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FAW.4 XA634 - Jet Age Museum, Meteor Business Park, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Javelin FAW.4 XA634 at RAF Leeming, 29th March 2008; Richard E Flagg

XA634 was used at one point to test an abortive refuelling probe installation on the port wing, but went on to serve at Leeming with 228 OCU, in whose colours she was displayed on the gate at the station for many years. She had begun to look pretty scrappy but a repaint in 2001 improved matters. The canopy however had become so clouded that they painted it black. After years of will-she won't-she rumours of moving to various museums she has been acquired by the Jet Age Museum and as of late March 2015 had moved to Staverton, albeit just to external storage away from their main site.

In October 2021 she was moved to the museum's site to begin an investigation into her restoration requirements. Let's hope she is returned to her former glory in due course!

Information on this page current as of 15/10/2021, last updated by Damien

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