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    Default Jet Provost 1962/63 RAF Acklington

    Can anyone supply information on the following a/c please,


    XN604 09.05.62
    XP635 18.04.63
    XN603 29.07.63


    Thank you

    Chris

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    Default Jet Provost 1962/63 RAF Acklington

    Hi Chris,

    XN604. MK T3. 6 FTS. 1/2 Mile WSW of RAF Acklington. 9/5/62.
    False fire warning light led to abandonment by F/Lt W.D.E.Eggleton and his student P/O M.Hyland. Both OK.

    XP635. MK T4. 6 FTS. Place Whitton Shields Morpeth,Northumberland. 18/4/63.
    Abandoned following fire warning. F/Lt Shadbolt and student P/O Gladwin. both OK.

    XN603. was 29/7/65 NOT 29/7/63.
    But an incident in similar circumstances occurred on the former date to XM380 a MK T3. of 2 FTS. Abandoned after fire warning and flame out at 1 mile S of Seagrave,Leicester. Instructor was Master Pilot A.Naismith and Student P/O Fisher who both ejected OK.

    XN603. MK T3. 6 FTS. Loc: Eshott, 4 miles from RAF Acklington. 29/7/65.
    Crew ejected after false fire warning. Both OK. But no crew details.

    From Colin Cummings `Lost to Service`

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    Dave,

    many thanks for thank, well spotted on my error of date.

    XN604 ......abandond...where did it crash??

    XN603...I was guided to the site yesterday.

    Chris

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    Not much help this, i'm relying on memory. A Jet Provost did crash about half a mile to the west of the airfiled, either 1961 or, more likely 1962. Memory of the time states that the pilot was killed when JP hit the ground doing aerobatics and i'm sure this was just before the air display week ie September. JP crashed into a field near a farm house just off to the left of the Felton to Acklington road. When I passed the cockpit hood was lying not far from the JP just over the hedge. Misty memories i'm afraid and may not be one of these.

    Best Wishes.
    Robert.

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    Robert,

    I believe the one you saw was JP XM422 of 6FTS 8th May 1962 @ Cheevely Farm (Approx 1/2m west of airfield).


    Can you recall a JP that crashed @ what is now Burgham Gof course, near East Linen farm, I have an eyewitness but no details


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    Hi Chris,
    Might be the one but Cheevely is on the opposite side of the road, still could be its in that area. No idea about the Burgham one, although I know that area quite well now it was foreign lands to me in those days.

    Best Wishes.
    Robert.

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