Tag: Shackleton

SAAF Boats

Article by Willie (Buskruit) Burger Velddrif   Dec 2014 SAAF Boats – Short History THE NOW ALMOST INVISIBLE BOND BETWEEN THE NAVY AND THE AIR FORCE By 1940, when the first South African forces were deployed in East Africa, the Mediterranean Sea was under German and Italian control. The Suez Canal was thus an ambush, just…
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Avro Shackleton Ground Run

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfo8iBeAdZ0 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egtOY5IEPuM Video by kind permission of Marek Vincenc.

Shackleton MR.3 Engine Run

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfo8iBeAdZ0 Video courtesy of Hilton Mundy, Short Final TV

The Shackleton in the SAAF

And what is it then that this old “grey lady” does to all who come into contact with her? It defies logic, even the men who fly and maintain her are also tightly bound within that intrinsic aura that surrounds Pelican 22. The aircraft has a long and illustrious history. The Shackleton was born due…
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Avro Shackleton

A descendant of the Lancaster, the Shackleton is an experience to see and hear. Often described in terms far from complimentary, the Shackleton is a marvelous aircraft,  and to be involved in assisting in the protection and upkeep of this important piece of  aviation history, this “Katherine Hepburn” of the skies, is a remarkable privilege.…
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