ID-30

North American T-6 Harvard

In 1957 N° 350 Squadron of the 1st Wing at Beauvechain had its own (unofficial) aerobatic team on Hawker Hunter F.4. As the official 'Acrobobs" (the name Red Devils came later) had suffered an accident (High-speed ejection of Pierre Tonet), the 350 Squadron team temporarily had to take over and performed marvelously at the International Airshow of Cannes (F) on August 25th, 1957. After this unique show the Acrobobs team again took over its role as the official aerobatic team of the Belgian Air Force. Posing in front of Hunter ID-30 are (from l. to r.): Yvan Deprins, Tony de Maere d'Aertrijcke (CO 350 Squadron), Yves Bodart, Michel Jacob de Beucken and Edgard Salteur.

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