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Hawker Hunter cleaning, 1959

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 18, 2017

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
England, June, 1959: A Hawker Hunter F6 jet from the Royal Air Force's "Black Arrows" acrobatic team gets a thorough cleaning at RAF Station Wattisham. The maneuvers of the pilots from 111 Squadron ("Treble One"), who performed about 50 shows around Europe during the summer, were described by a French newspaper as "celestial geometry."

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