I was once posted to HMS Heron RN Fleet Air Arm base in (more)
by James K
Yeovil Somerset. The Sea Harrier squadrons were based there and the pilots all had leather jackets they wore them around the station when in flying kit but didnt wear them when flying. Very cool arriving for work on a big motorbike in flying kit and leather jacket though, even if its in Somerset rather than California.
The Sea King pilots from ther Commando squadrons had similar jackets and did wear them when flying, but not it seems on ops.
Regards James K
Posted on Nov 23, 2001, 12:49 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124