This day 8th Feb 63

image.jpg First deck landing of the forerunner to the harrier The P1127 on Ark Royal off Portland . Pilot Bill Bedford
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Scouse, wasn't it called Kestrel or something? I remember having a Airfix model........... sad, isn't it?

And Kestrel could evolve into Harrier, both being birds of prey.
Just think how much more capable the Navy is now though. Leaps and bounds have been made technologically and the natural expansion of the fleet means we have more ships and aircraft than ever before. Just look at our current batch of carriers and state of the art fixed wing aircraft, envy of the world.

Oh wait...sorry I was thinking of something else....we had to get rid of all our stuff so the crabs could have loads of Eurofighters didn't we?


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1963 the harrier first made a landing on an aircraft carrier?

So, if we still had them in service that'd be like .........

....... Jack going to the Falklands war in 1982 with sopwith camels

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