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S.2B XV352 - RAF Manston History Museum, London - Manston Airport, Kent

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Buccaneer S.2B XV352 at RAF Manston History Museum, 21st October 2017; Richard E Flagg

XV352 served with the MoD(PE), 208 Squadron and 237 OCU, and was one of the Buccaneers that was involved in the Gulf War (named 'Tamdhu'). Her last flight was into RAF St. Athan for BDR duties in 1994.

It was scrapped in 1998, with the nose section kept to one side for possible preservation. It then appeared at Manston where she is now safely undercover and was part of an exhibition on the history of the famed foam runway facilities that used to be present at RAF Manston (note the fake foam on the floor beside her in one of the above photos!). XV352 remains only one of two Buccaneers still persevered in the overall grey colours with the other Buccaneer being XX885 at Hawker Hunter Aviation.

Information on this page current as of 14/06/2021, last updated by Jake

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