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GR.3A XZ112 - DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire

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Jaguar GR.3A XZ112 at Cosford, 12th June 2007; Damien Burke

First flown on 23rd March 1976 and delivered to the RAF the month after. XZ112 served with II(AC) Squadron at RAFG Laarbruch initially (coded 32) but when the squadron re-equipped with the Tornado in 1984, she moved to 54 Squadron at RAF Coltishall (coded GA) and served with them for the remainder of the flying career.

XZ112 managed to get selected for no fewer than three special paint schemes during her time with 54 - a blue tail with large squadron badge and decorated drop tanks during 1991 for the squadron's 75th anniversary, a yellow tail with large lion for the last year of 54 Squadron operations in 2004/5 and finally a black tail to mark the 65th anniversary of RAF Coltishall, also in 2005.

She was retired to storage at RAF Shawbury in April 2006, and then transported to Cosford for ground instructional use in April 2007, and has remained there ever since.

Information on this page current as of 27/01/2021

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