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

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.

    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.

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

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

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