Due to the complexities and age of the systems in the Victor, things naturally cause problems and minor 'irritations'. One such item is the Mk10B Autopilot's power supply Torque Switch. This has been a problem on and off for many years and it was only very recently that I managed to source an 'as new item'. I'm pleased to say that it all works fine once again! We all know that its unlikely that the autopilot will ever be used in 'anger' again but, we like everything to work to as near operational status as possible.
A number of ex-Victor personnel attended the reunion on the 13th September, organised by ex-55 Sqn member Tom Winter and many new contacts were made. All seemed happy with what they saw and heard and the day generally was a success.
It is hoped that a larger gathering will be arranged for next year and all who attended left Elvington with a lot of nostalgia. From our point of view it was comforting to know that we had not disappointed them and they all seemed impressed.