XL616 served various RAF units during its career from 1959, but at the time of this photo was in use with the ETPS. Withdrawn after 1985 and registered G-BWIE in 10.95, then exported to Sweden in 6.98 as SE-DXH and continued flying in private hands, still in RAF camouflage and markings
Here with 79 Shadow Sqdn/229 OCU (1 TWU), this 1956-build Hunter was rebuilt to FGA.9 (F6A) standard by HSA and was exported to Kenya in 6.74 as an FGA.80 where it joined the Air Force with serial 803, but was written off on 27.7.82
Looking immaculate and awaiting departure with high-ranking RAF officers after the BoB show. To G-BNPU 6.87, parked at Shoreham and later stored with at Baginton for Air Atlantique Classic Flight before being moved to the Compton Verney area
The only time I ever saw a Javelin fly (other than in school athletics), XH897 of "A" Fighter Test Squadron A&AEE is seen here departing after static display at the 1971 Coltishall BoB Day. Now of course a well-known exhibit at Duxford. Taken with a borrowed 400mm of dubious quality, but a unique slide in my collection.