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Buccaneer Gallery

The Royal Navy

It features some of the very first
photographs of RN Buccaneers


Buccaneer Galleries:
Low Level : Low Level and basically being a 'Banana' !!! Faster, Lower, Longer (still sounds sweet doesn't it!)
including some of the Last Flights in 1994 into various RAF bases for disposal
Production, Testing & Trials: Production, Test Flights and Aircraft Carrier Trials
Royal Navy:
Royal Navy Era
Royal Air Force: Royal Air Force Era
South African Air Force: SAAF (South African Air Force) with 24 Sqn AFB Waterkloof

 

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XK523
THE VERY FIRST CARRIER LANDING

Derek Whitehead makes a 'hookless' approach to
make the very first carrier landing onto
HMS Victorious on 19th January 1960 in XK523
Great Weather!


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XK523

XK523 is lowered below deck during
the carrier trials to see how well the Buccaneer fits!
Note the nose and air brakes are open and
the wings in their folded positions to save space.


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THE FIRST NAVY BUCCANEER

The first Royal Navy Buccaneer is handed over to
the Navy during this ceremony.


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801 SQN ON THE ARK

3 801 Sqn Buccaneers seen here onboard HMS Ark Royal
as the build up for the first tour takes place during
February/March 1963.

On deck are XN934 '117', XN93? '121'
and '115'.


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XT280

XT280, wheels and hook down, turns to starboard
over Lossiemouth in May 1968.
Photograph: © Flt Lt Norman Roberson (Ret'd)

 

 

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XT280

XT280 high above the waves
displaying the 'H' for HMS Hermes in 1967.

Photograph: © Flt Lt Norman Roberson (Ret'd)

 

 

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Two 809 NAS 'Buccs' make their presence known
to the crew of HMS Hermes in 1967.

Photograph: © Flt Lt Norman Roberson (Ret'd)

 

 

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XT282

XT282 (325) of 809 NAS,
returns to HMS Hermes in 1967.

Photograph: © Flt Lt Norman Roberson (Ret'd)

 

 

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XT286

XT286 prepares to launch from HMS Ark Royal
with the ever ready crew of a Wessex helo
standing by off the Port side.

Photograph: © Flt Lt Norman Roberson (Ret'd)

 

This was Gallery
The Royal Navy

 

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