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Mary Fletcher |  Wild Cat

Wild Cat

The Grumman Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942.
Mary Fletcher | Hornet Fighter jet

Hornet Fighter jet

A McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet Fighter jet being put through it's paces at Culdrose Air Display, Cornwall in 2015, by the Swiss pilot.
Mary Fletcher | Harrier Jump Jets

Harrier Jump Jets

The Harrier, informally referred to as the Harrier Jump Jet, is a family of jet aircraft capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing operations. Originally developed by UK manufacturer Hawker Siddeley in the 1960s, the Harrier emerged as the only truly successful V/STOL design of the many attempted during that era, despite being a subsonic aircraft, unlike most of its competitors. It was conceived to operate from improvised bases, such as car parks or forest clearings.
Mary Fletcher | Muscle Biplane areobaticG EWIZ

Muscle Biplane areobaticG EWIZ

The original Pitts was designed by Curtis Pitts and first flew in 1945. G-EWIZ is a Pitts S2S, one of only 30 aircraft ever built. Most were certified production Aircraft, but a few, including G-EWIZ were home built from factory kits. The Pitts S2S was purpose designed in the 1960’s for competition and Air Show Aerobatics.
Mary Fletcher | Lulu Belle

Lulu Belle

Produced in large numbers the P-40 or Tomahawk, Kittyhawk or Warhawk as she was also known, was a ruggedly effective and potent fighter. Supplied to the air forces of America, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, the P-40 fought with distinction in every theatre of operations. In Europe and the Western Desert against the Germans and the Italians as flown by aces such as Billy Drake and Neville Duke of 112 Squadron, RAF. In the far north, P-40’s fought with distinction in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, as well as in the island-hopping Pacific campaign against the Japanese. They were the main weapon in the China-Burma-India campaign and the aircraft was immortalised by the famous American Volunteer Group, better known as the ‘Flying Tigers’, achieving 297 confirmed kills.
Mary Fletcher |  Wild Cat

Wild Cat

The Grumman Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942.
Mary Fletcher | The Frecce Tricolori

The Frecce Tricolori

The Frecce Tricolori, literally Tricolour Arrows, officially known as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Aeronautica Militare, based at Rivolto Air Force Base, in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, province of Udine. They were formed in 1961 as an Air Force team, replacing unofficial teams that had been sponsored by various commands by the end of the 1920s.
Mary Fletcher | Hartswell Heavy Haulage

Hartswell Heavy Haulage

Hartswell Heavy Haulage is a Burrell traction engine restored to it former glory, Photograph taken at Stithians Showground during the steam rally 2015.
Mary Fletcher | Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter

Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter

The Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm provide Search and Rescue cover to large sections of the United Kingdom coastline, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year, typically at 15 minutes notice. This helicopter flies out of Culdrose in Cornwall and is responsible for rescuing people at sea on a regular basis around the coast of Cornwall and beyond.
Mary Fletcher | Armoured Vehicle

Armoured Vehicle

A British armoured miltary vehicle being put through its paces during an excercise in the British countryside.
Mary Fletcher | Dunster Express

Dunster Express

Seaton Railway Dunster Express steam train preparing to leave Minehead Station.