of South Africa

c/n 88-11622

The North American Harvard in South Africa


Individual Aircraft History


C/N 88-11622

SAAF 7695

ZU-BET

 




88-11622 7695 Paul Buchel 1

 

C/N 88-11622


SAAF 7695


Photograph: Paul Buchel

 


88-11622 7695 Paul Buchel 2

 

C/N 88-11622


SAAF 7695


Photograph: Paul Buchel


88-11622 ZU-BET 7695 Peugeot Steve Allison 1

C/N 88-11622

ZU-BET


Flying Lions Aerobatic Team


Sponsors Academy Brushware and Peugeot


Photograph: Steve Allison Photography www.steve.co.za


 

88-11622 ZU-BET 7695 Peugeot Steve Allison 7

 

C/N 88-11622, ZU-BET, 7695

 

In Formation with C/N 88-14718, ZU-AYS, 7475 and C/N 88-10015, ZU-BEU, 7188


Flying Lions Aerobatic Team


Sponsors Academy Brushware and Peugeot


Photograph: Steve Allison Photography www.steve.co.za


 

88-11622 ZU-BET 7695 Castrol Aviator Academy Brushware 1st colour scheme Steve Allison 1 cockpit

C/N 88-11622

ZU-BET

Harvard cockpit


Flying Lions Aerobatic Team


Sponsors Academy Brushware and Castrol Aviator 1st colour scheme

 

Photograph: Steve Allison Photography www.steve.co.za



88-11622 ZU-BET 1st Castrol Aviator Stephan Rossouw 1

 

C/N 88-11622

ZU-BET


Flying Lions Aerobatic Team


Sponsors Academy Brushware and Castrol Aviator 1st colour scheme

 

Photograph: Stephan Rossouw SR Photography



 

88-11622 ZU-BET 7695 Castrol Aviator Academy Brushware 2nd colour scheme Steve Allison 1

 

C/N 88-11622

ZU-BET

 

Flying Lions Aerobatic Team


Sponsors Academy Brushware and Castrol Aviator 2nd colour scheme

 

Photograph: Steve Allison Photography www.steve.co.za


 

88-11622 ZU-BET 7695 Castrol Aviator Academy Brushware 2nd colour scheme Steve Allison 3

 

C/N 88-11622

ZU-BET

 

Flying Lions Aerobatic Team


Sponsors Academy Brushware and Castrol Aviator 2nd colour scheme

 

Photograph: Steve Allison Photography www.steve.co.za


 





 


 
c/n 88-11622 Nice air-to-air of a SAAF Harvard IIA just up from the Air Force Base at Durban, circa 1951*.
                                     This was one of the Harvards destined for the RAF (where it was to have become EX302. but
                                     diverted instead to South Africa as part of the EFTS).  When the SAAF retired it in 1966 it went
                                     to the Portuguese Air Force as 1545.  In 1980 it was sold in the UK and is still current, I believe,
                                     as G-BICE. 
                                     *  Don Sykes in South Africa advises me that the shot was, indeed, early 1951 and the Harvard
                                     was being flown by his father, Capt. Bill Sykes who was OC 5 Squadron, based at Stamford Hill,
                                     Durban at the time.  Capt Sykes went on, a short time later, to join 2 Squadron, SAAF in Korea
                                     on P-51s, attached to the USAF's 18th Fighter-bomber Wing.
 
Tuesday, 16. July 2019

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