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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

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 History

Initially (the precursor) of the team flew with the Gloster Meteor because af the annual stunt competition at airbase Woensdrecht. The team, flying with five Gloster Meteors, with leader captain Van West, closed in the bottom. Later that year, a demonstration was flown during the first certification ceremony of the year.

Soon Flt. Geoffrey Willson became the new leader of the team. As the instructors used the call-sign "Whiskey" (the students used "Lipstick"), Willson decided to call the team 'Whisky', (Willson was Scottish).

In 1958 the Gloster Meteor was replaced with the Lockheed T-33A of 313 squadron.

Captain Peter Wierikx became the new leader of the 'Whisky' team, as Willson returned to the RAF.

The team now flew with four aircraft, so soon the team was referred to as 'Whisky Four'.  After a while  De Vrij became the new leader of the team. During his period of leader ship the team went to the UK for a show because of the "Battle of Britain".

 Early sixties captain Henk van Dommelen became the leader of the "Whisky Four"team.

In 1965 (?) at the European stunt competition the team received the second prize, just after the Champion, the Italian Frecce Tricolore, flying with the Fiat G-91.

Whit Monday, June 8, 1965, was a black day for the team. During a show at Woensdrecht captain Ruud Liem with M-46 and captain Hans Sommer with M-57 crashed. Sommer hit some trees with his right wing, causing an explosion. Due to this explosion the M46 lost part of its wing and also crashed.

In 1966 the aircraft of the team were sprayed in the well known green and white colour scheme. Due to a busy training program and transfer to airbase Twenthe, the team was soon disbanded.

T-33A op Valkenburg.
A Lockheed T-33A of display team Whisky Four at naval air station Valkenburg.
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"Whisky Four" display team with Lockheed T-33A.
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Lockheed T-33A, M-52, van
T-33A, M-52 of display team Whisky Four at naval air station Valkenburg.
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Vliegers van het
Aviators of the  "Whisky Four" display team at air base Woensdrecht June 1966.
From left to right J. Kegge (Public Relations officer), Jaski, H. van Dommelen, Roest, Drenth.
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