|06/03/2011||At last an update I hear you say? Indeed!|
All of the information present on this site has been freshened up and brought uptodate where possible, and it also now features FRADU Hunter no.44... Hawker Hunter T.8C WT745/745.
Although only in use with the Unit for a short time, it has now rightly been included - my thanks to Adrian M Balch for taking the time to look through his archives to find an image of the airframe.
Speaking of the Hunter aircraft, I have withdrawn the slideshow presentation and reintroduced the original thumbnail image format on each page, mirroring the style adopted on the Jet Provost heaven web-site. All images include hyperlinks that will take the user to larger versions of the file. By using this policy, it allows me to add images that originally were not suitable for use with the slideshow.
I would be delighted to hear any news and/or receive any images of the Hunters, whether it be in FRADU service, or before or after it served with the Unit!
Thanks again for your patience and support!
|01/11/2009||Following several months of gradual work, the Canberra section has been separated from FRADU Hunters|
Adopting a similar format to that in use here, the FRADU Canberra web-site contains images of every airframe to have served with the Unit at RNAS Yeovilton between 1972 and 1992.
The FRADU Hunter web-site itself has received some minor tweaking and editing, bringing information up-to-date when possible. The pictorial slideshow content has been amended in some areas, making the presentations more cross-browser friendly rather then being built for Microsoft Internet Explorer only!I would be delighted to receive news and images of the Hunters, please get in touch if you can help.
My time will now be concentrated on resurrecting my other main site, Jet Provost heaven, which has taken a back-seat whilst the FRADU sites took priority. Once this has been completed, I should be in a position to update each site more easily, and perhaps work on further web-site projects in 2010/11...
As mentioned in the previous update a week ago, every Hawker Hunter to have seen service with the Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit now has its own page.
The final aeroplane to receive an pictorial update is GA.11 WT744/868 thanks to Chris England.
Please have a look around, and if there are any inaccuracies present anywhere please get in touch with me via the contact page, and I will amend them as soon as I can. Thanks to all those that have got in touch during the past week, every piece of feedback is a great help!
Work on researching the FRADU Canberras has begun, with the RNHF section waiting its turn patiently.
|17/01/2009||The FRADU Hunters web-site has received an update? Yes it has actually happened, despite ongoing rumours that the site will be closing down.
For the first time in many months I have been able to spend some prolonged time working on this web-site, which has not been the case since family and work commitments took precedence. Both this site, and my sister site Jet Provost heaven have suffered with a lack of major updates in recent months, with only minor maintenance and updates possible. Priority has also had to be given to those sites that I managed on behalf of other organisations, such as Hunter Flying Ltd and NWMAS Ltd.
However, the FRADU Hunters web-site has recently come out of an extensive overhaul, with all pages of the site brought up-to-date and re-written to make them easier and less time consuming to amend in the future.
Please have a look around, and if there are any inaccuracies present anywhere please get in touch with me via the contact page, and I will amend them as soon as I can.
Next on the agenda is to overhaul the FRADU Canberras section, allowing it to adopt the same style as the FRADU Hunters! The RNHF section will also receive development over the coming weeks. Watch this space!
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