Fighter All Weather (FAW) of the Fleet Air Arm.

HMS Victorious Initial Deck Trials 700Y. The wire strop can be seen separating.

700Y Squadron

    • IFTU. Intensive Flying Trials Unit. Formed in October 1958, with eight aircraft Sea Vixen Mk 1. included XJ482, 484, 486, 489, 490 and later XJ491
    • RNAS Yeovilton. Somerset. England.
    • Disbanded approximately1960 to form 892 Naval Air Squadron.
    • 1st C.O. was Cdr. Malcolm Petrie RN.
    • Senior Observer Lt. Cdr. Jack Carter.

The Bowsprings lifting the arrester gear can be seen, XJ 490 lands on. All archive Lt (O) Bill Hart RN

  • Three pilots were assigned to carry out the initial Night Deck landing Trials, one of whom was Lt Jack "Bovey" Cary RN.




Contributors: Lt Jack "Bovey" Cary RN.

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