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Survivor WT569

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F.1 WT569 - 2117 Squadron ATC, Kenfig Hill, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

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Hunter F.1 WT569 at Kenfig Hill, 11th October 2008; Dean Smith

WT569 was one of the first production batch of Hunter F.1s and spent some time doing development work as a result, notably aileron trials and tropical trials in Sudan. She did not have a long flying career and has spent most of her service life as a ground instructional airframe, ending up as the gate guard at 2117 Squadron Air Training Corps. Sadly it would appear she is not being looked after there, and an overall coat of grey applied in the early 2000s which I had hoped was the beginning of a repaint turns out to be about the last bit of TLC she's had. She is now extremely mucky, covered in moss and algae and looking very much worse for wear.

Information on this page current as of 12/10/2008, last updated by Damien

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