Before transferring to the RNoAF, F-86F-35-NA Sabre 53-1206 served with the 48th FBW at Chaumont AB in France. The Sabre was with 331 Skvadron as 'FN-D' from July 1958 and later flew with 338 Skvadron.
F-86F 'AH-D' of 332 Skvadron with the Joker Acro Team badge on the fin. On 28 May 1957, four 332 Skvadron Sabres, led by Lt Kjell Zetterstrøm, flew their first aerobatics over Rygge as the Joker Acro Team, soon adopting the name 'Flying Jokers'.
back to 21st June 2009 and the Kemble Air Day, this is the F-86A Sabre serial 48-178 and the world's oldest flyable jet. Sadly she has been returned to the USA however I was happy to be able to take this photo of her, now coming up to ten years ago.