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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 collected this collection of photos and sent them on to me for inclusion on the site."

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A non-FRADU Sea Vixen waits on the ground Two FRADTU Vixens; XS587 and XP925 being readied for a flight
>Now just what has happened here?
The rear of WJ574 showing the target wire WK123 on a typical FRADU sortie
Hunter GA.11 meets a balloon GA.11 WT809 was downed by an engine failure
A Canberra meets her sister ship The last FRADU Canberras form up for a formation in 1992
Two shots showing all five Sea Vixens that were operated by the FRADU
>Here are a third and fourth shot of the Vixens taken at the same show

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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, 1998-2020