Linton GIN - Upper Heyford
14 June 1969
NATO Friendship Day
Linton GIN pilots / Aircraft flown
XR672 / 43 - Sid Edwards ( this serial number is listed on the "scramble" website as taking part in the display)
XR700 / 46 - Al Colesky
XP681 / 53 - Joe Whitfield
XR670 / 54 - Dave Waddington
Spare aircraft - XP681 / 53 ( Dave Coldicutt - Reserve & Commentator and Tim Allen )
Pilot details have come directly from their log books. NOTE although Dave Coldicutt flew XP681 to the show ( as backup ),
Joe Whitfield used it for the show itself.
The photos below also show that the following aircraft were at this show.
XP633 / 41
XP634 / 49
The following pictures were taken by & © Adrian Balch.
The following pictures were taken by & © Philip Pain.
Phil managed to take shots of ground crew members Bill Ellis ( Left photo ) & Phil Wallace ( Right ) enjoying the show.
Philip also took this shot, showing the Royal Navy Sea Prince used to team carry spares to some of the 1969 shows.
I bought this picture via eBay. It shows XP634 & Phil Wallace, in the same position as Phil Pain's photo above, it also shows
John Bainbridge sitting on the wing, Bill Ellis in front of the engine air intake.
Here's a couple of scans of the program from this event.
If you have further details or photos of this show, please feel free to use the "contact" link on the left.