SOVIET ERA RUSSIA 1976
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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
Bright white | Vulcan XH476 | RAF Changi September 1962
In the early '60s V-bombers were only painted in ‘anti-flash white’, which surely suited them best, particularly in the Singapore sun. Vulcan B1A XH476 piloted by Flt.Lt. J.C.Williams and his crew from 44 Squadron at Waddington taxi out for what they booked as a ‘practice demonstration scramble and display’ in the cool of the late afternoon of September 13th, although they were airborne for a total of 7 minutes only. They gave a rather longer display two days later at the Airshow on the 15th. The aircraft had left the UK on Sept 9th and arrived at Changi on the 12th via El Adem, Nairobi and Gan and apart from Pilot Flt.Lt. Williams the crew was Co-pilot Flt.Lt. G.W.Rippin, Navigator Radar Flt.Lt. G.B.Walker, Navigator Plotter Flt.Lt. J.F.Scofield and Air Electronics Op Flt.Lt. A.R.Yapp. The crew chief Chief Technician C.E. Pratt and technician Cpl. A.J. Riley were also onboard during the flights out and back so it was quite cramped in there.