Simon’s Sircus: The Navy’s Sea Vixen display team

Founded by 892 Naval Air Squadron, Simon’s Sircus was one of many legendary jet display teams to grace British airshows during the 1960s

By early 1968, with the Phantom FG.1’s entry into Fleet Air Arm service imminent, Sea Vixen FAW2 operations were already winding down. In February that year, examples from 892 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) had disembarked from HMS Hermes for the final time ahead of its looming disbandment date.

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