These pictures are all of D.3 XP924 when she was operating out of RAE Llanbedr in 1990/1991. The pictures were taken from from a BAe Hawk flown by OC Flying Sepp Pauli), an ex Luftwaffe F-4 and F-104 pilot, and in these shots, the Sea Vixen was flown by Chris Laidlaw Bell, who very kindly contributed these shots. Contact Chris if you wish to use these pictures for anything other than personal use.
These pictures were kindly donated by Ray Deacon. They are for your personal use only and may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form. Ray has a sizeable collection of photos of aircraft, taken throughout his service in the RAF and available for publication - contact him for details.
To provide relief for the Aden-based Hunter squadrons operating the arduous dawn-till-dusk patrols along the Yemeni border, the Royal Navy periodically provided cover from one of its five aircraft carriers whenever they passed through the Suez Canal. Together with the Scimitar and subsequently the Buccaneer, the Sea Vixen undertook a major share of these sorties. To identify an aircraft's mother-ship, a single-letter code was applied to the tailfin, these codes being; C=Centaur, E=Eagle, H=Hermes, R=Ark Royal, V=Victorious.
All these pictures are kindly supplied by John Eacott from his collection taken during his time in the Fleet Air Arm. If you want to use them for anything other than personal use, contact John.