Inside Stories: Blue Steel flight
Former RAF navigator Jack Talliss describes how his crew delivered the RAF’s first complete Blue Steel nuclear missile to Australia. A hectic journey that included thick fog, an active volcano, fine wine, a missing spare part and soaring temperatures.
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It was 1963. The Beatles’ debut studio album was out, David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia was still the talk of film fans, the first James Bond movie aired and that November, US President John F Kennedy was assassinated.