During my time at RAF Tangmere, the NF11s with AI10 wartime-vintage radar and a ceiling of 29000' struggled on a night exercise.
They were no match for Canberra incoming "raiders" (ceiling 63000') but they were the only squadron with a night combat capability.
While I was at Tangmere the Hunters never received their promised radar, the nose cone containing instead a heavy metal chunk of makeweight
in lieu. For more details of my time in the RAF, CLICK HERE.
More details on RAF Tangmere and 1, 29 and 34 Squadrons can be found from Wikipedia.
This page last updated 31st July 2010