PJIs jumping out are Sqn Ldr Frank Hales, Flt Lt Kevin Milligan, WO Billy Simpson and Sgt Ian Douglas.
Pilot was Wing Commander Annan. A/C No 6805.
This is a fantastic photograph of the 205 clearly showing the anti-strella paint job, and the upturned exhaust (the other main part of the anti-Strella mod).
Fltr: Back Row: Colin Ross, Chris Joubert, Chris Breedt, Alan Hill, Nick Goodman, Ant Wood, Crivellari, Punchie McLure, Mike Gaydon, Hans Steyn, Paul Braun, Steve Davel, Keith Gaydon, Phil Scott
Front row: Pat Richards, Ian Wallis, Dick de Lany, WOII Norman Farrell, Sqn Ldr J.R. Blythe-Wood, Nick Meikle, Ian Henderson, Dave Shirley.
Fltr: Back Row: Beretta, Greydon, Braun, Odendaal, Williams, Joubert, Joubert, Rayne, Steyn, Crivellari, Goodman,
Front Row: Glynn-Jones, Naughtin, Harvey, Straker, Jackman, Shirley, Henderson, Ness, Meikle, Farrell, Potterton, Harvey, Blain, ? , Wallis, Schilvinck, McLure?
Bud Cockroft, Grand Reef 10th Feb 1979
"I had tail rotor failure while trooping at a contact in the Maranke TTL ( Tribal Trust Lands), south of Grand Reef on February 10th 1979. It was Bell 205 No. 6807, and my tech Keiron Meakin suffered a broken nose and a few broken ribs. I got away with a few bruises and some damage to my back, which has only become evident many years later!"
Bell 412 Arrival
Bell 412 serving with 8 Sqn