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Survivor XX966 (8904M)

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GR.1 XX966 - Pembrey Ranges (target), Carmarthenshire

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Jaguar GR.1 XX966 at Cosford, 12th June 2005; Damien Burke

XX966 was first flown on 19th November 1975 and delivered to the RAF the next month, joining 17 Squadron at RAFG Brüggen, initially coded 966 and later BM. 17 Squadron re-equipped with the Tornado from January 1985, and XX969 was returned to the UK for storage at RAF Shawbury in December 1986.

She was soon transferred to No.1 SoTT at RAF Halton for ground instructional use, then onwards to No.2 SoTT at RAF Cosford. At some point she was repainted in the then-current grey scheme and coded JJ.

From 2006 onwards she was heavily spares recovered, and the gutted shell was transported by road to the Pembrey ranges in May 2009. She has been there ever since, gradually being shot to bits.

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