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The Hunter Anecdotal History comprises presentations given by Tim Webb and Sir Mike Stear to the Association Annual Reunion Dinners in 2008 & 2009, plus a ground-level view of the Radfan Operation, and other articles received.
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In this presentation, Tim Webb describes the period 1958 to 1965, from the formation of the first Hunter Squadron, through its time at Nicosia, Embakasi, Khormaksar and Muharraq, including Operation NUTCRACKER in the Radfan area. Dave Gill provides a groundcrew view of the deployment to Amman.

Sir Mike Stear takes up the Hunter story from 1965 until 1971, including the 50th Anniversary celebrations and the Squadron's departure from Bahrain and the Middle East (and its thankfully, temporary, disbandment).

In this section, Major Tim Cornwell, who was seconded to the Federal Regular Army from the British Army, gives an insight into the Army ground-level view of the Radfan Operation.

In this section, there are a number of shorter features relating to the Hunter era, including articles, photo galleries and obituaries. The section begins with Dave Gill’s photographs of ‘Our Aircraft’, ‘Those Who Flew Them’, and ‘Those Who Kept Them Flying’ from 1958-59. Peter McLeland’s slideshow covering the period from 1959 - 1961 is included.

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