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T.2A XX145 - RAF Cosford, Shropshire

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Jaguar T.2A XX145 at Bruntingthorpe, 23rd December 2017; Jake Wallace

Jaguar XX145 retired to RAF Hatfield Woodhouse in 2006, she later moved to RAF Cranwell and then moved again to RAF Boscombe Down before being delivered to Bruntingthorpe in April 2012. Once at Bruntingthorpe, she was assessed with a view to being completely restored. She went on display at the Cold War Jets museum for just over a year before being placed under cover in one of the temporary hangars ready for restoration. Unfortunately due to ownership issues, plans to restore XX145 were soon abandoned leaving her unloved and untouched for the rest of her time spent at Bruntingthorpe.

In 2020, Cox Automotive signed a lease agreement with the airfield owners thus leaving an uncertainty over the future of all airframes including XX145. As there was some confusion over who owned XX145, the School Of Technical Training (SOTT) based at RAF Cosford retrieved her from Bruntingthorpe and moved her to RAF Cosford by road.

It is unclear just what the future holds for XX145, but being a Jaguar it has ended up in possibly the best place for its restoration to finally begin again.
The photo above shows it in one of the temporary hangars back in 2017 at Bruntingthorpe. The aircraft remained like this for several years.

Information on this page current as of 14/06/2021, last updated by Jake

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