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Survivor XT863

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FG.1 XT863 - Cliftongrade Ltd. (gate guard), Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Phantom FG.1 XT863 at Cowes, 2002; Max Kingsley-Jones

Displayed as an advert at the Cliftongrade scrap yard are the mortal remains of poor old XT863. Originally entering service in 1969 with the FAA and 767 NAS, the aircraft moved to 892 NAS in 1972 finished her naval career in 1978. Transferred to the RAF and serving with 111 and 43 Squadron, this was the aircraft that sported full colour roundels and a red/white/blue rudder during the early 1980 - subject of many a model kit!

Information on this page current as of 2002, last updated by Damien

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