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RAF Hunters in Germany
Airframe Number Sqn Letter Arrived Departed Destination
Vampire FB.5        
VV219   13Feb52. 19Nov53. 14 Sqn.
VV486 A-L 21May52. 31Aug53. 2TAF CS.
VV639 A-L 28Aug53. 21Jun55. 19Nov53-1Dec53 98Sqn.  2TAF CS.
VX474 A-K 13May53. 31Jul53. Flying Accident Cat4 Radio failure; pilot became lost, ran out of fuel and belly landed in field, 4m S of Lubeck. Plt Off F A Butcher. ReCat5S 5Aug53.
VZ317 A-T Mon 21Sep53. Thu 19Nov53.
98 Sqn.
WA117 A-N 5Jun52. 6May54. Flying Accident. Cat4R Force-landed in field after fire-warning light came on, Meggebostel. Fg Off B L Rogers. Issued UK/Brooklands for repair 7Jul54.
WA185   11Mar53. 26Oct53. 93 Sqn.
WA234 A-D Tue 29May51. Wed 28Jul54. 10MU Hullavington. [Click to see].
WA293 A-C 21Apr51. 19Aug53. 14Sqn.
WA306 A-B 8Aug51. 11Jun54.
10MU Hullavington.
WA335   4Jun52. 13Aug53. 130Sqn.
WA340 WAS 21Apr51. 8Aug51. Wg Ldr Fassberg. WAS for Wg Cdr W A Smith.
WA341 A-R 21Apr51. 28Oct53. 4Sqn. H recoded?
WA348   18May53. 14Sep53. 93Sqn.
WA357   21May51. 6Feb52. Cat 3R.   93Sqn.
WA374   23May52. 19Nov53. Rocket ricochet damage to wing at Fassberg Range 7Sep53. [Click to see.]. To 14Sqn.
WA380 A-F 8Jun51. 21Dec53. Stalled and spun into ground during practice cine attack, 1/2m E Soltau, W Germany, killing Plt Off J J Smith.
WA382 A-J, A-A 19May52. 30Oct52. Flying Accident Cat3R Bird-strike damaging port mainplane, Thornaby. Flt Lt A D Yeardley. Repaired on site and transferred to 266 Sqn, 30Oct52.
WA390 A-G 8Jun51. 31Dec52. Engine failure; force-landed in field 2m N of Steinhuder Meer, W Germany. Fg Off D B Durrant.
WA392 A-Y Wed 21May52. Fri 11Jun54.
10MU Hullavington.
WA396 A-A/EMD 11Aug51. 2Apr52. Wg Ldr Fassberg EMD for Gp Capt E M Donaldson; 20May53-17Aug55, 5MU, Kemble.
WA443 A-G 7Jun52. 19Nov53. 98Sqn.
WG832   28Aug53. 19Nov53. 98Sqn.
WG847   9May52. 19Nov53. 14Sqn.
Vampire T.11        
WZ513   About 52-54. About 52-54.  
WZ517 Z Thu 29Oct53. Mon 18Feb57.
Issued UK/Marshall's for modifications.
XD622   17Sep56. 24Sep57. 10MU Hullavington.
XH361   10Aug56. 4Sep56. 93Sqn.
Venom FB.1       Click for Type Description
WE273 A-Z 13Aug53. 6Jan54. 22MU Silloth.
WE281 A-D 2Oct53. 23Mar54. Flew into ground during practice attack on Army convoy, 2m SW Dollerup, W Germany. Pilot, Plt Off Ted Stratton, killed.
WE290 A-M 17Mar55. 17Jun55. 266Sqn.
WE376 A-E 2Oct53. 11Jul55. 29MU High Ercall.
WE384 A-B 8Sep53. 7Jul53. 29MU High Ercall.
WE387 A-C 2Oct53. 11Jul53. 27MU Shawbury.
WE388 A-M Wed 7Oct53. Wed 23Mar55.
145Sqn.   [Click to see] [Click to see].
WE400 A-F Fri 2Oct53. Thu 7Jul55.
29MU High Ercall. Mike Wraight's a/c. [Click top see]
WE401 A-S 31Dec53. 14Jan54. 16Sqn as L-A.
WE403 A-A 2Oct53. 16May55. 27MU Shawbury.
WE407 A-S 15Jan54. 7Jul55. 48MU Hawarden.
WE408 A-N 29Oct53. 9May55. 29MU High Ercall.
WE409 A-P 29Oct53. 10Aug54. Cat4R.
WE411 A-Q 29Oct53. 16Jun55.
29MU High Ercall.
WE413 A-R 27Oct53. 3Jun55. 29MU High Ercall. [Click to see].
WE415 A-Y 27Oct53. 7Sep54.
WE436 A-G 6Jan54. 3Jun55. 29MU High Ercall.
WE445 A-T 29Dec53. 13Jul55.
WE446 A-H 19Jan54. 18Oct54. Engine lost power; force landed on approach, Ahlhorn.
WK397 A-T 6Jan54. 16Jan54. 14Sqn.
WK486 A-D Fri 11Jun54. Thu 28Apr55.
WR281 A-Y 1Oct54. 13Jun55. 48MU.
WR312 A-P 3Sep54. 28Apr55. 22MU Silloth.
Hunter F.4s        
WT719 F Fri 20May55 Tue 23Aug55 Ff 27Jan55 High Merewether, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670686, Delivered 17Mar55, 5MU Kemble, 43Sqn, 92Sqn, 118Sqn L 20Mar55, declared Cat3R/4R canopy failure 23Aug55, GIA 1958 7596M.
WT737 N Thu 28Apr55 Mon 17Jun57
Ff 21Mar55 High Merewether, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670694, Delivered 29Mar55, 5MU Kemble, 118Sqn N 28Apr55, to 222Sqn 17Jun57, to 229OCU B 29Jul57, scrapped Coleys Nov62. 543.50 Hrs.
WT738 P Fri 6May55 Thu 20Oct55
Ff 17Feb55 Hugh Merewether, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670695, Delivered 25Mar55, 5MU Kemble, 118Sqn P 6May55, declared Cat5 after colliding with WT757, near Bremen while carrying out High Altitude cine exercise; pilot, Fg. Off. B. L. Rogers, ejected but was killed.
WT741 Q Sat 30Apr55 Mon 19Aug57
Ff 1Mar55 by J A Sowrey, Cen. Fuse. C/N 41H-670698, delivered 28Mar55 to 5MU Kemble, to 118Sqn Q 30Apr55, to 5MU Kemble 26Sep57, converted to GA.11, delivered Nov62, 457.55 hrs, converted to Singapore T75A (544), delivered Oct73, Nose section to Bomber Aviation Museum, Hemswell, then to Naylan Moore at Aeroventure, Doncaster, to be restored as GA11.
WT743 R Wed 27Apr55 Fri 15Mar57 Ff 28Feb55 Duncan Simpson, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670700, Delivered 29Mar55, 5MU Kemble, 118Sqn R 27Apr55, declared Cat4 at 71MU Bicester when damaged due to acid from burst battery 9Aug57, SOC and broken up for scrap at Coley's 1Jan59.
WT748 S Wed 27Apr55 Mon 19Aug57 Ff 3Mar55 by Frank Bullen, Cen. Fuse. C/N 41H-670705, to 118Sqn S Fassberg, 27Apr55, to 5MU Kemble 17Sep57, Broken up, HAL, 1962, 709.25 hrs.
WT751 T Wed 29Apr55 10Aug57
ff 9Mar55 Duncan Simpson, Cen. Fuse. C/N 41H-670708. Del. 28Mar55, 5MU Kemble, 247 Sqn, 118Sqn T 27Apr55, to 5MU Kemble 24Aug57, A&AEE, 62 for jettison trials with 230-gall drop tanks(empty), 5MU Kemble.
WT752 D Thu 12May55 Mon 19Aug57 ff 3Mar55 Duncan Simpson, Cen. Fuse. C/N 41H-670709. Del. 1Apr55, 247Sqn, to 118Sqn D 12May55, to 5MU Kemble 17Sep57, Broken up, HAL, Nov64, 592.10 hrs.
WT753 E Thu 12May55 Mon 19Aug57
Ff Duncan Simpson 10Mar55 CEN fuse C/N 41H670710. Del 1Apr55. 118Sqn E, 12May55, to 5MU Kemble 19Aug57, to 247Sqn 12Sep57, Broken up HAL 62, 415.30 Hrs.
WT754 Y Thu 28Apr55 Mon 19Aug57 Ff Duncan Simpson 10Mar55 CEN fuse C/N 41H670711. Del 29Mar55, to 5MU Kemble, to 118Sqn Y, 28Apr55, to Benson 19Aug57, caught fire on start-up and was destroyed on 167Sqn, pilot uninjured, W/O 5Sep57.
WT757 G Wed 20May55 Thu 20Oct55 Ff J A Sowrey 15Mar55, CEN fuse C/N 41H6714, delivered 01Apr55 118Sqn. (C), Jever, 20Apr55, declared Cat5 write off.  Mid-air collision near Hamburg with WT738. Fg.Off. John McClennen was killed, W/O 20Oct55.
WT760 C Tue 10May55 Tue 2Apr57
Ff 17Mar55 by Frank Bullen, Cen. fuse. C/N 41H-670717 Delivered 14Apr55 5MU Kemble, 118Sqn C 10May55, 229OCU 23Apr57, Broken up HAL Nov64, total 697.45 hrs.
WV263   Fri 15Mar57 Mon 19Aug57 Ff N J Carver 29Apr55, CEN fuse C/N 41H670769. Del 1Jun55, to 4Sqn , to 118Sqn 15Mar57, to 5MU Kemble 17Sep57, scrapped Jun61.
WV274   Thu 14Mar57 Tue 16Jul57 Ff 12May55 Frank Bullen, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670780, Delivered 20Jun55, 4Sqn, 118Sqn 15Mar57, declared Cat4 when badly damaged after fire during forced landing after engine failure in heavy rainstorm during an attempted overshoot, 16Jul57 to HAL 18Sep57 but repairs never completed and found to be uneconomical by 47MU 21Nov57, SOC 9Jun58.
WV364   Wed 18Jan56 Tue 28Feb56 Ff 17Jun55 David Lockspeiser, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670810, Delivered 30Jun55, 26Sqn, 16Sep55 98Sqn, 14Nov55118Sqn, 18Jan56 93Sqn S, 28Feb56 98Sqn 12Apr57 GIA 7674M Halton, flown back to HAL Mar71 as G-9-347, converted to Singapore 74B 530 delivered 17Jan73.
WV368 F Thu 20Oct55 Wed 18Jan56 Ff Frank Bullen 24Jun55, CEN fuse C/N 41H670814. Del 12Jul55, to 98Sqn 7Sep55, to 4Sqn 4Oct55, to 118Sqn F 20Oct55, to 93Sqn 18Jan56, to 118Sqn F 22May56, to 5MU Kemble 21Aug57, scrapped Jun61.
WV368 F Tue 22May56 Fri 18Aug57 Ff 24Jun55 Frank Bullen, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670814, Delivered 12Jul55, 98Sqn, 7Sep57 4Sqn, 118Sqn F 20Oct55, 93Sqn, 18Jan56 118Sqn F, 22May56 5MU Kemble, 21Aug57, scrapped Jun61.
WV373 F? Tue 4Oct55 Thu 8Dec55 Ff 29Jun55 High Merewether, CEN fuse. C/N 41H/670819, Delivered 14Jul55, 98Sqn, 118Sqn, after 3 G.C.A.'s'in manual at Ahlhorn, pilot Fg.Off. Yeomans reverted to power controls and received a false anchorage of ailerons, free movement was possible in one direction only and led to the loss of control, the pilot jettisoned the canopy but failed to eject and was killed, W/O 8Dec55.
WW653   Mon 3Oct55 Tue 4Oct55
Ff 30Mar55, Delivered 1Apr55, 33MU, 98Sqn,4Oct55 5MU Kemble, 21Apr55 118Sqn, 3Oct55 98Sqn, 4Oct55 5MU Kemble, 8Apr57, 12Nov62 GIA 7784M Halton, re-purchased by HAL Jan72 as G-9-398, converted to Chilean FGA71 J-737, delivered 11Jan74, Chile.
WW657 G originally A Thu 28Apr55 Mon 14Jan57
Delivered 30Mar55 to 5MU Kemble, 118Sqn A then G, 28Apr55 Cat4 port u/c collapsed on landing at Jever, to 71MU, 14Jan57 stored by 47MU Hawarden Jan58, scrapped 1Jan59 at Hawarden.
WW660 B Wed 27Apr55 Fri 29Mar57
Delivered 6Apr55 to 33MU, 118Sqn B 27Apr55, 1Jul57 to 229OCU, 1Jul57 W/O, 6Nov57 reduced to spares, May61 sold as scrap 1Oct58 at 5MU Kemble to RJ Gaby.
XE665 A Tue 17Apr56 Wed 13Jun56
CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003008, Delivered 5MU Kemble 24May55, 118Sqn as A held in Station Flt 17Apr56.   Marked with OC122Wg pennant and the badges of the 4 Hunter Sqns at Jever at that time 4Sqn, 93Sqn, 98Sqn and 118Sqn as OC Flying's personal Hunter. 17Apr56 sustained Cat4 damage, Uncommanded u/c lowering at high speed resulting in a port u/c up landing.   Blocked runway landing on crash strip with unlocked undercarriage. [Click to see F540 report.].   13Jun56 returned to HAL, 1957, Converted to Hunter T8, delivered to 764 Sqn FAA Lossiemouth on 20Apr59, 1965 to Stn Flt Yeovilton for Flag Officer Flying Training (FOFT), painted by HAL at Dunsfold in blue and white colour scheme with an Admiral's Flag on the nose, and this aircraft became the second of three 'Admiral's Barges', succeeding XL580 in the role, and later succeeded by the third, XL584, to 759Sqn Brawdy Naval Advanced Flying Training School as 802/BY until 1969, placed in store, transferred to FRADU 1974/5 and repainted in day-glo colours as 878/VL, WFU 1978, placed in store at 5MU Kemble, May80 transferred to RAF with 237OCU for RAF Buccaneer crews to keep their flying hours updated when the entire Buccaneer fleet was grounded during this time, returned to the FRADU late 1983, as 876/VL until 1994 when she was retired and flown to Shawbury for storage prior to disposal, Jul95 the aircraft was sold at auction to Barry Pearson and flown to the Classic Jet Aircraft Company's facilities at Exeter Feb1996, placed on the civil register as G-BWGM, operated on the European Airshow circuit between 1996 and 1998, put in open store at Exeter Nov98, Hunter Flying Club, Exeter Airfield.
XE677   Mon 17 Oct 1955 Tue 17 Jan 1956 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003020, Delivered 29Jul55 Lyneham, to 4Sqn M 2Sep55, 118Sqn 17Oct55, 93Sqn Q 17Jan56, was one of three Mk.4s with wing leading edge extensions, 229OCU 29Mar57, returned to Dunsfold 4Jan61 as Surplus to Requirements, refurbished by HAL Nov61, and presented to Loughborough College, 752.40 hrs, restored to airworthy condition 21Jan94 and operated by Jet Heritage Charitable Foundation at Bournmouth, registered as G-HHUN.
XE682 Z Wed 7Mar56 19Aug57
CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003025, Delivered 5Jul55 to 33MU, To 118Sqn Z Jever, Germany 7Mar56, 5MU Kemble 22Oct57, converted to GA Mk.11, delivered 1Jul63 to 738 Sqn FAA Lossiemouth, then to Brawdy 1964 as 786/BY, one of 4 Rough Diamonds display team during 1967 season, Sep69 to FRU Hurn as 835, 1972 to Yeovilton with FRADU as 835/VL, displays with Blue Herons 1975-80, bird strike 19Aug82 nosewheel would not come down and damaged on landing, repaired and in service to 1985, Withdrawn From Use, stored at Shawbury 22Nov85 front fuselage and wings to Culdrose for spares, remains to Culdrose fire dump by 28Nov86, destroyed by Dec91.
XE684   Mon 3Oct55 Tue 20Dec55 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003027, Delivered 20Jul55 to 33MU, 29Aug55 4Sqn, 3Oct55118Sqn, 20Dec5593Sqn 18Jan56 229OCU, 22Mar57 111Sqn, May61 reduced to spares.
XE687 F Mon 28Nov55 Tue 22May56 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003030, Delivered 2Jul55, 5MU Kemble, 118Sqn F 28Nov55, 93Sqn C 22May56, 98Sqn G 22Mar57, 5MU Kemble 25Jul57, scrapped Nov62.
XE703 B Tue 9Apr57 Mon 19Aug57 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003034, Delivered 10Aug55, 5MU Kemble, 4Sqn J 2Sep55, 93Sqn P 3Feb56, 118Sqn B 9Apr57, to 5MU Kemble 19Aug57, SOC Nov62, Scrapped Dunsfold.
XE707 P? Wed 16Nov55 19Apr56 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/004048, Delivered 1Sep55, 5MU Kemble, 16Nov55 118Sqn, 6Nov55 sustained Cat 3 damage, 93Sqn T 20Jan56, 98Sqn 19Apr56, 22Mar57 to 5MU Kemble 18Jul57 for storage, converted to GA11 to 738Sqn FAA Lossiemouth, Aug64 764Sqn, Nov64 to FRU as 833 at Bournmouth and later 13Oct72 to Yeovilton , to 5MU Kemble early 1973 for storage, to FRADU 865/VL 1981, SOC 1994, rear fuselage moved to XE673 Dec94, P.Povey, Exeter, Jan95 sold to George Lazik, Santa Monica, California, N707XE, sold to Global Aviation 1998 and overhauled by D. Ridsdale, California, Jun99 Aero Group, Hangar 4, Tulsa Oklahoma, , European Warbirds Org., Chino, California N707XE, registered to Allied Aircraft Holdings Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, registration certificate issued 10Feb00, sold to Chris Perkins of the Hunter Flying Club Jan04, and transported to Exeter where it is held in storage, UK registration as G-BVYH, put up for sale on E-bay 19Sep06 with a price of #15,000, sold to a buyer in the USA.
XF315 A Wed 7Mar56 Tue 17Apr56 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003076, Delivered 27Jan56, 5MU Kemble, 93Sqn, 118Sqn A 7Mar56 Jever Stn Flt for Wing Leader 17Apr56, 5MU Kemble 23Aug57, 43Sqn.
XF368 N Tue 5Mar57. Fri 15Mar57 to 3 Sqn. ff 29Feb56, C/N HABL003097, delivered 7Mar56, 33MU, 5MU 6Jun57, 71Sqn, 4Sqn C 27Apr56, 3Sqn C, 15Mar57 118Sqn N, 229O.C.U. Chivenor, purchased by HSA 1960 for possible resale, converted to GA11 1962, 764Sqn FAA Lossiemouth first as 695 later 693 until Sqn disbanded in 1972, to Yeovilton with ADTU 733/VL, to FRADU 1973 as 863/VL until 1995 when Withdrawn From Use, One of the 4 ship farewell to FRADU Hunter flypast, then to Shawbury for storage and eventual disposal, Last flown 25Apr95 with 8,439.00 hrs, Auctioned 29Nov00 by Phillips, London for #10,200 sold to South African Mike Beachy Head, moved to Exeter 12Feb01 in preparation for export by Hunter Flying Club as G-BZRH, left Exeter 17Jun01 flown by AVM 'Boz' Robinson to Cape Town via Genoa, Brindisi, Iraklion, Luxor, Asmara, Djibouti, Nairobi, Malawi, Maputo, Bloemfontein, now based with Thunder City fleet.
XF370 C Thu 14Mar57 Mon 26Aug57 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003099, Delivered 15Mar56, 33MU, 4Sqn Z 27Apr56, 118Sqn C 14Mar57, to A.P.S. Sylt Stn Flt 26Aug57, 19MU St Athan 22Jun59, RAF Staff College Strubby. GIA, 7772M, purchased by HSA Apr70 as G-9-387, converted to Swiss 58A J-4136, delivered 30Apr74.
XF977 A Mon 23Jul56 Mon 14Oct57 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003132, Delivered 17May56, 33MU, 118Sqn A 23Jul56, to APS Sylt Stn. Flt. 14Oct57, to 19MU St Athan 22Jun59, returned to HSA 1962 , converted to GA11, to Lossiemouth 738Sqn 2Oct62, , to 764Sqn Lossiemouth 691/LM. sent mid 1960s to Short Bros, Belfast for installation of 3 F95 recce cameras, redesignated PR.11, returned to Lossiemouth as 696/LM, 1971 to ADTU at Yeovilton as 735/VL, 1973 to FRADU as 865/VL, Sep75, lead aircraft in Blue Herons first air display at Yeovilton Air Day, remained with team until 1980, crashed into the English Channel 12 miles SW of Start Point after an engine failure, John Stewart Smith, an Airwork pilot, ejected successfully, recovered by SAR helicopter, W/O 17Mar81.
XF987   Mon 1Apr57 Mon 19Aug57 CEN fuse. C/N HABL/003142, Delivered 6Jun56, 33MU, 93Sqn O 23Jul56, 118Sqn 1Apr57, to 229O.C.U. 20Sep57, to No. 3 CAACU, converted to Jordanian FGA73A 842 16Jul71, given to Sultan of Oman Air Force in 1976 as 842, returned by RAFO to RJAF 1994, Preserved at King Hussein College, Mafraq AB, Jordan.
Meteor T.7        
WF779   About 52-54. About 52-54.
At Fassberg.
WF813   About 52-54. About 52-54.  
WF836 A-X Fri 8Jun51. Mon 26Apr54.
To 4 Sqn. [Click to see]. [Click to see].
WF962   About 52-54. About 52-54.  
WH181 X Mon 13Sep54. Tue 17May55. To 79 Sqn as T-L.