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Naval Exercises

This page lists aircraft used in a different kind of exercise, different from the normal APC detachments.

These aircraft were land-based at either Luqa or Hal-Far, and would engage in manoeuvres against RN ships in the vicinity of Malta.

Information about these aircraft was gathered from the log book of my colleague Godfrey Mangion. Anyone who can add to what is listed below, either in terms of other aircraft or exact dates of deployment and ships involved, will be appreciated.

Gl. Meteor T.7 860 ? VL332 23.03.67, overall dark blue.
Gl. Meteor TT.20   WD612 Hal-Far based, noted on/between 27 February and 26 April 1967.
Gl. Meteor T.7   WL350/044 At RAF Luqa between 05-14.02.68
Gl. Meteor TT.20   WM159/040 At RAF Luqa on/between the following dates - 04.11.67, 08-14.02.68, 04.11.68.
Gl. Meteor TT.20   WM255 Noted at RAF Luqa on 05.11.68 and 05.03.69.
Gl. Meteor TT.20   WM260/026 Noted on 14.02.68 with target winch.
Gl. Meteor TT.20   WM292/041 Noted between 06-11.11.68.
H. Hunter T.8   WT799/839 Noted on various dates between 16 Oct – 03 Nov 1972.
H. Hunter GA.11   XE685/861 October 1976.
H. Hunter GA.11   XE689/864 October 1976.
H. Hunter GA.11   XE707/833 24.10.72.
H. Hunter GA.11   XE716/834 16.10.72
H. Hunter GA.11   XF368/733/VL 18.10.72
H. Sea Hawk FGA.6   XE334/036 06.11.67.
H. Sea Hawk FGA.6   XE339 06.11.67.
Air Defence, 1966 (Testing of) Dawn Patrol DMX 51/Beehive Easy Gambler Eden Apple Forthright IV Lime Jug 70 MEDASWX 26 Naval exercises Sundial Sunspot Vulcan
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