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GR.1 XW563
GR.1 XW563 at Norwich County Hall, 2014; author

The Jaguar's fairly gradual drawdown from RAF service found many airframes being put into storage or ground instructional use. Many of these remain as useful instructional tools at various RAF stations, notably Cosford. A number of airframes also evaded the usual disposal tenders and were bought en masse by an aircraft parts and scrap dealer in Suffolk who stored most of them pending onward sale. This means that the majority of surviving UK examples have - so far - escaped the scrapman's axe.

This list is a work in progress and will expand to include foreign air force's examples in due course.

Complete aircraft

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XW563SCounty Hall (displayed), Norwich, Norfolk07/12/2020
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XW566BFarnborough Air Sciences Trust, Farnborough, Hampshire17/01/2012
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX109 (8918M)GR.1City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Horsham St. Faith, Norwich19/01/2021
XX110 (8955M)GR.1RAF Cosford ('gate guardian', displayed), Shropshire09/12/2020
XX726 (8947M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire21/03/2020
XX727 (8951M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX730 (8952M)GR.1Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow, Poland
XX734GR.1Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire01/03/2021
XX739 (8902M)GR.1Delta Force Paintball (displayed), Hockley Heath, Solihull21/03/2020
XX740GR.1RAFO (stored), Thumrait, Oman
XX743 (8949M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX744GR.1Privately owned, Abridge
XX746 (8895M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire29/12/2020
XX747 (8903M)GR.1DCAE Cranwell, Lincolnshire
XX751 (8973M)GR.1Everett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
XX756 (8899M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX757 (8948M)GR.1Brazilian Air Force Museum, Campo dos Afonsos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
XX763 (9009M)GR.1Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Hurn, Dorset
XX764 (9010M)GR.1Privately owned, Woodmancote
XX818 (8945M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX819 (8923M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX821GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX824 (9019M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX825 (9020M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX956 (8950M)GR.1RAF North Front (scrapped), Gibraltar21/03/2020
XX958 (9022M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX959 (8953M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire07/12/2020
XX966 (8904M)GR.1Pembrey Ranges (target), Carmarthenshire21/12/2020
XX967 (9006M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire14/12/2020
XX968 (9007M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX969 (8897M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire21/12/2020
XX975 (8905M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire14/12/2020
XX976 (8906M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire10/06/2018
XZ368 (8900M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ370 (9004M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ371 (8907M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ374 (9005M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire06/12/2020
XZ382GR.1Privately owned, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire06/03/2021
XZ383 (8901M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire29/12/2020
XZ384 (8954M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ389 (8946M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ390 (9003M)GR.1DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX765GR.1 ACTRAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX741GR.1ABentwaters Cold War Museum (taxiable), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk21/03/2020
XX745GR.1A1350 Sqn ATC, Fareham, Hampshire
XX955GR.1AMuseum, Hermeskeil, Germany
XX965GR.1ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ119 (9266M)GR.1ANational Museum of Flight, East Fortune, East Lothian03/03/2021
XZ358GR.1ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ378GR.1APrivately owned, Topsham, Exeter08/12/2020
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX108GR.1BImperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire21/03/2020
XX962 (9257M)GR.1BPembrey Ranges (target), Carmarthenshire
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX138T.2RAFO (stored), Thumrait, Oman
XX837 (8978M)T.2DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire07/12/2020
ZB615T.2DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire08/12/2020
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX141 (9297M)T.2ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX144T.2AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Sproughton, Suffolk
XX145T.2ARAF Cosford, Shropshire25/01/2021
XX829T.2ANewark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground, Nottinghamshire31/03/2021
XX832T.2APrivately owned, USA
XX833T.2ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX836T.2AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Sproughton, Suffolk
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XZ361GR.3Eesti Lennundusmuuseum, Tartu, Estonia02/12/2020
XZ367 (composite with XX725)GR.3DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire06/12/2020
XZ391GR.3DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX112GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX116GR.3AJet Art Aviation, Selby, Yorkshire18/12/2020
XX117GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX119GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire06/12/2020
XX720GR.3AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Sproughton, Suffolk
XX723GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX724GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX725GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire09/01/2021
XX729GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX737GR.3AHoneywell Aerospace, Phoenix, USA
XX738GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire07/12/2020
XX748GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire19/12/2020
XX752GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX766 (9257M)GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX767GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire14/12/2020
XX970GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX974GR.3APrivately owned, Baarlo, Netherlands
XZ103GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ104GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire08/01/2021
XZ106GR.3ARAF Manston History Museum, Manston, Kent
XZ107GR.3AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
XZ109GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ112GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire27/01/2021
XZ113GR.3AMorayvia, Kinloss, Scotland03/03/2021
XZ114GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire09/01/2021
XZ115GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ117GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire19/12/2020
XZ118GR.3ASlimelight nightclub (on display), Islington, London
XZ355GR.3APrivately owned, Greece
XZ356GR.3ARoy Jerman, Welshpool, Powys, Wales08/12/2020
XZ357GR.3APrivately owned, Baarlo, Netherlands
XZ360GR.3AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
XZ364GR.3APrivately owned, Royal Tunbridge Wells area
XZ366GR.3AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
XZ369GR.3AEast Midlands Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire15/11/2020
XZ372GR.3AAberdeen Airport (Fire Section, training use), Dyce, Aberdeenshire
XZ377GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ385GR.3AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
XZ392GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ394GR.3ARAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre, Tattersett, Norfolk02/12/2020
XZ396GR.3APima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA
XZ398GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ399GR.3ADSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XZ400GR.3AEverett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX139T.4Everett Aero (stored, for sale), Sproughton, Suffolk
XX146T.4Everett Aero (stored, for sale), Sproughton, Suffolk
XX150T.4Everett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
XX835T.4DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX838T.4Everett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk
XX840T.4DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
XX841T.4Privately owned, Royal Tunbridge Wells area
XX845T.4RNAS Predannack (dumped), Cornwall
XX847T.4DSAE, RAF Cosford, Shropshire16/12/2020

Nose/cockpit/other sections

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XW560SBoscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire14/06/2020
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX722GR.1MoD St. Athan (nose), Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
XX736 (9110M)GR.1South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster, South Yorkshire09/12/2020
XX753 (9087M)GR.1Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire
XX761GR.1Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire14/06/2020
XX826 (9021M)GR.1Atlantic Airventure, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland03/12/2020
XX977GR.1Privately owned (nose), Boronia, Victoria, Australia
XX977GR.1Dick Everett (fuselage, stored, for sale), Sproughton, Suffolk
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX979GR.1ARAF Air Defence Radar Museum (nose), Neatishead, Norfolk
XZ375GR.1ACity of Norwich Aviation Museum, Horsham St. Faith, Norwich17/02/2021
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX140 (9008M)T.2Privately owned (nose), Selby, North Yorkshire
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX830T.2ACity of Norwich Aviation Museum (nose), Horsham St. Faith, Norwich
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XX842T.4Everett Aero (stored, for sale), Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk09/12/2020