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Linton-on-Ouse Photocall, 31 July
Roger Cook reports on the 80th ANNIVERSARY OF NO. 1 FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL, LINTON-ON-OUSE.
No. 1 FTS is the oldest military flying school in the world, being formed at RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire on 29th July 1919 with the Avro 504K. Before the second World War it moved to RAF Leuchars, Fife and moved to its current Yorkshire base in September 1957.
To celebrate its 80th Anniversary a small, but interesting, photocall was arranged at Linton on 31st July. Although much of the promised line-up did not make the day there was still enough to make the event worthwhile on a brilliant sunny day. The stars of the day must, of course, be the two visitors from the Slovenian Army. There was also a line-up of 37 Tucanos to form the 21 aircraft flypast in the shape of a figure 80.
Military visitors consisted of (click highlight for picture):
Copyright Roger Cook, Pynelea Photo Bureau