RAF Phantoms at RAF Coningsby, July 1974. A Phantom FGR2 of No 111 Squadron RAF taxies past past other Phantoms of the Coningsby Wing

Royal Air Force McDonnell-Douglas Phantom IIs at RAF Coningsby, July A Phantom of No 111 Squadron RAF taxies past past other Phantoms of the Coningsby Wing

XG905 Short SC1 third prototype Sydenham 1966 Short S.C.1 British VTOL prototype 1957 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_SC.1

The Short was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight.

1947 - Royal Air Force (RAF) Vickers Valetta (Twin-Engined Piston Transport)

1947 - Royal Air Force (RAF) Vickers Valetta (Twin-Engined Piston Transport)

An instructor shows Aircraft Apprentices of No 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire how to load a gun pack of four Aden 30mm cannon into an instructional airframe of a Hawker 'Hunter'. 1961. Electrical Apprentices  learned weapon systems as well as the other aircraft electrical systems. Bomb fusing and release systems, "Rocket Ripple" Photo flood, canopy detonators, fuel tank suppression etc. - and the Aden Gun which was cocked and fired electrically.

An instructor shows Aircraft Apprentices of No 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire how to load a gun pack of four Aden cannon into an instructional airframe of a Hawker 'Hunter'.

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy E1 XR137 of 115Sqn undergoing an overhaul at RAF Brize Norton. 19th May 1976

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy of undergoing an overhaul at RAF Brize Norton. May 1976

Phantom FGR.2 XT914 of 64 Squadron 228 Operational Conversion Unit seen hangared at its home base RAF Coningsby on June 4th 1977

Phantom of 64 Squadron 228 Operational Conversion Unit seen hangared at its home base RAF Coningsby on June 1977

Hawker Hunter F4 of 74Sqn and on the floor wings from Sea Hawk FGA.6's XE390 & XE369 at No 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Halton Workshop 1971

Hawker Hunter of and on the floor wings from Sea Hawk & at No 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Halton Workshop 1971

Aircraft Apprentices of the 91st Entry at No 1 School of Technical Training at Halton, Buckinghamshire receiving 'Final Airframes' training from instructor Mr Maynall in a classroom hangar containing Hawker 'Hunter' F.1 instructional airframes, July 1959

Aircraft Apprentices of the Entry at No 1 School of Technical Training at Halton, Buckinghamshire receiving 'Final Airframes' training from instructor Mr Maynall in a classroom hangar containing Hawker 'Hunter' instructional airframes, July 1959

THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE 1970S

McDonnell Douglas Phantom of No. 29 Squadron being armed with Sparrow and Sidewinder AAMs at Coningsby, guarded by an RAF Policeman and his dog.

HS 748 Andover C1 Grenham Common Air Tattoo 1981

HS 748 Andover C1 Grenham Common Air Tattoo 1981

Cockpit of the classic Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101 aircraft.

Cockpit of the classic Armstrong Whitworth Argosy 101 aircraft.

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