SOVIET ERA RUSSIA 1976
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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
Transport Command's VIP | Comet C4 XR395 | RAF Changi July 1962
Air Chief Marshall Sir Edmund Hudlestone, with his wife, being greeted as his party of Staff Officers come down the steps, with a photographer in attendance. Comet C4 XR395 was the newest VIP aircraft and having recently carried the Secretary of State for Air Julian Amery around the Far East, 216 Sqdn’s c/o Wg.Cmdr. N. Hoad took it away again on the 6th July ‘62, coming into Changi on the 7th before heading off on the 9th for a ‘grand tour’ of Australia and New Zealand carrying the AOC-in-C Transport Command, Air Chief Marshall Sir Edmund Hudlestone. It routed to Darwin, Richmond and to Wellington, where it gave a demonstration plus others at Auckland and Canberra. At Auckland the visitors list included the Mayor and Air Marshall Sir Keith Park (Ret’d), of Battle-of-Britain fame. Melbourne, Edinburgh Field and a visit to Woomera were next, then Perth before returning to Darwin and back to Changi where it is seen returning on the 23rd July.