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Lightning F1 XM144/J Farnborough Air Show 1962 . c/n 95040.

built 14/3/60. 30/9/60 "J" 74 Sqd. 10/12/62 Warton for mods. 24/5/63 returned 74 Sqdand recoded "G". 29/9/63 cat 3 when ventral tank and canopy jettisoned whe nose wheel 'up' on landing. 16/6/64 to 144/226 OCU. 17/6/65 33 MU store, overhaul and target facilities mods.4/7/66 transfered 60MU as 33MU closed. 28/1/67 Leconfield Station Flight/60MU 'Hack' aquiring 'Golden Arrow' paintscheme by 5/67. 29/12/67
"B"/Wattisham TFF. 'Jinx' by 6/69, 'Felix' by 8/69, uncoded by 9/72, to 60MU 22/9/70 overhaul, 30/7/71 to  144/Leuchars TFF becoming"X" 23 Sqd early 72 after squadron absorbed TFF last flight 7/11/73. Aircraft parked as decoy . Refurbished in 79 as "J" 74 Sqd gate guardian. Sold to private owner in Burntwood Staffs. Now owned by South West Aviation Heritage, Eaglescott.

Picture via Terry Waddington Collection

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