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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Page 46 - St Athan Airshow 1981

Recorded by MikeyF at the Battle of Britain Airshow at St Athan on 12th Sept 1981 were

79-0104WR A-10A 81stTFW/Woodbridge
14701 OV-10A 601stTCW/Sembach AFB/WG
T-425 Saab Supporter RDAF
XS596 Andover C.1 115 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XX561/Q Bulldog T.1 Loan to University of Wales AS/St Athan
XV342 Buccaneer S.2B St Athan MU
XS732/B Dominie T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XX175/175 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XX333/G Hawk T.1 151 Sqdn/2 TWU/Chivenor
XE624/G Hunter FGA.9 1 TWU/Brawdy
XZ114/B Jaguar GR.1 41 Sqdn/Coltishall
XW437/1 Jet Provest T.5A RAFC/Cranwell
XX497/E Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XS895 Lightning F.6 St Athan MU
VZ467/01 Meteor F(TT).8 1 TWU/Brawdy
XT910 Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU
XV428/E Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU – 19 Sqdn marks
XH675 Victor K.2 St Athan MU – 55 Sqdn marks
XH534 Vulcan SR.2 St Athan MU

77-0271/WR A-10A 81stTFW/Woodbridge
XX625/45 Bulldog T.1 University of Wales AS/St Athan with XX627/47, XX628/48.

XX556/10 Bulldog T.1 Loan to University of Wales AS/St Athan
[XX556 normally allocated to London UAS/Abingdon]
WB271 ‘R/204’ Firefly AS.6 RNHF/Yeovilton
XV762/G Harrier GR.3 233 OCU/Wittering
XX234/234 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XX238/238 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XV218/218 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham
XE606/11 Hunter F.6A 1 TWU/Brawdy
PZ865/JU-Q Hurricane II BBMF/Coningsby
XX754/23 Jaguar GR.1 226 OCU/Lossiemouth
XM352/CF/92 Jet Provest T.3 7 FTS/Church Fenton
XM370/CF/93 Jet Provest T.3 7 FTS/Church Fenton
PA474 /AJ-G Lancaster B.1 BBMF/Coningsby
XP741/DD Lightning F.3 LTF/Binbrook
XP753/DC Lightning F.3 LTF/Binbrook
WF791 Meteor T.7 Vintage Pair/Scampton
WV908 ‘A/188’ Sea Hawk FGA.6 RNHF/Yeovilton
WL756/56 Shackleton AEW.2 8 Sqdn/Yeovilton
P7350/QV-B Spitfire IIA BBMF/Coningsby
ZA541/541 Tornado GR.1 TWCU/Honington
XH304 Vampire T.11 Vintage Pair/Scampton
XM594 Vulcan B.2 44 Sqdn/Waddington
XS486 ‘-/WW’ Wessex HU.5 707 Sqdn/Yeovilton
XP361 Whirlwind HAR.10 22 Sqdn/Brawdy
Plus 9 X Hawk T.1 from Red Arrows/CFS/Kemble – confirmed serials anyone?

Base Flight Hangar
XM357 Jet Provest T.3 St Athan StationFlight

Hangar – 634 VGS
WB919 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan
with WB926, WB947, WB983 and

Musuem Hangars [also includes the outside static displayed examples]
WE600 Auster T.7 Antartic
XR243 Auster AOP.9
475081 Fi-156
584219 FW-190F
120227 HE-162A
WB188 Hunter F.3
XD674 Jet Provest T.1
5439 KI-46
191904 Me-163B
EE549 Meteor F.4
WL168/A Meteor F.8
WA634 Meteor T.7
WV499/G-P P Provest T.1
Z7917 Proctor III
XN341 Skeeter AOP.12
BL614/ZD-F Spitfire Vb
MK356/21-V Spitfire IX
RW386 Spitfire XV.F
WK281/S Swift FR.5 79 Sqdn marks
WL505 Vampire FR.9

XX507 BAe 125 CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt
E52 Alphajet Patrioulle De France/Tours
with E53, E55, E57, E58, E61, E62, E63
plus three unidentified examples
VP965 Devon C.2 207 Sqdn/Wyton
123/312BH Noratlas ET-312/French AF – support for PDF
XM599 Vulcan B.2 Ex 50 Sqdn – dumped with XM608

Performed a pairs overshoot at lunchtime only were:

XV433/X Phantom FGR.2 29 Sqdn/Coningsby
XV491/F Phantom FGR.2 29 Sqdn/Coningsby

(XK862/8194M)Pembroke C.1 Dumped outside CTTS
XH559 Vulcan B.2 dumped

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