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S.2B XX892 - (For Sale) Blue Sky Experiences, Perth, Scotland

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Buccaneer S.2B XX892 at Perth, 7th July 2021; Ben Sadler

XX892 was delivered to the RAF on 14th August 1975. She entered service with 237 OCU at RAF Honington, coded FC, and stayed with them until the mid 1980s when she transferred to 208 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth, coded 892.

In late 1990 she was given an overall desert sand paint scheme and flown to Saudi Arabia to take part in Operation Granby, the liberation of Kuwait. She was coded I and given the name 'Glen Lossie', and ended up wearing 8 mission symbols.

Retired in 1994 and scrapped at Lossiemouth, the nose was originally bought from the scrapyard with the intention of making it the focal point of a new Garden Centre. However the plan fell through and the nose section moved to a paintball site in Perth. Thankfully she's not become a target and is to be found with the 'Puzzle Zone' on the site, but she's still a bit of a sorry sight.

Today, the cockpit can be seen with no canopy, most panels removed, and several other components. It wouldn't hurt to give the cockpit a wash once in a while either.

Information on this page current as of 07/07/2021, last updated by Jake

Find other photos of XX892 on the following sites:

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