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C/n 831 - XV101

Timeline

Date  
11 January 1967 First flight.
31 January 1967 Official handover to RAF 10 Squadron as XV101.
18-21 March 1967 Operated Lyneham - Changi - Lyneham.
11 November 1968 Named 'Lanoe Hawker VC' in a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton.
11 June 1971 Took part in Biggin Hill airshow.
9 August 1984 Carried out the yearly 'Aries' polar flight, first time for a VC10.
28 February 1991 Ferried to Hurn for conversion.
11 June 1992 First flight after conversion to C1K tanker/transport. First C1 to be converted.
25 March 1993 Delivery to 10 Squadron as C1K.
September 1999 Repainted into the new grey colourscheme.
14 October 2005 Transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, allocated letter 'S'.
20 December 2011 Aircraft withdrawn from service, flown to Bruntingthorpe on its final flight, landing around 11:40.
16 May 2012 Airframe scrapped at Bruntingthorpe.

 


Photo copyright BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga

The Michael Harries Collection © The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Trust

1. First flight for XV101 from the short runway at the Brooklands factory, on 11 January 1967.
2. XV101 in front of the BEA hangar at London Heathrow with the nose of Vanguard G-APER sneaking into the picture.
3. Coming in to land at Luqa, Malta, past St. Andrew's church.
4. The 1971 airshow at Biggin Hill with XV101 doing the honours.


The Michael Harries Collection © The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Trust

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga via C. Knott

Photo Peter R. Foster

1. The 1971 airshow at Biggin Hill with XV101 doing the honours.
2. Another landing shot, showing the 10 Squadron colours.
3. By 1994 XV101 has been converted into a C1K tanker.
4. XV101 refuelling Tornado GR.1B ZA490 in November 1994.


Photo J. Thomas

Photo J. Thomas

Photo D. Ayton

Photo D. Ayton

1. XV101 on the detuners at St. Athan.
2. XV101 was here for a minor service in January 2011.
3. Later that year XV101 is away on detachment.
4. A great view down the tail of XV101 'S'.


Photo D. Ayton

Photo S. Taylor

Photo S. Taylor

Photo S. Taylor

1. XV101 landing after an operational sortie.
2-3. 20 December 2011, XV101 at RAF Brize Norton before its final flight to Bruntingthorpe.
4. Looking up at the tail.


Photo S. Taylor

Photo S. Taylor

Photo G. Spoors / GJD Services
 

1. Looking towards the flight deck at a mostly empty interior.
2. On the flight deck everything was obviously still there, apart from the yoke badges which were often removed as a souvenir or to be auctioned off for a good cause.
3. XV101's last landing at Bruntingthorpe airfield.

Colourschemes

RAF White over grey scheme with large blue lightning flash down the fuselage. Initially "Royal Air Force Transport Command" titles and roundels on the fuselage, later this became "Royal Air Force Air Support Command" titles. Titles changed to just "Royal Air Force" in 1972.
RAF All over grey scheme with large lightning flash down the side of the fuselage. Toned down roundels and fin flashes, code letter 'S' on fin (since 2005).


 

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