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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Page 56 - St Athan Airshow 1991

.Noted at the airshow by MikeyF on Sunday 30th June 1991 were:

The figures and letters on brackets to the right are the known aircraft call-signs used on arrival – most of which occurred on the 28th June

A-002 A-35XD Draken ESk-725/Karup/Danish AF “DAF3162B”
188758 CF-18A Canadian Armed Forces “Hornet”
136224 CH-136 444 Sqdn/Lahr AFB/Germany
136228 CH-136 444 Sqdn/Lahr AFB/Germany Canadian Armed Forces “Viper 1+2
133542 CT-133 GTTF/Sollingen AFB/Germany Canadian Armed Forces “Kiwi101
CT-133 133542 gn gy camo GTTF St Athan 1 280691
E-607 F-16A ESk-726/Aalborg AFB Danish AF
F-16A E-607 ESK726 St Athan 1 290691

ET-197 F-16B ESk-726/Aalborg AFB Danish AF “DAF3070A+B respectively”
501 red Mig-21 RAF Benevolent Fund
AT-158 SK-35XD Draken ESK-725/Karup/Danish AF “DAF3162A”
AT-158 St Athan 290691
XN972 Buccaneer S.1 RAFEF/Abingdon – nose only
XV352/U Buccaneer S.2B 208 Sqdn/Lossiemouth “8JQ48”
S.2B XV352 U 208Sqdn St Athan 280691

Gulf War 1 veteran Buccaneer S.2B XV352/U. This particular aircraft was named "Tamdhu" after a type of Scotch Whisky. She can been seen carrying 9 "Desert Storm" mission marks that she earned in the skies over Iraq. (Picture Dave Lewis)
WK126/843 Canberra TT.18 St Athan MU store
XS726/T Dominie T.1 6FTS/Finningley “FYY50”
XZ965/L Harrier GR.3 4 Sqdn/Wittering? “WIT18”
XX193/193 Hawk T.1A 234 Sqdn/1 TWU/Brawdy “BRW81”
XX290/290 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley “VYT85"
T.1 XX290 4FTS St Athan June 91
XV213/213 Hercules C.1K 1312Flt/Lyneham/ “NLW24”
XV213 LTW St Athan 290691
Jaguar Replica RAFEF/Abingdon
XX847/X Jaguar T.2 41 Sqdn/Coltishall “?”
XW318/12 Jet Provest T.5A RAF/Cranwell “CWL27”
XW404/77 Jet Provest T.5A CCAS/St Athan
XX500/H Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley “FYY75”
XV402/C Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU -[carried 56 Sqdn markings]
FGR.2 XV402 C St Athan 1 280691
FGR.2 XV402 C Ex 56Sqdn St Athan 280691
XZ459 Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU
ZA465/FK Tornado GR.1 16 Sqdn/Laarbruch “RFR626” [marked as “Foxy Killer”]
GR.1 ZA465 FK 16Sqdm Foxy Killer St Athan 300691
GR.1 ZA465 FK Foxy Killer art sand St Athan 300691
ZD744/BD Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU [14 Sqdn marks – its last operator prior to servicing]
GR.1 ZD774 BD 14Sqdn St Athan 300691
ZE292/AC Tornado F.3 St Athan MU [229 OCU/Coningsby mks – last op prior to servicing]
ZA141/B VC-10 K.2 101 Sqdn/Brize Norton “4BW21”
XK895/G-SDEV Sea Devon C. Private

WP772/Q Chipmunk T.10 unit not known
? Chipmunk T.10 unit not known – bare metal
XP502/(8576M) Gnat T.1 CCAS/St Athan
XZ970/H Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU [4 Sqdn/Wittering – its last operator prior to servicing]
XV406/CK Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU [228OCU/Coningsby marks – prior to withdrawal]
ZE556 Viking T.1 634 VGS/St Athan

Picketston Area
WK144 Canberra B.2 Fire Dump
WH780 Canberra T.22 (outside store - ex FRADU/Yeovilton) with
WH797, WH801,WH803,WT510, WT525 and
Canberra PR.9 (outside store - ex 1PRU/Wyton????)
XW763 Harrier GR.3 Fire Dump
XF526 Hunter F.6 Fire Dump [code needs confirmation]
XV591 Phantom FG.1 nose only

Noted outside an MU hangar during day was
ZA362 Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU

61-0286 EC-135H 513rdACCW/Mildenhall/USAF “Axe10” [fly-by only]
FA-57 F-16A 31 Sqdn/Belgian AF “Mission 751B” [spare display aircraft]
FA-64 F-16A 31 Sqdn/Belgian AF “Mission 751A”

C-5 F-27M Netherlands AF “NAF15”
276 SH-14C Netherlands Navy “NRN05”
XS639/639 Andover E.3 115 Sqdn/Brize Norton “RR7607”
XX555/10 Bulldog T.1 CFS/Scampton “SAP57”
XX625/01 Bulldog T.1 Wales UAS/St Athan “Dragon Fmt”
with XX612/05, XX627/03, XX628/04
WB271 ‘204-R’ Firefly AS.5 RNHF/Yeovilton “Firefly” [fly-by only]
XW853 ‘CU/(5)53’ Gazelle HT.2 705 Sqdn/Culdrose “Navy553”
ZD323/C Harrier GR.5 233 OCU/Wittering “Pagan1” [spare display aircraft]
ZD326/I Harrier GR.5 233 OCU/Wittering “Pagan1”
XX317/317 Hawk T.1A 1 TWU/Brawdy “Hawk 1”
XX339/339 Hawk T.1A 234 Sqdn/1 TWU/Brawdy “Hawk 2” [spare display aircraft]
LF363/G-NA Hurricane IIC BBMF/Coningsby “BBMF”
XX733/ER Jaguar GR.1A 6 Sqdn/Coltishall
with XX741/EJ, XX766/EA, XZ396/EM and XZ400/EG

XX141/ET Jaguar GR.4A 6 Sqdn/Coltishall [all arrived as “Can Opener 1-6”]
XZ399 Jaguar GR.1A 226 OCU/Coltishall “Jaguar”
XW325/E Jet Provest T.5A 6 FTS/Finningley “Darling 1”
XW429/C Jet Provest T.5A 6 FTS/Finningley “Darling 2”
XX498/F Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley “FYY72”
PA474/PM-2 Lancaster BBMF/Coningsby “BBMF”
ZD254 ‘-/631’ Lynx HAS.3 702 Sqdn/Portland “Navy631”
XV236/36 Nimrod MR.2 Kinloss Wing “Pelican 4” [fly-by only]
WW397/NE P. Provest T.1 Private “Provest 01”
XZ593 Sea King HAR.3 202 Sqdn “SRG129”
ZA128 ‘-/598’ Sea King HAS.5 706 Sqdn/Culdrose “Navy812”
PS915 Spitfire PRX.IX BBMF/Coninsgby “BBMF”
ZE167 Tornado F.3 25 Sqdn/Leeming “Falcon 1”
ZE962/FJ Tornado F.3 25 Sqdn/Leeming “Falcon 2” [spare display aircraft]
ZF211/211 Tucano T.1 7 FTS/ “Wagon 1” [spare display aircraft]
ZF245/245 Tucano T.1 7 FTS/ “Wagon 2”
XL426 Vulcan B.2 Vulcan Display Flight/Waddington [c/s “Vulcan 01”]
G-IIIT Aerotek S-2A Pitt Special Private
G-TIII Aerotek S-2A Pitt Special Private
G-RODS BH-206 Private – pleasure flights
G-BRLX Cameron N-77 Balloon Private

XX507 BAe 125 CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XX382/M Gazelle HT.2 2 FTS/Shawbury
XZ931/R Gazelle HT.2 2 FTS/Shawbury
XT603/WF Wessex HC.2 2 FTS/Shawbury

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