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XP822 Museum Gate Guard at Middle Wallop.
Photos: Paul Rushton © 09 June 2004
Photo: © Lenn Bayliss
XP822 after respray.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Aird Archives
Photo: Neil Aird © 1990
XP822 in display mode.
Photos: Bob Wiseman © 1973 - Lance Higgerson Collection
XP822 at Middle Wallop.
Photo: Unknown photographer © - Robin A. Walker Collection

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XP822

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de Havilland Aircraft, Hatfield. Delivered 11-Sep-1961 to Hawarden, Chester via Liverpool Docks. First flight 14-Nov-1961.

XP822 Army Air Corps (AAC).

To 6 Flight 06-Dec-1961.

To 18 Flight Detmold, Germany in 1963 / 1964.

Modifications and Photo Installation trial between Nov-1966 & Jul-1967.

To A & AEE, Boscombe Down, Wiltshire for installation of F95 camera port wing pod trial.

To British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) Germany Jun-1968.

15 Flight 667 Aviation Squadron by Jul-1969.

132 Aviation Flight by early 1970.

132 Flight 7 Regiment AAC at retitling 01-Jan-1973.

To 19MU St Athan, South Glamorgan at disbandment of 132 Flight Jan-1974.

669Sqd. Wildenrath, Germany during 1975.

To 5 MU Kemble and then to RAF Shawbury, Shropshire for storage.

To AAC Centre, Middle Wallop, Hampshire 1986.

Note: This aircraft is the gate guardian at Middle Wallop museum. However, it seems that the identification  plate was transferred to c/n 1455, XP806 but unclear as to what markings are carried.

Museum

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Photo: Katie Aird © 1991

I got to say "hello" to XP822 in 1991.