In this Xtra episode we cover the retirement of the Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 ‘The Junglie’, the Barracuda Restoration Project and talk to Naval Air Historian Matt Willis about his new books on the Fairey Barracuda and Blackburn Shark.

Avenger 1 Lands Back At Yeovilton

Along with an interview with David Gibbens MBE C Eng FRAeS FSFTE and a farewell to Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN; this is very much a Fleet Air Arm centric episode.

Fairey Barracuda Mk2 With Mk3 Behind

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Running Order (Hrs.Mins.Secs):
• 0.02.29 Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN
• 0.11.03 Farewell to the Sea King Mk4 ‘Junglie’
• 0.34.03 David Gibbens MBE C Eng FRAeS FSFTE
• 0.39.15 The Barracuda Restoration Project – Feb 2016 Update
• 0.54:17 Matt Willis – Naval Air History
• 1.20:44 Anthony Johnson TAG PO RN
• 1.28.55 End

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Junglie In Foreground With Merlin Mk3 Tail In View


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RN Sea King Mk 4 Retirement (Some great articles and photos from other publications)

The reign of the RN Sea King HC4 comes to an end – By Richard Cooper
Behind The Scenes: Sea King Mk4 Retirement Shoot

The Barracuda Resoration Project

Naval Air History
Fairey Barracuda Wreckage And Recollections
Captain Eric Brown – A Personal Reflection

DP872 Recovery

• Interview with Anthony Johnson PO TAG RN can be found on the Specials Page at XTPMedia

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