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Survivor XE584

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XE584 - Mike Davey and Graham Sparkes, Hooton Park Airfield, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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Hunter F.6 XE584 at Newark, 20th June 2010; author

XE584 was originally an F.6 but ended life as an FGA.9, with the nose surviving and being owned by the Macclesfield Historical Aviation Society. I first saw her (in camo colours) on an outing to the then-annual BAe/RAFA Woodford airshow. She was acquired by her current owners not long afterwards and has been extensively restored (back to F.6 standard) and repainted black to represent a Black Arrows aircraft. She is normally to be found Hooton Park on display but is seen on a day out at Newark for the annual Cockpitfest. XE584 served with 1(F), 8, 111 and 208 Squadrons. She has a couple of claims to fame - first she was No.3 aircraft in the famous 22-Hunter loop at Farnborough, and second she was flown by the infamous Flt. Lt. Alan Pollock (he of flying a Hunter under Tower Bridge fame!), and was one of the aircraft to bomb the Torrey Canyon oil tanker!

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