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Royal Air Force Abingdon - 15th June 1968

The Public Day following the Royal Review on the 14th

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Slideshow of: Royal Air Force Abingdon - 15th June 1968 ©Caz Caswell 1968-2008
RAF Abingdon 1968 - Slideshow
NV 778 - Hawker Tempest TT5 - Royal Air Force - Abingdon 15th June 1968
NV 778 - Hawker Tempest TT5
TX213 - Avro Anson C19 - Royal Air Force - Abingdon 15th June 1968
TX213 - Avro Anson C19
VM197 - Vickers Valetta C2 - Royal Air Force - Abingdon 15th June 1968
VM197 - Vickers Valetta

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Pictures 4 to 7
WE600 - Auster T7 - In Transartic Expedition (1955) Markings - Reverted to RAF but retained Expedition Scheme - Abingdon 15th June 1968
WE600 - Auster T7
WL732 - Boulton-Paul Sea Balliol T21 - Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE)/Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, but painted as an RAF Aircraft - Abingdon 15th June 1968
WL732 - Sea Balliol T21
XL993 - Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC2 - 78 Squadron Royal Air Force - Abingdon 15th June 1968
XL993 - Twin Pioneer CC2
XR362 - Shorts Belfast C1 - 53 Squadron Royal Air Force - Abingdon 15th June 1968
XR362 - Belfast C1

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Pictures 8 to 11
K8042 Gloster Gladiator Mk1 - 83 Squadron  Royal Air Force - Abingdon 15th June 1968
K8042 Gladiator Mk1
KK995 Sikorsky Hoverfly R1 - First RAF Helicopter Type - Abingdon 15th June 1968
KK995 Hoverfly R1
KN452 Douglas Dakota [C-47B] - became G-AXJU in 1969, then sold to Kenya in 1970 as 5Y-AKB - Abingdon 15th June 1968
KN452 Dakota [C-47B]
MF628 Vickers Wellington T10 - now displayed in the bomber hall at RAF Museum Hendon - Abingdon 15th June 1968
MF628 Wellington T10

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Pictures 12 to 15
RD867 Bristol Beaufighter TFX in 451 Squadron Codes - Abingdon 15th June 1968
RD867 Beaufighter TFX
TA639 de Havilland Mosquito TT35 now located at RAF Museum in Cosford - Abingdon 15th June 1968
TA639 Mosquito TT35
TG527 Handley Page Hastings C1 - Abingdon 15th June 1968
TG527 Hastings C1
VT812 de Havilland Vampire F3 in 601 Squadron markings, which it still wears in the RAF Museum at Hendon - Abingdon 15th June 1968
VT812 Vampire F3

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Pictures 16 to 19
WH364 Gloster Meteor F8 in 85 Squadron markings. Now in store at the Gloucestershire Aviation College - Abingdon 15th June 1968
WH364 Meteor F8
WK281 Supermarine Swift FR5 - wearing 79 squadron markings and now on display at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in Sussex - Abingdon 15th June 1968
WK281 Swift FR5
XL386 Avro Vulcan B2 armed with a Blue Steel Missile - Aircraft was scrapped at Manston in 1994 - Abingdon 15th June 1968
XL386 Vulcan B2
Rotary Quartet: XV316 Suiox HT2, XG454 Belvedere HC1 plus unidentified Wessex & Whirlwind - Abingdon 15th June 1968
Rotary Quartet

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