The Skegness Darts League’s Sid Dennis and Sons Division One saw a top-of-the-table tussle at the Ex Service as the 501s took on the Sports. And thanks to Rob Hewson (3x100, 121, 133, 2x135, 138, 2x140, 19 and 20 dart legs), Charlie Kemp (100, 3x140), Rick Seaman (100, 123) and Gordon Smith (4x100, 101, 110, 123, and a 19 darter), the 501s raced into a 4-2 singles lead.But after the first two doubles were shared, Gary Garton (100, 125) and Pete Evans (5x100, 125) held their nerve to secure Sports a 6-6 draw.Mark Gray (4x100, 4x140) and Brad Martin (3x100, 101, 110, 125, 140) were also on target for the Sports. Seaview Next Tuesday remain at the head of affairs after a crushing 12-0 win over the Liberal Lads, and the title will be theirs if they can win their two remaining games.Mark Thompson (2x100, 135, 2x140), Sam Hewson (2x100, 121, 125, 2x140), Tony Parkin (2x100, 2x140), Kev Barker (3x100, 125, 140) and Kristian Thein (3x100, 121, 2x140) helped their cause, while Eric … [Read more...] about Fine display sees Red Arrows claim title
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A RED Arrows crew was training for an engine failure when it crashed killing an engineer, sources claim. Red 3 - piloted by Flt Lt David Stark – had just practised handling engine failure in a simulator when he took off for the fateful flight last month. But tragedy struck shortly into the sortie and the jet plummeted to earth killing engineer Cpl Jonathan Bayliss, 41, who was on one of his first ever flights with the world famous acrobatic team. Insiders said investigators were still working to establish what caused the crash and why Cpl Bayliss failed to eject while Flt Lt Stark did. Due to the set up of the Red Arrow’s Hawk jet the back seat ejector can fire the front seat – where the pilot sits – but the front cannot initiate the back. Cpl Bayliss’ death is the third to hit the Red Arrows since 2011 leading some to dub the outfit, “Britain’s most deadly squadron.” A source said: “The Reds’ reputation within the military is … [Read more...] about Red Arrows crew was ‘training for engine failure’ tests when jet crashed and killed engineer
Tributes have been paid to the “dedicated, skilled and experienced” Royal Air Force engineer who was killed when the Red Arrows aircraft in which he was flying crashed in north Wales. Cpl Jonathan Bayliss, 41, died when the Hawk T1 aircraft crashed in a “ball of flames” shortly after takeoff at RAF Valley at about 1.30pm on Tuesday. The pilot of the aircraft, Flt Lt David Stark, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after managing to eject from the plane before impact. Investigations have been launched into what the RAF described as a “tragic accident” – the first fatal incident involving the Red Arrows since 2011. Fellow servicemen paid tribute to Bayliss, who they said was fulfilling a “schoolboy dream” flying in a Red Arrows jet. Sgt Will Allen, the leader of the Red Arrows’ group of travelling support engineers, known as the Circus, described Bayliss as a “genuine grafter” who motivated and … [Read more...] about Tributes paid to RAF engineer who died in Red Arrows crash in Wales
An RAF engineer was killed on Tuesday when a Red Arrows jet crashed shortly after take-off at RAF Valley in north Wales. The pilot survived the crash and is believed to have ejected seconds before the Hawk aircraft hit the ground at the base in Anglesey, bursting into a ball of flames. A plume of black smoke could be seen billowing over the base as witnesses described seeing the aircraft bank sharply and appear to loop before hurtling to the ground. It was the third Red Arrows fatality in seven years following two in 2011. All three have involved the Hawk T1, an ageing model due to be replaced by 2030. Last month, ejector seat manufacturer Martin-Baker Aircraft Company was fined £1.1 million after a breach of health and safety law led to the death of Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Sean Cunningham. Several witnesses to the crash, which occurred shortly after the plane took off at around 1.30pm, described seeing only one person eject from the aircraft. If the engineer did not … [Read more...] about RAF engineer killed as Red Arrows jet crashes in North Wales
Quiz PUBLISHED: 08:21 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:21 31 March 2018 Red Arrows appear as part of Cromer Carnival. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY Archant When we hear the roar of their jet engines and their red, white and blue smoke trails, few people would feel the need to look skywards and ask what was going on. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team known as the Red Arrows is renown the world over and needs no introduction. And people in Norfolk will once again get the chance to see these airborne daredevils in action, now that they have confirmed their appearance at this year’s Cromer Carnival on Wednesday, August 15. But how well do you really know the Red Arrows? We’ve complied this quiz for you to put your knowledge of the famous flying team to the test. Red Arrows in Cromer doing the circle manouver. Picture: DANIEL JAMES Don’t forget to share this page on social media, and challenge your friends and family to do better in the quiz! The Red Arrows. Picture: … [Read more...] about How well do you know The Red Arrows?