GIN Section - RNAS Culdrose
27 July 1963

This was Hugh Rigg's first show as leader.

GIN Section , & Pete Jarvis ( Solo Aero Rep) flew to Little Rissington on 26 July 1963. An "In Promtu" flypast was done with the Red Pelicans Team.

This amazing photo originated from Ian Bashall's ( Red Pelican Leader) personal collection.

Pete Jarvis had this to say about the flypast :-
Our tangle with the Red Pelicans was the result of a chance encounter with "Bash" [Ian Bashall] during a practice at Rissy when we were staging through en route to Culdrose. Some cine was taken of our joint formation as they returned to Rissy. Since I didn't start my aeros career on the JP until 15th Sept, 1963, I suspect that I was tagging along as a spare with our own, enthusiastic engineer, SAC Timpson.

Does anyone out there have a copy / or know of a copy of this CINE film ? If so, PLEASE contact me.

The 3 man GIN Section team flew a show at RNAS Culdrose on 27 July.

GIN Pilots / Aircraft flown

XR665 / 38 - Hugh Rigg
????? / ?? - Bob Holliday
XR672 / 43 - Terry Thornton

Pilot details have come directly from their log books.

XP637/ 42 was also photographed at this show ( See below ). This aircraft was being piloted by Pete Jarvis for the weekend.

These photos are from ( & © ) Tony Breese & show the team at the 1963 Culdrose show.

Here's the programme for this display

If you have further details or photos of this show, please feel free to use the "contact" link on the left.