Hawker Hunter Tower Bridge Incident

Hawker Hunter Tower Bridge Incident

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hawker Hunter Tower Bridge incident was an aviation incident that occurred on 5 April 1968 when an RAF Hawker Hunter pilot performed unauthorised stunt manoeuvres at Tower Bridge, London, and elsewhere, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force and as a demonstration against Prime Minister Harold Wilson's government. In the 1960s, the British defence industry saw a shifting emphasis from manned aircraft towards guided missiles, originating from the 1957 Defence White Paper by then British Defence Minister, Duncan Sandys. The British aircraft industry had slipped into general decline and morale in the aerial services of the British armed forces was low. Flight Lieutenant Alan Pollock, a flight commander in No. 1(F) Squadron RAF, was further displeased that no aerial displays had been planned to mark the RAF's fiftieth anniversary.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Volvpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136318598
  • 9786136318592