”Sydney Camm would have loved it”

There could have been no better demonstration of the Harrier’s versatility


In February 1969 Brian Harpur, a director of Harmsworth Publications, owners of the Daily Mail newspaper and sponsors of the 1969 Transatlantic Air Race, was worried. There was still no confirmation that the RAF would participate and he was about to hold an important press conference in New York. His office contacted Air Cdre Peter Brothers, director of RAF public relations and an enthusiastic supporter of the project. “Don’t worry — we’ll clear it”, was his reply.

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