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Remembering Mark Hanna – extra pictures


The current FlyPast, in UK shops now, pays tribute to OFMC’s Mark Hanna, an airshow legend who tragically lost his life 20 years ago this month.

While pulling together this article – and since then – we’ve come across some more pictures of Mark that we either didn’t have space to publish, or have received since publication. We hope you enjoy these – most of which have rarely, if ever, been seen.

The image at the top of the page, and the first four below are from our archive, but everything after that was kindly supplied by Maggie Radcliffe who, along with husband Tony, were the founder members of Tiger Squadron, OFMC’s enthusiast supporters group which ran for several years at OFMC’s Duxford base both during and after Mark’s life.

OFMC continues to operate its famous Spitfire Mk.IX MH434, and a special tribute to Mark will be flown at the forthcoming September Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford on Sept 21 and 22.

Mark Hanna – an image from the Key archive.

Mark and Ray Hanna.

Mark during the filming of Empire Of The Sun.

A trio of Spitfires, probably during the filming of ‘A Perfect Hero’.

Tony and Maggie Radcliffe with Mark and Ray Hanna at a Tiger Squadron event.

Tony Radcliffe with Mark.

Maggie Radcliffe with Ray (left) and Mark Hanna.

Mark with Tony and Tony’s mother.

Mark with James Bond double Douglas James at the 1997 Tiger Squadron convention.

Mark and Maggie at a Tiger Squadron event.

Mark and friend brandishing Tiger Squadron mugs in 1997.

Mark and film crew at Biggin Hill in 1995.

Maggie meets Mark for the first time at Biggin Hill in 1995.

Maggie with Mark.



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