|RAY DOWN'S FRADU COLLECTION|
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"Ray Down lives in Somerset and used to work as a fitter on Hunters for Airwork at RNAS Yeovilton from 1972 to 1983.
He has sent me these excellent photos of FRADU and other interesting aircraft to put on this site."
|Eight GA.11's parked on the RNAS Yeovilton apron.||A line up of T.8C's in March 1981 at Yeovilton|
|Inside one of the FRADU hangars during 1981.||An Avon 122 engine recently pulled from a Hunter T.8C.|
|GA.11 WT804 is the subject of a fire drill.||GA.11 XE682 awaits its next sortie.|
|How much damage can a birstrike do to an aircraft? This was inflicted on GA.11 XE682/835 and it ended its flying career.|
|Two shots of GA.11 WV256 on the FRADU dispersal at Yeovilton|
|T.7 XF310 fresh from delivery to FRADU, uncoded and in RAF colours.||T.8C WT799 on the ground at VLN.|
|T.8C WT799 airborne from Yeovilton.||GA.11 XE707 about to get airborne from RAF Leeming.|
|Ray sits on the tail of a FRADU GA.11.|
|T.8C XF985 coming in to land||The third T.8M XL580 at Yeovilton|
|GA.11 XE685 carrying a rocket pack.||XE689 undergoing preparation for flight|
|Canberra TT.18 at VL in Sept 81.||Canberra TT.18 WJ614 coming in to land.|
|A T.22 Canberra at Yeovilton in Sept 81.|
|A German Marine F-104 Starfighter pictured before and after the aircraft crashed at Yeovilton's Air Day 1979. The pilot was unfortunately killed.|
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Ray Down lent all images shown above to myself.
If you wish to use these photos on another web-site you must first get his permission.
© Mark Russell, 1998-2014