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Survivor 'XR991' (G-MOUR, really XS102)

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XR991 - Heritage Aircraft Ltd., North Weald, Essex

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Gnat T.1 XR991 at Kemble, 14th May 2009; author

First flown on 19th September 1964 and serving with 4 FTS between 1964 and 1978, XS102 was retired to instructional use as 8624M, initially at RAF Abingdon, then RAF Halton and finally RAF Cosford. Auctioned in 1990, she was acquired by Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour and after a year of work to restore her to full airworthiness was registered as G-MOUR and painted in the Yellowjacks scheme with the serial of XR991 (XS102 never flew with the team). After a decade of so of Dave's ownership, 'XR991' was sold to Delta Jets and operated by the Yellowjack Group. She was a regular airshow performer but appears to have been grounded since late 2008 by persistent maintenance problems. She has been recently sold and was transported (by road) to North Weald in August 2010, hopefully to be restored to airworthiness.

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