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C/n 828 - XR808
C/n 829 - XR809
C/n 830 - XR810
C/n 831 - XV101
C/n 832 - XV102
C/n 833 - XV103
C/n 834 - XV104
C/n 835 - XV105
C/n 836 - XV106
C/n 837 - XV107
C/n 838 - XV108
C/n 839 - XV109
C/n 851 - G-ASGA - ZD230
C/n 853 - G-ASGC
C/n 863 - G-ASGM - ZD241
C/n 881 - 5X-UVA
C/n 882 - 5H-MMT - ZA147
C/n 883 - 5Y-ADA - ZA148
C/n 884 - 5X-UVJ - ZA149
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C/n 832 - XV102

Timeline

Date  
5 May 1967 First flight.
25 May 1967 Handover to RAF 10 Squadron as XV102.
11 November 1968 Named 'Guy Gibson VC' in a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton.
July 1984 At RAF Wyton for avionics work.
8 October 1993 First flight after conversion to C1K tanker/transport.
8 October 1993 Delivery to 10 Squadron as C1K.
Early 00s Repainted into the new grey colourscheme.
14 October 2005 Transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, allocated letter 'T'.
September 2007 Special colours with 'Celebrating Oxfordshire' logo and text on fin.
12 December 2011 Aircraft withdrawn from service, flown to Bruntingthorpe on its final flight.
20 May 2012 Airframe scrapped at Bruntingthorpe.

 


Photo copyright BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

Photo copyright BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga via C. Knott

1. 9th August 1967, the still unnamed XV102 over the Scilly Isles.
2. Another air-to-air study of XV102 in the original colours of 10 Squadron.
3. In July 1980 the titles on the fuselage have been shortened and the black radome is gone.
4. By July 1990 XV102 has gained a refuelling probe and some additional antennas.


Photo Peter R. Foster

Photo Mark Little AutoAvia Photographic

Photo Crown Copyright via R. Lee

Photo Mark Little AutoAvia Photographic

1. A great photo showing XV102 in formation with Tristar ZD952.
2. In this photo from 2007 there is tape covering all the openings on the fin, perhaps in preparation for some paintwork.
3. From September 2007 XV102 carried special colours to celebrate a thousand years of Oxfordshire.
4. Coming in to land.


Photo Mark Little AutoAvia Photographic

Photo J. Huitema

Photo G. Spoors / GJD Services

Photo F. Wallace

1. Coming in to land.
2. In August 2010 XV102 was at Gilze Rijen airbase for the yearly RNethAF airshow.
3. XV102's last landing at Bruntingthorpe airfield.
4. May 2012 and the scrapper is getting ready to reduce XV102 to bits of metal.

 

Colourschemes

RAF White over grey scheme with large blue lightning flash down the fuselage. Initially "Royal Air Force Transport Command" titles and roundels on the fuselage, later this became "Royal Air Force Air Support Command" titles. Titles changed to just "Royal Air Force" in 1972.
RAF All over grey scheme with large lightning flash down the side of the fuselage. Toned down roundels and fin flashes, code letter 'T' on fin (since 2005).
RAF Same as above with 'Celebrating Oxfordshire' logo and text on fin.


 

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