Flight Limited Edition Flown Prints
Edition Hand Printed 11"x 16" Photograph
BUCCANEER S2B XV332
208 Squadron R.A.F. Lossiemouth.
& FLOWN ON-BOARD
THE LAST EVER RAF BUCCANEER TO FLY OVER THE BRITISH MAINLAND
Size 11"x 16")
Mason and Phil Walters (both Gulf War Veterans), down low at 580 kts
Note: We also have a few signed by Flt Lt Glenn Mason who
was flying XV332 when the photograph was taken. He was the
final Buccaneer air show display pilot and was also, the first
man during the Gulf crisis (see below) on the 2/2/91, to take
a 'Bucc' to war.
Phil Walters has signed a very small number of prints
for us, making this unique print package just perfect for
the ultimate and affordable collectors piece or gift from
an era when this venerable aircraft was at her best!
Mason and Phil Walters
photograph of XV332, was taken over North
East Scotland on the 14th February 1994,
being one of many taken by Andrew Brooks
for 208 Squadron during the final months
of flying from RAF Lossiemouth.
Seen here, flown by Flt Lt Glenn Mason,
the first pilot during the Gulf conflict
to take a Buccaneer into war, at the controls
of XW547 on the 2nd February 1991 and Flt
Lt Phil Walters, the last navigator during
the war, to laser designate a target for
a Tornado from a Buccaneer, attacking an
ammunition dump on the El Taqqadam Air Base
on the 27th February 1991. (This attack
can be clearly seen on the video 'Buccaneer-The
Last British Bomber').
This photograph captures just where the
'Bucc' belonged and was at home....... Very
very low-level at 580 kts.
the imminent retirement date drew increasingly
near, and while the final 'Bucc' sorties
were being planned. It soon became clear
that '332' was to be, the 'Last of the few'
As there were no other plans to mark this
extremely important event, not only in aviation
history, but in British, aviation history.
After all..... This was, the last
flight of the last British Bomber
to commemorate this FINAL RAF BUCCANEER
FLIGHT. It was decided, by the Squadron
to fly a number of Photographic Prints taken
by Andrew Brooks of XV332 actually onboard
prints were commissioned and delivered to
RAF Cottesmore on the 12th April 1994 to
await the historic flight.
XV332 lifted off the ground at 1430 hrs
on a bleak overcast April afternoon for
the short trip to RAF Marham, flown by Flt
Lt Dick Catterall and Flt Lt JJ Parsons.
The flight would only take half an hour,
so to make the occasion complete and following
true RAF tradition, to bow out in a style
befitting only a classic such as the 'Banana
Jet'! '332' carried out airfield attacks
at RAF Cottesmore, RAF Wittering and finally
an attack at RAF Marham, followed by a flypast
over 617 Sqn's HAS site.
(The Squadron assigned to move to RAF Lossiemouth
and take over the duties carried out by
208 Sqn Buccaneers for so many years).
here on the run in to beat up RAF Marham and
617's HAS Site!
approach, just visible through the grey, XV332
made her last ever decent to land.Touching down
on Marham's runway at 1505 hrs on the 12th April
1994, she became the last ever RAF Buccaneer
to fly over the British mainland, and thus closing
the chapter on this awesome 'Last British Bomber'.
and JJ Congratulate each other after landing
at Marham, marking this significant moment in
British aviation history!
To formally mark the historic occasion Flt Lt Catterall
and Flt Lt Parsons proudly posed beside XV332 for a
photograph shaking hands and holding the Limited Edition
Prints. (This photograph is included.)
As the sun finally set on yet another, Great British
THIS SURELY WAS THE END OF AN ERA.
one of these specially packaged collectors items
A LIMITED EDITION 11"x 16" PRINT, SIGNED
FLT LT GLENN MASON *
(The pilot flying XV332 in the photograph, who was
also the first Pilot
to take a Buccaneer into war during the Gulf crisis.)
FLT LT PHIL WALTERS *
(The Navigator flying XV332 in the photograph, who
was also the the last navigator
during the war, to laser designate a target for
a Tornado from a Buccaneer, attacking
an ammunition dump on the El Taqqadam Air Base on
the 27th February 1991.
(This attack can be clearly seen on the video 'Buccaneer-The
Last British Bomber').
* Dependant on which print you choose and availability?
SPECIAL FAREWELL BUCCANEER CERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY,
SIGNED, NUMBERED and DATED by the CREW who FLEW
the FINAL FLIGHT.
FLT LT DICK CATTERALL and FLT LT JJ PARSONS.
COPY of the ORIGINAL AUTHORISATION SHEET (Flight
Plan), from the flight.
PHOTOGRAPH of FLT LT CATTERALL and FLT LT PARSONS
standing beside '332'
shortly after the HISTORIC FLIGHT holding the LIMITED
size: 11 x 16ins (A3)
Signed and Numbered
Flown and Numbered
Signed by Glenn Mason
and Numbered Signed by Glenn Mason & Phil
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