ZG476 'AP' heads this line-up of four visiting Harrier GR7s from 3 Squadron, seen here sitting by the roadside at Leuchars during a lunch stop. RAF Germany Harriers and Tornadoes were regularly visitors to the Fife base in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This particular airframe was written off on 19 February 1996 when it crashed on final approach to RAF Wittering. Happily, the pilot was able to eject and survived with only minor injuries. Scanned from a print.
Photographed on 43 Squadron's flightline just a few days from the unit's disbandment. Despite being one of the RAF's most famous Battle of Britain Fighter Squadrons and having defended the UK's skies during the Cold War, incredibly, "The Fighting Cocks" have not been reformed since.
This was a unique aircraft is US Navy service, and was an infrequent visitor to Scotland's three main RAF bases during the Nineties. Operated by the Fleet Tactical Readiness Group (FTRG) when this shot was taken. Scanned from a print.