FLYPAST – MEN BEHIND THE SEA FURY

seafuryThe Spotlight series in the latest edition of Flypast focuses on the Hawker Sea Fury, one of the fastest single piston-engined piston-powered fighters ever built.  The feature follows the standard format with accounts of its operational service and I have contributed an article, Fast and Furious,  on the men who flew the aircraft, selecting three whose experiences are very different.

  • Alan ‘Spiv’ Leahy who earned the DSC for operations over Korea
  • Neville Duke who established world speed records en-route to Egypt and Pakistan
  • Pete Sheppard who flew many hours as the Royal Navy Historic Flight’s Sea Fury pilot

 

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