Lightning Training Units

 

LTF (Lightning Training Flight)
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RAF Binbrook

Lightning Training Flight

Formed 1st October 1975 as the successor to "C" flight 11 Sqd

Disbanded 16 April 1987

Types Operated

F3 T5 F6

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F3

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T5

 

        LCU (Lightning Conversion Unit)           
226 OCU (Operational Conversion Unit)
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65 Sqn / 226 OCU

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F1

Motto: VI ET ARMIS : BY FORCE OF ARMS
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145 Sqn / 226 OCU

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F1

Motto: DIU NOCTUQUE PUGNAMUS :   BY DAY AND BY NIGHT WE ARE FIGHTING
2T Sqn / 226 OCU  

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F3

 

AFDS (Air Fighting Development Sqn)

AFDS

Formed December 1959 at RAF Coltishall

Disbanded at RAF Binbrook 30th June 1967

Types Operated

F1 F2 F3 T4 F6

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ETPS (Empire Test Pilots School)

ETPS

Based at the A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) Boscombe Down

Types Operated

T4 T5

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T4

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T5

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