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Lightning F6 XR727/F  11 Sqd. c/n 95210.

built 8/3/65 as F3 Salmesbury - Warton. Stored, converted to F6. 15/9/67 "L" 23 Sqd, re-coded "F" 23 Sqd by 11/67. 10/8/73 60MU overhaul. 4/12/73 air tested, brakes failed on landing and ran off Leconfield runway sustaining Cat 3 damage. 13/12/73 "F" 11 Sqd. 11/78 stored. 9/80 "G" 11 Sqd, re-coded "BG" 11 Sqdby 12/80. 6/81 stored. 12/6/82 St Athan light grey respray returning 2/8/82 when used LAF (Lightning Augmentation Flight). 10/3/84 "AB" 5 Sqd. 15/1/86 loaned 11 SQD. 22/1/86 STORED. 25/9/86 "ab" 5 Sqd. 9/87 "BH" 11 Sqd. May 1988 to Wildenrath for Battle Damage Repair. Fate?

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