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Peter Jenkins05/10/2018 00:38:12
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If you liked the story about the winged engineer accidentally flying a Lightning, you'll like this story about the RAF pilot who flew a Hunter between the spans of Tower Bridge in 1968. Just Google Hawker Hunter through Tower Bridge and you will find many write ups about it including an ITV interview with the pilot, Alan Pollock, in the recent past.

I actually had this particular aircraft on my inventory in my first job in the RAF.

Tom Sharp 205/10/2018 00:48:07
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no health and safety then, I think the story of the bus that leaped across the opening bridge is better

Edited By Tom Sharp 2 on 05/10/2018 00:48:40

Peter Jenkins05/10/2018 00:51:43
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They are both amazing stories. Sadly, there were no photos of these events - just recreations.
Tom Sharp 205/10/2018 01:09:42
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just had a look on Wikipedia seems it was done to mark the 50th anniversary of the RAF

seems he was invalided out to avoid a Court Marshall and the resultant publicity

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