The legend of Ray Hanna is known to all with an interest in historic aviation. This extraordinary aviator, regarded by many as the best Red Arrows leader and Spitfire display pilot there has ever been, possessed innate abilities that left others in awe. Those qualities were much in evidence even in the formative years of Hanna’s RAF service, whether engaged in low-level fighter reconnaissances or long-range ferry flights, as a near-contemporary recalls — illustrated by rare photos from Ray’s personal collection

Training on No 3 Flying Training School at Feltwell on the Harvard IIb.
The RAF Feltwell rugby team of 1950-51. Ray is in the front row, second from right.


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