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XR754 - Matt Buddle, Upwood, Cambridgeshire

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Lightning F.6 XR754 at Doncaster, 16th November 2002; demobbed.org.uk

First flown on 8th July 1965, XR754 entered service with 5 Squadron and went on to serve with 23 and 11 Squadrons also. When disposed of, her nose section was rescued and held by the Blythe Valley Aviation Collection at Walpole in Suffolk, then moved to the South Yorkshire Air Museum. She looked pretty tired there, and was stored out in the open. However with the SYAM's move to Doncaster and renaming as Aeroventure, she has joined many of the other exhibits under cover. In 2013 she was disposed of and moved to Matt's home in Upwood.

Information on this page current as of 30/12/2013

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