STG Ltd - Heavy Haulage
Originally buccaneers were pirates, normally French, Dutch or English,
who attacked Spanish galleons returning from the Caribbean. They had
little regard for the law and the spoils were divided amongst the crew
at the end of each voyage, with the captain taking the lions share.
Almost deliberately, their reputation proceeded them, striking fear into
The same can be said for the Blackburn Buccaneer, developed in the
late fifties to combat a perceived threat from the Russian Navy. First
entering service in 1962, there were both land and aircraft carrier
based variants. One of its more striking features was the ability to
attack at high speed from low level (200 feet/61 metres).
Having seen many hours of active service, this Buccaneer is seen on
route to Kemble airfield, near Cirencester. Although not in the same
mould, the reputation of the pirate and the aircraft are not dissimilar