Linton GIN aircraft - XP679 / 36 - T4

Date of Delivery - 29 October 1962 ( 1st known show 7 years later )
Moved to Linton - January 1968 ( 1st known show 18 months later )
Sold as Scrap 17 August 1971 at No.27 MU Shawbury to Blackbushe Engineering, Ascot

Information courtesy of

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates refer to XP679's service in the RAF.
Another ( very reliable ) source tells me that XP679 arrived at Linton in Jan 68 ( 1st GIN Show - 18 months later ) & left in April 1970

Date Venue Pilot Notes
23 July 1969 Arbroath Al Colesky -
26 July 1969 Peterhead Al Colesky -
7 Sept 1969 Thruxton Joe Whitfield -
21 Sept 1969 Gaydon Dave Coldicutt Didn't fly the show, but DID do the mixed loop - see below

Here's XP679. NOTE, this photo was taken whilst XP679 was NOT based at Linton. ( Presumably after 1970 ) It has the wrong "Tail number" & no 1FTS markings.

Here's a shot from an unknown date/location showing XP679 /36 flying #4 in the Linton GIN team

XP679 /36 is one of the Jet Provosts shown below. Probably the one at the back.

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