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The Poachers
« on: January 13, 2009, 05:48:01 PM »
Hi mates,  :-salut

Who knows something about the Poachers, an RAF aerobatic team ?
I took those pictures on 15 May 1976...
Are the Jet Provosts of type T5 ?

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j215/jicehem/ThePoachers_3_.jpg
The Poachers


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j215/jicehem/ThePoachers_2_.jpg
The Poachers


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j215/jicehem/ThePoachers_.jpg
The Poachers


Cheers,

Jicehem  :-wave  :-wave


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Re: The Poachers
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 06:19:28 PM »
I have few images and if they are scanned I will place them here. Did Canadians also flew on them?

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Re: The Poachers
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 12:52:43 AM »
Beautiful photos Jicehem! :-clap :-clap :-clap :-ok, and it was beautiful weather on that day, it looks. ;) :-wave

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Re: The Poachers
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 11:19:59 PM »
Thank you mates,

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Re: The Poachers
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 02:41:58 PM »
Great set of images,

Have a look at this link, its about all the JP display teams.

http://www.jetprovostheaven.com/jpteams/

Taken from the site about the The Poachers

"The Royal Air Force College (RAFC)

1965, 1968-1970 seasons
The last Jet Provost team was from the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell.
Their first JP team, consisting of four T.4 aircraft, first flew in the 1965 season as a successor to their DH Vampire team, and the team made a return to the circuit three years later for the 1968 season. The team was given the name "Cranwell Poachers", originally from a folk song titled "The Lincolnshire Poacher."
By 1969 had adopted its own markings over the now standard red, white and grey scheme. The team flew at displays until the end of the 1970 when the Unit was received its batch of T.5 Jet Provosts.

1971-1976 seasons
In 1971, the team dropped Cranwell from their name, and were known simply as "The Poachers" The team  re-equipped with the Jet Provost T Mk 5 and continued with four-aircraft displays for the next five years.

The Poachers
proved to be the last Jet Provost team, and survived until the end of the 1976 airshow season. At the same the MoD ordered the termination of all JP teams as an economy measure.

Another era in Royal Air Force aerobatic team history had come to an end."

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Re: The Poachers
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 06:16:07 PM »
Great set of images,

Have a look at this link, its about all the JP display teams.

http://www.jetprovostheaven.com/jpteams/

Taken from the site about the The Poachers

"The Royal Air Force College (RAFC)

1965, 1968-1970 seasons
The last Jet Provost team was from the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell.
Their first JP team, consisting of four T.4 aircraft, first flew in the 1965 season as a successor to their DH Vampire team, and the team made a return to the circuit three years later for the 1968 season. The team was given the name "Cranwell Poachers", originally from a folk song titled "The Lincolnshire Poacher."
By 1969 had adopted its own markings over the now standard red, white and grey scheme. The team flew at displays until the end of the 1970 when the Unit was received its batch of T.5 Jet Provosts.

1971-1976 seasons
In 1971, the team dropped Cranwell from their name, and were known simply as "The Poachers" The team  re-equipped with the Jet Provost T Mk 5 and continued with four-aircraft displays for the next five years.

The Poachers
proved to be the last Jet Provost team, and survived until the end of the 1976 airshow season. At the same the MoD ordered the termination of all JP teams as an economy measure.

Another era in Royal Air Force aerobatic team history had come to an end."

Thank you very much, mate !  :-ok  :-obey

All the best,
Jicehem  :-wave

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Re: The Poachers
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 04:59:26 PM »
Great link mfg495 :-ok Thank You  :-flo:) :-wave