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Old 11th Oct 2018, 10:16
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Folland Gnat XR992

Can anyone confirm which unit(s) Gnat XR992 served with prior to service with the Yellowjacks and Red Arrows aerobatic teams?
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The Yellowjacks were from 4 FTS Valley; the Arrows from CFS Little Rissington.
There were several Gnats at Rissy in 1962 but I didn't record their airframe numbers.
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I'd suggest a request for the aircraft record card from the RAF Museum: usually arrives after a couple of days max.
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
The Yellowjacks were from 4 FTS Valley; the Arrows from CFS Little Rissington.
There were several Gnats at Rissy in 1962 but I didn't record their airframe numbers.
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Originally Posted by Quemerford View Post
I'd suggest a request for the aircraft record card from the RAF Museum: usually arrives after a couple of days max.
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The book 'Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100 to XZ999' published by Air Britain , 2001 , gives ;
Serial batch XR948 to XS111 , 41 aircraft to Contract KC/2B/031 and built by HSA , Hamble ;
XR992 ; allocated to 4FTS and CFS but no dates of service . Abandoned after fire warning and crashed at Latton , Glos. , 16 December 1969 .

Suggest you email the research department at the RAF Museum ; [email protected] .
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Originally Posted by David Thompson View Post
The book 'Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100 to XZ999' published by Air Britain , 2001 , gives ;
Serial batch XR948 to XS111 , 41 aircraft to Contract KC/2B/031 and built by HSA , Hamble ;
XR992 ; allocated to 4FTS and CFS but no dates of service . Abandoned after fire warning and crashed at Latton , Glos. , 16 December 1969 .

Suggest you email the research department at the RAF Museum ; [email protected] .
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