S.W.A.G History Site Message Board

Welcome aboard to new additional editors Mike Freshney & Matthew Blunt

To access the SWAG Trip site or the Cardiff Airport Blog click the photos below

If you have any information or pictures that you could contribute to the site it would be much appreciated. I can be contacted by email by clicking HERE

Monday, January 26, 2009

Page 50 - St Athan Airshow 1985

Recorded at the Battle of Britain At Home Airshow on 14th Sept 1985 by Mikeyf were:
AT-152 Saab SK-35XD Draken ESK-729/Karup AFB/R Danish AF
AT-152 St Athan 1985

79-0080/BT (y) F-15C 53rdTFS/36thTFW/Bitburg AFB/WG
XS791 Andover CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XS791 St Athan Sept 85

XW791 BAE 125 CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XV355/AC Buccaneer S.2B 237 OCU/Lossiemouth
ZA714/EX Chinook HC.2 7 Sqdn/Odiham
WB697/O Chipmunk T.10 3 AEF/Filton
WH953 Canberra B.6 RAE Bedford
WH963 RAE Bedford St Athan Sept 85

WK111/EA Canberra T.17 360 Sqdn/Wyton
XS710/O Dominie T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
T.1 XS710 O 6FTS St Athan 140985

XZ933/R Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
XZ993/04 Harrier GR.3 1 Sqdn/Wittering
FT375 Harvard T.2B AAEE/Boscombe Down
XX178/178 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XX202/202 Hawk T.1A 2 TWU/151 Sqdn/Chivenor
XX725/EL Jaguar GR.1A 6 Sqdn/Coltishall
XS178/05 Jet Provest T.4 1 TWU/.79 Sqdn/Brawdy
XX495/C Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XS899/AJ Lightning F.6 5 Sqdn/Binbrook
ZA936/CU Puma HC.1 33 Sqdn/Odiham
XV127 Scout AH.1 AAC Exhib Flight/M Wallop
ZD582 Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU
ZA367/T Tornado GR.1 617 Sqdn/Marham
GR.1 617Sqdn St Athan 140985

ZD848/BC Tornado GR.1 14 Sqdn/Bruggen
ZD894 Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU
GR.1 ZD894 um St Athan 140985

ZD902/AC Tornado F.2 229 OCU/Coningsby
F.2 ZD902 AC 229OCU St Athan 140985

XL158 Victor K.2 St Athan MU- 55 Sqdn marks
XL158 St Athan 140985

XT661 Viscount 838 RAE Bedford
XT661 RS&RE St Athan 140985

This Viscount 838 XT661/- is seen arriving for the airshow on 14th September 1985. At the time it was operating with the RS&RE who's base was at Bedford. The aircraft was ex 9G-AAV and no longer exists as it was broken up at Hanningfield Metals in Essex. (pictures IanG)

Hangar 341
WB935 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan
WB973 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan
XN186 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan

Hangar 371 – Historic Aircraft Musuem
WE600 Auster Antartic
WB188/(7154M) Hunter F.3

XD674/(7570M) Jet Provest T.1
EE549/(7008M) Meteor IV special
WA634 Meteor T.7 Special
WL168/(7750M) Meteor F.8 coded A
WS843/(7937M) Meteor NF.14 coded Y
WV499/(7698M) P Provest T.1 coded P-G
XN341/(8022M) Skeeter AOP.12
WK281/(7712M) Swift FR.5 coded S/79 Sqdn marks
WL505/(7705M) Vampire FR.9
XR486/(8727M) Whirlwind HCC.12 Queen’s Flight colours

Hangar 374 – Historic Aircraft Musuem
XR243/(8057M) Auster AOP.9 frame only no fabric
L5340 Battle I composite with L5343
MK356/(5690M) Spitfire IX coded 21-T
XS650/(8801M) Swallow TX.1
120227/(8472M) He-162A-2 coded 2
(475081)/(7362M) Fi-156C-7 without fabric
(8484M/BAPC 84) Ki-46
191904/(8480M) Me163B-1A coded 25

Outside Hangar – Historic Aircraft Musuem
WD935/(8440M) Canberra B.2
VP952/(8820M) Devon C.2
584219/(8470M) FW-190F-8/U1 coded 38

(BAPC.83/8476M) ??
Z7197/(8380M) Procter III
DE623/G-ANFI Tiger Moth Private
XM602 Vulcan B.2 101 Sqdn marks

AT-08 Alpha Jet A+TU/Brustum AFB
79-0072/BT (y) F-15C 53rdTFS/36thTFW/Bitburg AFB/WG
79-0077/BT (y) F-15C 53rdTFS/36thTFW/Bitburg AFB/WG
81-0737/HR F-16A 50thTFW/Hahn AFB/WG
F-16A 81-0737 50TFW St Athan Sept 85

81-0738/HR F-16A 50thTFW/Hahn AFB/WG
LX-N90456 E-3A NAEWF/Gelienkirchen AFB/WG
XX612/05 Bulldog T.1 Wales UAS/St Athan with XX625/01, XX626/02, XX627/03 and XX628/04

WB271 ‘R/204’ Firefly AS.6 RNHF/Yeovilton
XW857 ‘CU/(5)55’ Gazelle HT.2 705 Sqdn/Culdrose with XW860 ‘CU/(5)44’

XW863 ‘CU/(5)42’ XW886 ‘CU/(5)48’ and XW907 ‘CU/(5)40’

XZ937/Y Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
XV808/L Harrier GR.3 233 OCU/Wittering
GR.3 XV808 L 233OCU St Athan 140985

XZ994/F Harrier GR.3 233 OCU/Wittering
XX176/176 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XV195/195 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham – Falcon’s Support
XV208 Hercules W.2 RAE Farnborough
? Hurricane IIB BBMF/Coningsby
XZ377/02 Jaguar GR.1A 226 OCU/Lossiemouth
XX832/S Jaguar T.2A 226 OCU/Lossiemouth
XW322/43 Jet Provest T.5A RAFC/Cranwell
XW323/44 Jet Provest T.5A RAFC/Cranwell
XX498/F Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
PA474/SR-D Lancaster B.1 BBMF/Coningsby
WA669 Meteor T.7 Vintage Pair/CFS
XV255/55 Nimrod MR.2 Kinloss Wing
WG655 ‘GN/910’ Sea Fury T.20 RNHF/Yeovilton
ZD579 ‘-/710’ Sea Harrier FRS.1 899 Sqdn/Yeovilton
? Spitfire BBMF/Coningsby
ZD937/AQ Tornado F.2 229 OCU/Coningsby
XH304 Vampire T.11 Vintage Pair/CFS
XL426 Vulcan B.2 VDF/Waddington
XV729 Wessex HC.2 22 Sqdn/Chivenor (SAR duties)

XZ935 Gazelle HT.3 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XV156/(8773M) Buccaneer S.2A dumped fuselage only
XX656 Bulldog T.1 Bristol UAS/Filton
(XX635)/8767M Bulldog T.1 CTTS/St Athan – outside CTTS hangar
WK144/(8689M) Canberra B.2 dumped fuselage + wings only
“PF119”/(WT648) Hunter F.1 (7530M) dumped fuselage only
XF526 78/E Hunter F.6 dumped

No comments: