Year two of Porridge… that’s an old term used by prisoners to describe their time inside jail but was very apt as many of my fellow flying instructors and I had not volunteered for this particular job and it was a long one.  As I leaf through the pages of my log book I recall memories from my flying career.

Flying with the Air Officer Commanding


The badge of No 4 Flying Training School, palm tree and all!


Lining up for breaks to the right when someone decided to go LEFT instead!


The fabled MON formation


How the English might have read it!


10 Hawks in echelon




The F4 FIRE Drill


If FIRE confirmed – EJECT




Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to the RAF, BAe, MOD and Mr Geoff Lee of Plane Focus.