Ex RAF FD906 and South African AF 6802. "RMA George Brackley" served BEA from October 1950 until April 1960. It is being loaded with Northern Ireland's night mail bound for Belfast (Nutts Corner) airport.
This Firefly FR.4 is having a full throttle test of its Griffon engine, whilst the Fairey engineer stands by with no ear protection - typical of the era! VG962 was then modified at Ringway as a TT.4 target tug, making its first flight as such on 20.10.52.