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Old 29th Jan 2012, 17:54
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xtp
 
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The final Meteors in normal RAF service were, as far as I am aware, at the College of Air Warfare / School of Refresher Flying at Strubby. They were all ferried to Kemble to go out of service in April 1965 at the end of the second ad hoc AFS course whilst the Gnat was having teething troubles at Valley. I was one of the Meteor AFS students bumped off No 9 Gnat course and rode T7 WA593 in formation to Kemble on 2 April 1965 - others went there a little later. My last trip was in F8 WK655 three days later from Strubby.

Later I flew the RAE Meteor T7 XF274 a few times from Farnborugh in early 1974, but after I left it crashed during an asymmetric overshoot on 14 Feb 75.

Afternote:
Meteors continued to be used as target tugs in by the RAF UK and overseas for some years afterwards.

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