Sunderland Parachuting

These pictures are all of the Northern Parachute Centre, Northern Northumbria Parachute Club, or Sunderland Parachute Centre based at Usworth Airfield, Sunderland.

Pictures mostly supplied by Maurice Clyde from his charity project DVD. Grateful thanks to Maurice, as well as Paul Griffiths, Kerry Noble and Rob Noble-Nesbitt for comments and names. Further names, details and comments are most welcome if you can provide them.

 

Official Opening Northern Parachute Centre January 1969. Graeme Cathro, ?, Deak Wright, Tony Jones, Jack Fowler, Mick Layzell, Brian Stanring, Albert Hooker
Official Opening Northern Parachute Centre January 1969. Graeme Cathro, ?, Deak Wright, Tony Jones, Jack Fowler, Mick Layzell, Brian Stanring, Albert Hooker
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Also officiating at the Grand Opening was John Noakes, Blue Peter presenter and parachuting celebrity of the day, pictured here at the far left.
Also officiating at the Grand Opening was John Noakes, Blue Peter presenter and parachuting celebrity of the day, pictured here at the far left.

Blue Stars Freefall Display Team

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