2 57th F.I.S. Delta Daggers diverted into RAF Leuchars from Iceland during the airshow in 1973 I believe. I only had 2 shots left in my camera. Fortuneately I had a pass to get out to them. Comments welcome. F102A 61314 by F102A, on Flickr F102A 0-61418 by F102A, on Flickr
******* **** !!! You don't see many photos of these Didn't realise just how large an a/c the '102' was, until you see the crew member standing on the wing, although I think he is slightly on the small side.
Finningley Boy wrote:I believe these were there for the B.O.B. airshow in September 1972, so was I, and saw them arrive almost overhead from the vantage point of the then new Married Quarters to the North of the station.
We saw them arrive as well as drove to the show from our home in Newburgh. Pretty exciting stuff especially when you're 9 years old.
57FIS F102's also visited Upper Heyford. I saw 2 pairs there in early'68. Don't know if they were diversions but on one occasion , while I was walking along Camp Road, they dragged one out of a hangar and towed it to the North side where the other one was parked - on that day there was no room on the Base Ops ramp to park 'em!