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South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM)
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An exciting new venture by Gary Spoors of GJD Services and John Sparks of Horizon Aircraft Services utilizing their own, and loaned, exhibits.
The following aircraft are now in place on the St Athan Picketston Business Park, with many more to follow. Planned opening to the public is Easter 2019, watch this space.


Display Hangar 

(526) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 cockpit

MSN 2960525887 - Russian Air Force "26 red" - TsAGI Zhukhovsky Research Institute "526" - 24/07/93 w-o in mid-air collision with MiG-29 925 during display at RIAT Fairford - c96 wreckage scrapped at Enstone, cockpit and other parts saved - c98 Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum, West Walton Highway - 01/07/19 to SWAM
526
Picture credit RichT

(A7-ABX) Airbus A300B4-622RF flightdeck

MSN 554 - ff 11/01/90 as F-WWAU - dd 12/03/90 to Korean Air as HL7293 - re-registered HL7537 16/12/97 - to Qatar Airways 01/12/00 as A7-ABX "Al Dawha" - converted to freighter at Dresden and dd to Qatar Airways Cargo 28/06/07 - wfu 26/04/13 - ferried to Bruntingthorpe 19/11/13 - broken-up by 18/08/14, flightdeck saved - moved to St Athan 18
A7-ABX
Picture credit StuC   

(G-APFG) Boeing 707-436 flightdeck

MSN 17708/128 - 09/05/60 first flight as N5094K - 23/06/60 delivered to BOAC as G-APFG - 30/03/73 to British Airtours - 03/11/80 final flight to Stansted for ATEL as GIA - 24/04/81 reg cancelled as PWFU - c87 to Qualitair - 03/89 broken up - 09/05/89 fuselage to Cardington for fire suppression trials - 04/00 broken up bu GJD Services, nose to Bruntingthorpe - by 04/03 to Cove, Hampshire - by mid 2004 to Pershore, Worcs - 16/04/19 to SWAM, St Athan
G-APFG
Picture credit StuC

G-BLKP BAe Jetstream 3102

MSN 634 - 25/02/84 registered G-BLEX to McAlpine Aviation, Luton but Not Taken Up - 15/05/84 first flight as G-31-634 - 23/07/84 registered G-BLKP to British Aerospace PLC, Weybridge - 29/12/84 ownership change to BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, Warton - 01/03/85-21/04/85 leased to NetherLines - 14/06/01 ownership change to BAE Systems (Corporate Air Travel) Ltd, Warton - 02/01/03 ownership change to Global Aviation Ltd, Humberside - 01/03 small Eastern Airways titles operating BAE shuttle flights from Filton - 19/04/03 CofA expired - 03 purchased by North West Development Agency for £250,000 - 11/03 to the European Centre for Aerospace Training, Macclesfield College - 07/12/06 deregistered as permanently withdrawn from use - 03/06/19 to SWAM, St Athan
G-BLKP
Picture credit StuC 

G-BMMF Clutton FRED Series II

MSN PFA 029-10296 - 20/02/86 registered to J M Jones, Castle Cary, Somerset - 1990 home-build completed - 15/02/00 to E C King, Lydney, Gloucs - 31/12/01 total 151 flying hours - 14/08/03 Damage sustained to the landing gear after a heavy forced landing in a field near Ross-on-Wye after the engine misfired on a Permit-to-Fly test flight - 29/09/05 to R C Thomas, Boverton, Glamorgan - 11/03/19 moved to SWAM
G-BFFM
Picture credit IanG

G-BOCB Hawker-Siddeley HS.125 Srs.1B/522 cockpit

MSN 25106 - 18/11/66 reg HZ-BIN to Sheikh Bin Laden (father of terrorist Osama Bin Laden) - 22/11/68 reg G-AWUF to Air Gregory Ltd, Denham - 03/10/69 to Lamport and Holt Line Ltd, Liverpool - 20/02/78 to McAlpine Aviation Ltd, Luton - 03/04/79 to Guinness Peat Group Services Ltd, London - 27/05/81 to MAM Aviation Ltd, London - 14/04/82 re-reg 5N-ALY to MAM Aviation - 30/09/83 re-reg G-AWUF to Goodman Air Taxis, London - 06/01/84 re-reg G-DJMJ to Goodman Air Taxis - 20/03/84 to DJM Construction Co, Jersey - 16/05/85 to McAlpine Aviation Ltd, Luton - 10/09/87 re-reg G-OMCA to McAlpine - 14/09/87 re-reg G-BOCB to McAlpine - 03/02/89 to Magec Aviation Ltd, Luton - 16/10/90 CofA expired - 94 wfu Luton - 22/02/95 reg cancelled as PWFU - to Hatfield as GIA - by 07/95 Barry College, Cardiff Airport as GIA - 01/01 broken-up, cockpit to Dave Thomas - by 10/01 to Dave North, AeroVenture Doncaster - c2010 to Bill Fern - mid 2018 sold to Dean Smith, South Wales - 12/01/19 to St Athan for hangarage
G-BOCB
Picture credit IanG

G-BRFC/WP321 Percival Sea Prince T.1

MSN PAC/P/71 - ff 12/03/53 - 20/03/53 awaiting collection - 23/04/53 dd AHU Stretton - 14/11/53 AHU Lossiemouth - 17/11/53 744 NAS Eglinton "GN-406" - 06/04/54 AHU Lossiemouth - 08/09/56 750 NAS Culdrose "CU-675" - 13/10/59 750 NAS Hal Far "HF-675" later "HF-672" - 05/07/65 750 NAS Lossiemouth "LM-692" later "LM-659" - 26/09/72 750 NAS Culdrose "CU-575" - 23/04/74 RAF Sydenham for storage - 08/07/77 AHU Culdrose - 01/08/77 750 NAS Culdrose "CU-580" later "CU-570" - 26/06/79 5MU Kemble - sold to Rural Naval Air Service, Hitchin, Herts and reg 10/09/80 G-BRFC - 09/02/81-10/08/83 Ray Aylieff Ltd, "CU-570" applied - 22/08/83-03/02/94 Rural Naval Air Service - 03/02/94-12/11/99 Aces High North Weald - 26/11/99-23/08/00 Aces High US Inc, Wilmington, DE reg N7SY - 05/12/99 ferried North Weald-Bournemouth - 08/06/06-11/06/12 Andrew & Geraldine Dixon, Bournemouth reg G-BRFC - Bournemouth Aviation Museum - Bournemouth Hurn Airport - 11/06/12 Mark Stott, Exeter - 28/05/12 to St Athan
G-BRFC
Picture credit Gary Spoors/GJD Aerotech
G-BRFC
Picture credit IanG


G-BVGH/XL573 Hawker Hunter T.7

MSN HABL-003360 - 17/04/58 first flight - 26/08/58 Awaiting Collection - 28/08/58 5 MU Kemble - 29/10/58 DFCS West Raynham "L" - 02/12/65 229 OCU Chivenor "97" - 05/03/70 4 FTS Valley "97" - 07/10/74 Cat.3R - 14/10/74 repair on site by 71 MU - 06/03/75 4 FTS Valley - 17/09/75 Cat.3R - 19/11/75 4 FTS Valley - 09/77 MOD(PE) - 31/10/77 4 FTS Valley - 05/12/77 5 MU Kemble - 24/04/78 4 FTS Valley - 17/09/79 5 MU Kemble - 12/03/80 237 OCU Honington - 06/08/80 5 MU Kemble - 19/12/80 Laarbruch Stn Flt - 09/06/82 237 OCU Honington "573" later "WC" - 07/11/83 Abingdon for Major - 16/08/84 237 OCU Honington - 19/10/84 237 OCU Lossiemouth - 30/04/86 12 Sqn Lossiemouth - 06/05/86 237 OCU - 04/07/86 12 Sqn - 29/09/86 237 OCU - 01/10/86 12 Sqn - 26/01/87 237 OCU - 04/02/87 12 Sqn -  22/04/87 MOD(PE) Farnborough - 11/05/87 12 Sqn - 23/09/87 IAM Farnborough - 03/02/88 12 Sqn - 06/06/88 237 OCU loan - 08/08/88 12 Sqn - 22/03/91 Shawbury MU and wfu - 09/93 for sale by tender - purchased by Barry Pover, dismantled and transported to Exeter - 26/11/93 reg G-BVGH - 07/05/94 first flight post restoration - 13/03/00 reg to DAT Enterprises Ltd and moved to North Weald - 2001 returned to Exeter - 16/08/03 reg to Global Aviation Services Ltd - 30/06/10 reg to David Davidson - 08/06/11 reg to Mark Stott - 15/12/11 to St Athan
XL573 G-BVGH Hunter T.7
Pictures credit Keith Morgan
G-BVGH
Picture credit IanG


G-BVPP/XP534 "XR993" Folland Gnat T.1

MSN FL536 - 28/03/63 first flight - 21/05/63 CFS Little Rissington - 23/04/65 4 FTS Valley - 26/06/70 Hawker Siddeley Ltd for reconditoning - 22/01/71 4 FTS - 23/03/72 CFS - 18/04/72 4 FTS - 20/05/73 CFS - 10/05/76 4 FTS "62" - 13/11/78 Abingdon for disposal - 12/01/79 allocated 8620M - 03/79 by road to 1 SoTT Halton "64" - 23/11/93 by road to Cranfield, owner Tim J. Manna - 22/04/94 registered G-BVPP to Tim J. Manna/Kennett Aviation - 12/09/95 first flight post-restoration as "XR993" in Red Arrows scheme - 02/05/03 to Red Gnat Ltd, North Weald - 17/09/04 whilst approaching the circuit to land at North Weald Airfield, the engine lost power. As the pilot considered that the aircraft had insufficient energy to complete the turn on to final approach, he elected not to order an ejection and landed the aircraft wheels up in a partially ploughed field, approximately one nautical mile to the north-west of the airfield. With a landing speed of approximately 160 knots and approximately 800 lbs of fuel on board, the aircraft touched town, bounced and then slid to a halt with minimal damage. There was no fire and both occupants made their escape unaided. No definitive technical cause could be established for the loss of power but it was considered likely that a restriction in the fuel supply to the engine had occurred late into the flight. Sustained damage to lower fuselage - 22/05/09 registration cancelled by CAA - 26/08/10 by road to Bruntingthorpe - 06/04/19 to SWAM
G-BVPP
Picture credit Gary Spoors

G-CLAX Jurca MJ5 Sirocco Type F.2 Series 39

MSN PFA 2204 - 24/05/68 registered G-AWKB to K Bywater, Luton, Beds - 23/10/69 project sold - 04/11/69 registered to G D Claxton, Pontyclun - 22/04/99 re-registered G-CLAX - 27/02/12 reg cancelled by CAA - ?? at Spalding Weston Hills - by 05/14 to St Athan still as incomplete fuselage - 24/08/15 registered to G S Williams, Barry - 03/19 to SWAM hangar, cut in half lengthways and displayed on Cafe wall in red scheme
G-CLAX Jurca MJ5 Sirocco
Picture credit Keith Morgan
G-CLAX
Picture credit RichT

G-KAEW/XL500 Fairey Gannet AEW.3

MSN F.9459 - 02/02/61 first flight - 09/03/61 AHU Culdrose - 17/03/61 849 NAS HQ Flt "CU-414" - 12/10/61 NARIU Lee-on-Solent - 23/10/61 AHU Culdrose - 01/02/62 Westland White Waltham for mods - 02/04/62 849 NAS HQ Flt "CU-417" - 18/04/63 Westland White Waltham - 11/09/63 849 NAS HQ Flt "CU-414" - 11/12/64 WHL Ilchester - 18/04/66 RNAS Brawdy - 28/04/66 849 NAS B Flt/HMS Victorious "H-332" - 02/09/66 loan to A&AEE Boscombe Down - ret 849 NAS B Flt "332" - 21/02/69 849 NAS HQ Flt "BY-767" - 20/11/69 WHL Ilchester - NASU Brawdy - 13/11/70 Lossiemouth - 14/04/71 WHL Ilchester - 05/07/71 NASU Lossiemouth - 14/01/72 849 NAS HQ Flt "LM-766" - 02/03/72 NASU Lossiemouth - by 12/72 849 NAS B Flt "R-042" - 01/12/74 849 NAS HQ Flt "LM-760" - 21/11/78 NASU Culdrose for storage - by 07/80 to A2701/E4755 for SAH Culdrose - by 12/81 stored - 26/05/83 began restoration to airworthy state - 19/09/83 first flight post restoration - Dowty-Rotol loan for noise tests - 28/02/85 final flight to Lee-on-Solent for storage - 16/06/90 by road to RNAY Fleetlands - returned to Lee-on-Solent - 05/07/95 to Culdrose for display - 23/03/00 to World Naval Base, Chatham Dockyard "CU" - sold to T J Manna/Kennet Aviation - 09/01/04 reg G-KAEW - 26/06/04 to North Weald - 26/07/08 to Exeter - 26/01/10 reg cancelled - 11/04/11 reg to Mark Stott - 04/02/12 to St Athan
XL500 G-KAEW Gannet AEW.3
Picture credit Keith Morgan
G-KAEW
Picture credit IanG


G-OBLN/XE956 de Havilland Vampire T.11

MSN 15664 - 29/04/55 Awaiting Collection - 04/05/55 29 MU High Ercall - 09/01/56 2 TAF Germany - 12/01/56 67 Sqn Bruggen - 06/05/57 12 MU Kirkbride - 20/01/59 22 MU Silloth - 04/11/59 12 MU Kirkbride - 16/11/59 22 MU Silloth - 21/12/59 APS Sylt - 06/09/71 27 MU Shawbury - 14/06/62 3 CAACU Exeter - 19/11/62 8 FTS Swinderby - 02/03/64 1 FTS Linton-on-Ouse "67" - 06/01/66 27 MU Shawbury - 14/02/67 CATCS Shawbury "N" - 02/02/71 sold to St Albans College - flown Shawbury-Hatfield, final flight time 2456 hours - 07/92 sold to de Havilland Aviation and moved by late 92 to Bridgend - 14/09/95 reg G-OBLN - by 05/03 to Pencoed - 14/05/04 to Rochester, Kent. Stored, dismantled in warehouse - 14/02/05 reg cancelled - 09/07/18 to St Athan - 26/11/18 reg G-OBLN to Jonathan Vivash
G-OBLN/XE956 Vampire T.11
Picture credit Keith Morgan
G-OBLN
Picture credit StuC

G-RAFI/XP672 BAC Jet Provost T.4

MSN PAC/W/17641 - 28/09/62 Awaiting Collection - 02/10/62 2 FTS Syerston - 24/02/65 CAW Manby - 20/05/69 Cat.3R - 22/50/69 repair on site by 60 MU - 12/06/69 CAW Manby - 04/09/70 CATCS Shawbury - 15/02/72 CAW Manby - 27/11/73 School of Refresher Flying Manby/Leeming - 19/12/75 allocated 8458M - 15/01/76 1 SoTT Halton - 03/92 tendered for disposal - by 08/92 at Jurby, Isle of Man - 18/12/92 reg G-RAFI to R MacGregor Muir, Ramsey, IoM - 04/98 to Bournemouth - 09/11/98 reg to Glenn Lacey, Epsom - 27/02/99 first flight post restoration - mid 99 North Weald - 02/11/99 reg to Richard Everett, Sproughton -  02/04/03 Everett Aero Bentwaters - 15/05/09 Nottingham University, Retford as GIA - 22/11/10 reg cancelled - 29/07/11 Bruntingthorpe -  09/04/18 to St Athan
XP672
Picture credit Gary Spoors/GJD Services
G-RAFI
Picture credit IanG


G-SDEV/XK895 de Havilland Sea Devon C.20

MSN 04472 - 17/04/56 dd to AHU Lossiemouth - 10/07/56 FOFT Yeovilton - 08/11/56 728 NAS Hal Far - 07/05/57 AHU Lossiemouth - 25/06/57 Station Flight Lee-on-Solent - 16/03/59 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 09/07/59 AHU Lossiemouth - 23/08/60 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - by 10/65 Station Flight Linton-on-Ouse - 20/09/66 NARIU Lee-on-Solent - 05/03/68 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 21/02/69 Station Flight Culdrose - 05/04/73 RNAY Belfast - 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 01/02/74 Station Flight Culdrose - 02/78 5 MU Kemble - 11/08/78 NATIU Lee-on-Solent - 13/03/79 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 25/03/815 MU Kemble - by 01/83 Station Flight Culdrose - 18/12/89 to storage at RAF Shawbury - 09/03/90 sold - 29/03/90 reg G-SDEV to P Gill & W Gentle and based at Cambridge - 09/95 to Bruntingthorpe for storage pre-disposal - 13/10/96 flown to Swansea - 19/11/96 reg to de Havilland Aviation, Bridgend - 30/07/98 reg to J Jones, Pencoed - 24/09/98 auctioned for £35,000 - late 98 flown to Shoreham - 03/12/98 reg to Wyndeham Press Group, Hove - by 09/03 at Kemble - 20/06/05 reg to Aviation Heritage Ltd, Coventry - by 10/11 at Coventry - 13/02/13 to Newquay by road for Classic Air Force Museum - 2015 to Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre - 08/07/18 to St Athan
G-SDEV
Picture credit StuC
G-SDEV
Picture credit IanG


N858WL Boeing 737-406

MSN 24858/1903 - ff 25/07/90 - dd 21/08/90 to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as PH-BDW - wfu 19/09/11 - to Willis Lease Finance Corp 10/11/11 as N858WL - ferried Amsterdam-Bruntingthorpe 16/11/11 - reg cancelled 04/12/14 - reduced to forward fuselage - to SWAM St Athan 12/01/19
N530WL
Picture credit RichT 

WK128 English Electric Canberra B.2

MSN R3/EA3/6642 - 18/06/54 awaiting collection - 23/06/54 delivered - 1958 RRE Pershore, used as a jamming aircraft for "window" launching tests, then guided weapons fusing and, later, laser designation research - 1975 withdrawn from use - 02/77 by road to Flight Refuelling Aviation, Tarrant Rushton, overhauled and modified for Beech AQM-37A "Stilletto" trials - 1978 RAE Llanbedr, modified with target towing equipment - c2003 withdrawn from use for spares recovery - 02/04 offered for tender - 11/04 broken-up at Llanbedr, cockpit saved - late 04 to Pershore, Worcs - 16/04/19 to SWAM, St Athan
WK128
Picture credit StuC

XV582 McDonnell Douglas F-4K-36-MC Phantom FG.1 "Black Mike"

MSN 9336/3253 - 11/01/69 first flight - 05/05/69 delivered to RAF in USA - 09/05/69 delivered to 23 MU Aldergrove - 08/07/69 Leuchars Conversion Flight (became 43 Sqn) - 01/09/69 43 Sqn "582", "F" by 02/70 - 23/08/72 to HSA Holme-on-Spalding Moor for Mods - 13/10/72 43 Sqn "F" - 08/10/76 to Disposal Account for Cat.3R repair - 03/11/76 43 Sqn "F" - 31/10/79 to HSA Holme-on-Spalding Moor - 09/04/80 43 Sqn "F" - 11/03/81 loaned to 111 Sqn - 06/04/81 to St Athan MU for Major Servicing and repaint in grey scheme - 31/07/81 43 Sqn "F" - 25/01/84 to St Athan MU for Mods - 20/02/84 43 Sqn "F" - 09/10/85 to St Athan MU for Major Servicing - 16/12/85 test flight at St Athan - 20/12/85 43 Sqn "F" recoded to "AF" - 24/02/88 flown Lands End-John O"Groats in a World Record 46 mins 44 secs (590 miles at 757 mph), first RAF Phantom to exceed 5000 hours during the flight (crew pilot W/Cdr John Brady and navigator Flt Lt Michael Pugh) - 25/04/88 to Disposal Account for Cat.3 Minor repair - 16/05/88 43 Sqn "AF" - 31/07/89 111 Sqn after disbandment of 43 Sqn - 09/90 painted black overall coded "M" for Leuchars Battle of Britain Airshow in tribute to the black 111 Sqn Hunters of 1950s - 09/90 228 OCU afer disbandment of 111 Sqn - 06/09/90 allocated 9066M for use as Weapons Loading Trainer, but authorised for further basic display flying due to its popularity - 16/02/92 final flight - 02/92 preserved with 111 Sqn/RAF Leuchars, later stored in HAS - 05/16 purchased by Gary Spoors, remained at Leuchars - 25/10/17 to RAF Cosford for restoration and RAF 100th Anniversary display - 20/11/18 to St Athan
XV582
Picture credit StuC
XV582
Picture credit IanG   


XW420 BAC Jet Provost T.5A

MSN EEP/JP/1042 - 28/10/71 Awaiting Collection - 29/10/71 RAFC Cranwell - 12/05/72 Cat.3R - 06/06/72 repair on site by 71 MU - 19/07/72 RAFC Cranwell - 14/05/74 BAC Warton for conversion to T.5A - 06/10/74  RAFC Cranwell - 16/06/80 5 MU Kemble - 15/07/80 BFTS Cranwell - 17/07/86 St Athan Station Flight - 02/09/86 FTS Cranwell - 05/01/88 CWP Scampton - 16/05/88 FTS Cranwell - 07/06/93 allocated 9194M as GIA - 15/06/93 2 SoTT Cosford "MU" - 24/11/94 renamed 1 SoTT - 01/04/04 renamed DCAE Cosford - 25/06/13 to Woodvale as Gate Guard - 08/09/17 to St Athan
XW420
Picture credit IanG
XW420
Picture credit IanG


XZ729 Westland Lynx HMA.8

MSN WA.202 - 29/10/80 first flight as HAS.2 - 11/11/80 delivered to NASU Yeovilton - 27/02/81 WHL Yeovil for fit of MAD gear - 14/07/81 NASU Yeovilton - 04/08/81 815 NAS 230/SST Flt "304/MAD 1" for MAD trials - 12/10/81 221/Broadsword Flt "BW-346" - 16/09/81 202/Southampton Flt loan "307" - 02/11/81 221/Broadsword Flt "BW-346" - 11/01/82 220/Brilliant Flt "BT-342" - 02/04/82 whilst on Exercise Springtrain operating from Gibraltar, Brilliant ordered directly to the South Atlantic for Falklands Conflict duties - 25/04/82 attacked Argentine submarine "Santa Fe" off Grytviken, South Georgia with GPMG fire - 08-09/05/82 operated from HMS Glasgow - 21/05/82 transferred temporarily to Broadsword Flt - 25/05/82 Broadsword attacked by two Grupo 5 A-4 Skyhawks. Of the four bombs dropped, three missed, but the fourth bounced off the sea, penetrated the hull and carried on up through the flight deck, taking the nose of XZ729 with it. The bomb continued over the ship's side and into the sea, still without exploding - 11/06/82 lifted by Sea King to MV Atlantic Causeway, sailing to UK 13/07/82, arriving at Devonport 27/07/82 - 28/07/82 offloaded - 03/08/82 by road to RNAY Fleetlands for Cat.4 repair - 05/83 FAA Museum Yeovilton for Falklands display - by 16/08/83 by road to RNAY Fleetlands for completion of repairs - 05/07/84 NASU Yeovilton - n19/09/84 815 NAS Portland - by 26/09/84 205/Avenger Flt - early 85 815 NAS HQ Flt "306" - 10/10/85 242/Phoebe Flt "377/Eva P" - 10/07/86 by road from Portland to NASU Yeovilton for HAS.3 conversion - 02/10/86 by road to Portland, 242/Phoebe Flt "PB-471/Eva P" - 14/12/90 243/Argonaut Flt "AT-466" - 24/03/93 702 NAS Portland "642" - 27/07/93 RNAY Fleetlands for conversion to HAS.3S - 06/01/94 702 NAS Portland "632" - 31/03/95 AMG Portland - 02/11/95 702 NAS "302" - 07/06/99 DARA Fleetlands for conversion to HMA.8, first flight 20/11/01 - 10/12/01 AMG Yeovilton - 01/01/02 815 NAS LOEU Yeovilton "318" - 22/07/03 702 NAS LOEU Yeovilton "318" - 23/02/04 AMG Yeovilton - 07/09/04 203/Argyll Flt - 24/01/05 227/Richmond Flt - 15/04/05 228/Nottingham Flt "417" - 16/06/05 702 NAS Yeovilton loan "417" - 02/09/05 228/Nottingham Flt "417" - 21/07/06 DARA Fleetlands for DAS Mods - 22/08/06 228/Nottingham Flt "417" - 28/09/06 200/Gloucester Flt "417" - 02/11/06 DARA Fleetlands - 18/01/07 228/Nottingham Flt "417" - 02/05/07 215 St.Albans Flt temp - 16/05/07 702 NAS Yeovilton temp "675" - 03/07/07 by road to DARA Fleetlands - 01/04/08 206/Portland Flt "675" later "426" - 07/05/08 VAHS Fleetlands for Cat.3 repair - 19/05/08 Agusta-Westland Yeovil for mods - 08/08/08 QinetiQ Boscombe Down - 19/09/08 VAHS Fleetlands - 21/10/08 206/Portland Flt "426" - 23/07/09 VAHS Fleetlands - 08/10/09 MAGE Fairoaks for SRU mods - 02/02/10 202/Cumberland Flt "350" - 07/03/10 LOST Yeovilton for mods and Cat.3 repair - 21/09/10 228/Iron Duke Flt "IR-404" - by 08/11/10 202/Cumberland Flt - 2011-2013 815 NAS Ships Flts - 07/13 203/Montrose Flt "MM-415" - c10/13 229/Dauntless Flt "415" - 2013 211/Argyll Flt - c12/13 VAHS Fleetlands - 02/10/14 229/Dauntless Flt "DT-452" - early 2016 withdrawn from use NAS Yeovilton - 25/02/16 by road to St Athan for storage - 11/18 by road to Middle Wallop for storage - 15/04/19 by road to St Athan for storage - 15/04/19 to SWAM for temporary display still as "DT-452"
XZ729
Picture credit StuC

ZA195 British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA/2

MSN 41H-912034 - built as FRS.1 - 09/09/82 first flight - 01/11/82 BAe Dunsfold - 25/01/84 899 NAS SU - 03/05/84 899 NAS "710" (12 month MOD(PE) loan) - 29/07/85 BAe Dunsfold for trials and conversion to F/A.2 prototype DB.1 - 19/09/88 first flight as F/A.2 - 17/01/90 A&AEE charge at Dunsfold - by 16/04/98 to Boscombe Down - returned to Dunsfold - 21/08/00 to BAe Warton by road - 13/05/02 to DARA St Athan by road for storage - 24/09/02 to AMG Yeovilton by road for spares recovery - 13/11/02 FAA Museum Cobham Hall - 2004 purchased by Gary Spoors - 04/05 to Wycombe Air Park - 09/03/06 to FAST Farnborough on loan - 21/02/08 to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum on loan - 03/07/19 to SWAM
ZA195
Picture credit IanG

ZA326 Panavia Tornado GR.1P

MSN BT006/3008 - 31/07/80 APU fire during ground tests at Warton requiring new rear fuselage - 31/03/83 first flight - 26/05/83 delivered RAE Bedford - 27/03/94 A&AEE Boscombe Down - 13/12/05 final flight and stored Boscombe Down - 08/05/13 purchased by Elliott Atkins and donated to Panavia Tornado Preservation Group - 01/10/13 by road to Bruntingthorpe - 27/10/18 to St Athan
ZA326
Picture credit StuC
ZA326
Picture credit IanG   


ZG822 Westland Sea King HC.4

MSN WA1003 - 18/09/90 first flight - 15/10/90 delivered to AMG Yeovilton - 28/10/90 846 NAS - 16/11/90 848 NAS "WF" - 03/12/90 painted in desert pink scheme - 21/12/90 flown to Southampton/Marchwood Docks and shipped to the Gulf in MV Atlantic Conveyor II - ??/91 re-coded "WO" in Gulf - 02/04/91 flown Southampton Marchwood-Yeovilton after return to UK in RFA Argus - 04/91 846 NAS "WO" later "VM" - by 16/04/91 painted in Olive Drab scheme - 21/04/91 shipped to Gulf in RFA Argus for Operation Haven in Iraq - 19/07/91 returned to UK - 22/03/92 drifted to port whilst landing troops and sank into snow covered gulley causing main rotor blades to strike ground at Death Valley near Markensdalen, Norway - 03/92 airlifted by HMH-464 CH-53E to RFA Sir Galahad for return to UK - 31/03/92 offloaded Sir Galahad and by road to MASU Lee-on-Solent - 01/04/92 by road to AMG Yeovilton for Cat.4 repair - by 16/09/93 846 NAS "VN" - 04/10/95 RNAY Fleetlands for refinish - 02/11/95 846 NAS "VN" - 09/11/95 RNAY Fleetlands - 14/11/95 846 NAS "VN" - 12/01/96 AMG Yeovilton - by 23/02/96 846 NAS "VN" - by 09/12/96 AMG Yeovilton - 01/05/97 848 NAS "ZN" - 01/09/97 846 NAS "VN" - 20/01/99 845 NAS loan - 10/03/99 846 NAS "VN" - 06/08/01 DARA Fleetlands - 20/03/03 846 NAS "VN" - 13/01/03 845 NAS "(Y)N" shipped to Iraq - ??/03 846 NAS "(V)N" - 08/10/03 returned to UK  -  08/11/04 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 05/01/05 846 NAS "VN" - 05/04/05 AMG Yeovilton - 14/10/05 848 NAS "WS" - 05/06/07 CHFMU Yeovilton - 06/07/07 848 NAS "WS" - 07/01/08 AMG Yeovilton - 06/05/08  848 NAS "WS" - 05/01/09 CHFMU Yeovilton - 09/03/09 848 NAS "WS" - 02/02/10 VAHS Fleetlands - 01/11/10 848 NAS "WS" - by 04/12 wfu to HMS Sultan, Gosport - 27/11/13 to Bruntingthorpe - 11/04/18 to St Athan
ZG822/WS Sea King HC.4
Picture credit Keith Morgan
ZG822
Picture credit StuC

Outside Storage visible, but no public access

(B-HUE) Boeing 747-467 flightdeck

MSN 27117/970 - ff 30/03/93 as N60697 - dd 07/05/93 to Cathay Pacific Airways as VR-HUE - re-reg B-HUE 07/08/97 - wfu 29/12/14 - ferried Hong Kong-Manchester-Bruntingthorpe 04-05/01/15 - broken up , flightdeck saved - to St Athan 12/01/19
Flightdeck
Picture credit StuC

(B-HUI) Boeing 747-467 flightdeck

MSN 27230/1033 - ff 03/06/94 - dd 10/06/94 to Cathay Pacific Airways as VR-HUI - re-reg B-HUI 01/09/97 - wfu 30/09/16 - ferried Hong Kong-Manchester-Bruntingthorpe 27-31/10/16 - broken up 07/17 , flightdeck saved - to St Athan 12/01/19
B-HUI
Picture credit RichT

(G-AVFM) Hawker-Siddeley HS.121 Trident 2E

MSN 2152 - 25/03/69 first flight as G-AVFM - 25/04/69 delivered to BEA - 01/04/74 to British Airways - 13/01/84 final flight to Bristol Lulsgate for Brunel Technical College as GIA - 05/04 broken up by GJD Services, cockpit to Cove, Hampshire - by 03/12 to Pershore, Worcs - 16/04/19 to SWAM, St Athan
G-AVFM
Picture credit StuC

(G-BDXG) Boeing 747-236B flightdeck

MSN 21536/328 - ff 02/06/78 - dd 16/06/78 to British Airways - to European Aircharter 07/02/02 - leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines 01/03-05/03 - leased to Volare Airlines/Air Europe Italy 06/04/04-17/04/04 - stored Bournemouth 07/04 - broken up 06/05/08, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 08 - to St Athan 18
G-BDXG
Picture credit IanG

(G-CEAG) Boeing 737-229 flightdeck

MSN 21136/420 - ff 12/06/75 - dd 25/06/75 to SABENA as OO-SDL (reg 12/06/75 canx 06/06/00) - to European Aircharter 06/00 as G-CEAG (reg 06/06/00 canx 23/01/09) - wfu Bournemouth - broken up 06/09, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 09 - to St Athan 18
Boeing 737
Picture credit StuC   

(G-MKCA) Boeing 747-2B5BF flightdeck

MSN 22482/484 - ff 17/10/80 - dd 13/11/80 to Korean Airlines as HL7454 - con to freighter 09/91 - to Boeing Aircraft Holding Company 15/05/02 as N207BA - to MK Airlines 31/05/02 as 9G-MKM - re-reg G-MKCA 30/01/08 - wfu 03/09 and ferried to Kemble 07/08/09 - broken up 01/16, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 16 - to St Athan 18
G-BDXH
Picture credit IanG
G-MKCA
Picture credit IanG

(M25-04) Scottish Aviation Bulldog 102

MSN BH.100-127 - 10/02/72 first flight - 72 delivered to Royal Malasian Air Force as FM1224 - re-serialled M25-04 - 1998 sold - to UK - Military Aircraft Spares Ltd, Taunton - sold and used as spares source - by 11/17 gutted fuselage outside Lyneham Flying Club, Kemble - 04/19 purchased by R.Tregear, St Athan - 30/06/19 moved to SWAM for restoration
M25-04
Picture credit StuC

(N747KD) Boeing 747-236F flightdeck

MSN 22306/480 - ff 19/09/80 - dd 30/09/80 to British Airways as G-KILO - to Cathay Pacific Cargo 15/03/82 as VR-HVY - re-reg B-HVY 21/10/97 - wfu 03/08 - ferried Hong Kong-Kemble 28-29/04/08 - to Midair S.A. 02/05/08 as N747KD - broken up 23/10/08, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 08 - to St Athan 18
0172
Picture credit Paul Hughes

XL472 Fairy Gannet AEW.3

MSN F.9441 - 04/11/59 first flight - 30/11/59 retained by Fairey White Waltham - 30/01/60 AHU Culdrose - 11/02/60 849 NAS "A" Flt Culdrose/HMS Ark Royal "R-421" - 05/09/61 AHU Culdrose - 14/10/63 849 NAS HQ Flt Culdrose "CU-415" - 30/11/66 849 NAS HQ Flt Brawdy "BY-760" later "BY-762" - 08/03/71 NASU Lossiemouth - 06/04/71 849 NAS "B" Flt Lossiemouth/Ark Royal "044" later "R-044" - 06/12/78 RAE Farnborough - 06/12/78 A&AEE Boscombe Down Apprentices School - by 04/85 Fire Service Boscombe Down - by 01/87 derelict - 10/90 tendered for sale in MOD clearance - 91 Peter Vallance, Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood - 01/09/13 sold and moved to St Athan as spares source for XL500
XL472
Picture credit Gary Spoors/GJD Aerotech

XM833 Westland Wessex HAS.3

MSN WA14 - 15/03/60 first flight as second full-production HAS.1 - 05/04/60 AHU Culdrose - 07/04/60 700H Flt Culdrose "507" - 08/11/60 rotor blades struck tailcone and ground on start-up at Culdrose, Cat.HY damage - 17/11/60 Westlands Yeovil for Cat.4 repair - 20/01/61 700H Flt Culdrose "507" - 28/03/61 Westlands Yeovil for instrumentation fit - 18/04/61 700H Flt Culdrose "507" - 27/07/61 Westlands Yeovil for Cat.4 reconditioning - 02/08/63 RNAY Fleetlands for storage - 09/09/64 NARIU Lee-on-Solent - 14/09/64 RNAY Fleetlands - c04/65 marked "R-304" for 815 NAS - 06/65 marked "321" - 22/07/65 819 NAS Ballykelly "321" later "531" - 31/03/66 Westlands Yeovil for conversion to HAS.3 - 10/10/67 first flight post conversion - 10/01/68 NASU Culdrose - 01/03/68 814 NAS "V-272" later "H-272" - 07/06/68 tail rotor fold lock failed, tail rotor blades struck tailcone aboard HMS Hermes, Cat.LX damage - 31/03/69 NASU Culdrose for MARTSU repair - 25/04/69 820 NAS "BL-412" - 72 named "Zebedee" - 25/08/72 RNAY Fleetlands for scheduled maintenance - 14/11/73 Arctic Flight - 28/02/74 737 NAS Portland "PO-656" - 06/02/76 RNAY Fleetlands for scheduled maintenance - 24/11/76 RNAY Fleetlands for long term storage - 29/06/81 737 NAS Portland "653" - 24/11/81 RNAY Wroughton for long term storage - 03/11/82 struck off charge, total flying hours as HAS.3 2154.40 - 04/02/83 Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society, Lasham - 24/05/10 North East Aircraft Museum, Usworth - 14/05/19 SWAM St Athan
XM833
Picture credit StuC

XP150 Westland Wessex HAS.3

MSN WA83 - 21/09/62 first flight as HAS.1 - 04/10/62 delivered to HHU Fleetlands - 28/08/63 706 NAS Culdrose - 05/10/63 AHU Culdrose for mods - 02/03/64 RAF Handling Sqn Boscombe Down - 10/03/64 706 NAS Culdrose "CU-506" - 25/01/65 RNAY Fleetlands for flotation gear fit - 01/03/65 706 NAS Culdrose "CU-506" later "CU-576" - 19/04/66 to Westlands Yeovil for conversion to HAS.3, first flight 27/10/67 - 06/02/68 NASU Culdrose - 22/02/68 814 NAS "V-273" later "H-273" - 09/09/69 NASU Culdrose - 17/09/69 814 NAS "H-273" - 13/07/70 RNAY Fleetlands for mods and storage - 07/02/72 NASU Culdrose - 10/05/72 737 NAS Portland - 15/05/72 737 NAS Kent Flt "KE-401" - 16/10/75 RNAY Fleetlands - 15/09/76 NATIU Lee-on-Solent - 04/11/76 737 NAS Portland - 16/11/76 737 NAS Kent Flt "KE-401" - 04/01/77 737 NAS Portland - 29/07/77 737 NAS Antrim Flt "AN-406" - 16/01/79 at Newcastle Airport for fishery protection duties - 01/02/79 to RAF Finningley by road for engine change - 13/02/79 by road to MASU Lee-on-Solent - 16/02/79 by road to RNAS Portland - 26/03/79 RNAY Fleetlands - 01/06/79 737 NAS Portland - 10/06/79 737 NAS Antrim Flt "AN-606" - 30/11/81 737 NAS Portland - 12/01/83 772 NAS - 20/04/83 772 NAS Antrim Flt "AN-406" - 19/01/84 to RNAY Wroughton for storage, total flying hours 4317.20 - 05/07/84 by road to AES Lee-on-Solent - 08/08/84 allocated A2719 as Class GRB training airframe "AN-406" - 05/88 allocated A2764 as Class GR(2) - 08/91 noted outside at Lee-on-Solent - 07/92 noted outside BDRF LoS with many repair patches - 11/92 noted in fire pits as "XP15/LS" with tail unit probably from XP157 - by 25/01/93 to Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh - 22/05/19 to SWAM St Athan
XP150
Picture credit StuC

XV499 McDonnell Douglas F-4M-38-MC Phantom FGR.2 cockpit

MSN 9312/3477 - 07/08/69 first flight - 17/09/69 delivered to RAF in USA - 22/09/69 dd 23 MU Aldergrove - 12/05/70 228 OCU - 04/10/71 6 Sqn "G" - 19/06/72 HSA for Mods - 30/08/72 6 Sqn "G" - 23/09/94 228 OCU "M" - 02/10/74 29 (Designate) Sqn, coded "G" 11/74 - 01/01/75 29 Sqn "G" - 22/05/75 228 OCU - 05/06/75 41 Sqn, coded "O" by 02/09/75 - 22/09/76 60 MU Abingdon - 06/10/76 41 Sqn "O" - 30/12/76 to Wildenrath for 92 Sqn, coded "R" by 01/02/77 - 15/03/78 St Athan MU - 16/06/78 19 Sqn, coded "A" by 11/08/78 - 07/12/78 BAe Holme-on-Spalding Moor - 15/05/79 23 Sqn, coded "L" by 31/05/79 - 03/06/80 St Athan MU for special fit - 17/06/80 23 Sqn "L" - 09/10/80 56 Sqn loan - 05/11/80 23 Sqn "L", recoded "U" by 15/12/80 - 17/06/82 228 OCU - 24/08/82 29 Sqn "R" - 27/06/83 228 OCU - 19/07/83 St Athan MU for Mods - 24/08/83 29 Sqn - 05/10/83 228 OCU, coded "F" by 22/10/83 - 18/07/84 29 Sqn loan - 29/08/84 228 OCU - 11/12/86 St Athan MU for Major Servicing - 09/07/87 delivered to Leuchars - 16/07/87 228 OCU, coded "CF" by mid 08/87 - 18/03/88 to Falkland Islands, but had no chaff/flare fit - 23/03/88 returned to Leuchars and 228 OCU "CF" - 24/10/90 delivered to Wildenrath - 25/01/91 19 Sqn "F" - 14/01/92 delivered to Wattisham - by 11/03/92 74 Sqn "I" - 05/10/92 delivered to Leeming for use as WLT - by 07/93 1435 Flight, RAF Mount Pleasant marks added to the nose - 12/02/13 to Air & Ground Aviation, Hixon. Wings cut off for transport. Auctioned, but fell short of reserve and broken up 01/14 with cockpit saved - 27/06/15 moved to Bruntingthorpe after purchase by Gary Spoors - 25/01/18 to St Athan
XV499
Picture credit StuC

ZD627 Westland Seaking HC.4 cockpit

MSN WA938 - 25/06/84 first flight - 05/07/84 delivered to NASU Culdrose - 23/09/85 707 NAS "ZH" later "ZZ" - by 30/07/88 AMG Yeovilton - c89 707 NAS "ZZ" - 03/03/92 AMG Yeovilton - 24/11/92 707 NAS "ZW" - 16/07/93 tail rotor struck ground during rehearsal for Yeovilton Air Day Commando Assault display, Cat.4 repair - 11/93-03/94 detached to RAF Aldergrove - 11/94 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 01/12/94 846 NAS "VL" - by 17/12/97 AMG Yeovilton - by 03/09/98 846 NAS "VL" - 22/03/00 AMG Yeovilton - 12/10/00 846 NAS "VL" - 26/02/01 845 NAS loan - 19/03/01 846 NAS "VL" - 08/12/03 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 08/12/04 846 NAS "VR" - 16/05/05 CHFMU Yeovilton for mods - 23/05/05 846 NAS "VR" - 01/09/06 845 NAS loan - 19/09/06 846 NAS - 20/05/07 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 20/07/07 CHFMU Yeovilton - 12/09/07 848 NAS "WO" - 03/09/08 VAHS Fleetlands - 16/07/09 848 NAS "WO" - 20/09/10 CHFMY Yeovilton - 10/11/10 848 NAS "WO" - 12/10/12 wfu to HMS Sultan, Gosport - 26/11/13 Bruntingthorpe - 12/14 cockpit removed - 02/15 fuselage used as film prop - by 11/15 fuselage to White Waltham - c10/18 cockpit to St Athan
........ Sea King Nose
Picture credit Keith Morgan

BAe Hawk cockpit Simulator

History unknown - 16/04/19 to SWAM, St Athan from Pershore, Worcs
Hawk Simulator
Picture credit StuC

Storage/Restoration Hangar - no public access at current time

(G-APXX)/"VH-FDT" de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover II

MSN 5014 - 1951 built in Sidney, Australia as VH-EAS - 12/60 purchased by Air Navigation & Trading Company Ltd, Blackpool (Squires Gate) Airport - 19/09/61 arrived at Liverpool Docks by sea and roaded to Squires Gate - 15/12/61 registered G-APXX but reportedly never used - 19/05/67 moved to Southend for preservation by the predecessors of the museum - 1971 Historic Aircraft Museum, Southend "VH-FDT" - 26/11/73 reg cancelled as PWFU - 10/05/83 auctioned on museum closure and sold to Doug Arnold for £1,700 - mid 83 Warbirds of Great Britain, Blackbushe - by 07/85 Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society, Lasham - late 2009 sold to Parkhouse Aviation on museum closure - by 10/10 moved to Wycombe Air Park - 05/08/13 arrived at St Athan - 06/19 to SWAM
VH-FDT Drover (Really VH-EAS)
Picture credit Keith Morgan

(G-BDXH) Boeing 747-236B flightdeck

MSN 21635/365 - ff 19/03/79 - dd 27/03/79 to British Airways - on 24 June 1982, whilst operating flight BA009 flight from London Heathrow to Auckland, the aircraft flew into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung (approximately 110 miles (180 km) south-east of Jakarta, Indonesia), resulting in the failure of all four engines. The reason for the failure was not immediately apparent to the crew or air traffic control. The aircraft was diverted to Jakarta in the hope that enough engines could be restarted to allow it to land there. The aircraft glided out of the ash cloud, and all engines were restarted (although one failed again soon after), allowing the aircraft to land safely at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta - wfu 1 Oct 2001 and ferried to BAMC Cardiff 02/10/10 - sold to European Aircharter 20/01/02 - wfu 09/03/04 and stored at Bristol Filton - ferried to Exeter 14/10/04 - ferried to Bournemouth 12/11/04 - broken up 07/09, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 08 - to St Athan 18
G-BDXH
Picture credit IanG

WD293 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10

MSN C1/0233, line number DHB.f11 - 21/12/50 Awaiting Collection from de Havilland, Broughton - 28/12/50 1 Basic Flying Training School, RAF Booker coded "14" - 19/05/53 10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington - 05/01/54 School of Maritime Reconnaissance, RAF St.Mawgan coded "L" - 18/09/56 Maritime HQ, Chatham. Based at Rochester - 17/02/58 22 Maintenance Unit, RAF Silloth, for refurbishment - 10/12/58 5 Maintenance Unit, RAF Kemble, probably for repainting, as the overall silver/yellow training bands scheme was being phased out for a more high visiblity colour scheme - 01/06/59 St.Andrews UAS, RAF Leuchars. Issued for their summer camp at Tangmere (5 June-4 July) - 06/07/59 (Perth UAS, Perth Scone) Note: entry as per RAF Record Card, no such Unit existed. Possibly it was issued to Glasgow UAS [then based at Perth] for their summer camp at Valley [15 July -19 August] and then returned to Perth for allocation to St Andrews UAS - 02/09/59 St.Andrews UAS, RAF Leuchars - 16/09/59 22 Maintenance Unit, RAF Silloth, for refurbishment - 20/06/60 Queens University Belfast UAS, Sydenham. One of six issued to the UAS to supplement their four unit strength Chipmunks for Summer Camp at Lyneham. It was flown to Sydenham on 20/06/60 from Silloth for acceptance and air tests and departed Sydenham on 24/06 with the 9 other Chipmunks for Lyneham. Bad weather caused a diversion to Kemble - 04/07/60 Struck Off Charge as CAT.5C due to fatigued engine mounting bulkhead, discovered whilst the a/c was on Summer Camp at Lyneham - 07/07/60 allocated 7645M - 07/07/60 3 AEF, Bristol Filton, soon reduced to PAX trainer - 31/07/74 2308 (Cwmbran) Sqn ATC - by 04/89 loaned to 1367 (Caerleon) Sqn ATC - by 10/98 210 (Newport) Sqn ATC - by 06/04 30F (Cardiff) Sqn ATC - c05/09 254 (Aberdare) Sqn ATC - 12/07/10 South Wales Aviation Group, St Athan - 16/01/19 moved on loan to South Wales Aviation Museum, St Athan
WD293-3
WD293 on arrival at St.Athan on 12/07/10 -Picture credit IanG

WZ869 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10

MSN C1/0900 - 25/06/53 delivered to 9 MU Cosford - 25/08/53 Comm Sqn Colerne - 08/01/54 10 MU Hullavington - 22/06/55 Durham UAS - 26/06/56 22 MU Silloth - 16/05/56 Oxford UAS - 22/08/56 20 MU Ashton Down - 15/05/57 5 MU Kemble - 07/10/57 Dishforth Stn Flt - 15/12/57 27 MU Shawbury - 03/05/60 RAFC - 02/09/65 1 FTS - 20/05/68 crash-landed at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorks after the engine failed to pick up during an overshoot. The student had inadvertently turned off the fuel and ignition. The pilot was demonstrating an engine failure after take-off and then opened the throttle but there was no response from the engine. The pilot then asked the student if the switches were on and he replied that they were. The pilot then attempted again but without success and so a forced landing was made short of the airfield. In the subsequent investigation, it transpired that the student had misunderstood some comments made by the instructor pilot so had closed the ignition switches and only put them back on when asked if they were on by the pilot. The exercise had not been briefed beforehand and the student's inexperience was a contributing factor - deemed to be beyond economical repair, and struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) - reduced to cockpit section - 05/06/68 allocated 8019M to 391 (Wilmslow) Sqn ATC, Handforth, Cheshire as "Chippax" - c97 departed to ? - 28/07/07 sold to South Moulton, Devon - 18/07/08 to Bruntingthorpe - 18/08/08 to Leicester, restored and extended "6" - to Bruntingthorpe - mid 2018 to St Athan
WZ869/6 Chipmunk T.10
Picture credit Keith Morgan

XV104 Vickers VC-10 C.1K flightdeck

MSN 834 - 14/07/67 first flight - 03/08/67 delivered to 10 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton - 11/11/68 named 'James McCudden VC' in a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton - 31/05/72 carried the body of the Duke of Windsor from Paris to RAF Benson - 19/06/82 carried wounded soldiers from the Welsh Guards and 2/3 PARA from Montevideo to RAF Brize Norton - 07-08/10/91 returned journalist John McCarthy to the UK after five years as a hostage in Lebanon - 09/02/94 first flight after conversion to C.1K tanker/transport - 14/02/94 re-delivered to 10 Squadron - 14/10/05 transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, coded 'U' - 07/06 painted with special tail artwork to celebrate 40 years of VC-10 operation - 04/07/12 withdrawn from service and flown to Bruntingthorpe. Total time: 38383.30 hours - early 2013 broken-up at Bruntingthorpe, flightdeck saved - 26/01/19 moved to SWAM, St Athan
XV104
Picture credit IanG

XV109 Vickers VC-10 C.1K cockpit

MSN 839 - 18/07/68 first flight - 01/08/68 delivered to 10 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, named 'Arthur Scarf VC' - 19-22/12/87 flew from the UK to the Falklands Islands via Ascension Island, returning again over the next two days, setting four FAI ratified speed records. Captained by John Halstead and John Knapp - 24-25/11/91 returned Jackie Mann to RAF Lyneham via Damascus, Syria, after more than two years as a hostage in Lebanon - 20/05/93 first flight after conversion to C.1K tanker/transport - 25/05/93 re-delivered to 10 Squadron - 14/10/05 transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, coded 'Z' - 06/04/10 withdrawn from service and flown to Bruntingthorpe. Total time: 38598 hours - 06/10 broken-up at Bruntingthorpe, cockpit saved - 26/01/19 moved to SWAM, St Athan
XV109
Picture credit IanG

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