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RAAF Meteorites

Australia
RAAF Meteorites Gloster Meteor F8 livery

The “Meteorites” were an aerobatic display team in the Royal Australian Air Force.

The team was formed in August 1956 flying with three Gloster Meteor F.8 aircraft from No. 78 (Fighter) Wing based at Williamtown, N.S.W.

The Meteorites aerobatic team performed its first display in September at the Williamtown’s Air Force Week.

The Meteorites pilots were: Team leader, F/Lt. J.H Flemming, No.2, F/Sgt. F.P. Riley, and No.3, F/Sgt. O.R.F. Bartrop. After 23 displays, in February 1957, the team was disbanded when Sabres began replacing Meteors and the team leader, Jim Flemming, was posted to the Central Flying School as a jet instructor.

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