Archive | 2nd TAF: 234 Squadron at RAF Geilenkirchen

Following his time with 67 Squadron, my father joined 234 Squadron at RAF Geilenkirchen in August 1955. Remaining with 234 Squadron until January 1957, he clocked up just over 100 flying hours in Sabres and, following it's arrival in June 1954, around 90 flying hours in Hawker Hunter F4s.  

 
Canadair Sabre 4 of 234 Squadron at Geilenkirchen - Click for Full Image
 
Canadair Sabre 4 of 234 Squadron at Geilenkirchen with "rampant dragon" Squadron emblem .  .

 
My father in front of Canadair Sabre F4 of 234 Squadron at RAF Geilenkirchen in 1955 - Click for Full Image
 
My father in front of a Canadair Sabre 4 of 234 Squadron at RAF Geilenkirchen in 1955.

 
A line up of Hawker Hunter F4's serving with 234 Squadron - Click for Full Image
 
A line up of Hawker Hunter F4's serving with 234 Squadron (and Supermarine Swifts of 2 Squadron) of the RAF at Geilenkirchen as part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force. Hunter F4 (XF944) is in the foreground, this aircraft later served with the Swiss Air Force as J-4142. This Hunter also features in the photograph below.

 
234 Squadron members in front of a Hunter - Click for Full Image
 
234 Squadron members in front of a Hunter.

 
Cover of August 1956 Edition of 2nd Tactical Air Force Safety Magazine "Flight Comment" - Click for Full Image
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Cover of August 1956 Edition of 2nd Tactical Air Force Safety Magazine "Flight Comment". The cover featured a formation of a single Hunter (XF944) from 234 Squadron, flown by my father, and two Sabre 4's from 3 Squadron at RAF Bruggen (XB749/A and XB540/P). This photograph was taken on 8th June 1956 from a Meteor T7.
 

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