279 results found
Registration / Serial:XS456
Military Code:DX
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning T5
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):B1/95016
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Last Lightning Show, Binbrook 1987
Photo Date:22 August 1987
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:79072
View count: 36
Seen in company with Lightnings XP764 of the RAF and the BAe-operated XP693 at the rain-soaked Last Lightning Show.
Registration / Serial:XS456
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning T5
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):B1/95016
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:22 August 1987
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning T5
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:78762
View count: 31
Several withdrawn Lightnings parked on a disused runway as decoys.
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning T5
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XN726
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F2A
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Old Sarum (EGLS)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
Photo Date:24 October 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:78696
View count: 55
This Lightning was delivered in 1963 to the Air Fighting Development Squadron (AFDS) at RAF Birnbrook. Some 3 yrs later, after having flown only 277 hours, she was returned to Warton for upgrade to F.2A standard, after which she was delivered to 19 Squadron at RAF Guttersloh. After the Lightnings in West Germany were replaced by F-4s, XN726 was trucked to Shoreburyness for use as a target in armament testing. Fortunately the nose was saved prior to the remains of the airframe being scrapped.
Registration / Serial:XN726
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F2A
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Old Sarum (EGLS)
Photo Date:24 October 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:XP764
Military Code:AR
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95192
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Mildenhall Air Fete 1983
Photo Date:28 May 1983
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:78558
View count: 36
No. 5 Squadron. This aircraft is reported to have been scrapped at Binbrook in late 1987.
Registration / Serial:XP764
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95192
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:28 May 1983
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XP753
Military Code:X
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95181
City / Airport:Alconbury (EGWZ / AYH) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:USAF At Home Day 1975
Photo Date:28 June 1975
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Photo ID:78538
View count: 42
In natural metal finish, operated by 5 Squadron.
Registration / Serial:XP753
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95181
City / Airport:Alconbury (EGWZ / AYH) (closed)
Photo Date:28 June 1975
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Registration / Serial:XP706
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95160
City / Airport:Doncaster (EGCI) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Aeroventure
Photo Date:26 July 2018
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:77557
View count: 44
This Lightning was delivered to the RAF in June 1964, serving until July 1985 when it went into storage/ground instruction at Birnbrook. The frame was moved to various places around the country for storage or display but has now been in the storage area of the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum/Aeroventure for some time.
Registration / Serial:XP706
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95160
City / Airport:Doncaster (EGCI) (closed)
Photo Date:26 July 2018
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:XR754
Military Code:BC
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95219
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Mildenhall Air Fete 1988
Photo Date:28 May 1988
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:77505
View count: 59
Operated by No. 11 Squadron. The pilot's name beneath the cockpit is that of Flt. Lt. Ian Black, who has published a number of excellent books featuring Lightning photos that he took during his RAF career.
Registration / Serial:XR754
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95219
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:28 May 1988
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XR757
Military Code:AL
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95222
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:77422
View count: 42
Leading a formation of five Lightnings in a rare formation display. This was a non-public event to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Lightning's entry into RAF service but I have not succeeded in finding any internet references to it.
Registration / Serial:XR757
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95222
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XP749
Military Code:DA
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95177
City / Airport:Doncaster / Sheffield - Robin Hood (EGCN / DSA)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Battle of Britain At Home Day Finningley 1983
Photo Date:17 September 1983
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:77028
View count: 66
Registration / Serial:XP749
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95177
City / Airport:Doncaster / Sheffield - Robin Hood (EGCN / DSA)
Photo Date:17 September 1983
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:XP753
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95181
City / Airport:Valley - Anglesey (EGOV / VLY)Map
Region / Country:Wales, United Kingdom
Event:RAF Valley Open Day 1983
Photo Date:13 August 1983
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76719
View count: 103
Just airborne and banking sharply right to begin its display. This Lightning and pilot were lost only a matter of days later, on 26 August, when the Lightning crashed into the sea near Scarborough.
Registration / Serial:XP753
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95181
City / Airport:Valley - Anglesey (EGOV / VLY)
Photo Date:13 August 1983
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:53-686
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F53
Operator / Titles:Saudi Arabia - Air Force
C/n (msn):95291
City / Airport:Norwich - International (EGSH / NWI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:City of Norwich Aviation Museum
Photo Date:16 September 2005
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76631
View count: 41
Preserved at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum and now wearing its original Saudi colours.
Registration / Serial:53-686
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F53
Operator / Titles:Saudi Arabia - Air Force
C/n (msn):95291
City / Airport:Norwich - International (EGSH / NWI)
Photo Date:16 September 2005
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XR718
Military Code:BK1
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95201
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76530
View count: 42
No. 11 Squadron. A late adjustment to line up on very short final for runway 03.
Registration / Serial:XR718
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95201
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:WG760
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning P1A
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95001
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RAF Binbrook Open Day 1982
Photo Date:28 August 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76230
View count: 56
First British aircraft to exceed Mach 1 in level flight, on 11 August 1954. Now preserved at Cosford.
Registration / Serial:WG760
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning P1A
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95001
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:28 August 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:8188M
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning P1B
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95016
City / Airport:Manston - Kent International (EGMH / MSE)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 April 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76191
View count: 43
One of 20 pre-production Lightnings, this aircraft first flew 10 April 1959 with serial XG327 and was used on test duties throughout its career. It was withdrawn from use in 1971 and became an instructional airframe. When seen here at Manston it had been shorn of wings and fin and was just a shell.
Registration / Serial:8188M
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning P1B
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95016
City / Airport:Manston - Kent International (EGMH / MSE)
Photo Date:10 April 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XR727
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95210
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RAF Binbrook Open Day 1982
Photo Date:28 August 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76176
View count: 34
Jacked up to allow aircraft systems to be demonstrated. This Lightning was scrapped at Wildenrath, Germany in 1992.
Registration / Serial:XR727
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95210
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:28 August 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XP702
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95156
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RAF Binbrook Open Day 1982
Photo Date:27 August 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76172
View count: 53
At a base open day, wearing fresh air defence camouflage.
Registration / Serial:XP702
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95156
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:27 August 1982
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XP693
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95116
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76130
View count: 43
Operated by BAe as a test aircraft and chase plane, this Lightning never saw actual RAF service.
Registration / Serial:XP693
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95116
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XP707
Military Code:DB
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95161
City / Airport:Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Event:Lossiemouth Open Day 1986
Photo Date:12 July 1986
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76084
View count: 45
Operated by the Lightning Training Flight, and being prepared here for a display flight. This aircraft was lost on 21 March 1987 when the pilot ejected overhead Binbrook, having lost control during a display practice.
Registration / Serial:XP707
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95161
City / Airport:Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)
Photo Date:12 July 1986
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XR757
Military Code:AL
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95222
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76077
View count: 42
Breaking formation to land. The other aircraft in the formation were XR772/AD, XR763/AE, XR770/AA and XR760/BD.
Registration / Serial:XR757
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95222
City / Airport:Binbrook (EGXB / GSY) (closed)
Photo Date:11 August 1984
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:XR720
Military Code:DA
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95203
City / Airport:Greenham Common (EGVI) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:IAT - International Air Tattoo 1983
Photo Date:23 July 1983
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:76059
View count: 50
Seen on the flight line at the 1983 International Air Tattoo. XR720 was scrapped at its Binbrook base in January 1988, as RAF Lightning operations were drawing to a close.
Registration / Serial:XR720
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F3
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):95203
City / Airport:Greenham Common (EGVI) (closed)
Photo Date:23 July 1983
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact