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93 Squadron groundcrew in front of Hunter F.6 D XJ683 while on an exchange with the Royal Danish Air Force at Skystrupp - maybe Summer 57.
L to R Back row: Moe Hammond, Ken Barney, Gordon Dent, "Rocket" Hinchliffe, Pete Bradbury,
Alex Kemp;
Front row: Fred Wright, O B S Frank, Colin Burton and Pete Richards.
XJ683 first flew 7Feb57 tested by Don Lucey, Del 29May57, 5MU, Kemble, 93 Sqn D, 5MU to HSA for Conv to FGA Mk.9, which involved installing a full tropical kit, gun blast deflectors, stronger inboard pylons, Explosive Release Units on the outboard pylons, braking parachute and fitting of an Avon 207 engine. 43 Sqn L, 1 TWU Brawdy, Rhodesian/Zimbabwe Air Force. Thornhill Airbase, Gweru. Manyame Airbase, (stored), Zimbabwe.   (Thanks to Ken Barney for photo and Pete Bradbury for names.)
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