WALL of FAME
"...I do remember VP293's visit (to West Freugh) that wet July day (in 1974. See pictures above)...
I was asked to do a "turnaround" check with the other groundcrew personnel and we discovered that the main undercarriage oleo seals on both sides had ruptured and the aircraft was declared AOG. After several frantic telexes to Farnborough, it was decided that VP293 would be flown back to Farnborough "wheels down". To that end, the aircraft was placed on jacks, Station Workshops provided special sleeves to place over the oleo legs, held in place with, of all things, Jubilee hose clips, all to dimensions supplied by Farnborough and she successfully flew out the next day. Memories, memories."
Iain C. MacKay