The VC10, together with the Lockheed TriStar, was replaced in RAF service by the Airbus Voyager KC2/KC3 under the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft Project. The VC10 was withdrawn from service by the end of March 2013, making this visit to Leuchars Airshow the last ever opportunity to see the "grand old lady" of the RAF in public in Scotland.
Five ex-British Airways Super VC-10s in storage at RAF Abingdon, awaiting conversion to K.4 tankers for the RAF. They had been at Abingdon since at least 1982. Hard to believe that these would fly again, but they did! The closest aircraft is unidentifiable, G-ASGM is the aircraft on the right, behind it. It became the RAF's ZD241 with 101 Sq.