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Rare WW1 photos on page 12 

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Air show photographs, about 1956

Air Show Programme 1952

Apparently air shows were held every year but photographs are rare.  If you have any photos of air shows at Feltwell please contact the webmaster.

These were all taken by Malcom Rolph from Brandon when he was a school boy with his box brownie. This mass take off was quite common at Battle of Britain displays.

"The aircraft shown on the ground is one of the first Jet Provosts T1's flown in to Feltwell for the day from 2FTS based at RAF Hullavington in Wiltshire.

The photos are quite unusual, since only 10 examples of the T1 were ever built. They were a lash up of the piston engined Provost built specifically to prove (between Sept 1955 & Nov 57) the practicality of using jet powered aircraft as ab initio trainers. These trials were a world first. 

Subsequent marks of the Jet Provost , or JP as it was affectionately known, were significantly different and far more sophisticated machines in terms of aerodynamic design, systems, powerplant and so forth and served in the RAF for over 30 years.

The mass formation shot shows the take off of the 13 ship Provost formation in rehearsal for the forthcoming AOC's inspection (as illustrated in the Memories of 3FTS article)...the one where none of us had flying gloves."

Barry Davies

A De Havilland Vampire T2 (2 seat Trainer)





4 Gloster Meteors over the Wilton Rd.  
Very poor quality but rare.


With thanks to Chris Cock