Arl Royal and Belize 1972

nobby0919

Lantern Swinger
#1
Read the book 'Phoenix Squadron' written by Rowland White( he also wrote Vulcan 607, about the Falklands Vulcan sortie)
Much about general onboard stuff & loads of background as a build up to the event.A good read.One piece that bought it all back was the poor chap who got killed in a bomb lift.He had somehow managed to get in the lift shaft for maintenance -- having taken the wrong interlock key.The lift started -- knocked him down to the bottom & he was dead when the medics got to him.
Also the Phantom that got landing on totally wrong & came down hard , on the rounddown, burst both tyres & wrecked the airframe -- also put two huge dents in the deck where the wheels hit.
 

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