Remembering Hank

Wednesday 5th October 

Remembering Hank
A life full of adventures
4 February 1932 - 5 October 2009

Group Captain Ivan Raymond Martin
RAF, AFC and Bar

My father

Whilst Officer Commanding 43 Squadron at RAF Leuchars, Hank took HRH Prince Charles on a supersonic sortie in a Phantom F4.
The flight included an air-to-air refuelling exercise with a Víctor tanker, taking on 1200 gallons of fuel. They flew as high as 40000 feet, and as low as 1000 feet, making a pass over Balmoral, (reported at the time as an 'extrovert flourish').


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