The year 1955


A little music from the time . . .




 

192 Squadron Washingtons by Dave Forster 

192 Squadron acquired three RB-29As as replacements for its three Lincolns in the first half of 1952. The first two aircraft (WZ966, WZ967) arrived at Watton in April and were…

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Gallery: Pictures from Ralph Swift’s album

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Flying on 527 Squadron – Early 1950’s by Ralph Swift

All Material on this page is Copyright © Ralph Swift 2003  It is probably true to say that the jet aircraft design of the early 1950’s was still partly rooted…

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A Close Thing . . . by Ralph Swift

All Material on this page is Copyright © Ralph Swift  Malta calibration was to prove traumatic. As well as my usual sergeant navigator I was carrying a Sqn Ldr navigator…

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Flying the Canberra . . . by Ralph Swift

All Material on this page is Copyright © Ralph Swift 2003  I disliked flying the Canberra, I had got bored and uncomfortable during the longer flights made possible by the…

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Flying the Meteor . . . by Ralph Swift

All Material on this page is Copyright © Ralph Swift 2003  The job proved to be just as boring as I had suspected and the following weeks were spent learning…

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BBC TV Film: Television Goes Flying – 1955 video from the BBC at RAF Watton

NB: The video below requires Flash which is increasingly unsupported. If you can not see the video then visti this BBC page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015pv4k On 27th August 1955, the BBC came to Watton…

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Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1955

Early in the year, Development Squadron’s Varsity aircraft began the task of flight testing a passive monitoring radar receiver which was being developed at Watton. Code named ‘Breton’, this piece…

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