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FAW.9 XH767 - Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire

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Javelin FAW.9 XH767 at Yorkshire Air Museum, 26th October 2013; Francis Wallace

XH767 was built at Hucclecote and began its flying career with 25 Squadron at RAF Waterbeach in December 1959, but was transferred to 11 Squadron at RAF Geilenkirchen in Germany only days later. Moving on to 228 OCU at RAF Binbrook in May 1965, XH767 was retired in 1967 and issued to 187 ATC at Worcester that summer. After display at the Avon Aviation Museum at Monkton, she finally moved to Horsham St. Faith in 1992. 23 Squadron were based at RAF Horsham St. Faith (now Norwich Airport), and it was in their colours that XH767 was displayed at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum. XH767 had been looking rather decrepit for some time but in 1998 and 1999 she was repainted and looked much better for it. No engines are in the aircraft and the cockpits are rather sparse but apart from that she looks in good nick. And after all that effort, she moved to the Yorkshire Air Museum, where she is now on display. She did spend some time at RAF Leeming during 2007 being repainted but is now back at Elvington. As you can see in the photo above taken back in 2013, she looked rather unloved back then. She is now in need of some love and attention along with a nice repaint!

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