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XV272 visits RAF Wyton wearing "Operation Drake" markings.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © 01 March 1982
XV272 at Middle Wallop.
Photo: Peter J. Cooper © 14 July 1982 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
XV272 on display at RAF Greenham Common.
Photo: Kelvin Wyatt © via Lenn Bayliss Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © Aird Archives
Photo: Robert A. Edwards © Aird Archives
XV272 at Hatfield.
Photo: R. Winfield © 02 July 1971 - John Mounce Collection
XV272 in Army Air Corps service.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1968 - Aird Archives

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XV272

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• Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawarden, UK. Delivered 25-Aug-1966 to Hawarden, Chester via Liverpool Docks. First flight, 24-Feb-1967.

XV272 Delivered to 19 MU St. Athan, South Glamorgan, Wales. 10-Mar-1967.

Advanced Fixed Wing Flight (AFWF), Army Air Corps (AAC), Middle Wallop, Hampshire, 14-Jul-1967.

19 MU St. Athan, South Glamorgan, Wales. 22-Jan-1969 to 24-Feb-1969

British Transamerica Expedition Jan-1972.

Returned to 19 MU St. Athan, South Glamorgan, Wales.

Returned to Advanced Fixed Wing Flight (AFWF), Middle Wallop, Hampshire and current during 1975.

Note: The aircraft supported Operation Drake between 06-Sep-1980 and 14-Oct-1980 (see photo) which was a round-the-world voyage centred around the brigantine "Eye of the Wind". with the participation of young people from many countries. She left Plymouth in October 1978 and returned to London two years later, in December 1980. The aircraft in support of its later passage flew outwards via Nice, Naples, Iraklion,Luxor, Khartoum, Juba and Nairobi and returned by basically the same route exept after Naples it passed through Rome and Albeng. Here it met the "Eye of the Wind" on 13-Oct-1980 after which it returned to the UK via Bordeaux.

Accident: Near Popham, Hampshire. 01-Feb-1983. Aircraft crashed; Category 5 damage.

• BDRT at AETW since 1989, cabin section.

Note: “Operation Drake” panel removed and now in museum store.

Status Unknown

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