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No 2 SQUADRON AIRCRAFT HISTORIES
By kind permission of the Authors of
RAF Hunters in Germany

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Swift FR. 5 Hunter F.6 Hunter FR.10 Hunter T.7 Vampire T.11 Meteor T.7 Meteor F.8 Meteor FR.9 Meteor PR.10
Airframe Number Sqn Letter Arrived Departed Destination
Swift FR.5s

 

 

 

Swift FR.5s in Germany from Fri 24 Feb 1956 to Sat 13 May 1961

WK274

 

Wed 11Mar59

Wed 27Apr60

Also Cat 3R 12Aug59-29Sep59. Cat 5 Struck Off Charge to MOD
WK277

N

Tue 3Mar59

Fri 7Apr61

Also Cat 3R 22Jul59-29sep59. 60MU.   Now in the Newark Air Museum (14Dec05).  (Click to see).  (Click to see History).
WK280

P

Sun 12Apr59

Thu 9Mar61

Also Cat 3R 19Oct60-17Nov60. 60MU
WK287

A

Mon 14Oct57.

Fri 17Mar61.

to 60MU. Also Cat3R off 2Sqn 16Sep57-14Oct57, 16Sep58-30Oct58, 5May59-1Jun59, 15Oct59-4Dec59, 5Jul60-18Aug60. (Click to see).
WK288

B

Mon 14Oct57

Fri 17Feb61

60 MU. Also Cat 3R 15May59-26Jun59, Cat 3R 8Oct59-7Jan60, Cat 3R 31Mar60-2May60. (Click to see).
WK289

V

Tue 28Apr59

Mon 13Mar61

60MU
WK290

Y

Mon 11May59

Tue 7Feb61

60 MU.  The Manston Fire School.  (Click to see).
WK295

G

Mon 1Jun59

Fri 17Mar61

Cat 5C. Withdrawn from use. Displayed at Geilenkirchen. (Click to see.)
WK299

 

Tue 3Feb59

Wed 29Jun60

Cat 5S Struck Off Charge to MOD
WK300

 

Fri 6Feb59

Tue 23Aug60

Cat 5S Struck Off Charge to MOD. [Click to see]
WK302

R

Thu 5Nov59

Tue 7Feb61

Also Cat 3R 26Sep60-10Oct60. 60MU
WK304

 

Tue 29Sep59

Mon 26Oct59

Cat 5 Damage write off in Flying Accident - crashed just by the Olympia factory, 4 miles on the approach, due to engine failure. Pilot Al Martin ejected injured back. (Click to see report.)
WK307

C

Tue 10May60

Thu 9Feb61

60MU / C
WK314

H

Tue 24May60

Fri 17Feb61

60MU
WN124

S

Mon 14Jul58

Thu 27Aug59

Cat 5 Damage Crashed into the River Weser
XD908

A & P?

Tue 10Apr56

Sat 14Sep57

Cat 3R. [Click to see].
XD910

B

Tue 24Apr56

Thu 22Aug57

Cat5 Damage write off Flying Accident - Struck Off Charge to MOD
XD912

R to C

Tue 24Apr56

Mon 7Oct57

R to C Sep57. Controller Aircraft Vickers
XD914

F to C

Fri 24Feb56

Fri 23Jan59

Also Cat 3R 7Feb57-9Apr57. Cat 4(R) C or D? 23MU
XD915

P

Fri 11May56

Thu 11Dec58

Cat 4 Damage 23MU
XD916

E

Fri 24Feb56

Tue 30Dec58

Also Cat 3R 4Nov57-1Feb58, cat 3R 3Jul58-9Sep58 Cat 4(R) Damage 23MU. [Click to see] [Click to see] [Click to see.][Click to see.].
XD920

X to Z to E

Tue 24Apr56

Wed 10Feb60

Cat 3R Damage - Struck Off Charge to MOD Mon 22 Feb 1960. (Click to see).
XD922

W

Thu 10May56

Tue 4Nov58

Also Cat 3R 17Jun57-26Jun57, Cat 3R 1Aug57-28Oct57Cat 4R Damage 23MU
XD924

M

Mon 18Jun56

Thu 14Jul60

Also Cat 3R 21May57-15Aug57, Cat 3R 3Jul58-24Nov58, Cat 3R 12May59-19Aug59. Cat 3R Damage - Struck Off Charge to MOD Thu 4Aug60
XD926

K

Fri 11May56

Mon 24Nov58

Cat 5C Damage write off Crash landed Jever - Struck Off Charge to MOD.  (Click to see).
XD927

N

Fri 11May56

Thu 18Dec58

Cat 4R Damage 23MU  (Click to see).
XD928

G

Thu 24May56

Thu 9Apr59

Also Cat 3R 15Oct56-22Mar57, 10Feb58-30Jun58. Cat 5 Damage write off Flying Accident - crashed after engine failure.   Bunny St Aubyn ejected near Sylt.   [Click to see.]
XD929

S

Thu 24May56

Tue 27May58

Also Cat 3R 22Mar57-16Apr57. 23MU
XD930

U

Fri 8Jun56

Tue 4Nov58

Also Cat 3R 21May57-13Aug57. Cat 4R Damage 23MU  (Click to see).
XD949

D

Tue 5Jun56

Thu 11Dec58

Also Cat 3R 23Aug57-18Oct57. Cat 4(R) Damage 23 MU,   (Click to see)
XD950

X

Thu 24May56

Wed 15Jun60

Also Cat 3R 28May57-14Aug57, Cat 3R 23Apr58-19Sep58, Cat 3R 20Nov58-19Dec58, Cat 3R 28Jan59-27Feb59. Cat 3R Struck Off Charge to MOD.  (Click to see)
XD951

 

Tue 5Jun56

Thu 7Feb57

Cat 4(R) Struck Off Charge to MOD.  (Click to see)
XD958

Y

Wed 6Mar57

Wed 30Apr58

Cat 5C
XD959

V

Tue 9Apr57

Fri 13Feb59

Cat 3R 23MU
XD962

J

Wed 10Aug60

Wed 22Mar61

60MU   (Click to see.)
XD964

F

Wed 4Mar59

Mon 13Mar61

Also Cat 3R 11Apr60-18May60. 60MU
XD967

 

Tue 10Jun58

Sat 28Feb59

Cat 5 Damage write off Flying Accident - Crashed in Germany
XD972

W

Fri 7Nov58

Wed 31Aug60

XD973

U

Fri 7Nov58

Tue 7Feb61

60MU. [Click to see].
 

 

 

 

Thanks to Keith Wilson-Clark for the Swift airframe number details.   Keith Wilson-Clark, Roger Lindsay and I would like added Code Letters and airframe numbers for Swifts if anyone has them. See Mick Ryan under Contact
Hunter F.6s

 

 

 

 
XG294

W

Sun 1 Jan 1961

Fri 10 Feb 1961

1st flt 29Nov56 by David Lockspeiser, delivered 24Jan57 to 5MU, To 93Sqn as A then W, To 2Sqn as W, to 5MU 10Feb61. Converted to Rhodesian Hunter FGA.9 (122). [Video93 Sqn, Gun pack change race, 19May60
XJ637

 

Wed 4 Jan 1961

Wed 22 Feb 1961

No 19 Maintenance Unit
XJ639

C

Wed 4 Jan 1961

Tue 21 Mar 1961

No 19 Maintenance Unit   (Click to see.)
XJ645

E

Sun 1 Jan 1961

Fri 10 Feb 1961

No 5 Maintenance Unit
XJ676

 

Wed 4 Jan 1961

?

No 229 Operational Conversion Unit
 

 

 

 

 
Hunter FR.10s

 

 

 

 
WW593

Y

Tue 13 Jan 1970

 

 
WW596

N

Tue 8 Aug 1961

Mon 14 Mar 1966

No 229 Operational Conversion Unit
WW596

N

Tue 9 May 1967

 

 
XE556

W

Thu 9 Nov 1961

 

 
XE585

E

Wed 27 May 1970

 

 
XE605

O

Fri 10 Feb 1967

 

 
XE621

H

Wed 8 Feb 1961

Wed 28 Jan 1962

First Flt: 17Jun56 David Lockspeiser.   Central. Fuse. C/N 41H-679979.   Delivered 4Jul56 56Sqn; 92Sqn; 111Sqn.   Returned to HSA, 6Aug59.   135.30 FH.   Converted to FR Mk.10.   Delivered. 22Dec60 2(FR)Sqn as 'H' 8Feb61.   Declared CAT 5. Aircraft stalled and dived into ground at Papenburg while flying out of Gutersloh; Pilot, Flt. Lt. Stuart Cyril B. Barnes aged 28 was killed.   W/O, 30Jan62.   (Click to see.)
XE625

I

Tue 28 Feb 1961

Thu 12 Feb 1970

First Flt 17Jun56 Frank Bullen.  Delivered as F.6 on 11Jul56 to 263Sqn.   Conv. to FR10 2Sqn (I) 28Feb61. 4Sqn. (F), 12Feb0.   Purchased by HSA, 04Jun70 as G-9-331.    2,717.25 Flyimg Hours. Conv. to Chilean FGA71 (J729).   Delivered. 22Jul71. Central Fuselage Contravt Number 41H-679983.   Cerro Moreno AB, Antofagasta, Chile. 2001.   (Click to see.)
XF422

M

Fri 30 Jun 1967

Wed 20 Dec 1967

No 229 Operational Conversion Unit
XF428

 

Tue 20 Jul 1965

?

Later to Hawker Siddeley Aviation
XF432

S

Thu 9 Feb 1961

Thu 29 Jan 1970

No 4 Squadron
XF441

O

Mon 27 Mar 1961

Fri 20 Dec 1963

No 1417 Flight
XF441

N

Sun 13 Mar 1966

Sun 13 Mar 1966

No 8 Squadron
XF457

A

Wed 15 Mar 1961

 

Later coded T
XF457

T

Thu 26 Feb 1970

 

No 4 Squadron
XF458

W

Wed 22 Mar 1961

Wed 1 Sep 1965

No 4 Squadron
XF458

I

Wed 11 May 1966

Mon 17 May 1971

Hawker Siddeley Aviation
XF459

T

Sun 22 Feb 1970

Tue 22 Mar 1971

Hawker Siddeley Aviation
XG127

Y

?

Mon 10 Jun 1968

Hawker Siddeley Aviation
XG168

N

Tue 28 Feb 1961

Sat 1 Sep 1962

No 19 Maintenance Unit
XG168

V

Fri 18 Nov 1966

Fri 22 May 1970

No 229 Operational Conversion Unit
XJ633

S

Thu 29 Jan 1970

Tue 2 Mar 1971

Hawker Siddeley Aviation
XJ694

Z

Mon 9 Sep 1963

Mon 30 Sep 1963

No 4 Squadron. This aircraft was continuously pooled between 2 and 4 squadrons until Tue 16 Feb 1971 when it departed for Hawker Siddeley Aviation.
Hunter T.7

 

 

 

 
WV372

R

May 1967

Tue 30 Mar 1971

Royal Aircraft Establishment
Vampire T.11

 

 

 

 
WZ620

 

Wed 29May57

Tue 18Nov58

To 14 Sqn.
XH326

 

Sat 29Nov58

Thu 17Dec59

Cat 4R.
Meteor T.7

 

 

 

 
WA663

 

Wed 8Nov50

Sat 21Apr51

To 94 Sqn.
WA685

 

Sat 14Oct50

Sat 21Jun52

Cat 5C.
WA693

 

Sun 5Nov50

Sat 18Nov50

To 11 Sqn.
WA695

 

Mon 4Sep50

Tue 5Sep50

Crashed on delivery.
WA739

 

Sat 21Apr51

Wed 4Jun52

Cat 4R.
WG935

 

Fri 6Nov53

Mon 11Jan54

To 67 Sqn.
WH180

 

Mon 30Aug54

Mon 11Jun56

To 2 Gp Comms. Flt..
WL367

 

Tue 17Jun52

Sat 11Apr53

Cat 4R.
WL407

 

Tue 22Jul52

Thu 3Nov55

Station Flt Wahn.
Meteor F.8

 

 

 

 
WH296

D

Thu 28Jul55

Fri 25Nov55

To 79 Sqn.
WL105

D

Fri 29Apr55

Wed 31Aug55

Cat 5C
Meteor FR.9

 

 

 

A Flt Re-equipped Buckeberg Jan51 from Spitfires.
VW364

D

Mon 31Dec51

Thu 28Jun56

Also 32MU 26Aug55-20Sep55. 8MU
VW365

C

Fri 15Dec50

Thu 18Dec52

Also Cat 3R 11Jun51-30Aug51 flew into target, damaged tail at Sylt APC. Crashed
VW371

F?

Thu 11Jan51

Wed 17Jun53

79 Sqn as N
VZ577

B?

Fri 15Dec50

Fri 30Apr54

Also Cat 3R 11Jun51 from ricochet damage at Sylt APC. B is fixed with bits from C which is left at Sylt still there Aug51. Cat 4R
VZ580

 

Mon 15Jan51

Thu 29Jan53

Also Cat 3R 8Sep51-7Mar52 Cat 5C
VZ585

A?

Fri 1Dec50

Thu 15Feb51

Crashed
VZ586

Y?

Wed 17Jun53

Thu 27May54

Cat 4R. Original VZ586 crashed on delivery flt Wed 29Nov50. [Click to see]
VZ587

 

Thu 11Jan51

Sun 4Feb51

Crashed
VZ590

 

Thu 11Jan51

Wed 17Jun53

78 Sqn as U
VZ596

E to H

Tue 26Jun51

Tue 5Apr55

Also Cat 3R 27Jul54-25Aug54 back as H
VZ599

X?

Wed 20Jun51

Tue7Sep54

Cat 4R
VZ601

Q

Sat 30Jun51

Wed 6Jun56

8MU
VZ603

A to E

Mon 5Mar51

Thu 14Oct54

Also Cat 4R 27Apr53-6Jul54 out as E. Crashed
VZ605

S

Tue 24Jul51

Thu 22Sep55

Also Cat 3R 26Mar54-7Apr54. 32MU
VZ607

W?

Mon 16Apr51

Thu 27Nov52

Cat 4R
VZ609

T

Wed 17Jun53

Wed 7Mar56

Also Cat 3R 24Nov54-31Mar55. 32MU. [Click to see]
VZ611

Z

sat 30Jun51

Wed 17Nov54

Crashed
WB113

T?

Tue 26Jun51

Wed 17Jun53

79 Sqn as B
WB114

U?

Wed 4Jul51

Thu 9Aug51

Crashed
WB115

K

Mon 28Feb55

Thu 22Sep55

32MU
WB116

G

Wed 17Jun53

Wed 6Jun56

Also Cat 4R 5Feb54-4Mar55 8MU
WB118

Y?

Tue 26Jun51

Wed 17Jun53

Also Cat 3R 15Oct51-22Nov51. to 79 Sqn as S
WB123

G

Wed 1Oct52

Mon 1Dec52

Cat 4R
WB124

V

Fri 11Mar55

Fri 11May56

Cat 2 15Mar56 collided with WH542 in Fig. 2 form.[Click to see] Cat 4R
WB133

R

Wed 1Oct52

Mon 28Feb55

Also Cat 3R 5May54-1Jul54. Cat 4R
WB137

R

Wed 4May55

Thu 10Nov55

Cat 4R
WB143

U

Wed 5Sep51

Thu 8Apr54

Also Cat 3R 9Apr53-17Jun53. Crashed
WH539

C

Mon 22Dec52

Fri 26Nov54

Cat 4R
WH541

K to W

Wed 7Oct53

Wed 13Oct54

Cat 4R
WH542

K to W

Thu 26Feb53

Thu 15Mar56

Also to Avro 25Feb55-26Jul55 out as W. Cat 3 15Mar56 collided with WB124 in Fig. 2 form. [Click to see] Cat 5C
WH548

A

Mon 11May53

Wed 7Sep55

32MU
WH551

B

Mon 23May55

Wed 6Jun56

8MU
WH552

E

Mon 6Dec54

Wed 27Jun56

8MU
WL255

B

Wed 16Mar55

Wed 7Mar56

79 Sqn
WX965

Z

Mon 7Mar55

Thu 3May56

To 79 Sqn as Z [Click to see.]
WX968

W to H

Wed 10Dec52

Wed 6Jun56

Also Cat 3R 8Feb55-31Mar55, 33MU 5Apr55-8Sep55 out as H. 32MU
WX971

Y

Thu 10Jun54

Thu 3May56

Also Cat 3R 9Sep54-13Oct54. To 79 Sqn [Click to see.]
WX973

 

Thu 26Feb53

Tue 10Mar53

To 79 Sqn as G.
WX974

 

Thu 26Feb53

Fri 3Dec54

Crashed.
WX978

X

Tue 21Sep54

Wed 7Mar56

To 79 Sqn as B. [Click to see.]
WX981

 

Wed 29Jun55

Wed 2May56

To 79 Sqn.
Meteor PR.10

 

 

 

B Flt Re-equipped Buckeberg Mar51 from Spifires. B Flt convert late Jan51 to PR role awaiting FR.10 which started to arrive mid Mar51. B Flight told to convert to TAC/R role late May51.
VS974

 

Wed 7Mar51

Wed 1Aug51

Buckeberg.
VS986

 

Wed 7Mar51

Mon 25Jun51

33MU
VS987

 

Wed 7Mar51

Fri 29Jun51

33MU
VW377

 

Thu 8Mar51

Tue 26Jun51

29MU
VW379

 

Wed 7Mar51

Tue 26Jun51

33MU
WB154

 

Wed 7Mar51

Tue 3Jul51

29MU
WB155

 

Thu 8Mar51

Fri 29Jun51

29MU
WB156

 

Wed 7Mar51

Wed 1Aug51

Buckeberg
WB173

 

Wed 12Dec51

Fri 28Dec51

Buckeberg