A Pictorial History Of The RAF Harrier Jump Jet: Michelle Marsh, Maggie Thatcher And The Falklands
THE RAF’s Harrier Jump Jet is dead – or on its way to air shows and private collections. In the 1960s, we were wowed that a jet plane could hover. In 1969 the Royal Air Force led the way in hovering. But now the jets are deemed to be no good, and too expensive.
We’ve pulled together a short pictorial history of the heli-jet. Look out for Harrier Honey – Michelle Marsh (official sensory sharpening aide of Harrier pilots and crew!); Prince Harry, David Jason, Sophie Wessex and Margaret Thatcher at the controls; the only British Prisoner of War in the Falklands conflict, Harrier pilot, Flight Lieutenant Jeffrey Glover; and a nice shot of Sir Sydney Camm, who designed the machine.
Take her up, Ginger. Straight up…
File photo dated 17/12/82 of former Prime Minister Mrs Margaret Thatcher during a visit to British Aerospace's Sea Harrier production line at Kingston. Britain's Harrier jump jets took off today on what was billed as their 'final flight' before the axe of Government spending cuts falls on them.