Hawk




On 23 September 1992 151 (Reserve) Squadron of 7 Flying Training School was renumbered No. 92 (Reserve) Squadron and flew Hawks from RAF Chivenor.


Jerry Parr, the O.C. Flying at Chivenor had flown on both 19 and 92 squadrons when they were equipped with Lightnings at Gütersloh. He had two Squadron Leaders so he said to one, “You have 19 and to the other (Sqn Ldr A. K. Caincross) you have 92 and I’ll run the show”. The following month Sqn Ldr Alex Murphy who had flown the Hawk as a student at 4 FTS, RAF Valley on one of the first Hawk courses in 1977/ 78 took over the squadron.


The role at Chivenor was tactics and weapons training for pilots who had completed their advanced flying training on the Hawk at RAF Valley before they were posted to their OCU to convert to the operational type that they would fly on a front line squadron.


A year and a half later Sqn Ldr A. Wyatt  took command on the 15th April 1994.
With the transfer to RAF Valley of the FTS, the squadron disbanded on 30 September 1994. The squadron standard was laid up once again, a sad and solemn occasion at the RAF College, Cranwell.


If you have any stories to tell of this era of the squadron’s history please drop it in an e-mail to Simon Morris:

E-Mail address:  SimonMorris92@gmail.com

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