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I an ex member of both 7 and 8 Squadron's of the Rhodesian war spending most of my operational time on Seven Squadron as a K Car gunner. I was credited for shooting down a fixed wing aircraft from a K Car on the 9 August 1979. This blog is from articles for research on a book which I HAVE HANDED THIS MANUSCRIPT OVER TO MIMI CAWOOD WHO WILL BE HANDLING THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK OF WHICH THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE Contact her on yebomimi@gmail.com The latest news is that the Editing is now done and we can expect to start sales and deliveries by the end of April 2011

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Sunday, July 12, 2009


Extracted from "The News" of Portsmouth
Captain Fairey, 74, son of Sir Richard Fairey, the founder of the Fairey Aircraft Company, crashed his piston Provost plane close to the river Ancholme at Bishop Norton, Lincolnshire, on his return from an air show at RAF Waddington.
Photo of John also from the same source and ORAFs records its thanks to The News.

John served between September 1978 till April 1980 as Pilot.

Thanks also to Peter Petter-Bowyer for his assistance.

Tag. Rhodesian Air FOrce. ORAFs

1 comment:

  1. A gentleman, an Aviator and fearless pilot.....his memorila service will be held in Romsey Abbey in September '09


I welcome comments from everyone on my book Choppertech.
I am interested especially on hearing from former ZANLA and ZIPRA combatants who also have thier story to tell.