The following images are of varying quality and in no particular order.
Quality is dependent upon original photo quality and scan rates used.
More images will be added as time goes on, and all photos will be considered for inclusion,especially from other era’s.
Due to the logistics of handling original photos, I am afraid I can only accept digitised images.
Archive Bob Cossey, John Crow & Tony Clay
World War 1
(Demons and Gauntlets)
World War 2
Spitfires of 74 Squadron JHF-JHC-JHH-JHG taking off from RAF Hornchurch 8th August 1939.
(Image courtesy of Tony Philpot from the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Trust)
SAILOR MALAN & SIGNATURE
The following selection of photographs were sent in by Jill Jones, daughter of the late Lawrence Hamblin who served as a Tiger in the Middle East between 1942/46.
An account of the life of ‘Laurie’ will feature in a future ‘TIger News’
THE METEOR DAYS
From Ian Cadwallader’s archive
A selection of ‘Meteor Memories’ kindly offered for publishing by Ex Tiger pilot, Derek Morter– 52/54
THE HUNTER DAYS
From Ian Cadwallader’s archive
From the squadron archives
THE LIGHTNING DAYS
Compilation by John Crow
The following 20 photos taken by Trevor Taylor during the ‘Tengah Days’
A number of photos taken at Tengah by Angus ` Mac ` MacInnes in 1970
(Supplied courtesy by Mac`s son Richard)
THE LIGHTNING DAYS, TENGAH ,BUTTERWORTH & DARWIN 1967/8
Images scanned from original slides and kindly provided by Jim Jolly
THE LIGHTNING DAYS, TENGAH 1967/8
Images kindly provided by Mic McCreadie
This is what time does to us
With the kind permission of David, son of Ian Papworth, please click on the link below to view to some interesting and unique personal photo`s taken from the detachment to Butterworth and Darwin around 1969.
THE PHANTOM DAYS
Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) – NAS North Island – USA
Following photos courtesy of John Hodgson
The following photos have been reproduced with the kind permission of LCDR Jan C. Jacobs, USNR
I was a “weekend warrior” Radar Intercept Officer (backseater) in Fighter Squadron 301 (VF-301) and for my regular job I was the F-4 Technical Publications Data Manager at NARF North Island.
Jan has also supplied the following documentation highlighting the initial paint scheme requirement for the F-4J(UK) fleet.
On the 24th July 1984 Jan was able to take the following shots of the now famous Ex-Black Bunny on a flight from NAS Miramar to provide AWG-10B radar calibration data for NARF North Island tests.
RAF F-4J(UK) ZE352 (BuNo 153783)
24 July 1984
VF-301 crew LCDR Mike Doerr/LCDR Jim Nise
NARF North Island crew: CDR Steve Queen, USN/Flt Lt. Clive Bairsto, RAF
Photos copyright LCDR Jan C. Jacobs, USNR
Following pictures provided by New Zealander, Selwyn Rodda,
NARF IN COLOUR
(Photo Journal supplied with thanks by Keith Sedgewick via his son Julian. Keith was a Chief Tech on the project team)
Tiger Trail One
Taken at Goose Bay 1984 on route to Wattisham
(Photo`s courtesy of Pete Claxton)
23rd March 1985
The following images are reproduced with the kind permission of Ian who took this set of shots from the fence line.
(If your one of the aircrew in these pictures, let me know so we can add some detail).
RAF Coningsby 14th June 1985
Reproduced courtesy of Shaun Haselden
Akrotiri APC 1985
(Courtesy of Dick Northcote)
Further Phantom pictures kindly sent in by Pete Williams 1985/86
Copyright – Ian Black
Some unique photos kindly reproduced courtesy of Peter Rolt
These first three shots capture a rare occurrence when ZE359 deployed her chute and then executed a go around having to engage the RHAG on the next approach.
Reproduced courtesy of Cheech Beach
Reproduced courtesy of Colin Collis
Reproduced courtesy of Tom McGhee
Reproduced courtesy of Graham Clarke
Phantom ZE359/J crewed by Graham Clarke and Sean O’Brien pose for the cameraman who is on board an Avro Shackleton off the coast of Akrotiri, May-Jun 1990.
Reproduced courtesy of Kevin Jones
Phantom ZE359/J rear cockpit
Reproduced courtesy of Tony Dixon
Supplied from the Squadron Scrap Book
Reproduced courtesy of Grant Race
Reproduced courtesy of Allan Condley
(Courtesy of Stuart Skelton)
These shots was taken after we’d crewed out. This was our 4th JMC sortie from St Mawgan working with Buccaneers, F15s, F3s etc. We mostly flew sweep or escort missions. On this sortie on 6 Jun 91 when outbound to the southwest of St Mawgan, OC74 noticed some bits of gel coat flying off the radome and then the fibre structure underneath started to unwind and shed in the airflow. It looked like a crepe bandage unwinding. The concern was the radome failing totally and causing a massive uncontrollable yaw, or larger bits of radome taking out one or both engines. I remember the conversation about returning to St Mawgan – we were balancing the accelerated failure of the radome and chance of ejection vs the need to get on the ground as quickly as possible. It was a 55 minute sortie in XT891. The very next sortie was an air test that day in XT914 which had an uncommanded pitch up and subsequent difficult handling.
(With thanks to Bill Preece)
(Images courtesy of Stephen Cottrell)
ZE359`S Delivery Flight to Duxford 10th July 1991
(Posted with the kind permission of Mick Cameron)
Phantom FGR.2 XV490 at Leuchars in Feb 1992 without it`s black tail.
(By kind permission of Alistair Henderson)
Live Fire Sparrow Missile Mishap
(By kind permission of Bob Daniels)
Pictures kindly sent in by Dave Pilsworth
F4 display team 1992– (Mark Mainwaring-Nav) (Archie Liggat–Pilot)
Phantom FGR.2 XT914 at North Weald `Fightermeet` going through her paces and parked up on the ramp in 1992.
(Courtesy Tony Clay)
Archie Liggat and Mark Mainwaring putting the display jet through it`s paces in 1992 and losing part of the wing in the process.
Leaving Wattisham for the last time 31st October 1992
(Photos courtesy of Rick Brewell)
Phinal Phantom Phling
RAF Wattisham 3rd October 1992
(Photo`s courtesy of Richard Trewern and John McNally-Roberts)
Further Phantom pictures kindly sent in by Norman Wells
Specially painted Tiger Phantom XV404 at Hanningfield Metals
The Tiger Car
A Ford Cortina painted by members of 74 Sqn in 1991/92
(Images courtesy of Callum McLean)
ZE359 Shortly after arrival at Duxford and prior to being repainted in the USN VF-74 scheme she wore over Vietnam.
(courtesy of Tony Clay)
XV474/T the flagship of 74F SQN is delivered to her new home of Duxford. Flown there by AVM Sir John Allison the then AOC of 11 group with Mark Mainwaring in the backseat.
AVM Allison seen signing the aircraft back to the ground crew in this case Sgt Gordon Edie from 74F Sqn
(Image courtesy of MoD)
THE HAWK DAYS
Hawk XX165 at Brize Norton Photoshoot 1993
(With thanks to Peter Wilkins)
Squadron Photo Call 1994
(Courtesy of Colin Jenkins)
(With thanks to Mick Britton)
74`s Ramp at RAF Valley circa 1998
(With thanks to Kevin Wills)
(images from the 74`s scrapbook)