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XR760 / G English Electric Lightning F.6 (95225) RAF. f/f 20 September 1965, d/d 27 January 1966, w/o 15 July 1986.
XR752 / H English Electric Lightning F.6 (95217) RAF. f/f 16 June 1965, d/d 26 November 1965, scr. Binbrook September 1987 to Swafling Engineering.
XP707 English Electric Lightning F.3 (95161) RAF. f/f 13 November 1963, d/d 18 August 1964, w/o 19 March 1987, remains sold 21 October 1987 to Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge for spares and produce, remains then scrapped.
XP716 English Electric Lightning F.3 (95199) RAF. f/f 19 November 1964, d/d 04 February 1965, l/f 30 September 1987 to Cottesmore for use on the fire dump as 8940M, remains to G. Johnson scrap yard, Coseley, Wolverhampton on 14 June 1994, finally scrapped July 1994.
WA669 Gloster Meteor T. Mk 7 RAF. d/d 1950, w/o 25 May 1986 at Mildenhall. Note: I saw this aircraft the day before the accident.
XL497 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 (F9456) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. R/041. Preserved Dumfries and Galloway Avaition Museum.
XL472 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 (F9441) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. R/044. Preserved Gatwick Aviation Museum.
XV359 / R Blackburn Buccaneer S2B (B3-09-67) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. d/d 28/02/1969, to A2693, privately owned Topsham, Devon.
XE707 / VL865 Hawker Hunter GA.11 (HABL-003037) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. f/f 13 August 1955 to G-BVYH, to N707XE, preserved Bentwaters.
WV382 / VL830 Hawker Hunter GA.11 (41H-670825) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. f/f 11 July 1955, Preserved East Midlands Airpark.
XF368 / VL863 Hawker Hunter GA.11 (HABL-003097) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. f/f 18 February 1956 , became G-BZRH to South Africa.
XF985 / 876 Hawker Hunter T.8C (HABL-003140) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. d/d 06 June 1956, w/o 10 April 1990. Crashed 10 April 1990 at Roman Farm, near Charminster, Dorset. The pilot had ejected due to a jammed port aileron. Caused by failure of a pin in the port aileron hydraulic jack. FRADU 877.
XE665 / 878 Hawker Hunter T.8C (HABL-003009) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. f/f 09 May 1955, d/d 24 May 1955, to G-BWGM 15 August 1995, to Kemble.
WJ817 English Electric Canberra PR.7 RAF. d/d 10 August 1954, to 8695M at Wyton, scrapped 1995.
WJ876 English Electric Canberra T.4 RAF. d/d 24 January 1955, s.o.c. 07 August 1975 CAT 5(S), to Predannack Fire School, perished.
WH664 / EH English Electric Canberra T.17 (71136) RAF 360 squadron. d/d 19 December 1952, scrapped at Wyton during July 1992.
WJ869 English Electric Canberra T.4. RAF. d/d 25 March 1981 to Zimbabwe AF as 2215.
WK119 English Electric Canberra B.2 RAF. d/d 14/ April 1954, s.o.c. 07 August 1975 as CAT 5(C), to Wyton fire dump, scrapped 1994.
WH797 / 851 English Electric Canberra T.22 (71291) RN - Fleet Air Arm. d/d 24/ May 1954, (N) scrapped 1995 Hanningfield Metals, Stock, Essex.
WH887 / 847 English Electric Canberra TT.18 (SH1644/EEP2385) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. d/d 08 March 1954, transferred to Royal Navy 13 November 1969, rear fuselage scrapped Llanbedr November 2004, (N) sold to GJD Services, moved 24 August 2008 to former RAF Upwood with a private owner.
WK142 / 848 English Electric Canberra (EEP13535) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. d/d 16 November 1954, transferred to Fleet Air Arm, sold as N76764 Regd 14 March 1997, to CAF Museum at Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ - Jet Aviation Historical Society. Photo: Neil Aird © April 1998
XZ494 / 716 BAE Sea Harrier FRS.1 (41H-912018/P30) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm.
ZD615 / 723 BAE Sea Harrier F/A.2 (41H-912054/P3) Royal Navy - OEU - Fleet Air Arm. f/f 15 May 1986, to Red Deer, AB.
WV735 Percival Sea Prince C.1 (P57/49) Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm. CU/578. Delivered Nov-1954, s.o.c. 29-Mar-1977, scr. Binbrook 1980
TG503 Handley Page Hastings T.5 RAF Transport Command. To 8555M 17 June 1977 at Gatow, Berlin. To Zehlenhdorf, Berlin 21 September 1997.
XS728 / E BAe Dominie T. 1 (25048) RAF. d/d 23/11/1965, wfu RAF Cranwell January 2011. Offered for sale by tender February 2011.
XH557 Avro Vulcan B.2 RAF. d/d 03 December 1965, sold as scrap December 1982 at RAF Waddington.
XL317 Avro Vulcan B.2 RAF. d/d 07 June 1962, to Akrotiri, Cyprus for G.I. to 8725M, scr. 1987.
XJ435 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 (WA51) RAF. f/f 03 March 1955, d/d 06 June 1955, to 8671M, scr. RAF Dishforth 1988.
XV697 Westland Sea King HAS.1 (WA668) RN CU/593. f/f 18 February 1971, d/d 10 March 1971. Later modified to ASaC7
XV664 Westland Sea King ASaC7 (WA652) RN CU/180. f/f 06 May 1970. Photo: 06 June 1995
XX228 / CC BAE Hawk T.1A (064/312064) RAF - 100 Squadron. f/f 02 August 1978.
ZF377 Shorts Tucano T.1 (S120/T91) RAF - 3 Flying Training School - "Cranwell Poacher". f/f 31 January 1992.
ZF409 Shorts Tucano T.1 (S128/T99) RAF - 3 Flying Training School - "Cranwell Poacher". f/f 26 March 1992, scrapped at Church Fenton.
XV220 / 220 Lockheed C-130 Hercules C.3 (4247) RAF. Ex 66-8570, d/d 22 December 1970.