Personnel Index - Detail

Name
FULLER
First Names
Derek John
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
May 1959
Posting Out
April 1963

 



Image courtesy of Ian Fuller



A page from Flt Lt DJ Fuller's logbook during the Cuban Missile Crisis of Nov ‘62.
He spent most of his time on QRA, freezing cold in unheated cockpits just waiting for hours on end for the order to go.
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When F/Lt Fuller was flying around Scotland at low level and at night, a window popped out. Suddenly there a loud bang and a continuous roaring noise. The aircraft seemed to be flying okay so they decided to divert.
On the ground, the crew chief inspected the plane and found the small window above the left hand pilot seat was missing.
F/Lt Fuller always wondered if the window was ever found or is still somewhere up in the heather!

Images and details from Ian Fuller

Posted Out..........April 2018 aged 80 years.