Linton Blades - Henlow & Hucknall 1970
25 May

The team left Linton-on-Ouse with their ground crew & Flt.Lt. Alick Nicholson ( unofficial Blades Reserve, Linton Solo aerobatic representative 1970, Linton Blades '71 pilot & probably commentator for this show ) on 25th May 1970 & flew 20 Minutes to RAF Hucknall.

A 5th aircraft was flown by Sqn Ldr Bob Turner ( '71 Linton Blades leader ), the passenger was '69 Linton GIN pilot Al Colesky.

The regular 4 man team left RAF Hucknall & flew to Henlow where they performed a full show & then returned to RAF Hucknall.
On their return to Hucknall they landed.
Later in the day they performed a 10 minute "Full" show at Hucknall, including landing & taking off in formation in front of the crowd.

The team, crew & various passengers returned to Linton-on-Ouse on 25th May 1970.

Blades Pilots / Aircraft flown

XW301 / 60 - Dave Waddington ( Henlow show flown with '71 Blades pilot Alick Nicholson as passenger )
XW302 / 61 - Dudley Carvell
XW304 / 62 - Dave Coldicutt ( Henlow show flown with '69 Linton GIN pilot Al Colesky as a passenger )
XW309 / 68 - Joe Whitfield ( Hucknall show flown with '69 Linton GIN pilot Al Colesky as a passenger )

Spare aircraft
XW303 / 64 - Bob Turner & Al Colesky

Pilot details have come directly from their log books.

Here's the cover of the programme for the 1970 Hucknall show. There is no mention made of the Blades ( or Jet Provosts ) anywhere in it :-(

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