North American AT-6C
Harvard IIA 7084
Nice air-to-air of a SAAF Harvard IIA just up
from the Air Force Base at Durban, circa 1951*.
one of the Harvards destined for the RAF (where it was to have become
instead to South Africa as part of the EFTS). When the SAAF
retired it in 1966 it went
the Portuguese Air Force as 1545. In 1980 it was sold in the UK
and is still current, I believe,
* Don Sykes in South Africa
advises me that the shot was, indeed, early 1951 and the Harvard
being flown by his father, Capt. Bill Sykes who was OC 5 Squadron,
based at Stamford Hill,
at the time. Capt Sykes went on, a short time later, to join 2
Squadron, SAAF in Korea
P-51s, attached to the USAF's 18th Fighter-bomber Wing.