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• UK Military Aircraft •

• RAF/FAA/AAC •

Photos: Ken Marshall ©

An RAF Handley Page Victor K. MK. 1A XH587 of 57 squadron displays at RAF Leuchars on 20 September 1969 with "two chicks", 226OCU English Electric Lightning T.5 XS454 (B1/ 95013 ) (f/f 06/07/1965, d/d 09/10/1965, to 8535M, broken up 26/09/1987 at Binbrook) and XS423 (B1/ 95008) (f/f 31/03/1965, d/d 01/06/1965, to 8532M, scr. by Swafling Engineering). Victor history: d/d 17/10/1958, s.o.c. 17/04/1975 as CAT 5(S) at St. Athan.
XR757/V English Electric Lightning F.6 (95222) RAF streaming her chute at Prestwick. (f/f 19/08/1965, d/d 21/12/1965, (N) pres. Scampton, Lincolnshire).
XS919/C English Electric Lightning F.6 (95252) RAF 11 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on 20 September 1969. (f/f 28/09/1966, d/d 14/04/1967, preserved Dinton, Wiltshire).
XS934/K English Electric Lightning F.6 (95267) RAF 11 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on 16 September 1967. (f/f 11/05/1967, d/d 03/07/1967 Static aircraft at Paris 1971 and Farnborough [armed as export aircraft]; to 56 Squadron (B), Cyprus. Crashed in sea off Cyprus, 03 April 1973. Pilot ejected safely. Hours flown 1,775h 30m).
Four ship display at RAF Leuchars. English Electric Lightning F.6 RAF 5 Squadron - Coded G; C; M & L .
XR723/A English Electric Lightning F.6 (95206) RAF 23 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on 14 September 1968. f/f 02/02/1965, d/d 07/1967, w/o 18/09/1979. Note Air Canada "Zap".
TG553 Handley Page Hastings T.5 RAF (HP67/44 42) at RAF Leuchars on 20 September 1969.
WD485 Handley Page Hastings C.2 RAF (HP67/113 111) 36 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on 16 September 1967.
XL639 Bristol Britannia C.1 (13448) RAF at Prestwick on 20 August 1967. Became G-BRAC and was w/o 16 February 1980.
XM498 Bristol Britannia C.1 (13510) RAF Transport Command at RAF Leuchars. Ken Marshall © 19 September 1970. f/f 30/09/1959, d/d 17/10/1959, to OO-YCG, to EL-LWG, to 9Q-CHY, scrapped Kinshasa.
WR974 / K Avro Shackleton MR.3 (-) RAF landing at RAF Kinloss on 05 August 1970. f/f 01/05/1957, d/d 1957, 8117M, sold 02/1988, preserved Bruntingthorpe.

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The station transferred to the RAF in 1972.

XL347 / 83 Westland Whirlwind HAS7 (WA209) Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm at HMS Fulmar on 10 July 1971. f/f 12/02/1958, d/d 17/02/1958, to A2626, scr. Middle Wallop 1998.
VB+244 Lockheed / Messerschmitt (MTT) F-104G Starfighter (683D-7201) German Navy - Kriegsmarine MFG 2 on 09 September 1967. Later used serial 23+17, eventually to Greece.