Linton GIN aircraft - XR670 / 54

Date of Delivery - 05 June 1963 ( 1st known "GIN" show 6 years later )
Struck of Charge - 39 July 1976 and transported to No.1 SoTT Halton for Ground Instruction as 8498M - ( Last known show 7 years earlier )
Stored Hermeskeil Museum, Germany

Information courtesy of

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates refer to XR670's service in the RAF.
Another ( very reliable ) source tells me that XR670 arrived at Linton in April 69 ( 1st GIN Show - 2 months later ) & left in May 1970

XR670 was actually used by 2 JP teams. The last photo, below, shows her at a Macaws display, wearing their colours.

Date Venue Pilot Notes
14 June 1969 Upper Heyford Dave Waddington -
28 June 1969 York Dave Waddington -
23 July 1969 Arbroath - Spotted
7 Sept 1969 Thruxton Dave Waddington -
19 Sept 1969 Gaydon Al Colesky -
20 Sept 1969 Benson Al Colesky -

This is me & my dad checking out his "office" in 1969.

Adrian Balch took a shot of XR670 at the Upper Heyford show

This great picture was taken by & © Philip Pain at the Upper Heyford show in June 1969. It shows ground crew member Bill Ellis enjoying the show.

This is a shot from an unknown date/location showing XR670 / 54 flying #3 in the Linton GIN team

& finally, this picture shows XR670 whilst she was a Macaws aircraft.

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