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No 93 SQUADRON AIRCRAFT HISTORIES
By kind permission of the Authors of
RAF Hunters in Germany


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Hunter F.4 Hunter F.6 Hunter T.7 Sabre F.4 Vampire Fb.5 Vampire Fb.9 Vampire T.11
Airframe Number Sqn Letter Arrived Departed Destination
Hunter F.4s        
WV267 R Wed 18 Jan 56 Fri 22 Mar 57 1st flt 5May55 by Duncan Simpson, to 93Sqn as R, to 247Sqn, to 98Sqn. Converted to Hunter GA.11, 768Sqn Nov64, FRADU, 'Blue Herons' (VL836), 1976.
WV277 F Tue 17 Jan 56 Mon 1 Apr 57? 1st Flt Frank Bullen 13May55, Del 6Jun55 14Sqn (K), 93Sqn as F, 111Sqn, 229OCU, scrapped Kemble Jun61.
WV318 G Tue 27 Mar 56 Fri 4 Jan 57 ff Flt Lt N J Carver 23May55, C/N 41H-670792. Del 16Jun55, 14Sqn. 93Sqn. One of only three Mk.4s with wing leading-edge extensions. 4Jan57 gearbox access panel came loose causing Cat 4 damage to port wing fillet and fuselage when flown by F/L Johnston. Returned to HAL 60, Conv to T7, and later to T7A, 15Sqn Laarbruch, 1964 CFS, Little Rissington, Laarbruch Stn Flt 80/81, Jun71 237OCU, Nov77, early 1996 bought by Delta Jets, Kemble (G-FFOX). (Click to see fuller history and picture.)
WV364 S Tue 28 Feb 56 Fri 12 Apr 57 1st flt 17Jun55 David Lockspieser, Delivered 30Jun55 to 26Sqn, To 93Sqn as S, To 98Sqn, To 118Sqn, GIA 7674M Halton. Flown back to HAL Mar71 as G-9-347. Converted to Singaporean Hunter 74B (530) delivered on 17Jan73.
WV368 E Wed 18 Jan 56 Tue 22 May 56 ff 24Jun55 Frank Bullen. C/N 41H-670814. Del 12Jul55, 98Sqn 07Sep55, 4 Sqn 4Oct55, 118Sqn(F) 20Oct55, 93Sqn 18Jan56, 118Sqn (F and G), 22May56, 5MU 21Aug57, Scrapped Jun61.[Click to see]
WV377 V Fri 16 Mar 56 Mon 17 Jun 57 1st flt 4Jul55 Duncan Simpson. Delivered 9Aug55 to 14Sqn, To 26Sqn, to 93Sqn as V. To 222Sqn. GIA 7681M Weeton.
XE670 D Thu 9 Feb 56 Fri 29 Mar 57 Delivered 21Jun55 to 5MU, To 26Sqn, To 93Sqn as D. To 5MU. GIA, 7762M. To 71MU Bicester 11Jul63.
XE675 C and E Wed 18 Jan 56 Mon 1 Apr 57 Del 33MU 27Jun55, 26Sqn H 19Sep55, 98Sqn 15Nov55, 93Sqn E was one of only three Mk.4's with wing leading edge extensions, 111Sqn, 229OCU 1Apr57.
XE677 Q Tue 17 Jan 56 Fri 29 Mar 57 Del 11Jul55 5MU, Kemble, 4Sqn as M, 2Sep55, to 118Sqn 17Oct55, 93Sqn(Q), was one of only three Mk.4s with wing leading edge extensions, To 111Sqn, To 229OCU, 29Mar57, Refurbished at Dunsfold, Nov61, and presented to Loughborough College. 752.40 Flying Hrs. G-HHUN.
XE684 O and B Wed 18 Jan 56 Fri 22 Mar 57 C/N HABL003027. Del 20Jul55, 20Dec55 33MU, 98SSqn 29Aug55, 4Sqn 3Oct55, 118Sqn 20Dec55, 93Sqn 18Jan56, 111Sqn, 229OCU 22Mar57, Reduced to spares, May61.
XE685 B Tue 17 Jan 56 Thu 3 May 56 Delivered to RAF 18Jul55 to 33MU.   To Oldenburg pool then to 98 Sqn, Jever on 26Aug55.   On 17Jan56 to 93 Sqn as B, Jever.   3May56 CAT 4 damage when panels were detached.   [For some unexplained reason, not mentioned in 93 Sqn F540 for 3May56 (Click to see).   However, it might be Birdy Biggs aircraft which was Cat 3 on 12Apr56 that may have been regraded to Cat 4 on 4May56?   [Click to see full report.]   Re-Purchased by HSA, 1960.   Conv. to GA Mk.11.   Del 6May63, 764 Sqn FAA, Lossiemouth.   Used for air warfare instructor training and conversion flights.   Loaned to HSA in 66 and involved in practice bombing trials.   It was fitted with four practice bomb carriers under the front fuselage and one under each pylon, this would enable it to carry eight 25lb bombs.  Once the trials were over the jet was returned to Lossiemouth, again as (693/LM).   Stored Kemble late 66.   Early 67, issued to a new Unit, the Yeovilton Stn. Flt., and was given the call-sign (708/VL).   Returned to 764 Sqn FAA at Lossiemouth, for a third time, coded (694/LM) until 72.   Moved to Yeovilton joining the Air Direction Training Unit (ADTU) 73.   Coded (731/VL), but as a result of the FRU/ADTU merger it became part of the FRADU fleet as aircraft (861/VL).   It remained at Yeovilton with the FRADU, until 94 when it was retired.   Sold at auction to Barry Pover, and registered to the Lightning Flying Club as G-GAII.   Later incorporated into the Classic Jet Aircraft Company, XE685 made frequent airshow appearances between 95 and 98.   In 99 she was flown to St Mawgan and placed in store, and a year later was delivered to North Weald for its new owner where it was maintained by The Jet Centre.   Flown back to Exeter in June 2000 and placed in store by the Hunter Flying Club and again offered for sale.   During 2002, XE685 was acquired by a consortium led by two former Hunter pilots.   A restoration programme was begun to bring it back to flying condition.   Eddie McCullagh reports after a visit to Kemble Open Day 2006, that Roger Lycett-Smith, ex-98 Sqn groundcrew, showed him this Hunter that had been on 98 Sqn.   It had later gone to the Navy and been modified to a GA11.   It is now privately owned and Eddie met the owner who was equally interested to meet Eddie.   He isn't sure how much longer he can afford to fly it with the rising cost of fuel which has doubled in price since he bought the aircraft.   He told Eddie it cost about £1,000 to fill it up which Eddie suspected included drop tanks.   The aircraft has now done about 8,000 hours and is still going strong.   Eddie checked his log book when he returned home and found that all the flights he had done were in 55, the year 98 Sqn got the Hunter.
XE687 C Tue 22 May 56 Fri 22 Mar 57 Delivered to 5MU 22Jul55, To 118Sqn as F, To 93Sqn as C, To 98Sqn, scrapped Nov62. [Click to see.]
XE703 P Fri 3 Feb 56 Tue 9 Apr 57 Delivered to 5MU 10Aug55, To 4Sqn as J, To 93Sqn as P, To 118Sqn as B, scrapped Nov62.
XE707 T Thu 19 Apr 56 Fri 22 Mar 57 Delivered 1Sep55 to 5MU, To 93Sqn as T, To 98Sqn. Converted to Hunter GA.11, To 738Sqn Aug64, To 764Sqn Nov64, To FRU as 833, To FRADU as VL865 1984.
XE718 A Mon 12 Mar 56 Wed 27 Mar 57 Del 2Nov55 to 5MU, 93 Boss Des Browne's formation lead aircraft, To 98Sqn as A, 5MU 9Jul57, Scrapped Nov62.
XF987 O Mon 23 Jul 56 Mon 1 Apr 57 Delivered 22Jun56 to 33MU, 23Jul56 to 93Sqn, To 118Sqn, to 229OCU, to 3CAACU. Converted to Jordanian Hunter FGA73A (842) delivered 15Jul71.
Hunter F.6s        
XE546 Z Wed 29 Jan 58 Wed 18 Jun 58 1st flt 16Feb56 by David Lockspeiser delivered 8Mar56 to 5MU, to 93Sqn as Z, to 26 Sqn as M. Returned to HSA 1Feb61 with 881.55 flying hrs. Converted to Hunter FGA.9, to 43Sqn as B. Transferred to FAA, RNAS Brawdy Oct76.
XE550 R Wed 12 Feb 58 Tue 3 Jan 61 ff 23Feb56 Frank Bullen. Del 14Feb56, 5MU, Kemble. To 93 Sqn as R, 12Feb58. To HSA 03Jan61. Conv. to FGA9, which involved installing a full tropical kit, gun blast deflectors, stronger inboard pylons, Explosive Release Units on the outboard pylons, braking parachute and fitting of an Avon 207 engine. 931.05 Flying Hrs. Del 5Oct61, 43 Sqn as X. To Kuwaiti Air Force, Dec67. [Video93 Sqn, Gun pack change race, 19May60]
XE590   Wed 4 Jun 58 Thu 10 Jul 58 1st flt 6Apr56 by Hugh Mereweather delivered 7May56 to 33MU. To 19Sqn as R, To 263Sqn, To 93 Sqn, To 4Sqn as V. Crashed 16Nov60 following bird strikes, pilot safe. [No mention in Sqn F540].
XF423 T Tue 8 Mar 60 Wed 18 Jan 61 To 5MU, Kemble. Stored 33MU 57-58,. To 93 Sqn 08Mar60. To 19MU, 17Jan61. Transferred to Jordanian Air Force, Jun62 to Oct62.
XG208 W then C Tue 9 Apr 57 Wed 11 Jun 58 1st flt 2Oct56 by David Lockspeiser delivered to 19MU 22Oct56. 9Apr57 to 93Sqn as W, To 26Sqn. Aircraft crashed after flameout during aerobatic display, 24Mar59, pilot ejected safely.
XG257 C Fri 1Jan 60 Wed 4 Jan 61 1st flt 25Oct56 by David Lockspeiser delivered to 5MU 27Nov56, To 66Sqn as H, To 93Sqn as C on 1Jan60, To 5MU. Transferred to Jordanian Air Force as 812 Jun62 to Oct62.
XG258 B Mon 8 Apr 57 Fri 17 May 57 1st flt 31Oct56 by Duncan Simpsomn, delivered to 5MU 3Jan57, To 93Sqn as B, No 4 in Fleche D'Or 93 Sqn Formation Aerobatic team, flew into the ground at Spangdahlen air display killing Sandy Sanderson on 17May57. Cat 5 Damage - Struck Off Charge
XG272 A Tue 2 Apr 57 Wed 4 Jan 61 1st flt 4Dec56 by David Lockspeiser, delivered 9Jan57 to 5MU, to 2 ATAF 26Mar57, to 93Sqn as A. Delivered to HSA for conversion to Hunter FGA.9, to 19MU 1Nov61, to 43Sqn as H 15Jan62, to NEAF 16Jan62, to 20Sqn as H 1Jul62, to 389MU 15Oct62, to 20Sqn as H 28Feb63, Cat3R DA 23Sep69, to HSA 22Oct69, sold to HSA 31May70 as G-9-310, 2,759.40 flying hrs. Converted to Swiss Hunter 58A (J-4111) delivered 22Jun72. [See photo] [Click to see.]
XG289 Z Fri 29 Mar 57 Fri 29 Nov 57 1st flt 26Nov56 by Frank Bullen delivered 6Feb57 to 33MU, To 93 Sqn. Crashed on take-off from Sylt Cat 5 Damage - write off, pilot safe.   [Click to see report.]
XG294 A then W Fri 22 Mar 57 Sun 1 Jan 61 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
XG296 X Tue 19 Mar 57 Tue 3 Jan 61 1st flt 30Nov56 by David Lockspeiser delivered 29Jan57 to 33MU, To 93Sqn as X, Returned to Hawker Siddeley Aviation 1960 converted to Hunter FGA.9 delivered 20Oct61 to 43Sqn as A. Purchased by HSA 22Oct69 as G-9-303 with 2,517 flying hrs. Converted to Singaporean Hunter FGA74 (510) delivered 4Mar71.
XJ632 C then H Fri 22 Mar 57 Thu 3 Jul 58 1st flt 3Jan57 by David Lockspeaser delivered on 24Jan57 to 5MU, 93Sqn as H, To 26Sqn as H. Returned to HSA 30Jan61. Converted to Hunter FGA.9 delivered 29Nov61 to 208Sqn as K. Purchsed by HSA 31Oct69 as G-9-302 with 3,304.05 flying hts. Converted to Singaporean FGA74 (505) delivered 10Dec70.
XJ633 D or T Fri 29 Mar 57 Wed 1 May 57 1st flt 4Dec56 by David Loxkspeiser delivered to 5Mu 15Feb57. To 93Sqn, 1May57 abandoned take-off, Cat 4 Damage 16Aug57 to Hawker RIW on 10Sep57. Converted to Hunter FR.10 to 2Sqn. Purchased by HSA 2Mar71 as G-9-356 with 2,495.20 flying hrs. Converted to Singaporean Hunter FR.74B (534) delivered 21Feb73.
XJ634 V Fri 22 Mar 57 Tue 17 Jan 61 ff 3Jan57 David Lockspeiser. Del 24Jan57, 33MU 93 Sqn as V, 229OCU. To FAA, Brawdy, Oct76 1TWU as 29 1980. Sold to R.J. Everett, Ipswich, Suffolk. To Royal Saudi Air Force Museum as 60-602. [Click to see.]
XJ635 F Fri 29 Mar 57 Wed 4 Jan 61 1st flt 3Jan57 by Duncan Simpson delivered 1Mar57 to 5 MU. To 93Sqn as F. The ORB reports that 'F' was engaged on intensive low level trials for RAE from 6Mar59 (Click to see). Converted to Hunter FGA9 delivered 27Jul65. Rebuilt by HSA 1976 to RNAS Brawdy as B in 1976. Crashed and Struck Off Charge 4May65, pilot killed.
XJ641 G Tue 2 Apr 57 Wed 11 Nov 59 1st flt 3Jan57 by Duncan Simpson delivered 5Feb57 to 33MU. To 93Sqn as G. 11Nov59 Cat 5 Damage - write off. Fg.Off. West lost over North Sea presumed drowned. (Click to see F540 report). [Click to see.]
XJ645 E Fri 29 Mar 57 Sun 1 Jan 61 1st flt 10Jan57 by David Lockspeiser delivered to 33MU 5Feb57, To 93Sqn as E. Converted to Hunter FGA.9. 2 Sqn as E. Purchased by HSA 11Apr68 a G-9-274. Converted to Jordanian Hunter FGA73A (831) delivered 19May69. [Click to see.]
XJ675 T Fri 22 Mar 57 Fri 8 Jan 60 1st flt 15Jan57 by Hugh Mereweather delivered 15Feb57 to 5MU, To 93Sqn, Crashed after running out of fuel due to wrong switch positions, pilot Sqn Ldr White CO 93 Sqn ejected safely, Cat 5 Damage - write off. (Click to see photo.)
XJ676 S Fri 29 Mar 57 Sun 1 Jan 61. 1st flt 6Feb57 by Don Lucey delivered 1Mar57 to 5MU, To 93Sqn as S, To 2 Sqn as S Feb61, To 229OCU, To 1TWU as 32 1983. [Click to see.]
XJ683 D Tue 2 Jul 57 Tue 3 Jan 61 ff 7Feb57 Don Lucey, Del 29May57, 5MU, Kemble, 93 Sqn D, 5MU to HSA for Conv to FGA Mk.9, which involved installing a full tropical kit, gun blast deflectors, stronger inboard pylons, Explosive Release Units on the outboard pylons, braking parachute and fitting of an Avon 207 engine. To 43 Sqn as L. 1 TWU Brawdy. Rhodesian/Zimbabwe Air Force. Thornhill AB, Gweru. Manyame AB, (stored), Zimbabwe. [Click to see].
XJ718 B Wed 29May57. Wed 4Jan61. 1st flt 20Mar57 by David Lockspeiser, delivered 8May57 to 5MU, To 93Sqn as B, To 5MU. Converted to Rhodesian Hunter FGA.9 (117) delivered about 1963.
Hunter T.7        
XL622 J Thu 18 Jun 59 Sun 1 Jan 61 1st flt 15Jan59 by Duncan Simpson delivered 4Feb59 to 5MU. 18Jun59 to 93Sqn as J, 1Jan60 to Jever Station Flight, to 4FTS 1967.
Vampire FB.5        
VV221 T-P Tue 24 Feb 53 Fri 9 Apr 54 To 11Sqn. Used for original Pilot's Notes at Hullavington 1948. (Click to see.)
VV222 T-X Thu 7 Aug 52 Fri 27 Feb 53 Cat 5 Flying Accident - Crashed at Jever. P/O Bates Eng failure after take-off, bellylanded & caught fire. [Click to see F540 Report].
VV224 T-X Mon 23 Apr 51 Fri 11 Jul 52 Cat 5 Flying Accident - Mid-air collision with WA189 during a dogfight with F-86. Crashed 3m W. of Kings Lynn. P/O Wood baled out rescued from mud flats. [Click to see newspaper story.] [Click to see F540 report.]
VV227   Mon 8 Oct 51 Mon 14 Jul 52 Cat 5 Flying Accident - lost leader in dense cloud, control lost, port drop tank came off and removed tailplane and elevator. The aircraft then dived straight into the ground near Brockzetel killing P/O Abigail.  [Click to see F540 report.]
VV443   Wed 18 Oct 50 Sat 4 Aug 51 Cat3R.
VV451 T-E Thu 6 Mar 52 Mon 18 Jan 54 UK; 27Jan54 19MU.
VV538 T-V Wed 11 Oct 50 Fri 9 Mar 51 To 14Sqn as V.
VV549   Fri 29 May 53 Tue 27 Apr 54 To 266Sqn
VV662 T-P Sat 14 Apr 51 Fri 17 Oct 52 Cat 3R Struck off charge to Disposal Account - 16 Sqn 14Nov52.
VX463 T-H/B Wed 20 Aug 52 Wed 14 Apr 54 Re-coded H to B Jul53. To 5Sqn.
VX976 T-X Thu 12 Oct 50 Fri 9 Mar 51 To 14Sqn as X.
VZ125   Fri 14 Sep 51 Mon 24 Sep 51 To 16 Sqn.
VZ262   Fri 29 May 53 Wed 14 Apr 54 To 266Sqn.
VZ273   Thu 9 Apr 53 Thu 31 Dec 53 To 16Sqn. (Also see next)
VZ273   Thu 28 Jan 54 Tue 11 May 54 To 10MU. (Also see previous)
VZ308 T-T Tue 24 Feb 53 Tue 19 Jan 54 UK; 27Jan54 19MU.
VZ326 T-V Sun 19 Apr 53 Fri 9 Apr 54 To 11Sqn.
VZ341 S Sat 14 Oct 51 Thu 13 May 54 Thu 25Oct51 Cat3R RP Celle. Returned 4Dec51. To 266Sqn.
VZ342 T-Y Thu 28 May 53 Wed 31 Mar 54 To 11Sqn.
VZ344 T-T Sat 14 Oct 50 Fri 9 Mar 51 To 14Sqn as T.
VZ877 T-C Sun 15 Oct 51 Fri 14 Aug 53 Cat 5 Flying Accident - Mid-air collision with Wa460 - crashed 4 miles South of Werdum, 8 miles North West of Jever airfield. (Pilot Fg.Off. Geoffrey Wickham Spearman aged 21, baled out but was killed when his parachute failed to open.
WA109 A Sat 14 Oct 50 Fri 9 Mar 51 To form 14 Sqn.
WA133 T-B Mon 16 Oct 50 Tue 5 Feb 52 Cat 3R Flying Accident Celle hit by Rocket debris Sgt D R Sowray - 16Sqn.
WA135 C? Sat 14 Oct 50 Tue 18 Sep 51 Cat 3R Flying Accident P/O J Wood selected u/c instead of flaps, bellylanded at Celle. UK Cat4R Marshalls. Struck off charge ReCat 5C 9Jul52.
WA136 T-E Sat 27 Jan 51 Fri 9 Nov 51 Cat 3R Flying Accident Port drop tank disengaged during dive damaging mainplane P/O Wood. From Celle 15Nov51. UK22Feb54. 12MU 23Feb54. 94 Sqn 4Apr54.
WA142 T-H Tue 24 Feb 53 Wed 21 Apr 54 To 5 Sqn.
WA169 T-D Sat 14 Oct 50 Fri 9 Mar 51 To 14Sqn as D.
WA183 T-E? Mon 16 Oct 50 Wed 24 Jan 51 Cat 4R Flying Accident - D.M.
WA185   Mon 26 Oct 53 Tue 19 Jan 54 To 19MU.
WA189 T-T Mon 16 Oct 50 Fri 11 Jul 52 Cat 3R Flying Accident collided with VV224 West of Kings Lynn, F/O Wood baled out this aircraft returned to base. 31Oct52 to 4Sqn.
WA191 T-G Sat 14 Oct 50 Mon 26 Apr 54. To 5Sqn. [Click to see flying shot]. (Click to see in Hangar).
WA193 T-H Sat 14 Oct 50 fri 9 Mar 51 To 14Sqn as H who were re-equipping from Mosquito 35s.
WA198 T-N Sat 14 Oct 50 Tue 31 Mar 53 The pilot P/O Michael Crocker on one of his first conversion sorties having been on the Sqn for only 11 days, started a controlled descent over the airfield from 15,000 feet but then told ATC that he was experiencing icing and was breaking off the QGH.  The aircraft was seen to emerge from the cloud base at high speed and then to break up after structural failure of the port wing and scatter wreckage over a wide area 5 miles South of Jever airfield.Cat 5 Flying Accident - Struck off charge.
WA199 P? Fri 6 Oct 50 Thu 8 Mar 1951 To 14Sqn as P.
WA202 T-R Mon 16 Oct 50 Mon 28 Jan 52 Cat 5 Flying Accident - Engine cut and could not be relit - belly landed in a field at Northen? 4.5 miles West of Hannover.
WA221   Thu 28 May 53 Tue 11 May 54 To 5Sqn.
WA311   Mon 23 Apr 51 Wed 22 Aug 51 Cat 4R Flying Accident overshot landing at Sylt - UK 12Oct52 Brooklands.
WA312   Sat 14 Apr 51 Fri 13 Jul 51 Cat 3R Flying Accident birdstrike - to Gutersloh Reserve 3Aug51.
WA317 T-A Sat 14 Apr 51 Fri 9 Apr 54 To 11 Sqn. (Click to see.), (Click to see.)
WA319 T-D Tue 17 Apr 51 Fri 5 Mar 54 To 19 MU. [Click to see firing rockets 14Mar52]
WA342 T-U Sat 28 Jul 51 Mon 31 Aug 53 Cat 3/4R Flying Accident, Bell W, brake failure, Raised u/c to avoid Hangar? - Brooklands. [Click to see F540 Report.]. Repair in Works at de Havilland Cat 4R for RNZAF.
WA344 T-J Tue 1 Sep 53 Tue 11 May 54 To 5Sqn.
WA348   Mon 14 Sep 53 Tue 11 May 54 To 5MU 12May54.
WA357 T-B Sat 23 Feb 52 Fri 29 Aug 52 Cat 4R Flying Accident premature retraction of u/c on take-off from Jever, pilot French Sub/Lt J L Montagnan - UK 1Nov52 Marshalls 9Jan53.
WA375 T-Z Thu 28 May 53 Thu 13 May 54 To 266Sqn. (Click to see in Hangar).
WA460 T-R Tue 19 Feb 52 Fri 14 Aug 53 Built English Electric, Preston 31Aug51, 5 MU Kemble 4Sep51, 93 Sqn 19Feb52, mid-air collision with VZ877 14Aug53, crashed 4m S of Werdum. Plt Off R S Hannah baled out successfully. SOC 17Aug53.
WF584 F Fri 13 Apr 51 Fri 14 Apr 54 To 266Sqn. (Click to see.)
WF585 T-Q Mon 23 Apr 51 Wed 31 Mar 54 To 266Sqn.
Vampire FB.9        
WR134   Mon 30 Nov 53 Wed 12 May 54 Built Chester 25Apr52, 48 MU Hawarden 28Apr52, 5Sqn Wunstorf 16Jun52, 20 Sqn Jever/Oldenburg 7Jul52, 93Sqn Celle 30Nov53, 5MU Kemble 12May54, SOC 14Mar57, Sold for scrap Enfield Rolling Mills 17Dec57.
WR139 T-D Mon 30 Nov 53 Wed 21 Apr 54 Built de Havilland, Chester, 9May52,48 MU Hawarden 16May52, 5 Sqn, Wunstorf 9Jun52, 20 Sqn Jever/Oldenburg 19Jun52, 93Sqn Celle 30Nov53, 5Sqn Wunstorf 21Apr54, 12MU Kirkbride 7Jul54, Iss Brooklands/RIW/Cat.4R 29Nov54-27Sep55, 12MU Kirkbride 9Jul57, 4FTS Worksop 28Oct57, 7FTS Valley 4Jun58, SOC 20Jan59, Sold for scrap H H Bushell 8May59.
WR142   Mon 30 Nov 53 Wed 31 Mar 54 To 5Sqn.
WR144 T-L Mon 30 Nov 53 Fri 9 Apr 54 To 11Sqn.
WR177   Mon 30 Nov 53 Fri 9 Apr 54 To 11Sqn.
WR183   Wed 16 Dec 53 Fri 9 Apr 54 To 11Sqn.
Vampire T.11        
XD535 B Thu 5 Aug 54 Thu 22 Dec 55 To Marshalls.
XD589   Mon 4 Oct 54 Thu 22 Dec 55 To Stn Flt Jever. Click to see.
XH361   Tue 4 Sep 56 Fri 1 Apr 60 To 27MU.
Meteor T.7        
WA666   Wed 17 Jan 51 Tue 3 Jul 51 Cat 4R.
WF856   Fri 20 Jul 51 Wed 25 Aug 54 Cat 4R.
WH133   Mon 13 Dec 54 Mon 10 Jan 55 To 94Sqn.
Sabre F4        
XB548 T-P Fri 9 Jul 54 Wed 3 Aug 55 Aircraft entered high speed stall when pulling up steeply from an attack on Meppen Range.   Aircraft struck ground and exploded, Fg Off Ted H Scott killed.
XB576 T-M then T Thu 8 Apr 54 Mon 13 Jun 55 To 33MU.
XB583   Thu 6 May 54 Tue 1 Jun 54 Flying accident, Category 4 (Rehab) AGT  Collided on the runway with Xb742 in a stream landing.  [Click to see F540 report].
XB629 T-N Thu 8 Apr 54 Fri 20 Jan 56 To 3Sqn as X.
XB695 T-X Tue 16 Aug 55 Mon 30 Jan 56 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL.
XB697   Fri 23 Apr 54 Tue 7 Jan 55 See next also. 7Jan55 Category 3. (Rehab). Retd 1Feb55.
XB697   Tue 1 Feb 1955 Thu 21 Apr 1955 See previous also. Reduced UE to 33 MU then to Westland.
XB701 T-V Mon 21 Jun 54 Fri 23 Mar 56 13Jul55 Eric Pigdon flipped inverted in landing slipstream after Battle Flight scramble. [Click to see story.] 30Sep54 Category 3R (Rehab) ATL Retd 28Oct54.
XB712 T-F then S Thu 24 Jun 54 Mon 20 Jun 55 Reduced UE to 5MU.
XB726 T-H Fri 18 Jun 54 Mon 30 Jan 56 24Nov54 Cat 3R. Returned 7Feb55. From SCU. Cat 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB742   Wed 12 May 54 Tue 1 Jun 54 Flying accident, Category 4 (Rehab) AGT  Collided on the runway with Xb583 in a stream landing.  [Click to see F540 report].
XB746 T-C Thu 8 Apr 54 Wed 10 Aug 55 Click to see.  Category 4 (Rehab) AGT.
XB755   Thu 15 Apr 54 Fri 25 Jun 54 To 5MU.
XB768 T-T then Q Wed 5 May 54 Mon 30 Jan 56 [Click to see.] Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB802 T-O Thu 27 May 54 Mon 6 Jun 55 (Click to see). Reduce UE to 5MU.
XB803 T-X Mon 28 Nov 55 Fri 20 Jan 56 From 20Sqn. To 234Sqn as Q.
XB804 T-O Wed 14 Apr 54 Mon 30 Jan 56 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL.
XB812 T-U Tue 11 May 54 Wed 1 Jun 55 XB812 was part of a batch of 370 Canadair Sabre F.4s allocated to the RAF on 14Oct52.   First flight 16Apr53 at Cartierville, Montreal with RCAF serial number 19666.   Flown to 5MU Kemble on 3Jun53 for application of a camouflage finish to the natural metal along with acceptance tests and the modification of the navigation equipment.   Joined 112 Sqn at Bruggen on 29Jan54.   Arrived on 93 Sqn on Tue 11 May 1954 and was passed to 33 MU Lyneham when the Squadron UEs were reduced on Wed 1 Jun 1955.   It has been pointed out that in the museum it has fixed leading edge slats whereas during its time on 93 Sqn, like all 93 Sqn Sabres, it had retractable slats on the leading edge.   4 Sqn Sabres, on the other hand, at the same time had fixed leading edges.   The slats were dangerous as occasionally only one side would come out.   This is believed to have happened to Ted Scott when he was pulling out during ground attack at the Meppen range and he was subsequently killed.   After the RAF, XB812 was sold to Turkey and then finally recovered to the RAF museum from the Italian Air Force where it was being used as a training airframe in an Italian mechanics school.   By this time, somewhere along the way, it was modified and the retractable slats were replaced by "hard" leading edges as it is now displayed.   [Click to see.]
XB816   Wed 14 Apr 54 Fri 16 Jul 54 To 5MU.
XB822 T-E Wed 14 Apr 54 Sat 1 Oct 55 Engine failed during test flight from Jever. Fg Off J S C Davis attempted emergency landing but while he was trying to sort out why the u/c would not lower he undershot the runway and crashed.  Pilot survived.   (Click to see.)
XB824 T-K Sat 25 Sep 54 Wed 10 Aug 55 Vortex inverted Sabre at 75 feet over the runway, he rolled it completely over, and the subsequent landing drove the undercarriage into the wings.   [Click to see the F540 report].   [Click to see story as told by Eric Pigdon].   Flying accident. Category 4 (Rehab) AGT.
XB829 T-D Mon 12 Apr 54 Fri 22 Apr 55 Reduced UE to 33 MU [See photo]
XB833   Mon 7 Feb 55 Mon 6 Jun 55 Reduced UE to 33MU.
XB856 1st 93 a/c B Mon 8 Mar 54 Fri 22 Apr 55 Reduced UE to 33MU.
XB871 T-T 12Jul54 then G Fri 23 Apr 54 Fri 20 Jan 56 12Jul54 Cat3R. Returned as G 6Sep54. To 3Sqn as E. [Click to see.]
XB874 T-I Thu 24 Jun 54 Thu 20 Oct 55 Ex SCU, Flying accident. Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB886   Mon 28 Nov 55 Mon 30 Jan 56 Category 4 (Rehab) Westlands
XB891 T-Q Eric Pigdon's named a/c Thu 21 Apr 54 Fri 3 Mar 56 8Oct54 Category 4 (Rehab) Westlands. Retd 18Oct54. To 234Sqn as A.
XB893 T-A Thu 29 Apr 54 Mon 30 Jan 56 Cat 3R.
XB913 T-S Fri 30 Apr 54 Wed 21 Mar 56 Cat 3R 22Aug55 Fg.Off. Bell hit a bird in the circuit and the aircraft required a fin change. Retd 31Aug55. [Click to see flame-out story] [Click to see Johnny Macknish]. [Click to see.] To 3Sqn as L.