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Harrier Boys

Bob Marston has volunteered to compile a Harrier book!

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Harrier Boys will join Hunter, Lightning, Buccaneer, Phantom, Jaguar, Victor and Vulcan Boys in the series published by Grub Street. I am looking for interesting personal accounts of working with the Harrier, which together will give the reader an impression of what it […]

The People’s Mosquito

This looks like a very worthwhile project:

If I might be allowed to introduce myself, I am the Director, Project Engineering & Airframe Compliance, The People’s Mosquito Ltd. We are a charitable organization with but one aim – to restore a Mosquito to flight status, and see it based in the UK, as a flying […]

Hawk T2 Die Cast Models

Hawk T2 Die Cast

From @BrySkye:

Thought I would let you chaps know, the diecast 1/72 IV Sqn “100 Years” Hawk T2 is on sale. £28

And here’s the link: Flying Tigers

Harrier GR3 For Sale!

I wish I had room in my garden!

Jet Art Aviation: Loads of pictures!

Harrier GR3 XZ132

Harrier Display in the UK?

 

I just signed the petition “Civil Aviation Authority- UK.: Allow Art Nalls to display his ex Royal Navy Sea Harrier at UK Air Shows.” on Change.org.

It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link:http://www.change.org/petitions/civil-aviation-authority-uk-allow-art-nalls-to-display-his-ex-royal-navy-sea-harrier-at-uk-air-shows?share_id=ZNCyqZzblW&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petitionThanks!

 

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1/72nd Scale BAe Hawk T2 IV(R) Sqn

Limited edition! Order yours now!

www.flying-tigers.co.uk

Thanks to @BrySkye for the tip!

 

Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial

Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial

From Paul Robinson:

I hope you don’t mind me letting you know about the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial project. It’s the brainchild of the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Tony Worth. Tony has strong family connections with the RAF: his grandfather was ACM Sir Arthur Longmore, an uncle (Wg Cdr Richard […]

Printed A4 Copy of the Centenary Group Photo

From the IV(R) Sqn Adjutant:

Please can you advise if anyone from the Assn wanted a printed £2 A4 copy of the Centenary Group photo?

Not sure how many copies he has, but let me know if you’re interested.

Air Forces Monthly December 2012 Edition

From Pete Mears:

Members might want to know there is a very interesting eight-page article about ‘Four’ and their Hawk T2 operations at RAF Valley in the December issue of Air Forces Monthly magazine (see cover photo attached). Also, there should be an in-depth article covering the squadron’s 100 year history by the author […]

@BrySkye Models

@BrySkye (that’s a Twitter handle!) makes models and sets them against a Google Earth background. His images are very realistic. He made a couple commemorating the Sqn’s Centenary and a special one for me showing my GR3 XV784 ‘D’ over Gütersloh.

See more of his work on deviantART – enjoy!

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Stained Glass Window Dedication

The IV Squadron stained glass window was dedicated at a service on 23rd September at the end of the 100th Anniversary celebrations at RAF Valley. For those of you who were unable to attend the service, or visit the church to view the window, there is a short description of the service with photos and […]

Stained Glass Window Fund

Thanks to the generosity of members the Association has now raised all the money needed to fund the costs for this window and the fund is now being closed to further donations. The window will be unveiled on Sunday 23rd September at St Mihangel’s Church RAF Valley. Thanks again to everyone who has contributed.

Harrier gate guard removed from Cottesmore

A snippet for the aircraft buffs, erstwhile 4 Sqn Harrier GR3 XW917 of late gate guardian at Cottesmore, has been roaded to Boscombe Down. It is planned to eventually display it at the air traffic control centre at Swanwick.

New training pushes RAF pilots faster and further

From the MoD:

In a move which is predicted to revolutionise RAF flying training, 4 (Reserve) Squadron, based at RAF Valley, is gearing up for its first student course in April 2012.

Two RAF Hawk T2 aircraft pictured during a flight over North Wales. Picture: Corporal Paul Oldfield RAF, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010

Two RAF […]

MoD criticised for £6bn overspend on big defence projects

The much-delayed Nimrod aircraft cost £3.4bn to develop before it was scrapped to save an estimated £1.9bn in running costs over 10 years. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

From today’s Guardian:

Britain’s 15 biggest defence projects are expected to cost £6bn more than first estimated and will be delayed by a combined total of 26 […]