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Hawker Hunter - Survivor WT651

F.1 WT651 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire

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Hunter F.1 WT651 at Newark Air Museum, 17th October 2021; Adam Poultney

First flown on 23rd September 1954, WT651 entered service with 222(F) Squadron at RAF Leuchars in October 1954 but I have no details of any further history - it's likely her service life was a short one however and she ended up as a gate guard at RAF Credenhill in Herefordshire.

She has spent some years now at the Newark Air Museum and has gone through a number of variations of her paint scheme before finally ending up in the correct 222(F) Squadron colours during 2005. Now that she's permanently indoors, the paintwork has lasted far longer, and still looks shiny today as the photo above shows.

Information on this page current as of 19/10/2021, last updated by Jake

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