#braveheart Braveheart Formation Tornado F3

Braveheart Formation Tornado F3
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29cm wide x 41 cm tall
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ZE342; ZE207; ZE834; ZE296; ZE734
43 Sqn
RAF Leuchars
UK - Air Force
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The Stone of Destiny returned to Scotland on 30th November 1996, St Andrew’s Day. As it crossed the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle 4 Tornado F3 aircraft of No. 43(F) Squadron flew overhead. The callsign was Braveheart Formation and crewed by 8 Scotsmen. The formation was made up by the following: Braveheart 1 (Lead) ZE342 Pilot – Gp Capt David Hamilton Navigator – Sqn Ldr Allan Goodison Braveheart 2 ZE207 ‘GC’ Pilot – Flt Lt Sandy Gordon Navigator – Flt Lt Gary Dunlop Braveheart 3 ZE834 ‘GM’ Pilot – Flt Lt Ian ‘Jocky’ McCombie Navigator – Sqn Ldr JHF ‘Mac” McNeil-Matthews Braveheart 4 ZE296 ‘GR’ Pilot – Flt Lt Simon Clark Navigator – Sqn Ldr Keith Cowieson Braveheart 5(Spare) ZE734 ‘GB’ Pilot – Flt Lt Robert Blair Navigator – Flt Lt Andrew Crumlish The formation was airbourne from RAF Leuchars at 1130hrs on Saturday 30th November 1996 and flew to a holding point off St Abb’s Head (N5604.9 W00220.4) flying a 6 minute racetrack pattern at 2000’ QNH at 360 kts. From there the formation headed 245 degreesT and descended to 1000’ QNH to be overhead Edinburgh Castle (N5556.9 W00311.8) at 500’ at 1149 hrs. Thereafter the formation climbed to 2000’ and overflew Edinburgh Airport, The Forth Bridges and St Andrews before embarking on an internal training exercise over the North Sea before landing back at RAF Leuchars at 1300 hrs. These prints are NOT Signed

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