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Lightning F3 XR718/DE  LTF RAF Mildenhall 1986. c/n 95201.

built 14/12/64. Delivered to 56 Sqd 1/4/65 as "C". 1/5/67 "C" 29 Sqd. 9/69 60MU. 5/70 "718" 226 OCU(2T). 3/9/74 BAC Filton for refurbishment and sales demo pending disposal. 10/74 Wattisham store. 10/75 stripped for spares and moved to fire dump, then retrieved and rebuilt! 2/6/76 60MU. 21/6/76 "S" 5 Sqd. 12/76 "C" LTF. 4/77 store. 18/1/78 "P" 5 Sqd. 2/79 "B" LTF. 11/7/79 store. 2/83 "AS" 5 Sqd. 6/83 store. 30/3/84 St Athan for resprayin Dark Grey scheme, returning 8/5/84. Early 5/84 "BK1" 11 Sqd, re-coded "BK2" by 30/5/84. 11/84 store. 23/12/85 11Sqd. 15/4/86 "DE" LTF> 30/10/86 "DA" LTF. 1/87 store. 3/87 allocated 8932M and issued to Wattisham for Battle Damage repair. Now preserved at the Blythe Valley Aviation Collection Walpole

Picture Garry A Lakin

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