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SALUTING A COLD WAR WARRIOR
End of the line

The final days of the Buccaneer are described with affection by Gp Capt Nigel Huckins.

Unbeatable Buccaneer
Graham Pitchfork recalls his days on 208 Squadron and how the Buccaneer-equipped unit became the spearhead of NATO’s northern flank.

Buffalo soldiers
Peter London explains how the unfairly maligned Brewster Buffalo proved to be a formidable weapon in Finnish hands.

Suez Canberras
Andrew Thomas describes the English Electric Canberra’s operational debut in the skies over Egypt.



FLYPAST SPOTLIGHT: Lavochkin La-5
Origin and History

We recount the Russian fighter’s history.

Hunting high and low
Two wars, stand-offs with the Soviets and a world altitude record: Warren E Thompson talked to Col Howard Johnson about these exploits.

Spitfire flight
A memorable flight in the rear cockpit of the Grace Spitfire from Sywell is recalled by Steve Beebee.

Special Duties
David Coxon and Hugh Trevor pay tribute to ‘Mac’ McCairns, whose medals are now treasured by the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum.

AND MUCH MORE!

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