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SEPECAT Jaguar - Survivor XX845

T.4 XX845 - RNAS Predannack (dumped), Cornwall

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Jaguar T.4 XX845 at Predannack, 18th September 2012; Chris England

XX845 was built as a T.2 and first flown on 12th August 1975. Originally slated to enter service with 20 Squadron at RAF Bruggen, with 20 Squadron's formation delayed, she instead joined 17 Squadron, coded BY and served with them until the early 1980s, when she moved on to 226 OCU at RAF Lossiemouth, coded AZ.

By 1988 she had joined 41 Squadron at RAF Coltishall, coded V and later A. Her final squadron, from 1998 onwards, was 6 Squadron, with whom she was coded ET, being converted to a T.4 and gaining an overall grey scheme in the early 2000s. Her final flight was from Coltishall to St. Athan in June 2005, for spares recovery, after which she was roaded to Cosford for instructional use.

By October 2009 she had been moved to RNAS Predannack, and placed in a nose-down position for crash rescue training. The airframe is now in a relatively poor state with many parts having been removed over the years to help out other Jaguars in preservation.

Information on this page current as of 09/06/2021, last updated by Damien

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