Cartoons

The RAF was blessed with people of talents beyond the call of duty, the creation of caricatures and cartoons being but one. On this page we look at some examples of the artistic talent of the Middle East Command artists. The captions give the names of those who submitted the images, the names of the artist would be much appreciated.

8 Squadron Christmas Card at the end of the era of the Venom, 1959

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One year later and 8 Squadrons Christmas Card depicted its new mount, the Hunter (Des Meek)

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Cartoon from the Evening Standard of 15 August, 1964, when Jak, one of the papers reporters, experienced an

up-country trip in a Hunter T.7, flown by 43 Squadron pilot Flt Lt Stoker, in which he was both waved at and shot

at (Roger Wilkins)

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The infamous Fighting Cocks image that was hand-painted on the forward fuselage of all 43 Squadron aircraft (J. Beedle)

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Hunter squadrons