Arl Royal and Belize 1972


Lantern Swinger
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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