Wilfred Hardy GAvA - Fourteen Tons of Thunder - English Electric Lightning (W)
English Electric Lightning Aviation Aircraft Blank Card by Artist Wilfred Hardy GAvA
The magnificent English Electric Lightning protected Britain's shores for nearly thirty years and in that time gave some of the most thrilling air displays to be seen in this country. Anyone who has seen one roll down the runway in full reheat, leap from the ground and go vertical would simply never forget it. The aircraft seen here is a Mk.3 from 56 Squadron in the mid to late 1960s while the Squadron was based at RAF Wattisham.