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Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft of the RAF

Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft of the RAF


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Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft of the RAF

Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft of the RAF Aerobatics team the Red Arrows as he joins the team on a training flight over RAF Little Rissington, home of the Central Flying School.
4th August 1965

Ron Burton
Daily Herald
Mirrorpix
Little Rissington
Gloucestershire
England
1965 2004

Media ID 21735682

© Mirrorpix

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Capturing the Thrills of the Skies - Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton Takes Flight with the Red Arrows

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. In this photo print, we witness a moment frozen in time as esteemed Daily Herald photographer Ron Burton finds himself immersed in the heart-pounding world of aviation. With his camera at hand and an infectious smile on his face, he sits confidently in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat aircraft belonging to none other than the prestigious RAF Aerobatics team, the Red Arrows. It is August 4th, 1965, and we find ourselves soaring over RAF Little Rissington, home to the renowned Central Flying School. As part of a training flight alongside these skilled pilots, Burton seizes this opportunity to capture every exhilarating second from within their midst. The photograph encapsulates both precision and daring as it showcases not only Burton's unwavering passion for capturing extraordinary moments but also highlights the incredible skill and teamwork displayed by these remarkable aviators. The formation flying overhead symbolizes unity and strength while reminding us all of their vital role within our military forces. With Gloucestershire's picturesque landscape serving as a breathtaking backdrop against which this thrilling scene unfolds, one cannot help but feel awe-inspired by both man and machine working harmoniously together amidst vast skies. This iconic image stands testament to Ron Burton's dedication to documenting history through his lens while offering us an unforgettable glimpse into an era where bravery soared high above clouds – forever etching itself into our collective memory.

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