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Coronation Review of the RAF at Odiham 1953

The Hastings participation of the review:

Hastings aircraft at Odiham on static display:

Hastings TG622 'A'-'C' Met 1 of 202 Squadron painted in mid sea grey with red code letters

Hastings C2 WJ327 of Royal Air Force Flying Training College with standard colours of the time but with a red fin and red wingtips.

Hastings C1 TG560 of 116 Squadron.

Three Hastings took part in the flypast all C2's:

Hastings WD481 and WD486 of 47 Squadron and WJ331 GAX of 511 Sqdn. flown by Maj J. N. Robb, F/L N. G. Emslie and F/L A. A. Fenn.



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I can add to the list of Hastings at the Royal Review.


HP Hastings MET1 TG622/C-A from 202 Sqn in the early Mid Sea Grey paint scheme.
HP Hastings MET1 TG621/A-B from 202 Sqn wearing the same scheme as TG622..
HP Hastings C2 WJ327 from Manby. Standard white top colours with red fin and wing tips.
HP Hastings C2 WJ337/GAF From 242 Sqn Standard transport scheme with underslung jeeps.
HP Hastings C4 WD500 from 24 Sqn. Standard VIP finish.
HP Hastings C1 TG560 116 Sqn Central Signals Establishment IRIS II. All silver scheme.

The order in which the aircraft were lined up was, L to R viewed facing the aircraft nose C2 WJ327, C1 TG560, then four Shackletons, four Washingtons, Lincolns, Neptunes, then next came C2 WJ337, C4 WD500 and lastly two MET1s TG621/A-B and TG622/C-A.


Three aircraft from RAF Lyneham formed element number 22 in the formation flypast, maintaining a speed of 195mph., the aircraft involved were WD486/Y WJ331/GAX and WD481.
Also WD475/G overflew and then headed for Lyneham with 32 casualties from Korea.
Also Present on the airfield was Met 1 of 202Sq TG567 it had completed an Atlantic weather sortie, piloted by Wg Cdr S.R.Ubee.
WD499 with red trim, circled back from a North Pole flight.




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Interesting info there Richard thanks

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