were used by two RAF display units, the Black Arrows of No. 111 Squadron who set a record by looping and barrel rolling in formation 22 Hunters, and later the Blue Diamonds of 92 Squadron that used 16 Hunters. A total of 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence.

Vulcan



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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1955

Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan was the worlds first delta winged heavy bomber. the first prototype flew on the 30th August 1952 and the first production Vulcan flew in February 1955. The first Avro Vulcan's arrived for service with the Royal Air Force with 230 operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF Finningley in May 1956. with the first squadron to receive the Vulcan in July 1957 was 83 squadron. In April 1968 Bomber Command merged into the Newly created Strike Command with eight Squadrons being equipped with Vulcan's. A terrain Hugging variant was introduced (the Vulcan SR2) in 1973, to all squadrons except no. 27 squadron (Flying Elephants) which was a Maritime reconnaissance Sqd. The Last Major role for the Avro Bomber was the bombing of Argentinean Airfields in the Falkland Islands During The Falklands Conflict The Avro Vulcan high Altitude Bomber with a crew of five. Top Speed 650 mph with a ceiling of 60,000 feet. maximum range of 5750 miles (with in flight refuelling). with a conventional bomb load of 21 x 1000 lb bombs

Aviation History Timeline : 14th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
14December1940 of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a SM79
14December1940 of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a SM79
14December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. J. Marston of 56 Squadron, was Killed.
14December1940Hauptmann Joachim Schlichting of Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
14December1940Hauptmann Waldemar Plewig of II./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
14December1940Oberleutnant Franz Baron von Werra of II./Jagdgeschwader 3 was awarded the Knight's Cross
14December1940Oberleutnant Karl Barth of 3./Kstenflieger-Gruppe 506 was awarded the Knight's Cross
14December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. L. French of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
14December1942Heinrich Krafft, a WW2 Ace with 78.00 victories, died on this day
14December1944Hans-Joachim Birkner, a WW2 Ace with 117.00 victories, died on this day
14December1944Knight's Cross recipient Hans-Joachim Birkner of 9./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
14December2008Robert Abernathy, a WW2 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day

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