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Linton on Ouse 1956

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Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Blue Diamond » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:16 am

An eBay find.
A 92 Squadron Sabre at Linton on Ouse in 1956. Photographer unknown.
ImageXD727/D SABRE F4 92 SQD RAF LINTON ON OUSE 1956 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr
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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Sparts99 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:00 pm

I'm looking forward to the Airfix 1/48 Sabre, if they ever get round to releasing it.
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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:38 am

Nice shot, BD :thumb:

Not as good as your avatar though :lol:

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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by eLaReF » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:51 am

Nice Find :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm always amazed that, despite the numbers used, in comparison, hardly anything is written about them & relatively few photos exist
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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Mustang531 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:27 am

I've seen this pic published in bar books over the past few years, I'm pretty sure it's an MOD publicity shot.
There were only two squadrons based in the UK, 66 & 92 at Linton on Ouse. The rest were based in Germany, but as more Hunters became available, all squadrons re-equipped after only 2 or 3 years. The surviving Sabres were generally overhauled and passed on to other NATO countries, Italy and Yugoslavia received most. XB812 at Cosford was returned from Italy. Going back many decades, I remember seeing XB733 at Biggin Hill a couple of times, although it was still in Italian markings, who knows where it ended up. In the early sixties, XB982 was at Filton, but no doubt ended up being scrapped at some time.

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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Mustang531 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:44 am

Not bar books! Should say VARIOUS books.

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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by fisherman » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 am

Wow! that's class! :thumb:

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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Sparts99 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:31 pm

Mustang531 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:27 am
I remember seeing XB733 at Biggin Hill a couple of times, although it was still in Italian markings, who knows where it ended up. In the early sixties, XB982 was at Filton, but no doubt ended up being scrapped at some time.
Somewhere I have a photo of me when I was a schoolboy sitting on the wing of that at Biggin. Thanks for the info on it's origin, maybe I can make my 1/48 Sabre as XB733.
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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Blue Diamond » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:48 pm

Mustang531 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:27 am
I've seen this pic published in bar books over the past few years, I'm pretty sure it's an MOD publicity shot.
There were only two squadrons based in the UK, 66 & 92 at Linton on Ouse. The rest were based in Germany, but as more Hunters became available, all squadrons re-equipped after only 2 or 3 years. The surviving Sabres were generally overhauled and passed on to other NATO countries, Italy and Yugoslavia received most. XB812 at Cosford was returned from Italy. Going back many decades, I remember seeing XB733 at Biggin Hill a couple of times, although it was still in Italian markings, who knows where it ended up. In the early sixties, XB982 was at Filton, but no doubt ended up being scrapped at some time.
I wouldn't be surprised if it is.
No stamp on the back but hand written 92 Sqn Linton-on-Ouse 1956. The image doesn't fill the 5 x 4 card it's printed on by some margin. Given you can see the edges of the negative, I reckon it's a contact print of a large format negative. Possibly a trial print before the official prints were made. Either way, I'm pleased to have added it to my collection.
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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Petepilot » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:38 pm

Wow, now there's a unique shot over a base only recently closed. :'(

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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by The Phantom » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:58 pm

Superb image :thumbs:

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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Sparts99 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:18 pm

Mustang531 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:27 am
I remember seeing XB733 at Biggin Hill a couple of times, although it was still in Italian markings, who knows where it ended up. In the early sixties,
From what I can find on the web it ended up in the US drone program.
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Re: Linton on Ouse 1956

Post by Alf » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:19 pm

Sparts99 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:18 pm
Mustang531 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:27 am
I remember seeing XB733 at Biggin Hill a couple of times, although it was still in Italian markings, who knows where it ended up. In the early sixties,
From what I can find on the web it ended up in the US drone program.
I remember seeing XB733 in a barn near Blackpool..late 1970s maybe early 1980s (Much Hoole?).. think it was preserved before this at Blackpool Airport.. after that I think it went to auction at Duxford and ended up in USA.. somewhere I have a grainy slide of it in the barn at the farm it was at.

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