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First Ever British Pilot To Attend Prestigious Naval 'Top Gun' School

 

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Good on him. The first one to attend as a student for sure, but, weren't the Fleet Air Arm's instructors from Lossie kind of instrumental in setting the whole dog and pony show up for them back in the Vietnam days? That was what they were telling Rolland White when he was researching Phoenix Squadron at any rate. I'd be interested to here from any US Navy guys who would know about it if that was in fact the case. I haven't heard any rebuff from the USN. I'm sure they wouldn't forget a great big nasty Scottish instructor with a callsign like "Haggis" in a hurry!

 

http://news.sky.com/story/679411/top-gun-heroes-based-on-brit-flying-aces

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Had seen the story previously - I think the same text even. Suspect some were over there at the time - but you could question what parts of the TG training they helped with

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Good on him. The first one to attend as a student for sure, but, weren't the Fleet Air Arm's instructors from Lossie kind of instrumental in setting the whole dog and pony show up for them back in the Vietnam days? That was what they were telling Rolland White when he was researching Phoenix Squadron at any rate. I'd be interested to here from any US Navy guys who would know about it if that was in fact the case. I haven't heard any rebuff from the USN. I'm sure they wouldn't forget a great big nasty Scottish instructor with a callsign like "Haggis" in a hurry!

 

http://news.sky.com/...rit-flying-aces

 

You are correct in this I have it in the Phoenix Squadron it does actually have a couple of chapters in there on it...

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