By Paul van den Elsaker
This team was formed in early 1967, named "Redskins." In April 1967 the team was renamed Whiskey Four 1967, after the former T-33 instructors' "Whiskey Four" team from Woensdrecht Airbase. The aircraft were painted in an all green colour scheme, with a red, white and blue painted tail. The team was very serious about practicing aerobatics, as three flights a day were made. However, on June 5th, 1967, 1 Lt. Schuur crashed during an afternoon training session, and he died on June 11th. The team's first scheduled performance, for June 25th at Brussel/Melsbroek Airbase, Belgium, was cancelled, and it was decided by the CinC, RNLAF, to disband the team altogether.
Team members: 1 Lt. van der Windt; 1 Lt. Willemsen; 1 Lt. Schuur; 2 Lt. Bakker; 1 Lt. van Rijhswijck, reserve
Aircraft painted in the team colours: P-182; P-200; P-201; P-218; P-228; P-232; and P-257
Origin: 314 Squadron at Eindhoven Airbase
F-84F P-201 of Netherlands "Whiskey Four" team. Photo courtesy of Michael Klaver.